Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Chronic Pain

Holistic Pain Management Lab

Chronic pain is a condition which can be debilitating and can make everyday life extremely difficult, if not impossible to manage. The pain can occur in a single part of the body or can be more widespread. Sometimes it is linked to an existing condition, but it can also be the result of trauma or seemingly come from nowhere.

There are a wide range of conventional and traditional ways of treating chronic pain, but many patients look for additional or alternative options. Complementary and alternative medicine for chronic pain is usually offered in conjunction with conventional treatments, to further alleviate any pain symptoms. At the Holistic Pain Management Lab our all-round approach to treating and dealing with pain means we combine a range of methods to help patients find the right combination for their condition.

Defining Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is the medical term for any pain which is persistent and lasts more than twelve weeks. This is even when medication is being provided. Chronic pain is curable for many patients, but it can be difficult for others. Chronic pain relating to injury or in the period after an operation is often more easily treatable. However, pain which cannot be specifically located or seems to appear without reason or warning can be more difficult to treat. However, the Holistic Pain Management Lab offers treatments to all patients and works with them to find the best possible way of alleviating their individual pain and symptoms.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Chronic Pain

The treatment methods for chronic pain are always changing and more are continually in development. This includes complementary and alternative medicine for chronic pain. We have a true commitment to ensuring our patients can access a range of alternative therapies and are able to trial different treatments to suit their needs. Our range of alternative treatments includes:

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine. It traditionally works on the basis of stimulating points of the body which the original practitioners believe corrects the essential flow of live (or Qi) and this can in turn optimise health and block pain. From a more modern medical angle, acupuncture can stimulate points of the body which results in the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers.

Ozone Therapy

Ozone is used in a range of ways in the medical profession currently. It was initially used to help disinfect the body before operations and similar procedures. It can stimulate the body’s immune system, ensuring its active and it can also improve the body’s intake of oxygen. Ozone injection therapy has since been found to alleviate pain associated with a range of muscle conditions as well as different types of pain. It is also useful in helping the body cope with oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is an imbalance in the body between free radicals and antioxidants.

Chiropractic Treatment

The practice of chiropracting, pain in the back and spine can be treated. It can also help with the treatment of associated pain in other parts of the body. Chiropractic treatment works through manipulation of the spine and applying pressure to the ligaments and vertebrae. It is not suitable for all patients but it is something worth discussing, especially if you specifically live with back pain.

Find Out More about Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Patients need not worry that their current conventional treatment will be stopped if they look to find out more about alternative options for chronic pain treatment. The Holistic Pain Management Lab gives you an opportunity to explore and assess your current treatment and look for new methods of improving your condition and alleviating your pain.

Anybody suffering any level of pain may want to seek further advice and treatment. Both acute and chronic pain can be treated effectively at the Holistic Pain Management Lab. It is located at 4 Harley Street and patients can contact us directly to make appointments. You can make contact via telephone on: 07586 073 497 or email: trdimou@yahoo.gr.