10 Natural and Effective Ibuprofen Alternatives
The most common response to minor aches and pains is over-the-counter drugs such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Americans take these drugs more than any other, not realizing that frequent use can lead to long-term side effects including intestinal damage and liver failure. Long-term, high-dose use of painkillers has been linked to countless hazardous health conditions including anemia, heart disease, hypertension, hearing loss, miscarriage, and DNA damage.
Pain is our body’s way of telling us that something is wrong; it is, potentially, a wonderful diagnostic tool and a powerful motivator to address the underlying issues that create discomfort in our bodies. Unfortunately, over the counter pain medicine serves as a quick fix that does not address the underlying physical or emotional disruptions that manifest as pain in the body. It only masks symptoms while simultaneously exposing us to dangerous side effects from overuse.
Many different ailments can result in physical pain. Often, pain is due to emotional stress on our systems and our bodies are overwhelmed, resulting in headaches, backaches, and even self-destructive behavior that can lead to additional health risks. Try breathing exercises, adjusting your sleep schedule, and exercising more often to restore your equilibrium. And when chronic pain and minor ailments rear their ugly heads in the form of muscle cramps, headaches, or muscle tension, consider one of these 10 natural alternatives before reaching for the pill bottle.
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