Many people come to the Whitaker Wellness Institute looking for safe, natural ways to relieve pain. And natural pain relief is one area where we truly shine. Instead of resorting to dangerous drugs or invasive surgical procedures, we offer a multitude of effective natural pain relief therapies that work wonders.
Real-life patient stories exemplify our natural pain relief protocols, which is why I want tell you about Pierre.
Natural Pain Relief Keeps Pierre Going
Pierre Veres has been a patient at Whitaker Wellness for over seven years, and it shows. Extremely active and fit, he credits the clinic with helping him stay “on the road.” Four years ago, Pierre decided to run his first marathon—at the age of 64! He has since completed four 26.2-mile races including the 2011 San Francisco Marathon, which he ran with his 18-year-old grandson. Pierre is also a serious hiker and stays in shape by trekking at least 10 miles on weekends in the hills near his home.
Actually, Pierre is being modest by calling himself a hiker. He summited 19,340-foot Mt. Kilimanjaro, and he and his grandson climbed Mt. Whitney (the highest peak in the continental US) and Yosemite’s Half Dome.
High-Intensity Laser Therapy to Alleviate Pain
How can a man in his late 60’s do all this? He eats a good diet, maintains his optimal weight, takes nutritional supplements, and when he has flare-ups of knee pain, comes to the clinic for laser therapy. As you can imagine, all that activity, not to mention nearly seven decades of the usual wear and tear, takes a toll, and Pierre’s problems usually crop up in his knees. When he mentioned this to his physician at Whitaker Wellness, she suggested a course of high-intensity laser therapy as a treatment for pain.
High-intensity laser produces a particular wavelength of light that penetrates deep into affected tissues, where it increases blood flow, boosts cellular metabolism, reduces inflammation, and has an analgesic effect on nerve endings, which alleviates pain. We use it at the clinic to treat acute sprains and strains, degenerative joint disease in the neck and back, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoarthritis, and tendonitis and other repetitive and overuse injuries. It’s one of the fastest and most effective tools in our natural pain relief arsenal.
Pierre received six treatments in February 2012 and had such tremendous improvements that he was able to run the Los Angeles Marathon in mid-March that same year.
Now it’s your turn: Which natural pain relief therapies have you tried?