ALS Natural Remedies

ALS is a progressive and degenerative disease of the muscles and nervous system. It is a progressive breakdown of the cells of the spinal cord and causes atrophy and loss of muscle function. It affects men (mostly) over the age of 40, averaging 5 of every 100,000 population.

Symptoms of ALS include speech hesitancy, foot drop, progressive muscular weakness, progressive muscular deterioration, weakened voice muscles, and speech problems. The symptoms first start by twitching and weakness in the hands and move to the arms. Last stages affect the diaphragm and swallowing.

Allopathic medicine offers no help except with some symptom relief (including side effects and toxicity). Natural medicine may help to relieve symptoms and give a higher quality of life with little or no side effects.

The whole neuro-endocrine system is unbalanced. Natural remedies for ALS may slow or stop the progression.Start the healing process with Dr. Christopher’s mucusless diet and cleansing program.

Diet – stop smoking, drinking alcohol, coffee, black tea, and eating processed foods.

Supplements known to build muscle (research based): Co Enzyme Q10 – 300-900mg per day, also heart (muscle) protective; L-Carnitine at 1000mg twice daily on an empty stomach.

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 ALS

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

Cramp bark – immediately calms muscle spasms, twitching

Damiana – used to relax tension in the muscles.

Prickly Ash bark – used for chronic diseases of the nerves and muscles.

Reishi Mushroom – for all types of wasting diseases, builds the immune system-regenerative.

Tribulus – to help testosterone and muscle wasting.

Valerian – used with Wild lettuce 1: 1 for nerve repair. Helps stop the nerves and muscles from twitching.

Wild lettuce – mild opiate-like herb to calm the nerves and reduce pain.


Cell Salts to Help with ALS

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 support
#5 Kali mur 6X – reduces congestion
#6 Kali phos 6X – nerve repair
#10 Nat phos 6X – reduce acid congestion
#12 Silicea 6X – connective tissue support


ALS 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.

Our emotions are an expression of why we don’t want to be in our body. Each of the homeopathics has a different expression (emotion) that causes the particular ALS symptom.

Arsenicum album – for the perfectionist where everything must have its order in their home or office; “Cleanliness is next to godliness;” physical symptoms include nervousness, especially in the evening with a sense of being rushed; pains are burning often relieved by warm or hot applications; emotional causes are a sense of perfection and overdoing things.

Curare – emotional issues are a self-loathing where they can hit themselves, rips clothes and they isolate with an aggressive attitude; progressive paralysis or extensor muscles; weakness of the hands; must drink to swallow.

Phosphorus – for those with lack of boundaries, where they are social but affected by others’ emotions; they feel that they must take on other’s pains and diseases to save them; they may be intuitive and even psychic, but they are trapped by their over stimulation; physical signs include numb fingers, numbness of the legs, uncertain walking; pain, twitching and tremors of the muscles; feel better from motion, heat, and massage; sensitive to storms and may have nose bleeds.

Plumbum metallicum – the emotional causes are selfishness and materialism over a period of time; often have arteriosclerosis with contracting pains and symptoms; sallow and shrunken with their affected parts; hypersensitive to the touch; numbness and paralysis; progressive paralysis of especially upper part of the body; wrist and ankle drop, tremors, spasms of muscles especially of the arms and hands; offensive sweaty feet; sciatic pains of legs with numbness; extensor muscles weakened.

Sulphur – the intellectual (they are often egotistical) or the inventor with great ideas often unfulfilled; tendency to messiness; pains are burning, tendency to stick feet out of the covers; left shoulder pains; symptoms are accompanied by skin problems; worse left side.

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

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MS Multiple Sclerosis Natural Remedies

Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic neuromuscular ailment in which the myelin sheaths surrounding the nerves in the brain and spinal cord (i.e. in the central nervous system) are damaged. There are various theories as to the cause (and none are agreed upon unanimously by medical experts). MS occurs mainly in the Caucasian populations of westernized nations and incidence is 50-100 cases per 100,000 of the population. It is more prevalent in women than in men, and generally commences at an early age – most often during early adult years. It is generally accepted that Multiple Sclerosis is neither preventable nor curable, although many patients have gone into remission form many years and various therapies have been demonstrated to alleviate the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis.

