Natural Pain Relief and Chronic Pain

There is still a lot to be learnt about the body’s response to natural pain relievers such as ginger. However, the fact that there are options to traditional medications, which sometimes work even better for some sufferers, has given persons with chronic pain a ray of hope.

In quite a few cases, pain continues even after the source of the pain has gone. This may be because the person’s natural body chemicals, such as serotonin and endorphin, are no longer present in the amounts that they should be to ensure that pain relief takes place as it normally should.

Depletion of the body’s natural reserves of serotonin and endorphin can also lead to depression. Persons can use exercise to help manage pain. Exercise releases endorphins, gets the blood flowing and encourages healing.

Rose is said to be good for easing not only physical pain but emotional pain as well. It can be used fresh or dried. It can be taken as a tea or used as an essential oil or tincture. 

Birch oil works well for relieving pain in the muscles and joints. The oil can be massaged into these areas to bring relief from the discomfort due to overuse and inflammation.

Ginger can be used by persons suffering from arthritis. It can be used as a poultice or as a tea. A steam bath with ginger is good for relieving pain.

St. John’s wort oil can be rubbed on sore areas, such as joints, to ease pain.

Some persons claim to have experienced pain relief when they eat a few gin-soaked golden raisins every day. Eating nine raisins that have been soaked in gin is said to help.

It is better to eliminate the behavior that causes pain early. If there are habits you have that result in pain, such as sitting badly, or not taking regular ergonomic breaks when you are at the computer, it is better to change those habits. Ignoring the signals your body sends, when you notice a twinge of pain, won’t help you in the long run.

When nerve endings get damaged, they sometimes never grow back, resulting in numbness. Sometimes they don’t grow back as they should, or begin to fire irregularly, causing sharp sensations without a cause. The body can tend to operate in a loop with pain, so that a little pain triggers off more pain, when the system is not working as it should.

Written by SharifaMcFarlane