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healing herbsWith so many prescription and over-the-counter pain relievers reported in the news lately for their harmful side effects, more people are turning to alternative means for relieving the symptoms of long-term chronic pain and even everyday aches.

Although the established medical industry may frown up on it, (sometimes because they know so little about it) alternative pain therapies have come into their own with pain management research studies to back up claims for their effectiveness.

Chronic back pain has been shown to be an especially likely candidate for alternative therapies such as acupuncture, while the joint stiffness of arthritis may be helped greatly by natural anti-inflammatories such as turmeric, glucosamine, chondroitin, and Omega-3 oils.

Other options for chronic pain may include aromatherapy, changes in diet, biofeedback, yoga or Tai Chi exercises, or even experimental magnetic or electromagnetic therapies.

Before beginning any alternative pain therapy, it's best to talk to your doctor or medical nutritionist to discover what may be the most effective pain relief for you ...


More about alternative pain relief around the Web:

11 Tips for Living with Chronic Pain - WebMD guide with information on stress management, diet, dietary supplements, acupuncture, bioelectric therapy and other non-drug therapies for controlling pain.

Pain Relief - Acupuncture - Its use in treating low back pain and other ailments with an overview of what to expect, how its performed, related benefits, risks & warnings, with tips on how to find a qualified practitioner.

American Chiropractic Association - Major portal to consumer education on the topic with information on what to look for and how to find a certified practitioner, feature stories on coping with or avoiding spinal and muscle pain, related FAQ.

Questions and Answers About Using Magnets To Treat Pain - Comprehensive fact sheet from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine with information on anecdotal evidence as well as reports from scientific studies and clinical trials, how magnets and electromagnetics are used to treat pain, including a related definition of terms, references.

This information is intended as reference and not as medical advice.
All treatment decisions should be made by medical professionals.

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