Symptoms include many of the following: Hands-dropping things, weakness in the legs with staggering, gait, numbness, eyes blurred or double vision – tingling sclerosis includes calcium plaque of the nervous system where they can’t transmit messages – electromagnetic cut-off, atrophy, degeneration of spinal cord – spreads throughout the body – chronic virus? – slurred speech, tremors, mood swings, loss of bowel functions, paralysis, wheelchairs, to bed-redden – hippocratic face – unemotional or flat – without expression, photophobic – independent or rigid, emotionally closed, sensitive.

Diagnosis isn’t always clear or accurate; when it is, medications can be helpful, but most of the time are ineffective or toxic, or have side effects.

In my experience, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a response to chronic stress of toxicity of physical or emotional causes. Look at your lifestyle and diet.

Natural treatments can stop or slow the progression of MS. I would use a combination of diet, cell salts, homeopathic remedies, and herbs for best results.

The Swank diet and a gluten-free diet can maintain one’s health almost indefinitely.

The following natural supplements may alleviate or prevent symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis:

Glucosamine may be useful for treatment.
Magnesium may benefit muscular health.
Curcumin (turmeric) may inhibit further progression because it is anti-inflammatory.
Mangosteen may be useful.
Evening Primrose Oil may alleviate some of the symptoms as it may aid the myelin sheath.
Phosphatidyl Serine (PS), at 100 mg twice a day, may help rebuild the myelin sheath.

The following substances may cause or exacerbate symptoms of MS:

Aspartame may cause symptoms that closely resemble Multiple Sclerosis.
Excessive estrogen levels or a high estrogen: progesterone ratio (estrogen dominance).
Mineral toxicity: excessive accumulation of aluminum within the body may cause MS.
Excessive exposure to lead may be a trigger.
Mercury may cause MS (It has also been speculated that root canal fillings may be implicated in the development of MS.).
Hepatitis B vaccine is suspected of causing some cases of MS.

For your diet, eliminate toxins that may affect the myelin sheath and general immune health. Eliminate tobacco, caffeine, coffee, black tea, soda, and processed foods.

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 MS

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.

Cordyceps mushroom assists physical functioning of the muscles and nerves.

Gingko leaves herb have oxygenation properties circulatory support.

Red root is used for lymphatic support.

Reishi mushroom is an immune protector, liver protector, nerve and heart protective.

Rhodiola root is used for immune support, adrenal and endocrine support.

Rosemary leaves are antioxidant as well as promote good circulation and heart protection.

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

Turmeric acts as an anti-inflammatory and helps the liver to clear the body of toxins.


Cell Salts to Help with MS

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 repair, insomnia, brain lapses, memory weakness, fatigue from mental exertion, pain in limbs, aches causing more weakness.
#8 Mag Phos 6X – nerve, muscle repair
#9 Nat Mur 6X – nerve and emotional support, MS after grief, broken relationships, independent, fear of being helpless, sty skin, craving salt, history of herpes virus.


MS 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.

The following remedies can be used symptomatically to relieve physical suffering or a deep-acting remedy to remove the emotional cause.

Alumina – FLACCID PARALYSIS; muscles limp and weak; constipation-inactivity of bowels; dry skin (Nat Mur); heavy metal toxicity; slow paralysis often with confusion; heavy legs – feel like lead; numbness; vertigo; paralysis of lids throat, bladder, rectum; weakness of lower extremities – slowed or absent reflexes; delayed nerve conduction (feels pin prick after long delay); dullness and confusion; slowness; depression.

Argentum Nitricum – ataxia and uncoordinated progressing to paralysis; gait disturbance – awkward, imbalanced, or staggering; numbness or cold sensations, especially forearms and feet; numbness of fingertips; insensible loss of urine; twitching; hurried movements; paralyses especially in lower extremities; impulsive and goofy; serous and controlled. Fears heights and groups of people; talks excessively when nervous; craves chocolate and sugar.

Arsenicum Album – connected to loss of financial support – husband died; anxious, restless; children lose parent or insecurity; denial; searching for “cure;” progressive paralysis, especially in lower extremities, with periodic exacerbations; burning sensations and pains in multiple areas; optic neuritis; numbness in head and face; paralysis of lids and irises; paralysis – throat, bladder, rectum; paralysis spreading upwards from legs. Perfectionist who must keep a tidy perfect house.

Aurum Met – suicidal grief or suicidal pain; loss of physical prowess; business loss; painless paralysis, often on one side; numbness and tingling worse at night; tightness or stiff feeling in the chest; horizontal diplopia; optic neuritis; sharp, desperate pains in various spots, worse at night; hemiplegia; tremor.

