A study found that 1 in 3 people take an over-the-counter pain killer every single day. Imagine if they took one dose of that every single day for a year – they’d be taking over 700 pills a year just to control their pain.
But even though people do this, they don’t necessarily want to take medicine for pain relief. That’s where natural relief like acupuncture comes into play.
Are you interested in how to treat pain naturally? Keep reading – we’ll walk you through the different options you have!
The first option for natural pain relief is acupuncture. While this may seem scary to some because of the needles, it actually reduces more pain than it causes. It can even start to put you into a state of relaxation during the process.
Acupuncture originated as a form of traditional Chinese medicine thousands of years ago, and it is still around today to help with lower back pain and neck pain, as well as other forms of pain!
The idea behind this pain relief is that by sticking the needles into your body at different pressure points and blood flow pathways, your natural energy balance will be restored. This will help with the pain.
If you suffer from general pain, acupuncture can help relieve it. However, it is extremely common for people with pain like the following to participate in this traditional form of medicine:
- Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
- Musculoskeletal pain like carpal tunnel, elbow, knee, shoulder pain
- Lower back pain
- Neck pain
- Respiratory disorders
There is pretty much no limit to what acupuncture can help! Not only can it help with pain, but it can also improve your digestion and sleep, which can in turn help improve pain points.
Shockingly, your diet can actually help to restore blood flow and offer pain relief to different areas of your body.
For instance, if you are dehydrated for too long, your body cannot recover or help balance pain in the way it should. Drinking enough water every single day will ensure you are doing everything you can to give your muscles and body what it needs to work through the pain.
The same goes for nutrients. Eating a healthy diet with certain nutrients and vitamins will ensure you stay healthy – and in turn, your bones and joints stay healthy as well.
So what are a few foods to incorporate into your diet to reduce inflammation, which in turn can help with pain? Here are a few!
Adding turmeric to different meals can drastically improve your body’s health. Turmeric is known to reduce inflammation in the body. It also has antioxidants to help your body fight off any free radicals that may be causing damage.
Consider adding turmeric to your dinner meals or smoothies in the morning to help!
Cloves are another spice that you can add to different meals. Cloves contain eugenol, a natural pain reliever. The more you add this to your meals, the more you will be ingesting a natural pain reliever to help you with any pain you are having!
Frequency Specific Microcurrent
Another way to relieve pain naturally is through a treatment called Frequency Specific Microcurrent – FSM.
So what is this exactly? Odds are, you may have not heard about this kind of treatment.
This treatment takes microcurrents and specific frequencies to repair damaged tissues in your body. It also simultaneously reduces inflammation and pain in those areas as well.
It specifically targets joint pain and scar tissue to reduce the damage in those areas. It is a non-invasive treatment option for those who are looking for something with little to no recovery time that is natural and helps with pain.
FSM can help with the following:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Anxiety & Depression
However, frequency-specific microcurrent does help with pretty much any pain that is recurring and consistent. You will notice a difference after your first treatment, and it will last for a few days. With that said, the more you do it, the more long-lasting the pain relief will be.
If you are worried that this is painful or that you will feel the currents, the amperage used is so small you do not even feel the current running through you! It is both safe and effective.
Heat and Ice
Of course, you’ve probably used heat and ice many times in your life when you are injured. But this also can help with a chronic injury as well.
Ice is meant to reduce inflammation if you have an injury that becomes inflamed often. Heat is there to reduce stiffness and bring blood flow back to the area that has an injury, which can help you move it more without pain and bring the nutrients that the injury needs to recover.
When you use heat or ice, be sure that you have a towel between it and your skin to avoid burns or frostbite.
Acupuncture to Frequency Specific Microcurrent – Natural Pain Relief for You
If you’ve been looking for ways to reduce your ibuprofen intake every single day, you’ve found it! You should try out these natural pain relievers in your everyday life to see if they help.
Start small with heating and icing, as well as making changes in your diet. From there, you can add in acupuncture and/or Frequency Specific Microcurrent to see if those treatments naturally help to reduce your pain.
There’s nothing better than being able to cure your pain without having to take medication for it for the rest of your life! If you are ready to reduce your pain naturally, contact us today!