Aches and Pain: Most Sudden (what doctors call acute or sensitive) pain involves muscles – Particularly muscles that are weak, tense or in spasm (contraction, narrowing, tightening). They crowd and irritate neighboring nerves, which registers as discomfort or dull pain somewhere in your body.
Natural Remedies for Aches and Pain
It may sound contradictory (conflicting) but you can often avoid aches and pain simply by making those muscles work harder. Research into sports medicine has shown that stretching and movements helps keep muscles flexible. And it not only benefits the muscles but the joints that they serve as well.
Muscles that are flexible increase the range of motion of the nearby joints. This improves the flow of synovial fluid, the joint’s lubricant, which nourishes the joint and reduces or prevents pain – much like the flow of oil keeps an engine running smoothly.
But even the best – oiled machine needs some tinkering from time to time. So when you get that ache-all-over feelings, here is what to do.
ADD GINGER TO YOUR BATH – Ginger Bath Detox
GENTLY STRETCH AWAY SORENESS
Yoga – A natural Remedies to Ache and Pain – Yoga, with its gentle stretching movements, can help ease and even prevent most body aches. Practice the following sequences;
- Stand with your arms over your head and your feet shoulder-width apart. Bend to the left, exhaling as you do. Hold for three seconds then inhale as you return to an upright position. Do the same to the right side. Repeat three or four times, alternately bending left and right.
- Still standing with your feet shoulder-width apart, place your hands on your lower back and lift your chest. Gently bend backward, inhaling as you do. Hold few seconds, then return to an upright position. Exhale on your way back position. Repeat three times.
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- Stand with your hands on your lower back and your feet shoulder-width apart. Bend your knees slightly and lean forward as far as is comfortable, exhaling as you do. Hold for three seconds, then return to an upright position, inhaling as you straighten up. Repeat three times.
CHILL IT OUT – Ice another Natural Remedies for Aches and Pain
For muscle strain that is painful but not debilitating, apply ice wrapped in a towel to the affected area. Leave the ice in palace for 20 minutes for large muscles (such as those in the back), 10 to q5 minutes for small muscles (such as those in the elbows and calves), 5 minutes for painful muscles in the face, hands or feet.
Repeat six times a day – three of those times in the evening – until the pain is reduces by half.
Caution: If you take anti-coagulants, consult your doctor before using ginger.