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Chronic Pain & Sciatica – Natural Remedies That Really Work!

It is difficult to ignore sciatica, a condition that causes pain in the lower back and legs. And living with chronic pain on a daily basis can lead to extreme fatigue and distraction. Needless to say, this is the kind of pain you want to relieve as soon as possible. Luckily, the use of medicinal herbs and self-care can have a tremendous impact on treating pain and its underlying causes.

If you want to feel better soon, here are a few things you can do:


Sciatica is heavily influenced by lifestyle. Inflammations and chronic conditions related to this nerve are linked to sedentary habits so getting moving is the key! Inflammation and pain can be reduced with exercise, stretching, Pilates, and yoga.

Some may question whether or not yoga is safe for those with sciatica. However, this study found that the practice is exceedingly helpful for those suffering from the condition. No adverse reactions were reported.

Self-Care Through Massage, Chiropractic Therapy, and Acupuncture

The benefits of massage for those with sciatica include improved blood circulation, the relaxation of tight muscles, and the release of pain-relieving compounds called endorphins. Chiropractic adjustments aim to improve the alignment of the spine, which is often compromised in those who have sciatica. It can also address other underlying causes for sciatic pain, such as herniated discs or spinal stenosis. Lastly, acupuncture is often helpful for relieving acute or chronic pain, including sciatica. It has been shown to stimulate the release of pain-relieving chemicals in the body as well as neurotransmitters that regulate signals from nerve endings. One large-scale meta-review involving over 20,000 people found that those who received authentic acupuncture treatments experienced a 50% reduction in chronic pain, compared to those who received fake treatments or no treatment.

Herbal Support for Relieving Pain and Inflammation

Stinging Nettle
Chronic Pain & Sciatica - Natural Remedies That Really Work!- STINGING NETTLE

An outstanding herbal remedy for muscle and nerve issues or injuries, stinging nettle tincture can be used topically as a compress to alleviate the pain involved with sciatica as well as with sprains, cramps, or muscle pain. Simply soak a cotton pad with nettle tincture and apply it to the affected area — secure it in place for best results. You can find a powerful and effective nettle tincture in my apothecary.

St. John’s Wort

Applied topically, St. John’s Wort can be used as an oil or salve to help relieve sciatic pain. Rub into the affected area 3x/day. It is also effective for neuralgia and Bell’s palsy. My Joint & Movement Salve contains St. John’s Wort, along with several other anti-inflammatories and pain-relieving medicinal herbs. More on this miracle salve below.


Used internally, wintergreen leaf tea provides quick relief for the pain associated with sciatica. It can also help alleviate painful headaches, arthritis, and lumbago.


Since peppermint has a numbing quality, it is an effective treatment for the temporary relief of sciatic pain. Massage peppermint oil into the affected area as needed. It won’t address the underlying cause of the pain but will help to provide relief. You can also use it for muscle aches and joint pain.

Chronic Pain & Sciatica - Natural Remedies That Really Work- JOINT AND MOVEMENT SALVEInfused (Extracted) Peppermint Oil: 3/4 cup dried peppermint leaves, 1 cup organic olive oil. Combine the peppermint leaves and organic olive oil in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake daily. Allow the oil and peppermint to steep in a dark cupboard for 4 to 6 weeks. Strain out the peppermint leaves and store the oil in a cool dark place for up to 1 year. Use as a topical relief for headaches, muscle cramps, or as a massage oil for muscle pain.

Considered a miracle worker by many, my Joint & Movement Salve addresses the pain and inflammation of sciatica. A blend of organic calendula, arnica, St. John’s wort, cottonwood buds, cayenne, helichrysum, and frankincense, it helps to powerfully calm nerve pain and inflammation. It is also an outstanding remedy for arthritis, muscle and joint pain, carpal tunnel and more.

It is my sincere hope these tips and natural methods will help you to quickly alleviate the oftentimes agonizing pain of sciatica and get you back on track to truly thriving.

Wishing you much health and happiness!

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Would this be good for tennis elbow?

Hello Shoony,

Thank you so much for your comment.
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Many blessings and good health!

Cannot check out and pay with Visa? Do not have other pay methods.
Bought your book already and it is great. Now want to buy your salve for pain.

Hello Marie,

Thank you for your comment.
For Nicole’s Apothecary, you can send your inquiry here:
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Many blessings and good health!

What’s good for a heel spur?

Hello Margarita,

Thank you for your comment.
First of all, rest as often as you can and wear comfortable shoes. Good home remedies for this include cold compresses, fish oil supplements, coconut oil, Epsom salts, apple cider vinegar, or baking soda. You can also try EOs such as lavender, thyme, or rosemary. due to their anti-inflammatory properties.

Many blessings and good health!

What can be used for bunion pain and reduction of inflammation?

Hello Clifford,

For bunion pain and inflammation we recommend soaking your foot in warm water with Epsom salts. Also, keep it elevated whenever possible.

Many blessings and good health!

I have chronic pain in my lower back, but also suffer with arthritis, osteoarthritis osteoporosis in most of my joints. My right knee needs replacing as it is bone rubbing bone. Also suffer migraine head aches. Will any of what you have mentioned in this article help me with my pain and aches??

Please try post question again. I too would like to know what will alleviate these issues.
Thank you. God bless.

Waiting for the answer as I suffer from the same minus the migraines.

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