Pain Management

Acute and chronic pain are common reasons for a visit to a Naturopathic Doctor.  Pain treatments include anything from dietary changes, detoxification, anti-inflammatory supplements, food allergy testing, nutrient pain mgmt Rrepletion, acupuncture, and injection therapies such as Neural Therapy.  As in all naturopathic treatments, it is first necessary to find the cause of the pain and then treat accordingly, which Dr. Beach and Dr. Goto accomplish by using a patient’s health history as well as physical examination and laboratory testing.

Neural Therapy

Neural Therapy was first discovered in 1925 by two German physicians, Ferdinand and Walter Huneke who accidentally discovered that the intravenous injection of novocaine was successful in eliminating migraine headaches.  Continued research by the Huneke’s created a new system of healing that they referred to as Neural Therapy, which combines the more common uses of local anaesthetics for ganglion and nerve blocks with the treatment of interference fields.

Neural therapy is a gentle technique that involves the injection of local anaesthetic (usually procaine) into tissues such as peripheral nerves, scars, glands, acupuncture points and autonomic ganglia. This therapy is based on the theory that trauma can produce longstanding disturbances in the electrochemical function of tissues.

Neural therapy can often instantly and lastingly resolve chronic longstanding illness, and chronic pain.  Beyond the treatment of pain, Neural Therapy is also used for the treatment of illnesses such as focal infection, allergies, chronic bowel problems, kidney disease, prostate and female problems, infertility, tinnitus and others.  Neural Therapy also provides detoxification and nervous system calming.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which is a range of traditional medical practices originating in China that developed several thousand years ago.  TCM practices include theories, diagnosis and treatments such as acupuncture, cupping, massage, herbal medicine, nutritional therapy, and physical exercise (e.g. Tai Chi).

TCM theory is based on a number of philosophies including the theory of Yin-Yang, the Five Elements, the human body Meridian system, ZangFu organ theory, and others. Diagnosis and treatment are conducted with reference to these concepts. Much recent research has brought great support to the efficacy of TCM, especially acupuncture.

According to TCM our bodies have pathways or “meridians” in which blood, energy (Qi), and fluids flow.  Patterns of disharmony or “sickness” such as chronic pain come from disruptions of the body’s energy flow along the series of meridians.  There are 12 standard meridians, each corresponding to different organs in our bodies.

Acupuncture is effective for treating a broad range of illnesses and conditions, not only including pain relief, but also sinusitis, mood disorders, preventing miscarriage, infertility, stress relief, fibromyalgia, headaches, menopausal symptoms, treatment of addictions, immune boosting, and much more.