PAIN & RECOVERY FAQ
PAIN & RECOVERY FAQ
PAIN & RECOVERY FAQ

PAIN & RECOVERY FAQ

Your questions about pain, answered.

Last Updated: July 30, 2019
Contributor: Megan-Rose Talbot-Kelly

WHAT IS PAIN?

Pain occurs when the nervous system is activated by something that has gone wrong. Our body responds to pain as a means to alter and protect our body from danger. (Source)

 

WHAT IS CHRONIC PAIN?

Chronic pain occurs where an original cause of acute pain has taken place, but the body’s warning system fails to shut off. This can be likened to a smoke detector ringing, and staying on at all times. This type of pain can last several months to years and can have long term effects on our quality of life. (Source)

 

WHAT IS ACUTE PAIN?

From a paper cut to sprained ankle, we’ve all felt pain. Acute pain is a normal reaction to an injury that provides an early warning system that an injury has occurred. This type of pain is usually a short-term experience where once the injury heals, the pain goes away. (Source)

 

HOW DOES INFLAMMATION RELATE TO PAIN?

Inflammation as it relates to pain, is the body’s immune system’s attempt to healing an irritant or area of trauma in or on the body. Inflammation can be defined as redness, pain, swelling, heat, loss of function. (Source)  

DOES EMOTIONAL PAIN HAVE THE SAME EFFECT ON OUR BODIES?

While there may not be physical trauma to the skin or body, we tend to experience emotional pain in the same areas of the brain that get activated when we experience physical pain. There is evidence that when are emotionally hurting, it can be helpful to use an analgesic to support us especially in social pain. (Source)

 

applying Trauma Less Oinment on wrist

 

DOES EMOTIONAL PAIN HAVE THE SAME EFFECT ON OUR BODIES?

  • Arnica: Various preparations of this daisy-like plant have been used for centuries to soothe aching muscles and help heal bruises, sprains and wounds. (Source)
  • Lavender: This purple flower has been used over the years to heal wounds and topical burns. (Source)
  • Peppermint: Traditionally used to ease digestive discomfort, reduce fatigue and encourage muscle relaxation.
  • Marjoram: Commonly referred to as sweet marjoram, this herb was considered an anti-inflammatory and used for respiratory and gastrointestinal pain. (Source)

Be sure to check out our Ingredient Garden for more information on botanicals.

 

WHAT REMEDIES SUPPORT PAIN?

 

applying Pain Release Mist

 

WHAT IS AN ANALGESIC?

An analgesic is any member of a diverse group of remedies used to support pain. Menthol derived from peppermint is an analgesic used in our Pain Release Oil Blend to support you in your recovery journey. (Source)


Megan-Rose Talbot-Kelly
Contributor
Megan-Rose Talbot-Kelly
National Educator
As the National Educator at Saje Natural Wellness, Megan-Rose shares a personal wellness perspective and invites us into the spirit of holistic well-being. Megan-Rose holds designations in Reiki/Massage, Yoga Teaching, Nutrition and Aromatherapy that further support her in her goals of elevating global wellness, everyday. Outside of her affinity for research and education, Megan-Rose can be found hiking and stargazing on the west coast, nurturing her garden, and indulging in new plant based recipes.
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