NATURE- THE BEST DOCTOR
When we glimpse into the ancient times, no matter what the ailment is we always have an impressive, easy and effective cure through a simple natural remedy. As Voltaire, a French writer said “The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease”, nature and its ways answer illness more meticulously.
Physical wellness and nature are interwoven. Natural forms of cure are better in long run because they not only heal the disorder but also prevent them recurring and avoid unnecessary side effects.
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ART OF MEDICINE
In today’s world, regardless of age, everyone has body aches. Body pain can be caused by number of reasons like simple daily tasks or severe health condition like arthritis. Nowadays, Body pain are more prominent in young adults due to sedentary lifestyle, stress, dehydration, anemia, lack of sleep, vitamin deficiency and so on.
Next time when you diagnose yourself with body pain or headache rather than jumping into medications analyse yourself. Keep tract of your daily activities and your lifestyle. Cut back on cigarettes and alcohol. More often deep breathing, stress free life with sound sleep supports to overcome habitual pain.
Though pain killers like Ibuprofen, aspirin etc provide immediate relief using them in a long run leads to severe liver and kidney damages. There exists number nature’s gift to overcome chronic pain without any side effects. Consider these substitutes and swing towards nature,
Essential oils are well knows for their medicinal values. Since ancient times, they are popular in various countries like India, China, Rome, Egypt and so on. Even spiritual books like Indian Vedas and The Bible speaks a lot about essential oils. They are also popular for beauty care and aromatic properties.
Body aches, muscle spasms and migraines can be treated using oils of Eucalyptus, neem, tea tree, lavender, cinnamon, cedar wood, frankincense, fir, myrrh, myrtle and spikenard. Often these oils are used with other carrier oils like coconut, almond, olive etc. They can be applied on the regions of pain and treated with hot compress. Hot bath with few drops of essential oil are also effective for aches.
Turmeric called as Indian Saffron is common in Asian regions and are highly popular for their medicinal values. IT is also used as a main ingredient in cooking. Curcumin present in turmeric helps to cure body aches. Turmeric drink can be made with a spoon of turmeric in water or lime juice or warm milk along with honey or sugar.
Eugenol present in cloves are great for pain relief. Powdered Cloves can be mixed with warm water with honey. Apart from pain relief they also help in proper digestion, cold and nausea.
Ginger is a most popular Chinese medicine. Gingerols and Shogoal present in ginger are known for their pain healing properties. Powdered ginger can be made as tea and consumed twice daily. Raw ginger is edible as well and It can be added in any dish which enhance the aroma of dish.
Chamomile is a herb which contains 36 flavonoids which helps in curing muscle sores. Chamomile tea, made by soaking dried chamomile petals in hot water, can be consumed to get relief from body aches.
Cayenne pepper acts as natural pain reliever by stimulating the blood flow. Capsaicin present in peppers are available in the form creams which can be applied 3 times a day.
Mix a hand full of salt preferably Rock salt or Epsom salt in hot water and soak yourself not more than 20 minutes. This helps in relaxing body muscles. Beware, long time in hot salt water may result in dehydration and tiredness.
Hot and Cold compress
A simple Hot compress with hot bags or cold compress with ice helps in reducing muscle cramps. And, they are effective with proper massage.
Joint pain is one major complaint in older people. Consuming 2 to 3 grams of fish oil daily helps in controlling the joint pain. The omega 3 fatty acid present in fish oil helps in reducing the inflammation and supports proper blood flow.
Vitamin D is important for muscle and bone health. Deficiency in Vitamin D causes muscle and joint pain. It is naturally available in sun light and also present abundantly in beef liver, mushrooms, egg yolk, fish, milk etc. Vitamin D is also available has supplementary tablets.
Rest and Exercise
Not but not the least, Body and head aches are mostly caused by improper lifestyles. Body is strained due to heavy and stressful job or sedentary lifestyle. So, Healthy balanced diet, 7 to 8 hours of sleep, Good cardio exercise at least 3 to 4 times a week is must for long and healthy life.
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