“Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that the most commonly abused prescription drugs like OxyContin, Vicodin, Xanax, and Soma now cause more deaths than heroin and cocaine combined.” (source: healthimpactnews.com)
First things first: when you have a pain, ache in your body, the most important thing is to find out the reason. The pain itself is “only” a sign, it is similar to a red light in your car’s dashboard, or another example would be the cry of a baby. When you see a red light in your car, you won’t start breaking it just because you don’t want to know about it, right? When your baby cries, you won’t put earplugs in your years – do you agree? In both cases, you want to know what the reason is: what’s wrong with the car, what’s your baby’s problem, what bothers him or her?
Now when you take a painkiller for your head ache, back pain, period pain etc, it is the same: you don’t want to know what the reason is behind, you only make yourself deaf and blind. Is that really what you want? If yes, then don’t read the rest of this post.
But if you’d rather deal with the pain naturally, then continue reading. So as I said, first of all, do everything possible to look for the reasons and deal with the root of the problem. Of course pain, ache is something we want to deal with straight away, so here are four natural remedies, which don’t have side effects, therefore won’t cause you even more troubles, neither they will make you addicted:
1. Turmeric (curcuma)
Turmeric is more than a spice and it is used widely to relieve inflammation throughout the body. More than that, it aids joint health, it supports the immune system, balances the health of your digestive system. You can buy organic turmeric and ground yourself then use it when preparing food, or you can look for organic turmeric supplements, without the use of fillers, binders and too many additives.
Due its anti-inflammatory properties, ginger can relieve joint pain. It improves the absorption of essential nutrients in the body. Ginger also helps with tummy-cramps. You can get rid of throat and nose congestion with the help of ginger tea.
3. Krill Oil
Fatty acids in general are known for their anti-inflammatory benefits. There are studies showing its benefits in reducing PMS and krill oil can also be successful when coping with painful menstrual periods. If you visit any health shop, you’ll find good quality krill oil supplements.
Sounds too simple? Yes, it is simple, yet very effective for example when struggling with head ache. Head ache can be one of the signs of dehydration, and oddly enough you’ll experience head ache sooner than thirst itself. Without enough water in our body, our joints don’t have lubricating material, so you’ll experience pain sooner or later. Drink plenty of clean, still water.
The final word here is that pain is just is sign. Never focus on relieving your pain only. Always go forward and find out what’s behind your pain or ache.