Natural Pain Relief

There are many products available for natural pain relief, but many come with a price and unpleasant side effects. When most people think of the phrase "side effects," they think of the distasteful or harmful ones. But, surprisingly enough, an exciting side effect of Kava happens to be pain relief, especially effective for sufferers of back pain. This is in part due to the muscle relaxing properties of this splendid plant, which, for some reason, seems to focus it's natural pain relief on the back area of the body.

If you are looking to utilize Kava Kava for this purpose, we always suggested that you buy the Liquigels that we offer on the site. However, we are currently out of stock due to the wild popularity of this product. As an alternative, you may try our 55% Kavalactone Paste and also our Kavalovetone Capsules, which contain a blend of pure Kavalactone 30%, Mahakea Kava Root, Chamomile, Hops, Lemon Balm, Gotu Kola, Gingko Biloba, Ginseng, Maca Root, Passion Flower, Scullcap, St. John's Wort, and Vitex.

No other climate is as conducive to optimizing the potency of kava than that of Hawaii. It has been documented that the kava plant was brought over to Hawaii during Prehistoric times. From there, due to agreeable environmental conditions and cultivation, the kava plant spread fast and wide.

An important point to note is that all our kava is organically grown. With our focus being organic kava, unlike most other farms, it only takes one sampling of our products to know that there is no comparison. We constantly rotate our crops, ensuring that the roots never rot or degrade in quality due to over-farming. Some parts of our farm may sit dormant for several years, to regenerate the soil, preparing it for the conditions needed for our organic kava to flourish. Our organic certification and all-natural growing methods allow for the full potency of the kavalactones to develop in the plant.

In Hawaii, teething, feverish children are given Kava Root (pre-chewed by their mothers), twice a day to calm and soothe them in their state of pain and discomfort. All across the South Pacific, kava is used as a calmative and as a pain reliever for both children and adults. It is also used as a poison antidote and as a treatment for conditions such as bronchitis, as well as anxiety, tension and restlessness.

It is widely used throughout the Pacific Islands as an analgesic, and also as an effective treatment for severe bites and stings from insects and poisonous fish. Homeopathically, kava has been and is used to treat such conditions as chronic back aches and to soothe states of excitation and exhaustion. The muscle relaxation and analgesic properties, as well as local anesthetic uses and anti-anxiety and sleep inducement properties, have all been pharmacologically demonstrated in kava.

One of the benefits of working with kava is that it offers helpful, natural healing and comforting qualities that otherwise could only be found in expensive prescription medication. However, it is important to note that we are not doctors, that none of our products are intended as medicine, and they are do not diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.

We do, however, have many personal anecdotes of customers who have found great relief from using some of the fruits of our labors for making themselves more comfortable, both during the day, and at night when they are trying to sleep. Everyone knows that a better night's rest equals better health during the day, and better health during the day may lead to decreased pain in the body.

The demands of modern life take a toll on the body: besides chronic sleep deficits and mental stress, this can often manifest as chronic aches and pains. It's no wonder so many people are becoming interested in natural pain reduction techniques. There are many factors that can contribute to lingering pain: past injuries, surgical operations, certain medical conditions such as arthritis, and overexercise can all be sources of discomfort. While some kinds of severe pain must be managed with medical treatment, there are many natural pain reduction strategies you can use to reduce or eliminate those smaller aches and twinges that can drag down your day.

Tend to your diet: You've probably heard it before, but it bears repeating that a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables is key to a healthy--and pain-free--life. Fruits and veggies not only contain vitamins and minerals essential to bodily functions; many of them also contain compounds that can reduce tissue inflammation that lies at the root of chronic pain. For instance, the calcium and magnesium found in dairy products and leafy greens such as kale can reduce inflammation in joints for natural pain reduction. Furthermore, healthy eating doesn't mean you have to give up your favorite sweets: in moderation, sweet foods like cookies, chocolate, and especially cooling ice cream can actually reduce the perception of pain.

Get some sleep: Getting adequate sleep (7-8 hours per night for adults) is a simple way to reduce pain naturally, but as anyone who's tried to go to sleep with a sunburn can tell you, it can be hard to achieve. Chronic pain often reduces your quality of sleep, and inadequate sleep will degrade the body's natural pain reduction responses, leading to a vicious circle of worse sleep and less effective pain management. The best way to help yourself get better sleep is to tend to your pain reduction strategies during the day: eat a balanced diet, make time for some gentle exercise, and avoid substances such as caffeine and alcohol at least three hours before bed, as these can keep you awake and degrade the quality of your rest. Making sure your bedroom is free from ambient light and noise can also do wonders to improve your sleep.

Exercise: If you've suffered an injury or had recent surgery that has resulted in lasting pain, you may be tempted to go easy on yourself. However, research has shown that gentle exercise, especially aerobics, may actually help people better manage and reduce chronic pain. Stretching muscles and soft tissues can reduce stiffness, increase your range of motion, and stimulate the brain to release endorphins that reduce pain naturally. Regular exercise will also shorten the time it takes you to fall asleep and will improve your quality of sleep.

Apply heat/cold: Heat and cold are twin allies in the quest for natural pain reduction. Applying a heat pack to a painful area--a sore muscle, for example--can reduce the perception of pain while stimulating the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the affected area. Taking a hot bath or using an electric blanket are other ways to employ heat for natural pain reduction. Cold acts as a local anesthetic, numbing tissues and cooling inflammation. Applying a cold pack to a painful area may also slow the nerve impulses that relay pain signals to the brain.

"Mind over matter": Ultimately, your brain interprets all pain signals generated by your body, and there are some effective mental techniques for natural pain reduction that anyone can learn. Counting backward is one technique thought to reduce the perception of acute pain, such as getting an injection. Performing this mental activity may distract your brain from fully processing the pain and thus dull the sensation. Practicing meditation and guided visualization are other ways you can train your brain to shift away from and reduce the perception of chronic pain.

Acupuncture: Though physicians aren't yet sure how it works, Chinese acupuncture therapy has helped some people manage chronic pain. In acupuncture therapy, needles are placed painlessly just under the skin to stimulate different organ systems. Practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine claim that acupuncture realigns the flow of energy in the body and removes energetic blockages that can cause chronic pain.

As you might have noticed, all these natural pain reduction techniques draw on the body's natural reserves for managing pain. Your body has an incredible capacity to do this, from releasing endorphins to activating immune cells that reduce inflammation, but these abilities are degraded when one is suffering chronic stress. This is where kava kava might also be of help in the quest to manage pain naturally: kava kava herbal supplements can help regulate healthy mood changes* and help you better manage everyday stress*. Kava drinks also have a direct numbing effect on the mucus membranes of the mouth, which may be useful for things like sore gums. However, kava mainly works by reducing everyday stress, helping you access these natural routes to pain reduction all the more easily!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to cure, treat, diagnose, or prevent any disease.