10 Drug-free Remedies to Relieve Pain Now

At least 63 percent of women are achy right now -- try these easy tricks to soothe your sore spots (11 Photos)

Brenda Kearns on Mar 21, 2012 at 3:13PM

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10 Drug-free Remedies to Relieve Pain Now

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Daydream Your Pain Away

Spend 10 minutes each day relaxing in a quiet, comfy nook of your home while you visualize yourself in a peaceful setting and you’ll boost your brain’s production of the painkilling hormones serotonin and dopamine, say researchers at Johns Hopkins Medical Center. In fact, their studies show that people who spend a few minutes daily relaxing and dreaming about blissful retreats report 40 percent less pain overall -- and follow-up research shows that this simple trick can help soothe even chronic back, head and joint pain.

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