Causticum – tends to right side; antidotes lead (heavy metal poisoning) and coldness of paralyzed limbs; contractures of flexors and duprens; muscles lock straight, legs shorten; rigid paralysis; paralytic weakness and limb gives way; worse emotional upsets, mortification, wet; painful burning and raw sensation; repressed idealism; from grief or setbacks; emotions turned inward.

Conium – MS starts in the legs and ascends, ascending paralysis; business loss; after grief; insecurity, especially financial support; asymptomatic paralysis of a wheel chair; slow developing hardens and infiltrates the nervous system, hardens and paralyzes the tissues over a long time; neurological or mental deterioration 3 to 5 years after cancer treatment (especially breast cancer); vertigo; numbness beginning in the fingers and toes; heaviness of lower limbs; depressed and withdrawn; vertigo and dizziness; awkwardness – drops things; history of hormonal imbalance or glandular problems – thyroid tumors, breast cancer, ovarian cysts; dizziness when moving or getting our of bed; vertigo by closing eyes; levitation sensation for neurological problems; heaviness and pain in the lower legs; photophobic intermittent dribbling urination especially in men; prostate and MS prostatic cancer; people that refuse allopathic treatment.

Gelsemium – MS since flu shots; weakness of limbs; blurriness, dizziness; heaviness of limbs; shaking and trembling upon picking things up; chills up the spine; NWS mono; to antidote the flu shot; epilepsy; dullness of mind; drugged feeling; hanging of the upper eyelids; staggering gait as if intoxicated; history of fright or bad news; flu shot or influenza.

Kali carb – for the rigid emotional person; evangelism; strong overwhelming faith; fixations; never asking for help, won’t even ask spouse; rigid, narrow-minded; sharp stabbing pains 2 – 4 pm.

Manganum – useful for asthma or bronchitis that is better from lying down or sleeping; MS; ataxia; poly-neuropathy; useful for other motor disturbances.

Phosphorus – earlier stages; numbness and tingling; hypersensitivity and weakness in the area; craving cold drinks; sponge for negative energy; ailments due to nursing love ones; MS after nursing a negative person; startles easily; NUMBNESS IN FINGERS AND TOES (diabetes too); weakness in the limbs and paralysis; slim and pale with dark circles and bags around the eyes; sunken appearance; history of blood loss; burning and aching in the spine.

Plumbum Met – MS with spastic paralysis; painful cramps; weak muscles that jerk and spasm; constipation with colic and pain; atrophy of muscles; person self absorbed, secretive and needs stimulation; progressive paralysis and wasting; numbness and complete anesthesia of parts; optic neuritis; numbness in ulnar side of hand; numb legs on walking; hands insensible to pain; unconscious cooking burns; tremendous heaviness of legs, as if weighted down; paralysis in extensor muscles; upper and lower limbs with progressive paralysis; ankle and wrist droop; tremor of hands; paralysis of throat, tongue, bladder, rectum; emaciation and wasting in the paralyzed limb; delayed nerve condition.

Strychninum Phos  #1 for severe chronic fatigue; twitching of muscles; stiffness; loss of muscular power; IRREGULAR PULSE; burning and aching of spine (Phos); cold and clammy hands and feet; optic nerve degeneration; nervous exhaustion; going to blindness; retinal detachment, especially in diabetes; weak heart – palpitation on the least exertion – shortness of breath; Parkinson’s. (Phosphates have great affinity for the nerves.)

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

Sciatic Pain Natural Remedies

Sciatica comes from nerve pains radiating from an irritated or damaged sciatic nerve; this nerve feeds the legs. Sciatic pain can be throbbing, aching, or shooting. Sciatic pain can last for a few days typically. Many people have chronic sciatic problems.

The cause of sciatic pain is generally injury to the lumbar spine, however there may be a bulging disc aggravated by constipation, varicose veins, or exposure to cold wet conditions.

The medical perspective on sciatic pain tells patients to rest for 48 hours, avoiding physical exertion. Pain relievers and muscle relaxers for sciatic pain are often prescribed but bring many side effects. Surgery or steroids may be a last resort for sciatic pain.

Natural perspective on sciatic pain is, first, to prevent injuries such as bulging discs, with other contributing causes such as constipation. Natural treatment for sciatic pain can be very effective negating the use of medications. Complementary treatments for sciatic pain might include chiropractic adjustments or acupuncture.

