I work alongside two osteopaths and we tend to see a lot of people with musculoskeletal problems. I specialise in this area and have a multi faceted approach to people getting well, or helping them manage chronic problems.
The way I work is from a Traditional Chinese Medical model and use of naturopathic principles. Naturopaths believe prevention is always better than cure, and the more we can look at changes to environment, diet and posture and lifestyle, the more we can prevent symptoms getting worse.
My background is nursing. I have a long relationship with the NHS and have no problem looking on both sides of the fence when it comes to finding a path to recovery that suits my clients. Working within the healthcare sector, I believe the answers to complex health conditions will come by truly integrating complementary and orthodox treatments. NICE guidelines currently recommend acupuncture for neck and back pain.
Sometimes acupuncture alone is enough to reduce inflammation and pain. Often a dietary change may be recommended and use of supplements or transdermal oil, such as magnesium, which is nature’s natural muscle relaxant.