Updated: Apr 22
Painkiller addiction is real, and in a sorry state throughout the country. Think you or your loved ones are safe from pain pill dependence? Think again. A Recent glowing report suggests that almost 2 million Americans abuse prescription pain medication each year.
As if that isn't bad enough, prescription drugs are the primary culprit in most cases of drug overdosing. Over 165,000 drug overdose-related deaths with prescription opioids were reported in the US since 1999. Sadly, pain pill addiction leads to other forms of drug abuse. Teens who abuse painkillers are five times likely to use marijuana, twice more likely to abuse alcohol, and 12 times likely to use high-octane street drugs like Cocaine or Heroin.
As you might expect, many painkiller addicts are looking for natural ways to kick the habit. Some have tried rehab to no avail. Use of pain medication treatments like Oxycodone (OxyCotin®), and Hydrocodone (Vicodin®) is commonplace, but as soon as the drug wears off, the pundits fall prey to pill popping. However, did you know that there are more effective natural ways to keep reliance on pain pills at bay?
There is something magical about natural remedies and regiments - they are safe, reliable, and poised to work like a charm. Herein, I will walk you through three top natural ways to kick over-reliance on prescription painkillers. Read on; you will be glad you did.
Way #1: Exercise
Regular exercise is truly magical. For starters, you don't need much and costs you practically nothing in most cases. The thing is: we have treated pain the wrong way for long. Being pain-free is a state of mind; it's not how we look or how we feel. It's the optimum function of the body, and the brain controls every function in the body through the nervous system.
Needless to say, you need a program of regular exercise for the body to attain optimum function. From a scientific perspective, a little workout allows the body to release more happy-making hormones called Serotonin, an ingenious endorphin. Much akin to listening to good music, exercise delivers a jab of feel-good dopamine. With your body pumped, pain is bound to vanish.
Way #2: Decrease Stress
Most painkiller addicts are susceptible to bouts of stress or depression. However, keeping stress at bay is a sure recipe for recovery. Exercise, meditation, yoga, and aromatherapy are but a few natural remedies for stress.
Way #3: Chiropractic
If you are in pain, chiropractic may just be the magical wand you have always desired. It has been tested and proven to work. Studies have shown that chiropractic is effective for most lower back pain cases. For those suffering from migraines and severe headache, chiropractic is truly a slice of heaven.
Kicking painkiller addiction shouldn’t be complicated. These natural ways offer safer, more reliable, and cost-effective approach to eliminating this vice.
Dr. Kim "Doc Kim" Khauv, your Metro Manila chiropractor, has helped many people live healthier and happier lives.
With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Kim B. Khauv, DC (Doc Kim) is the only American chiropractor in the Philippines that has worked for the United States Navy as a chiropractor (taking care of active duty military service members and wounded warriors) and holds a Master's Degree in Public Health with emphasis on health promotion and prevention from The Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles.
He is also an award-winning chiropractor currently licensed in the State of California, as well as National Board Certified Doctor of Chiropractic in the United States of America. He is a "Registered Chiropractor" with the Philippines Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care (PITAHC). He has earned a Bachelor’s Degree from California State University in Fullerton (CSUF), a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the Fielding School of Public Health at University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA), and Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life Chiropractic College West (LCCW).
Previously, Doc Kim was 1 out of 24 United States Navy chiropractors in the world, proudly provided chiropractic care to active duty military members at Naval Medical Center San Diego and had a private practice in San Diego, California. Doc Kim currently holds an Adjunct Faculty position as Assistant Professor at Life Chiropractic College West teaching Public Health course to senior chiropractic students. He is an approved instructor by the Board of Chiropractic Examiners of California to teach both online and live Continuing Education courses to chiropractors in Metro Manila, Philippines in the subjects of Chiropractic Adjustive Technique, Law & Ethics, and chiropractic Public Health.
Doc Kim was an elected Section Councilor of the Chiropractic Health Care section (CHC) of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and served as Membership Chair. His chiropractic research has been accepted and presented nationally and internationally at APHA, Association of Chiropractic College’s annual Research Agenda Conference (ACC-RAC), International Society of Quality of Life Research, and World Chiropractic Federation (WFC). He has also published research on chiropractic care and public health education. He has been awarded the Distinguish Service Award (2015) and Rising Star Award (2013) from the APHA's CHC section.
While attending LCCW, he founded a non-profit called Well-Balanced World, 501(c)(3), with the sole purpose of providing affordable chiropractic care to underserved populations and charitable chiropractic care on international mission trips to Cambodia and the Philippines.
Dr. Kim Khauv, at Well-Balanced Chiropractic Wellness Center, now provides safe, effective, and evidence-based chiropractic care to patients from Makati, Rockwell, Manila, Paranaque, Alabang, Fort Bonifacio, Global City, Pasig, Ortigas, Mandaluyong, Greenhills, San Juan, and Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.