How to Fight Pain without Medication

11 Dec

yoga to fight pain

Chronic pain is more common than ever and so is the use of pain medication. All medicines have side effects. Pain management and control most always is accompanied by side effects.Possible side effects include constipation, nausea, dizziness, dry mouth. As with any type of drug, painkillers carry side effects from normal use and can be dangerous if misused or abused.But is there any way to fight pain without drugs? Let’s find.

Body massage
Have a trip to spa to fight sore muscles or back pain. A once-a-week massage treatment is very effective at treating pain than regular medication. But do not avoid traditional medication.

Stay hydrated
If you start suffering from headache, reach for water. Often headaches are caused on by dehydration. You may just need to drink a glass or two of water to fight off the headache.

Distract yourself
Distracting yourself is a great idea and one of the most effective ones. Just try to focus your attention on a complicated task. This will inhibit pain signals to the brain and thus helps fight headache. Try to count down 100 to 1 or recite the ABCs backwards.

Try a little yoga
If you’re not a fan of heading to the medicine cabinet when you feel a headache coming on, then head straight to your yoga mat. Practice Yoga and live a healthy lifestyle to avoid Tension-type Headaches.

Add ginger to your meals
Adding some extra ginger works fine! It is very effective for some specific pain. Ginger has anti-inflammatory elements called gingerols. They are said to be responsible for the relief reported by many arthritis and chronic pain sufferers who regularly consume ginger. For centuries, ginger has been used for its antispasmodic, anti-nausea action and its ability to relieve nausea, vomiting, indigestion, and to calm an upset stomach.

Breathing exercise
Try simple breathing exercises. You concentrate on inhaling deeply and exhaling completely, even holding your breath slightly at the end of your exhalation. Meditation can help relieve belly pain associated with irritable bowel syndrome. If you suffer from frequent sinus infections, see your doctor to discuss a treatment plan or try a few simple breathing exercises at home.

Listening music
Music is said to obstruct pain signals from reaching the brain and therefore decrease the severity of painful sensations. It also helps get more blood flow to the brain which increases energy and improves mood. I prefer to a combination of meditation, acupuncture and music.

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