101 Ways To Relieve Almost Every Type of Pain Possible (inflammation, joint pain, headaches and more)

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Pain can be sudden and acute or chronic and long term, it can be intense and severe and can prevent sufferers from carrying out even the simplest everyday tasks.  It is one of the most common health problems that everybody has experienced, those with serious diseases and those suffering from less serious ailments.

To relieve all the various kinds of pain, people usually take painkillers such as NSAIDs, paracetamol and opioids.

However, these can cause dependence and are often accompanied by unwanted side-effects, including dizziness, nausea, heartburn, allergies, and others, which is why many people try natural remedies such as various herbs and spices, foods, massage and exercise.

 We offer a list of 101 natural and safe ways to treat pain:

  1. Lavender oil can treat migraines and tension headaches and relax muscles.
  2. Feverfew is a herb native to Asia which is used to treat migraines.
  3. Ginseng can treat fatigue, musculoskeletal pain and fibromyalgia.
  4. Topical application of rosemary oil can treat muscle pain, and inhalation can treat tension headaches.
  5. Cayenne can be effective to treat pain from psoriatic arthritis and other similar diseases.
  6. Cinnamon can soothe muscle soreness and can have even longer term effects in combination with a supplement such as Traumeel.
  7. Ginger essential oil is a fast-acting treatment for pain associated with autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and lupus.
  8. Ginger relieves pain and reduces secretion of cytokines which cause inflammation
  9. Eucalyptus essential oil is an effective anti-inflammatory and can treat muscle injuries and congestion of sinuses
  10. Sour cherries have powerful anti-inflammatory properties and soothe muscle pain.
  11. Broccoli contains magnesium and potassium, potent anti-inflammatories, and is effective in treating chronic inflammation and pain.
  12. Devil’s claw can treat pain in the back and neck and pain from Osteoarthritis
  13. Turmeric is a highly effective pain reliever and has more effective anti-inflammatory properties than NSAIDs, according to some studies
  14. The root of the kava plant can soothe neuropathic pain and tension headaches
  15. The caffeine in coffee can relieve pain from performing exhausting work
  16. Yarrow essential oil is high in salicylic acid, which has potent analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties
  17. Clary sage essential oil can treat abdominal pain, stomach spasms and cramps
  18. Helichrysum essential oil has strong antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties and relieves pain when applied topically
  19. Sleeping on your back can help relieve back pain and a pillow between the knees is helpful for lower back pain
  20. Losing excess weight eases pressure on joints and thus relieves joint pain
  21. Hypnosis can be used to treat pain in the lower back and pain due to Fibromyalgia.
  22. Osteopathic manipulation therapy reduces musculoskeletal pain and muscle spasms.
  23. Chiropractic spinal manipulation is effective for back pain, especially from injuries.
  24. The resveratrol contained in red wine regulates pain at cellular level
  25. Avoid food high in refined sugars because they can promote inflammation
  26. Foods with lean protein can detoxify the liver and soothe pain
  27. Foods rich in unsaturated fats help prevent inflammation, which makes pain worse
  28. Tomatoes are beneficial for treating inflammation and pain
  29. Bok Choy, or Chinese cabbage, has antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to lessen pain
  30. Filtered water is better than tap water, which has compounds that may contribute to pain and inflammation.
  31. Clove oil has potent antimicrobial properties and can treat toothache and throat pain
  32. Frankincense essential oil reduces stress and anxiety and fights inflammation and pain
  33. Peppermint oil can treat headaches and lower back pain when applied to the affected area
  34. Valerian root diminishes severity of premenstrual symptoms and muscle spasms
  35. Cook meat at lower temperatures rather than higher heat which produces hydrocarbons and heterocyclic amines which aggravate pain and inflammation
  36. Soaking in a warm bath can lessen pain from arthritis and muscle injuries and reduce spasms
  37. A warm bath with Epsom salts relaxes the muscles and fights
  38. White willow bark can treat inflammation and pain, especially in the joints
  39. Probiotics can reduce pain and inflammation due to irritable bowel syndrome
  40. Application of a warm water bottle or heat patch boosts blood flow and suppresses pain signals
  41. Cold therapy, with an ice pack, can relieve pain and inflammation
  42. 15 minutes daily exposure to sunshine optimizes vitamin D levels and treats pain
  43. Holy basil’s potent anti-inflammatory properties can soothe inflammation and associated pain
  44. Reducing stress is always a good idea as it makes pain worse.
  45. Getting enough sleep can help prevent and reduce muscle pain and other types of chronic pain
  46. Regular sexual intercourse can help relieve headaches and severe PMS
