No Drugs Natural Pain Management

Pain is a fact of life that many thousands of people all over the world live with every day of their lives. For many who are in chronic (long-term) pain, this means that it is something they have to live with every waking moment of every day, which is likely to make life very miserable indeed.

The fact is that all of us, probably every single individual on the face of planet earth is either already familiar with pain or will have episodes of pain at some point in our lives yet to materialize. Does this therefore mean that we have to accept pain as an inevitable fact of life?

The unfortunate answer to the question is probably yes because unless you live in a cotton-wool lined cocoon for every moment of every day, it is almost impossible to avoid the kind of accidents that inevitably cause pain and discomfort. However, in a situation like this, the pain is usually temporary and no matter how acute it might be at the time, it passes fairly quickly.

Table of Contents
Introduction ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..4
What is pain? ………………………………………………………………………………………………………7
It starts at the very beginning… ……………………………………………………………………10
A quick overview of analgesic pain solutions ……………………………………………..12
Over the counter painkillers ……………………………………………………………………….12
Prescription drugs ………………………………………………………………………………………..15
To sum up… …………………………………………………………………………………………………..19
What kind of pain do you have? ……………………………………………………………………21
Massage for pain relief ……………………………………………………………………………………23
Swedish massage …………………………………………………………………………………………24
Deep muscle massage …………………………………………………………………………………28
Thai massage ………………………………………………………………………………………………..29
Acupuncture – the great pain reliever… ………………………………………………………31
Hypnosis for dealing with pain ………………………………………………………………………38
Does hypnosis to deal with pain effectively? …………………………………………..38
Finding a suitable hypnotist or hypnotherapist ………………………………………41
Can self hypnosis really work? …………………………………………………………………..43
Herbs for pain relief …………………………………………………………………………………………47
Willow bark ……………………………………………………………………………………………………47
Peppers …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..48
Boswellia ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..49
Cherry fruits ………………………………………………………………………………………………….50
Ginger …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….50
Curcumin ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..51
Conclusion …………………………………………………………………………………………………………53