Today we will show you the best and most popular treatments and methods to stop different types of pain. We are going to describe these methods and which are the most effective for certain types of aching.
Depending on the type of pain you are suffering, these methods can be effective or not. While natural and healthy ways can help and mitigate your pain, the real and fast way to stop the pain is often taking the right medication provided by your doctors.
First, we must know which kind of pain are we suffering, so we must visit our doctor and get a medical revision, physically and in some cases mentally too, to discard any wrong symptoms. Once we know what is hurting us, we can decide which method are we going to follow to try to stop the pain or what medication we must follow to control it.
There are many ways to put up with pain, and there are loads of options so we can choose the best for us. Depending on our pain type, Chronic pain, Acute, Psychological pain, or another, we have a range of possibilities to face them.
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Pain treatments with medicine
If we are suffering from any type of pain, we must follow treatment with a specialist so they can recommend the best medication to use in order to improve our situation.
Depending on the pain or injury, there are many methods to confront pain. Those methods can be:
- Pills and tablets
- Gels or creams
- Psychotropic drugs and antidepressants
Many useful meds to ease pain are Analgesics and pills like:
There is essentially important to control the medication we ingest and the quantity, especially when we talk about pills, tablets, painkillers, and psychotropic drugs. Because of an overdose, we can suffer from side effects or even worsen our situation. Indeed some medications can make us addicted, so we must be very careful about what we are ingesting and follow up the treatment correctly.
Natural Pain Treatments
There are several natural methods to treat pain, depending on the affected area, symptoms, intensity, etc. Some of them are:
- Essential oils
- Natural creams or gels
- Healthy Diet
These are some examples of how some natural pain treatments can help us in different ways to ease certain aches:
- Clove essential oil can alleviate certain muscular pains or toothaches.
- Eucalyptus creams or eucalyptus essential oil is used to relieve pain in nerves and receptors.
- Infusions or creams of Arnica ease muscle pain and sprains.
- Oregano essential oil prevents infections in wounds, in addition to soothing pain.
- Drinking coffee helps to calm muscle aches caused by exercise.
- Lavender essential oil used in aromatherapy helps relieve stress.
- Magnesium helps alleviate muscle tension and pain.
- A daily dose of Omega 3 helps to relieve neck and back pain.
- Ginger extract is used to relieve joint pain and muscle aches.
However, to use natural medicines safely, we must consult with a specialist before deciding a treatment on our own, as we may also be affected if used improperly, natural medicines can be pretty dangerous to our health and life if are not recommended by our doctor.
Alternative Pain Treatments
As there are different causes of pain, in the same way, there are also so-called alternative methods to treat pain.
These methods are varied, there are very different techniques and they use different elements in each one.
Some of these techniques are very old, for example, acupuncture, others are new methods that are being implemented thanks to the advancement of technology.
Some of these alternative methods are:
It is an ancient method of Chinese origin, which consists of placing thin needles on different specific points of the body. Acupuncture is used on different energy pathways in the body so that the body can release endorphin, a natural analgesic, increase blood flow and alter brain activity.
It is used to relieve pain in many areas of the body. It also proves to be effective indeed to reduce drug use or stop smoking.
Acupuncture treatment has to be performed by a licensed professional.
Meditation is a practice generally used to release stress and anxiety, achieve calm and mental peace.
Meditation is widely used and proves to be effective also to treat high blood pressure and pain, in addition to other psychological disorders such as depression, drug use, etc.
Aromatherapy involves using the essential extracts of different types of plants, called essential oils, which are used in relaxation sessions, massages or baths.
Aromatherapy is used against some problems such as lack of sleep, stress, anxiety, depression, among others.
With aromatherapy, certain receptor functions of our body, and through fragrances, are activated and send signals to the brain, generating substances such as serotonin and sensation of well-being and relaxation.
Bioelectric Therapy is a form of therapy that is used both for acute pain and for the treatment of chronic pain. It is based on blocking the signals of pain that the central nervous system receives before they reach the brain, by means of bioelectric waves.
In addition, bioelectric therapy helps the body produce endorphins, a hormone that helps in the task of reducing pain.
Bioelectric therapy can be used to relieve various ailments, for example: back and muscle pains, headaches, problems of blood flow in the extremities, arthritis, temporomandibular joint syndrome, nervous system disorders, pain, and skin ulcers, among others.
Despite being a safe method, bioelectrical therapy is not recommended for people who have a pacemaker, pregnant women, those who suffer from thrombosis or who have a bacterial infection.
Bioleptic therapy is very effective, although it must be part of a complete system followed by a specialist since it is a complementary treatment.
These are just some of the alternative methods for the treatment of pain. There are many more that we can investigate and inform ourselves.
It is important to be well informed and consult with a specialist (doctor) whether the method we are going to use so that we can avoid problems due to ignorance and choose an appropriate treatment according to our pain.