There are many types of aches, pain and inflammation that an accredited natural practitioner can support you with, including neck and shoulder pain, back pain, muscle stiffness, or other joint issues.
Whether this stiffness is from bad posture, sitting at your desk for long periods of time or not moving about enough. A practitioner can find ways to help you loosen the body, reduce stiffness in muscles and joints, or promote pain-free movement.
For more chronic issues such as arthritis, a sports or other injury, then a natural medicine practitioner may support your rehabilitation as a complementary service, working to support your medical team.
Migraines and headaches are another common complaint which can be supported and treated by natural medicine practitioners.
How can natural therapies help with aches, pains and inflammation?
Remedial massage can help with chronic pain, stiffness in the body in specific areas like the back, neck or shoulder and can relieve tension which may also reduce headaches and migraines. The practitioner stimulates the soft tissues with massage to reduce muscle tension, reduce pain, increase movement capability and help the client mentally relax.
Acupuncture can be used to reduce inflammation through the body, by using the needle insertion points to stimulate the production of cortisol, a hormone that can reduce swelling. Many studies have also shown Acupuncture can help with chronic neck and back pain.
A naturopath can support you with inflammation, and they may do this through a change in diet, or by recommending herbal supplements. For example, turmeric is a well-known anti-inflammatory herb. Always consult an accredited practitioner, as some herbs may interact with your other medications.