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10 Unconventional Ways to Cope with Pain

10 Unconventional Ways to Cope with Pain

Ancient civilizations healed pain with sorcerers, herbs and rituals. Now, we have medications, physical therapy, surgery, and even more options, such as acupuncture and water aerobics. It’s best to talk with your doctor before trying a new treatment, but read on for some pain-fighting ideas that you may not have thought of before.

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