Before diving into how to manage chronic pain, it is vital to understand the most important issue with pain. And that is the diagnosis.
What is causing the pain?
It may be relatively minor or extremely serious. Of course, officially, chronic pain is that which has been present for at least three months or longer. Presumably, you will not wait that long to see a physician who hopefully will have at least made a diagnosis.
But not all diagnoses are accurate.
There are cases of misdiagnosis of what is causing the pain. Perhaps the most misdiagnosed problem is a sacral shear – a rotation of the sacrum.
It is easily diagnosed by a practicing Osteopathic Physician or at the Shealy-Sorin Wellness Institute where we have treated hundreds for this excruciating condition within thirty seconds.
Sacral shear is missed by all conventional physicians and all chiropractors. It requires only a brief adjustment and your continuing to do cross-knee stretches.
With other chronic pain, the most important requirement is to rule out a physically correctable problem.
In general, drugs are the worst possible treatment for all chronic problems, including pain!
They create far more problems than they cure. And that includes over-the-counter pain relief.
Aspirin and other NSAIDs drugs create far more problems than they help, including bleeding from the intestines and even producing collagenous or lymphocytic colitis.
There are several options for non-pharmaceutical treatment of chronic pain depending upon the diagnosis.
The options include nutrition, electrotherapy, acupuncture, IV therapy Biogenics®, and past life therapy.
Using nutrition to manage chronic pain.
One of the best treatments for frequent migraine is taking 400 mg of riboflavin daily along with the daily application of four teaspoons of magnesium lotion applied to the skin. If this proves to be insufficient, long-term temperature biofeedback training is one of the safest and most effective for managing migraine.
Of course, all metabolism is dependent upon good nutrition, and since only 2.5% of Americans receive optimal nutrition, it is virtually always helpful to include supplements.
At the top of the list is D3, 50,000 units once a week if you weigh 140 pounds or more and every 10 days if you weigh less than 140 pounds.
And, most individuals benefit from the cellular free radical protection of Astaxanthin 10 to 30 mg daily.
There are simple dietary considerations too when it comes to managing chronic pain.
First, you will want to avoid wheat, rice, potatoes and sugar! These all produce inflammation in the body.
Eating high-quality eggs, fish, meat and milk protein are crucial. And, of course, the antioxidants from vegetables and fruit are essential.
Managing chronic pain with electrotherapy.
The treatment for managing chronic pain may be simply the use of TENS, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, introduced by Shealy in the 1960s. Electrodes may be placed above and below or on either side of the pain and the device is turned on. You can use TENS for one to many hours daily to manage your chronic pain.
For a wide variety of pain problems, the Shealy-Sorin Gamma PEMF® is a top priority. You can use it locally for any number of hours daily. You can also use it on your head to treat anxiety and depression as well as for generalized pain control.
Acupuncture and acupressure are other techniques for managing chronic pain without pharmaceuticals.
There are several acupuncture points that may control pain in almost any region of the body. Perhaps the best is stimulating Bladder 60 and Kidney 3 points bilaterally. Next is Master of the Heart 6 and Triple Heater 5 bilaterally. Large Intestine 18 bilaterally may help headache.
Fire Bliss applied to the 12 acupuncture points that make up the ring of fire is remarkably effective for migraine, rheumatoid arthritis, low back pain, and depression. And in the most severe situations, intense Electroacupuncture may provide the best long-term pain relief.
In more severe situations, the use of Fire Bliss, Earth Bliss and Crystal Bliss can be highly effective in reducing pain and inflammation. And in the most severe anxiety and depression, Air Bliss is superior.
IV therapy helps manage chronic inflammatory pain.
For inflammatory pain, intravenous vitamin C and intravenous ozone may be highly effective.
Autogenic training and Biogenics® are extremely helpful in coping with symptoms of chronic pain.
Chronic pain is almost always associated with anxiety, depression and insomnia. Basic Autogenic Training and Biogenics® can be most helpful in dealing with all symptoms. Sometimes that requires a one- or two-week intensive of 40 to 80 hours of therapy to include all the modalities discussed.
Past Life Therapy can help with the most severe situations of anxiety, depression and insomnia resulting from chronic pain.
One or two percent of patients can benefit from being regressed to a past life where they died with anger, guilt or anxiety. The result can be life-transforming in a way that no other psychotherapy can accomplish.
As you can see, you can manage chronic pain without pharmaceuticals. It is not only possible, it is actually preferable.
For fifty years the Shealy-Sorin Wellness Institute has specialized in successful Holistic management of chronic pain, depression and anxiety. You can contact us here to learn more about how we might help you.
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.