Natural Pain Relief and the Silent Opioid Epidemic

At ANSHI, we care about our customers. We learn so much from seeing which uses are most popular, natural pain relief and natural arthritis relief being two of the biggest. A state we sell a lot of our Total Healing Turmeric to, Kansas, just happens to be ground zero for the silent opioid epidemic that killed almost 100,000 people in 2020 in the US. This makes sense why people in Kansas love ANSHI, as customers there are seeing results moving away from pain killers and pill-popping to using simple natural products that work - i.e. our Total Healing Turmeric.

Let's start with the facts:

  • 80% of people have at least 1 chronic condition
  • 51% of people in the US live with chronic pain
  • 70% of people in the UK live with back pain
  • 191 million prescriptions written for opioid pain medication
  • Opioids were involved 70.6% of all drug overdose deaths
  • Almost 100,000 people died in 2020 of drug overdose 

  • There is a silent epidemic happening now, and it’s been ongoing for decades since the 60s when opioids first infiltrated the street drug market. People are dying, over a million people in fact, which is more than COVID-19 even. So why is no one talking about it? Is it because using drugs recreationally is socially considered taboo? Or is there something deeper here, is something actually being covered up by the people we are supposed to trust…pharmaceutical companies, doctors, and even the police and government officials.

    When the opioid epidemic was first brought to our attention we made a huge connection - this is a drug prescribed for pain that is highly addictive and is actually killing people. Specifically common ailments such as back pain or knee pain. Here’s a quote is taken directly from the CDC’s website:

    “Anyone who takes prescription opioids can become addicted to them. In fact, as many as one in four patients receiving long-term opioid therapy in a primary care setting struggles with opioid addiction.4,5,6 Once addicted, it can be hard to stop. In 2016, more than 11.5 million Americans reported misusing prescription opioids in the past year.1” 

    Let’s look at the history behind opioids because it seems odd that something so addictive and fatal could possibly be prescribed to almost 200 million people. Purdue pharmacists started the opioid epidemic in the US - they knew people were dying from addiction but they saw the profit. This wasn’t about helping or saving people. This was about money. White-collar criminals?… Try white-collar murderers.

    If you’ve seen The Pharmacist limited series on Netflix then you know how messed up this gets. Here’s a quick synopsis if you haven’t had the time to watch it yet:

    Setting a record for homicides, New Orleans has the highest murders rate of any big city in the nation, one of the main reasons being drugs. When a heartbroken father lost his son he went to talk to the police he was met with disinterest. NOPD basically never solved any drug-related murders nor cared if people were dying, they had the attitude that “these kids got what they deserved,”. His search for the killer ended up entangled with a DEA investigation involving Dr. Cleggett, who prescribed over 180,000 OxyContin pills in just 10 pharmacies. Dan ended up helping to get Dr. Cleggett's medical license revoked and this led to multiple states filing lawsuits against Purdue (the creator of OxyContin) for prescription abuse.

    At ANSHI, we’ve created a natural solution for these issues that many people face. One of ANSHI's most popular use cases for our Natural Pain Relief Gift Set is for arthritis and muscle pain. This is the type of pain that doctors prescribe opioids like OxyContin for. It’s our job to stand up for what we believe is right and there is no way that fatal opioids should be prescribed to people when natural solutions like ANSHI exist. Especially considering the pandemics tole on mental health in the past few years as preventable opioid overdose deaths increased 41% in 2020 taking the lives of almost 100,000 people. Those people should still be here today, big pharma is killing us slowly, so let’s wake up and talk about this, and find our way back to nature like how our ancestors did thousands of years ago.

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