If you suffer with nagging aches and pains and don't want to take painkilling drugs anymore, there are other natural pain treatments that you can use. And best of all, they are very cost effective and have almost immediate results. I want you to be able to start reducing the pain you feel right now in the next few hours.

Here are my top 3, tips for quickly relieving any kind of pain whether it is chronic or whether it is acute due to an injury.

1. Apply gentle massage:
You do not need to be a trained massage therapist to do this. Simply knead the painful area with your thumbs for around ten minutes. You will immediately start to stimulate the blood flow and encourage more oxygen and pain killing hormones to the area.
Massage soothes muscle pain and encourages healing in damaged tissues, BUT the effects are only short term and ideally you should aim to massage the area gently for ten minutes 4 times a day. If you are unable to massage with your hands, (because you have pain and stiffness in your fingers) you can use a special Nukkles massager or an Omni ball massager instead.

2. Use hot and cold packs:
You can place a hot pack on your painful area for 5-10 minutes and follow it immediately with a cold pack for another 5-10 minutes. Heat not only warms the area, but the warmth dilates your blood vessels allowing more nutrient rich blood to flow. Heat also soothes and relaxes sore and aching muscles.
A cold wrap will continue to soothe a painful area and help to reduce swelling. You should always use heat and cold together as heat can agitate swelling and the cold will eliminate any agitation caused.

I never advocate using heat alone ALWAYS use heat followed directly by cold.

If you don’t have a special microwaveable/freezable hot/cold gel pack you can simply put hot, not boiling, water in a hot water bottle (with a cover) and place on your area of pain. Then follow this by placing a bag of frozen peas (or any other frozen vegetable). Always wrap the frozen vegetable in a towel to prevent an ice burn.

3. Take high strength Vitamin C everyday.
If you don’t already take high strength vitamin C tablets each day you should start straight away. Vitamin C does a lot more than just help you to ward off coughs and colds. It is actually one of the main vitamins needed to maintain cartilage, ligament and disc strength.
Taking a maximum strength 1000 mg vitamin C tablet (available from most chemists) each day will help to rebuild your discs and strengthen the ligaments. Over a period of time your facet (vertebrae) joints will become stronger and more mobile.

By following the above advice you will save yourself a lot of money that you would have spent on drugs. Plus enjoy a healthier body which is chemical free.

Author's Bio: 

Debbie Shimadry is the managing director of leading natural pain treatments company world of magnets. Interested in natural healing, visit the magnetic therapy pain relief blog where you can get expert advice from qualified magnetic therapists or visit the Magnetic Therapy Council to learn about magnetic healing.