Built on a foundation of more than 3,000 years of science, Chinese medical practices and acupuncture has profound benefits to alleviate pain.
Recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO), acupuncture is an effective form of holistic alternative treatment for pain. Through controlled trials, the WHO found that acupuncture reduces all types of pain, induces relaxation, and stimulates your body’s natural healing responses.
Chinese medicine, acupuncture, massage therapy, and hypnosis are effective in alleviating pain associated with the following but not limited lists of conditions:
Low back pain
Adverse reactions to radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy
Chronic pain affects many people in the Toronto area, some of who no doubt manage their pain with over-the-counter products or prescription medications. While there is nothing wrong with this, our holistic medicine practitioners have a different view of pain management. Most people would probably prefer not to be on prescription pain medications (some of which are highly addictive) forever, and why “manage” pain if you can get to the underlying cause and promote healing?
Manage Pain Naturally with Non Addictive Methods
From lower back or neck pain to headaches, menstrual pain, or pain caused by sports injuries, chronic pain can impact every area of your life. Perhaps your pain prevents you from engaging in your favorite hobby, exercising, or getting a good night’s sleep. Acupuncture, massage therapy, Chinese medicine and other treatments are used in pain management to not only give you relief, but promote healing and wellness throughout the body.
While holistic medicine complements conventional medicine and provides better patient outcomes, we focus on discovering the root cause of the pain. Acetaminophen, ibuprofen, pain patches and creams, prescription drugs – these things often provide relief, but it is temporary and simply masks the pain. When pain occurs, it signals there is a problem. It may be neuropathic pain due to problems with the nervous system, or pain related to a physical issue such as an injury. It is important to work with a professional who will take the time to diagnose the underlying cause in order to develop treatment tailored to your specific needs.
Fibromyalgia, arthritis pain, tissue damage due to autoimmune disorders or injury, tight muscles; there are so many types of pain experienced by millions of people every day. Natural pain management using acupuncture, massage therapy, herbal medicine and other components of holistic medicine work to restore balance in the body, promote health and energy, reduce stress and support the body’s ability to heal itself.
At Alive Holistic Health Clinic we want to help free you of chronic pain by identifying its source and providing individualized, targeted care. If you live in and around Toronto and are interested in learning more about natural pain management and how it could benefit, you are invited to call 416-591-1535.