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Tags: pain | arthritis | yoga | tai chi

Drug-Free Pain Relief Options

By Wednesday, 09 September 2020 04:37 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Pain sends more people to the doctor than any other ailment. But if you don’t want to take painkillers, there are other approaches that offer emotional as well as physical benefits.

Though certain types of movement can feel painful, especially if you’re in the midst of an osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis flare, some exercise disciplines are actually soothing.

Popular movement-based therapies include:

• Yoga combines breathing, meditation and stretching.

• Pilates uses a variety of exercises to strengthen muscles in the body’s core.

• Tai chi uses a set series of flowing postures, has shown promise for arthritis, fibromyalgia, and tension headaches.

Most types of exercise, even walking, release feel-good chemicals called endorphins. A physical therapist can create a workout program tailored to your needs and abilities.

Keep in mind that not every therapy is right for everyone or every condition. Take a trial-and-error approach, keep an open mind, and be patient.

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