Drug-Free Ways To Banish Your Pain

A hand dipping into water and pink petals(BlackDoctor.org) — Chronic pain – and the search for fast and effective relief remedies – can affect every aspect of your life. Today, a growing number of people are turning to complementary and alternative medicine in place of expensive/ineffective drugs. In fact, pain is the main complaint among people who seek out such alternative treatments.

The following alternative medicine therapies have been shown to help manage pain:

Theories differ on how long acupuncture has been around, but this ancient Chinese healing art has been in use for at least 2,000 years. The practice involves inserting hair-thin needles into various points on the skin in an attempt to regulate movement within the body’s meridian system. Numerous studies have confirmed acupuncture’s effectiveness in treating pain, and the World Health Organization includes pain on its list of conditions for which acupuncture is beneficial.