A Holistic Way to Relieve Aches and Painssam
Millions of Americans experience achy joints and pains on a daily basis. Whether at work, home or play the pain can range from a dull headache to somewhat disabling. Is popping a pain pill the answer? Taking an over the counter pain pill is a short lived, quick fix that may mask something more serious. The goal should not be to mask the pain, but to identify the root cause and eliminate it so that the discomfort does not return.
ChicagoHealers.com Practitioner, Sharon M. Weinstein, MS, RN, CRNI, FACW, FAAN recommends the following three holistic approaches to curing aches and pains.
The quickest way to joint relief is with water. Hydration works wonders and a glass of water yields instant results.
Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine dating back over 5,000 years. It is based upon the concept that the body has specific channels (meridians) through which energy (Chi) flows. While this energy or Chi is flowing smoothly there will be no pain or disease; the natural energy is in balance. Once this flow is disrupted by mental stress, excess physical demands, or adverse environmental conditions, pain, fatigue or illness will result. Stimulating appropriate points on the meridians causes blocked energy to be released and the natural balance of energy is then restored. Acupuncture involves a very thin needle so the pain is nominal and even non-existent for some patients.
Joint sufferers may also turn to chiropractors to stop their pain. You have seen adjustments in the media and in advertisements; explore your options and choose wisely. For some people, the challenge may be the result of trauma and for others it is a problem of time’s toll on the human body.
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