In the 21st century, people have come to rely heavily on synthetic medications to treat almost anything you can think of. Pain relief in particular, has become more and more problematic over the years.
Whether it’s a headache, backache, sprain, injury, even a stubbed toe, you would be forgiven for reaching straight for the paracetamol or ibuprofen — but are they really your best option when it comes to pain relief?
Problems with Pain Relievers
The issue with both paracetamol and oral NSAID’s (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen) is the fact that long-term use of these drugs can have adverse effects on your health. Paracetamol has been linked to strokes, heart attacks, stomach and gastric problems, and kidney failure. NSAID’s are no better and have been blamed for many serious health issues such as gastric bleeding and stomach ulcers.
Pain Killers & Addiction
Another serious issue we are facing when it comes to conventional painkillers is a steady rise in the number of addictions and accidental overdoses that occur from over-the-counter and prescription painkillers.
The Benefits of Natural Pain Relievers
When our knee-jerk reaction is to reach straight for synthetic drugs that our bodies were not designed to process, we have to ask ourselves whether we have strayed too far from nature and how we can go about returning to a healthier state of living.
The good news is, more and more of us are starting to open our eyes to healthier, more natural alternatives to painkillers. Utilising natural medicine to your advantage to ease pain and inflammation can have many positive, long-term effects on your health.
Learn More About Herbal Medicines
The Australian School of Herbal Medicine is proud to offer an informative course that teaches natural medicine, giving you a better alternative to standard prescription and over-the-counter painkillers.
Contact us today to find out more.