“It was staring to get worse and docs like to push pills,” said Smith. “And they were causing a lot of issues with stomach problems, so I was looking for alternative methods.”
That’s when her doctors recommended trying acupuncture. Today, she’s been using it as her preferred treatment for about 30 years.
“Acupuncture keeps me from a normal four pain level, which really is pretty high,” said Smith. “[Now] down to a one or below. And so I don’t really notice the pain.”
She’s not the only person to find relief from this type of traditional Eastern Medicine. She witnesses more and more service members discover the benefits, too.