Can You Really Be Pain-Free Without Pills?

Evidenced by the nation’s current opioid epidemic, it’s safe to say our society has an unnatural attachment to pharmaceuticals. What’s just as apparent is that a lot of people are in pain. In fact, the “Pain Therapeutic Solutions Market”, the marriage of pain management drugs and devices, is a multi-billion dollar industry with a steadily growing valuation. And therein lies the rub: Pragmatically speaking, there’s little investment for medical professionals to heal pain when they can treat it to the tune of $41.5B annually (the value of the pain management industry in 2017 alone).

As any pain sufferer who ventures into the world of narcotics for pain relief can attest, pain management a vicious cycle. Pain is only stymied by drugs, and you need more and more to experience relief as time marches on. Ultimately, you’re left with an addiction--as well as the unhealed pain.

For this reason, treating chronic pain with functional and energy medicine is particularly valuable for the long-term cessation of troubling pain.



Understandably, traditional pain management casts a shadow of doubt on natural solutions for pain, but these less invasive treatments should not be viewed with incredulity. Functional medicine encompasses the practice of identifying and treating the root of disease and disorder.

To understand the natural options, traditional pain management must first be understood. Pharmaceuticals designed to combat pain essentially operate by blocking pathways neurologically, fundamentally turning off the censors from the brain that signal pain. Conversely, natural solutions such as microcurrent therapy treat pain by producing stimuli that promote tissue healing via currents. Frequency-specific microcurrent (FSM), specifically, is a technique for treating pain using a low-level electrical current. 

FSM painlessly and quickly relieves pain without side effects, promoting normal physiological pathways and processes.  It's also recognized as a way to increase Adenosine Tri-Phosphate (ATP), a source of bodily energy. FSM can increase ATP production by as much as 500% in damaged tissue, which is believed to help recovery, and also has the capability to soften muscles, thus relieving uncomfortable stiffness that results in pain. 


A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO PAIN                                 

Chronic pain is not a ‘one size fits all’ disorder. In fact, “chronic” usually means complicated. Therefore, chronic pain can be a multidimensional problem requiring a thoughtful, layered response. Each patient has their own origin and causation, and each person’s body reacts differently to treatment.

Correspondingly, functional medicine approaches these complicated cases through more than one strategy. It works to understand a patient’s psychological and structural imbalances to address discomfort in a broad and thorough manner. Treatment might be limited to microcurrent therapy, or it might be a combination of several therapies. The mission is for therapy to be all-encompassing and customized.

This type of therapy is not a “quick fix” related to chronic pain, nerve and muscle damage, and inflammation. But it is the therapy that’s more enduring. The first month will show a change, and a significant improvement will be evident by the second month.

A full resolution may take a bit longer, but a full resolution can be achieved, a promise pain management will never be able to make.

Ashleigh Marie Brown