Today with all the pressures confronting us, we frequently end up with aches and pains and to feel better and get rid of the pain we take over the counter analgesics .
There is no such thing as a safe drug. All medications have side effects. They can vary from mild and short duration to strong long term adverse reactions and permanent damage. How one reacts to a drug depends on many factors including your age and whether you are taking any other drugs. Drugs which you can tolerate on their own can become lethal when taken with other drugs or food combinations. Many of these drugs will accumulate in our bodies creating secondary effects building up toxic levels which manifest as new problems.
Among the many possible conditions that may arise from taking common pain killers ( analgesics ) like aspirin, paracetamol, and the non-steroid- anti-inflammatory drugs ( NSAIDs ) such as ibuprofen, include:-
internal bleeding, allergies, swellings, drops in blood pressure, breathing problems, diarrhoea, hives, nausea, depression, fevers, insomnia, blurred vision, chest pains, fluid retention, kidney damage and even death.
Medication is necessary and helpful when we have sharp or intense pain but should only be used when absolutely necessary and never on a regular basis..
So what can we do to sort out everyday aches and pains? :-
Well! – our bodies have their own pain killers, opiate peptides produced in the brain (called endorphins) which are stimulated by *exercise,* pleasant thoughts and *bodywork.
You have to do your own exercise and think your own pleasant thoughts but you can receive bodywork and start to get your own body’s analgesics (endorphins) stimulated – Feel better and more relaxed, get the pleasant thoughts going and then you can get on to doing and enjoying more exercise.
Working on acupuncture points is known to stimulate the production of endorphins. A Shiatsu or “On-Site” Massage treatment works directly on many of these points and can profoundly relax and leave you with a wonderful sense of wellbeing.
lGIVE IT A TRY.