Discover Corydalis – Powerful (and Natural) Pain Relief
Many people seek out alternative medicine as a means to alleviate some form of chronic pain with fewer side effects. With opiate abuse on the rise, over-the-counter medications are the most readily available option when it comes to relieving minor to moderate aches and pains. Or are they?
Meet Corydalis. This herb is widely used by herbalists and practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat pain and disorders caused by inflammation or circulatory disorders. It is believed to be effective in treating these conditions due to its concentration of tetrahyropalmatine, a naturally occurring compound that has demonstrated analgesic properties.
In recent years, studies have been conducted at several reputable institutions to test its efficacy. One study, conducted at the University of California – Irvine, found the herb to be especially effective in treating neuropathic pain without any potential for addiction. The primary mechanism, as observed in the study, appears to be how its impacts dopamine receptors in the body.
While Corydalis supplements might be scarce in chain drug and health food stores, it is typically available at alternative medicine clinics since it is often used in combination with other treatments such as acupuncture.
If you are curious about Corydalis and how it might best help you cope with a chronic pain condition, feel free to schedule a consultation with our practitioner.