9 Little-known, Natural Things You Can Do To Alleviate Your Neck And Back Pain TODAY

Struggling with back painSo you’ve joined the ranks of the masses and got yourself a pain in the neck (or back). Here are 9 things you might not have tried yet-but you should!!! Enter the world of zero side effects and quick relief.

Don’t underestimate the power of natural remedies. This list contains therapies that have ZERO side effects, can give you relief FAST, and can be done TODAY. If you find that most of the things here don’t work for your back pain, then I suggest you see a chiropractor for back pain. Having an actual specialist look at your issue directly should better inform any potential treatment going forward.

Moxabustion

Moxa

Moxibustion involves burning the Artemisia vulgaris plant, also known as “moxa.” This herb is either burned directly on the skin, on top of an acupuncture needle, or indirectly above the skin in cigar format. Moxa promotes circulation and warms the area, stimulates the adrenal glands, and is analgesic, demonstrating the ability to activate anti-inflammatory hormones, like cortisone. Other research has shown moxa can increase T-cells and white blood cells, making it a good option for boosting the immune system. Learn about the second injury fund benefits you can acquire.

What it does:

  1. Warms the area
  2. Increases blood and lymphatic circulation
  3. Increases white blood cells/boosts immunity
  4. Stimulates the adrenal glands
  5. Relieves inflammation
  6. Reduces pain
  7. Quickens the healing of damaged/broken tissue

Where to get it:

  1. Acupuncturist
  2. Naturopathic Doctor (some)

Gua Sha

ErinBuzzGua Sha looks painful, but it isn’t. Trust me when I tell you, this feels GOOD! Gua Sha involves using a ceramic or smooth stone edge and stroking the skin surface with it repeatedly. The technique can be used to release tension and move qi and blood. It can also be used to vent acupuncture points to release toxins or infections (such as the flu). Many cultures practice this on both children and adults. In my own practice, patients have reported that their mother or grandmother used to perform the technique on them with the lid of a jar or the edge of a large coin. The process is simple and for the real spa effect, you can use massage cream as a base before your rub. For the real sophisticated, you can incorporate essential oils or tinctures and balms infused with medicinal herbs. It is commonly used on the upper back and shoulders, but also along the legs or arms, where there may be muscle pain. An experienced acupuncturist uses this technique often, and knows where it will be most effective in treating the ailment/s you suffer from. Despite how it looks, you don’t do it hard, and you don’t do it for very long, small times with and adding a CBD Pain Patch after will work jsut well.

What it does:

  1. Increases circulation
  2. Opens pores to vent toxins/pathogens
  3. Reduces pain
  4. Moves upper respiratory illness through quicker
  5. Reduces inflammation
  6. Stimulates the lymphatic system

Where to get it:

  1. Acupuncturist
  2. You can learn to do this yourself, but it’s best to first experience it by a professional.

Acupuncture

AcuBuzzYour body has pressure points on pathways along your muscles, organs and nerves. Acupuncture stimulates these points in order to move “qi” or energy, encouraging movement on a cellular level and promoting healing and balance which is recommended by chiropractor Sandringham doctors. It’s akin to a very deep tissue massage, but more “on point”. It can target tendons and muscles in very specific ways. Acupuncture aims to reset pain patterns and restore what’s been injured by moving the qi and blood where it is stuck. A body in motion, stays in motion.

If you are looking for a more conventional way of treating neck pain then you can visit this clinic that specializes in neck pain. This is a very viable option for people when nothing else has worked. When pain is involved, relief is often experienced very quickly, and at times, even reduced immediately.
This is one of the safest treatments for effective pain relief of slipped disks.

What it does:
This is a partial list, as a full list is too long to include here.

  1. Reduces pain
  2. Reduces inflammation
  3. Boosts immunity
  4. Restores homeostasis
  5. Increases energy
  6. Increases circulation
  7. Quickens the healing of damaged/broken tissue
  8. Reduces masses (cysts, fibroids, spurs)

Where to get it:

  1. Acupuncturist
  2. Some chiropractor birmingham  and physical therapists “dry needle,” but know that they’ve been required to take only a few days worth of classes to get “certified”. In some states this has become illegal. Some are very good, but acupuncturists needle day in and day out, and have trained for years. It’s not their side gig, but what they do for a living.

Herbal Patches

HerbalPersonally, I LOVE herbal patches, liniments, salves and oils. There are many kinds from homeopathic to herbal waxed-infused (these are easy to make actually) to Chinese martial art formulas. They may be lotion-like, thicker, or in patch form. The patch is like a medicated band-aid, and there are some you can shower with and wear for several hours. Each of these work really well such as the cbd gummies. Herbs like safflower and cinnamon are often used because they are effective in moving blood circulation for pain relief. Any Whole Foods, natural pharmacy or acupuncturist can help you out with these pain relievers.

What it does:

  1. Reduces pain
  2. Increases circulation
  3. Reduces inflammation
  4. Quickens the healing of damaged/broken tissue
  5. Reduces masses (heel spurs, knots)

Where to get it:

  1. Whole Foods
  2. Natural Pharmacies using
  3. Acupuncturists
  4. Naturopathic Doctors
  5. Specialty herbal shops in your area

Cupping

CupBuzzFeedCupping therapy is used to move blood, relieve muscle and ligament pain and ward off illness. For the flame and fire fans, small glass cups are heated and placed on the skin, creating suction. The cups may then be left in place, or moved along the skin with the aid of a liniment. This is called sliding cups and it is often recommended by graduated doctors such as the doula program services doctors.

