The word “alternative” used in the terms “alternative medicines” or “alternative therapies” is now replaced by the word “integrative” due to some good reasons.
Alternative methods normally indicate to not using of traditional medicines or medical practices. But in the world of traditional science the alternative and homeopathy processes are widely accepted. Now many medical schools have added integrative medicine as the part of their studies. And the best part is there is a growing consciousness and popularity of alternative treatment options, like acupuncture Ryde, among people worldwide, with Australia being no exception.
Getting relief from back pain – Integrative treatments and their benefits
Yoga – Yoga is one of the most natural and popular remedies for any kind of pain especially back pain. Regular practice of yoga along with other treatment options, like acupuncture, makes one’s body fit and fine, and the person can get complete relief from back pain. However, yoga comes in many forms and has some difficulty levels too. Hence it is always recommended to learn it from an expert and do those poses only that are for back pain. Yoga has elements which includes- flexibility, core strengthening, relaxation techniques and mood elevation. These all elements would undoubtedly help in getting rid of problems related to back pain.
Chiropractic –The word chiropractic is derived from the Greek word “kheiro” meaning “hand”. This therapy was introduced in the 19th century by a practitioner named D.D. Palmer in Lowa. In its history, it gives special attention to the relationship between the structure and function and also differs itself from orthodox medicine. Chiropractic therapy uses spinal manipulation and adjustment for natural healing of the pain.
Prolotherapy – Prolotherapy is also known as “prolo” in short, which means proliferation. The process of this therapy indicates towards the growth of new ligament tissue in the areas where it has become weak. This process of therapy demands the use of injectable agents of dextrose into the spines.
Balneotherapy – It is the process in which the body is soaked in water, supplemented with minerals like sulfur. This therapy is derived from the Latin word “bath”. By using this water for bathing seems to be more benefit for getting relief from back pain than that of normal tap water.
Willow Bark – White Willow tree, which is also known as Salix Alba’s bark proves to be effective in back pain and it works similar to aspirin. The ingredients present in the bark are converted into salicylic acid when it is applied. Normally, when it is used it creates a heat in the area where it is applied and relief the area from the pain.