Natural Pain Killers For Severe Pain

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Potent natural pain killers that you can use for your severe pain


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Top Five Natural Pain Killers For Severe Pain Aching agonizing burning dull pounding sharp sore stabbing throbbing… Care to take a guess what these terms have in common Yes they’re the different descriptions for the various types of pain that we know of. They might be of different sources differ- ent problem areas but they all make the patient suffer and miserable. This rings true for chronic pain sufferers who know just how difficult it is to maintain their normal lives whilst dealing with the pain. How do we categorize pain Pain is pain no matter where it originated or when it occurs. But if we want to be more technical about it pain can be categorized into two types. The first type is called the nociceptive pain which occurs when there’s injury or damaging stimuli to the tissues of the body. So for example if you are playing basketball and you suddenly sprain your ankle whilst jumping the pain you experience from that is nociceptive. This type of pain is usually acute and reversible plus easily treatable. The second type is called the neuropathic pain which occurs when there’s injury or damaging stimuli to the nervous system. Any type of injury to the nerves either in the central nervous system or peripheral nervous system would manifest pain. Certain ex- amples include pain from cancer treatment nerve compression pain and neuralgia pain. Of the two types neuropathic pain often chronic and irreversible is considered to be more difficult to cure. The feeling of pain is subjective What might be moderate pain for one person could be severe for another person. While it’s easier to categorize the type of pain the severity can be harder to distinguish. Only the person feeling the pain knows exactly how it feels. In this thread you would

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see many people’s experiences about cancer pain but they were mainly spectators of the patients who were suffering from cancer. From their stories you can actually feel the pain of their loved ones so just how much more intense could the pain be for the patients themselves How to deal with severe pain the natural way There are medications used to treat severe pain some are easily available in pharma- cies. But for pain caused by cancer treatment or other diseases more often than not these medications wont work. In hospice settings patients with cancer are given mor- phine a type of opioid to ease their pain. However they give them on very limited dosage only and in the end the patient might build tolerance for it even. The same goes for other opioid medications. It makes sense then to use natural alternatives instead. You dont need to suffer or live with the pain. There are many herbal options that can help you suppress the pain you’re feeling. Together with a healthier lifestyle and diet give these natural pain killers a try. Do understand that not all these natural alternatives might work for you. Try one at a time and listen to your body it can tell you if you can proceed with the alternative healing. 1. Kombucha Best For: Pain associated with arthritis or cancer treatment Origin Description: The true origin of kombucha is linked to the Chinese specifically the region of Manchuria which existed over 2000 years ago. In Klaus Kauffman’s book it was said that kombucha was known as the “Tea of Immortality” during the Tsin dynasty era. Kombucha is a fermented drink made from tea sugar and SCOBY Sym- biotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast. Kombucha is commercially available in health

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stores but can be quite costly. You can also easily make your own kombucha as long as you have those three ingredients mentioned above. Mechanism of Action: Kombucha is usually mixed with black tea but generally you can use any type of tea you prefer. In one study kombucha was mixed with oak leaves and the researchers investigated its anti-inflammatory properties thereafter. The result was that pro-inflammatory cytokines such as IL-6 and TNF-A were greatly reduced af- ter the introduction of the mixture in the oxidative experiment. One of the main acids present in kombucha is glucaric acid which has potent anti-inflammatory actions. Risks: If you want to maximize the full benefits of kombucha it’s a must to hydrate properly while on this herbal alternative. Since this natural alternative is a detoxifier your body needs lots of water in order for it to flush the toxins out. In relation to its detoxifying effects you can expect to feel some headaches diarrhea skin rashes and insomnia on your first few weeks of drinking kombucha. If you’re planning to make your own kombucha make sure you sterilize all equipments that you’re going to be using. Contamination is one of the risks of making your own kombucha tea and it can lead to serious side effects.

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2. Lobelia Best For: Pain associated with cramps like menstrual cramps or muscle spasms Origin: Lobelia is a flowering plant and was once unknown to the world as an herbal alternative. This all changed when the Samuel Thompson the “Father of American Herbalism” found the innate anti-spasmodic effects of the plant. Initially Thompson used the plant to trick his friends into chewing it and vomitting. But then one incident lead to his discovery of the health benefits of lobelia when one man who he gave it to suddenly felt well and good for the first time after a long time. Mechanism of Action: Lobeline main compound of lobelia that has anti-spasmodic activity attaches to the cholinergic receptors. It induces relaxation by dilating the blood vessels and decreasing blood pressure. This makes lobelia a natural alternative for those suffering from pain due to spasms. In a recent study other compounds of lobelia were tested for their anti-inflammatory effects. The results yielded were that these compounds work by inhabiting the NF-KB pathway thereby suppressing the pro-in- flammatory cytokines such as TNF-A IL-B and IL-6. Eric Yarnell a licensed naturo-

