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Forget Meds, Discover The Best Ways To Deal With Pain

Forget Meds, Discover The Best Ways To Deal With Pain

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According to the latest reports, over ten percent of people in America suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain can occur in various areas of the body from the head to the arms. It also has a range of different causes. You might have hurt yourself through a repetitive strain. Or, you could have developed it due to a preexisting condition. For instance, people who suffer from arthritis typically have pain in various limbs and even their lower back.

 

You might think that there’s only one solution to dealing with serious levels of pain. Most people do immediately head to the doctors in the hope of gaining meds to provide relief. Unfortunately, this can lead to complications including addiction. For serious levels of pain, heavy medication is needed which makes it more addictive. The good news is that there are a range of alternative treatments that can provide pain relief.

 

Electric Therapy

 

Science and technology have lead to great advances in pain relief including electric therapy. With electric therapy, you can purchase products that stimulate the nerves in the muscles. Over time, studies show that this does provide a high level of pain relief although it can take some getting used to. Indeed, some people find the experience uncomfortable and awkward, at least at first. That said, others have seen fantastic results, and it can be particularly effective for those suffering from RSI.

 

If you are dealing with chronic pain, you can consider purchasing a piece of equipment like this online. Despite the advanced tech, it is totally affordable and would easily fit into a weekly shopping budget. Devices vary as well, and you can pick one based on where the main source of your pain is. For instance, if you regularly feel pain in your feet, you can get a device that sends an electric shock through the bottom of your toes,

 

Massage Treatments

 

Massage treatments are also a fantastic way to relieve pain in the body. If you do have severe pain, it’s possible that it’s due to your muscles being tense and your body becoming stiff. If that’s the case, then a massage could do you a lot of good. You might think that massages are expensive and if you’re looking for the skills of a trained professional they can be. However, you can also think about purchasing the best personal massager that you will be able to use yourself at home. By doing this, you will be able to massage painful areas whenever you need to without booking an expensive massage.

 

CBD

 

You can also look into using CBD. CBD is a legally part of the cannabis plant. Various studies have shown that the product can be used to treat chronic pain. Results can vary, but typically if you suffer from chronic pain, you can experience a level of relief three times that of what typical medicine can provide. Working as a biological, natural drug, CBD impacts receptors in your brain and reduces the impact of the pain you feel without addressing the main cause.

 

We hope you find some of these unique, alternate treatment options helpful with your own chronic pain.

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Help Your Friend Beat The January Blues

Help Your Friend Beat The January Blues

While we joke about the post-Christmas lull or the New Year blues, for some people these are very real and significant feelings that can lead to depression and anxiety. While we bask in the fun, laughter and joy of the festive season, we forget that for some, the crashing low of having those vibes cease in January can be too much to bear. If you think you might have a friend or family member who is suffering at the beginning of 2018, read on to find out how you can help guide them through this testing time.

 

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Getting To The Root of The Issues

 

Helping your friend to get to the crux of their problems is not a job that you can do easily without the aid of a professional. However, even after all of the encouragement, support and help you can give, it is up to your pal to decide to ask for help. The individual suffering from anxiety or depression needs to realize themselves that they have a problem. You need to be patient and wait for them to pick up the phone and make that all-important first appointment with their doctor. Until then, you need to be there, listen when they want to vent and let them know that you won’t desert them in their time of need.

 

There is often an underlying reason why people suffer from depression or anxiety. It could be because of a traumatic event in their past, a feeling they’ve had since childhood or the stresses of everyday work life. When they find the root cause of their issue, you can be there to support them in trying to overcome it.

 

Secondary Factors

 

Alongside depression often comes other facets that accentuate the issue. Depression and anxiety can cause feelings of self-loathing and intrusive thoughts. To try and block out these negative emotions, people may use alcohol or drugs as a crutch and as a way to forget. Again, it’s vital that your friend eventually recognizes that their addiction isn’t normal or healthy and they require help. When they enter a detox program, you can be present and support them through their inevitable roller coaster journey. Craving quelling medication like Vivitrol can ease the symptoms of withdrawal. However you may be concerned of your friend taking another drug when they are trying to get clean. So what happens, should you take opiates while on Vivitrol? Your friend won’t even feel the urge due to the antagonistic effect of the medication.

