Pain makes life difficult. It disrupts our plans, gets in the way of connecting with others, and it... hurts! Pain often robs us of life.
As is true of all pharmaceuticals, pain relievers have potential side effects including injury of organs, dementia, digestive issues and others. Pain killers are linked to the death of thousands of Canadians every year.
Natural pain relievers, on the other hand, do not create these problems. The plant kingdom has bee successfully used for thousands of years. What are these plants? Here but a few. Turmeric (a heaping teaspoon in a small glass of water; may also be anti-cancerous) and white willow bark (available in capsules). There are a number of plant essential oils that are known to reduce pain and assist with healing that can be applied topically or consumed. (Just make sure they are therapeutic grade, otherwise they may harm you! -ask us for the best essential oils.) Here is a partial list: clove, balsam fir, peppermint, lavender, copal, wintergreen (use cautiously), nutmeg, rosemary, marjoram, and helichrysum. These can be combined to synergistically improve the pain relief (but if you don't know which ones to combine, just ask us!).
A word of caution: some essential oils may worsen or create other conditions, especially if not pure or used in large quantities. This
is true of all pharmaceutical medications. If natural products are effective they are to be preferred. Do work with a health professional to monitor your condition when using any
I have watched with satisfaction the look on a woman's face after she applied some essential oils on her head. Her migraine headache shifted and then left! We did the same thing for her aching neck muscles. Then after applying some other essential oils her stomach settled down (she had the flu). She was ecstatic!
Another woman who had chronic migraines has said she enjoys almost total relief from the same combination of oils, and for less money than the potentially damaging pharmaceuticals she had been taking for years.
Another woman suffering from disabling sacroiliac joint pain, who had been unsuccessfully treated by a variety of health-care professionals, became pain free while experiencing the Raindrop Technique. After getting off the message table she had some pain return but by that evening
was pain-free, and remained so for the next week. She was ecstatic! Her life was back!
Have an upset stomach? According to a 2014 Journal of Gastroenterology
investigation, pure peppermint oil was found to be a first-line treatment for Irritable Bowel
Syndrome cramps and pain. Peppermint has been used for centuries for improving digestion. Clinical studies reveal it is also helpful for memory! (Peppermint is not recommended for those who are
pregnant or with high blood pressure.)
Turmeric is an powerful anti-inflammatory and has been shown to be as effective as a pain reliever as common medications, but without
the stomach upset. This can be effective for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. It may also reduce depression and help fight cancer! It is more powerful if taken with some black pepper (which may reduce
some forms of arthritis).
Ginger has been shown to reduce migraine headaches in a majority of sufferers, but with far fewer
side effects of a common medication. It is also reputed to be excellent for one's digestion and respiratory systems.
Would you like to see what oils have worked for others? Take a look here.
Other essential oil options are available such as the essential oil blends of Relieve It™, Panaway™, Deep Relief™, and others. Just ask.
Pain is an indication that an underlying condition needs to be addressed. For example, as we age our muscles often
become tighter. It's more important to do stretching exercises, yoga, messages, etc. Some people report being able to reduce certain painful conditions by following the exercises found in
this website. Be certain to see a health professional to determine the underlying cause of your pain. Then investigate methods that may
address that underlying cause.
Don't just mask pain. Get to the root of it!
Need to heal skin that has been burnt or wounds that aren't healing properly? For burns use pure, real lavender oil with (preferably) fresh aloe vera. Asea powerfully acts to quickly reduce the pain and speed the healing of burns or wounds that aren't healing. It's remarkable! Another avenue for burnt skin is to apply minerals to the area; burnt skin is painful because certain trace minerals are depleted from the skin and surrounding tissue. Replacing these helps to reduce the pain and speed the healing.