Natural Alternatives to Prescription Opioids
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, overdose deaths involving prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999 and more than half of the opioid overdose deaths involve a prescription opioid like OxyContin and Vicodin. If you are currently battling an addiction to prescription painkillers, it’s important to note that there are holistic alternatives that can use to help manage your pain. With the help of experienced addiction recovery specialists, you can learn new strategies for pain management that don’t involve prescription opioids.
3 Holistic Alternatives for Chronic Pain Management
- Meditate. If you’ve been dealing with chronic pain, you may have tried to actually run away from those feelings or numb yourself to the pain. Though, one of the most effective tools you can use for pain management is actually all about becoming more mindful and present. In one study funded by the National Institute of Health, research participants actually reported significant health benefits associated with mindful meditation including increased pain regulation through cognitive and emotional control.
- Eat more salmon, tomatoes and olive oil. While the cause of chronic pain varies, systemic inflammation is sometimes the culprit. While inflammation is a natural reaction in your body in response to infection or injury, chronic inflammation can actually cause discomfort and pain when your body starts to attack its own healthy cells. One way to combat an overactive inflammatory response is to eat foods that naturally calm your system.
- Prioritize sleep. In addition to reducing your risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke and obesity, getting enough sleep on a regular basis and also help by reducing the inflammatory markers associated with chronic pain.
Helping You Find Relief and Beat Your Addiction
We specialize in helping adults overcome addiction issues associated with chronic pain medications. At Champion Center, we can help you break free from your addiction and find alternative treatments to replace the use of opiates. To learn more about you can overcome an addiction to opioids and manage your pain in a healthful way, call us today: (844) 394-3767.