Naturopathy Treats Pain

A naturopath can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle and support you

through difficult life stages and periods of stress.

Jean is a holistic naturopath, including mind and body in your diagnostic tests,

measurements and plans for your future.

 

  • Muscle aches and pain

  • Pain – neck, shoulder, back

  • Joint pain 

  • Brain fog or poor concentration

  • Stress and concomitant problems

  • Headache

  • Indigestion, bloating, constipation

Many things can affect your pain, especially the severity of your pain, so there is a need to address these additional issues:

 

  • Insomnia or poor quality sleep

  • Fatigue, always feeling tired

  • Lack of energy

  • Anxiety, depression and difficulty controlling your mood

  • Poor concentration and brain fog –neurological factors

  • Stress that increases your pain – stress information

 

Naturopathy is by its very nature and name a natural therapy, sometimes called complementary medicine. Naturopaths are trained full-time for three to four years. The courses and subjects they study include anatomy and physiology, pharmacology but include many areas of health and wellness not treated by doctors.

One of the strengths of naturopathic philosophy is the emphasis on being as healthy as possible and using drug-free treatments, hence reducing complications with side-effects.

You can expect to be asked about, discussed and integrate into your health plan.

  • What and how you eat and drink

  • Your lifestyle, both social and work

  • Exercise, movement and activity

  • Drugs and medication prescribed by your doctor (important that we know this)

  • Practitioner only supplements that are well researched and proven. At this clinic we generally use Australian supplements that are strictly regulated by the TGA (therapeutic goods act) for quality and content.

  • Bring in all supplements: across the counter supplements, those from friends or online as many of these (dietary) supplements have little or no research or quality control, no matter how good the videos, stories, claims or websites. 

Each visit we discuss your progress and monitor your progress to ensure changes are happening.

Medications and Supplements

As a naturopath is interested in health promotion and disease prevention their unique approach could be of value before you start medication, or before you decide to have surgery.

You may also be on a long list of supplements, but it’s about taking the supplement that you need at the moment for your symptoms.

*** Never change your medication or dosage without permission from your GP

Nutritionals and Supplements effective for Pain Relief 

Scientists within the naturopathic community are continually researching and developing new products to improve your treatment - however its not reported on the evening news, so below I detail new products and those that have been giving excellent results in the clinic for years.

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PEA or Palmitoylethanolamide  (gees that's hard to type) has arrived at PASC

We are really excited about a new product that's now available for practitioners, that's manufactured to a high standard and well researched. We have been waiting for such a product for years.

As many of you know Kinesiology can be effective at getting rid of long term pain, chronic pain that may have been around for years and although this pain banishment can only take a month or two, you are still living with pain, sleeplessness or have to take more and more medications to get relief and have to accept the side-effects of medication.

 

So what is PEA?

This is and anti-inflammatory powder (tasteless) that reduces pain, no side-effects and no interactions with medications. Useful for any of the musculoskeletal pain I work with daily. I'm looking forward to using PEA to help with nerve pain such as sciatica, as research has proven PEA can help support nerves. 

 

The most exciting thing is that it can be taken with medications, as many products bought online cannot be checked for interactions. So I'll us this space to warn you that all supplements should be taken with care and advice from a professional, especially if you're on medication.