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Are you struggling to find relief for pain? Is it something that you have been dealing with for a long time or is it something that hit you recently? In addition to pain treatments a doctor will prescribe for you, there are other things that you could do that can help limit the hold that pain has on you. While there is no absolutely perfect pain remedy that works for everyone, it is likely that you can find one that will help bring pain relief to you.
This is not to be taken as medical advice. It is meant to help educate about options that are available to you that can be used in addition to what your doctor prescribes. These treatments may very well be prescribed by your doctor in some cases. Just remember to have ongoing or unbearable pains checked out by a qualified health care professional.
One type of alternative pain treatment is physical therapy. Physical therapy will help you learn how to deal with pain, build strength in the problem area, and regain flexibility. Physical therapy is great when used with other treatments. It teaches you how to cope with your pain and recover from injury.
Acupuncture is an ancient method that has seen much success over time. There are many reasons given why it works for so many, but the basic explanation is that it may stimulate the release of chemicals in the body helping it to soothe pain and help body heal. There are risks involved, however. Make sure that the place you are working with uses new and clean needles and that all needles are accounted for when removed. If you are on blood thinners and are not able to clot, then having needles poked into your skin may not be the best thing to you.
Exercise may not seem like a good treatment plan, but it can help lessen the amount that you have. Inactivity can actually cause your problems and pain to worsen. As you exercise you strengthen your muscles and joints and increase bone density. And doing this will help prevent pain from worsening. Exercise will also release endorphins which bring about a sense of calming and relief from pain.
Your diet may also help bring about pain relief. If you are overweight, you are adding stress to your body and increasing the amount of pain it feels. Muscles, bones, and joints will struggle to function with the extra weight and will wear down at a faster rate than it should. Be careful not to lose too much. Losing too much weight can have an adverse effect on your hormones which can negatively affect your body’s ability to heal.
There are also supplements that can be used to help alleviate pain. Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate can help with pain and joint health. Be sure to monitor the amount you take in as too much can have a negative impact on your body. The source of the chondroitin must also be considered as it is sometimes derived from shellfish. If you have an allergy to shellfish, you might have some serious health issues arise from taking chondroitin.
For those looking for an alternative treatment to help manage their pain, there are plenty to choose from. Much depends on your dedication to feeling better and believing that what you are doing will work. If you don’t like being trapped into just one course of action to treat your pain, know that there are alternative treatments to be found and your relief for pain may be around the corner.
Reference: Natural Home Remedies
Innovative and highly elegant tables, chairs, beds, shelves and more featured in different colors and contours delighted the guests during the opening of Deco Central, the first-ever permanent showroom of Philippine Export Region 3 (PhilExport R3) inside Clark Freeport Zone.
Deco Central opened last February 12 with the presence of Clark Development Corp. President Benny Ricafort; Luis Sicat, PhilExport national trustee; Teresa Carlos, SMED Council Pampanga chairperson; Randy G. Viray, PhilExport R3 president; Leni Abella, PhilExport vice president for promotions; Myrna Bituin, PhilExport national trustee for furniture; and all the members of the board of PhilExport Region 3.
Deco Central is a one-stop establishment where buyers can conveniently shop for the latest selections of high quality products that local furniture and home furnishings and accessories sectors have to offer.
Located along the C.M. Recto Highway , Clark Freeport Zone, beside Puregold Duty Free Shop, Deco Central projects the unified spirit of world-class Kapampangan exporters that have made a mark in the furniture industry.
At least 20 renowned furniture manufacturers and exporters will have permanent shows at Deco Central, the most apt venue where these companies can launch their new products that are likewise being offered in the world market.
These companies include A. Garcia Crafts, Asia Ceramics, Betis Crafts, Inc., Betis House of Décor, Calfurn Mfg. Phils., Inc., Country Accents, Inc., Dale Mathis Studio, Inc., Diretso Design Furniture, Inc., Furnitureville, Inc., KLM Manufacturing, Las Palmas Furniture, Inc., Maze Manufacturing, More Than a Chair, Inc., Office @Work, Peter’s Custombuilt, Philiana Designs, Smartdesign, Inc., South Sea Veneer Corp., Venzon Manufacturing, Inc., and Vivere Lifestyle Co., Inc.
