In recent years, practices of alternative medicine are becoming more mainstream. Yoga, meditation, acupuncture, and various forms of massages are frequently recommended by even clinical doctors for treatment of different chronic pains and ailments. In fact, more than 40 percent of Americans now integrate at least one alternative medicine practice into their healthcare.
One physician notes that “just in the last 5 years seen a shift where people have gone from asking what acupuncture is or thinking hypnosis is weird to really wanting it and incorporating it into their regimens.” For patients and doctors this is good news, for prescription drug companies, perhaps not. Prescription drugs use can lead to abuse amongst users of any age. What begins as a treatment for real pain issues, can develop into dependency and addiction. Roughly 6.3 million Americans report that they’re currently using prescription drugs for nonmedical reasons, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In many ways this abuse is an epidemic. The more we can avoid them even when we think we need them, the less we put ourselves at risk for habits that can hurt us in the long term.
Moving away from prescription drugs as the first resort for pain management is a shift we at Zepter are pleased to see, as we believe proactively preventing problems is better than managing symptoms. However when pain does occur for whatever ailments despite our healthy lifestyles, alternative remedies do exist. Here are some options to take into consideration, recommended by health professionals and proved effective by the patients once battling chronic pain who have adopted these and other practices…
MASSAGE THERAPY – Even recommended by the American Pain Society, regular massage therapy boosts serotonin levels, boosts endorphins, and and is especially effective for lower back pain. It has even been shown to help post-operative recovery. Such therapies can be utilized at home with tools like a convenient Hand Massager by Zepter.
ACUPUNCTURE – Now offered in many hospitals, patients that undergo acupuncture have a release of opioids which are natural pain killers. Futhermore, acupunture works with nerves to connect with your brain to help work on all parts of the body. Amazingly the benefits of acupuncture are now available at home through revolutionary technology developed by Russian comsonauts engineered into the handy Electro Acupuncture by Zepter.
LIGHT THERAPY – Systems like Bioptron Light Therapy made by Zepter can be used as complementary therapy for pain treatment for a myriad of conditions including Rheumatology, Phsyiotherapy, and all kinds of sports treatment and therapy. It is non invasive, regenerative, and restorative for the body.
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