BODY IN CRISIS
Physicians, Holistic Health Practitioners and many other people know about this crisis. For years this crisis that the body goes through when illness occurs, before natural remedies for back pain are considered has waged war on our bodies. In an effort to fight off toxins and wastes the organs that eliminate these foreign substances get inflamed and congested. During this crisis the persons condition may seem to worsen. Often this is not a new or intensified disease, it is part of the healing process.
Ready For A Fight and natural remedies for back pain
During this healing crisis, the body uses fever to burn out the intruder (illness). Heavy perspiration, bumps, sores, colds and vomiting are some ways the body seeks to eliminate and expel the illness. Medicinal drugs prescribed by some physicians immediately stop this crisis i.e. the body stops fighting to rid itself of the very illness that is causing it harm and turns its attention to the medication, the new “invader”.
Picking the Wrong Fight
The body appears to be resting quietly now, with little or no symptoms but in actuality it is laid low by the medication. In picking a fight with this medication, the situation is now more complicated than if a natural remedy, which the body treats as a friend is used. In this situation the body does not heal itself naturally. Although relief from symptoms of illness may be relatively fast, often, negative side effects occur, as evidenced in the long disclaimers seen after advertisements for these medications.
A few Natural Remedies for Back Pain
Back pain continues to be the thing that people seek the most relief from worldwide. Here are some recommendations if you have body pains. Cayenne can help. It contains capsaicin, which interferes with pain perception, while at the same time triggers production of endorphins.
Some herbs including thyme and sage also help. They contain thymol and carvacrol which help muscles to relax. To use them, add a few drops to a teaspoon of vegetable oil and rub into the affected area.
One doctor’s formula for reducing back pain; Mix 2 quarts Uva Ursi and 1 part each of dandelion root marshmallow, ginger and plantain. Simmer 2 ounces of the mixture in 1 part distilled water for 10 minutes, covered tightly. Steep for 10 minutes; strain, Drink 1 cup, 3 times daily.
— Adapted from Natural Remedies Encyclopedia by Vance Ferrell and Harold Cherne M.D.
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TRACK OF THE MONTH
Barbadian artiste Andre Woodvine plays his flute on the track “Floating” from his album Citronella. Listening to it you feel light but grounded as you prepare your body to rise again after one of our massage treatments. His flute reminds you of the healing journey you’ve just enjoyed and the “first steps” you are about to take as you arise, renewed. Andre Woodvine’s “Floating” from his album Citronella