How To Deal With Different Types of Pain

Apr 2019

Pain happens for one simple reason; to protect you and stop you from doing what caused it. Pain is a symptom. For example, we stub our toe, a signal gets sent up to our brain that something has happened to our foot. Then a message goes back down to the area telling us to pay attention to that part of our body. We deal with it and the pain goes away.

There are different types of pain we can experience as well, muscle pain, digestive pain, mental pain. Pain can also come from too much inflammation in our body.  And there are two classifications of pain: acute and chronic. Acute is short term, usually occurring after an accident or injury. Chronic pain is experienced almost constantly for example, Fibromyalgia or Arthritis. These are diseases directly due to having too much inflammation in our body.

How To Deal With Pain

There are different techniques you can use to decrease the pain in your body and reduce some of that inflammation, these include:

  • Deep breathing: Breathing helps to calm our nervous system, which will decrease pain.
  • Sleep: Our body heals while we are sleeping.
  • Massage Therapy: Helps to relax the body and muscles, increases blood circulation to that area, loosens up tight muscles, and increases range of motion
  • Proper nutrition: There are many anti-inflammatory foods that can actually help decrease pain.  Ganoderma Lucidum also know as Reishi Mushroom, turmeric, dark leafy greens, lean proteins, and tomatoes all have anti-inflammatory properties. And remember to stay away from sugar!! It will add to your pain.
  • Acupuncture: Helps stimulate blood flow to the area and opens up the energy
  • Meditation: Helps to change the way we are thinking and feeling.

Any of these methods used alone or in combination can be beneficial when dealing with pain. And remember the biggest thing you can do is to pay attention to pain. It’s your body’s way of telling you to give it some TLC.Whether you are seeking the benefits of Massage Therapy and Holistic Nutrition in combination or separately Freedom of Movement is here to help. Check us out on Facebook or give us a call today (416) 738-1148.

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