Arthritis pain can be debilitating, or at the very least, it can be very uncomfortable. Painkillers, especially prescription medications, can be hard on the body, causing more and more of us to seek out natural and holistic remedies.
Here are a few ways to manage your arthritis if it’s causing you problems in your daily life:
Moving more is great for decreasing stiffness, increasing flexibility, minimizing fatigue and keeping bones strong. These benefits are shared by everyone who exercises, but when you have arthritis, these benefits will be very important for preserving your health and decreasing your pain.
Elliptical machines are helpful for ensuring minimal impact on joints while exercising. You can also add other gentle, arthritis-friendly exercises to your routine, such as swimming or using a recumbent bicycle, which are easier on the joints than running or Zumba classes are.
Stretching exercises, yoga and tai chi are also gentle, helpful exercises to ease arthritis symptoms.
Above all, choose activities you enjoy, that will be easy on your joints and will be sustainable for managing your arthritis.
Extra pounds cause more joint pain. To minimize the stress on your joints, losing some weight can improve your life and reduce your arthritis pain. There’s no need to strain yourself by trying to lose weight quickly, as this can lead to yo-yo dieting, food cravings and an overall feeling of deprivation.
Additionally, increasing exercise significantly and too quickly leads to a higher risk of injury. Moderation is as important as having the right gear for the activity.
Bathing in magnesium sulphate powder, also called Epsom Salt, is an effective pain reducer for arthritis pain because it reduces inflammation. Epsom Salt also makes your skin feel incredibly soft.
Several essential oils are also helpful for reducing the joint pain associated with arthritis. Keep in mind that some of these ingredients can interfere with certain medications, so do a little research or check with your doctor before starting an essential oil treatment for your arthritis.
Some of the best essential oils you can apply topically around your stiff, swollen, and sore joints are:
- Frankincense – anti-inflammatory properties
- Eucalyptus – anti-inflammatory properties, use with a carrier oil to reduce potential skin irritation.
- Peppermint – anesthetic and anti-inflammatory properties
- Ginger – anti-inflammatory properties, works especially well with a warm compress
- Lavender – anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties
- Rosemary – anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties
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Relief from arthritis pain may be found through acupuncture, but not everyone with arthritis experiences relief from this ancient practice. The thin needles are placed near to painful joints at your body’s pressure points. Some extended medical insurance does cover acupuncture. If you have this coverage, it may provide a welcome, low-cost opportunity to try this interesting therapy.
Working with a holistic health detective like myself can help you determine and address the underlying causes of your disease and symptoms. By utilizing a system like The Body CodeTM, we can understand where the energetic imbalances are within your body, unblock them, and get you back to having an active and pain-free life. For more information, please check out my website: https://thehealingpendulum.com/services/the-body-code/