Managing Chronic Pain with Complementary Therapies

Complementary Therapies for Chronic Pain Sufferers 

Complementary Health is a huge area and one which seems to be growing all the time. It includes many different therapies and practises such as, Massage, Aromatherapy, Shiatsu, Reiki, Crystal healing, Reflexology, Yoga, Meditation, Tai Chi, and so the list goes on! Complementary Therapies such as these tend to take a holistic approach; that is, they work on the body, mind and soul. They tend to look at treating the cause of a problem rather than just treating the symptoms. They therefore offer a very different approach to modern conventional medicine. However, most good Practitioners would not advocate forsaking modern medicine for a Complementary Health approach; instead they see its role as being there to enhance modern medicine. Practitioners will usually advise you to consult with your doctor before receiving any significant treatments.

Complementary Healthcare can be particularly beneficial in offering a ray of hope to anyone for whom modern medicine has not given them the quality of life they feel they deserve.

The Complementary Health approach can be a very empowering one if you want it to be. You can of course go to your therapy session, sit back, relax, indulge yourself, walk away at the end and not think about it again until your next session. However, if you want to use the therapy to really improve your situation your therapist may offer you suggestions of things you can do in between sessions to increase the benefits of the therapy. The feel good factor that you get from a session can also help to motivate you to make beneficial lifestyle changes such as eating more healthily or cutting down on alcohol or cigarettes. This will in turn help you to feel better and over time will have a gradual upward spiralling affect on your health. 

Click on the chronic pain articles below to find out more about some of the many different Complementary Therapies which are available:-

Acupuncture For Chronic Pain Overview

Alexander Technique and Chronic Pain

Bowen Technique

Hypnotherapy for Pain Management

Hypnotherapy Directory on Types of Pain/Management

Homeopathy

Osteopathy

Pilates

Reflexology and Aromatherapy

Reiki

Shiatsu

Yoga

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