It is your body’s way of telling you that something is amiss — pain, and for many people, the chronic variety that only the constant use of painkillers seems to mitigate. The advice of many conventional doctors is to just pop a few aspirin or ibuprofen when it shows up and go about your day. But is this approach really effective or safe?
As you may already know, many pharmaceutical painkillers are derived from plants, herbs, and other substances that possess natural painkilling properties. You won’t typically hear about these natural sources of pain relief from the media because they aren’t big moneymakers for drug companies, which reap billions of dollars selling you synthetic, patented imitations that more often than not come with harmful side effects.