Monday, 25 March 2013

The benefits of thinking outside the box

A recent study in America has found that Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is extremely beneficial to people who suffer with chronic back pain. Overall, 60% of those surveyed who had at least one CAM therapy in the last 12 months found significant relief.

Chiropractic and osteopathic care were found to be the most effective approaches with massage coming in second. What this study shows is that alongside traditional medicine there is light at the end of the tunnel for sufferers of chronic back pain.

Interestingly this study also revealed that only 24% of respondents who received CAM had been referred to practitioners by their regular doctor. Many people turn to CAM treatments because they felt like conventional medicine would not work and they wanted to be proactive in their own care.

Here at The Wellness Hub we believe in the power of what we do and we take a whole body approach to healing. Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions.  It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the wellbeing of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together. Our patients find that they feel relief to some degree after just 1-2 sessions and that their pain can be managed and reduced successfully. 

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