Joint pain is often caused by inappropriately tight tissue pulling on a joint or pulling on the nerves that innervate that joint. In other cases, Osteoarthritis, caused by wear and tear on joints, and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks the tissue that cushions the joints can also cause severe joint pains. So how can you cure joint pains naturally?
CURE JOINT PAINS NATURALLY
Try natural remedies to cure joint pains naturally. The chronic pain and debilitation of arthritis and side effects from medications may prompt you to reach for uncommon cures. These remedies from around the world range from the “might help, can’t hurt” variety to those that warrant a skull and crossbones on the label. Read on to learn which remedy is good for you.
Research in the Journal of Pain reports that ginger is an effective natural anti-inflammatory that helps reduce pain and inflammation. Both raw ginger and heated ginger were used in the study with similar effectiveness. The scientists specifically explored ginger’s effects on muscle pain.
Study at Odense University in Denmark has also conducted extensive research into the anti-pain effects of ginger. In one study, arthritic patients were given small amounts of ginger daily for three months. The majority of people had significant improvements in pain, swelling, and morning stiffness by eating ginger daily.
Ginger is often superior to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like Tylenol or Advil because NSAIDs only work on one level: to block the formation of inflammatory compounds. Ginger, on the other hand, blocks the formation of the inflammatory compounds-prostaglandins and leukotrienes-and also has antioxidant effects that break down existing inflammation and acidity in the fluid within the joints.
Regularly use ginger to address muscular or joint pain and inflammation. The amount used in the study was 5 grams of fresh ginger or one tsp of dried ginger, in divided doses throughout the day. Fresh or dried ginger can be added to stir-fries, curries, soups, or made into tea. Chop a two to three inch piece of fresh ginger, add it to a quart of water and boil on the stove for 30 to 60 minutes. Add one to three drops of honey to sweeten each cup of tea. Drink three cups daily for joint or muscle pain.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Apple cider vinegar is a natural anti-inflammatory agent. Many people have reported remarkable relief, simply through the consumption of 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar each morning. Unfortunately, no official studies have been done on the effect of apple cider vinegar regarding joint health. However, it is very cheap and worth trying.
Caution! Never buy vinegar in plastic containers, as the vinegar’s high acidity will cause the plastic to leach chemicals.
Turmeric, the Indian spice, is often used in traditional medicine to cure joint pains. Use turmeric with milk or water. A pinch of turmeric powder added to a warm cup of milk is a perfect bedtime remedy for joint pains. Curcumin, an extract of turmeric, is a powerful anti-inflammatory substance that can help relief joint pains.
Whole foods for joint pains
Take whole grain wheat, bran, oats, corn, lentils, beans, peas, fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts , seeds for oral chelation to help remove calcium deposits from the joints hence reducing pains.
STRETCHING OR PUTTING PRESSURE
If the joint pain is caused by the tightening of the tissues, we need to get that tight tissue to release bit, so the bones and nerves are not being negatively affected. One way to do that is to stretch the tissue. But often the most effective way is to press on the tissue with your fingers and make the muscle function, or to press on the tight tissue and “stretch” it like it’s a piece of clay with your fingers.
These methods for releasing tight tissue communicate to your cerebellum, the command and control center for muscle tension, that it needs to reset the tension settings where you are pressing on the muscle. When you do this for all the tight spots on a muscle, it returns to it’s optimal settings. It’s longer and more flexible.
When every muscle that can affect your joint pain is free and flexible, the odds are that your joint pain will disappear. It will have the space and freedom that a joint needs to move and function without pain. It really is that simple.
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Extracts and teas made from the bark and roots of this woody vine, which is native to Peru, is used throughout South America as a remedy for arthritis and to treat viral infections, including herpes and HIV. The tannins and sterols in cat’s claw may ease RA or osteoarthritis.
Cat’s claw results in fewer painful, and swollen joints. While cat’s claw may help reduce inflammation, it won’t prevent RA from worsening. Use it as a supplement to prescription medication—not as a replacement.
MSM is a sulfur compound that is naturally found in many foods. In dietary supplements, it is sometimes mixed with glucosamine. Studies on the effects of methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) for joint pain, particularly arthritis, repeatedly show massive improvements in pain relief and decreases of inflammation. Take anywhere from 100 to 5000 mg to relief joint pains. Is safe to use as its from raw foods. This organic sulfur is not similar to sulfa drugs that most people are allergic to. Its in our cartilage and is the reason for the elasticity and flexibility of the cartilage cells.
Vitamin C is required for the production of collagen. It is needed to repair and maintain the soft tissues around the joints. Practically everyone is lacking adequate vitamin C, according to the research of the Linus Pauling Institute.
One of the greatest things you can do for pain, joint or otherwise, is increase your intake of essential fatty acids. Burdock contains fatty oils which (along with its sterols and tannins) contribute to burdock’s reputation as an anti-inflammatory. You can eat burdock root in stir-fries (very popular in Asian cuisine, by the way), make a decoction (To do so: chop 2 tablespoons of fresh burdock root—if you do not have the fresh root available you may use 2 teaspoons of dried root as an alternative. Add the root to the boiling water and allow to simmer for 10 minutes then turn off the heat. Strain and drink while still warm—3-4 cups a day is ideal), or take the herb in capsule form (follow dosage directions, but remember, these are for a 150lb adult—calculate the appropriate dose using your own weight).
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Known for its spicy-hot taste, cayenne makes an excellent topical ointment that relieves joint pain. Rubbing cayenne on the affected area causes a mild irritation, which in turn “distracts” the nerves from the more severe joint pain. Repeated topical applications of cayenne pepper can reduce arthritis pain significantly.
To make a topical paste, mix 2 tablespoons of cayenne pepper with 1/2 cup of cocoa butter, lanolin, or coconut oil. Apply it directly to the sore joint. You can also mix 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper with 1 cup of apple cider vinegar and soak sore hands or feet for 20 minutes to reduce pain and inflammation.
Licorice acts much like your body’s own natural corticosteroids (which reduce inflammation). Licorice decreases free radicals at the site of inflammation and inhibits the enzyme production that’s involved in the inflammatory process. Glycyrrhizin is the component in licorice which blocks and relieves inflammation. It also supports the body’s release of cortisol (which suppresses the immune system, easing the pain and occurrence of arthritis), but it also inhibits some of the side effects of cortisol (such as adrenal fatigue and anxiety). Use in supplement form or as a tea.
Please note: Licorice is not a good remedy for those with blood pressure issues. People who regularly take large amounts of licorice (20 grams/day or more) may experience serious side effects such as headache, high blood pressure, and heart problems. If you already have high blood pressure, heart or kidney disease, or low potassium (hypokalemia), please avoid the herb altogether.
Flaxseed is one of the best vegan sources of Omega-3 (ALA), which is so important to a strong immune system and for fighting inflammation (the vegan bit is important because animal fats often lead to inflammation in arthritis sufferers). Try to include two tablespoons of flaxseeds or flaxseed oil in your daily diet.
Note: do not heat or cook seeds or oil. Also, if you suffer from a digestive condition such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), use the oil rather than the seeds—they could irritate your condition.