Chronic pain management can lead to much more than management when you appreciate and use holistic methods. Management is all well and good, but total relief is something better to aim for. It isn’t false hope. It’s opening yourself up to what you may not have considered before.
Chronic pain is not much fun. That’s an understatement… But then, no pain is any fun. It could be from an injury – recent or long past. It could be from surgery that went horribly wrong. It could be from chronic inflammation. It could be from fibromyalgia. Or a host of other causes.
The Medical Approach to Chronic Pain Management
Popping pain killers may work in the short term, but are unlikely to remain effective. Add to that the deleterious effect they have on your immune system, organs, to say nothing of the build up of toxins. And the future starts to look bleak.
Chronic pain management can involve the use of an implant which automatically administers a drug. The thing with drugs is that they have reduced effectiveness over time.
Cutting nerves to the effected area is a common medical strategy. This fails to deal with the cause of the problem. An otherwise healthy person will reconnect the nerves in time. So another surgery, another anaesthetic, to say nothing of the expense and the time to recover.
The fact is, the medical solutions to chronic pain management is nothing short of primitive. Which is odd given the billions spent on research.
But they are looking in the wrong direction.
One Major Cause of Chronic Pain is Your Diet
The holistic approach to health is to look for causes. Outside of injuries, the most common cause of chronic pain is inflammation. And if you have chronic inflammation, the chances are that you have chronic pain.
So what causes chronic inflammation?
The most common cause is your diet. The foods that cause us inflammation are the processed ‘foods’, the junk ‘foods’ and the animal proteins.
Processed foods denature the original food, taking away vital nutrients and fibres the body needs to digest it. These include white sugar, white rice, white flour, the liquid oils. Processing usually requires heat and/or chemical catalysts (often poisonous ones), which destroy nutrients and may leave a trace of the poison.
The public at large still believe on age old myth that stemmed from who knows where – that we need animal protein. Yes, we are omnivores, but we are at the herbivore end of the scale. Yes, we need protein, but a balanced whole food plant based diet is totally sufficient.
Our teeth are flat molars for grinding fibre, not spikey for tearing meat and crunching up bones. Our intestines are long to cope with the fibre in plants, not short as in carnivores.
There are many other anatomical reasons to show that we are plant eaters, not flesh eaters. And the proof is that we are healthier and can improve or eliminate pain entirely, on a whole food, plant based diet.
Junk food needs no explanation, being rich in processed foods and animal proteins.
The Holistic Approach to Chronic Pain Management
Apart from the diet, chronic pain can result from an injury, either recent or long past. The pain remains to remind you that it is not yet healed, so continue to be careful. Or never was properly healed.
It can be from a chronic state of fear, stress, worry, frustration, irritation, etc. A state that keeps you from being in harmony with your inner being. A mind out of natural balance will always lead to a body out of natural balance.
Homeopathic treatment offers you a stunningly effective way to manage, or more likely, resolve pain permanently. Professional help is required as this may take a little time and needs careful monitoring.
The additional bonus when using homeopathy is that, along with dealing with the cause of the pain, whatever that maybe, it also promotes relaxation in both body and mind. The body heals along with the mind relaxing and taking a more benevolent view to all life. You enjoy life a whole lot more! What isn’t there to love:)