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6 Natural Ways for Rapid Pain Relief (Without NSAIDs)

Let’s play a game:

Can you guess which one of the following side effects is associated with the use of NSAIDs like Tylenol, Motrin, and Aleve?

    a) Heartburn

    b) Kidney injury

    c) Ulcers

    d) Liver damage

    e) Digestive troubles

    f) Easy bruising and bleeding

Picked one? 


*drum roll*

And the answer is…

All of the above!

(I know, I know…bit of a trick question.)

But seriously: NSAIDs (non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs) have been tied to each one of the side effects listed above. In fact, the FDA recently issued a warning saying that NSAIDs can even increase your risk of hear attacks and strokes! [1].

However, despite the dangers, NSAID use in America continues to explode.

Folks all over the country are turning to these risky pain pills just so they can get reliefe from sore muscles, achy joints, and chronic pain conditions.

Good news is, there’s a better way.

(Well, 6 to be exact!)

Because Mother Nature always knows best; and many of the most effective methods for relieving aches and pains have been around for thousands of years.

So, if you’re on the hunt for lasting relief without relying on NSAIDs or addictive prescription painkillers…

Try these 6 natural ways for rapid pain relief:

  • CBD cream: You’ve likely heard about the miracles of CBD, or cannabidiol. CBD comes from the hemp plant – which is now 100% legal in all 50 US states with the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill. Hemp does not have the high-THC content that it’s cousin marijuana does. (THC is the compound that makes people feel ‘high.’) With CBD cream, you simply rub it on the achy joints or muscles and feel relief within minutes.
  • Gentle stretches: After I fractured my shoulder skiing, my doctor referred me to Rick Olderman for rehab. Rick’s way was different, in addition to looking at my shoulder, he looked at the way I sat, walked, and moved to better understand the issue. After diagnosing the issue, he gave me some easy stretches and exercises… and my pain went away virtually overnight. For back pain, here is Rick’s document on 3 easy stretches to get immediate relief to sciatica and back pain. Also, click here to order Rick’s books.
  • Turmeric: This ancient Indian spice, that brings the yellow to curry dishes, is a great, natural anti-inflammatory and pain reducer. The component of turmeric that helps you feel better is curcumin.
    • You can order turmeric online. I like to make a turmeric tea with turmeric, some spices, a splash of milk and stevia. (It helps me have a better night sleep as well.)
    • You can also blend turmeric with CBD to superpower both. Here’s a great formula for that.
  • Glucosamine: This is the natural compound found in cartilage – the cushion between your joints. The Mayo clinic says that glucosamine can bring pain relief for people with osteoarthritis of the knee, hip, and spine. And that it can reduce pain for rheumatoid arthritis. [2] You can take various glucosamine pills. Here’s one that also combines glucosamine with other natural ingredients such as turmeric (listed above).
  • CBD tablets: We already mentioned CBD creams above, but taking it orally can bring more long-term relief. Some people like to take CBD tinctures, but to avoid taste issues, I love these CBD capsules.
  • Yoga: Yoga is a great exercise and stretching program that mixes together movements with breath control. It both stretches and strengthens muscles. Harvard Medical School reports several studies demonstrating the benefits of yoga for pain [3].

Armed with any of these 6 solutions for pain-relief, you should be able to get more relief – and avoid those nasty NSAIDs.


[1] https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-drug-safety-communication-fda-strengthens-warning-non-aspirin-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory

[2] Glucosamine: https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements-glucosamine/art-20362874

[3] Yoga: https://www.health.harvard.edu/alternative-and-complementary-medicine/yoga-for-pain-relief

1 Comment

  1. Terry W Archibald

    June 9, 2021 at 6:11 pm

    If you hold a CDL license you Cannot by Law have any component of the marijuana plant in your system, including CBD products. Many of these products are sold at truck stops and, I see lots of drivers buying them. Problem is that if you are subject to random drug tests, you will flunk and lose your job and your CDL for a period of 1 year for the 1st offense.

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