Whether you’ve tried to double your exercise routine or stayed up all night long to finish your project, you’ll most likely experience lower back pains and muscle strains. Stay calm and don’t worry too much because here are some natural remedies and techniques that you can use to relieve any of your muscles aches, cramps and pains in a jiffy.
Apply warm and cold compress.
If you’ve been taught a new routine during your stay at the gym, you’ll end up straining your muscles. An effective and easy way to relieve muscles aches is to alternately apply cold and warm compress on your affected muscle area every 5 to 10 minutes.
This method will surely calm your muscles down and promote cellular repair and growth. This will also give you the comfort you’ll need to have a peaceful rest at home.
Apply a heating pad.
Having your monthly period? If you’re in deep pain dealing with your menstrual cramps, you can apply a heating pad and place it just below your belly button. This can somehow relieve the excruciating pain you’re experiencing during “those days” without having to take in any anti-inflammatory medications.
Promote venous return with leg raise.
Tired of shopping and strolling around the mall? Does your job involve a lot of standing? If so, your chances to experience leg cramps, varicose veins and leg muscle pains are high.
A smart technique that you can do every time you strain your legs and feet is to do the leg raise. Raising your legs up for a couple of minutes will promote venous return and blood circulation. While doing it, you’ll find yourself relaxed and you’ll feel a sudden gush of warmth and tingling sensation racing into your legs. Try it now and experience it yourself.
Go for fish.
Studies and research had proved that eating a sufficient amount of fish that contains high amounts of omega-3 can help you manage and control your pains. Fish oils and the right amount of omega-3 in your diet is a good alternative supplement that taking in NSAID medications which can bring about many side effects.
Opt for a tuna or salmon dish instead of steaks or red meat to help you prevent outbreaks of pain in the future.
Use different kinds of mind techniques.
Hook yourself up and try to learn meditation, self hypnosis, yoga or Qigong to help you put your mind and body to peace and calm. Using these diversionary activities can help you redirect your pain and put your energies into something positive and useful.
There are several diversionary activities that you can choose from and get yourself engaged! Whenever pain strikes you, you have the ability to calm yourself and fight your pain problems.