Natural healing with willow bark: How to find natural aspirin when SHTF

Knowing how to grow or where to find plants that can be used as natural remedies is an important survival skill. This ensures that when SHTF, you can still treat minor complaints like headaches or migraines. If you frequently suffer from headaches, use willow as a natural alternative to aspirin. (h/t to PreppersWill.com) Foraging safety tips Before … Continue reading Natural healing with willow bark: How to find natural aspirin when SHTF

How to make DIY survival pain relief salve using essential oils

Knowing how to make effective home remedies is a key prepping skill, especially if you want to save money on supplies or avoid the use of store-bought medication that often contains harmful chemicals. Detailed below are several guides on making a DIY version of Tiger Balm, a popular pain relief salve, using natural ingredients like … Continue reading How to make DIY survival pain relief salve using essential oils

Itch relief: 10 Natural remedies for itchy and swollen bug bites

Bug bites are no fun for anyone who likes to go out and bask in the sun. Though they typically go away on their own, fresh bites leave itchy, swollen marks that can keep you scratching your skin all day. Try one of the following natural remedies to relieve itch and swelling: (h/t to CommonSenseHome.com) 1. … Continue reading Itch relief: 10 Natural remedies for itchy and swollen bug bites

10 Possible triggers of an afternoon headache

There are many possible causes of afternoon headaches, from dehydration to something more severe like an aneurysm. If you’re worried, read up on the 10 possible causes of afternoon headaches and how to prevent them. As the name implies, an afternoon headache occurs in the afternoon. While they’re no different than other kinds of headaches, afternoon headaches can … Continue reading 10 Possible triggers of an afternoon headache

Slow down and breathe: Low impact cardio exercises help relieve chronic pain in your knees and lower back

If you’re suffering from joint and back pain, it’s a good idea to slow down. Intense and heavy exercises can put stress on your body even more and make you feel more spent than refreshed after every workout. Try low-impact cardio exercises for a change. These are slow-burn exercises that go easy on your body and … Continue reading Slow down and breathe: Low impact cardio exercises help relieve chronic pain in your knees and lower back

Health benefits and conditions improved by supplementing with CoQ10

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a chemical that your body produces naturally. It plays an important role in DNA replication and repair, as well as energy production. In order to use CoQ10, your cells convert its inactive form, ubiquinone, into its active form, ubiquinol. However, as you age and are exposed to various pollutants (including medications such as statins), the … Continue reading Health benefits and conditions improved by supplementing with CoQ10

Modern bone healing: Scientists design device that helps accelerate bone regeneration

As many as 6.3 million cases of bone fracture are reported in the U.S. annually. While the body usually begins to repair itself within minutes of a fracture’s occurrence, that process can sometimes be impaired. This can result in debilitating injuries. As a way to address the latter, surgeons at the University of Michigan Medicine (U-M) are … Continue reading Modern bone healing: Scientists design device that helps accelerate bone regeneration

Clinical trials prove the effectiveness of reiki in relieving pain

Clinical trials have shown the ability of reiki — a Japanese healing practice — to provide pain relief. According to the Center for Reiki Research (CRR), a pilot study was conducted to measure the effects of reiki on 46 patients undergoing knee replacement surgery. The participants were divided into three groups: one received reiki treatment, the second a sham reiki (placebo) … Continue reading Clinical trials prove the effectiveness of reiki in relieving pain

10 Natural and drug-free ways to deal with migraines

Migraine is the third most common condition in the world. Unlike headaches, migraines are chronic and tend to cause throbbing pain on one or both sides of the head. Migraines are also commonly accompanied by other symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting and heightened sensitivity to light or noise. Thankfully, a migraine can be treated and managed using natural remedies. … Continue reading 10 Natural and drug-free ways to deal with migraines

Cannabis found to be an effective treatment for headaches and migraine pain, say researchers

  Few things can derail a person’s day like a bad headache or migraine, and over-the-counter remedies often provide little relief. However, scientific studies are now pointing to cannabis as a potential solution for this common and frustrating problem. One particularly promising study, which was led by Carrie Cuttler Of Washington State University, is the first … Continue reading Cannabis found to be an effective treatment for headaches and migraine pain, say researchers