Illnesses from A to Z


Pain

Pain is not an illness, but an alarm signal from the body that can have a wide range of causes. The causes should thus always be sought before initiating measures that aim to switch off the pain. A treatment can then often start in a completely different area and the pain virtually disappears “along the way”. Tablets, balms and suppositories are not a permanent solution as they only suppress the pain. Nevertheless, targeted pain medication can be sensible in certain cases – such as with severe chronic illnesses such as cancer and rheumatism. An important aim of pain therapy is to prevent the perception of pain from becoming independent. Chronic pain can lead to the development of what is known as a pain memory, which means that the sensation of pain still remains after the cause has been rectified. For mild to moderate pain, various alternative remedies can help to stimulate the organism to regulate itself and in this way rectify both the cause and the symptom. Exercise and diet play a central role.
 

Medicinal mushrooms for pain


Reishi
The most important medicinal mushroom for pain is Reishi. Thanks to many micronutrients, it simulates the formation of the body’s own messenger substances that alleviate pain. What’s more, Reishi promotes blood flow, has a relaxing effect and is psychologically balancing. Its components are antispasmodic, relax the muscles and inhibit inflammatory processes.

Our suggestions about the usage of medicinal mushrooms is no substitute for treatment from a doctor or alternative practitioner. Medications currently being taken or ongoing treatments should not be stopped without first consulting your doctor or alternative practitioner.