Go back a few years and you find a world that was skeptical and dismissive of the idea of relaxation as a form of treatment. The way the argument would go is if all you needed as a treatment was to relax, there could not be much wrong with you. Proper doctors gave you a pill, not advice on how to sleep. To reinforce this negative image, relaxation therapy was classified as "complementary" or "alternative", both words intended to mean the therapy was a joke. Today, there has been a revolution.
Proper doctors now understand the use of relaxation therapy can not only reduce anxiety and stress, but also distract people from pain. More importantly, relaxation of the mind is matched by relaxation in the muscles. With a reduction in pain, sleep improves. With more sleep, the body's ability to heal improves. With a more positive mental attitude, people react more to physical therapy. Mobility and muscular control improves. Overall, the quality of life improves.
The overlapping benefits of Carisoprodol are something that you may have noticed. Because it also has qualities matching tranquilizers or a sedative, the mind also benefits. The issue for a doctor, however, is whether the benefits of the drug will be short or long term. Although it is true the drug may have a beneficial short-term effect, it cannot match the long-term benefit of actually teaching you how to relax both your mind and your body. Once learned, this is going to improve the quality of your life over the years without having to rely on a pill bottle. Except, of course, you have to want the relaxation therapy to work. You have to be prepared to invest the time and the money (allowing for health insurance to cover the cost) to learn the skills. In fact Carisoprodol now is and available in the form to be swallowed. There's no waiting for appointments. There's no effort required. Even though a healthcare practitioner is in an ideal position to teach you how to feel more comfortable in your own skin, reduce pain and handle stress our current culture means that the pharmaceutical company is still able to sell you the pill.