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Holistic Therapies to Ease Chronic Pain

Published on 10. 09. 2015

“Hawaii Island Recovery helped get me on the road to recovery, kind of like a jump start and a push in the right direction.”

- Marina

When your back aches, or your head pounds, you probably take a pill to address the pain. The problem with drugstore medications is that they often address the symptoms of pain, but don’t address the underlying cause of pain. So, the pain returns.




Big pharmaceutical companies have created a long menu of pain-numbing drugs, many of which are highly addictive and easy to obtain. A strain, or sprain is difficult to detect and your family doctor is more likely to write a prescription for a medication to alleviate the symptoms, not treat the cause.





Hawaii Island Recovery: A New View on Life

Chronic Pain

Millions of us suffer chronic pain in one form or another. Chronic pain usually lasts longer than six months. It can be a simple ache that comes and goes, or excruciating pain that significantly diminishes your quality of life.

Chronic pain can be a problem for months, years – an entire lifetime. It can be caused by a workplace accident, repetitive stress, heavy lifting, strenuous activity, fatigue, anxiety, depression and other psychological conditions. It can also be caused when you turn your head “funny” and strain neck muscles. Chronic pain isn’t always caused by trauma or disease. Your everyday activities at work and at home can create chronic pain.

Holistic Therapies to Treat Chronic Pain

Many holistic therapies have been available for thousands of years, with centuries of evidence that these therapies are effective in treating chronic pain – from migraines to recovery from addiction.

Holistic treatments for chronic pain don’t mask aches with narcotics. Holistic treatment principles are founded on natural treatments including:

• a highly-targeted diet to address specific pain

• exercise and regular physical activity for improved fitness

• individual and support group psychotherapy

• herbals that strengthen the body’s immune system

• Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

equine-assisted and dolphin-assisted therapies

• acupuncture to correct energy imbalances within the body

• chiropractic care to align the body’s physiology

• massage therapy, from soothing to deep massage to ease chronic pain

• homeopathy medicine that stimulates your body’s own immune system to ease pain at its source

• naturopathy that stresses pain prevention and pain-free living through the use of a variety of therapies and organic substances that stimulate the body to heal itself

At Hawaii Island Recovery (HIR) our expert staff creates an individualized, safe, confidential environment where clients recover from addictive behaviors and develop coping mechanism to prevent relapse.


“Hawaii Island Recovery offered a safe, nurturing environment during a time in my life when everything was falling apart.”

- Marni

Using an expansive variety of traditional and alternative therapies, Hawaii Island Recovery not only delivers relief, it delivers options.


What Makes Hawaii Island Recovery Better than the Rest?
Often, substance abuse and addiction, along with associated mental health disorders, are the result of unresolved physical and emotional trauma. With some people, the trauma is in the distant past and may not even be remembered. For others, the emotional and physical scars of past traumas are constant reminders that contribute to on-going physical and psychological issues that affect our daily lives.


The therapists who work with HIR clients are experienced in a variety of holistic methodologies designed to address the specific needs of each of our clients.

Unlike other recovery and rehabilitation facilities, Hawaii Island Recovery doesn’t employ a single approach. Each client is different. Each is assessed to determine the most effective treatment to address the trauma that has a negative impact on quality of life.

HIR is a dual diagnosis addictive treatment center that treats substance abuse, behavioral addictions like gambling, eating disorders, PTSD, and bipolar disorder, and pain management programs that make life worth living again.

Addictions and destructive behaviors rarely occur without associated mental and physical health issues. Each HIR client has a story of underlying pain – pain that detracts from the wonder and beauty of daily life.

HIR clients are treated with respect and effective holistic therapies combined with traditional treatments to deliver lasting results in a short time. Often, a 30-day stay at HIR delivers improvements to individual clients that turn around their lives for the first time ever.

“Hawaii Island Recovery has been such an amazing experience for me. This was not my first time being in treatment, but HIR had everything I feel my past efforts at getting sober missed.”

- Haley Sparks


Enjoy serene surroundings, comfortable accommodations, and a highly-trained professional staff of psychotherapists whose goal is to make life better for you and your loved ones.

Talk with a knowledgeable, empathetic clinician who will help with in-take procedures, insurance forms, and other routine matters that make your life matter.

It’s time to take back your life with the holistic strategies that help people cope with chronic pain, and enjoy life to its fullest.

Join the Hawaii Island Recovery family and get your life right starting today.


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