Alternative Therapy to Pain Management

Alternative Therapy to Pain Management

Pain Management and Alternative Therapy

You do not have to resort to painkiller pills to manage your pain. There is a plethora of information available on alternative therapy for pain management. 

Some swear by the effects of meditation, by breathing deeply and working through the pain. Then there are other physical and mental possibilities, such as light exercise to doing yoga or other relaxation techniques. 

These therapies may work for some and yet not for others. Let’s not forget mum or grandad’s aged old remedies, using household alternatives. 

Alternative Therapy and Complimentary Therapy

Alternative therapy is usually used as an intervention to medication. Those mentioned above, and massages, acupuncture, hypnotherapy, reiki healing and a lot more. 

Today the therapies above can be used as what’s known as complimentary therapy. 

Complimentary therapy is when both (pharmaceutical) medicine is combined with traditional therapy such as Indian Ayyurvedic or Chinese Shiatsu as an example. 

We also have the nutritional supplements along with dietary changes that can have a positive affect to pain management too. 

Pain Relief from CBD

Another alternative to pain relief is the use of hemp or CBD products. According to many different reports on several websites, CBD was first discovered in 1940 by Roger Adams who isolated both CBD and CBN from the hemp plant. Today there are so many different products available in both hemp and CBD, such as oils, balms, tinctures. 

Medical News Today stated there is limited evidence from human studies to support the benefits of CBD oil, however as research is gaining momentum it shows some promising results. 

However, the same site suggests that ‘according to National Centers for Complimentary and Integrative Health some evidence suggests that cannabis or CBD could have modest benefits for chronic pain’. 

There are many reasons why CBD is the chosen alternative therapy to over the counter or prescription medicine. It has been used for anxiety and other ailments, such as Alzheimer’s disease, diabetic and cancer patients, skin ailments as well as for a restful nights sleep.

Should I Take CBD for Pain Management 

We always encourage our customers to check with their health care provider before embarking on any complementary or alternative therapies for pain management. Sometimes alternative therapies may interact with the medication that has been provided. 

You can learn more about the legal use of CBD in the UK and find other articles of interest in the CBD knowledge centre. 

It is always best to try CBD and hemp products in low doses and always talk to someone who can help you understand what product may be best suited to you.