Pain is more complex than many people realize, with physical, mental, and social aspects. With a whole-body approach, we can ease pain without addictive pills.
Natural Pain Relief: Exploring the Possibilities
Whether it lingers after an injury or comes on gradually over time, pain can stop you in your tracks and put your life on hold. If this sounds like you, you are not alone. Over one hundred million Americans currently live with chronic pain. Many are told that relief may only come in the form of risky, habit-forming opioid medications. However, this is not true—natural pain relief is possible!
Pain is often misunderstood, and because it is so life-altering, many people become frustrated as they search for an answer. However, at Pure Body Health, we are here to listen and to find a care plan that will address your unique experience of pain. How is this possible? Read on to learn more about natural pain relief.
The Multiple Dimensions of Pain: Seeing the Whole Person
Pain is more than just a physical response to tissue trauma. Acute pain may be an immediate response to damage, but chronic pain serves no biological function. Rather than being a symptom of a disease, it is a disease process in itself.
Pain also has psychological and social dimensions, including emotional health, environmental context, cultural norms, and more. If we treat pain as a symptom instead of taking a whole-person approach to healing, we will never achieve real relief.
Natural Approaches to Pain Relief
A naturopathic approach to pain relief starts with taking a thorough assessment of your medical history, working and living environment, and social factors. Treatment may involve a combination of several different methods.
One of the many things you should consider in relation to pain is the foods you eat. We know that fats enter into pathways in the body that regulate inflammation and many other body processes. However, the type of fat makes a difference: a 2021 study found that diets high in omega-6 fatty acids significantly increased the risks for both inflammatory and neuropathic (nerve-related) pain.
This study found that eating less omega-6 and more omega-3 fats helped. Omega-6 fats are found in most vegetable oils that are used in processed foods, fast foods, and baked goods. The healthier omega-3 fats are found in fish, flaxseeds, hemp seeds, and walnuts.
If you are struggling with pain, clinical nutrition may help you break the cycle. With a combination of diet support, supplements, and other interventions, a clinical nutrition program can put you on the track to a more balanced, pain-free life.
Regenerative Injection Therapy
Conventional treatments for joint pain include long-term use of steroid (cortisone) shots, which reduce inflammation. That may sound good, but inflammation is your body telling you that something is wrong—and steroid shots do nothing about the problem causing the inflammation in the first place. Worse, they can cause bone and cartilage thinning, high blood sugar, and even diabetes with repeated use.
Regenerative injections tap into the body’s self-healing processes, actively improving the integrity of joints for long-lasting pain relief and stability. Using various formulas containing nutrients, oxygen, platelets, and more, these injections promote healing and strength in the connective tissue, ligaments, cartilage, or nerves, depending on your needs.
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy recharges your body’s cells so they can repair themselves. PEMF uses electrical currents to sync with your body’s natural magnetic field, boosting electrolyte and ion production. Put simply, this therapy treats the cells like a depleted battery, charging up their metabolism so they can do the job they were designed for.
This non-drug treatment has proven effective in treating a wide variety of chronic pain issues, including post-injury pain, osteoarthritis, diabetic neuropathy, and more!
Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET)
Too many people have been told that their pain is “all in their head.” However, just because pain has a psychological dimension does not mean that your experience is diminished or invalid in any way. Instead, we should harness the power of the mind to manage pain.
NET is a proven pain management technique that takes all three dimensions of pain into account: biological, psychological, and social. Using principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy, traditional Chinese medicine, and muscle testing, NET changes the way we respond to pain. Each treatment is highly personalized to the individual, helping you overcome the unique stressors that cause discomfort.
Developing a Natural Pain Relief Approach for Your Unique Body
Pain is a unique phenomenon, and no two journeys to pain relief will look exactly alike. If you have tried conventional approaches that only masked symptoms, now is the time to start looking within. Our bodies are designed to heal themselves; a natural approach to pain relief will remove the barriers to that healing and help you start living your life to the fullest once again.
Pure Body Health: Empowering Your Body to Overcome Pain
At Pure Body Health, we take the time to fully understand the medical, environmental, and lifestyle factors that contribute to your experience of pain. Then, we create an individualized plan to help you overcome it. If you are ready to regain the daily function and vibrancy of your life, call us today for a free consultation at 480-427-0442.