Natural supplements for sciatic pain include Bromelain as a natural anti-inflammatory taken between meals. The best potency is 2500 GDUs ( gdu is a measure of potency). Also see the cell salts below as these natural supplements can be of great assistance. Herbal therapies are also a natural way to reduce inflammation and sciatic pain as well as promoting circulation.

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 Sciatic Pain

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

Herbal therapies can be natural effective in reducing inflammation of sciatic pain as well as promoting healing by increasing circulation. You may take all three herbs together:

Turmeric taken on an empty stomach supports the liver and is a natural anti-inflammatory. (1 capsule twice daily between meals)

Cramp bark acts as a muscle relaxant and may reduce sciatic pain. (2 capsules, 2 times a day)

Prickly ash bark promotes circulation for sciatic nerve and spinal discs. (1 capsule twice daily)


Cell Salts to Help with Sciatic Pain

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.

Combining cell salts in a solution can be helpful for sciatic pain. Use 4 pellets of the 6X potency 3 times a day.

#4 Ferr phos 6X – acts as a natural anti-inflammatory for the spinal discs.
#8 Mag phos 6X – very effective for most sciatic pain, especially right sided and shooting pains; also acts to relax muscles
#11 Nat sulph 6X – supports liver function which supports tendons, ligaments and the back.


Sciatic Pain 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.

Choose one or more remedy, as seems indicated, or make a combination with what you have on hand. Generally 30c or less potency is indicated. Use three times a day or as needed. All the above can be combined for faster results (cell salts too).

Hypericum (#1 Homeopathic for sciatic pain) – sharp shooting pains down low back; low back injury or sacral injury; history of never well since an epidural, with shooting pains.

Colocynthis – better doubling over, better pressure; more left-sided; cutting , stabbing intense sciatic pain.

Gnaphalium – one of the best for nerve pain followed by numbness, followed by a sticking pain; sharp pain that won’t leave.

Causticum – raw burning or drawing or pulling pain down sciatica or ham strings; tendons feel too short. (Contractures are the worst of all.) Injury remedy with drawing and pulling; muscle atrophy; more right sided.

Sepia – better motion; exhausted with hormonal problems; wants to be by their self; left sided; hormonal issues with low sex drive.

Tellurium – strongly indicated natural remedy for sciatic pain with sensitive spine; changing conditions, numbness, worse lying on the painful side.

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

Bell’s Palsy Natural Remedies

Bell’s palsy is facial paralysis of one side of the face; sudden paralysis on one side often with a swelling of the facial nerves. Muscles on one side of the face, eyelids may be paralyzed and can’t close or tear up excessively. The mouth may droop with excessive saliva the face can have a flat appearance without wrinkles or expression.

Causes are generally unknown but seem to be a viral cause. It has been seen with exposure to cold winds.

Bell’s palsy is usually treated with a course of prednisone to suppress symptoms. Often less than 40% chance o f success and attending toxicity and side effects.

Natural treatment of Bell’s palsy with supplements is most effective when used at the earliest stage. Even older cases can get some help. Start with Liquid B Vitamins in double the amount recommended will feed the nerves.

Always remember to remove alcohol, tobacco, black tea, coffee, and soda from your diet.

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 Bell’s Palsy

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

Use a combination of the following herbs in capsule or powder for maximum benefit, 1 capsule 3 times a day until symptoms go away.

St. John’s wort – for viral causes and nerve repair.

Wild yam – for muscle relaxation and antiinflammatory effect.

Passion flower – for nerve and muscle support.

Other herbs:

California poppy is a mild pain reliever and can be good for nervous agitation. It is also a sedative for sleep. It is anti-spasmodic and for digestive spasms.

Corydalis is a diffusive and a pain reliever. This has been used by many cultures for muscles.

Passion Flower is a powerful nervine (nerve restorer and calmer) for when you can’t turn off your mind. It helps on stress headaches and also muscular tension.

Lobelia increases circulation, relaxes muscle and respiratory spasms.

Prickly Ash bark is known as an immuno-modulator (immune balancer), for loss of sensitivity of the nerves.


Cell Salts to Help Bell’s Palsy

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, low-grade fevers
#6 Kali phos 6X – nerve support
#9 Nat mur 6X – tearing eyes, painful paralysis, dry tissues, grief or depression


Bell’s Palsy 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.

Causticum (#1 Homeopathic for Bell’s Palsy) – tension and pain in face, due to a cold draft, paralyzed nerve; right-sided; worse cold winds.

