Many individuals suffer from chronic pain. Fortunately, there are several remedies that can relieve chronic pain. The remedies can be used independent of, or in conjunction with pain medication to offer the sufferer relief.
Deep tissue massage focuses on the tissues that may lie deep within the body, where metabolic buildup hides to cause pain. Deep tissue massage offers pain relief by encouraging the body to eliminate these waste products through stimulation of blood flow to the area. In addition, the increased blood flow helps to deliver healing nutrients that reduce pain. While classic massage focuses on helping individuals to relax, deep tissue massage focuses on a particular problem. It can help individuals to recover from injuries and accidents while restoring mobility. In addition, this type of massage may relieve chronic pain related to such conditions as Fibromyalgia.
People suffering from chronic pain know that cold can often make their pain worse while heat therapy brings pain relief. Many turn to Balneotherapy, a process of bating in warm mineral water that contains sulfur to find relief. Others simply rely on electric heating pads or hot water bottles to provide a more portable form of relief. Hot stone massage can also help to bring about the needed relief from one’s pain. Others may find the heat generated by capsasin cream to provide pain relief. Capsasin is a naturally occurring substance found in peppers that gives them the hot flavor. It depletes a substance known as P, a neurochemical necessary for the nerves to transmit pain signals to the brain.
For centuries, the Chinese have used Acupuncture to provide pain relief to chronic pain sufferers. This process uses long needles that are inserted at certain pain points to reduce the pain without use of medication. Acupressure can help to release endorphins, chemicals naturally produced by the body that can reduce one’s pain.
Some chronic pain sufferers benefit from natural supplements that stimulate the body and reduce the felt pain. Magnesium helps to maintain nerve function and maintain normal muscle function. A Vitamin D deficiency can cause chronic muscle pain and the pain is a well known symptom of the deficiency.
Yoga and other breathing techniques can help chronic pain sufferers to focus the muscle groups while maintaining mobility. The deep breathing exercises help the individual to concentrate of the area most needed for relief.
There are many ways to reduce chronic pain. Not all the methods require prescription medication. Patients often find that turning to natural techniques such as deep tissue massage, heat therapy, acupuncture, natural health substances and yoga are effective at bringing relief of their suffering. If unhappy with your current method of pain management, consider one of these natural methods that could bring relief.