Ankle Problems Natural Remedies

Loss of strength in one or both of the ankles can cause one to limp or have pain. Here we are talking about non-surgical ankle weakness. Pain or weakness may be in the tendons, ligaments, or joints of the ankle. Common causes include general overall weakness, obesity, over use, injury or repeated injuries.

If severe enough surgery may be required for ankle weakness. X-rays or MRIs may verify the problem. Pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications may slow or stop the healing process and may have side effects and toxicity.

Naturally, what you can do is improve circulation in the ankles, reducing inflammation and pain, and maybe lose some weight so the body can heal itself. Diet is always important as poor foods will not help the body to heal. Reduce alcohol, tobacco, coffee, black tea, and processed foods in general.

Natural supplements to help ankle weakness include using anti-oxidants such as Grape seed extract at 300 mg a day for connective tissue integrity. Fish oil at 6000 mg a day acts as a circulation aid and is anti-inflammatory also.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

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.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Ankle Problems

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Use a combination of the following herbs for ankle problems in capsule or powder for maximum benefit, and adjust as your condition improves. Therapeutic dose is equal to one capsule of each herb 3 times a day or 1 liquid dropper full of an herbal tincture 3 times a day.

Horse chestnut is an anti-inflammatory as well as circulatory stimulant.

Gotu kola is a circulatory stimulant that also works for connective tissue repair.

Cramp bark works to stimulate digestion and the liver, works as a muscle relaxant and helps connective tissue integrity.

Corydalis is anti-inflammatory as well as pain relief.


Cell Salts to Help with Ankle Problems

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 – to improve connective tissue health
#2 Calc phos 6X – to improve joint health
#12 Silicea – to improve joint and tissue integrity


Ankle Problem 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.

Anacardium – paralytic weakness, as if ankle is sprained especially when walking; worse cold, fright, anger; better from eating, rubbing and heat.

Arnica montana – bruised feeling; usually used on an ankle injury that just happened; good for soft tissue injury.

Calcarea carb – trembling and weakness from overuse or repeated injuries; cold damp feet; obesity; worse from cold damp, walking, pressure of clothes; #1 Homeopathic remedy for ankle weakness from repeated sprains.

Ledum – ankle sprained sensation; itching, swelling, stiffness, bruised; better from cold applications; worse from heat and pressure; for ankle injury or weakness.

Rhus tox – ankles stiff and achy; rheumatism; feels worse from change of weather or onset of storms; worse from starting motion or rest but feels better from continued motion.

Ruta grav – inflammation, tendonitis, tearing pains; numbness and prickling of limbs after over work and exposure to dampness; better heat and motion; worse cold; cracking of joints upon stretching.

Strontium carb – ankles weak, sprained, or swollen; chronic ankle spasms; better from heat; worse cold and motion; use if calc carb doesn’t work.

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card

Natural Gout Remedies, Arthritis Associated

Gout is a associated with arthritis where uric acid creates crystals and builds up in various joints, often most painful in the large toes.

gout symptomsGouty arthritis comes when the body is unable to digest protein, and the kidneys are unable to get rid of uric acid. Uric acid crystals may end up in the joints of the large toe, ankles, knees, and other parts of the body. The causes are often dietary. Remove meats, especially pork and red meat. Tobacco, alcohol and coffee may contribute.

Modern medicine uses drugs that help with symptoms but may have toxic side effects.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

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.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Gout

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties. Learn more about herbs >

Dave’s Digestive Formula – improves digestion, rich in celery seed which helps the kidneys to remove excess uric acid.


Cell Salts to Help with Gout

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.

#4 Ferr phos 6X – inflammation
#5 Kali mur 6X – swelling, mucus
#8 Mag phos 6X – sharp pains, cramping
#10 Nat phos 6X – to reduce over acidity, balance body pH


Gout 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.

Colchicum(#1) – kidney problems. Weak, tingling, cold, lame, stiff joints. Gout typical in big toe. Can’t touch or move it.  Swelling of limbs with stinging pains. Finger joints distorted. Top remedy for gout.

Apis mellifica – hot swollen joints that respond to cold application. Stinging and burning sensations. Upper eyelids may also be swollen.

Benzoic acidum – strong urine odor. Cracking joints, and nodes. Sharp pains. Achilles tendon painful. Arthritis of the wrists and ganglion cysts. Big toe pains. Emotionally sensitive. Feels depressed.

