Information on how to use natural anti-inflammatory remedies to soothe inflammation and relieve most types of pain.
A wide variety of pain that people might experience is due to inflammation. From day-to-day pain such as backaches or sore muscles and joints to more chronic conditions such as inflammatory arthritis or fibromyalgia, inflammation-related pain affects us all.
The most common way that people deal with inflammation is by taking an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) such as aspirin or ibuprofen. Taking these types of medication on a daily basis can lead to stomach problems such as nausea or vomiting as well as possible long-term kidney or liver damage. Finding a natural anti-inflammatory remedy can be an excellent way to relieve inflammation-related pain without any adverse side effects.
Using Ice as a Natural Anti-Inflammatory
Most people have used ice at one point or another as a way to relieve inflammation from some type of injury such as sprains, strains or bruises. It can be very effective to reduce inflammation and at the same time it also numbs the affected area which can help relieve pain.
It is generally recommended to apply ice as soon as an injury occurs and to leave it on until the affected area begins to feel numb. This generally takes anywhere from 20-30 minutes. Remove the ice and let the affected area warm up back to room temperature and repeat the whole process again.
Natural Anti-Inflammatory Creams
Applying some type of topical anti-inflammatory cream can also be a convenient and effective way to reduce inflammation. There are many different topical anti-inflammatory creams on the market, however not all contain natural ingredients and are safe to use on a prolonged basis. MYO-MED natural anti-inflammatory cream is an example of a type of cream that uses only natural ingredients. The main active ingredient is called Celaplex and it works at a cellular level to deliver natural anti-inflammatory compounds to deep tissue.
A Natural Anti-Inflammatory Diet
It is recommended to stop eating foods high in saturated fats such as fast foods and red meat as these types of foods only make inflammation worse. Adding foods high in Omega-3 and antioxidants can help to reduce inflammation. Seeds and nuts (especially flax seeds and walnuts) as well as fish and vegetables can be beneficial for fighting inflammation on a daily basis.
While changing one’s diet may not be the easiest thing to do, it can be very effective when dealing with chronic inflammation from conditions such as arthritis. When making dietary changes, one may not notice any effects for up to a couple of weeks. However, soon enough you should start to notice that your body feels better and that your pain is beginning to reduce.