Struggling to keep your New Year’s Resolution or normal gym routine because of muscle and joint aches and pains? Such pains are sadly common, especially for people who regularly work out and exercise. Thankfully, you don’t have to accept pain as a status quo. There are many treatments available, some natural some not.
But if you’re like the staff at QiVantage, you’d rather avoid the chemicals, prescriptions, and everything else. Fortunately, there are natural solutions to relieving the aches and pains. Yes, that includes our all natural injury healing kits, but those aren’t the only natural muscle and joint pain relief treatments available.
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Get Hot and Cold
One of the easiest and most effective ways to provide pain relief is to take a hot shower. Or use an ice pack. Ironically, both hot and cold can provide pain relief. Cold compacts can reduce swelling as well and are especially good for treating joint pain. Hot presses often work best on muscle pains, but a hot electric blanket could keep your joints loose at night as well.
Make Sure Your Diet Includes Healthy Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids are believed to reduce joint stiffness and pain. So if your joints are aching, try adding omega-3 fatty acids to your diet. Gamma-linolenic acid, or GLA for short, is also believed to help. Both of these fatty acids can be obtained through supplements. Of course, it’s wise to check with your doctor before taking supplements.
Take Natural Supplements
In fact, many natural supplements are believed to provide pain relief and speed up the healing process. Some of the supplements that are believed to be the most effective at treating and healing muscle and joint pain are:
Zingiberis officinalis, Morus alba (Bark), Triticum spp., Morus alba (Leaf), Mentha haplocalyx, Stephania tetrandra, Paeonia veitchii, Clematidis, Achyranthis bidentatae, Pueraria lobata, Salvia miltiorrhiza, Alumen, Cinnamomi ramulus, Artemisia argyi, Mentha piperita, Saposhnikovia divaricata, Eucalyptus globules, Vinegar.
Sound like a lot? That’s actually the ingredient list for our muscle and joint natural healing pack! You can apply our packs directly to your sore muscles and joints for relief and healing!
Rest and Respite
Finally, if you’re sore, consider skipping the gym and engaging in less taxing exercise. That might mean a walk in the park or a dip in the pool. If possible, you should continue your routine in regards to time spent working out. But instead of a hard 45 workout, take a 45 walk or swim.
If your pain is severe, of course, you should consult a doctor or other medical professional. Your pain may be the sign of a serious injury or medical complication.