There are a myriad of natural solutions to help combat pain. These tend to work well where mainstream medications have failed. Besides prescription drugs may be addictive and have even more adverse effects. In fact, some of these natural substances work in ways that could be deemed miraculous. These seven are some of the most powerful that I have researched and used in practise. Whether the pain is due to arthritis or pain resulting from a toothache, you will get relief. In addition. I have included videos that explain more about these powerful substances and how to use them.
1.DMSO FOR PAIN RELIEF
British Columbia Study
A study in British Columbia was conducted on numerous topical treatments to determine which substances can help the over 1 million Canadians suffering from neuropathic pain.
One of the questions that researchers were trying to answer was: Does DMSO help with nerve pain?
Researchers initiated the study with the understanding that DMSO:
- Increases the effectiveness of drug movement in the body
- Is used for neuropathic pain due to the substance’s impact on C-fiber modulation
The study found that capsaicin and lidocaine were able to provide relief for neuropathic pain. Researchers point to a 2013 study finding that low levels of pain relief exist when DMSO is applied. Even low levels of pain relief can lead to a significant improvement in quality of life.
Taken from Using DMSO for Nerve Pain.
2. CBD oil for Pain Relief.
According to the National Centers for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), some evidence suggests that cannabis or CBD could have modest benefits for chronic pain.
While CBD is a promising option for pain relief, research has not yet proven it safe and effective, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have not approved CBD for treating pain.
A 2020 reviewTrusted Source reports that CBD could have benefits for relieving chronic pain, improving sleep, and reducing inflammation, but that these effects are condition-specific.
More evidence is needed to determine the therapeutic potential of CBD and to determine safe and effective dosages for pain.
Based on the current research, here are some possible benefits of CBD oil.
3. Hydrogen Peroxide for toothache.
As mentioned earlier, individuals can use a hydrogen peroxide mouthwash to treat canker sores. One of the benefits of doing this is pain relief from the canker sores. The same applies to toothaches. Individuals can use a hydrogen peroxide mouthwash to relieve toothache pain. If the pain comes from an underlying cause like swollen gums or insufficient flossing, it can often treat the toothache itself.
In many cases, though, hydrogen peroxide only acts as a method of pain relief. For instance, hydrogen peroxide mouthwash will not replace an individual’s need to have their wisdom teeth removed. However, it can make it easier on patients while they are waiting for their appointment to have their wisdom teeth removed. These mouthwashes are also helpful for toothache pain resulting from cracked teeth or gum disease. Once again, though, additional treatments are necessary for these conditions.
4. MSM Powder to Treat Osteoarthritis and Joint Pain
A well-researched MSM benefit is that it helps decrease joint inflammation, improves flexibility and restores collagen production. It can help form connective tissue and repair joints, tendons and ligaments.
This is why it’s commonly used topically on the skin and also taken by mouth as part of an arthritis diet and supplementation plan to pain or osteoarthritis/degenerative joint disease. Research shows that many patients with arthritis, joint pain, stiffness, knee/back problems and a limited range of motion experience a reduction in symptoms and improved quality of life when taking an MSM supplement.
MSM supplements may help treat arthritis because they help the body form new joint and muscle tissue while lowering inflammatory responses that contribute to swelling and stiffness. Sulfur also impacts the immune system and facilitates normal cellular activity.
Sulfur needs to be present for our cells to release many byproducts and excess fluids that can accumulate and cause swelling/tenderness.
A clinical trial testing the effects of MSM supplements on joint pain in 118 patients with osteoarthritis (such as with the knee) found that compared to a placebo, MSM supplements taken over 12 weeks resulted in more improvements in pain, swelling and joint mobility. MSM supplements were given in 500-milligram doses three times daily along with glucosamine (also taken in 500-milligram doses three times daily).
Together they both seem to safely reduce inflammation and pain intensity without causing side effects for the majority of people. That suggests that MSM — especially when combined with glucosamine and chondroitin — an excellent natural treatment for arthritis.
