Health & Wellbeing Podcast #26
Most people will experience pain at some stage in their lives, however for some this pain can be chronic, at times severe. Many people struggle with the side effects of conventional pain medications, and turn to natural medicine for support.
Herbal medicine and food can be used to assist in the management of pain conditions, both in addressing the underlying cause of pain conditions, and in providing some pain relief.
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Earlier this year I spoke at the Wise Women Gathering about Chronic Pain and Inflammation. What a wonderful event it was, full of many kind, wise and wonderful ladies. I was honoured to be asked to speak again and this year my topic was something quite different to my talk of the previous year, Herbal Medicine for Motherhood – I spoke on Chronic Pain and Inflammation.
In my clinic I see a lot of people who experience chronic pain of various degrees and the ways that this is dealt with conventionally is sadly, in many cases insufficient. The increasing reliance on potentially harmful medications and lack of holistic care is an issue that compounds the problem.
I had so much content I wanted to share at this talk, but not enough time to cover everything, so I have shared this now in my podcast. I am splitting the topic into sections, and I share with you now the first part, where I will be talking about the underlying issues that feed into chronic pain and inflammation.
Some topics that will be covered include:
- What is Pain?
- What is the difference between acute and chronic pain?
- Understanding chronic pain.
- Causes of chronic pain. These include:
- Diet and lifestyle
- Biological make up (including genetics)
- Gut health
- Environment and Personal History
- Chronic Infections
- The Mind.
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