10 Holistic Solutions for Pain Management

More doctors are turning to natural pain relief measures in an effort to help patients better manage their pain in a safe manner and with less adverse side effects and risk. Fortunately, these are a number of holistic pain management solutions that can be effective. 

Here are 10 holistic solutions for pain management:

1. Chiropractic Treatment

Chiropractic care is a holistic and noninvasive pain management measure often combined with other treatments. A highly-trained chiropractor, like Dr. Tiffani Fries, DC, can skillfully manipulate the spine and neck to realign it. A spinal alignment may be helpful in relieving certain types of pain or discomfort. 

2. Massage Therapy

There are a number of different massage therapy techniques such as swedish massage, sports massage and myofascial release therapy to help with pain relief. Massage is beneficial in pain management because it usually decreases muscle tension and thereby alleviating pain due to clenched muscles, a common response to stress and fatigue.

3. Acupuncture

Used for many centuries, acupuncture is still a popular holistic solution for pain relief. This therapy uses needles placed in precise locations thought to stimulate nerves and surrounding tissues disrupting the body’s pain signals sent through these nerves.

4. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a form of talk therapy that helps a person get to the root of emotional pain and find better coping skills for pain and stress relief.

5. Music/Art Therapy or Other Complementary Alternative Pain Relief Measures

Music or art therapy are alternative pain management methods that can reduce stress. These techniques are natural ways to relax.

6. Ultrasound Therapy

Ultrasound therapy uses sound-waves to target specific muscle groups where pain is felt. Ultrasound technology gives us the ability to treat deep into the tissues without causing pain or trauma to an area that might be injured.

7. Natural Herbs & Nutrients

There are many natural herbs and vitamins that may aid in pain reduction. An overall nutrition assessment can be included for overall better well-being.

8. Aromatherapy & Meditation or Yoga

Aromatherapy is the use of pleasant scents that can aid in relaxation and may lessen muscle tension discomfort. It is often combined with meditation or yoga stretches for increased impact. Exercise stimulates the release of natural pain reducing endorphins creating a sense of well-being.

9. Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy may help a person manage pain through the power of suggestion. It can be used in weight loss and smoking cessation as well.

10. Ergonomic Assessments & Support Braces

An ergonomic assessment determines whether a person is sitting or standing incorrectly and possibly the cause of their pain. Recommendations for chair and desk height, the use of support braces and other tactics may help keep a person in correct alignment.

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