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Stop Chronic Pain Naturally in 2015 and Beyond
Now if you are living with a certain type of pain and you already know what’s causing it, then keep reading for some natural herbal painkillers that work particularly well with certain types of pain.
1. Lower Back Pain
Try Devil’s Claw. This natural pain reliever was used for thousands of years before it was introduced to Europe. Devil’s Claw, which has anti-inflammatory compounds, has been found to be just as effective as the prescription pain reliever Vioxx. 50 to 100 milligrams daily should work to relive most pain until your back heals. Find out exercises for lower back pain.
2. Menstrual Cramps
Try vitamin E. Most cramping is caused from a hormone called prostaglandins, which cause the uterus to contract and spasm. The higher your level of prostaglandin, the more intense the cramps can be. You can naturally lower your body’s production of this hormone by taking vitamin E regularly. Try taking 400 IU about 5 days before your period is supposed to start and continue to take it through the first 3 days of your period.
3. Arthritis Pain
Try fish oil. In a study done in 2009, people who had osteoarthritis were able to cut their prescription pain medication in half by consuming fish oil each day. The omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil decrease the chemicals in the joints that cause pain and inflammation. Take 4 to 6 grams of a fish oil supplement that contains both DHA an EPA omega-3s.
Try Butterbur Root. Many migraines are caused by a release of chemicals in the brain that cause inflammation, which causes pain. When you interrupt the production of those chemicals, you will find relief from the intense pain migraines can cause. Butterbur root showed to be very effective in relieving migraine pain in 68 percent of the subjects as well as reducing the number of migraines by a minimum of 50 percent. Take 75 to 100 mgs twice per day, every day, for best results. Read more about migraines and how to avoid them.
5. General Body Pain
Try Wintergreen. This evergreen shrub is the only known plant besides birch that has methyl salicylate, which is the main ingredient in aspirin. Most Native American tribes used the leaves of this plant for general relief from pain. Studies involving wintergreen show that it has an effect similar to cortisone and has anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic compounds. Use wintergreen for muscle pain, regular headaches, muscle tension, stiff joints, and any type of pain that you would consider taking aspirin for.