Yoga is now among the American Pain Foundation’s recommended treatment for back pain! Yes, to reduce pain one need not to always take drugs or medicines.
Medicines may give temporary relief or can be good at getting rid of pain. However, for many, consuming drugs is an unpleasant experience because of side effects. Longer term use of pain killers has adverse effect on the body.
People who suffer from chronic pain and other types – fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis etc. feel fed up of consuming drugs to control pain. In fact, in recent years people are looking at alternate techniques to get relief from pain and they want to be independent of the drugs and pain medication.
We know that body and mind related. If our mind heals it heals body too. Thus, mind and body therapy has the capacity to alleviate pain by changing the way we perceive it.
Our feel for pain depends on our emotions, genetic makeup, lifestyle and experience. To get relief from pain discomfort alternate therapies such as meditation and yoga can help.
There are enumerable number of instances where people have recovered from pain by practicing yogic techniques.
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