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Treatment for Sciatica

Treatment for Sciatica

There are a number of holistic, natural, treatments available for Sciatica. Here are some:

Complementary Treatment Options

Shiatsu

Shiatsu therapy has a high success rate in the treatment of sciatica, producing a quicker increase in mobility and reduction of pain.
Sciatica that doesn’t resolve itself after a few days needs prompt professional attention.

Allopathic Treatment Options

  • Medication including painkillers and anti-inflammatories
  • Epidural injections where medication injected directly into the spine
  • Traction
  • Surgery
  • Rest
  • Over-the-counter painkillers
  • Ice packs
  • Proper posture
  • Resting the back by not bending, flexing or lifting heavy weights
  • Warm baths
  • Sleeping on a mattress that is neither too soft, nor too hard
  • Gentle exercises to strengthen and support the lower back

Treatment for Frozen Shoulder

Treatment for Frozen Shoulder

There are a number of holistic, natural, treatments available for Frozen Shoulder  Here are some:

Complementary Treatment Options

Shiatsu
Shiatsu therapy, often used in conjunction with Sotai (post isometric relaxation) has a good success rate in the treatment of frozen shoulder, producing an increase in mobility and reduction of pain.
Shiatsu practitioners can work with conditions of both acute and chronic natures. 

Sotai

Using post-isometric relaxation (Sotai) allows the muscles in the forearm to relax while reducing pain, also increasing flexibility and strength.

Allopathic Treatment Options

In moderate cases, symptoms can be reduced through exercise, taking painkillers, and anti-inflammatory drugs. In severe cases, corticosteroid drugs, administered by injection directly into the joint, may be used to relieve pain. Manipulation of the affected joint while under general anaesthetic is also used to try to restore mobility. However, this is not always successful and can lead to an increase in pain. Normally, recovery is slow whatever the severity, and whatever the treatment.

Sotai a truly complementary system

Sotai

sotaiSotai was developed, in Japan, by Doctor Keizo Hashimoto (1897–1993).  It is a form of muscle/movement therapy where the muscles are enticed into regaining their full range of movement through relaxation rather than stretching.  Dr. Hashimoto developed his treatment mode in a way that natural body alignment is achieved by moving towards comfort (using the principal of the easy motion barrier) rather than by trying to stretch the muscle, towards pain.  Sotai was developed from Dr. Hashimoto’s knowledge of Traditional Oriental Medicine and Western Medicine.

 

Sotai re-educates the muscles

It is a truly complementary system that re-educates the muscles, breaking any holding patterns and allowing new, natural and harmonious, pattern to take their place. Rather that fighting with the muscle and trying to stretch it, Sotai uses post-isometric relaxation to facilitate the opening of the muscle and normalising the strained contraction/condition.

Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

There are a number of holistic, natural, treatments available for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Here are some of them:

Complementary Treatment Options

Shiatsu

Shiatsu has been found to be extremely beneficial in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome, assisting the muscles in the forearm to relax while creating a feeling of wellbeing in the receiver. Shiatsu practitioners can work with conditions of both acute and chronic natures.  Shiastu is often used in conjunction with Sotai.

Sotai

Using post-isometric relaxation (Sotai) allows the muscles in the forearm to relax while reducing pain, also increasing flexibility and strength.

Vitamin

  • Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) can be helpful for reducing numbness and tingling and support the nervous system.
  • Vitamin B6 can also reduce numbness and tingling.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for reducing inflammation.

Herbal

  • Ginger, tumeric and bromelain (in pineapple) reduce inflammation.

Allopathic Treatment Options

Carpal tunnel syndrome often disappears without treatment. Resting the affected hand and using a splint, avoiding activities that may aggravate the condition, may alleviate the symptoms. If the symptoms persist, an injection of a corticosteroid drug may be injected under the ligament in the wrist. Ultimately, if all else fails, surgery may be performed to decrease the pressure on the nerve.