We’re all familiar with the saying “No Pain, No Gain”…
So is there truth to it? Are we destined to suffer or are there natural ways to treat chronic pain?
Most of us either have some sort of chronic pain, or live with someone who suffers because of it.
Chronic pain affects 30-50% of the adult population in the U.S. Not only is the chronic pain no fun to experience, but it is also changing the brain’s structure and function. Chronic pain for more than 6 months duration causes:
- Abnormal Brain Function implying neuronal loss or dysfunction
- Reduced Cognitive function
- Abnormal Prefrontal processing
- Shrinks the Gray matter of the brain by 5-11%
- Brain Shrinkage that is equivalent to 10-20 years of normal aging. (The longer a person has chronic pain, the more their brain shrinks.)
What Happens In Our Bodies When We Have Pain?
There is a chain reaction. I am sure you can identify with most of these effects of pain:
- Elevates Heart Rate
- Dilates Pupils
- Decreases blood supply to the Gut
- Elevates Blood Sugar
- Weakens Immune Response
- Increases Cortisol production
- Increases LDL
- Causes changes in brain structure and function
- Decreases Memory
- Lowers PH blood levels
- Lowers ability to Concentrate or Focus
- Causes irritability
The Doctors’ Solution? Drugs.
We are in the middle of an opioid addiction crisis. Opioid-based drugs killed an estimated 14,000 in the US in 2014, according to Bergman. And 14,000 more overdosed on Heroin. Prescriptions and sales of opioids like Vicodin and Percocet have quadrupled since 1999, even though there hasn’t been an overall change in the amount of pain that Americans reported during that time.
Chronic pain accounts for nearly half of all opioid prescriptions, and that is the equivalent to one bottle of pills for every American adult. We have a Drug Problem.
Side Effects of Pain Drugs:
- Dry Mouth
- Upset Stomach
- Lung and Heart Problems
- Sleep Apnea
What’s Worse? Pain Killers Actually Cause MORE Chronic Pain.
A new study found that compared to a non-treatment group, the chronic pain of the morphine group worsened with just 5 days of treatment. What’s more, this effect persisted for several months. Even a brief exposure to opioids can have long-term negative effects on pain, according to Prof. Grace of the University of Colorado, Boulder.
What Can You Take to Naturally Improve Your Chronic Pain?
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Channel Flow: This formula can be used successfully for relieving pain from knee tendonitis, tennis elbow, headaches, and for routine pain as you would an NSAID or Tylenol. Clients have used Channel Flow alone or with other herbal formulas for arthritis, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, dysmenorrhea, headaches, TMJ pain, low back, shoulder and neck pain, and post-surgical recovery. The formula has also been used experimentally for foot and ankle pain.
AC-Q Tabs: 1. Treats joint and muscle pain accompanied by weakness of the legs, hips, and back, especially post-stroke; 2. Treats degenerative diseases which reduce mobility and strength, including arthritis; 3. Use for traumatic and sports injuries: the formula works well for acute lower body (below the waist) injuries, and in chronic cases affecting the whole body; and 4. Use for fibromyalgia.
Mobility 2: 1. Treats Edema 2. Treats severe chronic Arthritis or Rheumatism characterized by Inflammatory processes and stagnation of Blood flow in the Joints; 3. Treats Gout, Sciatica, Lumbago.
Mobility 3: 1. Treats physical discomfort due to exposure to wind, cold, or dampness. Symptoms include Headache, Numbness, Pain, Malaise, Fatigue, and the like; 2. Treats Arthritis and Muscle Pain that worsens in cold damp weather; 3. This formula is particularly suitable for persons over 30 years of age.