Having suffered enough with body aches and pains, I went the natural way with Curcumin.
While I was at work today I noticed I had a ton of wrist pain and tension. As an order processor I sit on the computer all day long. I then come home, research and type about the things I find, so I never really get a relief from using my wrist. I figured that millions of people around the globe suffer with this too and wanted to see if there was something that we could do when we got home to relieve it, other than ergonomically correct office supplies.
A few remedies I found that don’t involve herbs are icing it, taking an ace bandage and wrapping it and drinking water. However there are a few things that you can do at home to treat your wrist pain with herbs. By all means, like I’ve said before in the blog, I am not a doctor and please make sure you consult your doctor. Every day, for other pain, I take curcumin to relieve the swelling and inflammation (it works amazingly well in conjunction with Advil) and it gives me relief from aches and pains.
Curcumin is basically turmeric (which I will write about in another post). One other thing that you can do is use peppermint oil. Peppermint oil is strong and you will want to break some of that strength by combining it with another oil (I prefer organic coconut oil which if you have a Costco near by or go on Amazon you can get it for a very reasonable price). If you do not blend it with another oil the heat from the peppermint will become too much. The ratio is 3 parts coconut oil to one part peppermint oil, also by doing this you can have a container you use during the week that is already pre-made. You take the oil and rub it into your wrists (which will numb it temporarily as the peppermint oil soaks into your skin) and it makes them feel better! Let me know if this works as well for you as it did for me!