Do you have a very bloated painful stomach? Do you dread going to the bathroom because it hurts so much? Are you at your wit’s end and don’t know what to do? Chronic constipation is often a symptom of an underlying problem that has to be investigated with thorough gut tests. There are, however, some home remedies that can work very well to relieve constipation. Constipation is a common complaint in North America. An average of 15% of the population suffers from it. (1) It can take over a … [Read more...]
Natural Pain Relief
Natural pain relief means using treatments and lifestyle strategies that tend to stimulate your body’s inborn healing mechanisms to heal your body itself in order to lessen or get rid of your pain.
Examples of treatments and lifestyle strategies that are effective in relieving pain naturally are chiropractic care, acupuncture, massage therapy, naturopathy, functional medicine, exercising and movement, eating healthy, nutritional supplements, and stress management.
Treatments that provide natural pain relief treat the underlying cause
Most times, treating the underlying cause of your pain makes more sense than covering your pain up with medicine like tylenol or ibuprofen. For example, many headaches are caused by misaligned bones of the spine near the base of the skull. As a result, these misalignments irritate the nerves that travel into the head and cause headaches. In these cases, it would make more sense to get chiropractic adjustments to treat the misaligned bones and nerve tension, which is the underlying cause of these headaches, rather than covering up the symptom with tylenol.
When you correct the underlying cause of your pain, you are more likely to get pain relief and regain your health.
Treatments that provide natural pain relief tend to be more safe and more effective than drugs
In general, natural treatments tend to be safe because they stimulate the body to heal itself. In other words, the body being able to heal itself is a safe and natural process that supports the function and life of the person.
On the other hand, drugs, on the whole, aren’t as safe as natural treatments. Whereas, natural treatments support the natural function of the body, drugs aren’t compatible with the natural chemistry of the body. Therefore, many drugs can be toxic and have many side effects.
Although drugs are needed in cases of acute trauma, acute infections, or end of life care, they fail to address the underlying cause of most health problems which are largely chronic in nature. For example, pain medications like tylenol, ibuprofen, and aspirin can help mask your pain, but fail to solve the underlying cause of your pain.
The following posts explain how you can get natural pain relief and start to live pain free, with more strength, energy, and focus.
Stomach bloating is a common gut complaint and it often occurs with other symptoms like gas and stomach pain. It’s also a source of embarrassment as some women often state, “I look like I’m pregnant”. If you have stomach bloating, you will likely be diagnosed by your medical doctor with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Medical treatments for IBS are used to address the symptoms only. Find out how to get rid of stomach bloating naturally so you can get well and stay well. Stomach bloating … [Read more...]
Low back pain affects 80 percent of the population at some point in their lives. (1, 2) It can affect anyone regardless of age, and can have a huge impact on simple activities such as sitting, walking, sleeping, and even bending over to brush your teeth. Is your low back pain preventing you from playing your favourite sports or even doing simple activities like getting out of a chair or putting on your socks? Try chiropractic care. Chiropractic care for low back pain is effective at … [Read more...]