Thursday, May 9, 2013

Holistic Approach to Pain Relief


The holistic approach to pain relief focuses on natural remedies. These natural remedies are supported by holistic health research. These natural remedies include herbal products and energy-related therapies.

All pain involves inflammation. Natural anti-inflammation supplements are important to counter inflammation. The primary anti-inflammation supplements include fish oil, flaxseed oil and turmeric. Turmeric can be taken orally. Turmeric can also be applied topically on the skin. Spinkle turmeric on a wet cloth or paper towel and apply it to the area in pain.

For back pain and joint pain, including arthritis pain, try curcumin supplements. Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric, a great natural anti-inflammation agent.

For muscle and other pain, consider valerian root, holy basil and St. John's wort supplements along with b complex vitamins, magnesium and fresh ginger. These natural supplements help relax the muscles and body and reduce pain.

Holistic research also indicates the benefits of devil's claw supplements, white willow bark supplements, Cayenne pepper, ginseng and capsaicin supplements. Bromelain and boswellia are also good anti inflammation supplements for pain relief.

For arthritis and joint pain, holistic research indicates the benefits of a combination of glucosamine, chondroitin, methylsulfonylmethane (msm) and dimethyl sulfoxide(dmso) along with valerian root supplements. For the relief of muscle and joint pain, holistic research indicates the benefits of castor oil, turmeric and sea salt applied topically with a wet wash cloth or towel.

For fibromyalgia and the emotional pain of depression, in addition to the supplements mentioned above, holistic research also indicates the benefits of Sam-e, 5-htp and D-3. Also, with fibromyalgia and depression, it is important to eat a high nutrient diet, i.e. a diet that consists primarily of whole fresh vegetables. It is important to eliminate or greatly reduce your consumption of processed foods and refined sugar and starches (gluten) along with saturated fats and trans-fats and GMO.

For fibromyalgia and depression, it is also important to take good sized doses of natural vitamins (a, b complex, c, d3, e, k1 and k2) along with liquid, colloidal trace minerals supplements, co -q 10 and astagalus. Also, try colloidal gold or silver for depression.

For the pain of neuropathy, it is also important to take good sized doses of alpha lipoic acid, natural b complex (especially b1 and b12) and d3 vitamins, magnesium and an amino acid supplement along with cinnamon and turmeric and fish oil or flaxseed oil supplements.

Additional remedies for pain relief include massage, chiropractic care, Reiki and energy therapy and acupuncture. It is also important to exercise and stretch to get energy to flow freely to the location of the pain. Also, take salt baths with lavender essential oil and use relaxing essential oils such as vanilla, rose and floral. Also, use spearmint and peppermint essential oils for pain.

Reduce stress and meditate. Stay heart centered and be in the moment, stop negative and stressful thoughts and thoughts about your pain. Do deep breathing exercises in which you breathe directly into the heart and abdomen and focus on each breath.

Pain is low vibration energy. To help reduce pain, it is important to cultivate inner peace and peace of mind and raise your vibrations. You do this by being in the moment, being happy, having fun, focused on enjoying life and the positive details of work and errands and doing things that make you happy. Here is a visualization exercise that you can do to raise your vibrations to shake of the low vibrations of pain:

Sit or lie down. Get comfortable. Relax. Do some deep breathing. Focus only on your breath. Close your eyes. Hold high vibration crystals in your hand (citrine, amethyst, orgone, clear quartz). Clasp your hands together. Using your applied will, visualize that you push out your energy in front of your torso about 3 to 6 inches from your torso. Do this with the intent to raise your vibrations.

Meditation helps with pain relief. So, will anything you do to distract you from thinking about the pain - i.e., being fully engaged in the moment. Also, look into massage, chiropractors and acupuncture for pain relief.

Headaches can be stress related or migraines. With respect to stress headaches, try natural remedies that help relieve stress such as vitamin B12 and valerian root supplements along with chamolile and passion-flower. Try relaxing scents from essential oils such as vanilla, rose and other floral scents. Try deep breathing exercises and meditation. Have someone send you long distance Reiki. For headache pain also try anti-inflammation supplements discussed above along with fresh ginger. Fresh ginger is also recommended as a remedy for stomach pain.

For chronic headaches and migranes, get cranio-sacral energy healing from a Reiki practitioner. This is hands on energy healing that focuses on the head, sinuses and neck. Cranio-sacral energy healing releases trapped energy in the head and sinuses that result in headaches and helps relieve tension in the neck. The Reiki practitioner will pull trapped energy in your head, through your body and out your feet.

You can also release trapped energy in your head as follows: lie down and focus on deep breaths into your heart. Visualize that you are pulling energy from your head, through your body and legs and out your feet. Hold grounding stones such as boji stones in your left hand while you do this exercise. Also, do the same visualization while you sit up and plant your bare feet on the ground. Visualize that you pull the energy in your head into your body and legs, and push that energy deep into the ground through your feet.

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