You will likely look like someone beat the living @#%! out of you where the cups were placed. That is merely the activation of blood, invigorated by the cups, and can even be diagnostic of having a deeper issue. As with gua sha, the longer the markings last, the deeper the issue and the more you might be in a holding pattern with the illness.

What it does:

  1. Reduces pain
  2. Increases circulation
  3. Opens pores to vent toxins/pathogens
  4. Moves upper respiratory illness through quicker
  5. Stimulates the lymphatic system
  6. Reduces inflammation

Where to get it:

  1. Acupuncturist
  2. Naturopathic Doctor (some)

Biopuncture

Bio plantBiopuncture is pretty gosh darn esoteric. It involves injecting a small amount of a natural homeopathic substance into a muscle or acupuncture point. Put simply, it literally bathes the ligament, muscle or tendon with the healing homeopathic juice or sometimes, a medical saline solution. It is a very direct approach to medical issues, that often yields quick results. This is an extremely safe alternative to cortisone shots, as the injected substances support the healing processes, as opposed to merely suppressing the pain. And best of all, it doesn’t have side effects.

What it does:

  1. Hydrates muscles and tissues
  2. Nourishes a compromised system, depending on what’s injected
  3. Reduces pain
  4. Reduces inflammation
  5. Quickens healing of damaged/broken tissue
  6. Resets pain patterns with homeopathy solutions

Where to get it:
This depends on your state laws, check Davis & Adams lawyers for more help.

  1. Medical doctor
  2. Chiropractor
  3. Acupuncturist
  4. Naturopathic Doctor

Homeopathy

Homeopathic medicationHomeopathy utilizes virtually any substance on the planet, dilutes it down, and then you take it internally. By substance, I mean arsenic, bark, snake venom, anything. For the real squeamish, I will include the following, just for you: Nosode is Greek for “disease”. A nosode is a homeopathic remedy that is made from a sick animal or person, using the diseased tissue itself. Like….cancer, gonorrhea, etc. Yes. True story.
Diluting the substance in homeopathy means taking one part of the plant/tissue/toxin and 99 parts water or alcohol. Shake. Then take one part of that and mix with 99 parts water or alcohol. Repeat.
The higher the number, the more diluted it has been- so a #30 has been diluted 30 times, and a #200 has been diluted 200 times! BUT! The theory in homeopathy is that the more diluted a solution is, the STRONGER it is considered to be.
It’s important to know a fairly common guideline in homeopathy treatments is this: “like treats like” so for example, you’re outside having a brewsky poolside when a bee stings your forehead- the remedy for this? Apis Mellifica which is made from bees.
A classical homeopath will know best to treat complex conditions.

What is does:
This is a partial list, as a full list is too long to include here.

  1. Works FAST
  2. Reduces masses (clots, bug stings, cysts)
  3. Nourishes a compromised system
  4. Reduces pain
  5. Reduces inflammation
  6. Quickens healing of damaged/broken tissue
  7. Resets pain patterns

Where to get it:

  1. Whole Foods
  2. Natural Pharmacy
  3. Naturopathic Doctor (some)
  4. Homeopaths
  5. Acupuncturists (some)

Nutrition

apples and pillsFood is your medicine after your general surgeon works it out for you. I repeat. FOOD IS YOUR MEDICINE. Our food comes from the soil. Our soils are becoming malnourished from over production. This means our foods are also nutritionally compromised. Which means we are too. This is exceptionally true with magnesium. For those with chronic pain, supplementing this can be very helpful. I have seen remarkable relief with this simple addition for people in pain. For those with inflammatory pain, turmeric is showing some strong traits in reducing inflammation and thereby, relieving pain. The list goes on here, depending on the cause of your pain. Never underestimate the value in consulting with a nutritionist. My only word of advice here: brand is everything. If you think you are saving money by getting the supplement brand that’s cheaper, you are actually likely wasting your money. There are vast quality differences. Stick to providers /stores that vet their brands for quality control, the ones that use high Drugstore Pharmacy Tech. This is important so your time and money are well spent.
What it does:

  1. What can a good diet and supplements not do?

Where to get it:

  1. Nutritionist
  2. Naturopathic doctor
  3. Several stores- see above for advice
  4. Chiropractor (some)
  5. Acupuncturist (some)

Rolfing

Oh how does one explain this. Rolfing’s® next of kin might be massage, but don’t get the two confused. Its goal is to improve your alignment and body functioning, as opposed to solely focusing on the presenting pain- which ultimately does in fact treat the presenting pain. How? You’ve got fascia (connective tissue) that connects and webs your whole system together. If your leg hurts, it might actually stem from your back or feet, etc. In Rolfing® your entire structure is addressed and attended to, breaking up fascia and then going deeper. From top to bottom, skin to bone, Rolfing® will go there.
What it does:

A lot, as Rolfing® works on many levels.

  1. Trains the muscles to move more efficiently and naturally
  2. Reduces pain
  3. Reduces inflammation
  4. Quickens the healing of damaged/broken tissue
  5. Properly aligns the spine and other areas
  6. Breaks up masses (knots, Morton’s neuroma)
  7. Increases flexibility
  8. Increases lymphatic circulation

Where to get it:

  1. Rolfers®. Straight up.
  2. Structural Integration may be the other verbiage you will see used.