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Home Remedies for Chronic Pain: Get the Relief You Deserve

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Chronic pain is a huge downer. There’s no denying it. And if you’re one of the 100 million Americans who suffer from chronic pain this year, no one knows it better than you.

Chronic pain is usually defined as pain that lasts longer than three months and that does not respond to treatment. In many cases of chronic pain, even though the original source of the pain may be gone, your body hasn’t turned off the pain messages to the brain. Luckily, there are some wonderful home remedies for chronic pain out there that may help you feel better.

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There’s no one “right” way to treat chronic pain, and it may take some time to find the method that works well for you. Don’t let that discourage you. You deserve to find the best chronic pain relief for your body—and for your peace of mind.

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Fish oil – Known for its anti-inflammatory benefits, fish oil can help reduce a major contributor to pain, especially if this pain is in the neck or the back.

Turmeric – A popular spice found in Indian cooking, turmeric has also been proven to have many anti-inflammatory properties.

Heat therapy – Hot Epsom salt baths can be a huge help in relaxing the mind and the body, which can play a role in reducing pain.

Meditation – Research has shown that people with chronic pain who tried a mindfulness meditation program reported more pain relief than those that did not.

Massage therapy – Massage obviously helps with relaxation, but it can also diminish the body’s perception of pain. An added bonus—it releases endorphins, which keep you happy!

Essential oils – Valued for relieving pain in many cultures, you can benefit from essential oils by using them as part of massage or even through smelling them in the form of aromatherapy.

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