While there are numerous pain medicines available in pharmacies and drug stores, there are potential drawbacks to using conventional forms of pain relief. Taking conventional pain medicines can increase your risk of ulcers, bleeding, heart attacks and strokes. In addition, many people every day exceed the proper dosage of pain medicine, which can significantly increase the risk of these symptoms.
These four miraculous pain medicine alternatives boast powerful pain relief, without any of the potential negative drawbacks.
- Feverfew tea
Feverfew is an herb native to Asia Minor and the Balkans and has been used since ancient times to treat pain, headaches, nausea, fever, muscular tension, liver disease, swollen feet and many other symptoms. This miracle brew treats a variety of symptoms and can be sweetened with a spoonful of honey. You can find feverfew tea leaves at your local health food store.
- Indo Green Vein Kratom Powder
Kratom is a tropical evergreen tree native to Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Kratom powder is made from the leaves of the tree. Indo green vein kratom powder is a strain from Indonesia that boasts a powerful aroma along with providing stimulation, relaxation and pain relief. In addition, kratom can be used as an anti-inflammatory, as a cough suppressant, to lower fevers and blood pressure, as a local anesthetic, and as an antidiarrheal. You can mix the powder with water, juice or milk according to your preferences.
In the sixteenth century, Chinese doctors believed that illnesses were caused by an imbalance of energy in the body. Though this practice seems antiquated in the face of modern medicine, the prevalence and popularity of this treatment option speaks to its abilities to treat patients effectively. During an acupuncture session, needles are used to stimulate the body’s energy channels. These points are often near nerves, and when stimulated, the nervous system releases endorphins which block the message of pain from being delivered to the brain.
Acupuncture can also treat many pain-related conditions, such as headaches, low back pain, menstrual cramps, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis and myofascial pain.
- Capsaicin Lotion
Capsaicin lotion contains an active component which is found in chili peppers, and works by decreasing pain signals in the body. It can also relieve muscle aches and ease joint pain for those with rheumatoid arthritis. You can find capsaicin lotion or gel at your local health food store. However, remember that, like chili peppers, capsaicin is hot. Please avoid touching your eyes or face while applying the lotion and be sure to wash your hands afterward.
There are many other forms of pain relief that are more natural and work with the body to treat symptoms of pain, inflammation, and irritation. However, it is important to remember that not every pain treatment is for everyone. Each person and their pain symptoms are unique, and their treatments should be a reflection of this.
While these four miracle pain medicines are great alternatives to conventional medicines, there are many other pain treatments available than you might think and they too are worth exploring. For your safety, you should always consult a medical professional before using an herbal remedy to treat ailments or injuries.
Kurt Darrell is a Colorado resident and an active medical and recreational cannabis contributor in various blogs and online publications. He works with several cannabis companies to help them understand consumer insights regarding marijuana products and consumption. He also engages in volunteer work whenever he’s free.