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How Can I Ease Pain without Medicines?

The most common way for relieving pain and curing what we suffer from is taking medicines, but have you ever tried to avoid taking medicines and look for another way to ease pain. Are there any other methods that can help us to ease pain without taking medicines and harming our bodies or affecting our health badly? There are some people who believe that taking medicines is the only, fastest and most efficient way for relieving pain, but such a belief is not true as there are other ways that help us to ease the pain from which we suffer without the need to take medicines. What are these ways? And are they effective like medicines? Do they require a prior experience or someone who is professional to be able to follow them? Do they work for any one? Let’s discover more about this and find the answers that you need to all the questions that you have and increase your pain.

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♦ Relaxation

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Relaxation has a magical effect on most of the people who feel pain. It reduces tension in the muscles of our bodies, reduces our stress and the feeling of being exhausted, increases our energy and what is important than all of this is that relaxation allows us to sleep. Relaxation plays an important role in making different medicines that are taken more effective. This means that relaxation is beneficial to anyone and is highly required whenever you feel pain.

In order to relax, you have to look for a quiet place, to be completely comfortable, think of a calm and relaxing scene while closing your eyes, breathe in deeply and out slowly, listen to calm and slow music and feel that the different parts of your body are relaxing.

♦ Biofeedback

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It refers to using special electronic equipment for showing activity in our bodies and the information that we get is in turn used for helping us to control different functions in our bodies such as muscle tension, blood pressure and heart rate. Biofeedback is sometimes used to help us to relax and cope with the pain from which we suffer like what happens with cancer patients.

♦ Imagery

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It depends on creating situations and pictures and imagining different pleasant things in our minds through using our imagination. It is like hypnotizing yourself and experiencing daydreams that engage all of our senses including sight, smell, hearing, touch and taste making you forget about pain and even what happens around you. All what you need is to close your eyes, breathe slowly and leave your imagination.

♦ Distraction

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It is among the best methods that we usually use without being aware of that. This method helps us to relieve pain temporarily especially when it is sudden and does not last for a long time. The method depends on trying to make ourselves busy in order to turn our attention to another thing instead of focusing on the pain that we feel. You can watch TV, listen to radio, listen to music, read, work with your hands or to do other things that can occupy your attention.

♦ Massage

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There are many people who resort to this method to ease the pain. It is based on getting slow and circular motions over the area of pain or around it. You have to use your bare hands with a warm oil to facilitate the process of moving your hands smoothly over the area of pain. You can do this on your own or ask another one to do it for you.

♦ Pressure

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It is applied over the area of pain or around it through using the whole hand, the ball of the thumb, the fingertip or the heel of the hand. You can use just one hand or both of them if the area of pain is large. Pressure is effective when it is applied firmly without causing more pain to the body.

♦ Vibration

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It is perfect for relieving headache, back pain and more through using a vibrator that can be easily carried and used without requiring experience or a professional person to be able to use it.

♦ Menthol preparations

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There are different products that contain menthol in the form of gels, creams, liniments and even lotions. Such products are applied to the skin to ease the pain through increasing blood circulation that helps in reducing pain and this effect lasts for hours.

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