Some Natural Painkillers

I have mentioned Epsom salts before as a natural painkiller to use for muscle soreness. Soaking an area in an Epsom salts bath can increase magnesium and stop inflammation.

Trigger point therapy is a form of massage therapy in which direct pressure is applied to specified points on tender muscle tissue to bring about reduction in muscle tension and pain relief. I use this frequently with the slow, deep breathing of clients to help alleviate muscle pain effectively.

Dry needling also works on trigger points and can dramatically help with discomfort such as from shoulder pain, also helping with range of movement.

Bone broths contain minerals in forms that your body can easily absorb: calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulphur and others. They contain chondroitin sulphate and glucosamine, the compounds to reduce inflammation, arthritis and joint pain.

Evening primrose oil is naturally rich in the essential fatty acid and is becoming more popular around the world as a natural PMS treatment. Many women take it to alleviate common premenstrual symptoms, including pain, thanks to its hormone-balancing effects.

Peppermint and Lavender oil are also used on temples to help with headache pain.

I am a great believer in the use of arnica, always using myself when I sprain an ankle or knock myself, I used immediately before and after having my wisdom teeth removed in tablet form but arnica oil is a proven way to help lower inflammation and associated pain in the weeks following carpal tunnel surgery, and again with bruising as long as the skin is not broken. 

These are some ‘natural’ ideas to help but make sure that you visit your GP if you have any concerns about your pain!