When you have been suffering from chronic pain in one or all of your limbs, you may wonder if there will ever be any relief to your pain and discomfort. However, when you finally find yourself with a diagnosis of the neurological disorder, complex regional pain syndrome (also referred to as CRPS), you will have various different treatment options available to you. If you find yourself sifting through conventional treatment options and worrying that you will become addicted to prescription pain medications or simply want to try alternative treatments for your CRPS, there are many options available for you. Get to know a few of these options and give them a try.
Acupuncture is an ancient Eastern medicine practice that originated in what is now China. This treatment has been used for thousands of years as a form of treatment for various health issues and illnesses as well as for stress relief and relaxation.
Today, acupuncture is a popular alternative medicine practice worldwide and can be used on its own as a treatment for people who prefer to avoid conventional medicine practice, or more commonly as a complementary treatment to work with conventional medicine. This is likely your best option for your CRPS.
An acupuncturist will use tiny needles inserted into specific energy points throughout the body to try to stimulate the proper and balanced flow of energy throughout the body. This relieves tension and stress and may even help to trigger the proper operation of the nervous system which is needed when you suffer from CRPS.
Herbal Supplements and Other Remedies
Because CRPS is a disorder that causes severe pain as well as inflammation, herbal supplements and other remedies may help. There are various herbs that you can incorporate into your diet or take in pill supplement form that can serve anti-inflammatory purposes which can in turn reduce pain.
Lavender is an excellent calming herb that not only promotes relaxation but also reduces inflammation in the body. You can drink lavender herbal tea, consume lavender in foods, or you can even take it as a supplement.
Ginger is another excellent anti-inflammatory herb that is easy to incorporate into your diet in food or drink. It is a potent herb and can have quick and noticeable effects. Other remedies include a balanced and all-natural diet as well as a multivitamin to ensure that your body is properly nourished. When your diet is balanced and you have all of the right nutrients in your system, your body is better able to heal itself and manage pain and inflammation.
Now that you know a few of the alternative treatments to help you deal with your CRPS, you can incorporate them into your treatment regimen and, hopefully, get to feeling better as soon as possible. For more options, visit Changes Of Cherry Creek/ Denver's Day Spa.
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