SafetyNurse1968 specializes in Oncology, Home Health, Patient Safety.
The history of pain management is one of balance. Healthcare providers seek to improve the quality of their patients’ lives, but fear making people vulnerable to addictions. Nurses are taught to treat pain holistically; to try alternative methods of pain control before giving medications, but that is often easier said than done. This two-part article explores the world of dry-needling, an alternative method of pain control that isn’t widely known in the U.S. It is my hope that nurses will embrace and share this alternative to highly addictive medications.