Natural ways of relieving the pain
Even though people tend to turn to medications at the first sign of even slightest pain, the fact is that some other more natural ways could be a much healthier solution. However, not many are aware of that and not many are willing to try out some other methods of reliving the pain regardless of the cause. Besides herbs that have the capacity to relieve the pain, there are also techniques that affect the brain and trigger its healing powers.For example, in cases of people who suffer from chronic pain in the back, exercises and various forms of physical activity that get the blood pumping help the body to produce more endorphins, which is the body’s own pain reliever and which is often more efficient than medications.Applying heat in various forms (even a bottle that contains hot water, or hot bath) can be beneficial for those who feel pain for two reasons – pain signals that the rest of the body sends to the brain are suppressed, and the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the painful area is increased, which promotes healing.Applying ice packs on painful area is particularly helpful in cases of inflammation and pain because it has the characteristics similar to anesthetics – it slows down the nerve impulses.
Getting enough sleep, enjoying the benefits of massage, meditation, acupressure and acupuncture also helps in relaxing the muscles and decreasing the pain.
Natural pain relieversCapsaicin is a natural pain reliever in cases of arthritis, shingles, neuropathy and similar conditions, and chili peppers are one of its richest sources.Arnica has anti-inflammatory characteristics and it definitely reduces the pain, but it is generally used in the form of homeopathic remedies and together with some other natural methods of relieving pain.Fish oil is effective when it is necessary to reduce inflammation, which is why people who suffer from arthritis often use it, particularly cod-liver oil. It has been proven that it can substitute the use of NSAIDs.
• Bromelain is known for its anti-inflammatory characteristics, and since it can be found in pineapples, it is recommended to consume this fruit in cases of pain caused by strains, sprains or similar muscle injuries.
Herbs such as boswellia, devil’s claw, feverfew, ginger, white willow are only a part of the group of those that are effective when pain needs to be reduced, which is why they should be taken into consideration when choosing natural ways to kill the pain.