Healing Can Take Many Forms

By | January 1, 2011

Yes, but does he make house calls?


People understand that there are different types of apples as well as different type of autos; why do they persist in the mistaken impression that all pain is basically alike? To carry the analogy a little further, if people understand that different types of autos may need different types of gas and oil, why do they assume that all types of pain (nociceptive, neuropathic, phantom, central, etc.) would respond to the same basic treatment?

If you are serious about controlling your chronic pain, you must first find out what is causing the pain. There are literally hundreds if not thousands of structures within the human body, which are capable of originating and/or transmitting pain impulses. One of the basic tenets of modern medicine is that specific forms of treatment are almost always superior to more general ones and the more advanced medical science becomes the more important this becomes. As an illustration, in primitive societies where the medicine man or shaman possess only a handful of distinct treatments most of which are ineffective in any case, it makes relatively little difference what condition he thinks that he is treating.

The choice is yours. If you are comfortable with the idea of this fellow treating your pain, no action is necessary. If, however, you were hoping for a somewhat more scientific and systematic approach to your problem, call Schlesinger Pain Centers.

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