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4 Ways to Beat Monsoon-induced Body Pain

Woman suffering from shoulder painMonsoons are all about enjoying a steaming cup of tea with a plateful of pakoras by the bedroom window. The weather is finally pleasant after months of prickly, burning heat. However, despite the lovely breeze and the cool environment, monsoons bring forth intense body aches, laziness, fever and other small illnesses.

Patients suffering from osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are more prone to body aches. However, scientific research has revealed that since people’s bodies have to stabilize as per the atmosphere around them, it’s the muscles and joints that make an adjustment. Read more

Planning to Pop a Painkiller? Read This …

Painkillers and their side effectsThere’s no doubt that painkillers are the best way to beat chronic pain on its head.  You have muscle spasms, you pop a pill. Your neck hurts, you pop a pill. You have a headache, you pop a pill. In short, there’s a pill for every little ache and pain we suffer from, and all of us are guilty of reaching for those pills  way too often.

Although it’s become second nature to take painkillers (also commonly known as opioids) every time your body aches, it’s a practice that is frowned upon greatly by doctors and fitness experts. Their biggest concern is that very often people are ignorant of the side effects these pills can have on your body, especially when consumed over a long period of time.

Don’t believe us? Here are some common side effects of indiscriminate use of opioids.   Read more

Long massages – The key to Pain Relief

shutterstock_119142040A recent study published in ScienceDaily.com revealed that long-term massage therapy can help lower blood pressure, prevent colds, and enhance skin tone. In an age, where most people are undergoing mental and postural stress, this therapy seems like an effective go-to option.

You may spend an entire day in a spa every now and then thinking it’s doing you some good; but the truth is that ONLY provides relief for a short period of time. Long-term massages, on the other hand, come with numerous benefits and are, in fact, the effective key to pain relief. Read more