Favorite Spoonie Methods for Natural Pain Relief

By: Loolwa Khazzoom, Founder, Dancing with Pain

March 3rd, 2011 • Living with Chronic PainPrint Print

Today I asked my Spoonie Tweeples (Twitter pals who live with chronic health conditions) what they do for natural pain relief. I got a wide range of responses, but heat of some sort (bath or heating pad) seemed to top the list. Here’s what I got back, in their words:

  • “I go to the gym. If I am not feeling well, I walk very slowly, but going everyday helps me take my mind off the pain.”
  •  “Pilates. Hot baths. Acupuncture. Essential oils. Painting.”
  •  “Heat, whether a hot bath or a rice bag it works for me!”
  • “Orgasm! (Am I allowed to say that on public internet forum?)”
  • “Mediation and controlled breathing. I slow it down, focus on it, feel it. I focus on parts of my body to relax them, one at a time. Breathing in a purposeful way.”
  • “Ginger tea and skullcap capsules. Skullcap is an herb with sedative and pain relieving properties. Tastes icky, so I grind it and put in gelcaps.”
  • “Baths! Best relief with no pills, drugs, diet. Just lay back & let the hot H2O heal ya!”
  • “Sombra Natural Pain Relieving Gel.” Check out the accompanying blog post on this natural pain relief method!
  • “Heating pad.” (two votes)
  • “Heat.”

 What do you use for natural pain relief? Leave a comment here or join the discussion on Twitter, at the hash tag #dancingwithpain.


Felicia Fibro March 3rd, 2011

Besides the Sombra Natural Pain Relieving Gel, I also use heating pads, ice packs, braces, epsom salt baths, and massage.

sharon ostalecki March 3rd, 2011

Hi Loolwa,
I wanted to tell you I really enjoy reading your blog posts & tweets.  I also suffer with chronic pain & work very hard keeping the pain manageable.  Massage, walking & dancing (slow aerobics) helps me, also massage.
I work with Fibro patients, my practice is in nutrition & pain management.  I refer patients to your posts & tweets to share the impact dancing has made in your life.
I would be honored if you would consider writing a guest blog post for my blog.  I know my readers & patients would enjoy your insight & understanding of pain.
You are a blessing to all of us with pain.

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