Pain isn’t an illness in itself. Designed with a great super-intelligence, pain is the body’s signal to tell us something’s not going right inside us, and we need to do something about it.
Instead of addressing the cause of pain, modern attitudes toward the body have had us supressing it, essentially telling our body and nervous system to shut up and go stand in the cupboard while we get on with whatever is more important to us than our own living.
Instead of reacting to pain by working towards healing, we have been taught to react to pain by stretching for our wallets and taking a trip to the chemist.
Pharmaceutical drugs for pain are not natural, our bodies do not recognize them as part of our habitat and therefore, even though they might have their temporary effect of numbing out nerves, the body resists them and goes into war-mode. The end result of regular use of prescription drugs therefore is a body that is feeling violated, swinging between over-stimulated and tired out, and not able to manage it’s daily affairs properly. So we have a whole slew of conditions from lessened immunity to sluggish digestion and every thing in-between.
Herbs are a wonderful way out of the prescription drug mess. They’re our natural healers, we were born together into this eco-system. We’ve got generational knowledge (despite all the attempts to break our racial memory of natural healing), and for the most part we’ve got a good sound working base of information we can use to go natural again.
The best bit is that while relieving pain, herbs heal and repair as well. Take Skullcap (Scutellaria Baicalensis – and I thought my name was hard to pronounce!) for example. It relieves pain in the head and nerves amazingly. I’ve tried it so I can say this without a doubt. But it also has the minerals and nutrients to speed up healing in the brain and nervous system, so while you’re lying down feeling a lot better about life in general, it’s providing the body the specific nutrition it needs to trigger nerve healing.
Now, a good number of the grand old herbal pain killers have been classified as dangerous or illegal in most countries. So for now, we’ll have to speak about and use the legal herbs, which may not give us a glimpse of heaven in other realms, but will help this one feel a whole lot better.