Rather than popping some pills and bringing toxins into your body, check out some of these natural pain killers:
Omega 3's (Chia, Flax, Hemp, Walnuts)
Non-Fluoridated Filtered Water (reverse osmosis)
White Willow Bark
Endorphins are hormones naturally occurring in our bodies produced by the result strenuous exercising, foods we eat, direct sunlight into our pupils and on our skin or some other meditative state of BEing. In many instances when endorphins are firing it serves as a 'natural drug' reducing the perception of the pain.. They numb the pain without the negative side-effects of pharmaceutical drugs like codeine and morphine.
When pain and stress happen, our body will release the endorphins. When these levels of hormones are released in larger quantities, less pain is felt and fewer stress impacts the body and mind.
The following activities will increase the level of endorphins released:
Running or Any Prolonged exercises
20 minutes or more of Massage Therapy
Sun Gazing, Yoga or Meditation
Eating spicy foods such as chili peppers
Eating Raw Cacao or Raw Coffee Bean
Endorphins are also known as natural anti depressants present in our own body.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Omega 3 Fatty Acids also have successfully treated low-back, neck and menstrual pain, reduced the enzymes’ activity that are responsible for the damage of the cartilage in rheumatoid arthritis condition, and reduced or even stopped the consumption of Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs). Great Sources of Omega 3's include walnuts, chia seeds, flax seeds, and Hemp seeds. :-)
Serrapeptase is an enzyme produced by microorganism called Serratia E-15 bacteria. Originally, this enzyme was found in intestine of the silkworm. When the silkworm transforms itself into moth, this creature uses the enzyme to dissolve the hard shell of the cocoon, so it can come out from its cocoon. Today, this type of enzyme is also extracted naturally in the laboratory from plant sources.
Serrapeptase has long been proven an effective natural anti-inflammatory and natural pain killer. Our tissues become damaged through the years, when the tissues are healed, the pain will relieved as well.
Reducing inflammation by blocking the release of pain-inducing amines called bradykinin.
Serrapeptase is known to be helpful for painful conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, neck and back pain, fibromyalgia, tension headache, migraine headache, leg ulcers, prostate problems, and diabetes.
Besides those, this proteolytic enzyme also has been used to treat inflammation and painful related conditions such as swelling after surgery, sinusitis, crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, ear infections, sore throat, and laryngitis.
It is a proteolytic enzyme, which works to break down protein. It is processed commercially through fermentation of plant-grown enzymes suitable for vegetarians.
WHITE WILLOW BARK
For centuries this herbal pain killer has been widely used in Europe and China for treating headache, toothache, fever, flu, pain such as osteoarthritis, joint pain and lower back pain, and other inflammation conditions like tendinitis and bursitis.
Based on the research, its anti-inflammatory and pain relieving effects come from its components known as salicin, the chemical component similar to acetylsalicylic acid in aspirin. Besides that, other studies also identify other beneficial properties for our health such as fever reducing, immune boosting, antiplatelet, antiseptic, and antioxidant.
Compared to aspirin, White Willow Bark is said to be as effective as this synthetic pain killer, but less irritating to stomach. Besides that, its effects may last longer, although it takes longer to relieve pain.
This is an herb to taken minimally and only when really needed. People with stomach ulcers, asthma, hemophilia, diabetes, breastfeeding and pregnant women, kids under 16 years old, people that are sensitive or allergic to aspirin or salicylates compound.
This herb has been used for centuries in many countries as one of the strong natural pain killers and anti-inflammatory agents. It can reduce the inflammation and pain as effective as NSAIDs. Mechanism is unknown, but its pain relieving activity is due to a substance called “curcumin” that has anti-inflammatory properties.
Curcumin is known to effectively relieve joint pain and swelling, stiffness, and symptoms of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and post operative inflammation condition.
Besides those, this herbal remedy is able to reduce inflammation and pain related to rheumatism, muscle sprains, menstrual cramps, heart disease, pancreatitis, certain types of cancer, surgical incisions, inflammatory bowel disease, and other injuries.
This herbal remedy is also available in the paste form that is very useful to relieve minor pain and ache when applying it to skin directly.
Other than having pain relieving effects and acting as anti-inflammatory agent, turmeric is also found to have anti fungal, anti viral, antioxidant properties.