According to USA Today, chronic pain affects 100 million Americans and despite the high incidence of chronic pain many people including doctors are unaware of researched-backed non-narcotic treatments.
When we are injured or sick our body uses inflammation to heal. Unfortunately runaway inflammation increases chronic pain. What we eat can increase or calm inflammation. The Arthritis Foundation presents an anti-inflammatory diet. They note that although the diet is not intended for weight loss, people do lose weight on it.
Along with choosing foods that reduce inflammation, some supplements also reduce inflammation and pain. From the Fibromyalgia Network we learn that omega-3 fatty acids not only benefit our joints and cardiovascular system but can greatly reduce pain and fatigue. Omega-3s found in Vitality Coldwater Omega-3 and Vitality Creme Delight are recommended inflammation-fighters.
Grape seed extract has successfully been used to treat diabetic peripheral neuropathy. This is a common diabetic condition causing tingling, pain, numbness, or weakness in the feet. ProvexCV and ProVex-Plus contain powerful grape seed extracts.
Replenex Extra Strength targets the type of joint inflammation and pain associated with getting older or having an active lifestyle. Both Replenex Extra-Strength and Recover AI contain A.I. Blend, a combination of six well-known anti-inflammatory herbs: Devil's claw, ginger root, aronia, turmeric root, angelica gigas root, and green tea extracts. Replenex Extra Strength contains 140 mg A.I. Blend per daily dose and Recover AI contains 605 mg of A.I. Blend per daily dose. For persons who engage in high-intensity activities, the extra dose of anti-inflammatory herbs in Recover AI helps speed "recovery."
In addition to using diet and supplements to reduce inflammation, The Melaleuca Wellness Guide recommends a gentle massage with Pain-A-Trate to relieve tight muscles and promote blood circulation. A PubMed study found that topical methyl salicylate and menthol offered significant relief of pain associated with mild to moderate muscle strain.
Patented Extra-Strength Pain-A-Trate not only contains methyl salicylate and menthol, but also camphor which numbs pain and increases circulation helping muscles heal. Add to this T36-C5 Melaleuca Oil and we have a pain cream that is a unique 4-in-one formula.
Reducing pain and inflammation by diet, supplements and Pain-A-Trate will not only help reduce pain but will also help us live life more fully, along with enhancing our general health.
~ Richard M Barry
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Managing Pain Testimonials
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My mom first became a customer just to "help me out". One of the first items I wanted her to try was Pain-A-Trate for her arthritis. She was not impressed. I was disappointed to hear she didn't like it. But then two weeks later, she sent me an email and asked if it could be ordered by the case!! I asked her what the change was and she said she realized it was simply penetrating deeper and relieving her pain better than Ben Gay or Icy Hot or Biofreeze ever had. Now she won't ever go anywhere without her Pain-a-Trate!
I am 74 years young and had a fall last summer with an injury to my shoulder. I used the Pain-A-Trate with great results! I also have occasional problems with restless-leg-syndrome. Whenever I can't go to sleep I rub the Pain-A-Trate on the shin bone and the muscles surrounding it and directly go to sleep. I make use of a lot of this great product because it works for so many aches and pains. I also share it with my friends. Thank you Melaleuca for such wonderful safe products.
After not taking care of myself in my active younger years, I suffer from intense joint pain daily. By the way, I'm only 30! When I discovered Pain-A-Trate, I thought I had found the holy grail of pain care. This helped my pain within mere minutes and I was able to get through a work shift without crying. THEN, I found Replenex. Within 24 hours of my first time taking it, my joint pain completely went away. For the first time in almost a year, I could put pressure on my knee. I cried!! I still tear up when I tell people this story. I won't EVER be without my Replenex Extra Strength, and I am thrilled to be able to play with my kids without pain.
I am so delighted to be introduced to Melaleuca! I am always in the quest of finding natural and vital products for my family and myself. I was taught years ago that without a healthy body, mind and soul one cannot be as productive. A few years ago I was in a minor car accident which led to suffering pain in both my knees. Three years ago, my right knee gave me excruciating pain to the point where it was difficult to bend and I had to drag my foot. I went to the doctors, took all sorts of pain killers and muscle and joint lotions, but nothing worked! I was recently introduced to Melaleuca and my enroller gave me a sampler of Pain-A-Trate and wow did it do wonders! Instantly, it penetrated into my muscles and I can feel it in my joints. It's just as its name states! My knee has less friction and I feel a vast difference! Currently, I am awaiting my delivery of Melaleuca products which are coming today. Thank God for this breakthrough! Melaleuca is truly enhancing the lives of others and changing them. I am glad to be associated with this company, although I wished I had discovered them before, "it's better late than never!"
