Whenever you’re in pain, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Is it the thought of painkillers? A desperate cry to take one immediately and suppress the pain? If yes, please know that you’re not alone. It’s the same for pretty much everyone.
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However, what I want you to know is that these allopathic painkillers have a lot of side effects. Not to mention, their regular use can damage your liver as well as the stomach lining, making you more prone to stomach perforations. Thus, I always recommend taking the natural route.
Alright, guys. The following are a few natural alternatives to allopathic painkillers:
When it comes to managing body aches naturally, nothing comes close to old-school heat therapy. It remains one of the most effective ways to deal with body aches naturally even today. All you need to do is put a heating pad close to the aching part of your body for 10-15 minutes.
The heat will increase the supply of oxygenated blood to the affected area, providing it with essential minerals to heal quickly. Apart from that, it can also help reduce inflammation significantly. Just be sure not to exceed the given time or it can burn your skin, aggravating the issue even more.
Topical painkillers are nothing like the ones you take orally. They have minimal side effects and their effectiveness for pain management is tremendous. Still, if you’re not comfortable with allopathic ointments, you can use plant-based pain-relieving creams instead.
Another thing that you can do is apply herbs to the affected area. Many herbs come with healing properties, so they work well for pain relief. I recently tried Papa and Barkley Releaf Balm. It’s infused with CBD, tea tree, lavender, and peppermint essential oils and works magically well for pain alleviation.
A Warm Soak
In case of muscle spasms or any other kind of muscular pain, soaking in water can help. While you may not know it, water has many healing properties. It can naturally eliminate body pains, fatigue, muscle tension, and anxiety.
What you need to do is, add some lukewarm water to a bathtub and soak yourself in for a few minutes. Let your pain sway with the water and forget about everything else for some time. It’s known as water therapy and trust me; you’ll fall in love with it.
A number of foods can play a part in reducing body inflammation and pain. It is precisely why they’re famous as anti-inflammatory foods. Nuts, beans, whole grains, unsaturated fats, vegetables, and fruits are a few examples of such foods. Fish and other foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids can also help.
As you know, changing your diet is 1000 times better than taking allopathic painkillers, so why not make a small lifestyle adjustment and say goodbye to these harmful drugs forever? Oh, and please don’t forget to take lots and lots of protein.
A Restorative Sleep
The worst part of the story is that body aches keep you awake at night. After all, it’s not easy falling asleep when you’re in pain and that has its own side effects. As a matter of fact, lack of sleep can aggravate your pain, making matters worse for you.
Thus, you must sleep for 7-8 hours every night, regardless of your pain situation. A night of restorative sleep can increase your energy levels and promote faster healing. For this, you can perform light exercise or meditation before bedtime. Both of these things will help you fall asleep naturally.
At the end of the day, it’s your personal journey with pain management; however, I want you to remember that making wise choices can go a long way. Get well soon!