Phosphorus (#2) – numbness and tingling of the left side of the face; drooping; salivation; numbness, burning, tightness.

Aconitum (#3) – sudden onset; cold wind; numbness or sharp pains; causes are cold wind or an emoaitonal shock.

Belladonna (#4) – right-sided; throbbing pains; face is red and hot to the touch.

Curare – severe facial paralysis.

Natrum muriaticum –profuse tearing; painful; biting tongue from numbness; feels isolated; craves salt.

Nux vomica – left-sided paralysis from stimulant abuse; facial spasms; worse from cold; improves digestion; person is also irritable.

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 Muscle Cramp Remedies

Muscular pain and tension cause muscles to contract and hamper movement of your limbs with loss of control. They can occur in hands, arms, legs or individual muscles. Common cause is over exertion from accidents or sports. It can also be caused by loss of minerals, diarrhea, or even improper diet. Menstruation for women can also be the cause. Modern medicine treats muscle cramping with muscle relaxers that can cause dependency, have side-effects and don’t get to the cause.

What you can do naturally is to use mineral-rich natural foods and the supplements below. Eliminate tobacco, alcohol, coffee, and soda pop. These are harmful and rob your body of minerals and other nutrients.

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 Muscle Cramps

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

Herb combinations:

Dave’s Recovery Formula – rich in herbs that are anti-spasm, anti-inflammatory

Take one capsule Valerian with a tablet of Magnesium malate up to several times a day. Magnesium is a relaxant. (If used too much, magnesium will cause diarrhea; just cut back as needed.)

Herb singles:Black Cohosh – anti-spasmodic and hormonal issues

Cramp bark – used in a tincture, 20 drops at a time can work in minutes for most kinds of cramps

St. John’s wort – may relieve muscle cramps associated with nerve problems


Cell Salts to Help Muscle Cramps

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.

#2 Calc Phos 6X – digestive cramps
#6 Kali Phos 6X – nerve cramps
#8 Mag Phos 6X – muscle cramps


Muscle Cramp 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.

Calcerea carb – calf cramps at night in bed. Also during pregnancy. Can have weak ankles and joints. After menses, walking. Poor nutrition.

Cuprum metallicum – cramps of soles, palms, calves. Muscles twitch especially hands and feet. Spasms drove from fingers and toes. After physical exertion. During chills.

Cimicifuga – cramping and trembling of hands. Calf cramps. Trembling of legs. Sore neck and shoulders. Hormonal issues.

Lycopodium – digestive issues, worse 4- 8 pm. Muscle twitches, worse right side. Radiates over whole body.

Magnesia phosphorica – muscle spasms with stiffness. From motion, overuse. Writer’s cramp, calves, feet and pregnancy.

Nux vomica – craves stimulants. Radiates over whole body. Worse on motion. Cramps and spasms of legs and arms. Legs numb and paralyzed. Loss of power to limbs. Arthritis in large joints.

Sepia – heavy bruised limbs, hormonal issues. Feels exhausted, limbs go to sleep easily. Hot or cold hands.

Sulphur – worse walking. Feels heavy. Soles burn. Calf cramp (frequently left). Numb fingers. Skin problems.

Veratrum album – starts in hands and feet and spreads to rest of muscles. Cramping at stool. During pregnancy. Stiffness.

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 Face Pain (Trigeminal Neuralgia) Remedies

Severe pains that are burning or shooting that comes from facial nerves that come out near the lips, gums, or cheeks. It involves the face, scalp, teeth, nose, ears and other areas.

There are six specific spots where the facial nerves come out of the skull. There are pain points. Two of those points are in the eyebrows, two others are on either side of the nose, just above the wings. The other two are in the middle of the chin, next to on another. The pain is generally worse form cold or feels cold.

Symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia include: various pains that are burning, sharp, stabbing, dull, or aching. It can be jaw tenderness and in some cases pain in the mouth of the lips, gums, teeth or cheeks. Symptoms can be worse from chewing, heat, cold, exposure to cold winds. Always get medical advise to rule out other problems.

Pains come in short bursts or can be continuous. The pains can be all over in specific areas or even wander around. Multiple Sclerosis increases the chances of getting it. Pain attacks can be random and can be from o a couple of minutes to continuous pain. Pains can be triggered by the skin. Facial expression or even moving the face.

Causes are generally unknown. Modern medicine uses drugs that treat the nerves, inflammation and muscles. With moderate results and many side effects, they often turn to cutting or severing the nerves that cause the pain. Surgery may soothe pains but cause numbness, other problems, or even more pain.

