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Inflammation and pain are often very much related to diet. Eating animal protein may cause inflammation and lead to ailments such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Eating less animal protein and eating more raw fruits and vegetables can decrease inflammation and pain.
Sunlight is a remedy for faster healing and pain relief. A study published in the January 2006 issue if Psychosomatic Medicine reported that postoperative patients in a University of Pittsburg study recovered faster and experienced less stress when recovering in a sunny room, as opposed to in a dimly lighted room. They also used 22 percent less painkillers per hour. Sunlight increases serotonin, a brain chemical that affects mood, sleep and appetite.
REST. Sometimes simple rest is the best strategy for pain relief. If muscles are overworked or stressed, allowing the muscle to recover through non-use may free you from pain.
Movement is a good pain reliever. The body wants to move. By taking a muscle through its full range of motion, muscle soreness and tightness can often be eased and recovery and healing accelerated. Active Stretching is the most efficient movement you can use to help relieve pain caused by tight, sore muscles.
Breathe when you have pain from tight muscles. Holding your breath locks muscle tightness in place. Doing an exhale helps to stimulate tight muscles to relax and release .
be a good strategy for easing muscle pain. Dehydration can cause an increase in
inflammation and swelling and slow recovery time of sore, overworked or injured
foods can increase pain and slow healing. Sugar, caffeine and saturated fats all
increase inflammation which is often a major cause of soft tissue pain. Limiting
or eliminating these foods from your diet can help to decrease inflammation and
therefore decrease pain.
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