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Drug-Free Pain Relief with Lasting Benefits

By Apricus Health

9th March 2022

Drug-free pain relief is an important but too often overlooked part of treatment and therapy for many painful conditions. Whilst medication is a key aspect of many treatment programs, there are some unpleasant side-effects and negative impacts to health associated with long term use of medication.

The Benefits of Drug-Free Pain Relief

If you are living with chronic pain, you're probably aware that the best treatment plans use a combination of different therapies.

Medications are often used to treat chronic pain, but they rarely treat the underlying condition which is causing the pain. Medications can also have significant side effects when used long-term. A reliance on pain medication in particular can cause all sorts of unwelcome side-effects including constipation, nausea and drowsiness.  Longer term, persistent use can have damaging effects on liver, kidneys and other vital organs. There is also the potential for addiction to opioids.

Therapies such as Red Light Therapy and others, in contrast, may treat the underlying cause of your pain while providing pain relief without the side-effects. Even if you need medication, additional ways of treating chronic pain may decrease your reliance on medication. Complimentary therapies can also support a holistic treatment plan including relaxation therapies such as mediation, yoga, breathing exercises and essential oils.

At Apricus Health we believe that techhealth innovations can have a significant impact on a wide range of painful conditions. We have seen our patients achieve long-term pain relief and recovery, reducing or removing the need pain medication and allowing them to return to enjoying a normal life without the burden of ongoing pain. Conditions we are able to offer treatment for include:


  • Sports Injuries such as sprains, fractures and ligament strains
  • Workplace injuries such as lower back pain and repetitive strain injury
  • Arthritis
  • Pain After Stroke
  • Severe Period Pain
  • Endometriosis
  • Sleep dysfunction
  • Gout
  • Nerve pain
  • Headaches and migraines
Drug-Free Pain Relief Options 

The most widely used drug-free pain relief options available to patients fall into 2 main categories: natural therapies and electrotherapies, examples of which include: 

  • Red Light Therapy
  • InterX Therapy
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Laser Phototherapy (LLLT)
  • Electro Magnetotherapy
  • Ultrasound Therapy
Our InterX and Red Light Therapy Results

Patients suffering from chronic pain often feel there is nothing left for them; they’ve tried pain medication, physiotherapy, natural remedies, osteopathy and more and nothing has brought them the long-term relief they need.

That is where our ground-breaking therapies come in. We have found these approaches to be transformative for many of our patients. They are non-invasive and pain-free, plus the results achieved often far exceed expectations, our patients regularly report that they have loved being treated with these devices.

These therapies work by stimulating your body’s own natural pain relief hormones and mechanisms for lasting pain relief and cell healing, reducing the need for ongoing reliance on medication.

Contact the Apricus Health Hand Therapy clinic today to discuss how our therapies can be incorporated into your pain management and recovery treatment plan.