Natural medicine looks at trigeminal neuralgia as a problems with nerves as a result of mineral deficiencies, stress or unknown physical causes. The goal is to calm the nerves, relieve stress that will lead to pain relief.

Nutrition is important to remove nutritional stressors such as tobacco, alcohol, coffee, black tea and sodas as a start.

Nerve health can be increased nutritionally by using food-based B-Complex vitamins from New Chapter, Megafood or Garden of Life.

Also use Magnesium, increasing the dosage just up to diarrhea, to feed the nerves

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 Face Pain

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

St. John’s wort – to calm nerves and helps depression. Do not take with some anti-depressants.

Jamaican dogwood tincture – pain, neuralgia

Cramp bark – to relax muscles, especially when the muscles cramp up with pain

Wood betony – for pain and inflammation

Other options include:

California poppy is a mild pain reliever and can be good for nervous agitation. It is also a sedative for sleep. It is anti-spasmodic and for digestive spasms.

Corydalis is a diffusive and a pain reliever. This has been used by many cultures for muscles.

Passion Flower is a powerful nervine (nerve restorer and calmer) for when you can’t turn off your mind. It helps on stress headaches and also muscular tension.

Lobelia increases circulation, relaxes muscle and respiratory spasms.

Prickly Ash bark is known as an immuno-modulator (immune balancer), for loss of sensitivity of the nerves.

Blue Vervain as a nervine.

Chamomile as an anti-inflammatory and digestive aid.


Cell Salts to Help Face Pain

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 – to help inflammation
#6 Kali phos 6X – feeds nerves
#8 Mag phos 6X – nerve pain, shooting pains

Use Biochemic phosphates to help rebuild nerves.


Face Pain 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.

Most important:

Agaricus – milder form of facial twitching with numbness and tingling; muscular twitching, or hot-cold needles; left side; contortions of muscles.

Belladonna – right-sided; dilated pupils, flushed face; grimace; pain comes and goes quickly; pressure, stabbing pain comes and goes in a few seconds; cycles every few seconds (Calc carb when chronic).

Dulcamara – face ache with skin problems and respiratory issues. Tendency to cold sores.; worse form slightest exposure to cold.

Kalmia – neuralgia after shingles; right-sided; numbness of face; sharp and tearing pains in bones of jaws and face; rheumatic remedy.

Magnesia phos – right-sided with burning and sharp shooting pains (electric-like shocks). Also muscle cramps. Pains wander and change location. Better from pressure and warmth; worse from cold.

Mezereum – left-sided. Violent neuralgia about face and teeth to ear. Worse eating; better from heat.

Spigelia – left-sided. Pains about the eyes, cheeks, teeth, and temples; also with left-sided migraines; especially for acute severe pains of the left eyeball and teeth; like wires turned off and on in the face (hot and cold electricity); grimacing. There is light sensitivity and eyelid cramps. The area is red. Worse movement.

Thuja – more left-sided with skin problems and abnormal growths; boring pains on left malar bones; face aches; burning heat and redness of face.

Other helpful remedies:

Arsenicum album – tearing, needle-like pains, burning stinging pains as from red hot needles. Twitching of facial muscles. Worse at night or cold air; better form hot or warm applications.

Capsicum annum – pain is piercing and burning or stabbing. Pains may radiate to the ears or upper molars. Pains worse from eating, pressure and air drafts.

Chelidonium majus – for right-sided migraines especially of the first or second branch of the trigeminal nerves. The eye tears up easily with ciliary muscle involvement. There is also a reeling of pressure on eye orbit.

Coffea cruda – worse at nights and nervous stress. Mind is overactive. Toothache pain improved with cold water.

Colocynthis – face distorted from pain. Worse left side, tearing, shooting and swelling of face. Soreness relieved by pressure. Also feels chilly.

Hypericum – suffering look on face. Intense itching; tension, tearing on left side of cheek; facial neuralgia and toothache; mostly right-sided; shooting or eclectic pains.

Mezereum – facial muscles drawn tight, stolen burning pains and some blisters or pimples or eczema; violent neuralgia of face and teeth, radiating to ears; neuralgic pains come and leave parts numb; sudden pains that wake up from sleep; twitching right-sided muscles; boring pains in bones of upper jaw; violent itching of face and scalp; worse night or eating; better from heat.

Plumbum metallicum – swelling of mostly the right side of the face; slowly progressive muscle atrophy or paralysis or violent contractions.

