Category Archives: Chronic pain management

An after-meal stroll can help improve diabetes

The causes of chronic pain are many and varied but a condition I see with increasing frequently is chronic pain associated with diabetic neuropathy. This isn’t particularly surprising given the significant rise in Type 2 diabetes in Australia. Treatment usually … Continue reading

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A conventional view of naturopathy in chronic pain

A set of excellent guidelines by NPS MedicineWise includes complementary medicine approaches as part of overall health care planning for those in chronic pain. The specific recommendations also include aspects of life such as physical fitness, mood, sleep, relaxation and … Continue reading

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Overcoming sleepless nights…

For about 5 years insomnia was a regular and generally unwelcome companion of mine. Over this time I managed to function well, most of the time but there was this nagging belief that I ‘should’ be able to heal myself … Continue reading

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Healing Stewed Apple

Diarrhoea or constipation, abdominal pain and bloating are symptoms commonly associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). This conditions affects up to 15% of individuals at some time in their life and is frequently associated with anxiety, stress and poor emotional … Continue reading

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A holistic approach to chronic pain

An article in the recent Australian Pain Newsletter by pain specialist Dr Chris Hayes (2016) really stood out to me this month as it emphasises the necessity for a holistic approach to the management of chronic non-cancer pain. The biopsychosocial … Continue reading

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