Buerger’s disease is an inflammation of the arteries and veins of the hands and feet that cause pain and damage. It is seen predominantly in men in their twenties through forties, and is found in men from the Middle East. It is caused most likely from a genetic predisposition but mostly from heavy tobacco smoking. It is seen with clots and damage to the veins and arteries. Buerger’s is similar to Raynaud’s but the hands don’t always change colors and it is not a circulatory problem it is a vascular inflammation problem.
The medical field may use blood thinners, anti-inflammatory drugs and circulatory drugs that all have side effects and may only temporarily provide relief.
The natural viewpoint is to stop the tobacco smoking that is causing most of the problems, then use natural methods to restore vascular health.
Change your diet by first eliminating tobacco, alcohol, coffee, black tea, and processed and fast foods.
Natural Supplements for Buerger’s include:
Grape seed extract (200mg per day) for connective tissue health.
CoQ10 (400mg per day) – for circulatory health.
Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.
Herbs for Buerger’s Disease
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
Use Dong qui and Dan shen or even better equal parts of all these herbs.
Dong quai improves blood flow and helps reduce congestion; anti-inflammatory; often used with Dan shen.
Dan shen (salvia miltorrhiza) has research which is shown to have a strong effect on the coronary circulation. Also used for people recovering from a heart attack.
Hawthorn berries, leaves and flowers strengthen nerves, veins and arteries.
Horse chestnut is anti-inflammatory for veins and arteries as well as for hemorrhoids and varicose veins.
Cell Salts to Help with Buerger’s Disease
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
#1 Calc fluor 6X – connective tissue integrity
#4 Ferr phos 6X – inflammation
#12 Silicea 6X – connective tissue integrity
Buerger’s Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
Arsenicum album – restlessness with burning pains; tingling; better from warm applications.
Cactus – painful finger, tingling icy cold hands; hands soft, feet swollen.
Crotalus horr – phlebitis, paralysis especially of left side; hands feel dead, trembling, swollen; worse cold.
Dulcamara – paralyzed limbs, cold in bones feeling; sweating on hands and fingers; worse cold damp wet weather.
Lachesis – worse left side; toes feel broken, sweaty cold feet; trembling, tingling, prickling of left hand.
Secale – tingling, numbness, prickling, spasms, icy coldness of limbs; fingers feel fuzzy; varicose ulcers or even gangrene.
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