Rhus tox – mostly left side; stiffness worse from cold exposure or weather change; painful cheek bones, sensitive to touch; worse evenings.

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

Fibromyalgia Natural Remedies

Fibromyalgia (FMS) is a soft tissue musculoskeletal syndrome that is similar to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. It differs from Chronic Fatigue Syndrom (CFS) in that the primary symptom of fatigue fibromyalgia painthat is experienced by CFS patients is replaced with musculo-skeletal pain in fibromyalgia patients.

90% of fibromyalgia patients are women, usually aged 20-60 (most commonly 45 to 55). Although Fibromyalgia is less prevalent in men, men experience more severe symptoms of Fibromyalgia. Western medicine is beginning to acknowledge Fibromyalgia. The diagnosis often comes after all other diagnoses are exhausted.

The theories of cause are all over the place, with one common theory; that it stems from some physical trauma. Hypothyroidism may be a possible precipitating factor (and possibly a direct cause) of Fibromyalgia. Dr. Robin Murphy, N.D., my mentor, has proposed that it is a condition based upon emotional issues with males. It makes sense to me, as most sufferers are women and practically every man I have seen for Fibromyalgia has been abused by some male in their life. The few exceptions are likely physical trauma.

Case in point: Some time ago a woman called me about Fibromyalgia, as it started with an abusive second marriage. She divorced him and married a fine loving man, but the symptoms persisted. She had not resolved her issues with the abusive marriage. Often, emotional issues can affect our physical body in the form of a condition or disease. This particular condition is sometimes mistaken for or associated with Epstein-Barr Syndrome or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Major symptoms include muscular pain, depression, anxiety, severe exhaustion, memory, insomnia, digestive problems, blood sugar problems and urinary problems. Here are some descriptions:

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is one of the minor symptoms of Fibromyalgia. 70% of patients experience irritable bowel syndrome which is characterized by alternating diarrhea and constipation, intestinal cramps, flatulence and nausea.

Generalized fatigue is one of the minor symptoms of Fibromyalgia. 85% of patients experience overwhelming tiredness accompanied by an inability to perform physical tasks. It may occur without any precipitating events.

Anxiety is one of the minor symptoms of Fibromyalgia (62% experience), along with irritability and over-concern without any specific precipitating events causing these feelings.

Chronic headache or migraine is one of the minor symptoms of Fibromyalgia (approx. 70% experience).

Natural solutions include using supplements and good dietary nutrition for reducing stress and muscular pain. It is important to find a homeopathic remedy to help you deal with the emotional issues that keep the pain intact.

For a little extra help, use the following supplements that may help with or prevent symptoms of Fibromyalgia:

Vitex helps to increase progesterone which may alleviate some cases of Fibromyalgia (according to anecdotal reports).

Magnesium deficiency within muscle fibers is speculated to be a factor in the development of Fibromyalgia. Daily supplementation of 300 – 600 mg of magnesium, especially from the Magnesium malate form, may result in significant improvements in the number of tender points in Fibromyalgia patients (supposedly from the malic acid content of magnesium malate, rather than the magnesium content).

MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) has anti-inflammatory affects and is speculated to be a useful treatment for Fibromyalgia.

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 Fibromyalgia

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

Herb combinations:

Dr. Christopher’s Immucalm – to help normalize immune system function

Dave’s Recovery Formula – for muscle pain and inflammation

Dave’s Lower Bowel Formula – to help with symptoms of irritable bowel

Dave’s Energy Formula – for fatigue and tiredness

Dave’s Mood Formula – feeds the nervous system to calm anxiety

Herb singles to help with symptoms:

Chlorella – may reduce pain associated and improve the “quality of life”

Olive Leaf
– may alleviate many of the symptoms (primarily due to the oleeuopein content of olive leaf)


Cell Salts to Help with Fibromyalgia

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 – to reduce inflammation
#6 Kali phos 6X – nerve repair
#8 Mag phos 6X – nerves, muscle repair, pain
#9 Nat mur 6X – emotions (grief)
#12 Silicea 6X – muscular support


Fibromyalgia 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.

There are several remedies here because of the variety of pain experienced by those with Fibromyalgia.

Bryonia – Pains bursting, stitching, or heavy sore. Bursting, splitting headaches. Dryness of mucous membranes. Better lying on painful side, pressure, rest, cold things; worse from any movement, rising up, deep breathing. Irritable, talks of business and financial worries. Mostly right-sided remedy.

