A Team Approach

Dr. James H. Gruft discusses the team approach, and how working together helps to ensure a better outcome.

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Comprehensive Pain Management

The most important issue in pain management is a focus on managing chronic pain symptoms as opposed to forcing a “quick fix” or masking symptoms without addressing their root and meaning.

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Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy (PT) programs provide services that help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease.

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Meet Our Team

Meet Dr. Gruft and the From Pain to Wellness staff, learn about our services, and get the help you need.

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Treating Sleep Dysfunction

According to a recent study published in the Journals of Gerontology, approximately 3 out of 5 aging adults experience some form of sleep dysfunction. We can help you!

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Nutrition Is Medicine

High-quality dietary nutrients can alter the way our genes do their job while insufficient nutrient-intake due to a poor diet can be a serious risk factor for a number of diseases.

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Types of Chronic Pain

Types of Chronic Pain

Pain that has continued for more than six months is generally classified as chronic pain.

There are various types of chronic pain – each is unique, and each must be addressed uniquely through treatment.

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Who Helps What Kind of Pain

Why are most conventional and complementary/ alternative medicine treatments incomplete when it comes to people with chronic pain?

We cannot learn without pain- Aristotle, (384 BCE – 322 BCE)

The claim of Comprehensiveness
Comprehensive is the ability to treat all health problems, including chronic pain. Among the various health care systems, three seem to have a comprehensive practice; traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, and homeopathy. However, even these systems have limitations to treating chronic pain.

Traditional Chinese Medicine
Includes herbal treatments and acupuncture, and has its own unique ways of evaluating illness. The system is based on the concepts of Qui, Yin and Yang, and the Five Phases of wood, fire, earth, metal and water.

Ayurvedic Medicine
This is an ancient Indian system of healing, includes diet, herbal medicine, detoxification, body work, surgery, psychology and spirituality. Health is finding the balance between three primary life forces: that of motion (vata, or air) transformation (pita, or fire), and stabilization (kapha, or water). Diet is a primary modality to treat illness and treatments fall under two broad categories: reduction and tonification.

Homeopathy
A complete system of medicine, where a physician thoroughly examines the patients symptoms and matches his or her most unique and characteristic symptoms with the most unique and characteristic symptoms of a medicine in the repertory. It treats each individual with their unique collection of signs and symptoms. Homeopathy commonly bridges the gap between ailments of the body and those of the mind.

To understand more of these practices, you can learn them in the fourth chapter of Dr. Gruft’s book, From Pain To Wellness.

 

 

 

Author’s note: The advice/recommendations contained herein are an adjunct to, not a substitute for, regular medical therapy. If you have health problems please consult your physician for treatment of your condition(s). The recommendations contained in these blogs are based on the latest scientific information. Science is always evolving, however, and further understanding of medical nutritional therapy may lead to changes in the recommendations we make.