Dr. Moellendorf notes that vitamin D has been receiving quite a bit of attention during the last two years for its results in controlling chronic pain. Dr. Tanya Edwards, MD, medical director of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Integrative Medicine recommends vitamin D for many of her chronic pain patients who show low levels of vitamin D on blood testing. As she states, “Personally, I've seen miracles. I've found that it can have a huge benefit in the symptoms of people with fibromyalgia.” She also reports excellent results using vitamin D with many other types of chronic pain. One study found that those deficient in vitamin D required almost twice the dose of opioid painkillers to get the same results.
It has been observed by Dr. Moellendorf that many anti-inflammatory plants and herbs work similar to the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) by impeding the enzymes that trigger pain and swelling. Turmeric, ginger, white willow bark, and bromelain are some of the most effective and well-researched. Beneficial effects have also been reported when using rosemary, cat’s claw, and green tea. Dr. Moellendorf warns that because these plants work the same way as NSAIDs in the body, there may be some of the same side-effects such as an upset stomach and bleeding, though to a milder degree.
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