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  • Sarah Fiedler

No pain, no gain?

"Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are one of the most commonly used drug classes in the world. One estimation is that more than 30 MILLION people use NSAIDs on a daily basis, and they account for 60% of the analgesic market in the United States."

Living with pain is not just a nuisance. It can alter our personality, drain our relationships and depress our mood. Though blocking inflammation through NSAID medications may produce results, it is not without other costs to our body overall. Chronic NSAID use is linked to an increase in indigestion and gastrointestinal bleeding. This is because while CHRONIC inflammation causes pain, ACUTE inflammation is a critical process by which our tissue heals. NSAIDs block ALL (chronic and acute) inflammation thereby impairing the body's ability to heal.

As Naturopathic Doctors, one of our favorite tools to use with pain for immediate relief with NO long-term complications is Deep Blue Rub. This combination of essential oils is non-toxic and able to be applied topically to the area of discomfort! We have seen this rub help to alleviate pain due to bruising, tendonitis, low back pain, tension headaches, plantar fasciitis, menstrual cramps and even bone pain due to metastatic cancer.

If you're wanting to give natural things a try, this is a great place to start. Simply swing by our office to purchase in-person OR click this link to snag some online:

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