If you’re one of the 116 million Americans suffering from chronic pain (pain lasting longer than 6 months), chances are, you've tried just about anything for relief—and possibly turned back to conventional meds when you didn't get immediate results. But according to new research in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, sticking with integrative treatments could be enough to make you ditch those painkillers.
Many people don’t realize that pills, even OTC, provide a lot of medication to the body with long term dependency – often more than the amount needed because the live
r act as the filter for the body and knocks out about one third of the medicine you take orally. The remaining medicine must then be spread throughout the entire body, because your body doesn’t know that you are only trying to treat your sore knee or strained shoulder.
For many, when used as directed, they achieve relief for their pain. But pain medication can be tricky to manage due to the range of options and varying doses, which is one reason why the FDA is revamping the approval path for OTC drugs. As reported by The Wall Street Journal “this move will change how tens of thousands of medicines and personal care items reach US store shelves.”
The Integration of Euro-Asian techniques from around the world combined with modern medical technology is without question one of the most powerful pain-altering modalities in the world. Its status for pain relief without side effects is known and respected internationally. There are a variety of procedures available other than historic acupuncture needles. For example, Meridian Therapy includes the use of soft lasers, electronic and noninvasive stimulation devices for those who are needle-phobic and would not consider those techniques otherwise.
The Root Cause
To help identify the root cause of a health problem from a Functional Health and Euro-Asian approach, there are 3 questions to ask;
Is there a problem with my…
1. Biochemistry? Specific blood and urine testing will be ordered.
2. Energy System? A Meridian Imaging Score & Analysis will be completed.
3. Structural System? A Physical Evaluation will be completed.