The Vegetable That Can Help Fight Period Pain

Hm, this is interesting and something I did not know before. According to this article, carrots are very good to eat during the menstrual cycle. They can relieve related pain since they help to reduce cramping. They are also considered relatively high in iron for a vegetable source which is important to replenish when there’s blood loss. Read the full article here: No more pain during periods — Eat carrots

Be Mindful of B12 to Fight Pain

Vitamin B12 is often talked about in terms of boosting energy, but according to this article, it’s also beneficial in relieving pain, especially related to the joints. Another advantage is that it can help to phase out the use of NSAIDs which can be harsh on the stomach after extended use. The vitamin can be taken in supplement form, or it can be found naturally in foods such as shellfish, liver, and fish. Read the full article here: 5 Ways Vitamin B12 Helps Joint Pain and Arthritis Sufferers

Alternative Medicine Defined

“Alternative medicine” is a broad term used to describe practices that are designed to benefit health but are not part of the standard medical system. These can include acupuncture, massage, supplements, and even yoga. Since they can often be used in conjunction with doctor’s traditional treatment plans, they are sometimes given the label “complementary medicine.” Read the full article here: Modern Medicine Explains the Effectiveness of Alternative Medicine

Two Ways to Use Garlic to Fight Ear Pain

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

The Dos and Don’ts of Hot and Cold Therapy

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

The Downsides of Traditional Fibromyalgia Medicines

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

How Plants Can Help You Fight Migraines

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

Natural Remedies for Different Stomach Pains

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!

The Pantry Items That Can Help Relieve a Toothache

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

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