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Natural Remedies for Body Aches

natural remedies for body aches

Everyone experiences physical pain. Perhaps you don’t feel pain or hurt often, or maybe you have chronic pain. Regardless of how often you hurt, there are more ways to alleviate the pain than running to the nearest drugstore for a new bottle of pills. In fact, there are about as many natural pain relief remedies as there are types of pain. Here we will discuss a few natural remedies for body aches.

Herbal Remedies for Body Aches

Herbal remedies are methods used to alleviate pain that utilize natural herbs and plant derivatives. Herbal remedies are not regulated, so before using any such pain remedy, research the quality of the ingredients and the vendor for reputable goods. Also, remember that herbal therapy has not seen extensive research.

Capsaicin

Capsaicin is an active ingredient in many chili peppers. Studies have shown that capsaicin, when applied regularly, can reduce the severity of migraines and cluster headaches. Also, topical applications of capsaicin infused creams have been shown to alleviate chronic arthritis and joint pain over prolonged use.

Fish Oil

Fish Oil is another natural derivative that can help in alleviating pain. Patients have found that taking fish oil tablets not only benefits the heart, but when the oil breaks down it reduces joint inflammation. Between 2,000 and 4,000mg per day are recommended for pain relief.

Ginger

Ginger extract has also been shown to help joint and muscle pain. Ginger contains phytochemicals which aid in reducing inflammation. Studies have shown that ginger works better than NSAIDs at reducing inflammation. This is because NSAIDs only prevent the formation of more inflammatory compounds, while ginger prevents the formation of new compounds and simultaneously breaks down existing ones.

Physical Remedies for Body Aches

Physical remedies are categorized as being methods to treat pain that do not require the consumption or application of herbal remedies or traditional “painkillers”. They can be classified as passive and active therapies, meaning that the patient does not expend energy during treatment or does expend energy, respectively.

Many physical remedies are mentally and emotionally therapeutic as well as physically therapeutic, and some are forms of exercise that are recommended, even for those not treating chronic pain.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a well known type of passive therapy. Acupuncture originated in China and has been adopted by western cultures for its impressive results. Thousands of years old, the time-tested method of placing tiny metallic needles into a patient’s skin has relieved many people of their chronic pain and nausea.

Yoga

The popularization of yoga has helped usher in a new perspective on keeping the body and mind limber and active. This popular form of exercise counts as an active therapy. The stretches and actions associated with yoga help patients restore the flexibility to their limbs, build strength and endurance in their muscles, increase functionality in joints and alleviate pain and discomfort throughout their bodies. Yoga is also very soothing, and is similar to meditation, which can help patients with the aggravation to pain caused by anxiety, stress and depression.

Natural Remedies for Body Aches at Plano Holistic Treatment Center

In case of serious injury and medical emergency, visiting the hospital and meeting with a doctor are always the best option. However, there have been promising results through the use of natural pain relief methods. Always remember to be safe and to do your research before trying a natural pain relief remedy. At The Wellness Center in Plano, Texas, we offer a variety of natural treatment options for chronic body aches.

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The most critical step on the path to recovery is finding a pain management doctor who can address your pain management needs successfully. The Pain Relief Center and its five specialized institutes are dedicated to meeting any and all of a patient’s needs. Located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Dr. Rodriguez and his friendly staff will help you along the path to recovery.

 

Our new center in Dallas is part of a nationwide development by Pain Relief Centers, geared to providing individualized and comprehensive healing and pain management services with unprecedented levels of compassion, care, and comfort for each patient.

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