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Can Melatonin Help Relieve Pain?

Summary: According to mounting research, melatonin, often used to ease insomnia, can also help relieve pain.
Air Date: May 16, 2013
Duration: 10 Minutes
Host: Dr. Michael Smith, MD
Can Melatonin Help Relieve Pain?
Pain can be extremely debilitating, and it affects millions of Americans.

In fact, it’s one of the main reasons why people visit their doctors.

Pain can also be very expensive. For American society, the combined medical and economic costs of pain amount to roughly half a trillion dollars annually.

That’s why it’s exciting to hear about natural and affordable pain relievers like melatonin.

Scientists aren’t exactly sure how melatonin alleviates pain, but there is some evidence showing melatonin might help your body release endorphins, which are also known as “feel good” chemicals.

Join Dr. Mike as he explores some of the new and exciting research surrounding melatonin and its effects on pain.


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