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Back Pain

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Back Pain Cairns

back pain cairns

back pain cairns

Acupuncture can be used to treat back pain.

  • Sciatica
  • S1 referred pain down the leg
  • L5 referred pain down the leg
  • Bulging discs
  • Arthritis in the lower back
  • Back Spasm
  • Referred pain
  • lower back pain generally
  • Mid back pain
  • Upper back pain

Please phone Tanya Galvin on 0408 054 538 to have a talk about your particular back pain.

Pain in the legs, feet and ankles not due to accident, injury, or an inflammatory disease such as arthritis or gout is usually a combination of poor circulation and musculo-skeletal problems, often from poor posutre and being overweight.

Rheumatism and arthritis


Arthritis is a degenerative joint disease and one of the most commonest and most severe forms of pain from all causes in the western world, affecting an estimated 10 percent of the population. The two main types are ostoearthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.


is wear and tear arthritis as a result of the gradual wearing down of the protective cartilage between the joints with age. The consequent damage to the bon joints lead to inflammation, reduced movement, and deformity of the joint. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis worldwide, experienced mainly in the hips, knees, and hands. It affects men and women equally.


Reheumatoid arthritis is joint inflammation of a varying severity that can affect the whole body, starting usually in the hands and feet and spreading to the rest of the body. It is an auto-immune disease, which means that the body turns against itself and attacks its own tissues. Diet, lifestyle, and inherited predisposition are widely regarded as the main causes, and women are three to four times more likely to suffer than men, especially between the ages of 20 and 40. Apart from swelling, stiffness, and pain in the affected joints. Apart from swelling, stiffness, and pain in the affected joints, producing a characteristically red and shiny skin, sufferers usually experience fatigue, loss of appetite, and often a slightly raised temperature.


Natural therapies have an excellent record in the treatment of both forms of arthritis, both for prevention and cures – so much so they are now the treatments of choice.


Common solutions

For pain relief both hot and cold compresses are effective as are a variety of baths; choose from seawater, seaweed or epsom salts (3-4 tablespoons in a hot bath). Juice fasts – a combination of celery, carrot, beet, potato, white cabbage, and cucumber – can be safely carried out indefinitely, provided a varied intake is kept up. Contradictory as it may seem, gentle daily exercise is important for both forms of arthritis. It is now recognized that unless joints are kept moving they quickly seize up and the problem get worse. Swimming is excellent with a sauna or steam bath, as is gentle walking. Though controversial, wearing a copper bracelet or, the latest development, elastic supports impregnated with copper is claimed to help may with arthritis.

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Nutritional and dietary therapy


Adjusting diet is probably the single most important step in the successful treatment of arthritis. Reduce consumption of all animal fats, tea, coffee, and alcohol and drink 3-4 pints of pure water every day. Avoid acid producing foods such as red meats and citus fruits. Drinking cider vinegar mixed with honey three times a day is also said to help. Recommended daily food supplements include high ose fish oils, vitamins A, C, E , B complex, the minerals zinc, iron, magnesium, manganese, copper, molybdenum and selenium, the enzyme superoxidase dismutase and the amino acid complex glutathione. Results are unlikely to show for between three to six months.


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Ruta cream rubbed directly into the affected area can help, as can rhus tox, ruta, arnica, and bryonia taken internally.

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Massage and Aromatherapy

Massage and aromatherapy Massage the affected area with capsicum cream or the proprietary Asian herbal blend ‘ tiger balm’. Alternatively, use 2-3 drops of lavender and/or chamomile essential oils combined in a little carrier oil. Cypress, eucalyptus and roesemary, eighter massaged in or added to a bath, can also help.

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Movement therapy

Yoga and tai chi are excellent for arthrtis of all types as they are both gentle and encourage the right mental approach to dealing with pain.

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Electronic devices

TENS and GigaTENS can help relieve pain very effectively in both the high (70-100HZ) and low frequency range. Experimentation is needed. Hand held electronic devices such as massagers/vibrators and intasound are also efective if treatment is applied firmly enough for long enough – at least 45 minutes. High frequency works best.


Please phone Tanya on 0408 054 538 to discuss how Acupuncture or Massage can help your condition today.


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