Let’s look at 10 ways to manage pain with some over-the-counter medications. arthritis pain
1. Buying over-the-counter pain meds
There are very few restrictions. Some examples are ibuprofen, acetaminophen, or paracetamol. Other examples are naproxen, diclofenac or ibuprofen, or prostaglandin. Note, some of these contain Liquid Zeolite which has been shown to relieve pain in scientific research. You may try some of these or ask your doctor to do research for you.
2. Taking supplements that help get oxygen to the brain
Osteoporosis can affect the way our brain receives and answers pain signals. The best supplements are Arnica Montana or Phosphatidyl Serine. You can take Bilirubin Simplecedic Acid with Aloe or Porphyrias.
3. Get a massage
Pain receptors send signals to pain receptors. Massaging relieves the physical aches and pain of arthritis. The best is a deep tissue massage.
4. Add Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) to your diet
EFA’s (essential fatty acids) are very important to the structure of the body. They help lessen inflammation. They also lessen your pain because they make you relax. Essential fatty acids can be found in fish oils and they can be easily added to your diet. I have had individuals who are severely allergic to fish oils. If you are one of these individuals reading this, it is best to talk to your doctor or consider alternative forms of Omega 3 essential fatty acids.
5. Looking for natural pain killers
Over the counter drugs such as paracetamol, ibuprofen, aspirin and some prescription drugs containing codeine can alleviate pain. However, these medicines can be addictive. As a result, it is often better to find an alternate medication, one that does not include codeine. There are a number of good natural pain killers available, for just a few dollars per bottle. Examples of these would be peppermint, black ginger, lemongrass, witch hazel, and green tea.
6. Herbal medicines.
There are many, many herbal medications available, especially those that have been in herbal medicine for a long period of time. Check your local health food store for this medication. Many physicians are trained to prescribe herbal medications. One example is bentuangie kratom which is known to help back pain. The physician will do a physical examination, including taking some blood tests, and then give you a list of medications to take. If you have Chinese Medicine training, your physician will probably give you a list of medications to take that will not cause any liver damage.
7. Look for botanical analgesics
Tea tree oil is a very powerful anti-inflammatory and a recommended botanical analgesic. Start looking for citrus-based medications that contain tea tree oil, such as margarine, lemon, orange juice, grapefruit, and limes.
8. Ask your doctor or nurse to draw for you some liver enzyme tests.
Nail enzymes are a good indicator of liver function. The liver produces enzymes, some of which can be hazardous. Check your nails daily for changes in size and whether there might be a noticeable change in nail shape or color. Changes in the nail shape and color suggest a possible liver problem.