Pain is an unpleasant sensation that your brain signals when something goes wrong with your body. It is the nature’s way to tell you to protect yourself. So instead of snuffing the voice of your mind and body, pay attention to what it is trying to convey and try to resolve it before the pain goes beyond control.
Read here some easy-to-follow home remedies to deal with 4 common pains that often trouble us in our day to day life.
- Mind your posture. Make sure to sit with your back against your chair and both feet flat on the floor. Take a few minutes of posture break in between your work to straighten your back and relax. While standing, keep your head up, shoulders straight, chest forward, weight balanced evenly on both feet, and try changing your position.
- Lighten your load. Your backpack or purse may be straining your back. Use both straps of the backpack, thereby distributing the weight equally, or use those with wheels to carry it around. For purses, prefer those with the long strap so that you may position it across your chest like a messenger bag.
- Tweak your technique for lifting a heavy object. Lift an object by bending your hips and knees and then squatting to pick up the object. Keep your back straight and hold the object close to your body. Do not lift heavier objects alone.
- Stretch before exercise or other strenuous physical activity. Studies across the world acclaim stretching exercise as the best antidote to treat a back pain. Whatever way you prefer, but do schedule some stretching exercises in your daily workout routine.
Get a grip on joint pain
Follow these simple and effective tricks to stop knee pain:
- Stay active to stay away from Osteoarthritis (a degenerative disease of joints). Buy a good pair of shoes and walk. Cycling is also good for knees. When your knees flare up, use ice compress and bandage to relieve swelling. Put your feet up to drain fluid from the swollen knees. Keep your knees warm with a knee wrap.
- Use 2-3 drops of pure essential oil of ginger into 1 tablespoon of carrier oil and massage into the affected area. Or use 2-3 drops of ginger essential oil in a hot or cold compress to reduce inflammation.
- Investigate supplements like glucosamine chondroitin to keep your knee and joints healthy. Consult your doctor for better guidance.
Follow these tips to deal with a throbbing headache:
- Avoid extreme sun exposure as much as you can, because excessive heat and light tend to trigger a headache. However, if you have to go out, try to cover yourself from head to feet.
- Use an inhaler. Try inhaling steam with a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil. This essential oil is highly therapeutic for managing headache.
- Drink ginger tea to relieve a headache. Prepare a concoction of ½ inch ginger, a teaspoon of turmeric, a teaspoon of cinnamon powder in a cup of water. Boil this concoction for 5 minutes, then strain in a cup and sip on it slowly. You can try placing the warm mug on your inflamed sinuses. It will help decongest the area.
- Sleep on it. If you fail to ease a headache, only then take a painkiller.
- Give your eyes some rest. Staring at the computer screen for long hours can give you a headache.
- Rotate your shoulders at intervals in the clockwise and anticlockwise direction to relieve stiffness, which may result in a headache.
Fix the gripes of your stomach
Handle stomach pain at home, following any or all of these tricks:
- Go easy on the meal if your stomach is feeling full. Maybe what you ate last did not suit your digestive system, thereby leading to indigestion and stomach pain. Also, avoid too much oily and spicy foods.
- Drink hot water with a pinch of rock salt and carom seeds (ajwain) to relieve bloating and gas.
- Do stretching exercises to keep menstrual cramps at bay. Consult a fitness/yoga trainer for better guidance.
Pain management is a complex area of medicine. Along with the above home remedies, try to maintain good sleeping habits and proper nutrition with the diet rich in protein
, phosphorus, and vitamin
D, but devoid of carbohydrates. Healthy habits always help in managing all sorts of pain. So, practice healthy habits to stay pain-free!