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Are You Suffering?
Headaches? Back Pain? Sore Muscles? Arthritis?
Don’t just pop a pill and “kill” your pain,
fix the problem and eliminate the pain for good
Nature Has an Answer
Pain is the primary and universal symptom of all our human afflictions, whether they are physical or emotional. Pain is why we seek help when we are sick. If illness didn't cause "dis-ease" ("lack of ease" or pain), we would not be motivated to avoid doing things that damage the body.
Pain is not an enemy, it is a form of communication. It is how the body tells us it is having a problem. It is the "911 system" that the cells of our body use to call for help. Pain is the teacher that motivates us to not abuse our body and pursue a healthy lifestyle.
Pain relieving drugs are wonderful things. They enable us to undergo necessary surgery or dental work without pain. They can be of great relief to the person who is suffering because of a serious accident or illness.
Pain medications allow people to disconnect from taking responsibility for their health. Instead of asking "why" they are getting headaches, upset stomachs, muscle aches or other pain, they pop a pain killer. They never make the connection that their pain is originating from their diet, lifestyle and stress and usually don't make the necessary changes they need to make to be healthy.
Listening to the Message of Pain
We need to stop seeing pain as an "enemy" that needs to be killed. We need to see pain as a teacher that is giving us a "wake up call" that we need to change the way we are treating our body.
Headaches have causes. The cause may be as simple as dehydration. Drinking more water has greatly reduced the number of headaches some people have. A headache can be a sign of an over acid system, poor bowel elimination or excess stress and tension.
Taking pain killers may relieve today's headache, but it won't stop you from having another one tomorrow. When you start "listening" to the headache's message, you can learn to stop having headaches.
When you keep taking painkillers without changing your bad health habits, you keep doing small things that damage your health. After years of failing to heed these little warnings that something is wrong, you get a bigger "wake up call" in the form of a heart attack, cancer, diabetes or some other serious illness.
Pain killers are toxic drugs. They're okay for occasional relief of pain, but when used frequently, they can damage the liver, kidneys, nerves and other organs. They can even increase the risk of heart disease and other serious health problems.
Tips for Relieving Chronic Pain
Pain is the only way the tissues of our body can grab our attention and tell us they need help.
When you suffer an acute injury such as a burn, cut or bruise, it's usually easy to see what caused it. When you experience long lasting, chronic pain, it's often difficult to see what is causing the damage. You may have to search and experiment a little to discover what is causing your pain, but the reward will be worth it.
Lack of Oxygen
At a cellular level, the primary cause of pain is lack of oxygenation to the tissues. The sharp pain of acute injuries is caused by the inflammatory process depriving cells of oxygen. When cells are chronically deprived of oxygen, you'll get chronic dull pain. Many people have experienced relief from chronic pain by practicing deep breathing. Start practicing deep abdominal breathing for 5-10 minutes twice daily.
Dehydration inhibits oxygen transport and allows toxins to accumulate. A simple strategy for reducing chronic pain is to increase your water intake. Use the purest water you can obtain and drink at least 1/2 ounce per pound of body weight, every day. For example if you weigh 200 lbs you should drink 100 ounces of water a day. This simple practice can greatly reduce the frequency of headaches, constipation, indigestion and muscle aches.
When tissues become congested due to poor lymphatic drainage, cells experience accumulation of toxic acid waste and low oxygenation. Ear aches, sore throats, menstrual pain and headaches can all occur because of swelling in the lymph nodes and congestion of the lymphatic system.
Massage can relieve stagnant lymph when you use a topical analgesic essential oil when doing the massage. Tei Fu oil and Recover oil massaged into painful areas of the body have eased pain. The secret is to massage the painful areas 6-8 times per day or more to keep the lymph flowing.
Physical activity such as walking or swimming helps increase lymphatic drainage. Gentle bouncing on a mini-trampoline while doing deep breathing is an excellent way to move lymph and proven effective in reducing many kinds of chronic pain.
Another tip for reducing lymphatic congestion is to put one teaspoon of Lymphatic Drainage and one teaspoon of Kidney Drainage into a quart of water. Sip this throughout the day. This will aid hydration, too.
Cells produce acid waste in the process of metabolism. If this acid waste isn't flushed from the system it leads to an over acid condition in the tissues. This reduces oxygenation and causes muscle tension and pain. Drinking enough water and breathing deeply will help reduce over-acidiry, but you can alkalize the body through other means.
Drinking alkaline water or going on a short fast using lemon water. Use the juice of four lemons in 1-1/2 gallon of water, sweetened with Xylitol. Don't eat anything for a couple of days and just drink this mixture whenever you are hungry. You should drink lots of pure water. After two or three days of fasting the body becomes more alkaline and many aches and pains disappear.
To maintain a more alkaline system, eat a diet that is 70% fruits and vegetables and only 30% proteins and grains. Drinking water with Liquid Chlorophyll can help. Chlorophyll helps alkalize the system and helps the blood carry more oxygen to the tissues.
