The Holistic Approach to Pain Management

How your integrative medicine doctor in Phoenix, AZ, can help you manage pain using holistic techniques

Pain can be debilitating. It can interfere with you living a full, active life. Chronic pain can also result in depression, loss of self-esteem, and other issues. Your integrative medicine doctor can help you manage pain, so you can enjoy your life.

Dr. Kevin Chan at Pineapple Health in Phoenix, AZ, provides a wide range of holistic and integrative medicine services, including pain management.

In addition to affecting your mental state, acute or chronic pain can also contribute to physical issues like these:

  • Increased blood pressure
  • Increased stress on your heart
  • Inactivity resulting in weight gain

Pain comes in several types, including:

Nociceptive pain–inflammation, burns, bruises, sprains, and fractures are examples of this type of pain.

Neuropathic pain–sciatica, diabetic neuropathy, and damage to the nerves or nervous system are examples of this type of pain.

Mixed pain–migraines and myofascial pain are examples of this type of pain

At Pineapple Health, your integrative medicine doctor will do a comprehensive examination to diagnose the underlying cause of your pain and then create a customized treatment plan to help you manage your pain.

Your customized treatment plan may include:

Dietary changes, to ensure you have the proper amounts of nutrients and vitamins to stimulate healing and reduce inflammation

An exercise and stretching regimen, to help you maintain strength, flexibility, and mobility

Mindfulness practice and meditation, help you control pain and the stress chronic pain can cause

Acupuncture, stimulates your body’s ability to heal itself

Herbal remedies and supplements, to help your body attain optimal health

Chiropractic care, to realign bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments so your body has proper motion and posture

Therapeutic massage, to relax tense muscles, tendons, and ligaments, and create a sense of wellness

To learn more about managing pain using holistic treatments, talk with an expert. Call Dr. Kevin Chan at Pineapple Health in Phoenix, AZ. You can reach him in the office by calling (480) 961-2366, so call today.

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