I’m not really into the holistic/natural medicine scene, but I’m considering using a combination of fish oil capsules and white willow bark for my shoulder instead of ibuprofen all the time. I used to take fish oil at home all the time and had salmon regularly, and I honestly think that was a factor in keeping the tendonitis at bay. Does anyone have an experience with using white willow for minor pain?
Aspirin is merely the concentrated and regulated version of the acetylsalicilic acid found in willow bark. If you’re looking to get an effective low dose of that, then get baby aspirin tablets and cut them in half: it’s a more predictable and refined substance overall, and less likely to have difficulty being broken down in the body the way unrefined herbal extracts can be harder to metabolize.
If your issue is tendinitis, then it’s good to get away from ibuprofen; it actually slows tissue reconstruction in tendons, and it’s a pretty strong muscle relaxant on top of being a painkiller, which makes you more likely to have accidental injury of the tendons (especially at the insertion points in the muscle!) when the painkiller stops you from noticing that you’re stressing the tissues.
Can’t speak one way or the other for fish oil; haven’t used it. Have had VERY good results with high dose Vitamin C, however. Vitamin C is the rare supplement that you can’t really overdose on; if you take more than your body can use immediately, it dumps directly to the bladder and filters out of your system really fast.
Good luck, feathercloak.
Information Source: Extensive personal experience with a wide array of issues in ulnar and carpal tendons and nerves; currently dealing with achilles tendinopathy. Avoiding the hell out of ibuprofen for tendon-related pain. Have used white willow and had a much better time with halved baby aspirin.
baby goats playing on other animals
everything is a playground when you’re a baby goat
Just look at these kids
Via Here Comes Chaos!
Well I wouldn’t want to not oblige. That’d be rude.
We adore you people.
(Not that you know us, or care, or any of that shit.)
Figured we’d test the ‘tumblr crush’ function on XKit. Pretty nifty.
ALSO YOU SAUCY THING YOU! Is that radio appropriate???
*hideous screeching noises*
That was adorable. :3
Necromancers experienced with gardening letting brightly coloured flowers blossom all over their skeletal horde.
combining necromancy and botany to send your lover a skeleton adorned with roses. how necRomantic
You know what show had the biggest plot twist ever?
I had absolutely no clue Blue was a girl
meaning my entire childhood was spent shipping two female dogs
I had a lesbian dog otp at the age of 5 omfg
Magenta is a boy
what the fuck
blue’s clues took assigned gender colors and told society to suck it
Wait. Magenta was a boy???
Magenta was a girl; the show’s wiki confirms this.
…but hey, lesbian dog otp at age 5 ftw? Or just plain ol’ best friendship between female characters in media (admittedly puppies, but still the show’s focal character and her friend), because female friendships are super important and great to demonstrate to child viewers.
Considering how much trouble most people seem to have processing polyamory between singlets, our relationships must look extra confusing from the outside—especially when those relationships involve other plural people.
We’ve been thinking that it would potentially be interesting / informative to survey other systems about their relationship structures with people outside their system.
We’re poly, too; two of our partners are other systems (or… eight of our partners are two other systems? phrasing‽), and our husband is a singlet. The intra-system relationships are long distance and asexual in nature, and the relationship structure is different between us and each of the other two systems we’re involved with: some of our members are involved with some members of Marionette, but others aren’t involved with others; we are ‘consensus-involved’ with an aromantic consensus of Alii, with individual sub-relationships having different nuances that overall carry less priority than the broader co-relationship of [all of our system] to [all of their system].
The fact that our singlet husband does not appear to find any of this especially confusing is probably why it works out so well with him; three members of our system are directly involved with him, and the rest are just sorta’ chummy with him.