Deco Central is managed by the PhilExport R3. It is open Monday to Sunday from 10:00 am till 7:00 p.m. Custom made furniture may also be negotiated with the locators.
One of the world’s most popular beverages is coffee. It is not just known for its awakening taste and aroma but also for its health benefits. Several studies show that moderate intake of coffee improves an individual’s alertness and concentration that results to better performance. For this reason, we often enjoy drinking coffee in the morning or when we are feeling tired and sleepy. Below are the other health benefits of coffee:
1. Avoid Alzheimer’s disease
2. Curb Cancer Risk
3. Defend Against Diabetes
4. Reduce Workout Pain
5. Guard Against Gout
6. Deter Death from Heart Disease
7. Preserve Your Memory
8. Protect Against Parkinson’s
9. Reduce the risk of both gallstones and kidney stones
10.Lower the risk of stroke by 20%
-ref: Caroline’s Ten Surprising Health Benefits of Coffee (Nov 2009)
Be healthier this 2010! Don’t forget to buy your coffee beans, visit Ala eh…Barako, the coffee and tea center.
Since we’re not able to write fresh stories over the holidays, we would just share to you a great new way on how to start your 2010– “The Anti-Fast Food Diet” from zenhabits (authored by Leo Babauta). Actually, this is just one of his interesting posts (for more don’t forget to visit zenhabits). Anyway, here is the excerpt of the post…
This is the Anti-Fast Food Diet — a way to not only lose weight and get healthier, but to change your life to one of simplicity, moderation, and joy.
Abandon fast food, and all the values it brings: mass consumption, mass production, the exploitation of workers, the destruction of the environment, the destruction of small local businesses, the corporatization of our culture.
Instead, embrace Slow Food. Here’s how.
- Stop rushing to eat. Set aside more time for eating, for shopping and preparation, for enjoying life. Stop rushing to fast food places because it’s convenient — because it’s not so convenient to be hospitalized. Instead, make time, and take things a bit slower.
- Prepare your own meals. I know, who has the time? You do. Make the time, and cook simple meals without a lot of ingredients or preparation time. It takes 10 minutes to whip together a healthy and tasty lunch or dinner. And it can be a lot of fun (get the family or your partner involved). Preparing your own meals is healthier, frugal, and you know you’re eating good food.
- Eat real food, not processed. Buy fresh ingredients such as fruits, veggies, whole grains, nuts, beans, and the like. Use ingredients you can recognize, not things filled with chemicals. Don’t use prepared food if you can avoid it — microwaveable or boxed foods are not the best. Avoid processed food at all costs.
- Eat slowly and mindfully. Too many people stuff food down their gullets these days. It’s not healthy, and you’ve just consumed food without enjoying it. Instead, take the time to chew your food, to taste it, to be present as you eat.
- Enjoy the food. Fully savor each bite. Appreciate the miracle of the food you’re eating, and be grateful you have that bite at all.
- Take time to breathe, and smile. Before you begin to eat, smile, and take a deep breath, reminding yourself to be present and enjoy the food. Between bites, instead of rushing to the next bite, breath, relax, enjoy. Savor the moment.
- When drinking tea, just drink tea. When eating, just eat. Be fully present. Don’t read a book or surf the net or drive or work or anything else but eat and drink.
- Good conversation. OK, the exception to the above rule: eating with friends and family. Fast food has destroyed the good meal and conversation, because we’re rushing as we eat and don’t have time for a good talk. Bring it back.
- When you do eat at a restaurant, make it a good one. Avoid the fast food places, but also the chain restaurants (Chilis, TGI Fridays, Lone Star, Olive Garden, etc). Go to locally owned restaurants where they use real ingredients and really make good food. These may be more expensive, but you’re not supporting a corporation and your food will be better, and even if it means eating out less that’s OK — quality is more important than quantity.
“There are some people who eat an orange but don’t really eat it. They eat their sorrow, fear, anger, past, and future.” - Thich Nhat Hanh
“When you eat with awareness, you find that there is more space, more beauty. You begin to watch yourself, to see yourself, and you notice how clumsy you are or how accurate you are. … So when you make an effort to eat mindfully…, you find that life is worth much more than you had expected.” - Chogyam Trungpa (by: Leo Babauta, Zenhabits)
Happy New Year!