Unfortunately, pain can happen all too often. While experiencing pain can be a clue that something severe is wrong (such as a broken elbow or a cavity in your tooth), living in pain can severely impact your health and well-being.
There are plenty of options for getting rid of pain, and most of them include medications or surgery options. But these choices aren’t always feasible, and can sometimes cause more pain than what you started with.
This is where holistic pain remedies can come into play. Here are some holistic pain methods to try out next time you are feeling those aches and pains.
Chiropractic care is a form of therapy that focuses on the structure of the body, particularly the spine. The idea of this form of medical care is to realign the spine, as the spine is the center of the back, and the place where most back pain comes from.
A chiropractor will complete a chiropractic adjustment to manipulate the spine to ease pain and help the body heal itself naturally. Most chiropractors focus on your entire well being instead of just the spine, and it is common to find additional medical services in their offices such as cold laser therapy, sports therapy massage, and IV hydration drips.
A common cause of pain and discomfort is simply your body not being stretched enough and staying immobile for long periods of time. An easy way to bypass this is by regularly participating in a yoga practice.
This age-old exercise uses mindfulness, meditation, and breathing exercises in conjunction with stretching your entire body. The gentle movements used in yoga will not only loosen your muscles and ligaments, but strengthen your entire body as well, which promotes internal healing.
Cold and heat
This old fashioned pain management technique has been around for years, and for good reason. Simply putting a hot or cold compress on the area where you experience pain can help to penetrate deep into your muscles and provide comfort and healing. So next time you feel pain, try 30 minutes of heat followed by 30 minutes of a cold compress, with that body part elevated as much as possible.
Within the past year, CBD has risen to the forefront of the health and wellness space as a holistic pain management solution. CBD is a non-hallucinogenic compound derived from the cannabis plant, and is used for a variety of different treatments all throughout the body. Even though CBD comes from the same plant as the drug marijuana, it does not produce a feeling of being high.
Rather, CBD works with the body’s own endocannabinoid system, which regulates some of the body’s functions such as sleep, immune system responses, and pain management. There are multiple different CBD oil products you can take to help you deal with your pain, such as Pure for Life oils, tinctures, lotions, and rubs.
Massages are commonly seen as an indulgence, but they can actually offer a lot of relief for chronic pain sufferers. A trained massage therapist can work by easing tension out of your muscles manually, with the help of cold and hot treatments.
If you suffer from chronic back pain, having a regular massage can not only help your back feel better in no time at all, but it can help relieve your stress, anxiety, and any lingering tension in your body.
Pain management doesn’t have to include invasive surgeries or medications. While you shouldn’t dismiss those in more severe situations, with these holistic pain management methods in mind, you can ease your pain in a natural and comforting way.
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