A Holistic approach to Chronic Pain

A recent article featured on The Daily Mirror website has pointed out the benefits of Alternative Therapy when used to treat chronic pain.

Chronic pain is a consistent pain that continues for a period of time which exceeds two months. Experts across the UK are calling for chronic pain to be recognised as an illness in its own right and insist that GP’s need more training in dealing with the matter.

Often the source of the pain is unknown, beginning for no obvious reason and remaining unidentifiable in tests and scans.

In order to take control of your chronic pain you need to work at finding a solution that works for you. Often a holistic approach which treats both the mind and the body can be highly effective.

Long term pain can often lead to depression and anxiety, which in turn further increases the pain as it adds to muscle tension. A positive attitude is essential as you must believe that you are controlling your pain ad not that your pain is controlling you.

There are a number of alternative therapies that could help to treat both your body and mind. For instance a talking therapy may help you to understand the pain you are experiencing and your reaction to it. Other recommended therapies include : Acupuncture, Alexander Technique, Acupressure, Pilates, Physiotherapy, Reflexology and many more.

You can find a therapist dealing with Chronic Pain using our postcode and area search to identify therapists in your local area. You can then further refine your search by using the drop down box to select your problem.

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Written by Emma Hilton

Written by Emma Hilton

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