Since I started formulating pain relief products, I have been fascinated with what botanical substances are able to alleviate pain. First, I started with essential oils researching specific blends for specific ailments that clients had, that I did not have any relief for at the time.
It all began with a woman I met at the Spruce Peak Farmers Market in Stowe, she was another vendor who was on her 6th pregnancy, she asked if I had anything for migraines and informed me that she only get them when she’s pregnant. At the time, I didn’t and I told her I’d research it and see if I could make her a custom blend.
After hours of research, I collected the ingredients which I luckily had on hand, some of them included gemstones, some were essential oils. Because I am a jeweler, I had some of the ones that are specific for headaches on hand. So I formulated a Gem Essence Roll On for her that she could rub on her temples as needed. I brought it for her to the next market, the following week she came to my booth, excitedly, to let me know how well it worked and how it was the only thing that has ever worked for her! That was 6 years ago, I’ve been selling it ever since and have received many testimonials over the years. One I even have live, which is viewable on my Facebook page~Nature’s Mysteries.
The CBD Oil products work amazingly well and very fast. Since I started formulating them, I have received a testimonial from just about every single client who has tried them. Which makes me so happy to know that I am helping and can help so many.
What worries me, tho, is the source of the pain. If it’s a sore wrist because it was broken in the past and didn’t heal, right, that’s different. If someone was involved in a car accident and had an injury that didn’t heal right…sports related injuries, etc. Those I have no concern over and understand completely. But if someone is experiencing pain and there has been no injury, then there might be room for concern, there. Masking the symptom of pain, might not be the best plan of action in certain situations.
Often times when we experience pain, it is our bodies way of speaking to us and letting us know that something is not right, that something is lacking or something needs attention. Many people think there was nothing leading up to a severe disease or medical condition, but then if they think back, there were little aches and pains here and there that they didn’t think anything of. The chances of someone having a heartache or cancer or leaky gut, etc. and not having had any symptoms prior to diagnosis is unlikely. It has happened of course, but most likely their body tried to send signals that there were changes that needed to be made or else….
Our internal organs do not have pain fibers so they send out signals to other places in our bodies alerting us that there is something wrong. Some health professionals know how to read these signals, some don’t. Some know how to mask these signals, some know how to respond to these signals.
For example, my husband had Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma last year, for months prior to his diagnosis, he was experiencing excruciating back pain. As a builder, he attributed it to hard work, but after a specific amount of time, healing should occur in an effectively functioning system. Like alot of men I’ve come in contact with, they ignore their pain for whatever reason, not to be wimpy…to be manly…to not miss work, etc.
My mother is another example, she is 81 years old and just had a stroke and a heart attack along with kidney failure, 2 months ago. A few months prior to this life threatening episode, she experienced pain in a few different places. Mainly, in her legs, she had no idea that it was a warning sign for a heartache!
While she was in the hospital recovering, one day, she said the bottom of her foot started hurting her really bad, out of nowhere. She was just unconscious for 4 days and hadn’t been walking at all, why would her foot hurt all of a sudden? She told the nurse and the nurse said, like, ‘Oh maybe it’s from touching the bottom rail on the bed.’ What? Not even sure what that meant….
Turns out, it was right in the middle of her foot where your Kidney Meridian ends in Chinese Medicine. I massaged that point along with every other Acupressure point I could along her Kidney Meridian that night and the next morning when she woke up, the pain was gone. I firmly believe if I hadn’t been there and the pain persisted, they probably would’ve given her some pain medication, they asked every time they came in if she wanted some. Which she didn’t. She doesn’t like pharmaceutical drugs. But if the pain had persisted and gotten that bad, she might of…But that would be uncalled for, clearly there was an imbalance going on with her kidneys, she had kidney failure. Took a couple of days for it to show up after the heart attack, but we were able to alleviate it simply by pushing on some Acupressure points.
These are just a couple of simple examples that illustrate the bodies way of expressing dysfunction within by sending out pain signals. What we need to do, is listen to our bodies…yes we want to make the pain go away, but why are we experiencing the pain in the first place is the real question we should be asking ourself and more importantly, what changes do we need to make, to make it stop?