At ND Health, we don’t just manage the physical sensation of pain, we also incorporate techniques for long term relief and recovery. ND Health naturopathic physicians approach patients suffering from chronic pain with an overall assessment, working to target the nature and source of the pain before determining an appropriate treatment.
Medicinal Pain Management
Prescription pain killing drugs are effective in killing pain however they are increasingly dangerous and toxic to the patient. They work by numbing the nerves and the human brain itself. Pain relief comes at the expense of both impaired awareness, risk of dependency and impeded healing. If a patient is taking over-the-counter medication such as aspirin or ibuprofen, an attempt may be made to gradually reduce the dosage and replace it with herbal botanicals, which do not exert as much stress on the liver, kidneys and stomach with no risk of dependency.
In addition to medicinal pain management, physical treatments may include hydrotherapy, massage and acupuncture resulting in a superior and total pain management system.
Your ND Health naturopathic doctor may recommend dietary changes including a shift in the ratio of essential fatty acids, decreasing omega-6s and increasing omega-3s, to decrease overall inflammation. Many homeopathic botanicals act as effective anti-inflammatory agents and they are completely natural.
Traditional Chinese Medicinal techniques such as Acupuncture focus on two fundamental concepts of Chinese medicine involved in the experience of pain: the meridian system (Jing Luo); and the vital energy of the body (Chi) that flows through the meridian system. When the flow of Chi is blocked or stagnant, pain and illness result. Traditional Chinese medicine is a safe, effective and natural healing modality that has been used by a quarter of the world’s population continuously for four thousand years to deal with a variety of pain issues.
ND Health Services May Be Covered By Your Insurance
Most employer insurance plans cover Naturopathic Medicine and related services performed by an ND Health Naturopathic Doctor. You can find out if your insurance provides benefits by calling your insurance company’s patient information or benefits line. This number can be found on your insurance card, or simply call our office for more information. Learn more about how
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