Reducing Physical Pain By Staying Active

    Reducing physical pain should be a national priority, provided we have an all-natural, non-invasive way to achieve this goal — and because the price of inaction is too great to tolerate and too substantial to ignore. We cannot have tens of millions of Americans unable to work, or too weak to perform otherwise mundane tasks, due to a condition that ruins quality of life, increases health insurance premiums, requires regular medical attention and disrupts all manner of things. We must confront this challenge with a solution that promotes wellness, and enhances strength and longevity.

    The emphasis should be on avoiding the use of prescription drugs or surgery, since the drawbacks are significant and the recovery time is extensive. We should look, instead, for innovative options that combine the best technology with the best results; the kind of wearable devices that will revolutionize personal health and wellness, freeing people from having to endure the discomfort of injections, needles or a complex battery of tests. The sort of customized solutions that, like the Oska Pulse, optimize pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) to lessen inflammation and localized pain. imgres-2-1

    Please note: I am not an employee of, nor a consultant to, this company. I cite this product to prove a larger point – that wearable devices, which are no bigger than a smartphone, are an attractive alternative to conventional therapies and other methods of pain relief.

    More importantly, PEMF signals pass through bone and tissue without disruption, thereby opening cells to receive more nutrients and oxygen, the joints most susceptible to injury or degenerative issues – the pain points, so to speak – can become less inflammatory or debilitating. That benefit alone is worth celebrating, since it can potentially reduce medical costs, sick days and related prices involving the treatment of chronic pain.

    By focusing on innovation, and by highlighting the natural solutions available to us, we can make significant strides for the good of many. We can make health and wellness the necessity it should be; we can make it the indispensable resource it must be. We can improve the lives of a multitude of our fellow citizens.

    michael_d_shaw_headshot_4_lewis_fein_large Michael Shaw is an MIT-trained biochemist and former protégée of the late Willard Libby, the 1960 winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Based in the Greater Washington (DC) Area, Michael is a frequent writer and speaker about a variety of public health issues.



    NOTE: The statements presented in this column should not be considered medical advice or a way to diagnose or treat any disease or illness. The opinions presented here are those of the writer. WholeFoods Magazine does not endorse any specific company, brand or product.