Chronic illness of any kind can leave one feeling drained and fatigued mentally and physically.
Have you been struggling with chronic illness for years? Are you looking for a safe and effective treatment for chronic illness in Bend Oregon? Then you are a great candidate with Functional and Naturopathic Medicine to help you get to the root cause. Some call this alternative Medicine or a holistic medical approach and we call it Complementary Medicine or Root cause Medicine.
- What is Chronic Illness?
Chronic illness is a condition that lasts for more than one year and requires continuous medical attention or puts limitation to daily activities or both. Some of the common chronic illnesses include Diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, Arthritis, Obesity and Heart Disease.
- What Causes Chronic Illnesses?
Most of the chronic ailments are often caused due to high-risk behaviors that have harmful impacts on health. Some of the behaviors include smoking, poor nutrition, inactive lifestyle or lack of physical activity, negative repetitive thoughts and excessive alcoholism. Hereditary/ Genetics and environmental factors can contribute to chronic illness.
- Conventional treatment Methods
Conventional medicines for alleviating chronic illnesses include pharmaceuticals, physical therapy and surgeries that may have side-effects on the body or be ineffective.. Conventional medicines do not resolve the issue or prevent it from recurring as it does not treat the underlying cause. Hence, these treatments often leave patients frustrated and vulnerable to deterioration.
- Alternative/Complementary Treatment Methods
Alternative/Complementary medicine can be provided in conjunction with as well as without the conventional treatment methods. Alternative treatments offer natural ways to treat and prevent the disease from occurring again. These treatment methods are specifically designed to identify the root cause of the chronic illness and treat with natural noninvasive therapies.
The five most common alternative treatment methods include:
Acupuncture is a healing technique which rebalances the patient’s chi, moves blood and promotes healing and restoration. The technique involves inserting thin and sterile needles into specific body points along energy meridian pathways. This method is effective for treating a multitude of chronic illnesses such as chronic and acute pain, fatigue, infertility, arthritis, migraines, asthma, and hormonal imbalances such as PMS and Menopausal symptoms. It works most effectively in conjunction with other alternative and conventional treatments.
- Oriental Medicine
Oriental Medicine is an ancient medicine system that helps to restore and balancing health by treating the illness through its five branches i.e. Acupuncture, Herbology, Tuina (Chinese medical massage), Energetics (Qigong and Tajiquan) and Dietetics (Nutritional medicine). According to studies chronic illnesses such as diabetes mellitus, rheumatoid arthritis, ischemic heart disease, hypertension and cerebrovascular disease can be managed and treated with the help of oriental medicine.
- Chiropractic Medicine
Chiropractic medicine addresses the various factors that impact human physiology. Chiropractic physicians are known to have specialization in musculoskeletal adjustments, physical rehabilitation, and recommending natural or herbal remedies. Chiropractic medicine offers relief from chronic headaches, back and neck pain and sports injuries.
- Massage Therapy
Massage therapists offer relaxation as well as several other health benefits especially when amalgamated with medical treatments. Massage therapy is an effective way to treat chronic pain and illness that includes pain and fatigue in cancer patients, high blood pressure, immune system functioning, headaches, and fibromyalgia.
- Naturopathic Medicine
Naturopathic medicine focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of illness. It utilizes the healing powers of nature. The medicine is concentrated around six principles i.e. First Do No Harm, The Healing Power of Nature, Identify and Treat the Cause, Doctor as Teacher, Treat the Whole Person, and Prevention. It treats the individual and not the disease. Naturopathic medicine prevents chronic illness by combining nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy and minor surgery.
Conclusion: Inspired Health provides customized integrative healthcare that is designed to get to the upstream root cause and create lasting strategies for optimal health and the reversal of chronic illness in Bend Oregon.