5 Natural Ways to Reduce Pain & Inflammation

5 Natural Ways to Reduce Pain & Inflammation

Whether you are pregnant with your first baby or are raising many children, there is a lot of physical stress, pain, and inflammation. Perhaps the most important thing you can do as a mother is to take care of your mind and body. You simply aren’t capable of looking after others if you aren’t looking after yourself. When you are bending down to pick up your children, not sleeping well, and enduring all the stress that comes with parenting, your body may not feel its best. Below are five natural ways to reduce pain and inflammation.

Yoga

Yoga is incredibly beneficial for both the body and the mind. It is an easy exercise that has many benefits. When you are stretching, holding poses, and focusing on your breathing for an extended period, your blood will flow, and your mind will calm. Yoga reduces pain, lowers inflammation, and improves the mood. Hot yoga is even better for your joints and bones. Do you wish you had more energy? Are you tired of being tired? Yoga is one of the best ways to calm yourself, increase your physical well-being, and improve your mental health.

Ginger Root

Ginger root has been used in Asia for many years. It is a healing agent that improves the body’s functioning in quite a few ways. Not only does ginger decrease inflammation, but it can also improve pain, and treat the stomach for a whole range of issues. You can eat ginger pickled, use it as a spice, put it into a smoothie, take it as a concentrate shot, or simply take a supplement. Ginger is a natural remedy that shouldn’t be overlooked. It is a healing agent everyone should utilize.

CBD/Cannabis

The cannabinol chemical (CBD) found in cannabis has shown all kinds of promise to soothe and heal. It is said to lower inflammation, help with pain, improve appetite, and mitigate depression and anxiety. If you don’t want to get intoxicated, CBD is a great option for you. Still, the intoxicating effects of the THC chemical can also help with stress and other ailments. 

Now that the stigma surrounding cannabis has waned, it has been opened to all kinds of research. There is even medical cannabis in Utah, recreational cannabis in California, and various legalities in many other states across the U.S. Studies are still being conducted and only time will tell how this research will change but one thing is for sure. Cannabis is showing incredible promise to reduce pain and inflammation.

Olive Oil

In addition to being one of the most delicious oils in the world, olive oil is also quite good for you. It has heart health benefits. It is good for the blood. It also lowers inflammation. When you lower inflammation, you also decrease pain. It is full of natural antioxidants and can help reduce chronic diseases. Instead of using vegetable, canola, peanut, and other oils, utilize olive oil to get a handle on your health and lower your pain and inflammation.

Drink Less Alcohol

It’s not just about what you ingest, it is also about what you don’t ingest. Drinking less alcohol is always a great idea. Alcohol is a poison. It is very bad for you and extremely addictive. It greatly increases inflammation, which can contribute to pain. Alcohol is an inflammatory agent. It is bad for your body in just about every way. When you are stressed about motherhood and need to let loose, think again about how much alcohol you are drinking. It is a depressant that isn’t good for your body either. Think about some other ways to soothe and calm yourself.

Turmeric

Like ginger, turmeric is used in cooking, but its benefits go far beyond its taste. It is one of the best anti-inflammatory agents. It is good for the stomach. Turmeric can also reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. With all these physical and mental benefits, taking a turmeric capsule could really do some wonders. Are you struggling with pain and discomfort? Try turmeric before you commit to some unnatural painkiller. It just might work for you.

Life is hard and if you’re a mother it feels like it will never end. You find yourself in pain and uncomfortable. Inflammation has a huge part in this. When your body is inflamed, your pain will be worse. Luckily, there are many ways to reduce inflammation. Take ginger or turmeric. Drink less alcohol. Eat good food. Do yoga and exercise. Use CBD or cannabis. If you try these things, you should find something that works for you.

Dr. Anastasia Halldin holds a Ph.D in holistic nutrition. She is a homeschooling mother of four boys and a girl. Dr. Anastasia starred on a yoga TV show. She also produced and appeared in thirteen yoga DVDs. Dr. Anastasia speaks four languages and loves doing crafts with her children. She adores sharing her easy healthy family recipes with other mothers.