Updated: Mar 25
There are different types of pain. There are pains caused by inflammation such as arthritis, sprains and so on. Arthritis is associated with inflammation of joints. These inflammatory pains can be reduced by changing diets.
It is known that antioxidants are known to reduce inflammation. Antioxidants can be found in deep colored fruits and vegetables such as Acai berry, blueberries, prunes, pomegranates, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, kale, spinach, brussels sprouts, red beans and kidney beans. Besides that, another good source of antioxidants is spices and herbs such as cinnamon, oregano, turmeric, cumin, parsley, basil and curry powder. The following foods are good for maintaining good cholesterol levels and reducing inflammation: salmon, olive oil and flax seed oil is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. By incorporating foods rich in antioxidants into your diet, it can help reduce pain without counting on painkillers. Another way to help with pain associated with inflammation is by putting ice or frozen veggies on the area in pain for 10 minutes at a time a few times a day can help reduce pain.
Now, pain associated with menstrual cramps cannot be cured by putting ice on the stomach. In fact, it would make matters worse. The solution can be done by putting a hot water bottle on the lower part of the stomach to ease the pain. If a hot water bottle is not available, use a hot towel (as hot as you can stand it without burning yourself) instead. Drinking hot liquids such as hot herbal teas with peppermint or wintergreen does help as well. The Chinese used ginger to expel wind from stomach and restore heat to the body. This helps also in menstrual pain by pounding a piece of ginger and adding it to a cup of boiling water, let steep for 2 minutes. It is a soothing drink and by adding honey or sugar to it gives it a great taste, it is a good way to end meals!
Exercising is good for the body and improves limb function. Muscles work as shock absorbers. By doing yoga and strengthening exercises, it helps the body to combat pain. However, an exercise regime must be done regularly to get positive results. This applies to inflammatory pain and menstrual pain as well.
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So painkillers are not the only way to tackle pain. By being consistent and doing lifestyle changes, it will help with the symptoms in the long run.
Disclaimer: The information provided is not medical information and not intended to treat or cure any diseases or ailments. Please consult your physician, pharmacist or other medical professional before starting or stopping any treatments.