Inexpensive Ways to Heal Chronic Pain

Pain doesn’t have to last for years to be considered “chronic.” Instead, it takes just three months to reach that intimidating designation. For some, for whom medication may not be appropriate or may not work, natural remedies can help—and likely for a much cheaper cost. They include exercise, fish oil and resveratrol supplements, turmeric, and heat therapy.

Read the full article here: 6 Cheap, Natural, and Quick Chronic Pain Remedies

Yoga Helps to Battle Back Sciatica Pain

Sciatica is a difficult condition to treat because there could any number of causes behind the pain and/or numbness. Despite the complexity, a form of treatment that many would agree helps to relieve symptoms is yoga. Not only does it help to relax the mind, but many poses target the affected areas of the pelvis, low back, and legs.

Read the full article here: Easy And Effective Yoga Stretches For Sciatic Nerve Pain Relief

Winter’s Coming, It’s Time to Manage Your Arthritis

Now’s the perfect time to take a proactive approach to managing your arthritis pain before cold weather tightens up your joints even more. While the link between temperature and discomfort is largely anecdotal, one doctor hypothesizes that the body’s efforts to stay warm could be one of the contributing factors.

Any one of these 11 remedies could help to relieve your arthritis pain. One group of suggestions is clearly geared toward physical movement. As we’ve discussed on this blog before, the more you move, the more your joints and muscles will loosen up. Tai chi, yoga, and strength exercises—including the ones presented at the bottom of the article—can all help.

Otherwise, there are dietary additions like turmeric, ginger, tart cherries, and wine. And other, perhaps slightly more obscure remedies include the chamomile oil massage to calm the joints and athletic tape to physically support them.

Read the full article here: 11 Surprising Remedies For Your Arthritis Pain

The Pain Relieving Wonders of Acupuncture

Acupuncture can not only relieve pain as well or better than other treatments, according to this Pain Clinic doctor, but it can also facilitate the healing process for lasting relief. The doctor himself decided to try acupuncture after severe back injuries almost had him undergoing surgery. But after the acupuncture treatments, he felt completely better within six months.

Read the full article here: No More Pain – Acupuncture to the Rescue!

Ayurvedic Remedies for Everyday Pains

Most mothers and grandmothers are apt to offer up old remedies for common ailments. And they tend to be different based on cultural background. As this South Asian writer notes, she was told to eat ghee, or clarified butter, which is common in Indian cuisine. In the U.S., there’s chicken soup when a cold comes on and mint tea for an upset stomach.

The remedies described in this article may be a bit more exotic because they are from an Ayurvedic, or India-based holistic healing, perspective. However, they may still be worth a try, especially if traditional medicines aren’t working.

For the discomfort of acid reflux, she recommends ginger which is an anti-inflammatory and lemon juice which, ironically, reduces acidity. For cough and cold, the powerful anti-inflammatory and antibacterial turmeric mixed with milk can help. Meanwhile, stomach pain can be relieved through an herbal tonic known as triphala which helps with bowel movements.

Read the full article here: Traditional Home Remedies for Cold & Cough, Stomach Ache & Nausea

7 Exercises to Relieve Back Pain (and Prevent Boredom)

It can be easy to misconstrue natural remedies as those that involve supplements or other plant matter derivatives, but it can actually include any substance or activity that involves no synthetic or chemical components. As such, exercise could be considered a natural or alternative treatment even though it’s something that people should do anyway to be healthy.

This article presents a variety of exercises that can help to relieve back pain. The list is particularly helpful because people can choose the ones that interest them the most (and therefore, are the most likely to stick with) or can mix things up if/when they get bored. Included are exercises like aerobic activity, Pilates, the wall sit, and knee to chest. It also suggests the plank which is a challenging but very effective move that does a great job of strengthening the core.

Read the full article here: Exercises for back pain relief: 7 moves that can help and heal

An Easy DIY Pain Reliever Made From Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has become extremely popular in the last few years because it’s all-natural and contains beneficial fatty acids. In addition to moisturizing the hair and skin, coconut oil can also be used as an emollient in a pain relieving cream. The included recipe also features cayenne pepper which generates muscle-relaxing heat and peppermint oil which acts as an analgesic.

Read the full article here: Make Your Own Pain-Relieving Cream With Coconut Oil