Natural Post-Operative Pain Relief and ManagementBecause of the many facets of post-operative pain, acupuncture and naturopathic medicine is presented with many choices for pain management, rapid healing and system strengthening.

By approaching each individual challenge, Dr. Lisanti of Integrated Med Solutions (IMS) can create a formulaic protocol specifically for you. This includes acupuncture, healing food therapy (clinical nutrition), botanical medicine including Classical Chinese remedies, homeopathy, nutraceutical supplementation (vitamins, minerals, enzymes) and even clinical hypnosis.

Acupuncture: Post Surgery Points
In 2007 Duke University Medical Center researched combined data from randomized clinical trials on the effects of acupuncture before and after surgery. Their conclusion is reported as, “…lower levels of postoperative pain and a significantly reduced need for painkillers. In addition, acupuncture mitigated the effects of opioids when they were needed.” Dr. Lisanti is not only equipped to see you after you are home from the hospital but may be available for working on you directly out of surgery. This immediate action can speed your recovery as specific kidney and large intestine points throughout the body’s energy meridians are manipulated. A reduction in inflammation and scar tissue and an increase in soft tissue healing are only a few of the benefits of IMS acupuncture.

Clinical Nutrition: Healing Foods
The trauma the body experiences from major to even minor surgery including dental work can be more involved than you may think. The immune system kicks into high gear and the entire system uses a good amount of its energy to quickly heal the affected area. Therefore, if your diet is too challenging for your digestive tract energy that should be used for recovery is diverted to breaking down unhealthy food. Dr. Lisanti will assess your eating habits and work out a protocol of healing anti-inflammatory foods that will enhanced the entire IMS recovery program. Some of these foods may include: antioxidants such as dark green leafy vegetables, berries and cherry juice; proteins like lean meats, seafood and some soy products; probiotics, the friendly bacteria to boost your gut where most of the immune system resides; and omega-3 fatty acids found in fish, nuts and seeds will enhance joint, brain and heart activity.

Supplemental Boosters: The Nutraceutical Approach
It is imperative to increase your vitamin, enzyme, amino acid and mineral intake after surgery. Such additions as Vitamin C, glucosamine-sulfate, zinc, chlorella, glutamine and bromelain are a few supplements that encourage rapid healing.

Homeopathy is a wonderful choice for helping to speed up recovery time post surgery. Such formulas as arnica montana (orally and/or topically) are beneficial in minimizing bruising and inflammation.

Many other approaches can be administered including botanical herbs such as Chinese herbal plaster, turmeric, gota kola and butcher’s broom all combined with some or all of the above treatments. At Integrative Med Solutions, we will design an acupuncture and naturopathic treatment program that works for you.  In many cases, insurance covers portions of the treatment. Allow IMS to support you to achieve optimal health.  To make an appointment or find out more about how acupuncture can benefit you, please call our office at 914.337.2980  914.337.2980 or click here to schedule an online appointment.

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