Many people who experience chronic pain find that it affects their ability to enjoy life.
Chronic pain (pain that lasts for more than three months and is not responding to medication or treatment) can occur even when the original cause of the pain is no longer a problem.
This happens because the body is still sending messages of pain to the brain.
Unfortunately, pain medical professionals have not found a way to treat chronic pain in every person, as each person’s body responds differently.
In some cases, natural remedies might be the most effective.
If you are struggling to find an alternative treatment that provides relief for your discomfort, here are six natural ways to combat chronic pain and relieve the symptoms.
1. Get regular exercise
While not everyone suffering with chronic pain will be able to exercise, those who can still maintain some level of physical activity should try to include exercise in their routine.
When we exercise, the body releases endorphins which are natural painkillers.
Exercise can also improve blood circulation, boost oxygen levels in the blood, strengthen muscles, and boost the immune system.
2. Take fish oil supplements
Inflammation is a very common cause of chronic pain, but there are lots of foods that can reduce inflammation.
Fish oil, for example, is often recommended for its anti-inflammatory properties as it includes omega-3 essential fatty acids.
You can either introduce fish into your diet and/or take fish oil supplements.
3. Use CBD supplements
CBD stands for cannabidiol.
This is an active ingredient in cannabis but does not have the psychoactive ‘high’ that is caused by a separate ingredient called THC.
Our bodies produce neurotransmitters called endocannabinoids.
These neurotransmitters bind to cannabinoid receptors in the nervous system, which can reduce inflammation and interrupt pain signals.
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4. Turmeric capsules
Turmeric is known as Curcuma longa and is a root. It is used in Indian cookery and is known for its anti-inflammatory properties.
Turmeric has also been reported to have benefits in the treatment of cancer, heart disease, depression,
Alzheimer’s, and arthritis.
Turmeric can be taken in capsules, or as a drink in this turmeric and ginger tonic.
5. Practice meditation
Some people remain skeptical about meditation as pain relief or are not sure how to go about meditating effectively, but it has been found to be a useful technique for many chronic pain sufferers.
Meditation can help people with chronic pain, depression, and anxiety, and there are lots of ways to go about it.
Click here for more on meditating for chronic pain relief.
6. Heat therapy
Pain can be eased by heat therapies.
A hot bath with some Epsom salts or a massage using hot stones can help to redirect pain messages and relax the muscles of the body.
Heat can also be applied with a hot water bottle, heat patches, heat wraps, or hot compresses.
When applied to the neck, heat can also help to prevent headaches and migraines.