By Rose Goodman
Natural pain relief, for many of us, is not our first port-of-call when it comes to treating everyday aches and pains. Instead, we tend to rely on over-the-counter medication for a quick fix. And there’s no surprise that we opt for fast-acting solutions, considering more than one in five adults in the US experience chronic pain, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Following easy tips and tricks are highly rated by our experts. It’s by no means one-size-fits-all when it comes to natural pain relief, and we recommend trying different methods to find out what suits you.
Have a magnesium soak
A warm bath can help relieve tension and cramping—sometimes almost instantly. It floods sore muscles with oxygen, eliminating pain naturally. Add a handful of magnesium bath salts or flakes to your tub for a muscle-relaxing boost.
Reach for clove oil
For at-home toothache remedies, the traditional natural treatment of using clove oil really works.
Brew some ginger tea
Drinking ginger and turmeric tea daily could help ease aches. Ginger is thought to be just as effective as ibuprofen for pain relief of some conditions.
(Courtesy: Woman and Home)