Updated: Feb 5
Through my many years in studio and practice I have seen many clients come with pain and leave with a sense of relief having shifted pain and pathology to return to leading full meaningful lives. Pain changes our perception of reality and can affect how we experience our world.
Often pain is not just on a physical level but we lock the pain in from an emotional and mental perspective. Physical pain has an emotional response and a hormonal/mental repercussions. Setting up neurological pathways that keep us in a holding pattern. Stuck in our pain.
In all my studies, experience and work over the past 12 years through Yoga, Pilates and Kinesiology the biggest deciding factor that I have seen in the clients that have shifted their pain successfully is their conviction and belief that they can get better. Kinesiology gets to the root cause, resets the neurology and releases the patterns that keep us trapped and symptoms of pain and pathology disappear. Pilates and Yoga reinforces new, more functional patterns. Setting us up for success.
I found a wonderful article by Michael Goldberg on some basic supplements and natural remedies that is very beneficial for the body. I have long used natural and herbal remedies to aid in my own health and wellbeing and wholeheartedly resonate with a natural approach to health and wellbeing, not just for pain management but for healthy living. Enjoy the read.
If you are suffering from pain and pathology contact me to discuss a program for your health and wellbeing. https://www.perpetualenergy.org/contact-me Pain need not be a constant or permanent companion. Shift body and mind.
The holistic approach to pain relief focuses on natural remedies. These natural remedies are supported by holistic health research. These natural remedies include herbal products and energy-related therapies.
All pain involves inflammation. Natural anti-inflammation supplements are important to counter inflammation.
The primary anti-inflammation supplements include fish oil, flax seed oil, turmeric or curcumin (the active ingredient in turmeric), ginger, boswellia, bromelain, tart cherry and concentrated tart cherry juice, burdock, cayenne pepper/capsacian, dpla, kratom and gamma linolenic acid.
Turmeric can also be applied topically on the skin. Sprinkle turmeric on a wet cloth or paper towel and apply it to the area in pain.
Eat a whole, organic plant based diet and do detoxification programs with natural supplements to reduce inflammation.
For back pain and joint pain, including arthritis pain, try curcumin supplements. Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric, a great natural anti-inflammation agent.
For muscle and other pain, consider sulfur crystals, valerian root, holy basil and St. John's wort supplements along with b complex vitamins, b1 vitamins, magnesium, turmeric/curcumin, kratom, ginger, boswellia, bromelain, burdock, tart cherry and concentrated tart cherry juice, arnica, dlpa, cayenne pepper/capsacian and medical marijuana and cbd oil. These natural supplements help relax the muscles and body and reduce pain.
Massage is good for muscle, neck and back pain along with vibrating massage chairs and devices,
Holistic research also indicates the benefits of devil's claw supplements, white willow bark supplements, cayenne pepper, ginseng and capsaicin supplements and kratom. Bromelain and boswellia are also good anti inflammation supplements for pain relief.
For arthritis and joint pain, holistic research indicates the benefits of a combination of glucosamine, chondroitin, methylsulfonylmethane (msm) and dimethyl sulfoxide (dmso), along with turmeric or curcumin (the active ingredient in turmeric), sulfur crystals, valerian root supplements, white willow bark, capsaician, arnica, curcumin/turmeric, dpla, hyaluronic acid, boswellia serrata, colloidal gold, ginger, fish oil, flaxseeds and flaxseed oil, hemp oil, krill oil, ashwagndha, tart cherry and concentrated tar cherry juice, dlpa, devil's claw, vitamin C and rose hips supplements, boswellia, bromelain, aloe vera, skullcap, kratom, olive oil (rubbed into the joints), silica, colloidal gold, a Chinese herb called lei gong teng, bone broth soup and eggshell membrane supplements.
To repair damaged bone and cartilage and improve joint health, drink bone broth, use gelatin powder, glycine supplements, glucosomine sulfate, amino acid supplements,,silica, biosil, drink diatomaceous earth in water (high in silica) and crushed and powdered organic egg shells (high in calcium). It is important to repair bone and cartilage for arthritis and joint pain. Take magneisum, potasium and calcium supplements. Holistic research also indicates the benefits of ozone therapy for arthritis and joint pain. All of this will help boost bone and cartilage Improve circulation with exercise and stretching and supplements including lycopene and Co Q- 10/Ubiquinol and lutein.
For the relief of muscle and joint pain (including arthritis pain), holistic research indicates the benefits of sulfur crystals, MSM and glucosamine, dpla castor oil, turmeric, curcumin (the active ingredient in turmeric) and sea salt applied topically with a wet wash cloth or towel. Also try ashwagandha, olive oil and essential oils including frankincense, myhr, cyprus, cedarwood, juniper berry and peppermint.Take baths with Epsom salt or bath salts. Include lavender and magnesium in your bath. Apply a wash cloth to the area of pain soaked in warm water and Epsom salt or bath salts.
For fibromyalgia and the emotional pain of depression, in addition to the supplements mentioned above, holistic research also indicates the benefits of Sam-e, 5-htp, ashwaghanda, and D-3. Also, with fibromyalgia and depression, it is important to eat a high nutrient diet, i.e. a diet that consists primarily of whole fresh vegetables. It is important to eliminate or greatly reduce your consumption of processed foods and refined sugar and starches (gluten) along with saturated fats and trans-fats and GMO. For fibromyalgia and depression, it is also important to take good sized doses of natural vitamins (a, b complex, c, d3, e, k1 and k2) along with liquid, colloidal trace minerals supplements, co -q 10 and astragalus. Also, try colloidal gold or silver for depression.
