If you’re in pain even though you’re taking the medication you’ve been described you may feel at the end of your tether. However, there are some safe and effective ways to help relieve pain that doesn’t involve taking even more medication.
Millions of people seek alternatives to pain every year and some of them find they work better than they imagined. While there’s no guarantee these methods will work for you it’s always worth trying them, just in case.
If you have suffered from or still suffer from joint pain or flexibility issues yoga could help. It doesn’t matter what style of yoga you choose you should consider attending a yoga class. An instructor can help you to get into the correct positions and, therefore benefit even more from what this ancient practice has to offer.
Yoga can help you to become more flexible while helping you to strengthen your joints and muscles. There’s bound to be a few yoga classes already operating in your town or city. Why not consider giving them a try?
There are many different massage therapy techniques out there and they are each designed to help you and your body recover. There’s likely to be a massage therapist operating in your local area so it may be worth checking them out. The therapist will take your pain into account and do what they can to ensure you get the most out of your time with them.
Acupuncture is a type of traditional Chinese medicine that goes back thousands of years. It has been used to relieve pain but it may also help other conditions.
Acupuncture works by releasing the flow of the energy (Or ‘Chi’) by stimulating your energy pathways. The needles release endorphins which are natural painkillers. These endorphins may change the brain’s activity while boosting blood flow. So while some people may not think acupuncture could work there is scientific proof that it could.
Spending Time in Nature
If some of your pain is stress-related you may want to consider spending time in nature. There’s a psychological theory called “Attention restoration theory” and it states that by spending just 20 minutes in a natural environment reduces stress and blood pressure.
Why not consider spending time in a garden or a park? Watch clouds make their way across the sky or sit by a stream and enjoy listening to the flow of water. The psychological theory also states that those who are around or see trees when they’re in pain are less likely to be in as much pain.
Why not put this theory to the test as you may reap the rewards without having to do very much at all.
Please speak to your doctor before you choose to undertake any of the above activities.