Alternative Pain Management deals with easing, reducing and eliminating pain and hence making life happier through adopting interdisciplinary approach and using alternative therapies. These alternative therapies may include Yoga, Meditation, Reiki, Acupuncture, Hypnosis, Herbal remedies, Massage, Guided imagery, Chiropractic treatment, Biofeedback, Aromatherapy, Relaxation and many more. These are actually those traditional and conventional therapies that provide an alternative option to the current medical science. Besides, Alternative Pain Management has been very successful and widely accepted in the recent years. Medical science has not been able to meet all the solutions related to human problems and has its own limitations. Hence, the popularity of these therapies has grown manifold in the past few years. Alternative therapies exist from the very beginning of human civilizations. Since medical science was not developed in early period, human takes help through conventional method i.e. massage, meditation, breathing etc. Thus alternative pain therapy has an extensive methodology and vast experience in itself.
Pain varies from mild to sharp to severe. Besides, one can categorized pain in these types such as Abdominal pain, Hip pain, Joint pain, Back pain, Shoulder pain, Muscle pain, Headache, Depression and many more. We can identify and describe the importance and nature of some of the popular therapies that are useful in pain relief:
Mind-Body therapy is a kind of therapy that uses approaches such as meditation, guided imaginary, biofeedback, hypnosis and relaxation techniques.
Acupuncture: According to WHO, more than 30 diseases or conditions now can be cured or helped by acupuncture therapy. In this therapy, steel needles are used to stimulate body’s specific portion. Acupuncture is useful mainly in headache, back pain and other types of pain.
Reiki Healing and Therapeutic Touch are natural, safe, simple and spiritual method of healing pain and self-improvement.
Meditation & Yoga: These are again simple, safe and spiritual methods of pain removal and self improvement. Besides, they don’t have any side effect.
Massage is a method of self relaxing and self-improvement. Breathing in a particular and specific way is also helpful in pain relief.
These sorts of Alternative Pain Management can be adopted for health improvement and pain relief. One can count a numbers of benefits of these therapies. They are least prone to have a side effect and health hazardous in human body like medical sciences (if it fails). They are very economical and cost-free in many cases like Meditation, Yoga, Breathing, Massage etc. A recent research says that disease such as HIV (AIDS) and Cancer can be eased and cured through breathing, meditation, Yoga and Reiki healing. People who countered Stroke can also make their life easier and even cured through massage, meditation and Reiki process.