Headaches, Arthritis, Menstrual Pain? - How to dissolve pain away naturally!
Headaches, Arthritis, Menstrual Pain? – How to dissolve pain away naturally!
What is pain and why does it happen?
The simple answer is that pain is an unpleasant feeling in our body that should make us want to stop and change something that isn’t quite right. It can now be understood and accepted that pain can actually be a positive warning to an underlying health issue. There are certain times that we do need to endure pain, for example, menstrual pain happens to some of us in preparation for child birth, allowing the body to build up a natural pain level resistance. What a lot of us normally do is pop a few painkillers and hinder the pain without actually understanding what the long term effects are on our body. The reality is that pain isn’t pleasant, however a natural expression of our body wanting to warn us to change and do something about it naturally.
Although sudden and unexplained pain should always be investigated further, there are natural ways of relieving and preventing common pains without the use of harsh toxic chemical pain killers. Let us share these with you and why we feel it is so important to rather use natural pain remedies in daily living.
What do painkillers do to your health?
Painkillers work by making chemical changes in your brain. While pain relief can be a good thing, it is important to know that regular use of prescription and over the counter pain killers can also have a negative effect on your health. Here are just some of the negative side effects of pain killing drugs:
- Pain killers can kill brain cells. Yes, it is true! The most affected areas of the brain from regular painkiller use are those areas that deal with cognition, learning and memory.
- Painkiller use and abuse can also affect nerve cells. We can now see how this could negatively impact anxiety and mood disorder dispositions.
- Additionally, based on the manner in which the drug is used, painkiller abuse can cause long-term heart damage, affect your stomach lining and put enormous pressure on your liver and kidneys, whose job is now made much more difficult to try and break up the chemicals used in most over the counter painkillers.
- Some painkillers can cause constipation, leading to digestive problems
- Regular use of NSAID’s (anti-inflammatory pain killers) can affect cartilage health, causing a deterioration of joint health and more pain.
- Some pain killers can actually CAUSE the type of pain you are trying to manage. For example, taking pain killers for headaches on a regular basis can cause a ‘bounce back’ headache once the pain killer has worn off, which sends you reaching for more painkillers in a vicious cycle.
- Painkillers can also become addictive.
The scariest question, because we are all so different to each other, is how much is really too much before chronic long term damage becomes a more serious health concern? Also, by giving these prescribed painkillers to our children, how are we actually helping their physical and mental health in the long run?
Common pain conditions and how you can naturally treat them
- Arthritis - literally means inflammation of one or more joints. Use MobiLive, a natural anti-inflammatory, to help relieve and treat arthritis naturally, together with the Magnesium Oil Spray (with Kalahari Crystal Salts amd MSM).
- Headaches – Drink plenty of water! Dab a drop or two of Rosemary Essential Oil to the temples of your head – rub in gently, relax & allow the powerful essential oil healing benefits to work. You can also use Earth Organic Apple Cider Vinegar in the form of a steam –style treatment. Breathe the steam in for about 5 – 10 mins (without burning yourself).
- Period Pain – Use a tissue salt like AllisOne Mag Phos to relieve spasms and cramps naturally for about a week or so leading up to your period. FemaLite Herbal Remedy can also help with natural PMS symptoms, such as moodiness, cramps and period pains. You can also sip on a soothing herbal tea - Yogi Women’s Energy or Yogi Relax Tea– Ginger and chamomile are both very good for easing painful tension and stress in your body.
Essential Oils that help with period pains:
- Soil Clary Sage - improves circulation and can help with menstrual cramps.
- Soil Ylang Ylang – To help ease tension, stress and cramping, you can apply ylang ylang oil along with Soil Lavender oil to the back of your neck and lower abdomen.
- And 3 drops of Soil Peppermint oil to a warm compress and apply it to your tummy to reduce period pain.
- Soil Cinnamon Leaf oil can be added to a warm bath and will help to relieve period pain.
Essential oils work differently with different people so it is important to try a few of the above until you find the one that resonates best with you.
More specific painful health conditions and how to treat them naturally
- Sciatica - Sciatica is pain in the lower extremity resulting from irritation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body and begins from nerve roots in the lumbar spinal cord in the low back and extends through the buttock area to send nerve endings down the lower limb. Sciatigon is a combination herbal and homeopathic natural remedy which can help with this very painful health condition.
- Tonsillitis – Treat naturally with homeopathic Throat & Tonsil Dr as soon as your symptoms start. If you have regular bouts of tonsillitis, especially in winter, take a course of Immunity Plus to build up your resistance.
- Heartburn – Acid reflux and heartburn can be really painful and prevent you from getting a peaceful night’s sleep. Use Acid Free Flux to treat your heartburn naturally and try avoid eating or drinking things that could potentially aggravate the symptoms. Another of Mother Nature’s miracle soothers of heartburn is Apple Cider Vinegar! Make sure it’s organic and has ‘the mother’!
- Swimmer’s Ear – Some people seem to get ear ache more often than others. Treat your ear issues naturally with Swimmer’s Ear Drops. They contain colloidal silver with its’ powerful natural antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Teething pains – This tends to be one of the first hurdles we face as parents! Try using OralSoothe to naturally reduce teething pain. Most conventional teething remedies contain harsh chemicals or alcohol and that can do more damage than good in the long run.
- Sport muscle spasms/cramps – It is normal now and again to hold tension in certain muscles that haven’t been used in a while. To help with the pain use Lifematrix Sport Spray with added magnesium and MSM for fast muscle pain relief.
- BioLife Alkaline Powder – By keeping your body's ph levels in check you help neutralise acid levels in the body & maintain the correct pH balance (alkalinity) for perfect balanced health. In saying this you can avoid common health issues like osteoporosis, sore joints, acid reflux, heartburn, headaches, fatigue as well as ongoing cellular damage. Prevention is better than cure!
Some amazing and yet simple holistic ways to help clear common bodily pain
- Let go of the pain. Thank the pain for showing you what needed to be shown and change the way you have been acting around the situation.
- Headaches – Rub the top of your scalp and lift the energy being stored up there, we all have seen people rub their brow to ease the pain, but this will move the pain away from your head.
- Eyes – Drinking water seems to be the only way other than just letting the eyes clear themselves. Ask yourself if there is anything you do not want to see or are tired of seeing too much!
- Ears – Look back and see what you have been doing your best not to hear, embrace the words coming to you, there is truth in them.
- Neck – Stretch the neck and ask yourself why are you being stubborn?
- Shoulders - Allow others to help you, delegate!
- Feet – Take small steps to help you get where you are going, go for a walk in nature to allow the feeling of being stuck to be left behind as you purposely move around.
- Hands – Stretch the fingers or lay down with arms outstretched and allow the sensation to release. Your hands may tingle or become painful doing this, just breathe it out
- Joints – Stretch again with this one, bend as much as you can while thinking or saying allowed “I am able to move in the direction I need” or “I am flexible in everything I do”
The most important thing to do during painful times is be gentle on yourself and allow everything to come up as it does. Burying difficult issues or denying them a place to express will only make the pain worse.
Embrace the changes happening and say to yourself “I Love this for I am ready for the change I need.”