The first thing we do when we feel any pain is hit the medicine cabinet – quick relief from that nagging pain is what we are looking for nowadays. However, the consistent use of over the counter medication can have long-term effects, they may be related to digestive problems, neurological issues, liver failure and may also increase the risk of heart attack or stroke.

An alternate solution to achieving relief from inflammation and pain is looking at holistic and herbal methods. It not only helps with acute or localized pain or swelling but works of dealing with the root of the problem.

A few natural methods that you could deploy, include:

Essential Oils
Essential oils have superpowers. They help with a host of issues such as stress, respiratory problems, digestion and pain as well. When you do apply them topically, do note that these have to be diluted. Use some in the diffuse and find that you will truly get some restful sleep.

Peppermint: Helps in relieving stomachaches and offers intestinal support

Lavender: Offers excellent natural relief from headaches, especially those caused by stress or tension.

Boswellia (Frankincense): helps provide relief from acute as well as chronic pain by working the stress hormones in the body.

Rosemary Oil: When applied topically, it provides support to the lymphatic system

Eucalyptus: It offers support to the immune system, especially with problems related to sinus congestion or muscle soreness/aches

Clove Oil: One of the best remedies for headaches, pain and insect bites

Arnica Montana can be used topically and can be used orally as well. As a gel its great for the knees and joints for bruising, pain or swelling.

Magnesium Oil helps increase the amount of magnesium in your body. When applied to the skin it is absorbed by the cells directly. Magnesium is associated with being a useful aid for relieving nerve pain, headaches, muscle pain and migraines.

Turmeric helps reduce inflammation, stiff joints and even pain. It can be taken orally and incorporated in our diet while cooking. Ditch the over the counter medicines and choose to get relief from pain and inflammation, naturally.
A Registered Holistic Nutritionist and a Homeopath can help.