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Naturopathic medicine for pain?

christiecchristie Posts: 28
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:47 AM in Chronic Pain
So - I am looking for alternatives to opiates for pain relief. I am doing PT and pain mgmt classes and everything I can besides opiates. As of now, opiates are not an option for me (my other posts explain) so I'm looking for other avenues when aleve, motrin, tylenol and muscle relaxers still don't cut it. Has anyone ever been to a naturopathic doc? What was your experience? Any advice or recommendations?

Thanks in advance!



  • Hi
    here is a list

    Fish Oil - with EPA and DHA totaling at least 3 grams. This may thin the blood alot so be careful if you have bleeding problems

    Vitamin D- get a 25ohd test from your Doc. Make sure you are in the high normal range

    Zyflamend made by New Chapter. Haven't used it but it's become popular for it's effectiveness

    Hyaluronic Acid



    Tumeric Extract



    Systemic enzymes (not to be confused with digestive enzymes)

    None of these will work as fast as the painkillers
    that you've listed. Fish oil,D,CC and MSM in particular will take months of usage before effects are felt. Enzymes, a few days to work

    Tiger Balm- a topical for joint pain This works fast

    Of course, always check precautions if taking any of these.
    Any ? post back I'll try to answer it

  • accupressure or accupuncture may help
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