Safe, Effective Ways to Relieve Pain Without Meds

Doctor holding glass of water and pills on white backgroundA good number of people are searching for alternatives for pain relief. There is a scarcity of information regarding the safety and effectiveness of these methods.

Key takeaways:

  • Medications for pain relief may produce unwanted side effects that compromise overall health.
  • Alternatives include yoga, tai chi, acupuncture, massage therapy and osteopathic manipulation.
  • The study provides excellent information for both patients and healthcare providers in managing chronic pain.

Several alternative approaches showed promise for providing safe and effective pain relief. They included acupuncture and yoga for back pain; acupuncture and tai chi for osteoarthritis of the knee; and relaxation techniques for severe headaches and migraine.

Read the full story here

http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/news/20160901/review-suggests-safe-effective-ways-to-relieve-pain-without-meds

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