Most people feel pain when muscles, ligaments, and other body parts send the brain a message for interpretation. The brain then sends a signal back to the area causing the pain sensation. The pain for everyone is different and the description is highly subjective. This makes its identification and treatment especially difficult. Pain can be short and/or long-term and stay in one place and/or spread around the body. People experience the sensation of pain when specific nerves called nociceptors detect tissue damage and transmit information about the damage along the spinal cord to the brain.
There are basically 2 general types of pain: Acute and chronic. Acute pain is generally extreme and short in time length. Basically, it is the brain alerting the body that there is localized tissue damage. Chronic pain generally lasts far longer than acute pain, and most believe there is no cure as many allopathic methods only treat the symptoms, not the cause. Chronic pain can be mild or severe. Also, it can be either continuous like arthritis, or intermittent like migraines.
Many remedies use only pain inhibitors to block these chemical messages from going back and forth between the brain and affected area(s). Thus, giving the illusion that everything is fine, but in actuality only masking the pain. This method can be critically dangerous and more damage can be done to the affected area while the injury is still present, but just not identifiable. The Holipatch Pain Relief patches use a holistic delivery method by locally delivering the ingredients used in healing properties such as natural anti-inflammatories and analgesics. This in turn, speeds up the healing process while not creating the aforementioned “false feeling of recovery”. In many cases, previously long-lasting chronic pain slowly dissipates and disappears, truly creating a long-lasting healing effect.
Sources; Wikipedia.org, MedicalNewsToday.com