When you’re in pain you just want it to stop and quite often you don’t care what you have to do to stop it. However depending on the level of pain you may have some options. Pharmaceutical painkillers can be very effective but they don’t come without side effects and some can even be quite addictive if taken too frequently. If you are in the position where you need to tale painkillers on a regular basis, it would be well worth your while to take a look at some softer options.
Whether or not you can take a natural pain relief supplement depends on the situation. If the situation is acute and sharp pain you may need something stronger. Years ago I experienced excruciating pain when I suddenly started to pass a kidney stone. When I say stone it was more like a large grain of sand but it felt like someone had stuck a knife in my side and was twisting it. It was unbearable. I ended up in the emergency ward of the hospital and the only thing that would relieve the pain was morphine.
Similarly, acute pain can occur after you have had a wisdom tooth extraction, especially if it has been done by an oral surgeon and the extraction has had complications. Once the anaesthetic wears off you’re likely to feel intense pain. You may need something strong in this situation to handle that one off pain scenario.
But what about situations that crop up on a regular basis,
such as headaches or joint pain? There is a natural alternative for headaches which is white willow bark. The medicinal use of white willow bark goes back thousands of years. The active ingredient is salicin. The active ingredient in aspirin is in fact a synthetic form of salicin.
Another herb known as devils claw has been found to Golden Revive Plus alleviate pain resulting from osteoarthritis and tendonitis. It can also assist with neck and back pain.
Why be so concerned about using a natural alternative? Pharmaceutical based pain relief works by cutting the signal from the pain source to the brain. That’s great but take pain killers often enough and they will start to dull your intellect. When you take a strong pain killer you’re not supposed to drive or operate machinery. That’s because it makes you dull and lowers your awareness. Frequent use of such painkillers can accumulate this effect.
Not only does the drug residue stay in the system, but it can be stirred up again by a small amount of exertion and possibly at an inopportune time, when you need to be sharp and fully in control.