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Patients turn to pain therapy instead of drugs

Erica Zucco
December 13, 2017 07:33 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Addiction affects thousands of families in New Mexico. With the epidemic top of mind, some people with pain-related problems are looking for treatments that don’t require drugs.

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Rebecca Rose, an instructor at the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics says she first tried “Core Synchronism” therapy after a serious car crash that landed her in the intensive care unit.

“Sustainable, it will help my body learn its way to back to working well, not having pain, rather than using a pain medication,” Rose said.

The NMSNT, which also teaches massage therapy and other techniques, says the method uses touch to help find where someone might be holding pain and stress in the body, and looks at ways to treat the causes of pain, not just the symptoms.

“Postural habits we get stuck in, if we're in any kind of traumatic injury,” said instructor Enai Brutus.

The school says more people are showing interest in these techniques, and that’s the case nationwide.

Researchers for the National Institutes of Health are testing nondrug pain relief methods, and the Mayo Clinic studied the use of acupuncture, massage therapy and meditation to treat chronic pain, hoping to reduce the use of painkillers when possible. To view that report, click here.

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