A nice summary of the annual pain summit held in Portland, ME. So nice to be around others who understand.
When it comes to relieving chronic pain, most of us think of prescription medication. Medication is appropriate in most cases, but there are complementary options you can use as well. Holistic, or alternative, treatments can be used either as a supplement to medications or alone.
What are Holistic Methods?
Holistic medicine is best described as healing methods that consider a person’s overall mind, body, and spirit, as well as their emotions. Holistic treatments are ways of seeking relief for chronic pain without the use of medications. Some holistic methods can be done on your own; some include a holistic practitioner. There are numerous options for holistic treatments.
Holistic practitioners search for any underlying causes of your disease, rather than just treating the symptoms alone. According to the American Holistic Health Association, holistic health practitioners view illness as a “manifestation of a dysfunction of the whole person,” not as just an isolated event. (more…)