Ageing: Easing aches & pains

Ageing, and its common introduction of niggling aches and pains such as stiffness in the knees or fingers, back pain, sore neck and so on, can dampen one's quality of life.

Pain-reducing (analgesic) drugs such as paracetamol (Panadol/ Tylenol) and anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen (Brufen) and diclofenac (Voltaren) are often prescribed for these symptoms. They can work well, but progress can be marred by adverse side effects.

An excellent alternative is to apply a small amount of wheatgrass extract over the painful area, once or twice a day, and persevere. In particular, apply it before bed as this may help you sleep more comfortably.

Wheatgrass can also significantly reduce swelling and bruising after a fall or other injury. Apply a little to the injured parts as soon as possible. Also, if you take anticoagulants and/or bruise easily, apply some wheatgrass extract immediately over the damaged area as this can help stop bleeding under the skin and help eliminate unsightful bruising.

Wheatgrass extract can do much to reduce the pain of bruising as well as accelerate healing of damaged skin.

Dr. Chris Reynolds.

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