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With addiction and overdosing being two words that keep popping up in news stories these days, I thought this would be a good blog to write to help you with pain you might have.

Health.com has compiled a list of natural painkillers that work. Nobody likes to be in pain, but I think that taking pills should be an absolute last resort. Check out these natural painkillers:

Acupuncture
Research shows that this technique, a staple of traditional Chinese medicine, may help reduce the frequency of tension headaches and relieve chronic pain in the lower back, new, and knees.

Chiropractic
Chiropractic treatment involving spinal manipulation may work as well as conventional care for lower back pain for up to 18 months, per a study funded by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). And a review of research found that the technique may be helpful for neck pain and migraines as well.

Yoga
Another study funded by the NCCIH revealed that people with chronic lower back pain who too up Iyengar yoga, a practice that focuses on proper alignment, experienced decreased discomfort and less disability after six months.

Massage
Not only does it feel amazing, but research has shown that this manual manipulation of muscles, ligaments, and tendons can help alleviate chronic lower back and neck pain, as well as knee pain from osteoarthritis.

[via: Health.com]

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