As the dictionary definition goes, pain may be defined as any uncomfortable or unpleasant sensation, as well as an emotional experience that is related to tissue damage in the body. The sensation of pain is what helps the body to react so as to prevent further damage to the tissue. Pain is felt when such a signal travels through the body’s intricate network of nerves to the brain where the signal is processed and the sensation is interpreted.
So, it is through this process that the brain receives information from the nerves located in the part of the body where the damage has been caused. The damage may be caused due to an injury, or it may be because something else is wrong, but whatever the reason may be, the brain processes the signals from the neurons, and then makes you feel pain.
It should be noted that pain is a very common condition. People can experience pain due to an innumerable number of reasons. For example, pain may be caused by falling down and injuring oneself, or by running too much in one day, or by spraining one’s ankle while climbing the stairs – the causes are literally countless. Older people experience more pain – and more frequently – than younger people, and women have a higher probability of experiencing pain than their male counterparts.
A person may experience one of two broad categories of pain. These are acute pain and chronic pain. Acute pain is what happens as a result of the body’s normal and immediate response to an injury. This type of pain starts abruptly and does not last for a long period of time. Chronic pain, however, is the category of pain that lasts for a longer period of time than the time it was expected to take for the injury or damage to heal. This type of pain typically lasts for more than three months.
In view of the above, pain has no singular or airtight definition. Any sensation, such as a dull ache, or a sharp piercing feeling or a stabbing sensation could be defined as pain. Likewise, pain can be mild, moderate or severe. Pain may be localised (i.e. felt in only one region or part of the body) or it may be widespread (i.e. felt all across the body).
Pain is a very common reason that people choose to visit a doctor. However, it is often hard to decide when to consult a doctor regarding pain. This is due to several factors, most notably the fact that different people have different pain tolerance levels. The human body, too, processes pain in different ways. Sometimes, a prevailing pain is not severe or serious, and may go away on its own. In other instances, action to relieve the pain may be required.
That being said, identifying pain and pinpointing its causes become all the more important so that the appropriate remedial actions can be taken without any delay. Needless to say, this helps to overcome the pain quickly. But did you know that there are some simple things you can do by yourself to keep pain at bay? Let’s talk about some of them!
1. Apply massage oils and balms
The pain relief oil India has to offer is very helpful in alleviating a variety of pains across the body. India’s very own traditional system of medicine – the Ayurveda – contains a treasury of natural treatments and cures. Sourced from nature and made with the best quality medicinal plants and herbs, Ayurvedic pain balm and pain oil, when massaged, helps the skin to absorb them more easily, which helps to stimulate blood flow, which in turn helps to relieve pain. There are plenty of oils and balms to choose from, so whatever pain you may be experiencing, there is a perfect oil or balm just for you.
2. Exercise regularly
It may come as a surprise to many, but by exercising regularly and maintaining a lifestyle that has a significant amount of physical movement, you can not only prevent the onset of pains but also minimise existing pains. For example, resting for too long may actually cause your pain to increase and also bring about an increased risk of injury later on. Exercising stimulates the release of endorphins, which are the human body’s natural mechanism to combat and alleviate pain. Physical movement helps to keep you fit and healthy, as it improves muscle tone and helps to keep the body flexible and agile.
3. Walk carefully and avoid falling
One of the easiest ways to prevent and minimise pain is to be careful while moving. Bruises, falls and sprains due to carelessness can easily get aggravated, and if you are already walking with such a condition, the need to be cautious is all the greater. Make sure your floors are dry, wear shoes that fit your feet and try not to run or skid as this will only increase your chances of injuring yourself. Keep your house well illuminated so that you can see where you walk, and ensure that random objects are not strewn around the floor as these increase your chances of tripping and falling. Use only firm and sturdy ladders, stools and other props when you need to obtain items in places that are difficult to reach.
4. Have a healthy diet
Eating right and following a healthy eating schedule will also help to prevent and combat pain. Maintaining a healthy diet in which high nutrition foods such as fruits, vegetables and items that contain natural fibre are consumed in a higher proportion than meats and foods rich in fats and carbohydrates will contribute tremendously to leading a life with minimal pain. This is because the ingredients contained in these beneficial foods contain properties that help to reduce inflammation and alleviate existing chronic pains.
5. Consult a psychologist (if needed)
Physical pain and mental pain are interconnected. This is why when a person is experiencing physical pain, they will never be seen to be cheerful and in good spirits. When in pain, people are certain to display emotions such as anger, sadness, frustration, despair and helplessness. Pain is a sensation that has the ability to destroy people’s moods, make them more irritable and even potentially alter their personality. Pain also has the potential to disrupt sleep. All these effects take a toll on a person’s overall health and can even damage relationships with other people. Therefore, psychological treatment goes a long way in making pain feel at least a little more tolerable as it helps people acquire skills to cope with and handle the problems that pain causes.
KMP Ayurvedic is committed to your health and wellbeing, and is proud to offer you the finest personal care products. As one of the leading brands, KMP’s pain oil and pain balm uses all natural ingredients that are guaranteed to be of the highest quality.