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Natural Remedies for Pain Management

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Cloves can help with nausea and treat colds and can even be used as a topical pain reliever. (2)

6) Acupuncture. This centuries-old tradition may help to relieve pain by releasing endorphins, the body’s natural pain-killing chemicals, through the tiny needles. In addition, the process of getting acupuncture is usually quite relaxing. Lie on a table, let yourself begin to fall asleep and try not to feel better just from that alone. (3)

7) Meditation. There are a whole host of studies that need to be done to figure out the reason behind meditation’s pain reduction. However, as a meditation teacher I can tell you that mindfulness can help significantly with the suffering of the mind. All of the questions that arise, “What if it gets worse?” etc. make you want to fight back against pain and illness. There is a freedom in allowing yourself sensation (even difficult, uncomfortable ones) without allowing yourself to predict where it will go. Letting go of the toxic thought patterns that come along with pain may leave space within for the real work: the healing.

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1.     Burgess, Lana. 12 Natural Ways To Relieve Pain. Medical News Today. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324572.php Retrieved 13 August 2019.

 

2.    5 Surprising Natural Painkillers. Healthline. https://www.healthline.com/health/pain-relief/surprising-natural-pain-killers Retrieved 13 August 2019.

 

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3.    Relieving Pain With Acupuncture. Harvard Health. https://www.health.harvard.edu/healthbeat/relieving-pain-with-acupunctureRetrieved August 13 2019.

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