Myrotherapy is a form of physiotherapy that can be used to treat many different disorders including headaches, sports injuries, chronic back pain and even muscle sprains. Myrotherapy uses various techniques to alleviate the symptoms of such painful ailments.
Some of the treatments used in myrotherapy include massaging the affected area as well as using hot or cold compress therapy to alleviate swelling. This is particularly helpful for some sports injuries where swelling has occurred and back injuries where a muscle is inflamed.
Massage and hot and cold treatments used in myrothearpy also are effective to treat tension headaches. Headaches are usually caused by a swelling of blood vessels in the brain. By applying myrothrapy techniques, the swelling can be reduced and the pain from the headache can vanish.
Other techniques used in myrotherapy, which is a form of physiotherapy practiced by licensed myrotherapists include electrical nerve stimulation, movement exercises and even acupuncture. For thousands of years, Eastern cultures have used acupuncture to treat a variety of illnesses and this treatment has been proven to be very effective in curing pain derived from headaches.
When you visit a Myrotherapist, you will most likely have to describe your symptoms and, depending upon your complaints, x-rays may or may not be taken. Upon review of the symptoms and x-rays, your Myrotherapist will prescribe the best treatment options for you.
People with sports related injuries often benefit from myrotherapy and the gentle massage and movement techniques employed by the therapist. Many athletes seek myrotherapy treatment after a sprain or other type of sports injury so they can recover quickly and return to their active lifestyle.
Acupuncture treatments, also called Myofascial dry needling, is one of the more popular methods of treatments used in myrotherapy. Treatments usually last about one hour and most people find pain relief within the first treatment, although three sessions are usually recommended. This form of myrotherapy is most often used to treat chronic pain, such as back pain or tension headaches.
In addition to treating you in the office, your Myrotherapist will also recommend home treatments that include certain exercises and stretches that you can do to alleviate your condition. This is most beneficial to those with chronic back pain. Many times, people who suffer from chronic back pain incur this condition due to inactivity. Many people who sit in an office all day, especially those who have poor posture, tend to develop back pain. Back pain is the most common reason why people choose to visit their doctors. In most cases, medical doctors can do nothing but prescribe pain killers to alleviate the pain. While the medications may mask the symptoms of the back pain, they do not provide a cure. By using myrotherapy to treat chronic back pain, a patient may be able to not only alleviate the pain, but actually cure his condition.
Myrotherapy also includes the practice of meditation, an ancient Eastern art that is helpful for those who experience stress. Stress can be responsible for a variety of ailments, including chronic pain. By employing various techniques, myrotherpay can help people who suffer from minor but painful ailments such as sprains, tension headaches, stress, and back pain, eliminate the cause of the pain instead of masking it with a variety of drugs.