Drug-Free Chronic Pain Relief
Pain management is one of the most sought after pieces of health advice in the world. There are many ways to manage chronic pain without the use of drugs, even when the pain that you need to manage is long-term, and here are some ideas for drug-free chonic pain relief.
Acupuncture is a drug-free remedy for chronic pain that has been used effectively for years. It has been practiced in China for thousands of years. The method employs the use of the stimulation of specific points of the body that correspond to the points of the body where the pain is being felt with extremely fine needle penetration. Depending on the reason for your pain, acupuncture can be a viable source of pain relief without the use of drugs.
Other types of energy healing chronic pain treatments include: Acupressure, Chigong, and Reiki for chronic pain relief.
Exercise for chronic pain relief
We all know that exercise has great health benefits, but we cannot also dismiss its use as one of the best drug-free remedies for chronic pain. Especially for people suffering from the chronic pain of arthritis, its benefits cannot be overlooked. For an example, arthritic fingers are often helped by playing the piano, the rapid movements and stretching allowing the fingers to once again become more nimble. There are many types of exercises for various types of chronic pain, and the proper exercise and amount need to be evaluated by a competent physician or physical therapist.
Other types of activities for chronic pain relief include: Sleep habits, Positive work environment, Strengthening Healthy relationships, Physical therapy, Yoga, Pilates, Tai chi, Feldenkrais, Meditation, Guided imagery, Biofeedback and Stress Management.
Vitamin D Therapy for chronic pain relief
Many conditions are the result of vitamin deficiency, and chronic pain is a symptom of such. With muscle pain, the cause might be found with screening for vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D supplements can alleviate and sometimes arrest chronic pain. Researchers are learning that more people than previously thought are deficient in this powerful vitamin. If you are experiencing chronic muscular pain, it is advisable to look into this possibility of deficiency before taking drugs that may make you unnecessarily dependent upon them.
Other nutritional and herbal treatments for chronic pain relief include: Anti-inflammatory diets, Omega-3 fatty acids, Ginger, Turmeric, and MSM.
Author: M. Peterson, Chronic Pain Researcher & Writer