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How To Get Off Prescription Painkillers Safely

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In acute situations, pain-reducing drugs can be remarkably helpful. However, long term they can kill you! So, you must know how to get off prescription painkillers if you are currently taking one or more.

Norco, gabapentin, oxycodone, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, hydrocodone, dilaudid, ultram, ketorolac, amitriptyline, diclofenac, nucytna, morphine, vicodin, methadone, hydromorphone, demerol, fentanyl, aspirin, aleve and probably a few dozen others, especially the benzodiazepines are all prescription painkillers that should only be taken in acute situations.

Not all of these are addicting, which are overall the worst but all, long term, can indeed kill you.

In fact, even the July 2000 JAMA had an article listing medical errors as the number 3 cause of death!

If you have a serious injury or surgery, narcotics may be essential. After a few weeks, if you begin to crave them, or after 3 months at most, it is time to begin the safer Holistic approach so you can get off your prescription painkillers.

The simplest is TENS, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, which Shealy introduced in 1966. For many years it required a prescription, but now they are OTC and still highly effective and inexpensive.

The first application of TENS is to place pads above and below and on either side of the pain. Turn up the strength slowly to as strong as is comfortable. Use the TENS device in this way for up to 30 minutes.

If there is no significant decrease in pain, then you need to try acupuncture referral points. The best is to apply to Bladder 60 (BL-60 in the diagram below) and kidney 3 (KI 3 in the diagram below) bilaterally.

Apply for 30 to 45 minutes. This will often significantly reduce pain anywhere but especially in the legs and lower back or body. If that does not work, try acupuncture points Large Intestine 18 bilaterally. (See red dot in diagram below.) Go up slowly in strength to avoid muscle spasms!

For neck and arm or hand pain try Master of Heart 6 and Triple Heater 5. These are at the center of the wrist about one inch above the hand front and back of wrist.

If these techniques do not work to help you get off prescription painkillers…

If these techniques do not work to help you get off prescription painkillers, you need to switch to the Shealy-Sorin Gamma PEMF®. It can be placed over the center of pain anywhere on the body. The only contraindication is a pacemaker.

For spinal pain, unless there is significant nerve injury, IDD (intervertebral differential dynamics) Therapy® should be considered before spinal surgery, as at least 50% of patients after disc surgery still have significant pain.

Of course spinal cord stimulation is far superior to drugs! And ultimately a comprehensive Holistic approach is better than all drugs, and all psychologists and all psychiatrists in the world!

Before you begin the delicate system of weaning from any of the prescription painkillers, especially the narcotics or mood drugs, you need also to begin the process of retraining the brain with Autogenic Training. This done 18 minutes daily will significantly ease the process of recovery.

And, ideally, you will also practice the three specific Biogenics® exercises for pain control:

  1. Expanding Your ElectroMagnetic Energy Field
  2. Collect and Release
  3. Breathing through the Skin

See our Biogenics® Course for more details.

Ideally, those with significant medical problems of any kind will have a Holistic physician guiding them daily in the process of getting off prescription painkillers or other harmful and unsuccessful drugs to the most successful and safest therapy in the word for pain, anxiety and depression! This is especially true for weaning from narcotics, antianxiety and antidepressant drugs.

A comprehensive intensive program of 40 to 60 hours involves daily Holistic physician consultation and guidance in the daily use of intense Biogenics®, while adding TENS, transcutaneous acupuncture, nutrition, appropriate supplements, possibly the Shealy RelaxMate™, cranial electrical stimulation, Shealy-Sorin AdrenoMedular Scalar®, and Shealy-Sorin Gamma PEMF®.

Essential in recovering strength, energy, mental health and mood as you continue the process of getting off of prescription painkillers is DHEA, dehydroandrosterone, the most important anti-stress hormone! This can be done with Shealy-Sorin Magnesium Lotion, Shealy-Sorin Youth Formula, Fire Bliss and Dr. Shealy’s Eugesterone Cream.

If you need more help and understanding of the need and benefit of a holistic approach to getting off prescription painkillers, read the following:

To begin your safe Holistic transition to relief from pain, anxiety, depression and the long-term risk of unsatisfactory drugs for ALL illnesses, contact us today for an appointment at the original Holistic clinic, Shealy-Sorin Wellness Institute, 417-351-5221, 2840 East Chestnut Expressway, Springfield, MO 65648.

Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D. is the father of holistic medicine. Dr. Sergey Sorin is a holistic physician as well as the CEO and medical director of the Shealy-Sorin Wellness Institute. Both doctors recommend the Biogenics® System as part of your overall commitment to self-health and enhancing your positivity.


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