 

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Talking

 

Alongside a potential detox, seeking medical help and having you as a listening ear, your friend might appreciate a third party to talk to. This objective viewpoint can help them reveal more personal feelings and emotions that they wouldn’t usually even to their best friend. Don’t take this as an insult or be offended; it’s simply sometimes easier to talk openly to a stranger.

 

While the January blues are common, it is the depression that this can lead to which is more unusual. If you have a friend who is suffering or tends to feel low at this time of year, heed this advice and try to guide them to a more positive frame of mind in 2018.

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Why Asking For Help Isn’t A Bad Thing

Why Asking For Help Isn’t A Bad Thing

 

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It’s a big step, asking for help. There are so many of us who never ask for it for fear of being perceived as “weak,” and you would think that the message has been communicated for so long that asking for help or advice is okay now. And it always was, but why is it such an issue for a lot of us? We all end up being consumed with worry over the tiniest thing sometimes, but the big issues we tend to brush over and adopt the stiff upper lip method of carrying on. What are the reasons we tend to avoid asking for help when we are in completely dire situations?

Well, the main thing is that, apart from the perception of being weak, it’s actually the fact that you feel that you are letting yourself down in some way. Even if you know you have a problem, such as an addiction, the fact that you are admitting there is something wrong is communicating the realization that you are weak; and it’s official now that it’s out there. Pride, ego, or sheer self-centeredness are the things that stop us from asking for help. And we can very easily fear asking for help, but unfortunately, it’s something that we are unable to do by ourselves. But what does asking for help accomplish, and what can you do to make it an easier transition to recovery?

Courage

While we all perceive asking for help as a sheer and utter weakness, it’s actually the opposite. It’s your pride and inability to ask for help that makes you weak, and in standing alone to deal with your problems, you might think that it’s easier for you. But if you looked at the impact it has on people you love, that is usually the reason a lot of addicts reach out for help. This is the biggest step in recovering, but it’s also the hardest, and you are showing a lot of courage by asking for help.

Honesty Is The Best Policy

This is the key when asking for help. If you haven’t been honest up to this point, that when you do finally ask for the help you realize you need, it’s time to come clean. Deception, no matter how big or small, doesn’t inspire trust, and it’s the time for a clean slate. The other side of the honesty coin is acceptance. It’s never easy to sit with your faults and accept that you have been dishonest because if it was so easy to be honest, we’d all do it right away to get the help we need without damaging our pride or ego. But the real fact is that when we face up to everything with an honest outlook, only then can we, and our loved ones, move on.

Do You Think You’re A Burden?

When people ask for help, the concern is that they may have put loved ones through enough. It’s common to feel like you’re dead weight, and you’re just a burden to them and nothing more. The fact is, you’re not. Family members won’t help you because they feel it makes life easier for them, it’s because they care about you! When you ask for help it means you are ready to take on board the advice and support of professionals. Whatever addiction you have, you will always have the support of professionals on hand once you’ve reached out. There are organizations like The Recovery Village that are purpose-built to help you not just “dry out,” but to enable you to build a new life that is healthy and happy, independent of the trappings of addiction. Asking for help is all about reaching into yourself for that notion of strength you didn’t realize you had.

You Shouldn’t Feel Embarrassed

Asking for help, regardless of the situation, leaves us in a vulnerable position, and as a result, we can feel very embarrassed when we finally ask for help. But if you decide to open up to your loved ones after toying with the idea, it’s very likely that they’ve already noticed. So don’t feel nervous. Or if they haven’t noticed, they will still want to help you because they care! We all show that we care in different ways, and if they are showing willing to do everything they can to help, then it’s apparent that they care, and it’s important to not be nervous about approaching the subject. They want you to be well and happy above everything else, so asking for help, as difficult as it may be, will lead you towards the best outcome for you.

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