ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS FOR CHRONIC PAIN…

They now say that Chiropractic treatment may improve pain levels as it can help increase cervical and lumbar ranges of motion. An explanation of ‘Chiropractic’ is a theoretical healing process based on the belief that health problems are caused by misalignment of the vertebrae (www.ukskeptics.com).

Acupuncture has been shown to help increase pain tolerance by altering your brain chemistry. Acupuncture is an ancient system of healing achieved by balancing chi in the body by the insertion of needles into strategic body points (wwwukskeptics.com).

Deep tissue massage may stimulate your circulation and release chronic pain. This is a massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue.

Neuromuscular massage combines the basic principles of ancient Oriental therapies, such as acupressure and shiatsu with specific hands-on. This massage focuses on the treatment of trigger points, which are painful points located in your muscles.

Biofeedback is a way of gaining control of our own body processes to increase relaxation and relieve pain. The training helps us to learn how to control various body systems to improve health.

Meditation as a three step process to lead us into a state of consciousness that brings serenity, clarity and bliss (www.meditationsociety.com ).

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13 thoughts on “ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS FOR CHRONIC PAIN…

  1. My daughter has a cracked coccyx, Barmac – she’s been told that nothing can be done. She’s in a lot of pain when she sits down and stands up again, and it’s agony to drive any distance. I’m wondering about an osteopath, but seeing this post, would a chiropractor be better, I wonder?

    My brother who is a western Buddhist is interested in new research which shows that practising mindfulness can help to reduce pain levels. Have you heard of this?

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    • Oh, so sorry to hear that gill – that is sooooo painful. Personally I found chiropractors much, much better than osteopaths, they kept me off the operating table for years. Browse the web to see if any are recommended in your area as it’s good if it is someone recommended. Get her to buy some coccyx cushions online which do help a little with driving and travelling. I cant be without mine. If she is having trouble sleeping on it then she could also get the egg shell mattress topper which I also use. I’m still in Spain at the moment, its both our birthday’s today (My twin) but I will get some links to sites that might help her and will message it to you.

      I’ve never heard of pain relief with western Buddhist’s but if your daughter is like me, you will try anything to help it. She should also get a referrel to an NHS Pain Clinic as they will also help her. Take care 🙂

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      • Thanks, Barbara! when you’ve recovered from your Spanish joys perhaps you could tell me how to check for a reliable one who has been properly trained.

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      • that’s very kind, Barbara! But don’t rush – she’s survived for months, she can survive a bit longer and you will need time to recover from the journey.

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  2. i’ve recently just become friends with a lady who does something called Bowen Technique (you’ll have to check the spelling) my husband has been struggling with his arm, shoulder and back from playing the violin so much. She did a quick 10 minuite job on him and showed me some techniques i can apply to him myself and he is feeling alot better and has more movement and less pain. Maybe you should try to google it to see if there is someone in your area who does it. This lady is in devon, i dont know where you are but if you want her contact details i could pass them on to you. Txx (p.s love reading your blog! and enjoy your spanish holiday… am totally jelous!) 🙂

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    • Hi tiree, I have written on the Bowen Technique which is very good for posture and back problems so I am sure your husband will benefit from that. There are a number of classes in my area and I wish I could join in but due to having four very big spinal fusion surgeries I am a bit plated to bend in certain ways and have to be careful with the other discs that are not fused (hope that makes sense).
      Glad you like my blog, I love writing it. Sorry about my holiday but I am having a wicked time and the weather is glorious but I promise I will bring it back with me on Friday. My son’s living at my house and was looking after all my bedding plants for me but has said he has only needed to water them twice !!! ooops

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  3. Low Level Lasers can also be effective in treating chronic pain. Cold lasers are painless and the beams are able to penetrate the skin and biostimulate on the cellular level…making for longer periods of pain relief.

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  4. Hi David A, I have never heard of this type of treatment for chronic pain and have had a look on your webstie. It looks very interesting. If you want to send me some information to write about it, I would be happy to do that. Just message me 🙂

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  5. Hey my husband and I have both had great results with a therapy called Light Axis Healing. His back pain is almost gone and my wrist pain is gone completely. Hope this finds you well.

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