treatment is difficult. First, let us
look at what kind of treatment is on offer:
Regular pain medicines for over the counter. Product people buy every
day. The suggestion did tell us that
those products work and they do for a short period of time. We need these painkillers by outbursts of pain as they work temporarily. But they are harmful to health when used for a longer period.
Prescription drugs. Millions, or do I need to say, a billion dollar
industry. Painkillers are among the best sold, expensive and disturbing
addictive medicines. They work for sure. Some better then other but the long-term side effects are disastrous. We need
them when described with treatment, not as stand-alone
solutions. I guess this is a warning in the wind.
Complementary or Alternative medicines such as Ayurveda, Traditional
Chinese medicine or other treatments. Some have a proven record, most are
individual dependent. These treatments depend on the master skills of the person
who applies the medication or treatment. I met many motivated and skilled
people but all are based on individual
and time-consuming consultancy. If they are allowed to charge the same rates as
the regular it would be fairer.
Mechanical treatments such as Electro Stimulation. This is easy to apply an individualized treatment that has been around for decades. The pity
part is that standardization of
application made it to a tool of interest but not a medical appliance of
importance. New scientific research is continuing to discover the right
application of the different ES methods. Follow this series.
Pain is personal and the manifestation very individual, nearly like the DNA of a person. The nerve system is uniquely wired and the signals can jump in any direction leaving a load of “misinformation” around. Fake pain areas are these places where you actually think to feel pain but are not the cause of the pain. Example; you have pain in the elbow and every doctor is treating you for this elbow pain, which is not going away. The actual pain source is in the shoulder where a nerve could be blocked or squeezed. (end of part 3) Arnaud van der Veere