According to the American Academy Of Pain Medicine (AAPM), an estimated 76.5 million Americans ages 20 years and older, have reported a problem with chronic pain or pain of any sort that persisted for more than 24 hours in duration. And the AAPM says that number doesn't account for acute pain.
Chronic pain isn’t just an American epidemic as over 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer with the condition.
A study conducted by Gallup-Healthways, reports that 31% of adults in the U.S. have neck or back pain, 26% have some sort of leg or knee pain and 18% have chronic pain.
Acute Pain Verses Chronic Pain
Acute pain is a normal sensation triggered in the nervous system to alert you to possible injury and the need to take care of yourself, and once you deal with the injury, the pain will subside.
But chronic pain persists due to pain signals that continually fire in the nervous system for weeks, months, and even years.
In some causes, chronic pain can be due to a sprained back, serious infection, or perhaps on going pain due to arthritis, cancer, or ear infections.
Some individuals will even suffer with chronic pain in the absence of any past injury or evidence of bodily damage.
What is the impact on an individuals quality of life who is suffering with ongoing pain? Gathered information shows that:
• 59% report an impact on quality and enjoyment of life
• 77% report feeling depressed
• 70% have trouble concentrating due to chronic pain
• 74% report their energy levels are impacted by their pain
• 86% report difficulty sleeping well
How To Naturally Deal With Chronic Pain
Magnesium chloride is a mineral found naturally in your body. The mineral is essential for muscle and nerve functions, as well as heart and bone health. Many other health benefits include:
- Better Sleep
- Stress Reduction and Relaxation
- More Energy
- Teeth (Mouth wash)
- Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis
- Burns and Wounds
Reports published by the World Health Organization have estimated that three quarters of Americans are mildly or severely deficient in magnesium as most Americans do not meet the Recommended Daily Intake (RDI).
This deficiency of magnesium is due to lifestyle factors that actively deplete our levels. These factors include lack of sleep, excess stress, alcohol, sugar and caffeine consumption.
What Is Magnesium Oil
As already noted, magnesium chloride is present in every organ of the human body. The mineral performs over 300 biochemical reactions that regulate our bodies health and wellness.
Magnesium chloride oil is a concentrated transdermal mineral supplement, which is typically taken from the Ancient Zechstein Seabed in Northern Europe. It is also taken from the Great Salt Lake's of Utah (USA).
Despite its name, magnesium oil is not actually an oil at all. The name originated because of the oily texture when magnesium chloride flakes are mixed with water, preferably distilled water.
How Do You Use Magnesium Oil
Magnesium oil is the gold standard for quick and efficient restoration of intracellular magnesium levels. For ease of use, apply magnesium oil to the skin using a fine-mist spray bottle. To limit over spray, dispense 1-3 sprays into a cupped hand and rub into the skin thoroughly.
- For best results, apply magnesium liberally to arms and legs to ensure a large enough surface area for absorption.
- If you experience some slight skin irritation, dilute Ancient Minerals magnesium oil with 1 part water to make a 50% strength solution.
- Eight sprays of Ancient Minerals magnesium oil deliver approximately 100 mg of elemental magnesium onto the skin.
After application you may notice a slight salt-like mineral residue remaining when the solution dries. This is normal, especially in dry climates or heated indoor areas, and varies with the amount of magnesium oil applied at one time.
If you would like to avoid this mineral residue, simply apply magnesium oil 20 minutes prior to showering each day.
After 20 minutes, the majority of the magnesium ions will have been absorbed and you may rinse the solution off during normal showering or bathing.
You may also choose to remove the mineral residue after 20 minutes by wiping the skin with a damp washcloth.
Certain foods, such as nuts, whole grains, beans and spinach, can and should be added to your diet, as they are rich sources of magnesium.
Magnesium Oil Recipe - Using Pure Magnesium Flakes
- 1/2 cup filtered water or distilled water
- 1/2 cup magnesium chloride flakes
- 1 4oz Spray bottle
Bring water to a boil in a non-aluminum saucepan. Turn off the heat and stir in the magnesium flakes until dissolved.
When cool, pour into the spray bottle. No refrigeration is necessary.
Spray it on to the body and lightly rub it in. It may feel a bit greasy or moist on the skin. It is fully absorbed without a residue within a few minutes. Use from 10-30 sprays per day. Avoid eyes and genitals.