Drug-based pain relievers are typically not formulated with children in mind which is why a study of audio therapy on young surgery patients has been so exciting. Apparently, the group that listened to pop music felt a reduction in pain which was the equivalent of taking Advil or Tylenol after listening for just 30 minutes. Read the full article here: The surprising physical power of your favorite playlist
A chef shares the lifestyle changes she has benefited from after years of seeking expensive therapies to manage her chronic back pain. They include sensible adjustments like wearing supportive shoes and strengthening the pelvic floor.
Combining the anti-inflammatory power of turmeric with the analgesic nature of lemon juice could be an extremely effective pain reliever for ailments such as arthritis pain, according to this release. Turmeric’s active compound, curcumin, can also be taken in supplement form. Read the full article here: Combination of Turmeric and Lemon Believed to Be as Effective as Pain Relievers
Stinging nettles are a green leafy herb high in nutrients. Because of its bristle-like hairs, the leaves have traditionally been dried and then steeped in hot water. The resulting liquid is packed with minerals which can relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and fight infections among many other benefits. Read the full article here: Nettle Tea Benefits
Arthritis pain is a complex issue that needs to be treated in several ways at once to be the most effective. Maintaining a lean frame, avoiding strenuous joint loads, and taking anti-inflammatory supplements can help.
For a natural way to treat bruises and scrapes, Dr. Weil’s blog suggests the pineapple enzyme called bromelain which helps to heal minor injuries through its natural anti-inflammatory properties. Supplements should be taken on an empty stomach and can be consumed three times daily for a total maximum dose of 1200mg. Read the full article here: A Natural Way to Treat Bruises
This is a great story. An obese nurse had failing health and was considering gastric bypass and knee replacements when she happened upon a yoga class. Over time, she began to have less pain and more mobility in her joints. Thus far, she has lost 150 pounds and weened herself from most of her over-the-counter pain medications. Read the full article here: A nurse’s path to 150-pound weight loss, pain relief
Though dry needling has similarities to acupuncture, it is different in that the needles are inserted to create small tears in the muscle fibers which can then regrow into new tissue.
Dandelions, the yellow colored flowers that can often be seen growing wild, contain anti-inflammatory properties that are beneficial to reducing joint and arthritis pain. According to this article, it can be used to make an oil to rub into affected areas, or the flowers themselves can be consumed in food or as a tea. Read the full article here: Making Dandelion Oil for Arthritis and Joint Pain Relief
According to this expert, foot pain often comes from calf stiffness. To work out the tension, she recommends placing a foam roller, PVC pipe, or lacrosse ball under the calf and rolling until the affected area has been reached. She then says to flex and point the toe about 10 times. Read the full article here: Relieve Foot Pain Instantly with This Trick