I have suffered from migraines since I was five years old. I'm now 62. For many years when I started to get that nauseous feeling, dizziness, pain and sensitivity to light, I withdrew from the world for usually three or more days and just suffered through it. Nothing helped - medicine, herbal remedies and not suggestions from well-meaning friends or family, nothing. Just after I signed up with Melaleuca I was introduced to a product called Pain-A-Trate, I learned that it could help with headaches. I didn't believe it. How could a product designed to help ease muscle pain help my terrible migraines? It has a really strong smell too. Would that make the migraine worse? I just wasn't sure but I was desperate so I tried it. I rubbed the cream across my forehead and across the back of my neck under my hair and for good measure down the sides of my face to my ears and went to bed. Within 24 hours, my migraine was gone! It was a miracle! I've learned how important it is to put the Pain-A-Trate on as soon as symptoms start. Now, my migraines may last only a few hours if they even get started. I also make very sure that I have a tube in my car, at work and in the tote I usually carry. I don't ever want to be caught without it. P.S. It works really well for muscle pain too.
My pain management issues are complex. I have a very rare genetic immune deficiency that causes systemic chronic pain. I also have to have infusions of human antibodies every three weeks that give me severe headaches and body aches. These are the side effects of the proteins in the solution. I choose not to take narcotics because of their addictive potential and side effects, so I rely on Melaleuca products for pain control. I also had gastric bypass surgery 3 years ago and cannot use any NSAID (anti-inflammatory) pain relievers either. I use Pain-A-Trate and Melaleuca acetaminophen pain reliever and get awesome results. I love the fact that I can depend on Melaleuca to control my pain issues without having to be concerned with grogginess or dependence on narcotics. I am so grateful to have found Melaleuca as an alternative to prescription pain relievers to control my chronic pain.
A few months ago my shoulder hurt so bad that I couldn't lift my arm to put dishes away after washing them, and it was uncomfortable trying to sleep. It was painful. Finally I (stupidly) went to my doctor, got an expensive prescription, then, before using it, decided to rub on some Pain-A-Trate! Well, it's all better. I can't tell which shoulder it was, and they are both free and limber!! So, thank you Melaleuca for all the exceptional products. And thank you, RM Barry, for all you do to help us in using these products. (No guarantee with the pharmacy stuff, so I'm stuck with the unopened tube.)
I just recently completed 2 years of chemo, and one of the side effects is neuropathy in the hands and feet. At night I would apply Pain-A-Trate to my feet, legs, and hands to take the pain away so I could sleep. With the Vitality 6 and the Provex Plus I did very well through a bad time. I also took the Replenex which I have taken for years for arthritis. Thank you Melaleuca for these great products to help me through this time.
Several years ago I had a torn rotator cuff that left me with little use of my arm, and I was in so much pain I was pacing the floor. It was a Saturday night and I was home alone. Before I went to bed I rubbed down with PAIN-A-TRATE (soothes and helps relieve pain), took about 300mg of PROVEX (reduces inflammation), 6-9 REPLENEX (helps reduce inflammation), and the next day I was able to lift my arm shoulder high. I could barely lift it away from my side the night before. I saw a doctor the next Monday and was advised I would probably have to have surgery to repair the tear, but was sent to physical therapy to prepare me for the surgery and healing after. I used the ACCESS BAR prior to the therapy to help with working the muscles and reduce the lactic acid, and the PROFLEX 20 after therapy to help repair and build muscle. After 12 therapy sessions I had about 85-90% of my range of motion back, and was able to avoid surgery. I have also used a "powerhouse" dosage of Provex-Plus to help with sprained ankles and pulled muscles in the back. Taking 6-8 Provex-Plus at one time helps to attack the inflammation quickly.
I have chronic pain in my fingers and wrists, due to injury-induced arthritis, so I am never separated from my Pain-A-Trate! I carry the 1 oz. size in my purse, and have the large size in my medicine cabinet. The pain relief is instant and long lasting. It also works extremely well when rubbed on my temples during a headache. To me, Pain-a-Trate is a miracle!