Health Care Without Drugs

I had acupuncture a few times.  When I was still teaching, I saw a chiropractor once a week during the school year. Both of these techniques worked for me without the need to take dangerous drugs. Have you ever read the warnings on prescribed drugs? Those descriptions are scary and have stopped me from taking what the American doctor prescribed more than once.

acupuncture treatment

The history of acupuncture goes back over 8,000 years. One would think if it didn’t work, this medical practice would have ended long ago. Even stingy American health insurance companies pay for acupuncture treatments. Here’s a list. (

The warnings on muscle relaxants scared me enough to try a chiropractor. I’m glad I did. The history of Chiropractic Care has been traced back to China (2700 BC) and Greece (1500 BC). The dates show that this practice started in China. My health insurance paid for Chiropractic and many other plans do too.

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Lloyd Lofthouse is the award-winning author of the concubine saga, My Splendid Concubine & Our Hart. When you love a Chinese woman, you marry her family and culture too.

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2 Responses to Health Care Without Drugs

  1. When you said, “One thing I don’t get though is how everything is related together.”

    Are you talking about acupuncture, diet, Tai Chi, herbs, and Chiropractic? The Chinese mindset to prevent disease or illness combines all of these elements and more. Zen and the Taoist element works on the mind. There is no one-way to stay healthy. Each element contributes toward the longevity and well-being of the person–that is if they live the correct lifestyle. Many people don’t. One of China’s last emperors — about third or fourth from the last was a vegetarian. He lived long and sired more than fifty children. Of course, he was so into art and peace that he let the defense go, which led to the Opium Wars and China’s defeat in both of them.

  2. You are welcome. Thank you for visiting my blog. Another way to deal with back pain is through exercise. If high impact exercise or weight lifting is too painful or difficult, you may want to try Tai Chi.

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