Additional Post-surgical Therapies to Hasten Recovery


In addition to Soulstice, Ltd. Peri-operative Therapy specialty services, there are other effective modalities that assist people following surgical procedures.


According to a 2007 study published out of Duke University Medical Center, the use of acupuncture (the ancient Chinese practice of inserting needles into the body) before and during surgery reduces pain during surgery, minimizes the side effects of painkillers, and decreases the need for painkillers.


Reiki is an energy healing therapy created in Japan that is believed to lessen stress reduce pain, and cure illness. Some surgeons, like Dr. Mehmet Oz of Oprah fame, opt to use the therapy during surgery to help patients relax. Some Soulstice, Ltd. therapists are Reiki masters and will also include this modality as part of their post-surgical tool kit.


This ancient treatment involves touching pressure points on the body as a way to help the body ‘self cure.’ A 2008 study by the University of California, Irvine, suggests that children who are administered acupuncture while undergoing anesthesia for surgery experience less anxiety.