Naturopathic physical therapies help you to recover from injuries by working on joints, muscles, fascia, and the skeletal system. They also help to speed healing and strengthen the immune system by way of detoxification and improved circulation.
The physical therapies I use to treat various conditions are acupuncture, hydrotherapy, and massage.
Physical therapies can benefit a wide variety of conditions. Among them are sports injuries, chronic pain, muscle strains, arthritis, frequent colds and flus, and mental health.
Naturopathic physical therapies help recover more quickly from sports injuries. Myofascial release using acupuncture needles, massage, the application of hot and cold packs, and manipulation can help speed recovery from strains and sprains and enhance muscle relaxation, which leads to faster recovery.
The use of acupuncture, myofascial release, hydrotherapy (hot and cold applications), massage, and manipulation can help improve circulation to the affected areas, support healing, and ease pain, thereby decreasing the need for prescription pain killers.
Acupuncture, massage, and hydrotherapy increase circulation to the affected areas, which stimulates healing and reduces the need for prescription pain killers that can damage the liver.
Hydrotherapy and infrared sauna treatments stimulate the lymphatic system, as does acupuncture. A healthy lymphatic system is better able to fight infections, such as those caused by colds, flus, and mononucleosis.
Acupuncture can be used to treat mental health issues. Studies also show that hydrotherapy (hot and cold applications) is as effective as electroshock therapy in the treatment of major depressive disorder, without the ensuing negative side effects, such as memory loss. Read this article from Psychology Today for more information:
A Cold Splash -- Hydrotherapy for Depression and Anxiety
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