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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

At Floresh Wellness, we take a holistic approach to managing CRPS symptoms. Our practitioners offer a combination of acupuncture and naturopathic treatments that are customized to address the specific needs of each patient. We work to identify the root cause of your CRPS symptoms and create a personalized treatment plan to alleviate pain and promote healing.

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Understanding Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

CRPS can be a challenging condition to diagnose, as symptoms can vary widely and may not appear until weeks or months after an injury or trauma. Symptoms may include intense pain, swelling, stiffness, and changes in skin color and temperature in the affected limb. CRPS can also affect other areas of the body, leading to muscle weakness, muscle spasms, and joint pain.

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Acupuncture for CRPS Management

In the context of CRPS management, acupuncture can:

  1. Alleviate pain and discomfort: Acupuncture can help reduce pain associated with CRPS by stimulating the release of endorphins, the body's natural painkillers, and by modulating the nervous system's pain signals.

  2. Improve circulation: Acupuncture can help improve circulation to the affected limb, promoting healing and reducing inflammation.

  3. Enhance relaxation and stress relief: Acupuncture treatments can help reduce stress and anxiety, which are often linked to CRPS and may exacerbate pain symptoms.

Naturopathic Treatments for CRPS

Naturopathy emphasizes the use of natural remedies and lifestyle changes to support the body's innate healing abilities. For CRPS management, our naturopathic practitioners may recommend a combination of the following treatments:

  1. Dietary adjustments: Consuming a nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory diet can help reduce inflammation associated with CRPS and promote overall well-being.

  2. Herbal supplements and botanicals: Natural remedies such as turmeric, ginger, and St. John's Wort may help reduce inflammation and alleviate pain associated with CRPS.

  3. Nutritional supplements: Supplements like magnesium, vitamin D, and omega-3 fatty acids can support nerve health and promote overall well-being.

  4. Lifestyle modifications: Regular exercise, stress management techniques, and proper sleep hygiene can all contribute to better CRPS management and overall health.

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