ALTERNATIVE AND NATURAL TREATMENTS – HOME USE
Many of the treatments that were only available via trained therapists and other medical practitioners have been re-configured for self administration – i.e. for home use. However, there are occasions where it is still sensible to take advantage of the skill of a trained specialist.
In these cases, a few sessions with a trained therapist for example could be a useful starting point. It gives you a good idea of the process …. and will allow you to set realistic expectations of the possible outcomes.
The list below attempts to be reasonably comprehensive although it must be acknowledges that there are some treatments that have been omitted. Where possible, these will be added in the near future. Electromagnetic therapy is one of these. Once we have more reliable data on this technique, we will include it in the list. For the time being, for further information: John Hopkins University.
Acupuncture: a traditional Chinese therapy using extremely fine needles.
Acupressure: same pressure points but no needles.
Yoga: yoga exercises for carpal tunnel syndrome and general relaxation.
Myofascial Massage: deep tissue massage to remove adhesions etc.
Trigger Point Therapy: removing muscle knots and trigger points.
Hand Exercises: simple hand exercises with physiotherapist.
Infrared Treatment: harnessing the power of infrared light to heal.
Deep Penetrating Light: LED light therapy initially developed by NASA.
Low Level Laser: using the photonic healing of cold lasers to heal soft tissue.
TENS & EMS: combination units – TENS with EMS equipment.
Ultrasound: high and low energy sound waves to relax muscle tissue.
Electrotherapy: electrical stimulation for nerve pain.
Herbal Medicine: natural remedies, essential oils, herbal medicines.
Homeopathy: used on its own or to complement other treatments.
Vitamins and Supplements: vitamins such as B6, supplements and food additives.