Ageing: Easing aches & pains

Ageing often brings on niggling aches and pains that can spoil one’s quality of life. A little stiffness in the knees or fingers perhaps, back pain, sore neck, cramps and so on.

Usually, analgesic drugs such as paracetamol (Panadol/ Tylenol) and anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen (Brufen) and diclofenac (Voltaren) are used widely for these symptoms. They can work well, but often the treatment is marred by unpleasant side effects.

There is however, another way these pains and adverse side effects can be  relieved and even eliminated – by applying wheatgrass extract over the painful area. This often works when standard medications fail – and there are no side effects to worry about.

So, providing you are aware of the cause of your aches and pains, try applying a small amount of wheatgrass extract over your sore spot(s) once a day, or even on alternate day – and persevere. Sometimes it can take time to work, but it’s often worth the wait.

Wheatgrass can also significantly reduce swelling and bruising after a fall or other injury AND, if you take anticoagulants and/or bruise easily, apply some wheatgrass extract immediately. This simple action can do a lot to reduce and/or eliminate bruising as well as acclerate healing of damaged skin.

Dr. Chris Reynolds.