Are You Considering All Natural Pain Relief?

Why Consider All Natural Pain Relief?

All natural pain relief can be a much safer option when compared with the alternatives. Repeat and prolonged use of prescriptions with unsavory side effects can take a toll. Acetaminophen can lead to liver damage or failure, kidney failure, or even death. A study by Regis University found that it can cause toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) and Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) (16). This article also found that Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) tear down the lining of your gut, destroy bacteria, and increase the risk of stroke or heart attack (3). Regardless of the accessibility of Tylenol or NSAIDs like aspirin, naproxen, and ibuprofen, these drugs are not realistic for every-day over-the-counter use.

What is All Natural Pain Relief?

Grown remedies and traditional practices have been used all over the world in many forms to catalyze the body’s internal response to heal pain. In a keynote speech titled Vis Medicatrix Naturae at the Annual Meeting of British Medical Association in 1914, Professor J. Arthur Thomson addressed this internal response to heal:

What then do I mean tonight by the healing power of nature? I mean to refer to the way in which Nature ministers to our minds, all more or less diseased by the rush and racket of civilization, and helps to steady and enrich our lives. My first point is that there are deeply-rooted, old established, far-reaching relations between Man and Nature which we cannot ignore without loss… we have put ourselves beyond a very potent vis medicatrix if we cease to be able to wonder at the at the grandeur of the star-strewn sky, the mystery of the mountains, the sea eternally new, the way of the eagle in the air, the meanest flower that blows, the look in a dog’s eye.” (22)

Professor J. Arthur Thomson

One can deduce from the picture Thomson paints that humans and nature are infinitely and wonderfully entangled.

How Does Natural Pain Relief Work?

Herbalist David Winston states that in traditional Cherokee medicine, herbs are categorized into food, medicine, and poison (25, page 1). Plants and their oils can be ingested, inhaled, or applied topically to be locally absorbed through the skin, and should be used appropriately with respect to their potency.

Modern science often confirms the safety and effectiveness of the natural remedies used all over the world. When at least three disparate populations use a natural ingredient for a similar effect, it’s a good sign that it works (25, page 4).

How Are Medicinal Herbs Used as Prescription Free Pain Relief Remedies?

Menthol 

Menthol is not only an analgesic, pain relief medicine without sleepy side effects (9), but it is also a counterirritant, meaning that it counteracts underlying discomfort and pain by irritating the skin’s surface. The contrast in temperature creates a pleasant distraction for your neuronal receptors from the underlying pain (23) (19). In one study, the use of menthol was found more effective for pain reduction than ice (12, page 313-320).

Camphor Oil 

Camphor oil is also an analgesic counterirritant and allows relief from sprains & inflammation, and muscle pains (21, page 462-475).

Wintergreen Oil

This leaf extract’s active ingredient methyl salicylate is also an anti-inflammatory and analgesic, making it useful to treat rheumatic symptoms, headaches, aches and pains topically (20).

Coconut Oil

This article found that coconut oil can repair the skin barrier, heal wounds, protect against aging skin, and holds anti-bacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties (14).

Shea Butter

Shea butter provides a significant source of anti-inflammatory properties (2, page 273), acts as an emollient for eczema, and an occlusive emollient–a moisturizer that prevents dehydration (1).

Sunflower Oil

Vitamin E in sunflower oil anti-oxidizes and anti-ages. Linoleic acid acts as an anti-inflammatory (14, page 9-10), protects the barrier of the skin, and prevents germs and bacteria from spreading (24).

Willow Bark

This Healthline article states that willow bark contains salicin, a chemical similar to the main ingredient in Bayer. It also states that willow bark reduces pain and inflammation, including headaches, osteoarthritis (OA), and lower back pain, among other ailments (18).

CBD

Hemp-derived Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychotropic component of the Cannabis Sativa plant. There are extensive studies and reviews to show an association between CBD and reduced inflammation (6).

Lavender

Lavender’s widely accepted calming scent has been used for stress, anxiety, headaches, and sleep (13) (5). The aromatherapeutic benefits of lavender have even been linked to prescription free pain relief of cramps (11, page 535-541), dysmenorrhea (7, page 212-219), and symptoms of menopause (15, page 265-269).

What if Natural Pain Relief is New to Me?

You are a unique individual and your needs are specific. Only you can choose the best solution for yourself. It’s crucial to be mindful of your current health risks and interactions before introducing herbal remedies. Independent research and consultations with your doctor and/or naturopath are important resources to utilize when considering side effects and the appropriate dosage and duration (9)

Elixicure All Natural Pain Relief Original Roll-on with CBD
Original Pain Relief Roll-on with CBD

What if These Ingredients Are the Solution to My Problem?

Now knowing how beneficial these natural remedies can be, will you consider Elixicure the next time you have pain? Elixicure uses the ingredients above in our all natural pain relief products!

These are some of the ailments others have trusted Elixicure Prescription Free pain relief to help:

  • Chronic Pain Relief,
  • Arthritis Pain,
  • Cramps &
  • Lower Back Pain

See how Elixicure has helped others here

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What if I Could Try it For Free? 

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