Every day, more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids which includes prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids. To reduce the intake of drugs the 2020 Budget proposal, popularly known as “ Budget for Better America”, includes more than $750 million sanction towards the Center for Disease Control and Prevention program. This aims to come up with innovative technology for safe, effective, non-addictive strategies to manage chronic ailments.

Ayurveda: It is one of the fast-growing fields of medicine all over the world. Ayurveda originated in India over 5000 years ago. They use Mind-body techniques such as meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, breathing exercises and cleansing treatment to heal the body. Ayurvedic therapeutic massage relieves pain by relaxing painful muscles, tendons, and joints; relieving stress and anxiety, and possibly impeding pain messages to and from the brain, thus maintain health and well being.

Acupuncture: Acupuncture involves inserting extremely fine needles into the skin at specific points on the body. This action may relieve pain by releasing endorphins, the body's natural painkilling chemicals. It may also influence levels of serotonin, the brain transmitter involved with mood.

Herbal or nutritional supplements: Prescribe natural herbs and formulas which are proven to maintain health and combat stress with minimum or no side effects.
Yoga: These mind-body and exercise practices incorporate breath control, meditation, and movements to stretch and strengthen muscles. They may help with chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia, low back pain, arthritis, or headaches.

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Athreya Ayurveda is one such ayurvedic center located in Long Beach California, which offers all the above range of treatments and is meticulously working towards educating the mass about enhancing health through preventive and alternative treatments.