Month: July 2019

Herbal Treatments For Pain

Managing pain doesn’t have to be a struggle and it doesn’t have to include man-
made and potentially addictive medicines. Oftentimes, when it comes to healing our
pains and ailments, we just have to turn to the earth. Here are some natural herbs
that are used to treat pain naturally.

Boswellia Serrata
Boswellia is a gum resin extracted from a tree. It contains boswellic acids that have
anti-inflammatory effects on users due to enzymes called 5-Lipooxygenase.
Boswellia has been proven to suppress pain and improve mobility in under a week.

Curcumin
This herb contains curcuminoids, an anti-inflammatory ingredient. It is also a great
pain reliever often given to people after a surgical operation. Curcumin needs to be
paired with either piperine, phosphatidyylcholine or curcumin nanoparticles for it
to be absorbed properly.

White Willow
White willow bark is anti-inflammatory and also contains analgesic properties. It
reduces many different kinds of pains including arthritis, muscle pain, and back
pain. Always consult your naturopath before using White Willow as it is highly toxic
when used incorrectly.

Devil’s Claw
Devi’s claw is a tuber vegetable that contains harpogosides. This ingredient is
anti-inflammatory and has been proven to relieve lower back pain and arthritis.

Jamaican Dogwood
Jamacian Dogwood stem has antispasmodic, sedating, and nervine properties used
to treat the most painful of conditions (neuralgia, migraines, etc). It is also useful in
treating ovarian and uterine pain. High doses of this are highly toxic and must be
taken with care.

Naturopathy practices medicines that use these natural herbs to remedy the pain
that you may be feeling in your body. If you’re curious about starting naturopathic
treatment to handle your pain, call us today at 905.492.8688. Our expert
naturopaths can help you relieve your pain.

What Is The Graston Technique?

The Graston Technique is a specialized form of manual therapy. It involves using
stainless steel tools to preform muscle mobilizations and remove tension from
trigger points (knots). It is a deeper and more intense version of manual therapy as
the tools used often allow for deeper and more precise targeting of the muscle.

The Graston Technique is preformed in 2 separate steps: locating and removing. The
first step, locating, is simply locating muscles that need attention. To do this, a
practitioner will run the tool over your skin in search of fibrous or scar tissue that
may be causing pain or restricting movement. The second step is to use the tools to
break up the tissue to ease pain and restore motion. This is done this is done by
rubbing of the tool into the muscle. The pressure and speed at which this is done
varies depending on the severity of the muscle tension.

The Graston Technique is not a commonly practiced technique, however, it is very
effective and healing technique. Benefits of the Graston Technique include the
following:

    • Decreasing overall treatment time
    • Faster rehabilitation/ recovery
    • Reducing the need for anti-inflammatory medication
    • Resolving chronic conditions
    • Pain reduction and management

If you are interested in and natural ways to relieve yourself of other chronic pains or
ailments, call us today at 905.492.8688 or visit our website for
more information and to book an appointment.