So just about all of us have experienced some type of back discomfort. The reasons are as varied as we all are. Whether it’s chronic or a result of negotiating slippery sidewalks, having this type of irritation is no fun! To alleviate these pains most people would do well to book a bodywork appointment – osteopathic manipulation is particularly effective. In addition, there are other supportive and healing things to consider that are quite simple.
Shedding some weight might be helpful to those who are carrying a few extra pounds which are exerting additional stress on the back. While a specific eating regimen might be advisable, at the very least consider foods in the allium (onion) family as they break down fats and aid in their elimination.
Often, back aches are associated with inflammation of surrounding tissues and build up of mucus. Turmeric, ginger, cardamon are all age-old spices that help to keep this type of aggravation in check. Similarly, consider increasing your intake of anti-inflammatory foods such as leafy green vegetables and decreasing your intake of foods that promote inflammation such as dairy and processed carbohydrates.
In the world of homeopathy (a natural similium-based healing modality), several remedies have been effective in combatting those pesky back pains. Arnica is, of course, one of the most well-treasured homeopathic remedies and is best for situations where actual physical trauma is the cause of discomfort. Rhus. Tox. is most recommended for conditions that are worsened by dampness and/or cold and where the pains actually get better from movement. In contrast, Bryonia might be considered where pains are worse from any type of movement. If there’s nerve damage or slipped discs in sciatica, Hypericum is a remedy that’s closely affiliated with this type of injury. These are all over-the-counter remedies, available in most health food stores/pharmacies. Taking the chosen remedy 2-3 times over the course of a couple of hours, if it’s the right remedy, will alleviate the symptoms (stop taking the remedy if there’s no improvement).
[boxibt style=”info”]Natasha Zarrin is a Holistic Health Counselor, certified by the Association of Drugless Practioners of America. Natasha graduated from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition as well as the Food Therapy program at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Food and Healing. With an M.B.A. and over a decade of experience working in international finance, Natasha is well versed in the intricacies and pressures of corporate lifestyles. Natasha’s relationship with food began as a casual love affair during her travels and as a fascination with different cultures. Since having a family and adjusting her own work/life balance, Natasha has come to understand that the interdependence between health and food has a profound impact on our lives.While finding balance through food has been the driver for Natasha’s practice, homeopathy is another healing dimension to which Natasha has been long drawn. To that end, Natasha is pursuing a degree in Homeopathy and is keen to share her knowledge with those who are interested. [/boxibt]