Suggestions for some natural pain relief remedies
Chronic pain is a very difficult and stressful thing to be living with. And although pain medication still remains the most popular way to treat pain, there are thousands of natural pain relief remedies out there that might help you avoid the drugs.
Why is pain medication bad for you?
Pain medication is sometimes unavoidable, but you need to know that there are consequences for taking medication. All painkillers contain ingredients that can, if used incorrectly or too often, cause damage to your organs.
Pain medication related side effects is one of the major causes of people having to show up at the ER every year.
Also, pain medication brings with it the risk of addiction. People find it hard to believe that something as innocent as a pain relief tablet could lead to a drug habit but it has happened to millions of people.
Okay, so that's the bad news.... now here's some tips for using natural rememdies as an alternative:
Reflexology and acupuncture can be a great tool in pain control. As pain causes stress and muscle tension, both these types of therapies not only have been shown to reduce pain levels but also aid relaxation and stress reduction.
Herbs and spices
if you look online you'll see that there are many basic herbs and spices that are used in every day cooking that can help act as anti-inflammatories. Examples are Tumeric and Ginger.
Or Fish oil which can help with joint pain.
Other alternatives to pain medication include massages and any interaction with hot water, such as hot tubs, jacuzzi or just resting an aching body in a swimming pool.
In summary, before you hit the bottle of painkillers just think that there might be a natural alternative which you could try first, which will not only help you with pain but also be gentler on your body.
on Jan 21, 2014 | Health & Beauty