Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Herbal Remedies for Pain: Letter to the Editor

Hi Kristie,

Okay we have taken our daughter to a more natural route with vitamins and natural
products. Our doctor in Mayo respects that and recommed riboflavin for Migranes that
have just start to hit her and she is getting so ill from them she is vomitting.

My question is are there herbal teas that can ease this up so that she is not having to vomit from the pain?

If I am asking to much just let me know!

Be Blessed!
Love, AK

Dear Anita,

I have not found any herbal remedies for pain that I like very much because many of them are too strong, they put you to sleep or they don't "play well" with other medicines. If anyone else has some favorites that have worked well for them or their clients please share. However, MY favorite remedy for pain is reflexology! I use it for every kind of pain in our house - even a kid sleeping on their neck wrong and it being stiff and painful. Reflexology ALWAYS works on pain from my experience. Usually within a few moments. I had a client come in the other day with really painful UTI and I could tell something was wrong but she did not share with me she was in pain. I thought she was having a bad day or something! Anyway, after the reflexology treatment she just looked like a different person! WOW! She even said "I was in pain, but it went away. Thank you."

If you already have reflexology books or know all about it then - go for it!

If you need some instruction I just uploaded an awesome video (ok, so I am biased) for only $7.50 download to:

Reflexology Video Download

You can download it right away and it only takes 20-30 minutes to watch.

Blessings & Health,

Kristie Burns
Teacher, Healer & Artist
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1 comment:

Helen Krummenacker said...

Hi. I know a few things about aromatherapy. Peppermint oil can be mixed with cold water to make a compress to use to help relieve a migraine, but is only partially relieving.

Better is coriander oil, which can be a bit hard to find, but extremely effective. Look up information on it to make sure it isn't contraindicated for any reason, but as long as it's okay, just mix it with something like salt or bath oil-- you will only need 3-6 drops of coriander oil for a migraine treatment-- put the mixture in a warm, but not hot, bath, and relax in it in dim light. In about 20-30 minutes, the migraine should have receded into a mild background headache and continue to dissipate while you go about your business.