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6 Drug-Free Ways to Relieve Pain

By Debra Rodzinak

The popularity of seeking drug free paths to wellness has been increasing over the last few decades and is now at an all-time high.  The dependence on prescription drugs is devastating and many people are averse to taking any type of pain relieving medication as a first stop.  For those looking to reduce pain chemicals and stress in the body, some ways include:

  • Hypnosis
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic


Once thought of as a comedy act in Las Vegas, hypnosis is now in the forefront to help people with particular addictions.  Weight issues, smoking, and stress are just a few of the problems that hypnosis has helped people overcome.


As more and more people are learning the benefits of meditation, the popularity of this once mystical practice is coming to the forefront.  There are many apps that allow users a guided path to the art of meditation.  Just your phone and a dark room are all that are needed.


Yoga is so popular that there are new versions of this beneficial practice popping up all over the country.  Hot yoga, mommy and baby yoga, and even yoga for the elderly are being found in cities nationwide.  With the numerous benefits of yoga, people are finding out just how fun and relaxing yoga can be.


Just like yoga, massage specialists are popping up everywhere.  Those who specialize in sports massage, pregnant women massage, and adolescent massage have gained popularity due to the overall increase in demand for massage.  No longer is massage limited to the occasional spa day or a cruise activity.  Those seeking relief from stress and muscle tension are flocking weekly to their local masseuse.


Although not for everyone, acupuncture has been shown to help relieve many health problems.  Western medicine, for many years, rolled their collective eyes at the success of acupuncture, but recently the medical community and researchers alike have been more open to the value of acupuncture. 


Widely accepted as a viable form of treatment for skeletal and muscle issues, chiropractic has exploded onto the health care scene.  For those who are looking for a drug-free path to wellness, the experts at The Joint work with patients to develop a path to wellness that does not involve drugs or surgery. 

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.



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