Thursday, October 2, 2008

Natural Pain Relievers

Do you take over-the-counter pain relief medications? How about prescription drugs? Here are some alternatives recommended by MDs and Naturopathic practitioners that might be worth a try:

For arthritis:
  • Capsaicin (an active component of chile pepper) ointment - one to three times daily & Boswellia - a tree herb (60% concentration, 250 mg 3x daily), & curcumin (400 to 600 mg 3x daily)
  • or Capsaicin (2 - 3 x daily) & acupuncture (1-2x weekly) & fish oil (1,000 to 8,000 mg daily) & magnesium (500 to 1,000 mg daily) & Vitamin D (1,000 to 5,000 IU daily)
  • or Inflathera (must be ordered by a doctor) or Zyflamed brands (contains ginger, turmeric, and holy basil - all are anti-inflammatories; 2 - 3x capsules daily) & fish oil (1,000 to 3,000 mg daily) & acupuncture (1 - 2x weekly) for one month.
For arthritis or fibromyalgia:
  • Fish oil (1,000 to 8,000 mg daily) & Vitamin D (1,000 to 5,000 IU daily) & magnesium (500 - 1,000 mg daily) make sure you are also taking calcium to ensure proper use and absorption of magnesium in the body. Ratio should be either 2:1 or 1:1 - ask your health care practitioner.
  • or SAM-e (400 to 1,500 mg daily) & curcumin (500 mg 3 - 4x daily) & fish oil (1,000 - 3,000 mg daily).
  • or Curcumin (1,000 - 2,000 mg daily) & fish oil (1,000 - 8,000 mg daily).
Of course, a healthy lifestyle is always beneficial toward reducing the need for any types of treatments for health issues - whether it be natural or pharmaceutical. But these treatments are good alternatives to drugs for when your health isn't what it should be. Always check with a qualified healthcare practitioner before starting a new regimen of supplements.

1 comment:

Sophia said...

Nice post...very informative and helpful. There are certain diseases in the world, which people think are incurable, but with the help of naturopathy that can be control to sum extent. Naturopathy aims at treating those problems at its very root. Arthritis problem is one such which can be treated easily with better results, if naturopathy is considered. If you’d like to find out more on what naturopathy can do for you to relieve your problems follow this link and consult Dr. Gez Agolli