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6 commonly used alternative treatments for chronic pain

6 commonly used alternative treatments for chronic pain

Acupuncture is a therapy that stems from traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). In this practice, an acupuncturist would stimulate specific points on the body by inserting needles into skin or tissue. There are also different variations of acupuncture, including electro-acupuncture where light electrical stimulation will flow through the needles. Other times no needles are used, and the fingers and hands are used. This is simply called acupressure. Research shows that acupuncture prevents cognitive decline, treat insomnia, improve recovery after chemotherapy, chronic pain just to name a few.

Chiropractic Care specializes in detecting and reducing spinal misalignments that cause inflammation of the nerves and joints. Many people can benefit from a chiropractor, and it can help treat conditions such as back pain, neck pain, frequent headaches, joint pain, and osteoarthritis, and injuries due to trauma or accidents.

Homoeopathy in simple terms is where substances that cause symptoms of a disease in healthy people would also treat symptoms during sickness. A homoeopath treats the whole person by retrieving emotional, mental, and physical symptoms during a session while recommending an effective, safe, and individualized remedy

Medical Cannabis is an increasingly popular alternative to traditional pain-relieving medications, including opioids. Cannabis may ease certain types of chronic pain, including pain resulting from nerve damage and inflammation. https://wellnesswrx.ca/more-sage-referrals/strainprint/

Osteopathy is a non-invasive, manual therapy that helps improve the health of a client by manipulating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework. Treatment also has a positive effect on the lymphatic, circulatory, and nervous systems. As a result, osteopathic physicians can help treat a variety of health problems, including arthritis, headaches, back pain, postural problems, and digestive issues.

Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function when someone suffers from an injury, disability, or illness and for chronic pain.

All these therapies take a “whole person” approach to patient’s wellbeing, health, and overall lifestyle. They can improve a wide range of conditions, including sports injuries, back pain, whiplash associated disorder, rehabilitation after a heart attack, and neurological disorders, such as a stroke.

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