Drug-free ways to help manage chronic pain

A newly-published study about pain management looked at medical records dating as far back as  50 years ago.

This review of 105 clinical trials from the last five decades finally gives credence to some of the time-tested treatments I’ve been touting the benefits of for years.

Eureka! It turns out that acupuncture, yoga, massage, and more actually ARE effective ways to fight pain!

Welcome to the 21st century, when we’re just now giving millennia-old treatments a fair shake.

The study, published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, finds that the ancient Chinese medicinal practice of acupuncture can ease common back pain and knee osteoarthritis… massage therapy can relieve chronic neck pain… and the gentle Chinese martial art Tai Chi can lessen back pain and alleviate fibromyalgia symptoms.

For years, I’ve sent patients to the chiropractor for fibromyalgia, migraines, and neck pain – and now, researchers are admitting that chiropractic and osteopathic spinal manipulation can ease chronic back pain.

The report even embraces traditional relaxation techniques once thought of as too “hippie-dippie” to actually be therapeutic – including meditation, which can help with migraines.

Om shanti, indeed!

It’s a shame this came to light AFTER opioid abuse has reached epidemic proportions. But better late than never.

If you’re one of the millions of people battling chronic pain, it may be time to open yourself up to something “new” – which turns out to be very, very old.

A doctor skilled in alternative medicine can help you choose the right pain management programme for you. Many local community centers have jumped on the natural health bandwagon and are offering yoga classes and Tai Chi sessions.

Wishing you the best of health,

Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld
Editor
Nutrition & Healing

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Review Suggests Safe, Effective Ways to Relieve Pain Without Meds, medlineplus.gov/news/fullstory_160744.html

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