Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Ways to Manage Pain Without Resorting to Drugs

Unlike other forms of illnesses which are usually short lived, pain is debilitating and can turn out to be your enemy -especially when it becomes chronic. For instance, pain can rob you off your energy, and thus reduce your productivity at work, make you unable to spend your quality time with friends, and deny you opportunities to enjoy other things. This therefore calls for proper management initiatives to counter the effects of pain.

how to manage pain without medication
When it comes to pain management, you can resort to various approaches. However, the use of drug alternatives seems to be on an upward trend. Here are some of the alternative pain management practices that do not entail the use of drugs:
  • Mind and body therapies- Here, you can use therapies such as meditation, guided imagery, relaxation, laughter, hypnosis, biofeedback, and others. The main goal of these therapies is to change one’s mental/emotional state by utilizing physical movements to achieve mental relaxation, and thus reducing the amplification of pain perception.

  • Chiropractic- This is another pain management therapy that helps treat pain in both skeletal and muscular systems. During chiropractic sessions, a chiropractor uses their hands to heal the body’s complaints, mainly by relaxing nerves and enhancing blood flow to the injury sites. This form of pain treatment is considered to be very safe, as it does not use any form of drug. It instead relies on the body’s self-healing mechanism to achieve its goals.

  • Acupuncture- This form of pain treatment has been in existence for over 2500 years. Here, your technician will carefully place needles into pressure points of your nervous system, something that will dramatically reduce pain.