Unchecked pain may lengthen recovery time from illness or injury, wear down emotional well-being and erode quality of life. Many people turn to medication to treat pain, but reports of dangerous side effects continue to pile up for over-the-counter and prescription drugs alike (Arch Intern Med 2005;165:1363-9).
But that doesn’t mean you have to suffer. Exciting research shows the power of mind-body healing to greatly reduce pain. Mind-body medicine, long a key aspect of many Eastern healing practices, harnesses the power of the mind to improve physical well-being. Now, its popularity is growing in the West as an alternative to conventional drug-based therapies. This fits in beautifully with the holistic chiropractic approach provided by Dr. Smith.
To maximize your body’s ability to heal itself, Dr. Smith recommends that patients struggling with pain consider adding any of the following mind-body therapies to regular chiropractic care.
- Breathing exercises