Living with chronic pain is complex. A person struggles to find optimal analgesia through drugs while balancing relief versus tolerability to the medication. In many cases the person is also faced with issues of potential drug addiction or physical dependence to the medication. For some people this battle is difficult because of the intolerable side effects of the medication. Could the solution be in the use of natural health products (NHP)?
The root or rhizome of Black cohosh has been used for centuries to treat pain, premenstrual and menopausal symptoms. Are such treatments effective?
Patients with acute or chronic pain conditions can turn to a natural approach as an alternative to synthetic drugs. But will herbs be able to partially or completely reduce pain within 48 hours? This is actually a pharmacological question and when it comes to pain relief, it is a YES or NO answer.