BlissPlan firmly believes that natural methods of healing should be tried before drugs – unless it’s a trauma situation, of course. Today’s guest author discusses 10 natural ways to reduce pain so if you’ve got ‘the miseries’ you might want to consider one of these excellent suggestions.
What are the methods of natural pain relief and how do they work? Many people feel natural pain relief works better than just pills. So next time you have pain consider using some of these natural pain relief treatments.
Heat and cold packs – Using hot or cold packs can help reduce muscle spasms. There are many different gel packs available that are reusable and many are fitted for specific areas such as shoulders and knees – so if you have a specific injury these would be excellent.
Stress Reduction – Stress can cause and be a factor in pain, many different studies have came to this conclusion. Think about dealing with the causes of the stress and see what you can do to reduce it. For many work is a big source of stress – many employers have procedures and policies on how to reduce the stress in your job so don’t be scared to speak to your boss, many will be sympathetic. For home life try working out your problems and face up to them, don’t let things lie for too long. They are also many stress reduction techniques like meditation, exercise, reading books and soothing music.
Massage – is an excellent way to relieve both stress and pain. Getting your partner to do it is good but maybe also think about hiring a professional. They may also give you more insight into the pain and also give you tips on what you can do for yourself.
Get heat into your muscles – hot tubs and saunas help your muscles relax and this allows the blood to flow around your body more easily. Also the heat means your blood comes to the surface of the skin to help cool the body.
Omega-3 – fat is not all bad! Increase your fruit and vegetable intake andincrease your intake of fresh water as well as fish and oils which contain Omega 3.
Many essential oils can work to relieve different types of pain including neuropathy, migraine, inflammation, and muscle tension.
Deep breathing – can also help you relaxl. Take time when in the house to practice deep breathing. Also consider the air quality in your house, make sure you open windows and also have some plants in the house because they increase the oxygen in your home.
Herbal remedies – they are many different herbs that can help your pain. Many of the pain killers we take today were extracted from natural sources. For example: salicylic acid, the main ingredient in aspirin was extracted from white willow bark.
Acupuncture – is proven to help reduce pain, both chronic and acute. Acupuncture appears to stimulate the release endorphins and enkephalins, chemicals the body makes naturally to relieve pain.
Natural remedies for arthritis – these are getting more popular and the evidence points to them being effective in reducing pain. They also are more cost effective than many other treatments for arthritic pain.