What natural methods can I use to reduce pain?
Acupuncture and certain herbs are both effective for pain relief. In this video, naturopathic doctor and licensed acupuncturist Peter Bongiorno explains why these natural remedies may be better than conventional medicine for easing pain.
There's a lot of natural ways to work with pain. One of the first ways I love is acupuncture. [GENTLE MUSIC]
Well, I love using natural medicine for pain. Pain is the number one reason people go to the doctor.
And oftentimes, I think, in conventional medicine, the answer is to suppress the nervous system
to suppress the immune system so that inflammation calms. There's a lot of natural ways to work with pain.
One of the first ways I love is acupuncture because no matter what the type of pain is, I find acupuncture is wonderful to help calm it down.
If the pain is due to inflammatory issues, meaning the immune system is kind of upset, then I like using certain herbal remedies
to go with the acupuncture-- Boswellia, bromelain is wonderful. Cat's claw, devil's claw, just to name a few.
There are many of them, and you use them specifically for different circumstances. And then beyond that, I like to figure out
what the underlying issue of the pain is. If it's back pain, is it because somebody twisted a disc, and maybe chiropractic and massage
would be very good as well. If they're overweight and that's what's causing the back to pull out, then maybe working on weight loss.
If muscles have to be strengthened, sometimes that's the answer. So working with natural remedies in different ways
at the same time can usually bring about healing and fix the underlying issues.
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