Please welcome TooManyAdvil she is one of the community leaders of the pain management forum . She will be answering questions today and tomorrow about Alternative Pain Management and Medicines . She will be here for the next two days so we should all have time to ask our questions...........
I am very happy to give any new suggestions or ideas in treating pain without the use of opioids or narcotics that I can.
I'm definitely not a certified herbalist, homeopathic or DR. I have been using alternative methods on myself for years and through counseling others with addictions that needed to come up with new ideas that they could possibly try.
I avoid giving any advice on homeopathic medicine or certain herbs and essential oils I have not used or know too little about myself.
Like everything else you should always let your DR know if you would like to start using even something as simple as a Chamomile compress so they are aware of your treatment preferences and can alert you to anything they don’t think is appropriate for you.
I also suggest doing research on anything you would like to try so you can know all that’s possible to know about it.
If you are pregnant, have epilepsy, hypersensitivity or manic depression you should not use essential oils or herbs without talking to your DR, certified herbalist or a homeopathic.
But I do have suggestions on certain everyday foods that can be eaten on a daily basis to combat certain ailments which are generally safe unless you have a food allergies. And alternative practices like acupuncture and ancient healing exercises.
I will make sure to suggest generally safe alternatives and give warnings , best as I can, as to who should avoid certain things.
So with my bit of an obsessive compulsive disclaimer,,,lol:), if anyone has any questions I would be more than happy to give some new possible ideas or suggestions you can talk to your DR or a homeopath about.