Have you ever suffered from arthritis, RSI or Carpel Tunnel? Maybe “tennis elbow” or “golfer's shoulder”? If you have, then you are all too familiar with the constant pain, and restriction of movement which impacts all your activities – not to mention your sleep. These conditions basically all describe inflammation in our bodies, just located in different areas.
Inflammation is the body's way of healing as it calls for assistance, refreshes the cells and gets rid of the 'garbage'. It's not that great however, when your body continues producing inflammation-provoking immune cells. This causes pain which, as any sufferer knows, affects every single area of your life. There are medications which help relieve the inflammation, and thus the pain, but as with all chemicals, they have side effects.
There are ways you can treat inflammation naturally, like changing your diet, or adding in key supplements such as Turmeric. Some traditional practitioners can also help, like osteopaths or acupuncturists. Any strategies you use to lower your toxins will also help with inflammation - whether you decide to do regular exercise, or relax with a footbath. They won't give you overnight benefits (usually) but will certainly help you in the long run.
Another thing that I have personally found to be very helpful in the short-term, is Kunzea Cream. While I've been seeing a great osteopath who has been treating my Carpel Tunnel and Tennis Elbow, I needed some immediate relief from the pain. The Kunzea Extra Strength cream is specifically suited for chronic, and particularly joint conditions. It works really quickly, achieving a noticeable reduction of pain within as little as 10 minutes. I now use it for those days when I've overdone it a bit, or still have a few days to go before my next osteopath appointment.
We'd love to hear your natural strategies for reducing the need for painkillers - please share with us below.