Millions of people are in pain every single day. Are you?
The kind of pain that is not caused by something specific and obvious, that which is unrelenting, hard-to-treat, causing long-term agony is called chronic pain and it takes an enormous toll on people’s lives, productivity, and happiness.
Chronic pain is defined as any discomfort that lasts three to six months or longer. Its source can be difficult to pinpoint and not something that a doctor can operate on or stitch up to heal. Treating chronic pain is a complex issue because there are numerous factors that contribute to its development and persistence, it’s most commonly diagnosed as Back Pain, Osteoarthritis, Sciatica, Fibromyalgia and Migraine to name just a few.
Just over one third of European households have at least one member aged 18 or over who suffers from pain (chronic or otherwise).
This debilitating pain can affect any part of the body and people of any age including children. The default method for treating pain has remained largely the same: prescription and over-the-counter painkillers. But sustained use of painkillers can lead to its own problems, as with any medication there are always potential nasty side effects.
If you suffer from any of the conditions mentioned above there may be more natural ways of relieving chronic pain successfully with therapies that don’t come in the form of a pill.
Contrary to popular belief, most instances of chronic pain do not actually originate in the muscles, bones, and tissues, but rather in the nerves, which means eating foods and taking herbs that promote central nervous system health may be a good approach to easing or getting rid of chronic pain for good.
Herbs and Spices:
Willow bark is a powerful painkilling herb that has been used for thousands of years in many cultures to treat pain and is used today to treat back pain, arthritis, headaches, and inflammatory conditions. Though it may not work as quickly as aspirin, willow bark is said to provide longer-lasting benefits without the harmful side effects. (http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/willow-bark-000281.htm)
Turmeric is known as an anti-inflammatory herb, unrivalled in its ability to treat arthritis, gout, autoimmune disease, sciatic, and other inflammatory conditions.
Magnesium is often recommended as a treatment for both muscle and nerve pain and has been shown to balance levels of a brain chemical known as NMDA that is responsible for transmitting pain throughout the nervous system.
Vitamin D deficiency is linked to a host of illnesses, including pain. Supplementing with vitamin D and regularly exposing your skin to natural sunlight just might be the remedy you need for easing chronic pain. (http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/)
Muscle and Nerve Massage:
Muscle and nerve massage encourages the body’s own system to enhance cell potential by stimulating the cell wall membrane, which in turn creates a process called ionic migration, which stimulates cell metabolism, increases oxygen absorption and accelerates the removal of toxic chemicals and waste from the bloodstream empowering the body to recover its self-healing capabilities.
Natural Supplements and Balms:
Celadrin® Accelerator Capsules and Celadrin® Accelerator Balm™ from Natures Naturals both contain a clinically-proven patented compound of esterified fatty acids. Published clinical studies on Celadrin have reported significantly positive results without any of the potential side effects of pharmaceuticals.
A brand new product from Natures Naturals called PainSolv® essential oils Activity Formula™ contains seven pure essential oils and when applied topically it acts by effectively regulating the temperature at the site of discomfort. This temperature regulation is what reportedly reduces the inflammation. The effects can be felt almost immediately, with most experiencing relief within 10 to 15 minutes of application.