Natural Pain Relief and What are the Best
Proven Natural Remedies By Dr. James Meschino, DC, MS, ND I want to talk to you about natural pain relief.
What are the most successful natural remedies to reduce pain or inflammation?
I’m talking mostly about pain that arises from joint pain, muscle pain, tendinitis,
bursitis and pain from arthritic conditions, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
and other auto-immune diseases, like Lupus, ankylosis spondylitis. And also mechanical
low back pain; the typical low back pain/strain that you might get from say a pinched nerve
or a spinal nerve disc herniation. I’d also like to talk about headache pain, like migraines,
cluster and tension headaches. In these cases, there are natural remedies
that can actually reduce your reliance on non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, like
aspirin and ibuprofen, and also on stronger pain killers, like the narcotics Percocet,
Oxycodone and so on. Why would you want to consider using natural
supplements to relieve pain? Pharmaceutical drugs come with side-effects if you take them
over a long period of time, and even possible dependency, which can be very scary because
you can also become addicted. With non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
– like aspirin, ibuprofen, diclofenac (Voltaren) and indomethacin – they not only reduce
pain and inflammation, they can also cause erosion in the intestinal tract that ulcerates
and can lead to internal bleeding. It’s not uncommon. Taking these drugs can also
lead to heart failure, raised blood pressure, liver damage, liver failure and kidney damage,
where you may one day find yourself in need of a kidney transplant or even on dialysis
treatment three mornings a week for the rest of your life.
Drugs for rheumatoid arthritis are TMF (tumor necrosis factor) blockers and as good as they
can be at managing the condition, they also come with side-effects – an increased risk
of cancer, opportunist infection, lymphoma, heart disease, yeast and fungal infection.
It’s not that these drugs don’t have a place in the management of arthritic and painful
conditions; but we shouldn’t only rely on these drugs because there are side-effects.
If you can use some natural agents that are non-toxic to help to manage the pain, there
should be less dependency on the other medications. In the long run, that’s really the goal
you should aim for. What natural supplements help manage these
painful conditions over a long period of time? The anti-inflammatory ones that I recommend
have good, solid evidence behind them –curcumin, boswellia, white willow bark extract and ginger.
I also like quercetin, a flavionoid. Therapeutic doses of Vitamin D can also help accomplish
this, and in osteoarthritis patients, the combination of glucosamine sulfates with bromelain
enzymes, MSM and quercetin does a great job of stabilizing osteoarthritis and maintaining
joint cartilage while having an anti-inflammatory effect, naturally.
Also using essential fatty acids – a capsule containing fish oil, flax seed and borash
seed, all in one – to me is an outstanding combination, making anti-inflammatory hormones
that suppress inflammation. In some cases with auto-immune diseases – as in rheumatoid
arthritis – adding medicinal mushrooms with astragalus and probiotics helps to regulate
the immune system and tone it down so it stops being as aggressive in attacking the tissues
and being so detrimental. For headache pain, studies from The Journal
of Headache and other medical journals show a reduction in migraines by 50 to 70 percent
when a combination of feverfew and butter-burr was introduced. These two amazing herbs are
proven successful in the treatment of migraine headaches.
Studies also show that when people have very intense night pain, a derivative from the
California poppy has ingredients that attach to the opiate receptors in the brain just
as narcotics do. They suppress the pain, resulting in a good night’s sleep without dependency,
hallucinations or getting you addicted to the actual substances.
These are natural things that work really well, but are often ignored. The problem is
that many family doctors, rheumatologists and orthopedic surgeons fail to explain to
patients the value of these dietary and lifestyle interventions which can be very important
in lifestyle management, including selecting the right exercise program for the patient.
This is where I come in. To really understand this, you should download my eBook on the
subject, Proven Natural Remedies for Joint Pain, Inflammation and Arthritis. The booklet
shows you exactly the lifestyle plan to manage these types of painful, inflammatory conditions
– including arthritic conditions – in conjunction with any drugs or medical treatment
you’re currently receiving. Everyone should get this booklet, the Proven Natural Remedies
for Joint Pain, Inflammation and Arthritis, because it has all of the evidence-based lifestyle
interventions that you should be using to help manage your pain more effectively, going
forward. At http://www.MeschinoHealth.com, you’ll
see all of my different review papers, a number of my professional videos, and footage from
my live seminars and other resources, all available to you for free that will help you
lead a long, healthy and functioning life. My research papers and teaching materials
come complete with all the scientific references so you know that you’re only getting evidence-based
information on any health topic that you’re seeking out.
Be sure to use http://www.MeschinoHealth.com as an on-going, reliable resource for any
health and wellness information you’re looking for, for both you and your family members.
Thanks so much for your time.