Revivelife Clinic I Naturopath in Ottawa


Find the Strength in Pain

Debilitating back pain, aching joints, throbbing headaches, or chronic athletic injuries are enough to stop you in your tracks. Modern medicine is more than popping a pill for a quick-fix. It is addressing the source of the pain for long-term healing. Discover pain-free living.

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The Revivelife Approach

Treating both the outside and inside, our practitioners look at the structural system and their internal relationships to turn off the pain signal, inflammation and how your body perceives pain.

 The foundation of pain management includes a tailored anti-inflammatory menu rich in antioxidant as scientific literature indicates a strong link between food and pain. 1-3 Antioxidants neutralize free radicals and oxidative stress, which has been shown to decrease pain sensitivity. 4  Many researchers believe that many of these dietary interventions activate your endogenous opioid system, which is the body’s natural defence against pain. Therapies may include:

  • Melatonin: Melatonin helps to promote sleep and is also a powerful antioxidant that has been shown to reduce pain, including that associated with fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, and migraines.5-7
  • Honokiol: Honokiol is derived from the bark of magnolia trees that helps to reduce tension, improve both sleep and inflammatory pain by acting in the central nervous system to affect how your brain perceives pain.8,9 Honokiol binds to a brain neurotransmitter GABA (gamma-amino butyric acid)
  • Select B Vitamins: Vitamins B1 (thiamine), B6 (pyridoxine), and B12 (cyanocobalamin) are beneficial for neuropathic pain.10 These nutrients primarily provide relieve by targeting pathways associated with central neural pain processing.11-14

Acupuncture, Bowen Therapy, Chiropractic, Osteopathic and Hypnotherapy are additional complimentary therapies available at Revivelife that comprise a complete pain management plan.

Pain & Inflammation Conditions Treated

  • Athletic Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
  • Concussions
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Low-Back Pain
  • Migraines
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Peripheral Neuropathies
  • Phantom Pain
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shingles
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

Advanced Pain & Inflammation Related Tests

Be sure to check out Revivelife’s blog and videos on pain and inflamations.

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Many insurance providers cover Naturopathic Care. Please check with your provider for the details.

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NINDS (National Institute of neurological disorders and Stroke. Pain: Hope Through Research. Available at: 5/4/2012.
Cohen S., Raja S., Chapter 29–Pain. In: Goldman: Goldman’s Cecil Medicine, 24th ed. Pg 133. Copyright © 2011 Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier. Philadelphia, PA
Costigan M, Scholz J, Woolf CJ. Neuropathic pain: a maladaptive response of the nervous system to damage. Annu Rev Neurosci.2009;32:1-32
Mease PJ, Hanna S, Frakes EP, et al. Pain mechanisms in osteoarthritis: understanding the role of central pain and current approaches to its treatment. J Rheumatol. 2011 Aug;38(8):1546-51
Bell RF. Food and pain: Should we be more interested in what our patients eat? Pain. 2007;129(1
Ruskin DN, Kawamura M, Masino SA. Reduced pain and inflammation in juvenile and adult rats fed a ketogenic diet. PLoS One.2009;4(12)
Bonakdar R, Leopold D. Chapter 34: Integrative Medicine in Rheumatology: An Evidence-Based Approach. In: Firestein: Kelley’sTextbook of Rheumatology, 8th ed. Philadelphia PA: Saunders Elsevier 2009
Tall JM, Raja SN. Dietary constituents as novel therapies for pain. Clin J Pain. 2004;20(1):19
Wilhelmsen M, Amirian I, Reiter RJ, Rosenberg J, Gogenur I. Analgesic effects of melatonin: a review of current evidence from experimental and clinical studies.
Gitto E, Aversa S, Salpietro CD, et al. Pain in neonatal intensive care: role of melatonin as an analgesic antioxidant. J Pineal Res.2012 Apr;52(3):291-5
Srinivasan V, Pandi-Perumal SR, Spence DW, et al. Potential use of melatonergic drugs in analgesia: mechanisms of action. BrainRes Bull. 2010;81(4-5):362-71
Lin YR, Chen HH, Lin YC, et al. Antinociceptive actions of honokiol and magnolol on glutamatergic and inflammatory pain.J Biomed Sci.2009;16:94
Squires RF, Ai J, Witt MR, et al. Honokiol and magnolol increase the number of [3H] muscimol binding sites three-fold in rat forebrain membranes in vitro using a filtration assay, by allosterically increasingthe affinities of low-affinity sites.NeurochemRes.1999;24(12):1593-602

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