Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain

Persistent pain that continues on for more than 12 months, regardless of treatment or medication is considered chronic pain. Often there is a history of injury or an operation however it is quite common that chronic pain occurs without such history. Pain occurs when there is some kind of breakdown in correct signaling from the body to the brain or vice versa, or in most cases there is a cause even if not obvious or straight forward.  

Chronic Pain Treatment

Signs and Symptoms

Usually, the symptoms are:

  • Pain (can vary in intensity and can be continuous)
  • Can cause fatigue, tiredness, depression or times of feeling overwhelmed by it. 

Herbal medicine’s approach in treatment, management and support

Herbal medicine always tries to find the root cause of the problem and 


There are multiple herbs that have many benefits for the immune system.  Some of the actions of these herbs include immune-stimulant, immunomodulator, immunosuppression, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-microbial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, antispasmodic, febrifuge, to name just a few.  

The capacity of these herbs has useful applications for infections and in immune-mediated disorders including autoimmune conditions. Studies indicate they are also helpful in organ transplant rejection (1)

Herbalists work on various levels to help the immune system work more effectively and support the body through the healing process. 

How long is the Average Treatment?

It is difficult to determine how long it will take any individual to start seeing results, it usually depends on the following:

  •     How you react to herbs
  •     Your compliance to taking the herbs and making the recommended changes 
  •     How long you have had the condition 
  •     The severity of the condition 

What you need to do?

Please be prepared that it takes time for the herbs to work. Herbal medicine does not work like pharmaceutical drugs.  They often require some time, especially as they tend to work gently and subtly.  This is not a quick fix.   

Please be willing to work with me, take the medication as prescribed and make the changes which are attainable as well as practical.

How I will help you

 Make a treatment plan by creating short term and long terms goals

Identify areas in your life that may be negatively impacting your health.

Give you practical and attainable changes, with lots of support along the way.

Emotional Support along this journey, helping you to help keep on track.

1- Amirghofran Z Herbal Medicines for immunosuppression. Iran J Allergy Asthma Immunol June 2012; 11(2): 111-119