Doctor Oz did a segment on Alternative Medicine or Alternative Health for Back Pain problems, because over the last 100 years we have had huge advances in medicine, but not all the answers to our medical problems can be found at a doctor’s office. Dr Oz found secrets from around the world that might hold the cure for things like allergies, trouble sleeping and back pain. Some popular Alternative Medicine’s include Acupuncture, Pressure Point Massage and Energy Manipulation. Doctor Oz brought on his show Dr. David Katz to represent traditional medicine, Dr. Hyla Cass- an Integrative Medicine Specialist, and Dr. Maoshing Ni (or Dr. Mao) – a doctor of Chinese Medicine. Dr. Mao is author of Secrets of Self-Healing: Harness Nature’s Power to Heal Common Ailments, Boost Your Vitality,and Achieve Optimum Wellness and Second Spring: Dr. Mao’s Hundreds of Natural Secrets for Women to Revitalize and Regenerate at Any Age. Dr. Hyla Cass is author of Eight Weeks to Vibrant Health: A Take Charge Plan for Women to Correct Imbalances, Reclaim Energy and Restore Well-Being.
Dr. Mao told Dr. Oz that 1/3 of the time people do Acupuncture, it is for back pain. Dr. Mao did a demonstration of Chinese Acupuncture and a special heat treatment on Dr. Oz’s guest. She seemed to really enjoy the Acupuncture treatment. I think I will try this out!
Dr. Katz said that traditional medical doctor’s first try to diagnose what kind of back pain the patient has. Is it a muscle spasm? Is it related to your spine? Does it trigger pain down your legs? A traditional internist might send you for a MRI and back pain treatments range from physical therapy to anti-inflammatory medicines to surgery in severe cases.
Dr. Cass said that chiropractors can do wonders for back pain, because it could be a misalignment. Also, Kava Kava is useful for muscle spasms, so try some Kava Tea.
What are your Back Pain Home Remedies? Please leave a comment below and share your remedies for back pain!