Find out what these medications are really doing to you
Unless you’re incredibly lucky, you – like pretty much everybody else – experience pain on a regular basis. It may not be severe, but things like headaches, backaches, or joint or muscle pain are extremely common. This is why the health aisle in the supermarket has rows and rows of pain medications, and chances are good that your medicine cabinet contains quite a few of those products.
A look at the science behind copper’s healing abilities
We’ve been using copper to treat pain and inflammation since prehistoric times. Our ancestors didn’t know how it worked – they just knew that it did. Science has yet to definitively explain why the topical application of copper acts as an anti-inflammatory, but we have a much deeper understanding.
These are the important guidelines you should know
If you have decided to use a roll-on pain reliever, you’ve made a wise choice. Unlike pills that you take in hopes that they will address the part of the body that’s hurting, a roll-on lets you focus on the exact area that’s in pain. In addition to better results, this lessens the chance of unwanted side effects.
Roll-on pain relief is quick, accurate, and cuts down on potential side effects.
We want fast relief from muscle or joint pain. Most of us turn to an oral pain reliever. We pop a pill and wait for the results. And wait. And wait.
Yes, we’ll eventually feel some relief. After the pills are digested by the stomach and then absorbed into the body by the intestines. The active ingredients will enter your bloodstream to finally make their way to the area of soreness and pain – along with the rest of your body, which has no need for it. Wouldn’t it make more sense to apply the pain reliever directly to where you want it to work?
It’s time to take another look at what irritation can accomplish.
There’s a reward for irritation – especially when it comes to relief from sore muscles or joint pain. Most of us just reach for a bottle of painkillers. Pop a couple with a glass of water and then wait for it to do its magic.
Muscle soreness or joint pain deserves a direct approach to relief.
Got pain? Pop a pill. It’s how we tend to take care of the situation. Medicine isn’t effective unless it gets inside you, so you’ve got to swallow it, right?
Some of the most powerful pain relievers you can get without a doctor’s prescription come in the form of capsules or pills that you swallow, but there’s a problem. What if you just want to hit some muscle pain in your left shoulder? Too bad. After you ingest a pain reliever, your body’s going to distribute it everywhere. There’s no way to direct it only where you want it. When you want specific pain relief – especially the sort related to muscle or joint pain – bypass the pills. Apply a topical pain reliever.