5 Quick Yet Effective Pain Remedies

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No one is immune to pain and the easiest thing we can do when we feel it coming is pop a pill to get rid of it. This might be effective to kill the pain, but regular use of over the counter pain relievers can cause harm to your body.

NSAIDs like ibuprofen, aspirin, and the like can wreak havoc in your gut and put you at risk of a heart attack or stroke. With that in mind, it is best to find natural pain relievers as a substitution.

The challenge is finding natural pain remedies that are quick and effective. This list shows five natural pain relievers that have been proven to work.

1. Curcumin

Inflammation is the main reason we feel pain. If our knees hurt, it’s usually because our joints are inflamed. If our back hurts, it can be because we have an inflamed muscle. 

If we have a headache, it is caused by inflammation of the tissue that surrounds the skull or brain.

Clearly, if we can find a natural substance that reduces inflammation, we’ve got a great pain remedy. In comes curcumin.

Curcumin is a compound found in turmeric that has been proven to help reduce inflammation

Although turmeric has many beneficial properties when looking for a supplement to take, don’t buy ground turmeric. If you want an effective pain remedy, you’ll want to buy pure curcumin. 

Curcumin has even been shown to specifically help with arthritis pain, which is caused by inflammation in the joints. 

2. CBD Oil

For many people with chronic pain, they opt for CBD oil to help manage their pain instead of reaching for opioids that are habit-forming.

It is thought that the pain-relieving power of CBD comes from the way it interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system. This chemical response turns on the anti-inflammatory and turns off the pain receptors. 

In order to get the full proven pain-relieving effects of CBD oil, you need to buy the right kind. There are so many companies out there that sell CBD oil, but leave out the important compound that actually helps with the pain.

Full-spectrum CBD oil is the golden standard of CBD oil because it contains the most potent formula of oil pulled from the hemp plant to include all the pain-relieving ingredients.

Whenever you buy, look for certified full-spectrum CBD oil. Even if you have to pay a little more for it, you’ll reap many more benefits.

3. Essential Oils

There are many essential oils that have been found to effectively reduce some pains in the body. Peppermint oil has long been used to help relieve arthritis pain and tension headaches. 

Rosemary oil, lavender oil, and eucalyptus oil are three more essential oils that have been used to help treat pain caused by inflammation and reduce tension. 

To use essential oils, simply add a few drops of your oil of choice to a carrier oil and rub it where you feel your pain. Carrier oils include coconut oil, olive oil, or jojoba oil. 

4. Capsaicin

When you think of capsaicin you think about spicy, which burns the tongue actually causing pain but when you put capsaicin on topically, you get the opposite effect.

Yes, you will still feel the heat, but this heat will actually numb the pain and relax the tension. Capsaicin can be found in a cream or on a patch.

This proven natural pain reliever is especially good for aches and pains in your muscles.

5. Fish Oil

One study done on the effects of fish oil to control pain came back with amazing results. The 125 people who participated in the study had recently complained of neck or back pain and were asked to take fish oil supplements.

Sixty percent of the participants said that their overall pain levels improved and even more amazingly fifty-nine percent of the participants quit using their prescription pain meds, relying completely on the fish oil to manage their pain. 

Even better, no side effects were reported from the fish oil supplementation. Fish oil can help relieve pain simply through its anti-inflammatory effect.

Conclusion

The next time you are suffering from pain due to chronic illnesses such as arthritis, or any other pain for that matter, try one of these natural pain remedies first,

You may find that you don’t need the damaging NSAIDs after all and can manage your pain without any of the negative side effects. 

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