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Managing Your Pain Naturally 💚

Being in pain, whether chronically or after an event, dramatically impacts a person's quality of life. And while taking over-the-counter pain medications can help, in the short term, there are a few healthier options around that can be used to help manage your pain symptoms over a longer period.

The root of all pains, whether it's in your back, from gout, stiff joints, or arthritis, is inflammation. And to achieve long-term relief the inflammation will need to be treated. Fortunately, there are many natural options available to treat this in the comfort of your own home. And we've decided to share some of our favorites with you all below.


Yes, our old friend CBD Oil is an incredibly versatile natural remedy. And the reason why it is so versatile is that it works with your own body's endocannabinoid system. Your endocannabinoid system is responsible for several functions within our bodies, like sleep, pain, and immune system response. But how does it work for pain?

Well, according to an article on, " Studies have shown that CBD may help reduce chronic pain by impacting endocannabinoid receptor activity, reducing inflammation, and interacting with neurotransmitters (4Trusted Source). "


Of all the minerals out there, Magnesium is probably the most important one. Did you know that Magnesium is used in over 300 bodily functions and Magnesium deficiency is on the up and up these days as we all live such hectic and busy lives? Our food is also not as wholesome and nutritious these days so supplementing daily with Magnesium is a definite must. Magnesium helps your muscles to relax. Another great way to benefit from the power of Magnesium is to add Epsom salts to your bathwater.


Yes, we are talking about that yellow stuff you throw in curries. But I bet you didn't realize that it contains one of the most powerful natural anti-inflammatories ingredients, Curcumin. Curcumin is a powerful anti-inflammatory and is also a very strong anti-oxidant. It's been shown to assist dramatically with Arthritis symptoms.

Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Omega 3 Fatty Acids comprise of EPA and DHA and these two compounds can reduce inflammation which is causing swelling and pain. Omega 3 also has a plethora of additional health benefits and would benefit anyone looking to improve their health long term.

Heat Therapy

Whether it be soaking in a nice warm bath or applying it directly, heat is an amazing quick fix for pain. Especially if it's just a specific area that you are struggling with. The reason why it works so quickly is that the heat causes your blood vessels to dilate which in turn increases blood flow to the area. It's also a quick and easy way to help sore and tightened muscles relax.

Essential Oils

Not only do Essential Oils smell great but they are great at assisting with several health concerns. Whether you choose to add a few drops to your bath water or apply them directly, there are a few that we love to use to manage pain naturally. Below is a couple that you can try. Just remember that should you wish to apply directly to always use a carrier oil like Grapeseed Oil.

  1. Lavender - Great at reducing inflammation around the joints.

  2. Ginger - Contains Zingibain. Zingibain helps to reduce swelling, inflammation, pain, and stiffness in muscles and joints.

  3. Roman Chamomile - Is also an anti-inflammatory and helps to promote restful sleep, which could be difficult if you are experiencing pain.

  4. Eucalyptus - Contains cineole, which is known to fight joint inflammation and relieve pain.

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We hope that this helps shed some light on your options when it comes to managing your pain naturally. We'd love for you to share any other hacks that you've used that have worked for you.

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