Everybody experiences pain at certain points in their life and hardly anyone even a masochist will find it a pleasant experience. The default reaction to body pain is to avail of pharmaceutical pain killers or consult with one’s physician, which more often than not the doctor will likewise prescribe stronger and more harmful pain killers for you. For some, the path to living a pain free life is done without the use of pain killing pharmaceuticals. They find this path through the use of alternative forms of pain treatment. Of course, there are those who will say that alternative treatments do not work and are quite ineffective when compared to prescription painkillers.
But, there are also others who say otherwise. They not only say that alternative therapies are 100% effective, they are also much safer than pharmaceutical drugs. Whatever one’s predilection may be what works for them is essentially what is good for their well-being and since people react differently to treatments, no one can really say this treatment is superior to that treatment. Alternative therapies are only called in relation to pharmaceutical and conventional treatments that include surgery, counseling and psychotherapy among others. Alternative treatments for pain are simple and direct in their approach.
One alternative therapy is herbal medicine. Herbal tea for example can help relieve muscle pain due to its warmth-giving attributes. Almond oil is known to treat certain skin problems. It acts as an emollient or lubricant which is vital for the health of the skin. Almond oil is used in treating skin inflammation itching and irritation. The emollient attribute of this oil enables the skin to be softened and smoothened. Almond oil is often applied on dermatitis.
Vinegar is also used for the pain relief. When vinegar is applied on a burn or a cut, it can help relieve pain. It also acts to disinfect the burn and cut.
Another great pain relieving alternative is the millennia old Chinese healing art of acupuncture. Acupuncture Edina can potentially treat any type of body pain. It even is occasionally used as a sort of analgesic/anesthetic in major surgeries. Acupuncture is performed by a licensed and well-trained acupuncturist. Needles that are as thin as human hair are primarily used and inserted in areas where pain is felt. The underlying theory behind acupuncture is the needle’s ability to take away pain from the body. These therapies are just some of the alternatives in treating pain. Not all treatment will work for everyone as people have each a unique constitution that makes them react to a modality which fails one someone else. The trick is to consult with your doctor or perform due diligence on a particular treatment form which hopefully is a type of alternative treatment and see if it can be the best solution for your pain problem.