2 Tips to Relieve Chronic Pain Without Drugs

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Hi, I'm Dr. Oz. Here are two of my top tips for drug free pain relief, especially from chronic pain. First up, just listen. Not just to me right now, I mean, listen to music. If you are tightly wound up from the incessant nagging of your pain, tuning in has been proven to provide relief. Listening to music relaxes and distracts your body and brain taking attention away from the pain, and listening to music helps make you smarter too.

What a great side effect of this technique. Now, personally, I like soothing spa style meditation music, speaking of which, mindful meditation is another great self-calming technique to help relieve pain. Just sit quietly, eyes closed, and focus only on how each breath feels in, out, in, out, and when other thoughts intrude, gently refocus on breathing.

After 10 minutes or so, begin to notice your surroundings as you quietly breathe. Go about your day with this feeling of calm awareness, and you will find your joint pain isn't running your over. Two great drug free pain relief tips. For more ways to live better, watch all of our smart health tips, right here.