Let’s step back and consider all the remedies and pain relievers I have talked about on this website. Is there a Best Natural Pain Reliever? What do you think? I would love to know about what you have found to help you. You would be helping me and others!
I’ve written articles about acupuncture, yoga, foods, meditation, and CBD oil. I’ve mentioned chiropractic, essential oils, physical therapy and supplements. I’ve come to the conclusion that there is much out there that doesn’t work, and a few things that do. I’ve also come to the conclusion that different treatments work differently for different people. Just like prescription medication. One person may have a reaction to a side effect and another person may not. Just today I was speaking with my acupuncturist, Dr. Terry Chang while I was getting treatment. I asked if he treated people for anxiety. He responded that he does. But he was quick to point out that it worked for some people and not for others. And I am sure it is difficult to quantify results. The same can be said for other treatments.
Some Options to Consider
You can view many of my previous posts for various options I have investigated. As I research Natural Pain Remedies I search various articles regarding this topic. Movement and exercise actually are promoted as natural choices to manage pain. I have found yoga and stretches to be helpful for me. An article on Easier.com in their lifestyle section mentions yoga, Pilates and hydrotherapy. Click here to review it. In addition, I found this great article that includes video clips of exercises that can relieve hip pain, from Medical News Today. Check it out here. Or here are some exercises to use for sore muscles from too much sitting or computer work, from The Indian Express.
Even a walk releases endorphins which are feel good hormones that can counteract the pain hormones. If you haven’t done much walking or any type of exercise lately, start small and slowly. You can build up to more as you get stronger and feel better. I used to work out for 2.5 hours before I was hit by chronic pain. Now I am thankful to be able to walk for 1/2 an hour. And that took months to be able to do.
We all know laughter is good for our mental health. Well, it’s good for our physical health also. An article in Better Homes and Gardens gives 5 reasons why laughter is good for mental health. But it mentions relief of pain as well. Click here for article. You might ask, well what have I got to laugh about? I’m in pain! That’s where YouTube comes in. I frequently search it for funny videos. While I’m not a big fan of people hurting themselves, there is some funny stuff out there. I have been enjoying Steve Harvey on Family Feud. Here’s my favorite clip. (The best part starts at 1:06) If you don’t laugh at this, I’m sorry.
I’ve said before that it helps to have friends and family around that can make you laugh. I’m very thankful I have a few of those people in my life. You don’t need many, but a few close ones are golden who know your suffering and are willing to be there for you.
Alternative Therapy Treatments
Treatments that are available are becoming more and more popular, thankfully. Acupuncture, chiropractic, physical therapy, and massage come to mind easily. I have discussed acupuncture on one of my other posts. I have experienced chiropractic but I am currently not using this treatment. However, I know it works and highly recommend it. (Probably a topic for another post.) I have also experienced physical therapy and massage. PT did not help me, but that is just me. I imagine others are helped by it. Massage was very helpful and enjoyable. More research is needed for me to comment further on these topics. But I strongly recommend you investigate these options.
Meditation and mindfulness are other options. I discuss Meditation here. I have not researched mindfulness enough to post about it yet. But I see that many people have found relief from suffering using this practice.
I have now suffered with chronic pain for over three years. I am thankful the horror of waking up in the middle of the night unable to move without screaming pain is a dark memory. But it took months of painful suffering to find the right combination of relief for me. I was told by the traditional western medicine doctor to get a shot. I told him I wanted to try physical therapy first. In the meantime, I began my quest to find relief naturally. I still believe there are other options out there I have yet to discover, so I will keep researching.
Wouldn’t you agree that we each need to seek out treatments until we find what works for us? There are so many options, which is one reason I have created this website. My research was motivated by my pain. This website became an outgrowth of it. I want it to be helpful to everyone. It is my intention to discuss the different remedies from a fellow sufferer’s viewpoint. I’m not promoting one over the other, although I know what has worked for me and what hasn’t. But you will probably be different.
You do have to take responsibility for your health and pain relief though! Get going today! Who knows, you might feel better tomorrow.
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