Can a simple plant help you manage chronic pain?
Pain can be a very annoying and difficult situation to manage, especially if it is chronic. The suffering of people who have traumas of the back and neck, carpal tunnel syndrome and other conditions with chronic pain can be unbearable and modern medicine can offer little help aiding stated like that. You will be usually prescribed by your doctor medicine like painkillers which will help but can also not relieve the pain totally. But Kratom will do the trick for you.
What is the chemistry behind this?
Kratom is a leaf, and as we all know leaves contain alkaloids which can show different (from poisonous to healing) effects on the human organism if used. Same goes for this leaf: the whole chemistry secret of pain-relief lies behind an alkaloid which can be found in high concentrations in some strains and it’s called 7-hydroxymitragynine; along with another alkaloid that relieves pain: mitragynine, it is an opiate agonist. Opiate agonist means that it attaches to opiate receptors in the brain, especially to mu and delta receptors a fact which offers a natural pain relieving effect, by blocking pain neural signaling in pain receptors (the part of your nervous system that signals you about a structure damage or malfunction and creates the feeling of pain); also one of its effects is also stimulating the creation and utilization of natural endorphins in the body, which have the same effect on pain receptors.
That means its effects are similar to morphine, but it has not strong side-effects or does not cause addiction-like morphine, because the chemical substances are different. Taking into account the above-mentioned facts, you will want to find a strain that is high in mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitraginine.
What are the right strains and doses?
Indo, Borneo & Bali strains
Traditionally, these are the strains that have a higher concentration of 7-hydroxymitragynine and this fact is proved both by the scientist who studied the plant and users who have experienced their effects. The effects are stronger than your usual painkiller and the side-effects are mild (if not overdosing) or none, so these strains are the best choice.
The dose can be moderate, 5-7gr, and that is because they do not contain stimulating alkaloids and they tend to be sedating overall.
Malaysian, especially green strains have sedating effects as well. The doses can vary from 7-15gr for a strong pain-relieving effect. But nevertheless, the effects are weaker than in Indo, Borneo, and Bali, so these are more recommended as for pain-relieving effects.
Strength and conditions
Red vein strains are the strongest strain in pain relieving that you can get, and it can offer you:
- Almost instant pain relieve (depends on the intake method)
- Long-lasting effects
- Legal (depending on your country) opiate-like effect
- The best and most convenient way to relieve pain
Medical conditions during which it can be used are any condition involving sharp pain:
- Tooth pain
- Pain after surgical operations
- Ulcer pain
- Pain after trauma
Chronic pain on a wide variety of medical conditions like:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Back pain
- Phantom pain (after surgical removing of a limb)
Anything that involves pain Kratom can help you with!