No one likes to be in pain. Whether you suffer from a chronic illness that causes you to suffer from aches and pains on a regular basis, you have pain due to sore muscles, or you have recently injured yourself and that is where your pain stems from, chances are you want to fo everything you can to minimise that pain.

Of course, there are painkillers that can do the trick, and if you have been prescribed them, then there is no reason why you should not use them to get your pain levels under control, however, overuse of prescription drugs is not ideal which is why I have put together a list of some healthy ways to reduce your pain which can complement any medication you require…

Healthy Ways to Reduce Your Pain

Meditate

Yes, meditation really can help to reduce your pain, even if it has a physical source. You see, the more you focus on your pain and get upset about it, the more power you give it to hurt you. By learning how to meditate and take the focus away from it, your pain will generally bother you less. It’s free and safe, so why not give it a try and see if it helps.

Dry needling

Dry needling is a popular technique that can help to loosen up tight muscles. So, if your pain stems from achingly tight muscles, trying out this therapy that uses plastic “needles” to work your pressure points and stimulate your muscles could be just the thing you need. Again, it’s completely safe and drug-free so you have nothing to lose from giving it a go.

Hot and cold therapy

Both heat and ice can help to minimise pain, so it is always worth trying a cold compress and/or a heat pack on any pains caused by muscle strains, injuries, or swellings, in particular. This kind of therapy can also help with migraines or headaches and, again, it is generally very safe.

Acupuncture

You might think that having needles stuck into your body is a great way to make your pain worse, but many people find that acupuncture is helpful for reducing various aches and pains including chronic pain and pain that stems from injury. If you do decide to try it out, check with your doctor first, and ensure that you visit a licensed practitioner in your area.

Breathing exercises

You might not think that breathing deploy or in a certain pattern could help you to control your pain, but various studies have found that it is helpful. These days, you can learn pain-soothing breathing techniques online and at yoga studios around the world. The more you concentrate on your breath, the less focus you give your pain, and the more relief from your symptoms you are able to find, and best of all, you can do this any time, anywhere.

 

As you can see, there are lots of healthy ways to reduce your pain, but be sure to talk to your physician before you try anything new.

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