Friday, July 13, 2012

Alternatives To NSAID's (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)

Many people are quickly discovering that the damage done to the body by the NSAID drugs is significant. NSAID's (non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) also known as ibuprofen (Motrin) as well as many others (see below) are commonly used to manage pain.

The reality of what these drugs do to our digestive systems & stomach health, our arteries and kidney and liver is truly staggering when the research is read through carefully. It is amazing to me that these drugs are legal to sell at all, and yet it is one of the most robust sections of pharmaceutical sales in the world today!

As you may know by now, Ginger and Turmeric are fabulous anti-inflammatory agents and truly support the very same systems that the NSAID's tear down. Ginger has been reported again and again to actually repair the damage to the stomach lining done by NSAID's.
Again (and this will not be the last time) I will refer you to the Book
 Ginger Common Spice & Wonder Drug, written by Paul Schulick

However, this post is about another very effective Homeopathic by a company called Traumeel.
I have used their products for so long I watched the company change names from Traumeel, to Traumed and then back to Traumeel. I was never really sure about what that all was about, but I do know that over the years this product has been extremely successful at addressing everything from a bruised body part, to severe pain.
They sell a number of products, some internal and some topical, all of which work amazingly well.
If you are one that finds yourself reaching for Motrin or Bayer often, I encourage you to give this a try. The fact that Homeopathy's are safe and effective and can coexist safely with other drugs that you are currently taking is a real plus.

I sincerely hope this short introduction to Homeopathy and the awareness of how damaging NSAID's can be to your health inspires you to study for yourself and research what you have been taking and what the alternatives are that are healthier.

Below a link to a Mercola artice that has more research-links in it for you to begin to learn what you can. And I also added a list of NSAID's. fecome empowered to heal by educating yourself!

Finally -- FDA Admits That ALL Anti-Inflammatories May Kill You


NSAIDs : non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

Aspirin (Anacin, Ascriptin, Bayer, Bufferin, Ecotrin, Excedrin)
Choline and magnesium salicylates (CMT, Tricosal, Trilisate)
Choline salicylate (Arthropan)
Celecoxib (Celebrex)
Diclofenac potassium (Cataflam)
Diclofenac sodium (Voltaren, Voltaren XR)
Diclofenac sodium with misoprostol (Arthrotec)
Diflunisal (Dolobid)
Etodolac (Lodine, Lodine XL)
Fenoprofen calcium (Nalfon)
Flurbiprofen (Ansaid)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, Motrin IB, Nuprin)
Indomethacin (Indocin, Indocin SR)
Ketoprofen (Actron, Orudis, Orudis KT, Oruvail)
Magnesium salicylate (Arthritab, Bayer Select, Doan's Pills, Magan, Mobidin, Mobogesic)
Meclofenamate sodium (Meclomen)
Mefenamic acid (Ponstel)
Meloxicam (Mobic)
Nabumetone (Relafen)
Naproxen (Naprosyn, Naprelan*)
Naproxen sodium (Aleve, Anaprox)
Oxaprozin (Daypro)
Piroxicam (Feldene)
Rofecoxib (Vioxx)
Salsalate (Amigesic, Anaflex 750, Disalcid, Marthritic, Mono-Gesic, Salflex, Salsitab)
Sodium salicylate (various generics)
Sulindac (Clinoril)
Tolmetin sodium (Tolectin)
Valdecoxib (Bextra)
Note: Some products, such as Excedrin, are combination drugs (Excedrin is acetaminophen, aspirin, and caffeine).
Note that acetaminophen (Paracetamol; Tylenol) is not on this list. Acetaminophen belongs to a class of drugs called analgesics (pain relievers) and antipyretics (fever reducers). The exact mechanism of action of acetaminophen is not known. Acetaminophen relieves pain by elevating the pain threshold, that is, by requiring a greater amount of pain to develop before it is felt by a person. It reduces fever through its action on the heat-regulating center of the brain. Specifically, it tells the center to lower the body's temperature when the temperature is elevated. Acetaminophen relieves pain in mild arthritis but has no effect on the underlying inflammation, redness and swelling of the joint.
Paracetamol, unlike other common analgesics such as aspirin and ibuprofen, has no anti-inflammatory properties, and so it is not a member of the class of drugs known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs.
* Naproxen Sodium
" Naprelan contains naproxen sodium, a member of the arylacetic acid group of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)"
"The chemical name for naproxen sodium is 2-naphthaleneacetic acid, 6-methoxy-a-methyl-sodium salt, (S)."


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