For the pain of neuropathy, it is also important to take good sized doses of alpha lipoic acid, feverfew, bilberry and skullcap supplements, natural b complex (especially b1 and b12) and d3 vitamins, magnesium and an amino acid supplement along with cinnamon and turmeric and fish oil or flaxseed oil supplements.These amino acid supplements are also helpful: L-Citrulline, Acetyl-L-Carnitine and L-Arginine. Reduce blood sugar levels through diet, exercise and supplements. Take good sized doses of apha lipoic acid, grape seed extract, lycopene, lutein, ginkgo biloba and HCA, and get cranio sacral Reiki, reflexology and foot massage. All this will help get blood to flow to the feet and legs.
For headaches-magnesium, white willow bark, cayenne pepper supplements, capsaicin and B complex vitamins and tart cherry and concentrated tart cherry juice and tart cherry supplements. Holistic research indicates the benefits of ozone/oxygen therapy combined with the other holistic techniques.
Additional remedies for pain relief include massage, chiropractic care, Reiki and energy therapy, acupuncture and medical marijuana. It is also important to exercise and stretch to get energy to flow freely to the location of the pain. Also, take salt baths with lavender essential oil and use relaxing essential oils such as vanilla, rose and floral. Also, use spearmint and peppermint essential oils for pain.
( I would like to add on to Michael's work here that from my experience in kinesiology that headaches or any pain for that matter can originate on many levels, physiological, mental and emotional. It is beneficial to resolve the cause and the symptom will disappear - kinesiology is incredible for identifying the triggers and to resolve these.)
Reduce stress and meditate. Stay heart centered and be in the moment, stop negative and stressful thoughts and thoughts about your pain. Do deep breathing exercises in which you breathe directly into the heart and abdomen and focus on each breath. Pain is low vibration energy. To help reduce pain, it is important to cultivate inner peace and peace of mind and raise your vibrations. You do this by being in the moment, being happy, having fun, focused on enjoying life and the positive details of work and errands and doing things that make you happy. Here is a visualization exercise that you can do to raise your vibrations to shake of the low vibrations of pain:
Sit or lie down. Get comfortable. Relax. Do some deep breathing. Focus only on your breath. Close your eyes. Hold high vibration crystals in your hand (citrine, amethyst, orgone, clear quartz). Clasp your hands together. Using your applied will, visualize that you push out your energy in front of your torso about 3 to 6 inches from your torso. Do this with the intent to raise your vibrations. Meditation helps with pain relief. So, will anything you do to distract yourself from thinking about the pain - I.e., being fully engaged in the moment. Also, look into massage, chiropractors and acupuncture for pain relief.
Headaches can be stress related or migraines. With respect to stress headaches, try natural remedies that help relieve stress such as vitamin B12, magnesium and valerian root supplements along with chamomile, skullcap and passion-flower. Try feverfew and white willow bark supplements. Try relaxing scents from essential oils such as vanilla, rose and other floral scents. Try deep breathing exercises and meditation. Have someone send you long distance Reiki. For headache pain also try anti-inflammation supplements discussed above along with fresh ginger. Fresh ginger is also recommended as a remedy for stomach pain.
For chronic headaches and migraines, take magnesium and get cranio-sacral energy healing from a Reiki practitioner. This is hands on energy healing that focuses on the head, sinuses and neck. Cranio-sacral energy healing releases trapped energy in the head and sinuses that result in headaches and helps relieve tension in the neck. The Reiki practitioner will pull trapped energy in your head, through your body and out your feet.
With respect to chronic pain, check your thyroid function. Stress reduction, detoxification and a diet that consists primarily of whole raw fresh organic vegetables (except for a lot of raw cruciferous vegetables) in salads and juices should improve the health of your thyroid. Avoid processed foods, refined sugar and starches. Drink pure water with fresh lemon. All this will help make your body/PH level alkaline and non acidic. This will help for thyroid health. Holistic research indicates the benefits of magnesium, iodine, selenium and zinc and protein powder supplements for thyroid health. Also, holistic research indicates the benefits of herbal supplement blends for thyroid health. Many of these blends include ashwaghanda, holy basil, l-tyrosine, kelp and shizandra among other herbs. For thyroid health, avoid gluten, dairy and meat. You can also release trapped energy in your head as follows: lie down and focus on deep breaths into your heart. Visualize that you are pulling energy from your head, through your body and legs and out your feet. Hold grounding stones such as boji stones in your left hand while you do this exercise. Also, do the same visualization while you sit up and plant your bare feet on the ground. Visualize that you pull the energy in your head into your body and legs, and push that energy deep into the ground through your feet.
This article is for information purposes only. It is not intended to be used to diagnose or treat disease. It is not intended to be medical advice. For medical advice and to diagnose and treat disease, consult a licensed medical doctor.
Michael E. Goldberg is a Reiki Master/Teacher, Health and Life Coach and Author of The Ultimate Prevention and Wellness Program available for free at http://www.activate-ur-health.com (and also available on Kindle and Lulu.com), The Road to Healing, Good Health and Wellness (available on amazon.com, kindle and barnes and noble.com), End of Mood Disorders (available on amazon.com and barnes and noble.com) and The Road to Happiness, available for free at http://www.theroad2happiness.com and the Facebook Page entitled The Road to Happiness along with many free articles on holistic health at EzineArticles.com. Michael provides Reiki healing and life and health coaching. Michael can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Facebook Pages Michael Goldberg or Mike Gold.
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