Pain Management

When helping those in pain, our practitioners understand how complex pain management is and how individualised it can be, whether it be dyspareunia (pain during intercourse), dysmenorrhea (painful periods), headaches and/or migraines, acute lower back strain or chronic pelvic pain, our experienced practitioners will use a variety of gentle techniques to help reduce and relieve pain and improve movement. Then through education on breathing techniques, movement practices, nutritional advice and lifestyle changes they will aim to prevent reoccurrence of the injury.

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Our practitioners have extensive experience in chronic pain:

Our practitioners have extensive experience in chronic pain and understand the complex nature of pain management; for many in chronic pain a multidisciplinary approach is required working on the structure and local pain sites, hormonal imbalances, nutritional insufficiencies, stress management and sleep hygiene. Our team of acupuncturists, naturopaths, osteopaths and nutritionists will work together as an integrative approach to help create a health plan to suit your needs.

How our services can help with pain management:

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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is well-recognised and highly effective in pain management. Acupuncture is a potent analgesic and can help relieve most types of acute or chronic pain and discomfort, and can reduce the need for pharmaceutical painkillers and medications with toxic and harmful side-effects. By relieving pain, acupuncture can significantly enhance general well-being and quality of life. 

Pain Management: 

  • Period pain and premenstrual syndrome
  • Endometriosis, adenomyosis, dysmenorrhea
  • Acute and chronic gastritis and epigastric pain
  • Arthritis including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and gout
  • Back & neck pain, fibromyalgia
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Neuralgia, sciatic pain 
  • Post-operative pain  
  • Raynaud’s syndrome
  • Sports injuries including sprains and strains, tennis elbow
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)
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Naturopathy

Specific analgesic herbs, homeopathics and nutrients can be prescribed by our expert team of naturopaths to help down regulate the inflammatory process and relieve pain.

Examples include turmeric, garlic, ginger, fish oil supplements, evening primrose oil and specific herbs such as californian ppppy, jamaican dogwood, cramp bark, or willow bark- the herbs that aspirin was made from. These herbs and nutritional supplements are best prescribed by our team to ensure appropriateness and avoid

interactions with any other pain medications that you may already be taking.

Pain Management:

  • Period pain and premenstrual syndrome
  • Endometriosis, adenomyosis, dysmenorrhea
  • Acute and chronic gastritis and epigastric pain
  • Arthritis including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and gout
  • Back & neck pain, fibromyalgia, headaches/migraines
  • Neuralgia
  • Post-operative pain
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Osteopathy

Our osteopaths have over 30 years of combined clinical experience treating people with pain across the whole family and ranging from acute injuries to chronic pain and repetitive strain injuries. Our osteopaths will use a variety of techniques including but not limited to:

  • Gentle articulation
  • Cranial osteopathy
  • Myofascial and fascial techniques
  • Visceral osteopathy
  • Manipulation
  • Stretching

Our osteopaths use a variety of gentle techniques to help reduce and relieve pain and improve movement. Through education, breathing techniques, movement practices, nutritional advice and lifestyle changes; we work with you to prevent the recurrence of your injury or aggravation of your condition.

Our practitioners have experience in treating the following:

  • Headaches, migraines and TMJ pain
  • Lower back, hip and knee pain
  • Ankle and foot pain
  • Shoulder, elbow and wrist pain.
  • Dysmenorrhea and dyspareunia
  • Vulvodynia and vaginismus
  • Coccyndynia and pubic symphysis pain
  • Pudendal neuralgia
  • Chronic pelvic pain associated with endometriosis, adenomyosis, inflammatory bowel diseases, bladder pain syndrome
  • Pregnancy related pain
  • Period pain
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