  47. Massage therapy is beneficial in soothing chronic and acute pain
  48. Stretching is beneficial for reducing muscle stiffness and the associated pain
  49. Vitamin E supplements have antioxidants to prevent damage by free radicals and soothe arthritis pain
  50. Vanilla extract is good for numbing painful areas and soothing toothache
  51. Grape juice is a great source of pectin, which lessens inflammation and arthritis pain
  52. Thyme helps in reducing severity of pain
  53. A salt and water mixture cleanses infection in the oral cavity and soothes toothache for a while
  54. Optimize levels of magnesium, because a deficiency is one of the top causes of pain and cramps
  55. Borage oil can reduce severity of PMS as well as relieve rheumatoid arthritis pain
  56. Omega-3 fatty acids treat inflammation, joint stiffness, back pain and menstrual cramps
  57. Salmon contains a wealth of nutrients that can relieve pain and inflammation
  58. Creams containing comfrey can effectively treat lower and upper back pain.
  59. Extracts of boswellia reduce severity of tension headaches and acute migraines.
  60. Strength training help treat pain in the shoulders, arms, chest, abs, legs and back
  61. Glucosamine supplements ease joint pain from arthritis and collagen degradation
  62. Blackstrap molasses is high in minerals to treat arthritis pain
  63. Extra virgin olive oil lubricates bones and treats pain and inflammation from arthritis
  64. Swimming is great for strengthening muscles and relieving stress and pain in the neck
  65. Supplements containing gamma-linolenic acid ease joint inflammation, stiffness and pain
  66. Creams and ointments containing capsicum are great for back pain especially, and other pain
  67. Bone broth is rich in compounds and nutrients which relieve joint inflammation and pain
  68. Chondroitin supplements improve joint movement and sooth lower joint pain
  69. Qigong, a traditional Chinese exercise technique, has been found to lessen pain up to 73%
  70. The ‘Butterfly’ yoga pose is good for relieving arthritis pain in the hips
  71. The ‘supported warrior’ pose can ease acute and chronic pain, especially in the knee
  72. The ‘bow pose’ can relieve menstrual stomach cramps
  73. The ‘cobra’ pose is a great way to treat back pain.
  74. Dandelion leaves and the dandelion plant have powerful anti-inflammatory properties
  75. Optimum vitamin C intake boosts collagen production and treats pain from arthritis
  76. Juniper essential oil relieves rheumatic pain and pain from colitis, indigestion and hemorrhoids
  77. Gin, in combination with golden raisins, reduces inflammation and soothes pain
  78. Chiropractic treatments are great for relieving pain, especially in the back, hips, and outer legs
  79. Blue lotus soothes muscle spasms and migraines
  80. Acupuncture can lessen back pain, arthritis pain, and post-surgery pain.
  81. Wild opium lettuce relieves pain, when the sap is extracted from the leaves and consumed
  82. Green tea can block inflammatory responses and soothe inflammation and pain from arthritis
  83. Avoid meat and products from commercially raised animals because they often aggravate pain
  84. The leaves and bark from the Eucommia tree can alleviate pain in the back, hips and knees
  85. Sandalwood essential oil is an effective natural treatment for joint, muscle, and neuralgia pain
  86. Wintergreen essential oil is great for treating joint, muscle, neuralgia pain and sore throats.
  87. Take a break! – Regular rest and relaxation are essential for your overall wellbeing
  88. Walnuts are high in Omega 3 and proteins, have anti-inflammatory properties, and fight pain
  89. Music affects hormones involved in pain sensitivity and listening to music can thus ease pain
  90. Walking barefoot relieves the pressure applied to the knees up to 12% and eases pain in knees
  91. Calcium is essential for bone health and is helpful in treating pain from osteoarthritis
  92. Meditating regularly can help reduce severity of the chronic pain of long-term diseases
  93. Control blood sugar levels because normal levels prevent or treat nerve pain due to diabetes
  94. Going for a walk every day can be beneficial in cases of back pain and osteoarthritis pain
  95. Apply Arnica oil topically to soothe the acute pain of an injury and reduce swelling post-surgery
  96. Chia seeds have a wealth of anti-inflammatory compounds and nutrients which help treat pain
  97. Potassium-rich foods can help you to alleviate inflammation and pain in joints.
  98. Black pepper improves absorption and accelerates many spices and herbs’ pain-relieving effects
  99. Drink 8 (or more) glasses of water every day to reduce stiffness and fight muscle and back pain.
  • Avoid using light-emitting gadgets in the bedroom because they affect the body’s natural internal clock and can result in poor sleep, inflammation and pain.
  • Avoid all foods and products that could contribute to inflammation and pain.

In conclusion, the next time you suffer from some kind of pain, try some of the suggested natural remedies to lessen the pain before turning to other commercial or pharmaceutical treatments that may have unwanted side-effects.

Source: www.healthy-holistic-living.com

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