Prescription drug use in the U.S. is sky-rocketing, reportedly about 60% of the adult population uses a prescription drug. Many prescription drugs for pain, such as the opiods, are not only costly from an economic perspective, but they can be extremely habit forming.
If you or a loved one is experiencing pain, it is wise to take this as a warning sign that not all is well. A trained clinical herbalist can provide you with an individualized plan for pain management, as well as getting to the root of the issue, taking into account your specific constitution and symptoms. In the meantime, for mild pain and inflammation, here are some excellent natural remedies that may help on a day to day basis.