Inflammation is one of the body’s most common reactions to the stress of an injury. An emphasis on alternatives to prescription drugs could reduce other issues, says Dr. Sanda Moldovan, a periodontist and nutritionist and author of “HEAL UP!: 7 Ways to Faster Healing and Optimum Health.” Dr. Moldovan says, “Prescription medications have their place, but discovering and using natural alternatives prevents potential narcotics abuse and lessens side effects.”
A few of those include:
- Oxygen/ozone therapy – The trend of hyperbaric chambers in private homes means more people are taking it seriously. Ozone therapy also aids in immune function and detoxification.
- Micro-current and low-level laser therapy.
- Mind-body synchronization – Guided meditation and relaxation techniques are ways to shorten injury rehabilitation time.
- Plants, herbs and teas – Current research shows the efficacy of ancient plant medicines, now in better formulations and more purified for better therapeutic effect.