The truth about chronic illness is shocking. More than 40% of all Americans live with long-term conditions that may or may not be curable. They often experience pain, depression, and mental health issues stemming from isolation.
To add insult to injury, many people with chronic pain have trouble receiving a diagnosis. They may be told that they are inventing or exaggerating their pain. Practitioners of traditional medicine may lack the tools to address their patients’ symptoms.
In this article, we’ll discuss alternative treatments for chronic pain and ongoing illnesses. We’ll also help you schedule your initial consultation.
The Truth About Invisible Illnesses
When you think about chronic illness, what springs to mind? There are people with visible physical and intellectual disabilities, but some illnesses are not so easy to detect:
- Hormonal imbalances
If you’re living with an invisible illness, you may want to eat better, get more sleep, and go back to work. These are reasonable goals, but not easy for everyone to achieve. You might struggle with pain or executive dysfunction that causes your best intentions to go off the rails.
Before you kick yourself, try to reframe your internal conversation. You’re not lazy or broken, just organized differently with specific wellness needs. Alternative medicine doctors understand this. During an initial consultation, they focus on the patient’s mental state and lifestyle to get the full picture.
They will also want to know the patient’s goals and help them create new ones. Living with a chronic illness is all about setting short-term objectives and building from there.
Holistic Health Treatments for Chronic Illness
So how do holistic doctors treat chronic illnesses? Bioregulatory medicine delivers some surprising answers. Instead of prescribing heavy medication, for example, doctors may recommend reducing your dosage.
Other common therapies include body work, acupuncture, and nutritional supplement routines. Doctors may recommend guided detoxification, light and sound therapy, or brain therapy as well.
Every patient deserves a customized health care treatment plan. BioEnergetics is all about getting a deep read on mental, physical, and emotional health. Bioregulatory medicine has a strong focus on:
- Pain management through diet and exercise
- Alternative therapies like tai chi and massage
- Medication reduction when appropriate
- Herbal supplements and natural remedies
The fact is that we already use plants in medicine. Digitalis, a common heart medication derived from the foxglove plant, has been used for more than 90 years. CBD oil, derived from the hemp plant, is used all over the world for pain management and relaxation.
If your chronic illness has not responded to traditional medical treatments, consider alternative medicine. It’s not meant to replace medication or radiation but it will give you new treatment options.
Is Your Doctor Listening? When to Switch Providers
What the doctor-patient relationship boils down to is communication. If you feel like your questions aren’t getting answered, it’s time to switch doctors. You owe it to yourself to get effective, compassionate health care.
It takes a brave heart to change providers but you won’t regret it. Our team here at the BioMed Center will help discover the root of your pain. We use a medical approach that has been around for thousands of years. Even better, we’re FDA-approved.
The first step is to call us at (401) 443-4007 to schedule a consultation. BioMed’s doctors will never tell you that you’re imagining your pain.