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Alternative Pain Relief: Drug-Free Options

Feb 25, 2008
Typically, when people are hurting they tend to look for relief from over-the-counter pain relievers. Or, if the pain is serious, they are given prescription drugs from their doctors. However, if you are the kind of person who would instead not go either of those routes, there are many alternative pain relief options.

Natural Pain Relief: Is it Harmless?

While the thought of alternative pain relief is tempting to most people, to others they find fault with it. Natural pain relief is theoretically safe because it contains no drug products, but rather uses natural remedies, and the majority of them can be right in the kitchen.

Fault is found with alternative pain relief mainly because of some people complaining that it does not work, and is a waste of time. However, there are just as many people who guarantee that it does work. Thus, the dispute will continue on.

When it comes to specific non-drugs pain relief options, many of them are simple and straightforward. Take, for example, natural remedies for a headache. There are a few methods that can help, but one of the most popular is to drink herbal tea.

Many headaches are caused by dehydration. Drinking water could certainly be a helpful remedy; herbal tea helps many different kinds of headaches as well as muscle ache, because the warmth from it brings relief.

Another example of alternative pain relief is vinegar. Vinegar has many uses, including use as an organic housecleaning solution! Vinegar is known for being an antiseptic of sorts. Lessen the pain from a cut or a small burn by placing some vinegar on it.

Some forms of these natural ways are very old. For example, if you have a specific area of your body (such as your back, your knee) that is hurting, you can get acupuncture. Specifically, acupuncture is done by a specialized person, who takes needles and places them on the affected area. It is supposed to line up the body's energy to ease the pain.

For more information, ask your doctor, who might be able to suggest some remedies and/or specialists. You can also search the web, or go to your local bookstore, since there are many books that have been written on this topic. Remember, it might take some time for any method of alternative pain relief to work for you, so be patient! You are sure to find the correct pain relief methods for you with the proper research.
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