Top 5 Pain Relief Treatments

Relieve your chronic pain without medication or another visit to the doctor.

Top 5 Pain Relief Treatments

Chronic pain medications dragging you down? If you’re looking for relief when ibuprofen just won’t cut it but don‘t want the side effects of stronger medication, we have the top alternatives for natural pain relief. From ingredients that target inflammation to techniques that utilize the brain’s underrated healing abilities, there are many cost-effective and efficient methods for treating conditions such as arthritis, muscle pain, and even back pain. Here are the top five proven treatments that will leave you happier, healthier, and pain-free.

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Fish Oil

Known for its anti-inflammatory properties, fish oil works like a charm breaking down chemicals and active lipid compounds called prostaglandins to reduce painful swelling. Especially for those suffering from arthritis, research has shown that omega-3 fish oil supplements worked just as well as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in reducing arthritic pain, and can actually be a safer alternative to NSAIDs. In some cases, those with neck and back pain have even been able to lower their dosage of prescription painkillers.

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7 Essential Items to Have for a Pandemic Date, According to a Relationship Expert

Celebrity divorce attorney and relationship expert Vikki Ziegler says you should treat COVID-19 like an STD.

Just when we thought relationships and dating could not get any more complicated, the pandemic took this matter to a whole new level. Celebrity divorce attorney and relationship expert, Vikki Ziegler receives an abundance of questions about this exact topic, every single day. Her fans and followers message her via her social media channels, in the hopes of finding the right way to safely date during these times. So, if this topic has crossed your mind, rest assured you are not alone.

For those who used to "swipe left and right," on the regular, Vikki recommends slowing down for the time being, no matter what type of antibacterial wipes are being used between your swipes. Serial dating during COVID-19 can be dangerous and also very selfish at the same time. This might be a good time to either take a break from dating altogether, or invest more time in one relationship and being monogamous, at least for right now. "Everyone should treat COVID-19 as they do an STD, while dating and practice safe EVERYTHING, even beyond just intimacy," says Ziegler. "This will simplify the process and make the do's and don'ts much less complex."

She recommends that new partners keep the dating virtual prior to both being tested and or having the vaccine. "Screendating" can still be both fun and safe at the same time. She suggests that you still wear your favorite new dress, get that fresh haircut or blowout and act as though you are still going out, even if the date is happening in the privacy of your own home. She has suggested some ideas such as virtual movie nights, happy hours, cooking classes, and the most obvious, the at-home and virtual dining date. This would entail both partners ordering food to each of their respective homes, but using the same menu as if they were dining in person.

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