Causticum – emotionally over-sensitive, especially to social injustices. Thinking of problems increases pain. Paralyzed individual muscles. Tendons are painful and feel too short. Burning of joints. Deforming arthritis. unsteady gait. Cramping of feet or hands.

Guaiacum – aching in upper neck and shoulders. Deforming arthritis. joints are swollen, hot, painful, stinging. Hamstrings feel short. Needles in buttocks sensation. Stiffness. Joint pains from the ankles upward.

Kali carb – sharp stitching pains. Muscle twitching. Swollen limbs. Back is weak and legs give out. Fingers burn and pains from hops to knees. Sciatica pains. Emotionally feels duty bound and is exacting.

Rhus tox – sensitive to cold and damp conditions. Stiff in the morning or after sitting. Painful upon first movement but better from continued motion. Joints and gout worse from weather changes. Tearing pains of the tendons and ligaments. Ankles are swollen after an injury.

Sepia – low sex drive. Severe hormonal disturbances. Wants to be alone. Lame, stiff, shortened, bruised sensations. All limbs are restless. Hands or feet cold and the other hot. Limbs feel heavy.

Urtica urens (Nettles) – in a tincture for immediate relief to dissolve uric acid and normalize the pH. Temporary relief.

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card

Natural Remedies for Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease and the most common form of arthritis affecting most people over the age of 50! It is the wearing away of cartilage with inflammation.

Arthritis in BackSymptoms of osteoarthritis include joint inflammation which develops pain, stiffness associated with inflammation; injuries or over-use causing inflammation; stiffening with swelling; joints may deform, or bony growths may appear in or around the joints. Several of these symptoms may happen together, or individually.

The causes are often a diet rich in animal fats, sugars, salts, etc. Other causes may include the use of tobacco, alcohol, coffee, injuries, and stress.

Modern medicine treats arthritic conditions by attempting to contain the symptoms using toxic drugs that bring about side effects. The drug companies have designed medications to be used for a lifetime. Western medicine considers all chronic conditions to be irreversible. This view is so prevalent that most people believe the fallacy. Don’t be fooled into thinking there is only one way.

Prescription medications may interfere with the action of homeopathic treatment. They hamper or stop the action of the homeopathic remedy in the body. Steroids such as prednisone are the most addicting and the hardest to remove. Medications can only be removed or altered with a physician’s advice. As your body is regulated under the influence of drugs, slowly wean off medications, allowing for an easier transition.

Why homeopathy does so well for Arthritis
Homeopathic treatment of Arthritis has been proven successful for over 200 years. Homeopathic remedies are safe for anyone and can be used along with any other treatments or medications. They may be used during pregnancy, and while nursing.

Treating arthritic symptoms with homeopathics is best used in conjunction with a clean and nutritious diet. The Mucusless Diet is a good guide to follow. Always remember to eliminate tobacco, alcohol, coffee, soda pop, and dairy products.

Pain is an indication of an energy blockage (the energy doesn’t move through and organ or system in the way nature intended it. Remove the blockage, and the pain will go away permanently. On the other hand, if joint damage is too far gone the body cannot repair itself. Through the natural remedies pain can be eliminated either through continued treatment, or may go away permanently even though the joint is damaged. With severe damage, pain may not be the only factor, but joint mobility will.

More stubborn cases can only be positively affected by finding a person’s homeopathic “constitutional” remedy, often determined by an experienced Homeopath. Homeopathic remedies are very specific in their action and can be used for acute and chronic conditions.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

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.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Osteo Arthritis

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Alfalfa – supplies minerals, anti-inflammatory

Devil’s claw – anti-inflammatory and pain relief

Ginger – anti-inflammatory to relieve pain

Sarsaparilla – blood purifier

White willow – aspirin-like pain relieving

Yucca – steroidal effects with pain relief


Cell Salts to Help Osteo Arthritis

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.

#4 Ferr phos 6X – inflammation, heat
#6 Kali mur6X – dissolves mucus
#10 Nat phos 6X – over acidity in the body
#12 Silicea 6X – dissolves scar tissue, stops infections


Osteoarthritis 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.

Many of these homeopathic remedies have to do with the thyroid and parathyroid (4 small glands which sit on top of the thyroid; they regulate calcium metabolism.)

Rhus tox(#1) – Stiffness, especially mornings, worse on first motion (like a rusty hinge creaks then loosens up). Often a history of trauma. #1 in dislocated joints in general; weak and stiffness. Drawing and burning pains with cracking in the joints. Chronic Arthritis. (Causticum is the next constitutional remedy for arthritis.) Tearing pains. Depression related to physical functioning. Loose joints with aching. Worse in change of weather, humidity, and cold, raising from a seat, and at midnight. Worse by overuse, since injury, in lower back, from jarring; better loosening up, heating pad and hot shower.

