If you're seeking alternative pain relief you've come to the right place. Natural pain relievers can be effective chronic pain treatment and sports injury treatment options. They have minimal side effects as well!
If you’ve tried ibuprofen or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and they brutalized your stomach, or if you want to avoid addictive prescription pain medications, trying a natural pain reliever may be just what you need.
NSAIDs have a nasty side effect and they actually inhibit repair of collagen (the protein tendons are made out of). Sure, they’ll relieve pain but they don’t enhance healing.Here's why we suggest avoiding these drugs.
Regardless of the type of pain or injury, natural treatment can be safe, effective and without the side effects of prescription drugs. Natural pain relievers attack inflammation; they can help break the pain cycle and get you back to feeling like your pain-free self sooner.
Phytoprofen, our most popular herbal pain relief combination, contains several potent herbal pain relievers that work by reducing inflammation and short-circuiting how pain signals reach the brain.
Supplementing withfish oilwill help your body make chemicals (prostaglandins) that stop pain and inflammation. Several studies have shown that taking fish oil can have the same effects as NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs - ibuprofen, etc) after a few weeks. If you take fish oil, be sure to read the labels carefully. You want a high dose of Omega-3 oils, not others like Omega-6 and 9. Don’t take an oil that contains anything but Omega 3 - other oils (Omega-6 and 9) can actually make your body even more inflamed. While those oils are necessary for our health, taking extras in supplemental form isn't always a good idea!
WobenzymandSystemic Enzyme Complexcontain special types of enzymes that destroy the pain-generating chemicals in your body. These enzymes also stop inflammation where it starts, and can help speed the healing process by ‘cleaning up’ the injured area.
T-Reliefis a popular homeopathic cream that contains arnica, a powerful pain reliever. Arnica is great for the pain of more acute injuries, such as sprains, strains, bruising and cuts.
OTHER PAIN RELIEF SOLUTIONS:
Take an Epsom salt bath; it'll help relax sore and tense muscles.
Decrease animal fats in your diet; these types of fats are inflammatory (contain lots of Omega-6!).
Get hydrated; this will help with minimizing pain.
Stretch regularly; keeping muscles loose and flexible will prevent tightening from pain.
Acupuncture; a great way to get pain under control as well.
Clearly there are many different causes of pain – some are more clear-cut than others. Remember that pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong. There’s nothing wrong with taking an alternative pain relief product, but if you have pain that won’t go away it’s a good idea to get it checked out by a doctor.