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Nature’s Natural Pain Reliever: What is Kratom and Where Can You Get it?

Posted Jul 25 2012 8:30am

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kratom leaf Follow Me on Pinterest The kratom leaf is one of nature’s natural pain relievers. Kratom is a popular herbal alternative treatment of the physiological symptoms of withdrawal from opiates such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, codeine, and heroin. Relapse is highly likely when dealing with opiate dependency, therefore, a variety of treatment options is needed because there is no one treatment that works for everyone. Also, treatment extends far beyond the initial physical withdrawal; psychological cravings for opiates can be crippling and resort the user to relapse. Therefore, the goal of opiate treatment is to allow a person to become healthy both physically and socially. Kratom is a popular alternate therapy because it helps alleviate the symptoms of withdrawal and reduces psychological cravings.

How is Kratom Different from Popular Opiate Treatments?

Well known opiate treatments include methadone, buprenorphine, naltrexone and diamorphine. Methadone Maintenance Treatment is one of the most popular forms of opioid replacement therapy. Opioid replacement therapy substitutes an illegal opiate like heroin with a slower releasing, less euphoria-producing opiate like methodone or buprenorphine. Although this treatment sounds contradictory, it is actually approved by the Food and Drug Administration and has been proven to reduce the number of cases of transmitted infectious diseases like HIV that are often associated with intravenous users of opiates. Naltrexone is also FDA approved and comes in pill form or as a once-a-month injectable. Diamorphine is not an approved treatment in the United States but is used in some European countries in patients that don’t respond to methadone. Unlike other treatments, diamorphine is only an injectable and must be administered twice daily by a licensed medical staff member. Unlike other treatments, treatment of opiate withdrawal and cravings with kratom does not block the euphoric effects of opioids but actually produces euphoria in higher doses. Kratom can also be a stimulant in small doses or a sedative in larger doses. Kratom also appears to be safe in its natural form, has few, if any, side effects, and has only a small risk of dependency. Sounds a lot better, doesn’t it? You’re probably thinking: “Yes, but how do I get it?”

Where to Buy Kratom?

Kratom is native to countries in Southeast Asia like Thailand and Indonesia, both with tropical habitats. Because kratom requires very specific conditions to grow, most kratom is shipped to the United States and can be purchased on the internet from websites like arenaethnobotanicals.com , a high-quality supplier of kratom featured in USA Today. Kratom does not require a prescription, although it is a good idea to speak with your doctor before starting any form of treatment or participate in a lifestyle change.

About the Author: Paige One enjoys writing health articles that reveal how medicine and natural remedies help people. If you want to learn about where to buy kratom and how kratom works as a natural pain reliever, Google should be a great place to get started.

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