Alternative Pain Treatments

  • Acupuncture – inserting thin needles into meridians, the ‘energy lines’ of the body. Works to deal with pain and nausea, as well as stress and anxiety.
  • Acupressure, eg. shiatsu or reflexology  – massaging certain points on the body (acupressure points) to release the energy that may induce pain.
  • Visualisation
  • Meditation
  • Music therapy
  • Hypnosis – trying to lower the body’s response to pain signals
  • Biofeedback – learning to regulate functions such as heart rate, body temperature, and muscle tension, to deal with chronic pain and stress.
  • Massage
  • Yoga
  • Exercise
  • Spiritual healing
  • Homeopathy – using extremely weak solutions of plants, minerals, and other substances to help the body fight illness, aiming to enable the body to heal itself, through the use of only one remedy.
  • Naturopathy – also enabling the body to heal itself, but through holistic approach including nutrition, homeopathy, massage, fitness, and other techniques.
  • Applied kinesiology—muscle testing and balancing
  • Ayurveda—a system developed in India that uses pulse diagnosis and dietary approaches

~ by pcl4 on August 18, 2008.

One Response to “Alternative Pain Treatments”

  1. As a hypnotherapist I can definitely attest to the effectiveness of this level of treatment for pain reduction. You can really tune in to the mind body connection and begin to turn that pain right down. You can also try self hypnosis, in particular search for the body scan technique and then once you are deeply relaxed, imagine turning that pain down as if it were on a dial in the brain or cooling it down or easing it with soothing warmth… whichever you feel is best for you!

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