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Easy & Natural Ways to Manage Your Pain

by Maggie Bloom Freelance Writer

Easy & Natural Ways to Manage Your Pain

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The human body is fragile. One underlying trait of the body’s fragility is the pain felt whenever you are exposed to adverse elements. Pain should be temporary, but some underlying factors (usually chronic illnesses) can linger for a long time.

There are many ways to ease and manage pain, and some of the safest and most effective options are natural. Following is an overview of 6 easy and natural pain management methods:

Exercise

Exercising triggers the production of certain hormones and chemicals such as endorphins that are associated with pain relief. These hormones raise the body’s threshold for pain – this means that the pain you feel will not feel as intense when you start exercising. Exercising also helps to stretch muscles and ease tension, thus relieving pain to some degree.

Exercising may prove challenging when you are in pain. This is why doctors and fitness experts recommend that patients start soft and work their way up. A simple set of aerobic exercises is recommended.

CBD Oil

CBD oil is an effective but controversial natural painkiller. It is controversial because it is associated with marijuana, a soft drug that is under increasing public scrutiny. However, there should be no cause for worry as CBD oil does not contain THC, which is the element that causes the “high” associated with using marijuana.

CBD oil is an effective painkiller because it interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) to suppress pain. The increased use of CBD oil in San Diego and other areas is one of the signs that people realize and embrace its benefits.

Heat & Cold Therapy

Heat and cold therapies have been used for pain relief for centuries. Depending on how it is used, heat and cold can numb the pain and relieve physical stress. The decision of whether to apply heat or cold depends on the nature of the pain.

For example, cold is usually applied to acute injuries, such as a twisted ankle or a burn. Heat, on the other hand, is mostly used to relieve physical tension that may be contributing to the pain – for example, back pain is best relieved using heat therapy (a hot Epsom bath, for instance, will work wonders).

To this end, it is essential to understand when either form of therapy is either helpful or harmful. For example, applying heat on a twisted ankle will increase blood flow and increase pain intensity.

Essential Oils

Besides their sweet scents, essential oils are packed with a wide range of healing capabilities, including pain relief. Different essential oils have demonstrated pain relief effects – the most popular oils for pain relief include lavender oil, rosemary oil, peppermint oil, and eucalyptus oil.

Different essential oils have various applications. Some should be applied to the aching parts, others should be mixed with your bathing water, and others should be burnt to release the healing fragrance. As such, read the instruction on your natural essential oil and use as recommended. You can also consult a professional for a detailed guide customized to meet your specific needs.

Turmeric

Turmeric is just as effective at relieving pain as ibuprofen, according to a study published in 2014. Turmeric contains a natural pain-relieving ingredient known as Curcuma. Curcuma blocks pain receptors to reduce the intensity of pain. It is especially useful in managing arthritis and other forms of chronic pain, especially those associated with cramping.

Turmeric should be used in its natural form by mixing it with foods and beverages. It can also be taken as a natural supplement.

Acupuncture

Ironically, a procedure that involves injecting dozens of sharp needles into your body can relieve pain. Acupuncture, an ancient Chinese pain-management technique, is one of the most effective remedies for chronic pain. Multiple studies, including one by the National Centre for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), have supported this procedure's healing effects.

Acupuncture works by relieving physical stress and tension that contributes to chronic pain. The acupuncturist inserts tiny needles into strategic parts all over the body to trigger pain-relieving signals.

A Comfortable, Pain-Free Life!

Despite its fragility, the body also has amazing healing effects. These pain-relief remedies will boost your body’s natural pain management capacity for a more comfortable life. These remedies also have other complementary medicinal benefits for your overall wellbeing.



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About Maggie Bloom Advanced   Freelance Writer

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