PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 07, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Daphne Stidham
recognizes the pain and aches that the human body experiences. As a health coach for several years, she has been exposed to a wide range of ailments. Most people usually turn to an over-the-counter medicine to help relieve the pain. However, these drugs often have negative side effects on the human body. That is why experts have been researching alternative methods of treating pain.
An article in Chicago Now has revealed five tactics that can help the body ward off pain. Although a majority of the population expresses distrust in holistic therapy, these practices have shown amazing results in the past. Society had been utilizing these strategies for centuries before modern medicine was invented. Daphne Stidham and other health practitioners recommend that people turn to these methods before opening up the ibuprofen.
Yoga is a sport that improves flexibility and induces tranquility. Not only does it help reduce stress, it has numerous benefits to joint and muscle health. There are many poses and positions in yoga that are designed to help treat various pains. One such position is called Reverse Namaste, which has been proven to ease pain caused by carpal tunnel syndrome.
The next tactic to comfort pain is called Guided Imagery. This involves the patient imagining a scene of tranquility or peace. Similar to yoga, practitioners have utilized this practice to induce ease-of-mind and relaxation. This has been proven to help with anxiety, depression, and other various mental disorders. Guided imagery is often supplemented by soothing music or background noise.
Massage therapy is another great strategy for helping muscle and joint pain. Massage therapists are specially trained to pinpoint the parts of the body that have knots and twists. They work these tough spots out of the body, loosening the muscles. The relaxation associated with massages can help reduce stress since a lot of people tend to carry stress in their shoulders and backs.
Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of pain management, thought to have originated in 10,000 BC. Acupuncturists insert tiny needles into a person's body at various pressure points. There are numerous benefits to this therapy including pain reduction and stress management.
A healthy diet is the simplest, yet most effective way to treat pain. A lot of ailments are caused by eating something that is full of harmful chemicals or additives. Stomach pain especially is caused by a poor diet. According to the AARP, there are seven foods that can fight pain. These include red grapes, ginger, soy, turmeric, cherries, fish, and caffeine.
"If you live a healthy lifestyle, you'll experience a lot less pain," says Daphne Stidham. "People need to watch what they eat. Stick to the basic food groups and avoid eating fast food all the time. Try to get some exercise in at least five times a week, even if it's just a walk around the block. Yoga is also amazing at managing stress. And these are VERY stressful times."
Daphne Stidham recommends that people consult with a health coach for further questions about holistic pain treatment.
is a holistic health coach in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is a registered nurse with over 13 years of experience and a Doctorate in Natural Health. She attained her certification as an integrative health practitioner through Duke Integrative Medicine. Daphne is also a member of the International Coaching Federation. She serves as a food psychology and stress management coach. Daphne offers her services to individuals, businesses, workshops, and athletes. Her specialty lies in promoting wellness of the mind, body, and spirit.