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pathic physician and registered herbalist has recommended lobelia to arthritis patients and they were cured successfully. Risks: In smaller dosage lobelia has a rare side effect of inducing vomiting. But in higher dosage the possibility of vomiting becomes higher. Other side effects such as sweating diarrhea dizziness and coughing can also be experienced. In exceptionally high dosage it can even cause tachycardia tachypnea and coma. If you want to avoid these side effects start with very low doses of lobelia first or better yet use its tincture form. 3. Oregano Leaves/Oil Best For: Pain associated with inflammation and cancer treatment Origin: Oregano’s origin can be traced back thousands of years ago. It is believed that the Greeks were the first to have discovered the amazing health benefits of this herb. While today oregano is regarded as an important spice for dishes our ancestors have already deemed its potential for pain healing even back then. In particular it is the leaves of the this flowering plant that is useful for healing pain also the part where the oil can be extracted from.

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Mechanism of Action: Oregano oil contains carvacrol a potent anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial compound. In a clinical study carvacrol was given to CFA-induced paw inflammation mice. They found out how carvacrol works primarily by reducing the pro- duction of pro-inflammatory cytokine IL-1B and at the same time inducing the produc- tion of anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-10. In another study the other compounds in oregano were studied. Their mechanism of action seems to be on the suppression of nitric oxide production. Risks: Oregano oil applied topically won’t cause much side effects. It can cause aller- gic reactions to some people who are allergic to the plant. Ingesting oregano can be more dangerous as it has a myriad of side effects this way. For instance it can hinder your body’s absorption of iron and can therefore cause anemia. It is not recommended to be ingested by pregnant women as it can cause miscarriages too. 4. Lapacho Bark Best For: Pain associated with arthritis or cancer treatment Origin: Lapacho is native to South America specifically to the regions of Argentina Brazil and Paraguay. For many years it has been used by the natives of the region for illnesses such as colds arthritis fever and more. Lapacho goes by many names such as taheebo Pau D’Arco tajy to name a few. It is the inner bark of this tree that is known to have analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.

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Mechanism of Action: B-Lapachone is the main naphthoquinone component of lapa- cho. Its action is two-fold which is why lapacho works immensely for pain relief. First it suppresses the production of mediators like iNOS pro-inflammatory cytokines and MMP . Second it enhanced the production of mediators like IL-10 HO-1 and TIMP-2. You can learn more about its mechanism of action in this study. Risks: Topical agents with lapacho rarely cause any side effects. But if youre planning on taking it on tea or capsule form there are some side effects that can be experi- enced. With high dosage vomiting diarrhea and dizziness are some of the side effects. For those taking blood thinning medication you wont be able to supplement with la- pacho as it can lower your blood clotting capabilities even more. 5. Uncaria Tomentosa Best For: Pain associated with osteoarthritis ulcers and gastric diseases Origin: Uncaria tomentosa is commonly referred to as cat’s claw. It is a native plant to the regions of central and southern America. Its common name was derived from the

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appearance of its thorns which resemble the claws of the cats. The best feature of this herb is that every part of it seems to have some health benefit. But if you want to make use of its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties its leaves inner bark and roots are your best options. Image from Forest Kim Starr Mechanism of Action: The main alkaloid component of the herb is called mitra- phylline. Its mechanism of action is to modulate the release of various cytokines in- volved in the inflammation process. These cytokines include IL-1A IL-1B IL-17 and TNF-A. In one study the bark extract of the herb was tested for its anti-inflammatory effects. The result was that the inhibitory effect of the part was largely upon the NF-KB pathway of the inflammation process. Risks: Like the other herbs with short-term use and low dosage uncaria tomentosa poses little to no risks. But with long-term use and higher dosage you might experi- ence vomiting dizziness and headaches. Those with prescription medication should avoid using this herb for possible drug interactions. Pregnant women are advised against this herb for possibility of miscarriages.

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Say “no” to severe pain with these natural alternatives Ever wanted to live your life without any pain Ever seen your loved ones suffer from the pain of debilitating diseases We’ve all been there whether as the direct pain suf- ferers or spectators to the ones who suffer from pain. The good news is the world is full of natural herbal alternatives that can treat the pain. We don’t have to stand victim to it anymore we can take control of our health in the natural way. Maybe you know of other natural pain killers for severe pain that you can share below. After all it is only with each other that we can make this world a better place. Interact with us using the comments section below and we would try out best to reply to your comments.

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