There’s no denying how incredible modern medicine is, however drugs are powerful and can cause numerous side effects and other unpleasant symptoms while treating the illness. If you have a chronic, long term illness it can be concerning taking numerous tablets and drugs each day and so many people seek alternative therapies to help manage their pain and symptoms in a way that doesn’t harm or damage the body. Here are just a few different therapies you can consider if you’re dealing with a long term health problem or pain. They’ve been proven by science so are no means ‘witch doctor’ type cures, and lots of people find that they can change their life and manage their illness so much better because of these things.
1. Herbal Remedies.
Any personal injury lawyer will be able to tell you how they deal with many cases each year of unsafe drugs being administered so it’s something to be aware of when you have an ongoing illness. There are some truly incredible remedies found in nature, many people find that using them alongside their prescribed treatment that they can often get by on lower doses or even stop taking certain types of medication. However, always proceed with caution- don’t stop any medication against your doctors advice and always let them know what herbal remedies you’re taking as sometimes they can affect other times of medicine. Always buy your herbal remedies from a licensed and trusted supplier so you know exactly what you’re taking.
Acupuncture works by stimulating different nerves in the body, numerous scientific research has shown that it’s at least ‘moderately effective’ in treating things like nausea and pain. Studies are in the process of finding out how effective acupuncture is in treating depression, anxiety and cancer- along with the symptoms caused by cancer treatment. It’s a fantastic complementary therapy that can make a genuine difference in some patients, if you’re looking for ways to bring down the dosage of your pain medication then something like this is always worth a try to see how it works for you.
3. Massage Therapy.
We all know how beneficial a massage can be. Even by an untrained loved one, massage eases stiff muscles, helps us to relax and importantly it releases endorphins which makes us feel good. So of course, a professional massage by a trained professional will yield excellent results in most people. There are lots of different types and techniques of massages, the one you choose will mainly depend on your condition and what you’re aiming to treat. For example, deep tissue and sports massages will be a much different experience than Swedish or hot stone massages. These can be done on a regular basis, and as well as helping to control pain they will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
Depending on your condition, you might have no choice but to take powerful drugs prescribed by the doctor. But in many cases, an alternative therapy can help you manage your pain and symptoms better, and you see if you’re able to reduce your dosage.
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