6 Effective and Natural Alternatives to Ibuprofen
The normal reaction when having pain is to pop a pill, which in some cases is an Ibuprofen or an Aspirin. However, is taking Ibuprofen or an Aspirin the best treatment for pain? It can cause side effects.
According to Joe Martino of Collective Evolution these are the effects of Ibuprofen and Aspirin?
- DNA Damage
- Heart Disease
- Hearing Loss
- Influenza Mortality
This will make you think twice before popping that pill.
Joe Martino also came up with six natural approaches to having pain in your body.
1. White Willow Bark: “This herb was the original aspirin.” It has a substance of salicin that switches to salicylic acid when in stomach. That is the main ingredient in Aspirin. When used synthetically it causes irritation in the stomach.
- Suggested dose– one to two dropperfuls daily.
2.Capasaicin: Often found in cream or gels. It comes from chili peppers and can have a stinging feeling when applied.
- Dose. It can be used three to four times a day.
3. Boswellia: It is known as “Indian Frankincense”. It is a supplement and a topical cream. It helps “improve blood flow on joints and prevent inflammatory white blood cells from entering damaged tissue.”
- Dose. It is 450-750 mg for three to four weeks
4.Cat’s Claw. It grows in South America and contains an “anti-inflammatory agent that aids in blocking the production of the hormone prostaglandin which contributes to inflammation and pain within the body,” according to Joe Martino.
- Dose. It is 250 to 1,000 mg capsules one to three times a day.
5. Omega-3 fatty acids: It can help “people who suffer with arthritis, other inflammatory joint conditions and inflammatory bowel diseases.” It can also reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and it stops heart disease.
- Dose. It is 1,000 mg a day.
6. Curcumin: It “helps block pain signals running to the brain.” It also helps in treating rheumatoid arthritis.
- Dose. It is 400-600 mg, three times a day for pain and inflammation.
Don’t take this writers advice on situation. Do your own research? Also, bring this up to your doctor’s attention. May be that don’t know about alternative ways and if they do, they might work with you. Do this with your own precautionary measures.
Next time you feel pain, take a moment and relax. Take some time and feel what is going on in your body. The more we get in touch, the more we learn about it.
The pains we feel say we need to transform whether it is physical or emotional. We can learn by paying attention.
Sometimes we may feel pain because it is change of weather and if we had a pain there before it comes back. Also, pain is a way we deal with that situation. It’s a rush that sends a vibration that alerts us something is wrong.
When we shut out that feel and suppress it. It will hurt us down the road. Think twice before you pop an Ibuprofen.