Living with chronic pain is an unfortunate way of life for many individuals. Oftentimes, individuals seek the help and advice of a doctor to help relieve or manage their pain. And if you’ve ever been to the doctor for chronic or nagging pain issues, chances are, you were prescribed a prescription medication or a high dosage of ibuprofen to attack your annoying pain.
However, when you turn to traditional medications, pain killers, and opiates, you may run the risk of harmful side effects or even addiction. Many individuals would prefer to avoid these adverse effects by turning towards a more natural form of pain relief. But what can you turn to that has been clinically researched and proven to relieve pain naturally?
Contrary to popular belief, there are a number of ways to relieve your pain naturally. These solutions could include herbal supplements, yoga, acupuncture, and natural pain relief creams such as what we’ve created with Flexicure through over 25 years of clinical research and testing.
Here’s a list of the powerfully effective and 100% natural ingredients contained in Flexicure:
The active ingredients of this resin has numerous health benefits, among which include, anti-inflammatory properties. It is said to help in relieving discomfort in bones and joints and possibly improve joint function. Boswellia serrata is also referred to as frankincense and has been used for centuries in Asian and African folk medicine. In addition to its historical uses, Boswellia Serrata is also an effective painkiller and has been useful in treating conditions such as:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Inflammatory bowel disease
Clinical studies for boswellia serrata have supported its effectiveness in treating and managing pain in patients. Other data suggest that a boswellia based cream helps to prevent skin damage from radiation treatments in breast cancer patients.
When you think of ginger, you think of a spice used to make food or even some desserts. Ginger, however, has many healing properties. This spicy yellow root has been known to alleviate problems related to an upset stomach, the common cold, nausea, and even diarrhea. When taken orally, it has been found to reduce pain associated with osteoarthritis. It’s anti-inflammatory properties are effective in treating issues such as:
- Bacterial infection
When used topically, ginger has been shown to be effective at improving mobility, decreasing inflammation and reducing pain. In a double-blind study of 50 patients located in Thailand, research showed that topical use of ginger was effective in relieving pain and increasing mobility among the study group.
This species of willow bark is said to ease aches and pains and reduce fevers. Referred to as a natural aspirin, this bark is said to relieve pain associated with headaches, muscle pain, menstrual cramps, and rheumatoid arthritis. The ingredients salicin are said to have similar properties to aspirin which is effective for pain relief. There are studies that show that salix alba can cause slight weight loss. While weight loss may be a favorable result for many, the main feature of this bark is treating fever and relieving pain. Other uses date back to ancient Egyptian and Greek times when this ingredient was used topically for joint discomfort and inflammation. The Ingredient salicin has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration in the treatment of calluses and warts. This ingredient has also been known to treat the following:
Because of the potency of this ingredient, it has become a main ingredient for many topical creams.
Comfrey symphytum has been referred to as “knitbone” due to its unique ability to heal broken bones. It's been said that this natural ingredient can knit bones back together. It aids in speeding up the healing process and can heal wounds and bruises. When used as a natural pain relief cream, it helps in reducing inflammation and alleviating pain. It is helpful for the following problems:
When used on a daily basis, comfrey can alleviate pain associated with back pain, ankle sprains and osteoarthritis. There have been numerous clinical studies to support this natural ingredient’s ability to relieve the pain associated with arthritis. Comfrey has been used in traditional medicine for centuries. This medicinal plant is commonly found throughout Europe and some parts of Asia.
Often used to treat arthritis, MSM can be taken orally or topically to relieve pain and swelling associated with osteoarthritis and tendonitis. When used topically it can treat inflammation and discoloration. This organic treatment is helpful in unclogging pores and is considered a better alternative to harsh chemicals for treating acne. MSM acts as a glue in our bodies helping to build our tissues. Topical uses also help with collagen production which results in a reduction of wrinkles. It soothes itching and reduces scar tissue. This natural ingredient helps internally with the following:
- Nasal allergies
- Boosts concentration
- Enhances energy
The sulfur properties are also beneficial for your hair, skin and nails. Clinical studies have shown that the use of MSM decreases pain and function impairment. Studies support improved performance of daily activities among a population of 50 men and women from ages 40 to 76 years of age.
Glucosamine is the cartilage builder that helps relieve joint pain swelling and stiffness. It is considered an alternative for the treatment of osteoarthritis. Glucosamine is found in the fluid surrounding our joints and reduces joint pain and stiffness. It is also good for minimizing cartilage loss for individuals suffering from osteoarthritis. This naturally occurring substance enhances healing after sprains and slows the effect of aging on the joints. Studies of glucosamine have shown that it may inhibit the breakdown of cartilage and is absorbed into the system within a matter of hours. When used topically, it can improve your skin. Some topical benefits include:
- Wound healing
- Skin hydration
- Wrinkle reduction
Glucosamine has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help to counteract free radicals of the skin cells.
This herbal plant extract is available in forms such as gels, creams, and tablets. Arnica grows mainly in Siberia and central Europe. It is used for bleeding, bruising and post surgery swelling. Arnica’s active chemical acts as an antibiotic. Research shows that consistent use of this herb in topical form reduces stiffness and pain and improves function of hands and knees with people suffering from osteoarthritis. Referred to as mountain daisy, this herb can be used topically or as a tincture. Regardless of the use, it is great in treating the following conditions:
- Muscle pain
- Joint pain
By mixing an arnica tincture with a small amount of purified water and dipping the solution onto a gauze pad, it can be used in the form of a compress to relieve musculoskeletal pain. Modern clinical research shows arnica to be just as effective as ibuprofen and when compared to ibuprofen showed a higher reduction in pain intensity and an increase in hand function. Arnica’s natural pain relief can be a formidable alternative to ibuprofen.
While prescription drugs can help you get a quick hit of relief, they can wreak havoc in other ways. With this being such a serious concern for many patients, there is no wonder people are opting for natural alternatives. Prescription medications are not the only culprits. Over the counter pain relievers have also been known to have a detrimental effect. One example is aspirin. Even though aspirin has been recommended to help reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, it can cause problems to your digestive system such as nausea and vomiting.
It is becoming more evident for individuals battling pain that over the counter and prescription drugs are a less preferred method. Flexicure is an all natural topical pain reliever that penetrates deep into your tissues and can alleviate the need for over the counter pain relievers. If you're interested in a natural solution for pain, visit our website to review our 100% all-natural pain cream.