For the past 3 years, I have been providing a pain management treatment called myofascial trigger point injections (also known as biopuncture) and getting excellent results. I have been amazed at how effective natural injections can be! In one case I had a client come straight from the doctors office and ask for the injections around the muscles of the knee joint. She had previously twisted while moving boxes up stairs which puch her leg into extreme pain where she could barely walk. She immediately went to a walk in clinic but all that they could offer was crutches and pain medications. She decided to come in for some injections. I immediately could tell that the pain was coming from the muscles because there were regions in her calf and thigh that were hard as a rock. After 4-5 injections the muscles relaxed and she stood up, completely free of pain and no longer needed the crutches!
I continue to be amazed at the complex pain patterns that can be relieved by treating the muscle, ligaments and fascia.
Although the injections work fantastic, I began to notice some people had a fear of needles and it was just not an option for them. I also could not inject into sensitive regions like the face and neck. I realized that I needed some other tools! Eventually, I came across the Elapromed device and and I immediately could see the potential for pain management. I found that doctors in Vancouver were currently using it and getting fantastic results for pain! The electronic “injections” allow me to deliver up to 70 ml of natural anti-inflammatory substance to the skin and deeper tissues.
Chronic pain is becoming a big issue. Many people become dependent on drugs and natural alternatives are rarely utilized first. Many people have no idea that there are natural options for pain that should be used as a first-line therapy. One of my goals is to provide new and more natural pain management applications for Campbell River and the surrounding communities.
So what you can do to reduce pain now?
Hydrate! If you have osteoarthritis in your joints need all the cushion they can get from proper hydration.
Take magnesium for a few reasons: It will help relax your muscles and improve sleep! This brings be to my next tip.
Get a good night's sleep. This is the most potent anti inflammatory and its free!
Use a tennis ball to work out the muscles if they are painful. You can also use self massague.
Try some natural anti-inflammatories like turmeric, boswellia, quercetin and bromelain in place of NSAIDs. These do not damage the gut like NSAIDs and for many people I have found them to be very effective. A damaged gut will lead to more inflammation and pain.
So in my searches for a novel pain management treatment, I also came across something that serves other very useful functions for skin rejuvenation. Because, let's face it sometimes you just need to treat yourself to make you feel relaxed and vibrant!