Calcarea Carb – especially for early stages of arthritis. Chronic of Rhus tox. History of over use; bones that didn’t heal well; poor calcium metabolism. Craves calcium-rich foods such as dairy. Lame feeling in joints. Leg and foot cramps. Muscles flabby. Joints crack. Cold clammy hands and feet. Goes to bed with socks on. Sweating of feet or back of head. Acute arthritis from jumping in cold water or from being overheated. Worse working in water or air conditioning, cold dampness, exertion or manual labor.

Cimicifuga – arthritis of large joints. hips, shoulders, neck. Stiffness with cramping pains. Inflamed, hip cramps (Aesculus for aching). Hormonal arthritis associated with menopause, worse during periods. Menopausal or PMS depressed as if dark cloud hanging over (Sep).

Dulcamara – if Rhus tox doesn’t work. Changes of barometric pressure. Herpes, Mono, swollen glands. Worse in damp, change of weather.

Kali Carb – arthritis deformans, twists the joints. Sharp stabbing pains as if a knife were put in the joints. Better or worse with motion; worse 2 – 4 am (Rhus tox worse midnight). Radiating, wandering, and burning (Kali Ars).

Kalmia – spinal arthritis. Wandering pains (Puls, Kali carb). Swelling of the joints with shooting and nerve pains. Ascending arthritis: ankles, knees, hips or fingers, wrists, elbows.

Ledum – swollen, bluish discolored joints. Pains ascending. Traumatic arthritis from damage. Feels cold to the touch. Worse with ice pack or gout.

Podophyllum – hormonal arthritis of small joints, especially fingers and toes. Since childbirth, chronic fatigue, since hormonal treatments, and menopause. Settles in fingers and toes and smaller joints.

Pulsatilla – pains changeable, sharp, stiff. Wandering pains. Weeping with pain. Pain with chills, internal shivering or shaking. Thirstless. Worse in heat, wants cold ice packs on joints. Also worse in the evening after a day’s work; better gentle motion, walking slowly, open air.

Ruta graveolens – similar to Rhus tox. Arthritis in wrists by overwork (Ruta, Guai for deposits). Lameness and weakness.

Thuja – arthritis with sinusitis (Puls), with yellow-green discharge in sinus; post nasal drip. Worse left side. “Old soldiers with stiff left knee.” Chronic mucus or history of Gonorrhea. Infections and periodic aggravations (Medorrhinum is the acute)

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card

Natural Remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis has pain and inflammation of the joints with morning stiffness, joint discoloration, and joint deformation. Causes include a diet rich in animal fats. It may also include an inherited factor. There also may be over toxicity and emotional causes. Western medicine uses cancer drugs, pain relievers and other suppressive drugs.

Deforming joints in Rheumatoid ArthritisPain is an indication of an energy blockage (the energy doesn’t move through and organ or system in the way nature intended it. Remove the blockage, and the pain will go away permanently. On the other hand, if joint damage is too far gone the body cannot repair itself. Through the natural remedies pain can be eliminated either through continued treatment, or may go away permanently even though the joint is damaged. With severe damage, pain may not be the only factor, but joint mobility will.

More stubborn cases can only be positively affected by finding a person’s homeopathic “constitutional” remedy, often determined by an experienced Homeopath. There are answers for those persistent enough to find them.

Good nutrition for rheumatoid arthritis includes glucosamine sulphate, 2 tablets 2 times a day to keep tissues and joints flexible. It takes 2 to 6 weeks to get good effects. This is helpful along with other remedies.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

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.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Dave’s Recovery Formula – Cramp bark for muscle cramping, Horsetail for urinary health and trace minerals, Oat straw for trace minerals, Wild lettuce for muscles, Thyme for warming and inflammation, Nettle for reducing histamine, all herbs traditionally used to relax muscles, with anti-inflammatory properties.

Dave’s Relief Formula – Corydalis for pain, Boswellia for inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis, Myrrh and Ginger for inflammation, all herbs used traditionally for swelling and inflammation in tissues and joints.

Great Corydalis – this Chinese herbal combines Corydalis and Angelica dahurica and is designed to move energy that is disturbed. Many customers have reported wonderful joint pain relief.


