Natural pain relief without drugs. Effective remedies from M.D.s and other medical professionals. Treatments for pain from alternative medicine.
This page is mostly about alternative treatments. I have nothing against traditional medicine. Antibiotics and other necessary drugs have saved millions of lives, but in many cases, drugs may not be necessary because there are gentler, more effective cures with few or no side effects.
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Surgeons can do amazing things. My husband, Karl, would not be alive today without the skilled hands and expertise of Dr. Denton Cooley, who, in 1986, patched a hole in his aorta and installed a new heart valve. But surgery may not always be the best choice.
DMSO relieves pain, reduces swelling and inflammation and has a variety of other applications. Read about facts, benefits, uses, handling, applying, directions, side effects and safety.
The most frequent use is for pain in muscles and joints. Other possible applications include amyloidosis, arthritis, back pain and disc problems, burns, bursitis, cancer pain, cardiovascular diseases, cerebral edema, cuts, herpes, interstitial cystitis, joint pain, multiple sclerosis, muscle spasms, including nighttime muscle cramps, muscle pain, osteomyelitis, respiratory disorders, scleroderma, trauma injuries, urinary tract disorders, and more. Read more...
Far Infrared Light Therapy
Far infrared light therapy treatment, also known as FIR, is a noninvasive treatment from alternative medicine that involves a pad similar to a common heating pad. Naturopathic doctor Mark Stengler, ND, has been using FIR to reduce pain and stiffness associated with a variety of conditions, including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, peripheral neuropathy, lymph edema, and pain in the neck, back or muscles. Read more...
Herbal Pain Relief
Click the link to find relief for muscle and joint aches and pains, strains and injuries, osteoarthritis, varicose veins and more with herbal treatments from alternative medicine. Includes results of clinical trials on herbal pain remedies. Read more.
Learn about prolotherapy and how it may alleviate pain from joint, tendon and ligament problems, which are the cause of most chronic pain. This method has an extremely high success rate for a long list of painful conditions.
Applications may include all kinds of joint, tendon and ligament problems: neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, groin, knee and ankle pain and foot pain; carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive stress disorders; compression fractures; degenerated or herniated discs; some kinds of fibromyalgia; certain kinds of headaches, including migraine; iliocostalis syndrome; low back pain; lumbago; musculoskeletal pain, including partially torn tendons, ligaments and cartilage; neuroma; osteoarthritis pain; phantom pain; post-stroke pain; reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD); sacroiliac joint problems; sciatica; slipping rib syndrome; spastic torticollis; spinal cord injury pain; sports injuries; tailbone pain; tendonitis; TMJ; vaginal and testicular pain; whiplash injuries and more. Read more about prolotherapy.
I have had lots of different kinds of pain. Because I had access to cutting edge information, and because I was persistent and wouldn't give up, I managed to get rid of my pain. I had the motto, "I’ll try anything," and I did, seeing one doctor after another, using one thing after another, sometimes trying as many as a dozen approaches or products until I found one that worked. Believe me, it’s worth being persistent and optimistic to get rid of your pain. Never give up! I found a way to fix it, and you can, too.
Never believe someone when they say, "Learn to live with it," as one famous sports medicine specialist said to me about my heel pain. (I finally fixed that one with a supplement.) Never give up. Too many miracles have happened. Never, never, never give up.
"Come to Me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28.
A number of studies have linked prayer to healing, and although the results have been inconclusive, what could it hurt to talk to the omnipotent creator of the universe? A prayer for healing might go something like this:
"Dear Lord, please hear me now as I pray for your help with (name your problem). I pray you’ll cleanse my body and heal me completely. In Jesus’ name I pray; Amen."
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