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3. Massage Therapy

One of the oldest, ancient forms of healing, massage therapy is a great, natural option for anyone who suffers from pain and discomfort on a regular basis. Massage therapy offers holistic treatments to help release endorphins into the blood stream to help alleviate pain and to help you feel better. While this form of treatment is dependent on how frequently you get your massage, it is something to consider at least once per week. You can specify and individualize your massage by informing to the massage therapist that you prefer to have a specific area of your body to be worked on so if your hands are feeling painful, consider informing the therapist of this prior.

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4. Meditation and Mindfulness
The mind plays a major role in pain and healing and when the mind is not geared towards wellness then proper health cannot occur. This is a natural way to help alleviate some of the pressure in the body, while simply using your breath. The thought behind this (pun intended) is that your mindfulness approach to breathing exercises can help to keep your mental awareness free for overall healing. This may sound a bit vague, but those who meditate often and work on the breath tend to be healthier and more aware of the pain within, and similarly, they are able to overcome the condition better. Start by sitting in an upright position with the feet flat on the ground, eyes closed, and hands open on your thigh. Take slow inhales through the nose, allowing the diaphragm to expand beyond its capabilities (over about five seconds) and allow your exhale to be even slower through your mouth (about seven seconds). Do this for about ten minutes, allowing your mind to free itself and the pain to seep away from the joints.