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    Pain relief Herbals

    There are plenty of herbs and herbal remedies that are believed to have pain killing qualities, although it is generally accepted that most of these natural remedies are not as powerful as the pharmaceutical alternatives.

    Hence, whilst the herbs and herbal treatments recommended in this section of the report will provide relief from some pains and aches, they are unlikely to be effective if you are in extreme, acute or severe chronic pain. Nevertheless, all of these remedies are worth trying if you are in some pain and want to solve the problem naturally and quickly.

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    Re: Pain relief Herbals

    Willow Bark

    It should perhaps be no surprise to know that willow bark is an effective herbal pain killer when you realize that the main active ingredient in aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) is a derivative of salicylic acid which is one of the three main ingredients of the willow bark herb.

    It was this connection between the active ingredient in what is still the world’s most popular over-the-counter painkiller and the active ingredient in willow bark that originally suggested that it would be a successful herbal painkiller. Unfortunately however, because the absorption rate of salicylic acid from willow bark is somewhat slower than the absorption rate of its chemical cousin and because there is a longer duration, the herbal remedy is not quite as effective as the chemical version.

    On the other hand, there is some evidence that a sustained dose of willow bark over a week or so will start to reduce back pain (a daily dosage of 120 to 240 mg a day is recommended), while other studies suggest that a regular dose of willow bark can help to bring some relief to those suffering osteoporosis without any noticeable side-effects.

    However, this is a herb that should be avoided if you have a high level of sensitivity to aspirin or suffer peptic or gastric ulcers. Moreover, if you are susceptible to diabetes, gout or have any form of kidney or liver disease, you should not use willow bark.


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    Boswellia is a tree that is noted for it’s fragrant resin and it is believed by many that frankincense (the incense mentioned in the Bible) was probably a by-product of one of the four main types of Boswellia tree.

    Boswellia resin or extract has long been a staple of Ayurvedic medicine, with some evidence that it is an strong anti-inflammatory and can be used as a natural treatment for asthma as well.

    Most importantly from a pain point of view, in a study of 30 patients suffering from osteoporosis of the knee, 1000 mg of Boswellia extract given over a period of eight weeks was shown to produce significant improvements when compared with the group who had been given a placebo.

    In fact, the improvement was in some subjects noted to cause pain to recede by as much as 90% with an attendant increase in mobility and usage of the knee. On the other hand, no significant improvement was noted in the group using placebos.
    Whilst most researchers believe that more studies need to be done before the case for Boswellia as a natural painkiller is established beyond all reasonable doubt, the results so far seem extremely encouraging.


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    Ginger

    There is some evidence that including significant amounts of ginger in your diet (naturally or in the form of supplements) will help to offset the pain of osteoporosis and of course, including additional ginger in your diet has no adverse side-effects either.

    In tests, it was indicated that including ginger extract in your daily diet may lower pain levels from osteoporosis by a reasonable amount whilst standing and walking and that overall levels of stiffness caused by the condition should decrease as well.

    However, there is no evidence that including additional ginger in your diet is likely to reduce other forms of pain by a significant margin or improve your overall quality of life for anyone who does suffer chronic pain.


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    Peppers

    Peppers or capsicums are a common foodstuff pretty much all the world nowadays, with various varieties of peppers such as jalapenos, cayenne, chili, pimento, paprika and bird’s eye chilies being available almost everywhere all the year round.
    Peppers of this nature contain a substance called capsaicin and the hotter the chili that you can assume is, the more of this substance it contains. In effect, capsaicin is what gives it its heat, and it is a known fact that eating hot peppers can help to improve circulation, strengthen the nervous system and heart, relieve indigestion and increased appetite as well.
    However, it is capsaicin that makes peppers interesting for someone who suffers from constant chronic pain because it is believed that this particular substance has the ability to reduce the levels of the protein that is believed to transport pain signals from the nerve endings to your brain. If the levels of this transporter protein which is known as substance P can be reduced, it stands to reason that your pain will also be reduced in a similar manner, a fact which seems to be borne out by the evidence collected so far.


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    3 natural ways to handle pain

    Do you deal with pain on a regular basis? You would probably be surprised at the number of individuals that are in the same position as you are. Unfortunately, many people seek out a pharmaceutical cure for the pain that they experience and although they can get some relief from the pain that they have, it is really only masking over the pain and not treating it from the roots. If you’re interested in being able to deal with the pain naturally, here are three different ways of doing so.

    The first way that many people tend to overlook is the fact that much of the pain that we experience chronically may be as a result of dehydration. Although it may stem from some external source, such as repetitive stress injuries at work, the dehydration can actually cause the pain to be much worse and chronic in some individuals. It is important for you to make sure that you are drinking a minimum of half of your body weight every day in ounces of water. Along with that, take some sea salt in order to ensure that the body is maintaining the water long enough for it to do its job. Often, people experience some relief from the pain in a very short time after starting these natural healing methods.

    It may also be necessary for you to seek some outside help in order to handle the chronic pain that you are experiencing. An ancient Chinese medical art of acupuncture is one of the most effective ways of doing so, giving you the ability to have a free flow of energy in the body that can often head off pain that you are experiencing. It may not completely take the pain away from you immediately but it can often give you what is necessary to deal with the pain effectively until it does.

    Finally, you should not overlook the therapeutic benefits of stretching on a daily basis. This is especially true if you have specific pain that can be traced to muscles or joints. By stretching regularly, you not only help to make that part of your body limber and less susceptible to injury, it will also help to provide additional blood to the area, along with the oxygen that it brings with it. This can help to reduce the amount of pain that you are experiencing rather quickly and can do so for the long term.

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    Re: Pain relief Herbals

    Thanks for the ideas you shared. Herbal treatments are really better because it is more effective and cheaper.

    Last edited by lhyne; 24th Aug 2011 at 11:55 AM.
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