Calling something a "pain in the neck" doesn’t just come from nowhere. Neck pain is not something to be taken lightly and can take away from your everyday life. While short-term relief from creams and painkillers can help, they don’t usually provide the lasting relief that you’re looking for. At Amla Healing Arts, we’ll help you find a holistic approach to neck pain treatment in Bergen County to find lasting relief that helps you get back to life.
By applying pressure to specific points throughout your body, we can cut off or block nerve impulses that transmit pain messages to the brain. Furthermore, this pressure can be used to signal the brain to release pain-reducing and anti-inflammatory chemicals into the bloodstream. This provides relief to your neck by helping relax your muscles and stopping the production of hormones that cause pain and inflammation.
At Amlah Healing Arts, we can do this with acupuncture or acupressure. Acupuncture is the use of extremely thin needles that are strategically placed at various points in your body. Acupressure is a similar method but uses manual pressure from other objects. Typically fingertips are the source of pressure with acupressure. While both have proven effective in providing pain relief, acupuncture provides more potent stimulation.
Yoga and Pilates
Sometimes the source of neck pain can be weakened muscles that have been overexerted. Yoga and Pilates are a great way to strengthen your neck muscles and the rest of your core to help improve your posture. This means that your neck will hold your head up straight and prevent the strain that comes with leaning your head forward. Moreover, Yoga includes breathing techniques and meditation that will help to restore balance and harmony between your mind and body. This helps to relax your muscles while reducing pain and inflammation.
If you’re unfamiliar with Reiki, it is a Japanese therapy technique where a therapist will re-channel that energy to the body to relieve neck pain. This is done as your therapist moves his or her hands close to the surface of your body to restore its natural energy flow.
In addition to physical treatments for your neck pain, there are herbal remedies that can be utilized as a part of your holistic neck pain treatment. Herbs like devil’s claw, kudzu, St. John’s wort, lavender, and others can also help to provide pain relief.
Devil’s claw comes from a shrub that’s native to southern Africa and has shown to provide patients with relief for neck pain as well as improved physical function for patients with osteoarthritis.
Kudzu is a remedy that has been used in Chinese medicine to treat many conditions, including neck pain. This botanical works to fight inflammation by stopping the inflammatory response produced by the body. This means that you’ll notice reduced pain, swelling, and stiffness.
While St. John’s wort is popularly used to treat anxiety and depression, it also processes anti-inflammatory properties. This means that you can use this herb to treat your neck pain without the side effects that come with traditional pain pills.
Lavender has been used as a source of relaxation for centuries. Flowers from a lavender bush can be used as aromatherapy or oils to help relieve neck pain. The most effective use of lavender is when it’s paired with massage therapy.
Find relief with Amla Healing Arts
At Amla Healing Arts, we won’t just treat you the same way we treat everyone who needs neck pain. Our neck pain treatment methods are specifically catered to the unique needs of every person who walks through our doors. We'll get to the root of your neck pain and solve the problem.
Get in contact with our team today to learn more about our holistic approach to treating neck pain and more. Book your appointment today.