Unfortunately, we all become plagued with pain from time to time. Sometimes, it’s nothing more than a bruise which causes temporary pain. However, at times it’s a more serious condition such as a sports injury, a pulled muscle, arthritis, or even chronic pain. Natural painkillers can help to relieve your pain without the added side effects that over the counter and prescription drugs cause. Furthermore, natural painkillers and treatments are beneficial for your body and health in many other ways, as well.
What is pain?
Pain is commonly defined as an unpleasant sensory experience or an unpleasant emotional experience.
Types of pain:
- Acute pain typically lasts less than 3 months. It can be pain that is caused by tissue damage, such as a paper cut, or a sprained ankle. Acute pain can be sharp or severe, but it recedes as the body heals.
- Chronic pain is any pain which lasts longer than three months. It’s a pain which outlasts the time in which an injury should heal. Chronic pain can have no apparent biological cause; it can be recurring, and even become worse over time.
- Mechanical pain is generally back pain that is caused by placing too much stress on the muscles of the vertebral column. This kind of pain is resolvable by correcting bad habits such as sitting and standing with good posture, and bending and lifting correctly.
What are natural treatments?
Natural remedies are the form of medical treatments which do not include drugs. It may involve foods, supplements, herbal medicines, essential oils, holistic medicines, self-awareness, and alternative therapies.
There are 4 natural treatments for treating pain that you might not be aware of: apple cider vinegar, activated charcoal, molasses, and all-natural, topical treatments.
3 Natural Painkillers That You Might Not Know About
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar contains phytochemical constituents which include quercetin, chlorogenic acid, catechin, and phloridzin. All of these compounds are common bioflavonoids found in apples. The phytochemical constituents, along with acetic acid, several kinds of vitamin B, vitamin C, carotenoids, and magnesium, flush out toxins from the body. Therefore, many people have reported success with using apple cider vinegar as a natural painkiller for gout, rheumatoid arthritis, headaches, and digestive problems.
To learn of even more health benefits of apple cider vinegar, read “Apple Cider Vinegar Remedies Can Improve Your Health.”
Molasses contains B vitamins such as B1, B2, B5, and B6. Moreover, it also contains magnesium, calcium, bioflavonoids, and carotenoids which make molasses essential for managing pain such as carpul tunnel syndrome, PMS, and menstrual cramps.
3. Activated Charcoal
Activated charcoal or carbon is a natural way to treat food poisoning. Furthermore, it’s good for flushing out toxins, and it’s used in ERs to treat overdoses and poisoning.
Activated charcoal is not the same charcoal that you use in a grill for cooking food. It is created through a heating process where water vapor is added to create microscopic pores. These pores can trap toxins and many chemical compounds.
Taken orally, activated charcoal is a natural painkiller. Furthermore, it can be used as a poultice. It is known to relieve the pain of arthritis, gout, sore throats, sprains, toothaches, bruises, and other inflammation conditions.
4. All-Natural, Topical Treatments
Topical balms, creams, and rubs made with all-natural ingredients such as essential oils are effective for treating aches and pains due to inflammation, sports injuries, tired and strained muscles, headaches, arthritis, and chronic pains.
Essential oils come from nature and have many healing properties, are natural anti-inflammatory agents, and are natural analgesics. You can create you own essential oil massage rubs, or easier yet, try one such as Zen Sports Balm. There are several blams available, for all walks of life.
To see more how Zen can help to relieve your daily aches and pains, take a look at our all-natural product line. To see how Zen works to relieve your pain with all-natural ingredients, take a look at our “How It Works” page.
Natural painkillers are trending right now as many people are tired of all the side effects caused by over the counter and prescription drugs. Moreover, natural ingredients mean more benefits for your health and immune system, as well as healing and pain relieving properties.
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Furthermore, if you use natural pain relief remedies and ingredients, let us know in the comment area below!
Robin, and the Zen team.
*Note: This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any health condition. Therefore, ask your doctor about any health concerns that you might have and seek proper medical treatment.
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