Dr Oz: Alternative Treatments For Pain
Doctor Oz did a show called Alternative Ways To Treat Your Aches And Pains. He spoke about new ways to treat aches and pains without prescription medications or expensive doctors. Dr Oz said that 86% of the people in his audience claim to have pain at some point throughout the year. All of Dr Oz’s Alternative Treatments cost less than $10 and can be done in the comfort of your home. Also, click here to read the recap where Dr Oz spoke about the latest Alternative Treatment called Biopuncture: Dr Oz Biopuncture.
Dr Oz: Homeopathy
70 million people suffer from pain every daily from persistent aches in their muscles to joint pain that lasts months or even a lifetime. There are conventional treatments for pain like physical therapy, surgery, prescriptions and cortisone shots. But there are also solutions which could be safer and cheaper – these are the Alternative Treatments of the future! A lady in Dr Oz’s audience said that she heard of Homeopathic Medicine to relieve aches and pains, but she wants to know what is it exactly and how does it work?
Dr Oz: Homeopathic Medicine
Dr Russ Greenfield, Integrative Medicine and Emergency Room Specialist, said that Homeopathy is one of the most controversial alternative remedies. By using very small and diluted amounts of medication, Homeopathy tries to treat illnesses. The idea is that by using something that might cause a symptom in a healthy person, it might heal someone who already suffers from that problem, and some studies show that Homeopathic Medicine does really work.
Dr Oz’s wife uses Homeopathic Medicine on his family. He said that in conventional medicine, you will take a powerful dose of medication, whereas in Homeopathy, you use a little bit just to nudge your body in the right direction. Since you are using such a tiny amount of the active ingredient, it is probably safer but is it effective? From a scientific perspective, it does not make much sense, but studies seem to show that it does in fact work. The idea is that you send a message to your body so that your body is triggered to heal itself.
Dr Oz: Arnica
Dr Oz and Dr Greenfield both said that they use Arnica to treat aches, pains and bruises. Dr Russ Greenfield said that he also uses Oscillococcinum to treat and prevent the flu. Dr Oz said that in his house they use another Homeopathic Medicine called Nux Vomica for an upset stomach. Doctor Oz said that if you are going to try Arnica Pills, you have to twist the bottle so that the pills drop down into the cap. Then pour the pills directly under your tongue so that they dissolve and the Arnica goes into your bloodstream. Dr Greenfield said it is crucial that you do not touch Homeopathic Medicine before they go under your tongue because that can make them ineffective. One of my friends swears by Arnica Gel, which is another form that you can buy Arnica in. She carries it everywhere and anytime one of her kids falls or seems like they will get a bruise, she applies it right away and she truly swears by it. Have you ever tried Arnica, Oscillococcinum or Nux Vomica? Please leave a comment below and share your experience if you have (or if you would recommend other types of Homeopathic Medicine)!
Dr Oz: Stiff Neck Remedy
Another lady in Doctor Oz’s audience said that she wakes-up with a stiff neck, but she does not want to take yet another prescription. Dr Oz said that we carry a lot of tension in our neck. Dr Russ Greenfield said that the easiest thing to do for a Stiff Neck is to apply heat. Some people like moist heat from in a shower, but Dr Greenfield prefers a dry heat with added aromas. The heat will relax your muscles and allow more blood to flow through the area which will help to heal you. Cold Treatments like ice packs are good only at the initial onset of an injury to keep inflammatory chemicals out of the area.
Dr Oz: Sock & Rice Heat Treatment
Dr Oz said that you can think of your neck muscle like a lasagna noodle. If you put the noodle in cold water, it just gets stiffer. But if you put the noodle in something warm, then it loosens up and becomes flexible, which allows your muscle to bend back and forth so that you can relieve your pain. Doctor Oz said that a big takeaway to remember is that pain creates pain. If you have discomfort and you don’t fix it, then other parts of your body will become painful too.
Doctor Oz’s Alternative Treatment for a Stiff Neck is to take a sock and fill it with rice (uncooked rice!). Add a few drops of lavender oil if you prefer to have a really relaxing treatment. Tie a knot at the end of the sock and put it in the microwave. Then place the sock around your neck for a warm neck treatment to relieve your Stiff Neck.
Do you have any good Alternative Treatments or experiences with Homeopathy? If so, please leave a comment below and share your thoughts!