Experts agree that a key way to relieve pain is by reducing mental stress and anxiety. A popular way to achieve a more relaxed state of mind these days is through the use of adult coloring books.
Garlic is densely packed with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory compounds so it’s no surprise that it can be used to reduce ear pain. According to this article, it can be applied topically by pressing a crushed (and wrapped) clove on the outside of the ear canal. Or a tiny amount of infused oil can be dropped inside. As always, consult with your doctor beforehand as needed. Read the full article here: Garlic — a natural remedy for ear pain
Hot and cold treatments are often mentioned in relation to muscle pain, but rarely are more detailed guidelines provided to maximize relief. That’s where this article comes in. It recommends that people ice to reduce swelling first then heat to boost healing blood circulation after. It also suggests that icing should only be done for short periods at a time and that the skin should always be protected to prevent damage. Read the full article here: Cold and hot therapies: 4 tips for reducing pain
Hypnobirthing is becoming more popular in one U.K. hospital as a way for women to manage their labor pains during delivery. It is a mental technique where women feel less discomfort by entering a trance-like state.
In this post, a doctor explains why people with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome often do not respond to traditional medicines. And it’s because they tend to have numerous symptoms that require multiple drugs to treat. At the same time, each has its own side effects which 1. may not appear immediately and 2. could cause other symptoms to worsen. Read the full article here: Why Traditional Medicine Alone Isn’t The Answer For Fibromyalgia
Migraines can be debilitating and frequent for some people. Instead of taking medications each time, sufferers could try one or more of these natural remedies. They include plant matter like butterbur, feverfew, peppermint, chamomile, and willow bark. Other dietary solutions listed in the article include ginger, cherries, and a carrot and spinach juice mixture. Read the full article here: 11 Home Remedies To Prevent And Cure Painful Migraine
This PopSugar post features two key stretches that target the psoas muscle, also commonly called the hip flexor, which can be a contributing factor to low back pain when tight.
Stomach problems can be a hindrance since they can be painful and lead to other issues like sleeplessness, constipation, diarrhea, and nausea. According to this article, some natural remedies include cold, slightly diluted milk which acts an antacid, papaya if the problem is related to menstruation, and the juice from crushed ginger to relieve bloating. Read the full article here: These quick-fixes for stomach pain work like a charm!
There seem to be few pains worse than a toothache. It’s not only located prominently in the face, but it can also access the extremely sensitive network of nerves there as well. According to this article, chewing raw garlic or onion can help, as can clove oil and tea bags which have been steeped. These latter options may be more palatable for many. Read the full article here: Three Natural Remedies for a Painful Toothache
Holyoke Medical Center in MA has added two new hyperbaric oxygen chambers as part of its new Wound Care Center. The chambers help to speed healing and reduce pain by increasing oxygen levels in the blood.