As we all know, Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy, better known as PEMF, is a safe and natural way for pain relief. PEMF targets your body at a cellular level to stimulate cell metabolism and then reduce the pain. What’s more, there are none of the harmful side effects that commonly associated with prescription drugs and medical procedures. Proven in countless scientific studies to provide astonishing results, PEMF device like Mini Magic or Big Magic is the best choice for those who urgently need to relieve pain in a natural and safe way.
While using PEMF therapy for pain management, we also need to maintain a healthy diet to maximize the therapeutic effect of PEMF devices. In this blog, we will introduce to you 8 foods that can be regarded as a supplement of PEMF pain relief treatment.
Commonly used as a digestive aid, ginger is also an effective painkiller. It can offer relief from migraines, arthritis pain, muscle aches, pain caused by menstrual cramps and etc. According to a six-week study from the University of Miami, almost two-thirds of patients with chronic knee pain reported less soreness upon standing after taking a ginger extract. After walking 50 feet, those who consumed ginger also reported less pain and fewer painkiller demands than those taking a placebo. The latest research also suggests ginger may also help tackle post-workout pain.
“Ginger relieves pain by blocking an enzyme that’s a key component of the inflammatory process,” said investigator Christopher D. Black, Ph.D., assistant professor of kinesiology at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia. Two to three teaspoons per day should do the trick. “That’s not an overwhelming amount,” he said. “You could easily add that to a stir-fry or soup.”
Salmon is full of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to reduce arthritic pain, especially pain in the neck and back. Researchers find that the relief experienced from consuming omega-3s in the form of a fish oil supplement was comparable to the relief experienced from taking ibuprofen. In addition, salmon can also provide calcitonin, which has been shown in clinical studies to reduce the inflammation in joints and relieve pain from osteoarthritis. Two to three 3-ounce servings weekly are recommended.
According to the research on rats at the University of Arizona in Tucson which is supported by National Institutes of Health, turmeric, also known as curcumin, can reduce inflammation, ease the chronic pain of rheumatoid arthritis and inhibit the destruction of joints from arthritis.
There is a protein in our body called NF-kB. This protein activates the body’s inflammatory response and leads to achy joints. By inhibiting NF-kB, turmeric, just one tablespoon a day, could help with arthritis, joint pain, fibromyalgia and etc.
Investigators are still working out the optimal dose, but using turmeric as a spice in cooking is safe.
The menthol in mint prevents muscle spasms and helps with headache and IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). Botanist James A. Duke, Ph.D., author of The Green Pharmacy Guide to Healing Foods, recommends brewing 1 cup of mint tea daily for any type of pain.
5. Red Grapes
Red grapes contain resveratrol, a chemical compound that is thought to blocks the enzymes that contribute to tissue degeneration. In lab experiments at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, resveratrol has been shown to stop certain cells in the body from responding to the signals of inflammation. It means that red grapes could ultimately help fight pain such as back pain caused by cartilage damage.
A glass of wine daily is also recommended. “Resveratrol in red wine is far more easily absorbed due to the form it is in,” says researcher Xin Li, M.D., Ph.D., a biochemistry instructor at Rush.
Coffee can reduce pain-promoting compounds and amplify the effect of other pain relievers. “Caffeine helps reduce pain by narrowing the dilated blood vessels that develop with headaches,” says Andrew Weil, MD, founder and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. Caffeine can also reduce pain in those suffering from exercise-induced muscular injury and pain. Researchers at the University of Georgia showed that moderate doses of caffeine – equivalent to two cups of joe – reduced post-workout pain by almost 50 percent.
Eat some chocolate if you need relief from insomnia, muscle soreness, joint stiffness, and more. As we all know, over-the-counter painkillers, like ibuprofen, can create gastric erosion and ulcers. So chocolate is a safe and healthy alternative for pain relief. Cacao, the main ingredient of chocolate, can reduce inflammation from exercise or arthritis, and then relieve pain.
8. Tart Cherries
High amounts of antioxidants called anthocyanins are the key to tart cherries’ pain-fighting power. Anthocyanins can block inflammation and inhibit pain enzymes, just like aspirin, naproxen, and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories.
In a study conducted by U.S. Department of Agriculture, participants who ate 45 tart cherries a day for 28 days reduced their inflammation levels significantly. Studies show that anthocyanins in tart cherries protect against arthritis pain and reduce symptoms of muscle damage among athletes.
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