A large number of the Ghanaian population currently suffers from chronic pain. Because current pain medications can create nausea, constipation, depression, stomach bleeding, kidney problems, and dependence, many are looking for more natural ways to reduce chronic pain. The trick is to use natural treatments that are strong enough.
Inflammation, commonly accompanied with chronic pain, is actually a defense mechanism for the body. For injuries, it serves to bathe the injury in healing fluids and acts as a cushion to protect against further injury. However, if the inflammation is prolonged or out of control, it can cause destruction. This is what occurs in arthritis, where the inflammation actually causes the destruction of the joints. Chronic systemic inflammation is involved in a variety of conditions from neurological to degenerative conditions, and is considered a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
At LWC we employ mind-body therapies to help our clients manage and eliminate pain. Mind-body therapies are treatments that are meant to help the mind’s ability to affect the functions and symptoms of the body.
Mind-body therapies used at LWC encompasses a variety of disciplines, including therapeutic massages, neuro linguistic programming (NLP), reflexology, yoga, aromatherapy, relaxation, pranic healing, crystal healing and much more.
We also employ dietary approaches, nutritional supplements as well as herbal therapies as part of our pain management protocols.
All the above mentioned alternative therapies used as part of a healthy lifestyle or in conjunction with allopathic (conventional) medicine known as integrated medicine has huge potential to alleviate pain in most cases.