Some studies have also found that MSM may work better than glucosamine, if you choose to only take one of these.
5. Marjuanna Oil for Pain Relief.
The oil discussed in this section is different from CBD oil. Cannabis oil also known as marjuanna contains the key chemical called THC- the main psychoactive component of the cannabis plant. In other words, THC is the primary agent responsible for creating the ‘high’ associated with recreational cannabis use.
Traditional arthritis treatments are rife with potentially dangerous side effects. Cases in point: Tylenol and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, can exacerbate liver and bleeding issues. Excessive doses of Tylenol can cause liver toxicity and high dose anti-inflammatory drugs, such as NSAIDs, can cause gastrointestinal bleeding and kidney problems. Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and biologics can interfere with the immune system’s ability to fight infection. And, if those categories don’t work, patients are left with opioids, which can become habit-forming.
“If you put the opioids head-to-head with cannabis for mild to moderate pain, what we find is that they’re about equal,” says Jordan Tishler, M.D., a Boston cannabis physician at Inhale MD, Harvard instructor of medicine, and president of the Association of Cannabis Specialists. “In that situation, cannabis may be equally effective, but it’s a lot safer.”
Scientific evidence confirming Dr. Tishler’s experience continues to grow, showing cannabis to be “remarkably helpful as a pain medication, interacting with receptors in multiple locations throughout the body,” he says. It also impacts pain processing in the spinal cord and brain. Preclinical data suggest that cannabinoids have particular therapeutic potential for rheumatic diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis (plus systemic sclerosis and fibromyalgia, too).
Here’s how it works: Cannabis contains dozens of cannabinoids, chemicals that interact with our body’s own endocannabinoid system, which regulates inflammation and pain. THC is the most well-known (it’s what gets you high) and CBD is another. “The THC in cannabis is the primary pain reliever, so what I do as a doctor is find the smallest dose of the THC or cannabis that will do the job with the minimum side effects,” Dr. Tishler says. The most common side effect, unsurprisingly, is getting stoned. “All pain medications have side effects and cannabis is no different,” he says.
Like any other clinician, Dr. Tishler helps arthritis patients manage side effects through dosing, timing, and route of delivery. For example, for chronic pain, he might recommend an edible with 5 mg THC twice a day for long-lasting coverage, and a vaporizer for acute relief on an as-needed basis.
“One cannabinoid called THC-A—which is different from THC—is a better anti-inflammatory than THC or CBD,” he says. “When I treat somebody with an autoimmune disease like rheumatoid arthritis, I often try to add THC-A to the THC so that we’re covering the underlying inflammation as well as deriving pain control.” Dr. Tishler supplements THC-A through an extract; Seritt gets her dose of THC-A and THC from a paste made from fresh plants that she grows herself.
6. Epsom Salt for Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
Published studies have shown inconsistent improvement in pain and morning stiffness in RA with mineral baths, according to a 2018 review. However, some individual research trials have shown benefits.
In a 2016 study from Portugal, people with rheumatoid arthritis functioned better with 21 days of mineral baths (some including water exercise) than with standard treatment. In a 2018 study from Turkey, people with RA taking disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs were rated as more improved by themselves and their doctors when two weeks of spa therapy was added. Benefits lasted six months but tapered off to mild improvement by 12 months.
7. Turmeric for Arthritis Pain
Arthritis occurs when there is inflammation and stiffness in the joints of the body. Medical professionals have uncovered over 100 different forms of this chronic condition. It is a disease that is most common in people who are getting older, but it can be found in men, women, and even children of all ages.
The pain that is associated with arthritis can range from mild to moderate to severe. It can progress and worsen over time, or it can stay the same throughout.
Turmeric and its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties have been used as an effective form of treatment for people dealing with arthritis. Recent studies have shown that turmeric is particularly effective at preventing inflammation so turmeric can be a good preventative supplement to take if you think you are at risk for arthritis. In addition, turmeric can also help to keep arthritis symptoms from worsening by blocking the cytokines and enzymes that cause inflammation.