If you suffer from pain you may be looking for natural pain relief remedies. The good thing is there are so many awesome ways to naturally treat pain without using medication. The next time you are sore after a workout or need to treat constant pain, try one of these natural pain relievers before turning to medication.
1. Fish Oil
Did you know fish oil is a natural pain relief remedy for joint pain? Fish oil breaks down into prostaglandins, which is known to reduce inflammation. Many doctors suggest fish oil to their patients that suffer from rheumatoid arthritis.
2. Tart Cherries
You may be just as surprised as me to learn that tart cherries can treat muscle pain. A recent study by the Oregon Health and Science University found that tart cherries were very beneficial for muscle pain and recovery. In the study, runners drank cherry juice for an entire week before a big race and on the day of the race. The runners who drank the juice reported less pain compared to the control group of runners.
Deep breathing is another natural remedy for pain. To practice pain control through breathing, take a deep breath in for a count of four. Hold your breath to a count of four, and then exhale to a count of four. Hold for four and then repeat. Try to do this ten times.
Sometimes our bodies just need a good night’s sleep to recoup and heal. When you get enough sleep your body is able to restore itself and promote pain management and healing. People that suffer from constant pain should look into ways to achieve deep sleep.
Sore muscles love heat. The heat actually helps the area by increasing the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the painful area. The heat also blocks the pain signal from being sent to your brain. The next time you are feeling pain, try applying heat to the area before taking pain medication. Let me know how this natural pain remedy works for you.
Ice is another great way to treat pain naturally. Ice helps in two ways. First, it treats inflammation. Try icing your back the next time you have back pain related to inflammation. Second, ice works as an anesthetic and slows the nerve impulses.
Sometimes we feel pain because our muscles are tight. The best way to loosen up those muscles is through stretching. Spend a few minutes each day doing deep stretches to really get those muscles loose. You can also try yoga to stretch and build muscle.
Of course massage is good too. And in my opinion, massage is probably one of the best natural pain relief remedies. There isn’t anything like a good deep tissue massage to get the blood flowing and endorphins released to treat pain.
Studies show that people that get the recommended daily dose of vitamin D (a.k.a. sunlight) report less problems with pain. Even more studies showed that people that complained of pain but had no underlying cause were actually vitamin D deficient. Try to get 400 to 800 IU of vitamin D everyday.
Let me know what you think about these 9 natural pain relief remedies. Which of these will you try first before turning to your regular pain medication? I hope you give them all a try. Do you have your own natural remedies for pain relief? Please share.
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