Do These Alternative Therapies Really Help People with Traumatic Brain Injuries?
When a person has suffered a traumatic brain injury and does not feel as though they are getting any better, it can be difficult for them and their loved ones. When modern medicine does not provide the results they want, people are more likely to consider alternative therapy choices.
Keep reading to learn about some of the ones they try. If you are interested in talking to a personal injury attorney to find out how we can help you get the funds required for your medical treatment, call Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 now for a free legal consultation. Remember that while some people swear by these alternative therapies, you should always follow the advice of your medical professionals.
This is a well-known traditional Chinese medicine treatment. It uses needles that are placed to stimulate specific points on the body. The purpose is to “rebalance energy pathways.” The vast majority of insurance policies will not cover acupuncture, but some swear by its power.
Massage is often thought of as nothing more than a way to increase relaxation, but in fact, it is also a type of therapy. It can be used to help restore joint function in the spine, to release muscle tension, and to release pressure on the head. Some insurance will cover massage for therapeutic reasons.
This is sometimes called cranial osteopathy. The therapy is designed to manually manipulate the cranial bones with the idea that doing so will help the cerebral spinal fluid flow properly. While some people claim great success with this option, there is currently no medical evidence that it makes a difference.
The lymphatic system is an essential system that helps relieve pressure throughout the body. Traumatic brain injuries can cause limited circulation within this system, so “draining” it through manual manipulation is alleged to help. This is done on the neck, mouth, and face. Again, there is no evidence that this does anything, but some people swear by it.
One of the most popular types of alternative medicine, Reiki involves using the hands as energy therapy. The hands never actually touch the patient, but are instead held inches away from them. The idea is that certain injuries cause energy to be blocked, and Reiki practitioners use their skills to unblock it.
Be Sure to Get Sound Medical Advice
Some alternative therapies might be helpful but others can be harmful. If you are considering an alternative option, talk to your doctor before you move forward. If you are having trouble paying for the treatment you need, your personal injury attorney might be able to secure a settlement for you that helps you afford the treatment. Contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 now for a free legal consultation.