In this Medicine Man podcast episode, host John Neri speaks to Alice Chen, MD, physiatrist at HSS, about acupuncture and the holistic nature of pain.
Dr. Chen cited, "If there is an area that hurts, I probably have some sort of intervention that I try to employ to use it. But those are just tools to get the patient back to being able to function and get stronger. I always tell my patients while fancy injenctions sound very promising, the goal is to get their function back, so we have to get the strength to support the structure so that it's not so painful. Its often times not so simple as sticking a needle in it."
Listen to the full podcast at Anchor.fm.