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Guest Post – How To Naturally Treat Trauma Injuries
It is never easy for people to try to recover from certain trauma injuries. With the stress brought by the cost of medical bills, difficulties in post-op care and physical rehabilitation, treating the physical and mental pain can be overwhelming.
The term “trauma” can sometimes be identified with mental distress or a disturbing psychological experience. But trauma can also mean injuries such as wounds, fractured bones, or internal damage that cause physical disabilities.
Often times, individuals who experience physical damage also suffer from psychological stress due to shock or unexpected lifestyle change that was brought about by the injury. On the bright side, there are certain alternative treatments and at-home care methods you can use to help you feel some pain relief.
Below are some of the best natural treatments you can use to heal your trauma injuries:
The benefits of taking fish oil does not only improve your heart health, it does much more than that. According to Michael Cronin, ND, a naturopathic physician in Scottsdale, Az., it also plays a vital role in pain management because of it anti-inflammatory properties. In one study, patients suffering from back and neck pain were asked to take 1200mg of fish oil capsules per day. The results showed that the 125 patients who went through with this study have reported back and said that they stopped taking their pain medications after taking fish oil for 75 days.
Turmeric is basically a root turned into a pulverized spice powder used in Asian cuisine. It is often found in many spicy Indian dishes. Studies have shown that turmeric in supplementation can alleviate the physical pain brought about by inflammation-related diseases. It is also a good alternative in relieving pain caused by past bone injuries. This remedy is popular among those who are suffering from arthritis and other joint injuries. Side effects of turmeric capsules are not very common, but some claim they experienced mild stomach cramps during the first few days of taking it, but this effect is rare.
Glucosamine and Chondroitin
This is a combination supplement usually used to repair damaged cartilage. According to Mayo Clinic, this is a natural compound that can support repair and build up cartilage cells to treat injuries caused by certain health conditions or physical trauma. In fact, this is a supplement widely used by individuals who are suffering from osteoarthritis. According to the New England Journal of Medicine, 53% of glucosamine and chondroitin users say that their joint and back pain have decreased by half.
Meditation has been used to help treat physical and mental pain by channeling out negative energies of the body. Meditation is not scripted. Though you may get instruction on how to meditate, you are doing the actual meditation using your own mind. If done right, this can quell away the mental and physical pain you are suffering from.
In fact, a recent research experiment was done on 109 individuals suffering from chronic pain who underwent “mindfulness meditation programs”. They have found that those who performed the meditation religiously reported they experienced some relief from physical pain, anxiety and depression. They claimed that their quality of life has improved compared to the time when they had not started meditating yet.
Trauma injuries can be relatively minor. A few examples of these are cuts, wounds, bruises, or sprained ankles. Though these are considered less traumatic, they may still bring about terrible pain and discomfort. For other more serious trauma injuries like extreme bone fracture, concussion, or severed body parts, they will require a more in-depth kind of treatment.
The natural remedies mentioned above can only support the healing process of the body. Yes, they are effective, but it does not mean you should disregard your doctor’s opinion about your health. Remember that if you decide to heal yourself naturally, always consult his opinion first to determine if these natural treatments can help support your body’s physical and mental stress.
Katrina Rice is a mom and a freelance writer. She strongly believes in the concept of holistic wellness through healthy and natural living, travelling and immersing one’s self in new activities. A self-proclaimed health enthusiast, she hopes to inspire more people to do the same.