Are you tired of taking over the counter or prescription pain meds every day of your life? More than one in three Americans were prescribed painkillers in 2015 alone.
What if we told you there was another way?
What if there was a way to manage your pain and even get rid of it entirely? Would you do it?
Keep reading for 7 ways to use ancient Chinese medicine to become pain free.
1.) Tui Na
This practice is the form of medicinal massage. While massage therapy has been proven to have health benefits, Tui Na takes it to another level.
Tui Na has the same purpose as acupressure and acupuncture. It involves the flow of the body’s energy. It can sometimes include herbal compresses, heat, and ointments to help with the treatment.
2.) Green Tea
Chinese medicine has been prescribing green tea for over 700 years for everything from chronic pain to migraines.
Science is now backing up these claims and many of the benefits are now proven to be true. And it goes far beyond general pain management.
Peppermint has been used for thousands of years to ease pain and help with digestion. The menthol has a cooling effect and is just one of one hundred beneficial compounds!
Other teas have similar benefits. Combine with other teas like peppermint-chamomile or ginger-peppermint tea to be used as a topical pain reliever, help ease abdominal pain, or even be used as a decongestant.
4.) Egg & Parsley
This is an old trick for those terrible menstrual pains.
Throw 1.75 ounces of parsley (preferably organic) into three cups of water and boil the mixture until it’s reduced to one cup of liquid in the pot. Crack an egg into the water and whisk until the egg begins to coagulate.
Season with salt and pepper to taste. Then eat it like a soup with a spoon.
5.) Acupressure for Pain
The principles of acupressure are similar to those of acupuncture. The key is to use pressure on certain points to relieve general pain and release endorphins.
Everyone should know that according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupressure point K 27 on your chest is an effective point for relieving throat, chest, back pain and boosting your immune system. You can repeat this exercise 3-5 times a day to manage your pain.
6.) Acupressure for Headaches
Acupressure has many uses and relieving pain from headaches is one of several where studies show it is effective.
Some points can be used yourself and this is one of them. The point is called LI-4, also know as the HeGu and is known to relieve pressure in the neck and head and restore balance between the two.
7.) Cinnamon Will Help You Become Pain Free
Cinnamon can help with sciatica nerve pain and has been prescribed for this issue by Chinese medicine practitioners for thousands of years.
You can also use other spices like turmeric, garlic, and ginger to help with inflammation.
Living a Pain Free Life
Living pain free is about more than just ancient medicine. Eating a balanced diet primarily made up of fruit and vegetables is a good start.
Incorporate exercise into your life as well. This includes cardio, weight-training, and yoga. Meditation is a great start to the day and can do just as much for your body as eating well and living an active lifestyle.
If you enjoyed today’s article, leave a comment below about your favorite way to relieve pain naturally. We’d love to hear from you.