Arnica is when actual physical trauma is the cause of discomfort/Rhus.Tox is for conditions worsened by cold, dampness and pains that feel better with movement/Bryonia is when pains worsen from any type of movement/Hypericum is when there’s nerve damage or slipped discs in sciatica. Turmeric, ginger, onion and cardamom help reduce back pain.
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.
Nutritional Advise For Reducing Back Pain
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, backaches are associated with inflammation of surrounding tissues and buildup of mucus. Turmeric, ginger, cardamom 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.
Homeopathic Remedies For Back Pain
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 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).
Guest post by Natasha Zarrin, H.H.C.