Anytime you have a headache, toothache, or back pain, your first instinct is to pop a pill or two. Conventional medication works, there is no doubt about it, but what are these pills doing to you beneath the surface? Many people nowadays rely so heavily upon medication that they risk causing further damage to their bodies.
Over time, you need to take more and more of the medicine to have the same pain-killing effect. Chronic pain is extremely difficult to manage because it can be caused by a variety of conditions and is usually secondary to the main issue causing the pain. If you want some ideas to manage your pain naturally, here are four easy options to experiment with.
Essential oils are made from the petals, roots, and stems of certain plants. Through steam distillation, highly fragrant substances are pulled out of the plants. Essential oils have been used for a few centuries already and have been found helpful in combating a variety of health conditions. Targeting inflammation, stress, insomnia, and even breathing problems, essential oils are extremely effective against chronic pain.
Whether you suffer from chronic daily headaches or are battling cancer or painful inflammation, certain essential oil flavors are more effective than others. Lavender is at the top of the list with its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. The second best is rosemary, followed by peppermint and bergamot.
Found in the mountains of Papua New Guinea, kratom tea is an age-old medicinal treatment for anxiety, depression, and pain. It is made from the roots of an indigenous leaf that is dried and ground up into a fine powder. The strength of the tea depends on your level of chronic pain, but it’s advised that you add a spoon of sugar, as it tastes bitter at high doses.
There is no one way to make kratom tea, and you can even take it in capsule form if it’s easier. Learn more about the wonderful properties of this powerful natural remedy by checking out this article from KratomIQ about all the benefits it has to offer. Kratom tea is long-lasting so you will feel pain relief for up to six hours.
This unusually named medicinal plant can be found at any health shop and is part of many multivitamin capsules. Feverfew is also called bachelor’s buttons and for centuries it has been used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, migraines, and fever. The active component of feverfew is sesquiterpene and flavonoids which help to treat muscle spasms and reduce inflammation.
Feverfew has also been very effective in breastfeeding mothers as it increases the production of milk. This plant is quite strong, so take small doses in the beginning until you get used to it. If you use feverfew properly, you can prevent a lot of chronic pain before it even sets in.
Omega-3 fatty acids have been proven to reduce inflammation and treat chronic pain when taken at high doses. For arthritis, cancer patients, and infections, fish oil can increase the level of pain that your body can withstand. It increases endorphins and reacts with your brain receptors to change the way your brain responds to pain.
Take it in a capsule as a supplement or eat more fatty fish like salmon, tuna, mackerel, and hake. There are numerous studies on the effects of fish oil in the reduction of chronic pain associated with major diseases.
Reducing your chronic pain is important so that you have a good quality of life. Living with constant pain is tiring and it can have long terms effects on your body. Try these natural remedies anytime you feel the pain start, and you may be able to stop it in its tracks altogether.