Taking control of your own health and wellbeing is a proactive step to true healing. Alongside traditional treatments, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) allows you to target and treat osteoporosis holistically, focusing on reducing pain and improving bone density.
A Dietary Shift
Working with an Alternative Medicine Therapist
We recommend a more rounded approach to treating the painful, degenerative condition of osteoporosis. There are many factors that can be contributing causes, and by making dietary changes you can address some of the root causes of bone density loss. We will work with you to determine a treatment protocol based on your symptoms and lifestyle. This can include:
Calcium – this mineral is essential for the development and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth and reduces the risk of osteoporosis.
Magnesium – after calcium, magnesium is the next most common mineral and is needed for many metabolic processes, including building bones and absorbing calcium. Low levels of magnesium correspond to low bone density.
Vitamin D – this is essential for the formation and maintenance of bone tissue because it helps to regulate calcium and phosphorus. It works effectively when taken as a supplement with combined with calcium.
Boron – this mineral is found in high concentrations in bones and teeth and is linked to the excretion and absorption of calcium and magnesium, which is important for healthy bone function.
Strontium – present in water and food, strontium helps to treat and prevent osteoporosis.
Isoflavones – soy isoflavones help to reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis. Diets that have high levels of soy are linked to a decrease in the rate of bone reabsorption for women who are post-menopause (and at the greatest risk of developing osteoporosis).
Working with the Whole Body Towards Wellness
For natural treatments free from side-effects, there are a number of alternative wellness options that can be considered in the holistic treatment of osteoporosis:
Acupuncture – using fine needles inserted at various points on your body, you can get effective relief from osteoporosis. A qualified therapist will be able to target affected areas, and this may be done in combination with herbal therapies.
Tai-Chi – this ancient Chinese practice is a series of flowing body positions that progress slowly and gently from one to the next. Tai-chi promotes improved immune function as well as improving balance and stability to reduce the chances of falls, which can be serious if you have osteoporosis.
Melatonin – melatonin is linked to healthy bone cell growth (as well as assisting with sleep and inflammation) and can help to limit the progression of osteoporosis.
A Treatment Plan Designed to Help You
Holistic Wellness Starts Here
We look forward to helping you reduce and reverse the symptoms of osteoporosis by developing a unique treatment protocol that takes your lifestyle and your health into consideration. Our alternative treatment approach will ensure that you get the natural, non-invasive help that you need to effectively treat your condition. We want to partner with you in helping you to lead a healthy, full life.