Cell Salts to Help Rheumatoid Arthritis

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 – joint and body deformation
#3 Calc sulph 6X – detoxify the joints
#4 Ferr phos 6X– inflammation
#5 Kali mur 6X – mucus problems
#11 Nat sulph 6X – activates and detoxifies the liver
#12 Silicea 6X – strengthen connective tissue and dissolve scar tissue

Dr. Robin Murphy, N.D. also recommends the Biochemic Phosphates (a collection of all the phosphate cell salts) for rheumatoid arthritis.


Rheumatoid Arthritis 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.

Rhus tox(#1) – caused from exposure to wet weather conditions. There is often an associated skin condition. All symptoms are worse in wet or cold conditions. The tendons and ligaments are affected. Pain is evident upon first movement after resting and then gets better after continued movement. There is great stiffness, especially in the mornings. There is restlessness associated because it alleviates the stiffness.

Causticum(#2) – pain and stiffness in the joints with severe weakness; walking is unsure. Shortened tendons. Arthritis of fingers and hands. Opposite to Rhus tox as one feels better in damp weather. Feels worse in cold dry weather and first movement. Fingers become deformed.

Arnica montana – for weakness and pain of the soft tissues. The cause is physical or emotional trauma. The person may be obese and feels beaten up. The bed feels too hard. Everything feels worse from movement or touch, fears being touched. Shoulder-to-hand pains.

Bryonia is the classic homeopathic remedy for painful arthritis where every movement is painful. The patient is irritable and worse in cold dry weather. Any touch or bump causes pain. Feels better from pressure. Pain is sharp like a knife.

Calcarea Carb – rheumatoid arthritis in obese people. Deep aching in the joints. Pains worse from cold and dampness. These people have weak joints especially ankles. They are also sensitive to bad news and overwhelmed by stresses.

Kali carb – pains feel like a red hot poker. This person operates out of a sense of duty. Arthritis pains are sharp with stiffness. Like Rhus tox, pains are worse upon rising with stiffness. The joints may become thickened and deformed. Everything is worse from cold and dampness.

Rhododendron – a remedy of those who are sensitive to the weather. The joints swell and inflame before a weather change. Worse from damp and cold condition. Joints worse in weather changes of the summer. Feels better from movement. Right-sided remedy. Worse from warm winds.

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card

Lupus (SLE) Natural Remedies

Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosis) is a serious autoimmune disease that affects the body’s connective tissues. It occurs when the body produces abnormal antibodies that attack normal body tissue as if it were a foreign invader; a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disorder that may affect many organ systems. The disease affects 9 times as many women as men. It may occur at any age, but appears in most people between 10 and 50 years old. (Approximately 1 in 700 women are affected.)

Symptoms of lupus vary widely with the individual and are characterized by remissions and exacerbations. At the onset of lupus only one organ system may be involved; additional organs may become involved later. The course of the lupus may vary from mild episodic to fatal illnesses. The following organ system manifestations may be seen, but other manifestations are possible:

Musculoskeletal. Almost all people with SLE have joint pain and most develop arthritis. Frequently affected joints are the fingers, hands, wrists, and knees. Death of bone tissue can occur in hips and shoulders and is frequently a cause of pain in those areas.

Skin. A malar “butterfly” rash over the cheeks and bridge of the nose affects about half of those with SLE. The rash is usually worsened by sunlight. A more diffuse rash may appear on other body parts exposed to the sun. Other skin lesions or nodules can occur.

Other symptoms include: fever, general discomfort, uneasiness or ill feeling (malaise), skin rash, malar “butterfly” rash, sunlight aggravates skin rash, joint pain and swelling, sensitivity to sunlight, pleuritic chest pain, seizures, psychosis, fatigue.

Causes of lupus: elevated estrogen levels may increase the risk of SLE; excessive stomach acid; aspartame is suspected; leaky gut syndrome may be a cause due to over-the-counter pain medications (chronic use).

Lupus may cause these ailments: chilblains (rarely) as a side effect; hypertension (via the impaired kidney function caused by nephritis; Pericarditis; Raynaud’s disease; edema (due to nephritis); nephritis; fever; joint inflammation; muscle weakness; numbness.

Types of Lupus Erythematosus
Discoid Lupus (DLE) is a skin ailment characterized by red lesions that form on the face and scalp; Systemic Lupus (SLE) damages the kidneys, heart, liver, lungs, nervous system, joints and skin; Drug-Induced Lupus is characterized by lupus-like symptoms triggered by various pharmaceutical drugs—Hydralazine (high blood pressure meds), some heart medications, epileptic, tuberculosis, rheumatoid arthritis medications.

