Natural Pain Relief
Pain can be something that we tolerate in life. Taking prescription pain medications can cause a serious dependence and may even cross react with other medications. Finding natural ways to treat pain that are not habit forming is a goal of many people. Natural remedies that are effective can be hard to find. Here are some tips to help with pain management.
- Relaxation – Learning relaxation techniques can be a great way to distract your body from feeling pain. Yoga, mindfulness, and tai chi are ways to reduce stress and relax. You must experiment to determine what works best for you.
- Don’t Overdo It – You will have good days and bad pain days. When you are having a good day, try and keep it that way by working slowly and performing activities in chunks with plenty of rest. If you overdo it, the body can flare up and exacerbate pain.
- Save Energy for Loved Ones – When you are limited on “good” time, try and remember to save it for family and friends. Don’t waste your energy on daily tasks that will take away from your loved ones. Save it up and rest throughout the day to give your all at the end of the day.
- Supplements – Consider taking natural supplements to help with your pain. Relax Already, is a natural muscle relaxant that can help reduce pain by reducing the spasm causing the pain. There are even topical analgesics that can help with pain. CryoDerm is one of these products. It can be applied directly to the area on the skin where you are experiencing pain. It is used by massage therapists, chiropractors, physical therapists, and sports teams. It is mainly used to help relieve muscle pain, joint pain, muscle cramps, and even muscle strains. It contains the power of menthol and peppermint oil that provides a cooling effect. It also has arnica, boswella, and eucalyptus. It even comes in a heat form that contains capsaicin, for a warming sensation on the skin.
- Mind over Matter – Take the time to really think about what you are feeling. Your mind can control muscle tension, controlling attention, and controlling the interpretation of pain. Mindfulness meditation is a great way to learn to think the pain away and the effect it has on your life. You can create an environment where pain is not the main focus.
- Gentle Exercise – If you are feeling pain, you should consider gentle exercise to keep the body moving and working as it should. Yoga, swimming, and walking are gentle ways to get some exercise, keep the weight off, and it will also keep your mental health in check.
- Find a Distraction – Pain can keep you from enjoying life. Make sure to get some distractions in your life. Find a hobby like reading, watching movies, knitting, or even video games that get you in a different state of mind. Take some time to zone out and relax and step away from the pain.
- Eat Well – Eat foods that are healing to the body and not inflammatory. Omega-3 fatty acids can help with inflammation and many fruits and vegetables are also full of anti-inflammatory properties.