Muscle tension is a frequent cause of pain. This may be due to stress, repetitive movements or bad posture that stress the structural alignment of the body. Sitting at a computer and typing all day can cause chronic tension in the neck, shoulders and upper back. This can lead to sore throats, headaches and back pain.
Periodic stretching and better posture will often correct this type of pain. Chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy or other forms of body work can help a person have better structural alignment, thereby easing pain.
All of these causes of pain are linked with chronic inflammation. Antioxidants and anti-inflammatories will help to reduce this inflammation and relieve chronic pain. Eating a diet that is 70% fresh fruits and vegetables will reduce chronic inflammation.
Besides these changes in diet, consider taking an antioxidant supplement. Thai-Go and Super ORAC are two excellent antioxidant supplements that have helped reduce chronic pain.
Super Omega-3 essential fatty acids has proven helpful in easing chronic inflammation and pain. Omega-3 helps with the production of anti-inflammatory and pain relieving prostaglandins in the tissues.
Natural Pain Relievers
Americans are using a lot of pain killers. Between 1997 and 2005, sales for the top five pain killing drugs rose 90%! In 2005, over 100 tons of codeine, morphine, oxycodone, hydrocodone and meperidine were purchased, an average of over 300 milligrams per person. Many of these drugs are addictive and prescription abuse is an increasing problem. Deaths occur because of their misuse.
The problem of pain killer abuse isn't limited to prescription drugs. The popular NSAIDs (such as acetaminophen) are intended for occasional pain relief. People use them regularly for headaches, arthritis and other forms of chronic or reoccurring pain. Regular use of these drugs increases the risks of kidney and liver problems, allergic reactions and ulcers.
Pain killing drugs are useful, but like antibiotics, they are often abused. What people need are safer, natural remedies that can be safely used to ease pain without the dangerous side effects or addictive properties of many prescription and over-the-counter pain medications.
Here are some excellent natural pain-relievers and how you can use them:
Pain is a sign of inflammation in the tissues, so relieving inflammation relieves pain. IF Relief is an effective anti-inflammatory remedy. It contains turmeric, mangosteen, boswellia, white willow and andropraphis, which have proven anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving qualities.
This formula is helpful for easing pain and speeding healing after dental work, surgery or injury.
Tei Fu Oil and Recover
A traditional approach to easing pain is to use a topical analgesic, something you massage into sore muscles, aching joints or other painful areas of the body to bring relief. Tei Fu Essential Oil and Recover Oil contain essential oils with pain relieving qualities. Applied topica11y, they stimulate circulation to that area of the body, bringing blood and oxygen to tissues. Both the rubbing and the oils themselves promote lymphatic drainage, which clears acid and congestion away from the tissues.
These oils have a direct analgesic (pain-relieving) effect. They reduce nerve sensations of pain, while reducing inflammation and promoting healing at the same time. The key to effectively using this approach for chronic pain is to apply the remedy and massage the area frequently enough that you don’t allow the pain to come back. This keeps circulation going to the area and promotes rapid healing.
These oils have been applied topically to ease sore muscles, arthritic joints, sore throats, swollen lymph nodes, bee stings and insect bites, bumps and bruises and other minor injuries.
Relief Formula is designed for relief of minor aches and pains associated with physical activities and exercise. It contains a proprietary blend of herbal extracts, including a protease enzyme blend and a special hops extract. The protease blend provides excellent support for soft-tissue soreness. Proteases support a healthy inflammation response, which may promote the recovery process. The hops extract used in Relief Formula contains a high concentration of alpha acids, isolated and enriched by state-of-the-art supercritical carbon dioxide extraction technology. Alpha acids are strong antioxidants, recently linked to support the body’s natural response to inflammation and pain
Nerve Eight is a natural anti-inflammatory and analgesic blend. It contains two herbs with natural aspirin (salycilates), white willow and black cohosh. It contains valerian and hops, two very relaxing herbs and wood betony and Devil's claw, two more very effective anti-inflammatory remedies. Capsicum and ginger help stimulate circulation. This is an excellent blend for chronic muscle and joint pain, tension headaches and other forms of pain due to chronic inflammation.
EverFlex is specific for joint pain, including arthritis. It contains four substances with proven ability to ease arthritic pain: Glucosamine, MSM, Chondroitin, Devil’s Claw and Hyaluronic Acid. This blend not only eases pain, it also helps joints to heal.
EverFlex comes in a Pain Cream form which can be massaged into joints. It helps to ease pain, promote blood flow to the tissues and aid healing.
These aren’t the only options available to those seeking natural alternatives to prescription and over-the-counter pain medications. Single herbs like Lobelia, Kava Kava and Valerian have been proven helpful for various types of pain. These are pain relief techniques that can be used to ease suffering without resorting to drugs.