Medical perspective will diagnose the problem by looking or the facial rash, take a blood test and may recommend over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS) that can cause their own damage without resolving the lupus. They may also recommend prednisone or other immunosuppressive drugs that may also carry dangerous toxicity or side effects.

Natural perspective includes diet, stress relief and other following natural treatments. The lupus sufferer may need to use natural therapies for flare-ups, specific organ or joint weaknesses, and homeopathic constitutional treatment.

For diet, remove toxic substances such as tobacco, alcohol, black tea, coffee, sodas and reduce processed foods.

Prognosis for Lupus
The outcome has improved over previous years for people with SLE. Many affected have mild illness. Women with SLE who become pregnant are often able to complete pregnancy safely and deliver normal infants if severe renal or heart disease is not present, and the SLE is under treatment. The 10-year survival rate exceeds 85%. People with severe involvement of the brain, lungs, heart, and kidney have the worst prognosis in terms of overall survival and disability.

The following natural supplements may alleviate Lupus symptoms:

Magnesium levels are often abnormally low in lupus patients. Use as much magnesium as possible until you get diarrhea and then back off the dosage.

Pycnogenol may be a useful adjunctive treatment as an antioxidant

MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) at 5000mg a day may help to prevent and treat SLE.

Fish oil at 6000mg per day may be effective.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

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.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Lupus

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Use a combination of the following herbs in capsule or powder for maximum benefit, and adjust as your condition improves. Therapeutic dose is equal to one capsule of each herb or 1 liquid dropper full of an herbal tincture 3 times a day.

Rosemary leaves are antioxidant as well as promote good circulation.

Gingko leaves herb have antioxidant properties protective of veins, arteries, brain, and heart.

Schizandra berries are an adaptogen herb for adrenals, liver and respiratory system.

Reishi mushroom is an immune protector, liver protector, nerve and heart protective.
 
Cordyceps mushroom is an adaptogen, liver protective and improves blood quality.

Rhodiola root is an adaptogen, antioxidant, heart protective and makes the mind sharper.

Paul Bergner recommends licorice and turmeric for flare-ups at 1 to 2 capsules of each 3 times a day.


Cell Salts to Help with Lupus

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.

#7 Kali sulph 6X – liver weakness, irritability, brown spots on the face
#9 Nat phos 6X – emotional component of grief; craves salty foods; wants to be alone
#12 Silicea 6X – for delicate people that feel cold, inflammation or infection, connective tissue problems


Lupus 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 – burning pains; right side of the body; mucus membranes, lungs, spleen; perfectionists, nervous persons that are immaculate housekeepers.

Lachesis – left-sided remedy and affects nerves, circulation, lungs, heart, female organs; person can’t stand anything tight around the neck; jealous, talkative when nervous and hates snakes; obsessive-compulsive or bipolar disorder.

Lycopodium – right side of the body; digestive, lungs, and urinary tract; poor self esteem; tired from 4 to 8 pm; can be dictators, arrogant and avoid responsibilities.

Medorrhinum – left-sided remedy that affects the mucus membranes and nerves; passionate, extreme, feel unreal; time passes too slowly.

Nitricum acid – mostly left-sided; splinter-like sensations; liver, prostate, and skin problems; negative, discontented, oversensitive and selfish; bitter, resentful, vengeful and accusative.

Psorinum – affects skin, ears, lungs, and colon; anxious, forsaken, pessimistic, hopeless and sensitive to storms; important skin remedy.

Sulphur – left-sided remedy that affects the stomach, mucus membranes, skin, liver, and gallbladder; intellectual, dreamer, has great ideas; hot and stick feet out of the covers at night.

Thuja – affects nerves, skin, and urinary system; left side of the body; deep secrets, religious delusions, emotional rigidity, frailness, and is very shut down.

Tuberculinum – right-sided remedy that affects the lungs; feeling of being unfulfilled, desire for travel, suppressed anger, and a sense of destructiveness.

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card

Bursitis Natural Remedies

The bursae are pockets of thick fluid sacks that lubricate and protect the tendons and joints. They are damaged from injury or over use. This causes pain and inflammation (bursitis) and there may also be stiffness, tenderness and burning, all worse from motion.

Most medical treatment for bursitis includes NSAIDS (Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) with all their side effects, toxicity, and slowing of the healing process. If these don’t work, then they may use injections that may only help symptoms.

