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Helpful Tips for Managing and Even Eliminating Pain

Cindy Perlin, LCSW One of the worst emotions pain patients can feel is helplessness. In the face of severe pain, whether from low back pain, neck pain, fibromyalgia, migraine and tension headaches, or other chronic pain conditions, when the medications don’t work, don’t do enough or cause intolerable side effects, patients can feel helpless to ease their suffering. And helplessness leads to hopelessness and fear, which creates more pain. I know this because I have been there. After I was disabled by chronic back pain many years ago, I spent three years feeling helpless, hopeless and frightened about what was going on in my body. Then I began to discover self-care strategies and my life changed dramatically for the better. I’ve spent decades learning about simple home...

26 Natural Ways To Relieve Pain

By definition, a painkiller is any drug that helps fight pain. Unfortunately, most pain killers and other pharmaceuticals have damaging long term effects on the body. This includes long time use of over the counter pain relievers like aspirin-acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxen sodium and other over the counter medications. Adverse reactions and side effects with long time use more common than one would think. Many cases of renal diseases and failure are due to using over the counter pain relievers for extended periods. Most of the medications the body ingests have to filter through the kidneys and liver which are two of the main body organs. Because they work to filter toxins they are the two organs that are hit hard from medication overuse. This doesn't include...

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7 Natural Remedies that Relieve Muscle Soreness

Did you know that there are more than 600 muscles in the human body? They work in perfect harmony to help you move, stay alive and perform basic tasks and operations. The largest one is gluteus maximus which helps you walk upstairs, the external eye muscles are the ones which never stop moving and the hardest working muscle is, of course, the heart! When considering all of these muscles and their constant labor, it makes sense why sometimes you get muscle soreness. Muscle soreness is a painful condition which might limit your range of motion and activity for a few hours or a few days. It’s important to know how to relieve muscle soreness to prevent loss of productivity and to improve the quality of your life. How To Relieve Muscle...

25 Natural Ways To Relieve Pain

There are many, many herbal or “natural remedies” in relation to pain. Here are some common ones that are available for various situations involving pain. Aloe Vera Works for many things both internally and externally. The gel from the leaf can be taken by the tablespoon for various internal inflammations, including cancer. Externally it can be for skin ailments. It does wonders for minor burns. You can snip off a part of the leaf and place the gel directly on the burn or even minor cuts. I know that many stores sell the leaves one at a time or you can grow your own plant. Chamomile tea for Digestive Problems Also known as Tisane. This herb relaxes the stomach lining as well as relaxes spasms in the smooth lining...

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8 Popular Alternative and Natural Medicine Treatments for Pain

What Is Pain? There are several definitions of pain. We all have to deal with pain at one time or another. Pain is relative to a person's perceptions and experiences of what pain means to them. Everyone has a different tolerance threshold to pain. What may be extreme pain to one person may not be to another. The International Association For The Study Of Pain (IASP) defines pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage". Pain is ultimately subjective to a person's perception of what they perceive it as. Their feeling as to what pain is; is based on their experiences of what they believe pain is or was as they experienced...

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Chronic Pain and Pain Relief Using Shock Wave Therapy

Medical science is discovering new ways through innovations that replace the painful methods of treatment with pain freeways, and it is pleasing to say that they are succeeded. Chorionic pain is a prevalent issue of every second person you will meet. To come over with chronic pain and to get relief from it the best method to choose, that is pain-free as well as “shock wave therapy.” Shock wave therapy is the most common method in physiotherapy. It is a non-invasive method, in which waves are transferred through the skin into the affected area using a gel as a medium by using shockwave therapy machine. The good thing is that one does not need injections or painkillers with it. Shock wave therapy helps the body to...

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How Gua Sha Can Help With Pain

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Gua Sha, for those that haven’t heard of it before, is a form of Chinese medicine that involves the use of a sharp, straight-edged tool on the skin. Purpose of Using Gua Sha The use of this method for the treatment of joint pain and it can also be used to break down scar tissue on your skin. How to Use Gua Sha The process is also referred to as coining, spooning or scraping and the idea behind it is that the scraping of the skin will stimulate blood flow. This prevents stagnation of the blood which can lead to pain, fever, chills and various other uncomfortable sensations.  There are several different ways that this can be administered depending on what goals you are looking to achieve.   Back and Legs You can get it...

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5 Natural Ways to Reduce Pain

Many people suffer from chronic pain that can cause them discomfort and causes them serious problems in their day to day lives. If you are an individual who suffers, your first instinct may be to take some medication; after all, they will take the pain away and let you live your life as normally as possible. However, although these pills do work, for the most part, they are no long-lasting solutions, and they can cause other health problems due to their side effects. We’ve put together some great ways to reduce your pain through natural methods instead. Massage Massage is a great pain reducing solution for back pain, tension headaches, neck pain, fibromyalgia, and osteoarthritis. Not only will a massage help you to feel more relaxed, but...

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What Hemp Oil Can and Cannot Do for Your Pain

Hemp seed oil, comes in many forms these days, but what can hemp oil do for pain? Many people, when they think of hemp oil think of hemp moisturizers, hemp creams, and hemp body scrubs.  And while these may be the crucial anti-aging extracts that companies like Diamond Hemp are known for when it comes to hemp oil, many people don’t realize just how well hemp oil can help when it comes to pain. As people grow older, taking care of their skin is one thing —bags around the eyes, wrinkles, and age spots are all things that affect a lot of people. And Diamond Hemp and hemp oil products are great for that. But hemp oil can do so much more, including for pain. The good...

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How Acupuncture is a Natural Pain Reliever

If you are finding it tough to combat health problems or get pain relief using traditional medications, or suffer from side effects after taking these medications, an alternative, safe and effective solution lies in acupuncture that triggers your body’s natural ability to heal. Using fine, disposable, sterile needles that are inserted into particular points on the body (called acupoints), acupuncture boosts immunity and blood circulation, relaxes the muscles, flushes out toxins and inflammation, stops the pain, frees nerve entrapment, calms the mind and improves your overall health. In this article, you'll learn and discover how acupuncture is natural pain reliever. How does acupuncture work According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Qi (pronounced Chee) or energy flows throughout the body along specific pathways (meridians). Disruption of this flow of energy...