If you’re like most people with chronic pain, you’ve been looking for relief for a while. You may have tried drugs like tramadol and oxycodone, but found the side-effects too severe. You may not be a match for shots or surgery.

Fortunately, there are well-researched holistic paths to supporting chronic pain relief.

We at Healing Lab are constantly reviewing and incorporating the latest research on natural chronic pain support to complement our client’s current medications and other treatments. Below are some of the top tips that you can start using today.

If you’re like most people with chronic pain, you’ve been looking for relief for a while. You may have tried drugs like tramadol and oxycodone, but found the side-effects too severe. You may not be a match for shots or surgery.

Fortunately, there are well-researched holistic paths to supporting chronic pain relief.

We at Healing Lab are constantly reviewing and incorporating the latest research on natural chronic pain support to complement our client’s current medications and other treatments. Below are some of the top tips that you can start using today.

Downloadable Resources

Healthy Coping Poster

Looking for some reminders for some healthy coping skills when those flares pop up unexpectedly? This is the poster for you! Save it to your phone or computer and print it out for your fridge or your wall or just have it to look at digitally when you need it most.

Pain Scale Images

Do you find that when you go to the doctor the pain scale just isn’t sufficient? Or that you want something that suits your specific situation a little better? Here are a few we like that you can download and take with you to use that might help describe your pain in a more effective way to the medical community. (they might make you chuckle too…)

Downloadable Resources

Healthy Coping Poster

Looking for some reminders for some healthy coping skills when those flares pop up unexpectedly? This is the poster for you! Save it to your phone or computer and print it out for your fridge or your wall or just have it to look at digitally when you need it most.

Pain Scale Images

Do you find that when you go to the doctor the pain scale just isn’t sufficient? Or that you want something that suits your specific situation a little better? Here are a few we like that you can download and take with you to use that might help describe your pain in a more effective way to the medical community. (they might make you chuckle too…)

If you’re ready to begin leveraging holistic lifestyle shifts to support your arthritis care, you’re in the right place. 

In the Arthritis: Natural Care and Prevention weekly guide, you’ll learn the fundamentals of holistic arthritis care. Each week, we’ll send you one chapter that highlights a powerful natural tool you can begin using through small, easy steps starting today. 

Topics feature essential lessons on the science of vitamin K and where to find it, gentle exercises to stabilize and strengthen your joints, turmeric, omega-3s, and more!

If you’re ready to begin leveraging holistic lifestyle shifts to support your arthritis care, you’re in the right place. 

In the Arthritis: Natural Care and Prevention weekly guide, you’ll learn the fundamentals of holistic arthritis care. Each week, we’ll send you one chapter that highlights a powerful natural tool you can begin using through small, easy steps starting today. 

Topics feature essential lessons on the science of vitamin K and where to find it, gentle exercises to stabilize and strengthen your joints, turmeric, omega-3s, and more!

Allies

Accupuncture

Janet Thomson, L.Ac.
Inspire Family Accupuncture

(510) 255-0025
523 47th St
Oakland, CA 94609
www.inspireacu.com

Chiropractic

Dr Melissa Crago 
(510) 394-5035
5330 College Avenue, Suite 210
Oakland, CA 94618
team@oaklandlifechiro.com
www.oaklandlifechiro.com

Allies

Accupuncture

Janet Thomson, L.Ac.
Inspire Family Accupuncture

(510) 255-0025
523 47th St
Oakland, CA 94609
www.inspireacu.com

Chiropractic

Dr Melissa Crago 
(510) 394-5035
5330 College Avenue, Suite 210
Oakland, CA 94618
team@oaklandlifechiro.com
www.oaklandlifechiro.com

Supplements

Omega 3

Research has shown that Omega 3’s can help reduce inflammation in the body.
Fish like salmon, mackerel and sardines are good sources of Omega 3.

If you don’t eat fish, are vegan or want to reach your recommended daily dose with supplements these are our suggestions:

Omegagenics EPA-DHA 500

iwi Omega 3 – mini (vegan)

Vitamin K

Research has found that Vitamin K is critical to bone and cartilage health.
Green leafs such as spinach, brussel sprouts, broccoli or kale help prevent joint issues that might increase your pain.

