Do you experience persistent pain?
Does pain impact your ability to do the things you love?
Do you use pain medication only to find that you are slowly increasing your dose?
Are you unsure about the cause of your pain?
At Integrated Wellness Clinic, we believe in a holistic approach to pain management to get you feeling and functioning better.
Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts longer than 12 weeks. Pain is a subjective physiological and psychological experience that often serves a purpose of warning – it’s your body’s way of telling you that injury or damage has occurred to one or more bodily tissues.
Conventional treatment of pain, including the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and non-opioid analgesics (e.g.paracetamol), can provide relief, however, from a naturopathic perspective, these medications should not be taken long-term as they can have negative effects on gut and liver health. Furthermore, these medications act as a ‘bandaid’ solution, simply suppressing the signs and symptoms, rather than resolving the underlying trigger.
A Naturopathic approach to treating pain involves identifying and addressing the underlying cause, or trigger, of the pain. Of course, the number one treatment aim is to reduce pain levels so that your wellbeing, comfort and quality of life is prioritised.
Herbal medicines have been used for centuries in pain management. Research has shown that herbal medicines act as analgesics by modulating the central nervous system and working upon many different neuroreceptors. As well as this, other herbs and nutritional compounds can help to reduce inflammation that is commonly associated with pain. Inflammation is one of the body’s defence mechanisms that occurs in response to substances that are produced by damaged cells such as tissue injury.
When prescribing nutritional and herbal supplements for pain management, our Naturopaths will often create an individualised ‘compound formula’, which is a specific nutritional preparation that takes into account your individual needs.
As well as this, dietary modification can play a role in managing pain conditions long-term. Foods rich in B vitamins and amino acids may assist in reducing pain associated with nerve involvement. As well as this, vitamin C, zinc and amino acids can help to repair damaged tissues. Essential fatty acids, such as omega 3, may also help to reduce pain levels.
Naturopathy can work well alongside other modalities, such as acupuncture, massage therapy, chiropractic and osteopathic treatments, to manage various pain conditions. We are always happy to work alongside your other health professionals to ensure you are receiving the best possible outcomes.
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Our Practitioners treat the root cause and not just the symptoms.
Through accurate assessment and scientific testing we can identify imbalances.
Our minimal fuss treatment plans address these imbalances.
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Why do we offer a Free Naturopath Assessment Consultation?
- Many clients are not sure if Naturopathy can help them.
- Maybe you have seen a Practitioner before and you want to figure out if we can help further.
- You might have questions that you want to ask the Practitioner in person before you commence a treatment plan.
- You may be wondering if we can identify what is causing your symptoms.
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No matter where you are, we can offer Naturopath consultation by phone or skype consultations and nutritional supplementation through Australia and Overseas. We would love to see you in person in our Brisbane Naturopath, Central Coast Naturopath, Gold Coast Naturopath, Newcastle Naturopath, Mooloolaba Naturopath or Caloundra Naturopath Clinics on the Sunshine Coast, or our Melbourne Naturopath clinic.