Before you reach for that trusty source of pain
pills, read this!
Opt for natural ways to relieve your pain before relying on medications
Many medications are bad for your health, and the trusty over-the-counter pain relief ones are no different.
And while they can help if you suffer from chronic pain, you shouldn’t be so quick to reach for them with every ache and pain you have.
Give one of these unconventional pain relief methods a try!
Three ways you can relieve your pain without popping a single pill
Those who used foul language had a lower response to pain! But the psychologists warn that frequent swearing could decrease the effect. If you’re using foul language, it becomes like normal words to your brain so use it sparingly.
#2. Hold the pill bottle
Whether empty of full, your trusted pain relief bottle can help with pain relief.
The California State University
did a study that shows simply holding the pills in your hand or holding the bottle without taking it may be enough to ease pain.
#3. Sniff you favourite fragrance
Smelling something you’re fond of can ease your pain.
A pilot study
published in Headache Quarterly
included 50 chronic headache sufferers. They rated their headache pain both before and after smelling an inhaler infused with green-apple scent.
Those who liked the smell said their headache was less noticeable. And those who didn’t showed no difference in the intensity of their pain.
So go ahead, swear in pain, hold your bottle of medication or smell your favourite item and experience pain relief without taking a single dose of medication.