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ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS FOR CHRONIC PAIN...

Posted Jun 12 2011 7:23am

They now say that Chiropractic treatment may improve pain levels as it can help increase cervical and lumbar ranges of motion. An explanation of 'Chiropractic' is a theoretical healing process based on the belief that health problems are caused by misalignment of the vertebrae (www.ukskeptics.com).

Acupuncture has been shown to help increase pain tolerance by altering your brain chemistry. Acupuncture is an ancient system of healing achieved by balancing chi in the body by the insertion of needles into strategic body points (wwwukskeptics.com).

Deep tissue massage may stimulate your circulation and release chronic pain. This is a massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue.

Neuromuscular massage combines the basic principles of ancient Oriental therapies, such as acupressure and shiatsu with specific hands-on. This massage focuses on the treatment of trigger points, which are painful points located in your muscles.

Biofeedback is a way of gaining control of our own body processes to increase relaxation and relieve pain. The training helps us to learn how to control various body systems to improve health.

Meditation as a three step process to lead us into a state of consciousness that brings serenity, clarity and bliss (www.meditationsociety.com ).

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