This section is dedicated to information pertaining to the maintenance of an anti-inflammatory lifestyle including products and dietary resources. Medical and FDA Disclaimers Below.
“A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.” -Jim Watkins
Supplements for Pain
Supplements for Inflammation
Essential Oils for Pain
Dietary Information, sources, Inflammation Reduction and Detoxification
Supplements for Pain:
(This part if for pain specifically and directly. Most of these items are also known anti-inflammatories.)
For pain, neurological problems, and wasting. Obviously, this can only apply to those living in areas where cannabis is legal. (25, so far, updated 2016) Currently the medical marijuana community is working on products, including edibles, with little to no THC, the substance that makes you “high.” Therefore, creating a product that can help with pain, relaxation, and wasting problems that plague the very sick.
This is a good site for the most up-to-date info on the science of using cannabis for various medical issues:
Non-psychoactive hemp oil. Only trace amounts of THC. Still has the anti-inflammation properties.
More on CBD Oil:
Some CBD Oil suppliers: (Once again; these are recommendations from those in the pain community)
Palmetto Harmony: https://palmettoharmony.com/
Blue Bird Botanicals: https://www.bluebird-botanicals.com/classic-hemp-cannabidiol-cbd-oil/
Quick Silver Scientific: https://www.quicksilverscientific.com/
Green Roads: https://www.greenroadsworld.com/
Note on Cannabis and CBD Oil: The pain communities get very excited about the politics and public education behind marijuana products. To put things in an extremely simplified way, these are SUPPLEMENTS. [Most herbalists would prefer it stay a supplement because administering the product, with all it’s various versions of application, is an art-form of sorts.] LONG STORY SHORT: try what you can! Some people simply get a better quality of life from cannabis. Some people will swear by CBD. Does it work better for you to….. Smoke it? Vap. it? Gummies? Butter? Oils? …..
Herb for Pain.
The different ways to ingest Kratom:
What’s the controversy?:
Where the DEA stands right now on this controversial herb:
Radio Frequency Ablation:
For pain; a radio wave is used to heat up a small area of nerve tissue. Obviously, a medical doctor conducts the procedure. A local anesthetic is used and there is some recovery time. Used in the most serious of pain patients. Please be aware that this is not recommended for those with certain blood disorders. Talk to your physician.
More on RFA:
Other Pain products that are not holistic, but they are “Alternative” treatments:
NOTE: these are little known options that those in the pain community need to be aware of. While this is a holistic site, awareness trumps semantics. Please try the holistic options first, but these ARE additional options to consider.
Neural Therapy: NOT A HOLISTIC SUPPLEMENT! simplified; multiple shots of local anesthetic is administered throughout the body. Note; little available study, and controversial.
Information on Neural Therapy:
More on Neural Therapy: Please check
LDN, Low Dose Naltrexon:
NOT A HOLISTIC SUPPLEMENT! Therefore, here is an explanation as to why is is added to this list: Simply put, this drug is given in substantial doses to assist addicts in recovery as an inhibitor. It’s a strong opioid antagonist. In very LOW DOSES, it helps the body produce it’s OWN endorphin’s in the brain and adrenal glands, in-effect relieving pain, AND it can also assist in mood. Prescribed for neurological symptoms for a host of diseases.
More information on LDN:
Supplements for inflammation:
These supplements combat pain by way of anti-inflammatory properties, or circulatory properties, or both)
(Astragalus membranaceus) For inflammation, immune support, gut support, colds, blood pressure, and stress.
(Ague-weed) For inflammation, joint pain, and cold symptoms.
For inflammatory, joint, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal support and immune system support, AND it aids in the bodies ability to fight microorganisms at the cellular level too.
Cod Liver Oil, Krill Oil, Omega Oils:
For inflammation, mood, kidney function, hormone levels
Helps protect the breakdown of cartilage; most especially due to inflammation
fungi, for inflammation, fighting infection (free radicals), stress and energy.
For anti-inflammation and the immune system
Japanese Knotweed / Resverstrol:
found in grapes, grape leaves, red wine. One of the top substances recommended for Lyme patients, not just an anti-inflammatory, but a inflammation regulator
For nuropathy, energy, pain, antioxidant. It’s a fatty acid found in yeast, spinach, broccoli, potatoes, and organ meats (liver kidney)
(mollified citrus pectin) For inflammation, detoxification
Please check out Tea
A lot of these ingredients, along with a lot of other medicinal herbs, can often be found in one tea blend. Teas has been afforded its own category as many of the teas have a plethora of uses and they can not be categorized, by use, with any efficiency.
Additional information on Pain options in Symptoms
Cool Menthol spray or roll-on for joint pain relief.
A different menthol topical.
Sombra Warm (heating effect, light orange scent)
Penetrex (natural, amazing ingredients, not cheap)
Icyhot (basically a light version of “Tiger Balm”)
Blue Emu (made from Emu Oil, good for joint injury and bruising)
Tiger Balm (concentrated camphor and menthol)
Check out our section on Pain – Migraines for more topical options as well.
An good article on the differnece between biofreeze, Zim’s Max Freeze and Bengay: https://healdove.com/health-care-industry/max-freeze-vs-biofreeze-topical-gel-for-pain
Epsom Salt Bath:
For muscle and joint pain. To make a relaxing salt bath add 2 cups to a standard sized tub.
More info on Epsom Salt:
Purchase anywhere; usually at the grocery store, or your local pharmacy.
Essential Oils for Pain:
relaxes muscles, anti-septic, immune stimulant, anti-inflammatory
extreme anti inflammation buster
Chronic Disease Patients (especially Lyme): 3 drops on tongue or 10 drops in a capsule when a dizzy/vertigo spell is coming.
Dietary Information; Inflammation Reduction and Detoxification:
Note: almost every book and most websites listed in the Recommended Reading section have in-depth information on inflammation reduction. These lists of anti-inflammatory’s and antioxidants are very long. Furthermore, uses and quantities are very much a matter of debate.
The 4 big antioxidants according to Horowitz:
- Sulforaphane, broccoli spouts
- Resveratrol, red wine (grape leaves, grape seeds, Japanese knotweed)
- Curcumin, tumeric spice
- Green Tea, EGCG, no powers or bottled teas, check section on teas
-Why Can’t I get Better? page 201
Books for anti-inflammation Diets: (Again Please check out the Recommended Reading section)
Singleton, Kenneth B. MD MPH. The Lyme Disease Solution. South Caroline: BookSurge Publishing, 2008. Print.
McFazean, Nicola, ND, The Lyme Diet: Nutritional Strategies for Healing from Lyme Disease, BioMed Publishing Group, 2010. Print
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