Pain is a natural response sent from nerves to the brain that essentially informs us that something is wrong. In most cases, our perceptions of pain are acute, meaning we only feel pain for very short periods of time. For example, falling down and scraping one’s nee in the process usually doesn’t cause anything greater than mild to moderate pain for a few minutes.
Some people, however, experience chronic pain. Unlike its acute counterpart, chronic pain lasts hours, days, weeks, months, or yeras without significant improvement.
Whether you’re a veteran chronic pain sufferer or you’re reading this because you fell and scraped your knee a few minutes ago, here are several all-natural ways to kiss pain “goodbye.”
Just one-fourth of Americans regularly get enough exercise. This causes many people to experience chronic pain.
Although exercise itself generally doesn’t alleviate pain, it strengthens the body and helps it function as it’s supposed to. If you suffer from chronic or intermittent pain, make sure to get enough exercise for your age and body type.
Kratom, also known in Latin as Mitragyna speciosa, is an evergreen tree indigenous to Southeast Asia. Its leaves have been chewed by the people of modern-day Thailand, Indonesia, and elsewhere throughout the region for hundreds, if not thousands, of years.
People consume kratom leaves via mouth. Those who have direct access to fresh kratom trees usually chew raw, unprocessed leaves. Southeast Asians typically consume kratom by chewing fresh Mitragyna speciosa leaves or by brewing tea with them.
In the United States, where the pain-alleviating drug has exploded in popularity over the past decade, most people mix finely-powdered, dried leaves with flavored liquids to mask the plant’s bitter taste and consume the mixtures by mouth. People also consume tea here in the United States.
Kratom does not require any additives, preservatives, fillers, or other substances to block pain signals within the body. The human brain has three types of opioid receptors: mu, kappa, and delta. Although it works in the same manner as traditional opioids like morphine, heroin, and oxycodone, kratom does not cause respiratory depression, the leading cause of death resulting from opioid overdose. Further, kratom dependency is reported to feature far milder withdrawal symptoms than its poppy-based counterparts.
Keep in mind that opioid painkillers are one of the most powerful ways to stop pain – that’s why they’re used, even though their addictive potential is so strong. Kratom is as effective, if not more effective, than opioids, per tons of anecdotal reports. Although regularly taking things like vitamins and joint supplements should always be a first-line defense in protecting yourself against pain, kratom is a fine alternative to strong painkillers like opioids.
Just like cannabis has a wide array of naturally-occurring cannabinoids that act on the brain, kratom contains several pain-relieving compounds, the most abundant of which is mitragynine.
Anecdotal reports from hundreds of thousands of users suggest that raw, pure kratom is effective at killing all types of pain.
Currently, Mitragyna speciosa is legal in the United States, though some states and localities have criminalized its possession, sale, distribution, and use.
Cannabis, also known as marijuana, has also been used by humans for thousands of years. Historians know that cannabis was used at least as early as 2900 B.C. for a vast array of conditions, ranging from malaria to joint pain and muscle spasms.
Unfortunately, marijuana is illegal throughout roughly half of the United States. In recent years, the tides of legalization have shifted rapidly in favor of legalizing cannabis for all uses. As such, even if you live in an illegal state, that soon may change. Cannabis is a highly effective substitute for opioid painkillers.
More than ever before, all-natural remedies have recently become incredibly popular across the United States. Led by young people, the natural revolution is helping people stay in shape, maintain objectively healthy diets, and keep their minds and bodies in working order. Hopefully, these all-natural means of alleviating and preventing pain work for you.