In this post, we are going to cover the top ten natural painkillers to help you get relief fast. And you may be a person out there that’s struggled with headaches, neck pain, low back pain, herniated discs, torn ACL, shoulder issues with your rotator cuff, muscle aching, fibromyalgia – any of those issues, any type of joint or muscle pain or discomfort, you may be seeking the help of natural painkillers.
Eating spicy foods such as cayenne pepper and wasabi and horseradish really improve circulation. Circulation is key to killing pain, okay. So again, if you want to get rid of pain, we’ve got to increase circulation in the body, getting you nutrients and blood flow to the area, so doing a little cayenne pepper in your burger meat or in your hummus or in whatever you’re making is a fantastic way to naturally relieve pain. And also, you can mix cayenne pepper with some coconut oil and peppermint oil and mixing those together and actually making your own natural skin cream or pain-free cream if you want to do something topically. But even internally, we know that spicy foods can make a big difference.
Arnica oil is something that you can rub on topically. It’s been shown to actually be transdermal. It will get from your skin into the joint muscle or tissue area and help reduce inflammation. So again, if you’re looking to make a topical ointment or cream or gel yourself, arnica oil is a must have. It’s also the best for bruising. If you bruise in an area, especially if you have any discoloration, arnica oil will help heal that area very, very quickly.
Turmeric and ginger, two of the most potent, anti-inflammatory herbs on the planet. Turmerics have cocumin, ginger has gingeralls. These are fantastic compounds found in these herbs. What we recommend you do is you can just add turmeric and ginger to your recipes, add some ginger to a morning smoothie, add turmeric, again, to your chicken, a salad, your burger meat, a recipe even like guacamole, you can add a little turmeric. But just add in turmeric to your recipes. Also, you can take them in capsule form, or do them as a tea, or juice them! So there’s a lot of different ways to get these herbs. But turmeric and ginger are powerful anti-inflammatory herbs. And actually, medical studies have proven that turmeric and ginger are more effective in treating pain than most conventional over-the-counter medications.
Peppermint and wintergreen essential oils
They contain menthol, or mentha. It’s a compound that actually helps cool and reduce inflammation in an area, and it specifically works as an analgesic, numbing areas as well. So again, peppermint oil and wintergreen oil, what I would do is mix those with some arnica oil. Heck, you can mix it with some cayenne pepper there as well that we’ve talked about. Make your own muscle or joint cream, rub it on the area, it’s really going to support the health and reduce pain fast.
Magnesium oil or Epsom salt baths
Magnesium oil is transdermal, gets into your skin. Magnesium is known as the relaxation mineral. So if you have an area of muscle spasm or tension, magnesium helps calm and relax the area. So again, using magnesium oil topically on an area is wonderful. As well, you can also use magnesium oil, or add a cup of Epsom salts to a bath, soak with those, with some essential oils, and that’s also going to help relieve that muscle pain, tension, some tendonitis you might have in your various joints.
Use a foam roller
Give yourself a massage with a foam roller. You can buy a foam roller, or you can even use a lacrosse ball or a tennis ball, but foam rollers are ideal. Get in those areas, maybe it’s your IT band, maybe it’s your TFL, maybe it’s your quad, your hamstrings, maybe it’s the area of your shoulder like you bicep tendon. Get on there, you can buy a foam roller and just roll the area. Typically, you want to get on an area, sit on there for about one minute, and then roll it for about a minute. You don’t want to overdo it, because that can actually cause more problems. But you want to go about a maximum of about two minutes in an area. But foam rolling, and giving yourself that natural, homemade massage, is a great way to naturally relieve pain.
Drink bone broth
Bone broth contains collagen, as well as glucosamine, chondroitin, and hyaluronic acid, all the nutrients you need to help rebuild healthy joints. So if you have any type of joint issue, whether it’s headaches, low back pain, neck pain, a joint pain of your shoulders, your elbows, your wrists, your ankles, anywhere, drinking bone broth can help. We recommend you check out bone broth powder, you can add that to a smoothie, or drinking bone broth soup on a regular basis. But bone broth is a fantastic way to help naturally relieve pain. And really, this is long term, you’re not going to drink bone broth protein one day and it automatically takes you pain away, versus a peppermint oil, you’ll get more immediate relief. But b2one broth over time may have the biggest impact on helping your joints feel better.
Chiropractic care and acupuncture
Chiropractic has been used as one of the top natural pain relievers for years, especially for spinal issues. If you’ve got neck pain and back pain, I would try chiropractic first, and then also acupuncture. Acupuncture is great for pain that may be emotionally related, or due to muscle spasms as well.