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Alternative Medicine board

If you want something natural, instead of Advil and muscle relaxers, you could try White Willow Bark. It's a pain killer and anti-inflammatory. White willow bark is your natural aspirin and is still a drug but with less side effects. You can get it as tablets, tincture or tea. I have found the tea works best for me.

As a muscle relaxant you could try a magnesium and calcium supplement. One of the types you dissolve in hot water gives you a quick and high absorption.

To help heal a muscle strain you could try an ice pack.