Natural Pain Relief

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Listed below are some natural techniques you could employ for Natural Pain Relief.

Natural Technique #1 - Essential Oils

Essential Oils Used Alone:

Single Oils: 
General Pain - Wintergreen, Lavender, Cypress, Marjoram, White Fir, Helichrysum, Peppermint, Sandalwood

Chronic Pain - Wintergreen, Cypress, White Fir, Juniper Berry, Helichrysum, Cedarwood, Ginger, Peppermint, Sandalwood 

Possible Blends: Soothing Blend, Tension Blend (See Generic Name Comparison Chart)

Aromatic Application:

Use any of the oils mentioned on this page in a diffuser. 

Recipe #1 - General Pain Relief

  • 3 drops Marjoram
  • 3 drops Lemon
  • 3 drops Vetiver

Place all 6 drops into an empty capsule. Take 2 capsules every 4 hours.

Recipe #2 - Better than Advil

  • 3 drops Marjoram
  • 3 drops Lemon
  • 3 drops Vetiver
  • 3 - 6 drops Coriander for extra strength

Place all 12 to 15 drops into an empty capsule. Take 2 capsules every 4 hours.

Recipe #3 - General Pain Relief

  • 6 drops Frankincense
  • 6 drops Marjoram
  • 6 drops Oregano

Place all 18 drops into an empty capsule. Take 2 capsules every 4 hours.

Recipe #4 - Pain combined with Inflammation

  • 20 d. Soothing Blend
  • 15 d. Frankincense
  • 15 d. favorite carrier oil

Combine oils and apply topically to painful area several times a day, or as needed.

Natural Technique #2 - Herbal Options

Turmeric: Has been used for arthritis, inflammation and heartburn pain.  

Devil's Claw: This herb comes from South Africa and may be effective in managing lower back pain as well as arthritis. Not advised for pregnant women or those with gallstones or ulcers.

Ginger: Known for joint and muscle pain relief.

Feverfew: Used for centuries to treat headaches, stomachaches and toothaches. Not advised for pregnant women.

Capsaicin: An active component of chile pepper, capsaicin temporarily desensitizes pain-prone skin nerve receptors called C-fibers.  Can be found in creams with varying strengths.

Birch Leaf: The leaves act much like cortisone, a prescription drug used to treat endocrine disorders.

White Willow Bark: The active ingredient is salicin, which the body converts into salicylic acid. It promotes blood flow and reduces swelling.

Boswellia: Sourced from the frankincense tree, its resin is used to stave off chemical reactions that cause inflammation, and thus pain.

Natural Technique #3 - Foods

Cherries: Due to the presence of compounds called anthocyanins, you can count on cherries to tamp down pain. They block inflammation and they inhibit pain enzymes, just like aspirin, naproxen and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatories" according to Dr. M. Nair.

Blueberries: Full of antioxidants, they kill free radicals that may inflame the digestive system.

Grapes: Ohio University study showed grapes brought relief from back pain. This is due to the grapes containing nutrients that increase blood flow to the lower back, which then alleviates pain.

Pineapple: The bromelain in the pineapple is known to east a bloated tummy. It can also improve circulation, decrease inflammation and stop cramps.

What is your favorite Natural Technique?

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