painful back and joints
Painful back and joints
The majority of people that we treat at our practice suffers from back problems and/or problems with the joints. Some have already had surgery on their back, knee(s), or hip(s), but all are in some degree of pain. The pain keeps them up at night, and makes it hard to sit, stand, and get out of bed in the morning. Then there are many patients who suffer daily from minor ailments: they are unable to stay in one position for long, unable to sit or stand up straight for long, etc… The type of job one does can certainly aggravate these symptoms.
Asian medicine confirms that the kidneys play a crucial role in this process of wear and tear: weakened energy in the kidneys prevents them from sufficiently “oiling” the joints – causing them to " run dry ". Kidneys with weakened energy are not necessarily diseased kidneys. In fact, conventional blood or urine samples may not indicate any problems with the kidneys at all, but complementary tests done by physicians with a strong interest in the effects of homeopathy may indicate there is a problem. The energy we pass on not only stimulates the back and/or joints but also the kidneys. Gradually a layer of fluid is formed in those places where the cartilage has fully eroded ( e.g. in the wrist joint ) or where a few intervertebral discs are torn ( e.g. a worn back ).
People notice the friction diminishes or stops, which not only halts the process of wear and tear, but also decreases or eliminates inflammation and pain. Results are visible, noticeable and yes, also measurable. This process takes anywhere from a couple of months to a year. In the meantime, our patients testify that the intensity and duration of their pain diminishes, and that their quality of sleep and life increases. Our treatment can make back surgery unnecessary, and postpones knee or hip replacement surgery for years - or sometimes makes it unnecessary altogether.
We treat both chronic back problems ( lumbago, hernia, sciatica, scoliosis, Bechterew’s disease, … ) and joint problems: arthrosis, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, swollen joints, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, corn foot or callus,…
In view of the above it is highly important to remind young people to take care of their posture, their back, their joints and their kidneys ( to young girls scarcely dressed in winter: kidneys need to be kept warm! ) and when experiencing early back problems they should seriously think about their future profession. We often experience that the energy we pass on improves and reduces people’s back problems, but that is no avail for people who work as a geriatric nurse or nursing assistant ( which is very hard on one's back and legs ). Even though there are mechanical lifting devices that can help with the lifting of patients, nursing is a job that not everyone is able to do for the rest of his/her life.
Practical experience: 6 out of 10 people who come and see us do so because of long-lasting back problems ( even after one or more successful or less successful surgical attempts ). With some we book results fairly quickly, with others it can – depending on the history, profession, etc. - take anywhere from 12 to 18 months before the pain subsides completely. It does rarely happen that we are not able to help someone, but we can tell from the very first session. In this case there is hardly any point in continuing the treatment.
For some people back problems at an older age are caused by a difficult birth or a fall during their childhood. Their body has been trying to cope for years but at some point it no longer is able to do so. Also younger people who – due to a fast growth or a bad posture – have a back problem had better not wait for it to ‘spontaneously go away’. Pain is a signal we should listen to, in order to avoid further damage and ever increasing pain.