Combining Kratom and Alternative Therapies

 

For millions of people, kratom is a miracle herb that has helped them get their lives back. And that is because kratom can help combat pain, relieve the symptoms of depression and anxiety, increase energy, and even alleviate the symptoms of opiate withdrawal. But the combination of kratom and alternative therapies could improve your symptoms at a higher level. And all that without jeopardizing your health! Let’s find out more about complementary and alternative therapies.

 

What does Kratom Do?

 

The leaves of kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) contain alkaloids and other elements that act on the mu and delta receptors in your body. As a result, kratom will have the following effects:

  • Analgesia (pain relief)
  • Relaxation
  • Euphoria
  • A sense of well-being
  • Stimulation and a boost of energy
  • Stress relief

That is why so many people use kratom in order to fight chronic pain, anxiety, depression, insomnia or even to mitigate the cravings of opiate withdrawal.

 

Kratom and Alternative Therapies

 

Why should you combine kratom and alternative therapies? The answer is very simple: to feel better. Period. These therapies and techniques will not cure your diseases, but they might improve your symptoms drastically and enhance your overall health. So, by using kratom and applying your techniques, you could definitely feel much better. Moreover, if the symptoms of your condition improve, you could even reduce your kratom dosage.

 

Yoga

 

Yoga is much more than simply exercising. By learning yoga postures (asanas), breathing patterns, and mantras you also learn to know yourself better, both physically and mentally.

Practicing yoga will help you:

  • Increases your neuroplasticity. That means that your brain is more capable to create and modify neuronal connections following your experiences and what you learn.
  • Feel happier. By practicing yoga, the blood flow to your brain will improve and your serotonin, dopamine, and endorphin levels will increase. As a result, you will feel better, happier. This also means that by combining kratom and yoga the feelings of euphoria and well-being will also improve.
  • Relieve anxiety and stress. Yoga’s asanas and breathing exercises will help you achieve relaxation more easily. Furthermore, practicing yoga regularly will also reduce your cortisol levels. This will help you relieve stress and anxiety.
  • Relieve pain. Yoga will help you strengthen your bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Moreover, yoga’s asanas can also help you relieve back pain.
  • Fight fatigue. Yoga will also help you get an energy boost and feel more motivated.

 

Acupuncture

 

Acupuncture has been part of traditional Chinese medicine for over 2,500 years. This method consists of stimulating certain points in your body by placing thin needles on them. It is not clear how acupuncture works, it could have a neurological foundation. But even though there is not much scientific evidence that confirms its effectiveness, the truth is that millions of people claim that this technique is helping them relieve pain. Moreover, acupuncture could also help fight stress and anxiety.

Therefore, the combination of kratom and acupuncture could help you relieve pain, stress, and anxiety.

 

A woman placing acupuncture needles on a hand

 

Mindfulness

 

Mindfulness is a meditation method that consists of becoming fully aware of what is happening or what you are doing. For example, a common mindfulness practice implies becoming fully aware of your breath.

This technique es very helpful to fight anxiety and depression, since it prevents your mind from wandering around. As a result, you will avoid obsessive or negative thoughts that can trigger the symptoms of depression or anxiety. Moreover, mindfulness can also help you manage your pain better (for instance, with the body scan technique). But it can also help chronic pain patients to improve their emotional and mental state. And mindfulness is also a good technique to fight insomnia.

One of the best things about mindfulness is that it is very easy to practice. You will not need any special training or equipment. There are plenty of guides online and on YouTube.

 

Osteopathy

 

Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy that focuses on your musculoskeletal system. The aim of osteopathy is to improve not only the affected area but your whole body and your overall health. Thanks to osteopathy, you will be able to relieve pain, relax, and to improve your quality of life.

Furthermore, irritable bowel syndrome patients could also find relief in osteopathy. So, if you are using kratom to cope with IBS, you will find that osteopathy could help you improve your symptoms.

If you want to try osteopathy, it is recommendable you visit the American Academy of Osteopathy to find an osteopathic physician.

 

A woman during an osteopathy session

 

Nutrition

 

Watching your diet is also key to enhance your overall health, fight pain, and relieve the symptoms of anxiety and depression. If you take kratom, but you don’t watch your food, quite likely the improvement will not be so noticeable. Your food is the energy source of your body. Moreover, the nutrients you get through your food could help you feel less pain, relax or even feel happier. But also, there are some foods that could worsen the symptoms of your conditions. What can you do to improve your health with food?

  • Make sure you ingest enough magnesium and vitamin D: Vitamin D and magnesium are crucial to keeping a good bone and muscle health. Also, a deficiency of these nutrients could worsen the symptoms of depression.
  • Don’t abuse sugar: High levels of sugar worsen the symptoms of mental conditions and issues, such as anxiety, depression, and even schizophrenia. Sugar also raises irritability and stress levels and could mimic the symptoms of a panic attack. Moreover, sugar inflammatory properties could also be a cause of pain.
  • Eat foods rich in omega-3: Omega-3 is a fatty acid that can help you boost your mood and has anti-inflammatory effects. Therefore, by consuming nuts and fish like salmon or sardines you will be improving your well-being.

 

More Things that You Can Do

 

Other than combining kratom and alternative therapies, there are other things that you can do to improve your overall health, feel better, get a boost of energy, and fight pain, depression or anxiety. Walking outdoors (especially in nature), hanging out with friends and family, finding a hobby, or helping others are only some of the things that you can to achieve well-being.

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