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Cure Pain without Drugs

PAIN CURE

Have you been suffering from pain and there seems to be no relief or answers in sight?  My husband was recently in this state.  He had two crushed discs in his back from an injury when he was in college.  Recently, his nerves became inflamed and he suffered immensely from sciatica pain.  

From all the research we did, we learned that back surgery was definitely not the answer.  Many people said it made them worse and they ended up suffering more.  Pain pills didn’t seem to even put a dent in the pain at times.

But we found answers that worked.  He’s in a process of healing. If you are suffering from pain, why not give this a try?  You have nothing to lose but the pain.  Here’s what my husband is doing.

Vitamin C

Take between 10,000 and 30,000 mg a day.  I  know that seems huge but it works.  In order to consume this much C, you will need to get powdered vitamin C and mix a teaspoon at a time in water.  We tried buffered C and it didn’t work.  What works is pure vitamin C crystals. We’re using Allergy Research, cassava root source. Most days my husband doesn’t even come close to getting that much vitamin C consumed.  But on the days when he’s been too busy to get half or less vitamin C, he really notices the pain.  As soon as we mix some powdered C in water, and about 20-30 minutes after drinking it, the pain begins to subside a bit.  

Curcumin

Curcumin is the pigment that gives the spice turmeric its yellow-orange color.  It has been shown in studies to relieve inflammation and its irritating effects on tissue. NSAIDS, which most people take for pain, cause gastrointestinal problems, whereas curcumin is health enhancing.  One study shows that it can “regulate numerous transcription factors, cytokines, protein kinases, adhesion molecules, redox status and enzymes that have been linked to inflammation.” 1

It has been shown to inhibit cyclooxygenase (COX-2), lipoxygenase (LOX) and inducible nitric oxide (iNOS).” So what does all that mean? Well, COX-2, LOX, and iNOS are enzymes that bring about the inflammatory processes in the body. Curcumin inhibits the production of inflammatory cytokines, tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-a), interleukin (IL) -1, -2, -6, -8, and -12, monocyte chemoattractant protein (MCP).  That spells pain reduction for you.

Cat’s Claw

Cat’s claw has powerful antioxidants that subdue peroxyl and superoxide radicals in their tracks. Laboratory studies show that the antioxidant power of cat’s claw exceeds many medicinal plants. Cat’s claw is a potent anti-inflammatory, which inhibits the production of tumor necrosis factor-alpha, an inflammatory substance that sets you up for both acute and chronic inflammation. Cat’s claw also inhibits the activation of nuclear factor-kappa beta, an inflammatory “on switch” that is associated with cancer and other deadly diseases.  Also, cat’s claw decreases the release of prostaglandin E2, an inflammatory mediator associated with conditions such as arthritis.

Vitamin D

A study published in Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care (SJPHC) supports the findings published in other publications on vitamin D as a possible treatment for chronic pain. “It describes a high prevalence of hypovitaminosis D in patients with non-specific musculoskeletal pain, headache, and fatigue. The conclusion is that general practitioners should maintain awareness of hypovitaminosis D in these patients. Vitamin D supply is defined by sun exposure and dietary intake, which may be affected by work, economy, culture, diseases, etc.2

Lymphasizer

Moving stagnant lymph is a key a relieving pain. As you increase lymphatic flow, you will cause fluid and protein to move away from inflamed areas so that fresh lymph, loaded with oxygen and nutrients needed for tissue repair, can replace it.  The Swing Machine, also known as the lymphasizer, is very helpful in achieving this goal.

Acupuncture

An international team of experts found that acupuncture “does provide real relief from common forms of pain. The team pooled the results of 29 studies involving nearly 18,000 participants. Some had acupuncture, some had “sham” acupuncture, and some didn’t have acupuncture at all. Overall, acupuncture relieved pain by about 50%. The results were published in Archives of Internal Medicine.”3

1 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2637808/

2 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3347929/

3 http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/acupuncture-is-worth-a-try-for-chronic-pain-201304016042

Recipe

Good Girl Moonshine

This drink is very alkalizing! Most Americans are too acidic, which contributes to joint and muscle pain.  This was recommended for my husband.  Happy moonshine!  It’s one with no guilt. 

  • 1 to 2 tablespoons raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger 
  • Stevia to taste
  • Water and ice cubes

Instructions:

1. Put the vinegar, ginger, and sweetener into a quart-size jar. Add a little bit of water so you are able to stir the ingredients.

2. Fill the jar with water and ice cubes, then add more water (or cooled tea of choice) until the liquid reaches the top of the jar. Stir well and enjoy!

9 comments

  1. WHERE DO YOU PURCHASE THESES PRODUCTS TO RELIEVE PAIN!
    PURE VITAMIN C CRYSTALS, ETC.?

    • Allergy Research, but I just learned they have discontinued the vitamin C made from cassava root.

  2. Patricia

    Didn’t Good Girl Moonshine come Trim Healthy Mama? You should probably give them credit for it.

    • I got this recipe from a health practitioner. Sometimes recipes like this make their way around the health community and people don’t know where they came from. That was the case here. If Wellness Mama is the originator, then I give her credit here.

  3. How do I send this info to others with back pain?

    • You can copy and paste into an email to them. Or, send them to my website. They can do a search for that blog.

  4. Do you mind sharing where you get your Allergy Research Cassava C? I have been looking for it for a couple weeks and it’s out of stock everywhere. The company hasn’t responded to my email on when they would have it in stock again

    • I just learned that they discontinued it. I’m so disappointed.

  5. Anyone taking high doses of vitamin C should have periodic urine tests for Microalbumin/Creatine, an indicator of inflammation and kidney function, to ensure you are not harming your kidneys. Damaged kidneys may not give any indication of trouble until irreparable damage is done. The serum tests are not a replacement for the urine test.