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Articles below are compiled by editor felicity wood (non medical practitioner - but chronic pain sufferer) from Government Health Authorities, respresentative Alternative Medicine Associations and Natural Theraoy Teaching Centers.

Heat & Cold

Heat & Cold

Many people have found that hot and cold treatments help relieve their back pain. Heat and cold can be applied several times throughout the day but for periods no greater...

Herbal/Botanical Medicine

Herbal/Botanical Medicine

Herbal/Botanical Medicine is the use of herbs for disease prevention, as adjunctive therapies and a primary intervention treatment for specific conditions. Herb plants produce and contain a variety of chemical...

Homoeopathy

Homoeopathy

Homoeopathy is an alternative system of medicine that was founded in the early 19th century by a German physician. It's a system of medical therapy that concentrates on care of...

Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy is the therapeutic use of water, either internally or externally, for healing and rehabilitation treatments. There are many ways to use water for healing, including steam baths, hot and...

Injection Therapy

Injection Therapy

Direct injection of medication into the back may be recommended by a physician for those patients whose conservative treatments have not worked. Injection therapy includes local anaesthetics, saline, steroids, dextrose...

Integrative Medicine

Integrative Medicine

Integrative Medicine is a multi-disciplinary approach to healthcare. It is based on a partnership between patient and health provider, where the best of conventional, complementary and alternative medicine practices can...

Kinesiology

Kinesiology

Kinesiology is the study of body movement, especially how our muscles move in relation to the whole body. This encompasses holistic health disciplines that use gentle muscle testing to monitor...

Laser Therapy

Laser Therapy

The Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has been in use for more than 20 years. The term LASER is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Light...

Magnetic Therapy

Magnetic Therapy

Magnetic Therapy is based on the effects of magnetic fields on the human body. We are an electromagnetic organism with electricity flowing through the nerves in our body just as...

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is the hands-on manipulation of muscle and other soft tissue of the body to prevent and alleviate pain, muscle spasm and stress, and promote health and wellness. Many...

Megavitamin Therapy (Orthomolecular medicine)

Megavitamin Therapy (Orthomolecular medicine)

The word 'Orthomolecular' was coined by Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling to describe an approach to medicine that uses natural occurring substances normally present in the body. It is possible...

Meditation

Meditation

Meditation is a simple way to balance a person's physical, emotional and mental state. Meditation is consciously directing your attention to alter your state of consciousness. Meditation has traditionally been...

Musculoskeletal medicine

Musculoskeletal medicine

Musculoskeletal medicine is the branch of medicine that addresses pain in the muscles, bones, ligaments and joints. It involves the non-surgical treatment of varied conditions like back pain, neck pain...

Myotherapy

Myotherapy

Myotherapy is a medical term that simply means muscle therapy, 'myo' means muscle, just as 'osteo' means bone and 'neuro' means nerve. There are different forms of myotherapy available, including...

Naturopathy

Naturopathy

Naturopathic medicine, sometimes called "naturopathy," is as old as healing itself and as new as the latest discoveries in biochemical sciences. Although the term naturopathy was first used at the...

Neural Therapy

Neural Therapy describes a form of treatment using the body's autonomic nervous system (ANS). It is a healing technique developed in Germany that involves the injection of local anaesthetics into...

Neurology

Neurology

Neurology is the field of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases or injury to the brain, spine or peripheral nerves. Neurosurgeons are more than just brain...

Nesfield's Treatment (percutaneous neurotomy)

Nesfield's Treatment (percutaneous neurotomy)

The procedure was first developed in 1918 by an English surgeon, Mr Vincent Nesfield. He treated soldiers returning from the First World War with a condition he called 'trench back...

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