We recommend taking both k1 and k2. If you’re on blood thinners, be sure to talk to your doctor before increasing your Vitamin K intake. This is our recommended brand:

Garden of Life Vitamin Code RAW K-Complex

Turmeric

Turmeric contains curcumin, an anti-inflammatory compound that research has shown may help ease pain.
There are many ways to introduce turmeric in your diet, but make sure you mix it with a little pepper to activate the curcumin.

If you want supplements to reach your recommended dose, we suggest this brand:

Thorne Curcumin Phytosome

Supplements

Omega 3

Research has shown that Omega 3’s can help reduce inflammation in the body.
Fish like salmon, mackerel and sardines are good sources of Omega 3.

If you don’t eat fish, are vegan or want to reach your recommended daily dose with supplements these are our suggestions:

Omegagenics EPA-DHA 500

iwi Omega 3 – mini (vegan)

Vitamin K

Research has found that Vitamin K is critical to bone and cartilage health.
Green leafs such as spinach, brussel sprouts, broccoli or kale help prevent joint issues that might increase your pain.

We recommend taking both k1 and k2. If you’re on blood thinners, be sure to talk to your doctor before increasing your Vitamin K intake. This is our recommended brand:

Garden of Life Vitamin Code RAW K-Complex

Turmeric

Turmeric contains curcumin, an anti-inflammatory compound that research has shown may help ease pain.
There are many ways to introduce turmeric in your diet, but make sure you mix it with a little pepper to activate the curcumin.

If you want supplements to reach your recommended dose, we suggest this brand:

Thorne Curcumin Phytosome

Movement

We know it can be tough to exercise with chronic pain, which makes it hard to move much at all. But there are ways you can still reap the benefits of physical activity for both your general health and pain relief.

The best exercises are low-impact. Walking, swimming, tai chi, pilates, and biking are all great options.

Avoid high-impact exercises, like running or high intensity training.

How vigorous? In general, aim for being able to talk, but not sing.

Try warming up with gentle movements for at least 5-10 minutes.

Apply gentle heat before activity, and ice after for up to 20 minutes each.

Feeling sore 2 hours later? You may have overdone it. Give your joints a chance to recover, and do less next time.

*Be sure to discuss your plans with your doctor before beginning a new exercise program.

Want more? The Mayo Clinic has an excellent guide on exercise for arthritis.

Movement

We know it can be tough to exercise with chronic pain, which makes it hard to move much at all. But there are ways you can still reap the benefits of physical activity for both your general health and pain relief.

The best exercises are low-impact. Walking, swimming, tai chi, pilates, and biking are all great options.

Avoid high-impact exercises, like running or high intensity training.

How vigorous? In general, aim for being able to talk, but not sing.

Try warming up with gentle movements for at least 5-10 minutes.

Apply gentle heat before activity, and ice after for up to 20 minutes each.

Feeling sore 2 hours later? You may have overdone it. Give your joints a chance to recover, and do less next time.

*Be sure to discuss your plans with your doctor before beginning a new exercise program.

Want more? The Mayo Clinic has an excellent guide on exercise for arthritis.

Energy Healing

Although many still consider it woo, energy healing has been researched since the 1970s, showing impressive results on humans, plants, animals, and cells. Randomized placebo-controlled trials on energy healing have shown increased mobility and decreased pain with little-to-no side effects.

You can think of it this way. Energy (or chi) is produced by all living cells. You may have felt energy in this way if you’ve taken Tai Chi classes. Energy healing works by adjusting the energy surrounding these cells to promote healing.

When seeking out an energy specialist for your arthritis, look for someone you can trust, who stands behind their work and has a 100% money-back guarantee. You should only pay if you love the results.

Energy Healing

Although many still consider it woo, energy healing has been researched since the 1970s, showing impressive results on humans, plants, animals, and cells. Randomized placebo-controlled trials on energy healing have shown increased mobility and decreased pain with little-to-no side effects.

You can think of it this way. Energy (or chi) is produced by all living cells. You may have felt energy in this way if you’ve taken Tai Chi classes. Energy healing works by adjusting the energy surrounding these cells to promote healing.

When seeking out an energy specialist for your arthritis, look for someone you can trust, who stands behind their work and has a 100% money-back guarantee. You should only pay if you love the results.