Carcinosin – Weariness and fatigue; never well since Mononucleosis; insomnia. Lies in bed knee to elbow, or arms above head. Better being occupied, open air; worse physical exertion, approach of a storm. Sensitive, passionate, fastidious, rebellious, sympathetic, strong sense of duty, authority problems.

Causticum – Burning pains, rawness, soreness. Loss of muscle strength, paralysis of single parts. Sensation of muscles and tendons too short. Better wet weather, sips of cold water; worse clear weather, dry cold air, wind. Fear of the dark. Passionate, fanatic, fears, can’t stand injustice, authority issues.

Cimicifuga – Stiffness and contraction in neck and back. Pain across pelvis, hip to hip. Muscle cramps. Talkative, depressive like a black cloud hangs over everything. Hormonal issues. Better rest, warm wraps, open air; worse damp cold air, during menses,  menopause, motion.

Gelsemium – Achy, flu-like symptoms. Feels shaky inside. Muscle weakness. Heavy eyelids. Better open air, bending forward, continued motion afternoon; worse from bad news, humidity, in spring. Stage fright; fear of doctors and dentists.

Kalmia – Combination of neuralgia, arthritis, heart problems. Arthritis from up downwards. Right-sided facial neuralgia; palpitations; rheumatism. Vertigo on movement. Better from eating, cloudy weather, continued motion; worse motion, open air, stooping or looking down. Mind confusion, anxiety, and palpitation; irritable.

Lacticum acid – Breast pain with armpit glands enlarged. Joints painful and weak; rheumatic affections. Nausea. Salivation. Discouraged, lazy, sarcastic, memory loss. Aversion to exercise. Pains move around. Pains worse from motion, cold, night.

Nux vomica – Feet dragging trembling, unsteady. Arms numb or tingling. Loss of limb strength. Legs paralyzed. Shooting pains from toes to thighs. Worse high living, stimulants, cold open air; better free discharges, naps, milk, moist air. Irritable, cross, aggressive, ambitious. Craves alcohol or stimulants.

Phosphoric acid – Cramps in upper arms and wrists; heavy forearms. Stumbles easily. Weakness and debility. Pains in limbs at night as if bones were scraped. Better warmth, after short sleep; worse grief, loss of vital fluids, talking. Apathetic, despair, homesick. Mental dullness; effects of grief and mental shock.

Phosphorus – Nerve problems start from the fingers or toes and mover along limbs. Arms and hands numb. Hands weak. Joints give way suddenly. Sharp pains in elbows and shoulders. Weakness and trembling. Frequent nosebleeds. Heat between shoulder blades.
Better massage, rubbing, cold, open air; worse touch, physical or mental exertion. Oversensitive, impressionable, clairvoyant, sensitive to dark and thunderstorms. Wants sympathy.

Phytolacca – Shooting pains in right shoulder with stiffness and inability to raise arm. Electric shock pains, shifting rapidly. Swelling of finger joints. Weather changes affect hips and thighs. Aching heels; feet swollen. Pain in ankles, feet and toes. Worse cold damp weather, rain, pressure aggravates joints; better warmth, dry weather, rest. Hates business, is indifferent to life, and feels like dying.

Ranunculus bulb – Crawling and tingling in fingers; muscular pain along lower margin of the shoulder blade; sharp pains in right forearm while writing. Skin problems; shingles with bluish eruptions. Burning, itching pains. Palms itching. Better standing, sitting bent forward; worse open air, damp, cold rainy and stormy weather. Irritability with pains, anxious, fears ghosts so can’t be alone; desires to die; quarrelsome.

Rhus tox – Stiffness of muscles and joints, “Tin Man” remedy;
can’t find a comfortable position; must move to feel better, yet first motion hurts. Back strain or injury. Tearing, shooting, stitching pains. Worse from cold wet weather , sitting or lying in one position, beginning motion; better warmth, continued motion, hot bath, warm dry weather. Restless, agitated, irritable, frustrated, helplessness.

Ruta graveolens – Tendonitis. Slipped disc; backache; sciatic pains. Thighs feel broken. Tendons feel broken; knees weak and give way; paralytic weakness. Hamstrings feel shortened; aching Achilles tendon; swollen ankles. Worse over-exertion or sprains, eye strain, camp wet; better lying on back, warmth, motion, rubbing. Feels weak and despair; dissatisfied with self and others; suspicious; quarrelsome.

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