According to a study by the Oxford University, brain scans tried to identify how religion or faith affected response to pain. It has been observed that spiritual people are more resistant to pain through the studies. This is because of a placebo effect as spiritual people tend to engage their ventromedial cortex and make the pain feel less threatening. Pain has been proven to be both a physical and mental condition and reducing the impact of pain mentally can help alleviate it.
Which of the following is a commonly used but harmful pain-relief solution?
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Opium-based pills are some of the most addictive and dangerous pills when it comes to pain relief medication. While opium has been used for thousands of years in ancient sciences, it has always been used for acute pain. Long-term use of opium can be dangerous. This is where you can look for Ayurveda pain solutions instead of buying over the counter opium-based pills. Consult an experienced Ayurveda doctor for effective pain relief.
Aromatherapy is just a placebo treatment method.
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Aromatherapy has been proven to work because the essential oils in traditional aromatherapy include ingredients like thyme, rosemary, and peppermint which are known to be highly effective in this regard. This helps create warmth in areas of pain, and you can use it in a diffuser, in a hot bath or even to your massage oil as per your personal preference. Oil massage is known to increase the blood flow through the body, and this is known as 'snehana' in Ayurveda, and you can learn to do it yourself at home regularly.
Which of the following is a lifestyle component of Ayurveda in pain management?
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Ayurveda recommends balanced activity, healthy diet and adequate sleep to ensure our pain sensitivity is as low as possible. Simple and positive human relationships and physical touch can help alleviate pain very effectively. It can help reduce the use of painkillers and other dangerous drugs meant to relieve pain and lead to a much healthier lifestyle. Try to identify changes in your routine you can make to lead to a healthier lifestyle.
Asanas help with pain relief.
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Asanas can be highly effective in alleviating pain. When in pain, we may not want to move around or stretch. Despite that, gentle asanas can help alleviate pain by mobilizing blood flow in the body. Even a few minutes of stretching in the mornings or evenings can help reduce pain to a great extent. It is however not recommended to perform asanas if you are in a serious medical condition and your physician has strictly advised you not to exert your body. Talk to you doctor and join a yoga class to learn those asanas that would be beneficial to your condition in particular.