If you’re suffering from muscle pain or soreness, there are several treatments you could look for that provide temporary or permanent relief. Some are natural, while others include chemicals or could even require certain procedures. The use of traditional herbal medicines is a treatment that aims to provide safe, effective and rapid relief without the use of chemicals. Here’s why herbal alternatives should be your go-to for muscle pain relief.
Above all, it’s natural, which enables a positive response from our bodies. Herbal elements such as roots, resins and oils provide you with pain relief and support whilst generally not interfering with any other medication. Over centuries, natural ingredients have been successful in providing an array of therapeutic benefits.
For example, the Angelica Polymorpha root is a Traditional Chinese herb well known in Eastern medicine for its anti-inflammatory properties and its positive effect on relieving pain. Meanwhile, Boswellia carterii stem bark resin has been used in China and India to invigorate the blood which helps ease muscle pain and support injury repair.
It’s also believed that frequent doses of over the counter pain relief (painkillers) can affect your liver and could lead to other side effects. An herbal alternative can provide similar benefits as painkillers but is less prone to side effects. As with any pain relief product, it should be used with care. Should you need further advice, it’s best to contact your GP.
By using specific herbs and oils that have the ability to penetrate directly into the site of pain, herbal treatment can centralize its effect to the specific area. This results in local pain relief, whilst also providing a reduction in inflammation, as well as improving circulation and healing.
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