Pain is part of our daily lives. The basics are simple. A braided system of nerves and cell receptors are in constant communication with your brain, sending immediate feedback regarding your current status – in pain, or not in pain.
When you go to the doctor, one of the first things they ask you is to rate your pain on a scale of one-to-ten.
Pain is an indicator that something isn’t right in your body. As you age, your body begins the long, slow process of internal deterioration. Pain is a natural consequence of getting older. But, it can also be a very common symptom of many prevalent diseases.
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
If you suffer from one of these diseases, or a host of others too long to list, you may be living with chronic, daily pain. You may also be taking pain relief medications to counteract that pain.
Did you know there are natural remedies for your joint pain relief? Don’t keep plying your body with chemicals. Try a safer, kinder solution and you may end up feeling both pain-free and stronger.
Massage has long been associated with total relaxation. Although this can be its effect when using products like topical pain relief, the role of massage has evolved into the world of medicinal healing. There are a variety of massage styles to choose from. Visit a qualified masseuse and they will match your pain level and location to the style necessary to treat the discomfort. Know that a massage treatment may not be a luxurious hour. To treat the affected area, your masseuse may need to dig into sensitive origin spots.
- Hot stone
- Deep tissue
- Trigger point
This ancient art of needle insertion can relieve pain associated with:
- Chronic back pain
- Migraine headaches
- Tension headaches
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- And many more
Yoga is a hot practice in the current trend of self-care. If just hearing the word gets you more stressed, relax. The only definition of “yoga” you need is: the act of stretching. That’s it. Listen to your body as you move and it will tell you what it needs, and where it needs stretching.
When, and if, you want to join a class, there are many styles of yoga available.
The even better news is that incorporating a yoga practice into your daily life has far more rewards than relieving pain.
Fundamentally, when you do yoga everyday your pain decreases because you’re gaining strength. Muscle development supports the weak areas sending pain messages to your brain. The beauty of this pain-relief strategy is that it can be modified for people of all ages and physical abilities. Over time, you’ll feel stronger and more whole than ever before.
Another current trend in self-care is the practice of essential oils. This method of relaxation and full-body care has long existed in the east, and is now sweeping western homes via aromatherapy diffusers, roll-on applicators, and ingestible vitamins. Each pure oil extract has indicators to relieve different issues. When taken in combination they can have even broader reaching results.
The idea that sitting and talking with another human being can relieve physical pain may seem improbable, yet pain is a physical reaction to a signal received by your brain, and your brain is in full control as you sit with a friend, or a therapist, and unload your troubles. Try it and see if literally, “talking-it-out” does the trick.
Pain is part of our daily lives, an indicator that something within our bodies is not right. Instead of putting tiny, chemical filled pills into your body every day, use natural pain management.