From the natural perspective we help bursitis by changing a person’s lifestyle if it is from over use, and to help reduce inflammation in the body so the body can repair itself.

Diet – reduce the toxic load to the body so it has the strength to repair. Eliminate alcohol, tobacco, coffee, black tea, fast foods and dairy.

Supplements for bursitis symptoms include fish oil at 6,000 mg a day to reduce inflammation and help cardiovascular health. Bromelain at 2500 GDU 1 tablet or capsule three times a day between meals as a pain and inflammation reducer; MSM at 6,000 mg a day to assist the body in repair.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

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.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Bursitis

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Externally for bursitis use a castor oil pack. Using a cloth soaked in castor oil, cover the inflamed joints or other affected areas and apply a hot pack over it. Do this twice a day for an hour. It may take several days to weeks but relief can be immediate and very effective. Internally the strategy is to use anti-inflammatory, circulatory and pain relieving herbs for bursitis. Use one capsule of each two or three (best) times a day.

Boswellia has been used as a concentrated extract for pain an inflammation.

Turmeric as the raw herb is full of nutrition, and has been used for liver health and anti-inflammatory processes.

Willow bark extract as a concentrated extract for pain and inflammation.


Cell Salts to Help with Bursitis

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– for connective tissue repair
#4 Ferr phos 6X– to reduce inflammation
#12 Silicea 6X– one of the top remedies as it helps to repair connective tissue


Bursitis 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.

Apis mellifica (#1 homeopathic for bursitis) – joints swollen, hot and painful; water on the knee; any kind of hot stinging pain; feels better from a cold application.

Bryonia – swelling; sharp sticking pains worse form any movement; better from rest.

Belladonna – hot, red, throbbing pain, more right sided; pains worse 3 – 11 pm; skin hot and dry.

Bellis perennis – from injuries, blows, strains, sprains; bruised aching from stress with swelling; sore, bruised sensation; worse left side; pains worse form motions.

Rhus tox – pains worse from damp cold weather or storms; pains upon movement and after resting, but better from continued motion.

Ruta graveolens – used for tendonitis of joints, tendons and for bruised bones; pains are bruised, aching; restlessness, lameness and weakness of joints and flexor tendons.

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card

TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder) Natural Remedies

With TMJ, the jaws crack and pop easily with yawning and chewing. It can move out of joint and be very painful. Causes may include chronic clenching of the jaws, and stress.

Modern medicine treats it with mouth guards, surgery, pain relievers of muscle relaxants. Most of these, at best, are symptomatic relief, along with side effects from medications.

From a natural perspective, TMJ is a condition of chronic stress where a person holds stress in the jaw area, which, over time damages the joint. Reduce your stress and help symptoms with natural anti-inflammatory supplements for symptomatic relief.

Always remember to eliminate alcohol, tobacco, coffee, black tea and soda pop.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

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.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for TMJ

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

The following herb combinations are directed toward the reducing inflammation and relaxing muscles:

Dave’s Relief Formula – Corydalis, Boswellia, Myrrh, Ginger – to relieve symptoms of TMJ with natural anti-inflammation qualities.

Dave’s Recovery Formula – Cramp bark, Horsetail, Oat straw, Wild lettuce, Thyme, Nettle herbs traditionally used to relax muscles, with anti-inflammatory properties.


Cell Salts to Help TMJ

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.

#6 Kali phos 6X – nerve support, relaxation, reducing stress
#8 Mag phos 6X – muscle relaxation
#9 Nat mur 6X – for grief and emotional tension


TMJ 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.

Rhus tox (#1) – especially at the popping and cracking stage. Joint locks and is stiff with yawning to pop it. Gnawing pain; nerve pain, quick and cutting; burning, tearing, and stiffness of the joint with the popping and cracking. Wakes up stiff, hurts to first move, but feels better moving. Better hot application; worse in cold weather.

Agaricus muscarius – sensation as if crawling under the skin, and twitching. Prickly sensations.

Calcerea carb – follows Rhus tox for cracking, popping and stiffness of joints, accompanied with cold hands and feet, often with weak ankles and tendency to obesity.

Causticum – whole side of the face goes numb (mostly right-sided). Jaw becomes rigid and they can’t open it. Jaw locks with raw burning and sharpness. Bell’s palsy.

Ignatia – holds tension in jaw – every time they get angry their neck gets tight. They grit their teeth chronically. There is cramping from tightness in the jaw with sharp pains. From suppressed anger or not speaking their mind.

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card