5 NATURAL WAYS TO MANAGE CHRONIC PAIN
This article was first posted on HigherDose.com
Chronic pain impacts at least 70 million people in the US every day.
Even more devastating is that people have been taught that they must endure through life with their pain or totally numb out with pharmaceuticals, that can lead to other long-term chronic health issues.
At HigherDOSE, we believe that the body has everything that it needs to function at an optimal level, which is why we’re focusing on five of our favorite modalities for managing chronic pain.
PEMF[Pulsed Electromagnetic Field] sends bursts of low-level magnetic frequencies directly into your body. This kind of therapy is a time-honored cure for pain, making it the ultimate healing tool. The vibrations from PEMF mimic that which is found in nature, making it one of the most restorative healing tools for your body on a cellular level.
Combining the electromagnetic pulses with an infrared heat source delivers the benefits of PEMF even deeper into the skin, making it the safest, most beneficial light wave for the body. By warming the body’s cells and tissues evenly, it has the power to recharge and recover the body over time. The best part? You won’t even feel it.
PEMFaids in everything from muscle recovery and immune strength to cellular health and meditation. It gives you that full-body reset, including stress-reduction, increased energy, better sleep, and improved circulation. It’s a win-win.
Hot Tip: Our Infrared PEMF Mat uses the magic of PEMF alongside the insanely healing benefits of infrared for a dangerously effective duo.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Chronic pain is often a result of inflammation, which compromises your immune system. While you might think you need to look at the direct source of your pain, it might just be more insidious. *Cough cough* Your lymphatic system.
Also known as your body’s waste disposal system, your lymphatic system carries toxins out of the body. However, thanks to stress, poor diet, bad sleep, and long-term lifestyle imbalances, your lymphatic system can become stagnant. The result: a compromised immune system, bloating, dull skin, and basically everything that makes you feel fatigued and not in your skin.
A lymphatic drainage massage gets your body’s system in check by stimulating your lymphatic system to drain all the bad stuff out. Using a combination of gentle and firm bodywork, lymphatic drainage is well-known for its ability to detoxify the body and protect the immune system.
Hot & Cold Therapy
Hot treatments like an infrared sauna session penetrate deep into your skin barrier, healing you from the inside out. Unlike a traditional sauna, the infrared increases your body’s core temperature, boosting blood circulation and reducing pain. Yes, this means you’re sweating out more than toxins. You’re sweating out inflammation from your whole body.
By releasing endorphins, an infrared sauna session boosts your immune system and improves circulation. Best of all, it increases collagen production, giving you that glowing skin your friends will envy!
Cold therapy [aka cryotherapy], on the other hand, can be just as effective as heat. By reducing the blood flow to particular areas, it can reduce swelling and inflammation. Grab an ice pack if you’re struggling with joint or tendon pain.
The benefits of meditation are astounding. People use it to restore physical, mental, and spiritual balance. It’s a natural pain reliever that’s accessible almost any time, anywhere.
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If you’re too exhausted to go for a massage after exercise, but you’re struggling with aches and pains, percussive therapy is a true lifechanger. These high-intensity devices offer the same benefits as traditional massages with even more intensity and a more targeted DOSE to your muscles.
You can use a percussive device to desensitize your aching muscles, increase your circulation and prevent the dreaded Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. Better yet, it improves your flexibility and gives way to better lymphatic flow. Perhaps the best bit – you can do it from the comfort of your own home!
Hot Tip: We’re partnering with Theragun for a recovery bundle that will take your recovery to the max. Pairing their Theragun Elite with our Infrared Sauna Blanket will keep your muscles loose and limber (and lactic acid-free!).