“10 Tips/Guidelines To Curing Sciatica Naturally”
By Bruce Bailey http://www.sciaticareliefandcure.com
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Suffered from sciatica nerve pain for nearly two year s and it only started as mild bouts of pain and tingling sensation in my lower back running through my left leg. But the pain had became worse overtime until he was left paralyzed most of the time. And this meant “NO QUALITY LIFE”. Steroids and long bed rest had become the order of the day but that did not solve the problem. Until he considered surgery. This is what drove him to start researching, interviewing experts, booking appointments and searching for information anywhere and everywhere. Practising what he had compiled through his hard work, results and improvements came very quickly. Nearly a month later of consistently practising his findings; • Sciatica was completely gone • NO BOUTS OF PAIN • Life became quality and fun again This is what led him to create the product “SAY NO TO SCIATICA NOW!!” ENJOY
Table of Contents Intro:
The Human Spinal Column
Topical Chili Cream
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Introduction The Human Spinal Column Sciatica, in its most essential form, is compression of one particularly long nerve called the sciatic nerve. To understand why back ache occurs when nerve compression takes place, we must first discuss the basics of the human spine and the human nervous system. The human CNS, or “central nervous system,” is comprised of the spinal cord and all of the millions of nerves that are distributed throughout the body. The central nervous system is responsible for transmitting chemical messages across a wide network of tissues, organs, and cells. It is the lifeline of the brain and is the only means of directly controlling the voluntary muscle tissues. The human central nervous system is powerful enough to simultaneously and effortlessly communicate with billions of cells in the human anatomy. Now, how is the brain able to communicate with cells, tissues, and organs throughout the different levels of the human body? The brain accomplishes this by using a large ‘nerve highway’ called the spinal column. The human spinal column is a dense, bundled column of nerves running from base of the skull all the way down to the coccyx, or human ‘tail bone.’ This nerve column branches off into the different areas of the body, which then allows continuous communication between the brain and the different systems of the human body. Below is a list of alternative therapies and remedies that have been recommended by doctors and natural health practitioners in the country. If some of the principles of natural health resonate with you, then by all means, try an alternative therapy that you think would benefit you the most. We must also note here that the following alternative therapies or remedies are used by natural health advocates, naturopaths, medical doctors, and physiotherapists/physical therapists.
Natural Tip 1 Acupuncture Acupuncture is one of the first modes of alternative healing that has been given full approval by the United States FDA. Acupuncture was originated in Mainland China as a â€œcure allâ€? â€“ this simply means that this technique was purported to be effective for nearly all health maladies. Of course, our understanding of acupuncture has become more refined as the centuries passed, and we now know that acupuncture is effective for specific problems such as arthritis, rheumatism, and yes, sciatic pain. The basic principle of acupuncture is fairly straightforward: the body functions because of energy. Energy flows through the human body via energy channels. When one or several energy channels are blocked, diseases and general malaise occurs. The goal is to free those blocked energy channels so that energy may flow freely again, so that health may be restored. Acupuncture is performed by trained acupuncturists. Thin, sterile needles are inserted in strategic areas around the body to relieve pain and inflammation. As for the cost, a single acupuncture session can cost around one hundred twenty dollars or more, depending on the practitioner. Acupuncture is considered a medical procedure and therefore, it is taxdeductible. Some (but not all) insurance companies pay for alternative procedures like acupuncture. Is the procedure effective? There have been many controlled studies that have focused on the beneficial effects (or lack thereof) of acupuncture. Many of these studies have reported a generally positive response to the procedure.
Natural Tip 2 Topical Chili Cream This may sound painfully hot, but chili-based topical creams actually work on some individuals. Capsaicin, the active, natural ingredient found in peppers and chilies has been noted for its powerful pain-killing ability. When applied to the skin, the capsaicin in topical chili cream works directly on the site of inflammation by reducing the amount of substance P in the affected site. Substance P is a chemical agent that helps transmit pain signals to the brain. You can buy a topical chili cream or a capsaicin cream in any health store or pharmacy. Apply the cream on the affected area at least four times a day for maximum effect. Find a brand of capsaicin cream that provides around 0.25% of the active ingredient.
Natural Tip 3 Vitamin D Vitamin D is naturally produced by the body upon exposure to the sun. Vitamin D deficiency has been touted as one of the main reasons why more and more people are suffering from general muscle pain and achy backs. In one keystone study performed by researchers from the University of Minnesota, it was found that a staggering ninety-three percent of all respondents who were suffering from some form of musculoskeletal disorder were deficient in vitamin D. If you are not getting enough natural sunlight (and this can happen for many reasons), vitamin D supplementation may be the next best thing to painkillers. In addition to supplementation, you can also get vitamin D by consuming fortified dairy products.
Natural Tip 4 Music Therapy It has been found that combining regular physiotherapy and music therapy increases the chances of beating chronic back pain. Using music therapy for back pain is recommended because people generally respond quickly to music. In a sense, a stronger mind-body connection is established, which may benefit the sciatica patient in the long term as well.
Natural Tip 5 Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 supplementation. Vitamin B12 is not only good for your bones and brain, it actually helps reduce the intensity and frequency of acute and chronic back pain. Taking vitamin B12 regularly may also help reduce oneâ€™s dependency on OTC sciatica medication such as NSAID drugs (e.g. ibuprofen). Food Sources of Vitamin B12 Food
Micrograms (mcg) per serving
Liver, beef, braised, 1 slice
Clams, cooked, breaded and fried, 3 ounces
Breakfast cereals, fortified with 100% 6.0 of the DV for vitamin B12, 1 serving
Trout, rainbow, wild, cooked, 3 ounces 5.4
Salmon, sockeye, cooked, 3 ounces
Trout, rainbow, farmed, cooked, 3 ounces
Cheeseburger, double patty and bun, 1 2.1
sandwich Haddock, cooked, 3 ounces
Breakfast cereals, fortified with 25% of the DV for vitamin B12, 1 serving
Yogurt, plain, 1 cup
Beef, top sirloin, broiled, 3 ounces
Tuna, white, 3 ounces
Milk, 1 cup
Cheese, Swiss, 1 ounce
Beef taco, 1 taco
Ham, cured, roasted, 3 ounces
Egg, large, 1 whole
Chicken, roasted, Â˝ breast
*DV = Daily Value. DVs were developed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help consumers determine the level of various nutrients in a standard serving of food in relation to their approximate requirement for it. The DV for vitamin B12 is 6.0 mcg. However, the FDA does not require food labels to list vitamin B12 content unless a food has been fortified with this nutrient. Foods providing 20% or more of the DV are considered to be high sources of a nutrient, but foods providing lower percentages of the DV also contribute to a healthful diet.
Natural Tip 6 Magnesium Supplement Magnesium supplementation. This often under-appreciated mineral is actually one of the most important trace minerals in the body. Over three hundred chemical reactions in the human body require magnesium. Magnesium is also an important mineral when it comes to maintaining a healthy muscular system and a sound CNS (central nervous system). Regular intake of just the right amount of magnesium may also help boost your immune system. Natural Sources of magnesium FOOD Halibut, cooked, 3 ounces Almonds, dry roasted, 1 ounce Cashews, dry roasted, 1 ounce Soybeans, mature, cooked, ½ cup Spinach, frozen, cooked, ½ cup Nuts, mixed, dry roasted, 1 ounce Cereal, shredded wheat, 2 rectangular biscuits Oatmeal, instant, fortified, prepared w/ water, 1 cup Potato, baked w/ skin, 1 medium Peanuts, dry roasted, 1 ounce Peanut butter, smooth, 2 Tablespoons Wheat Bran, crude, 2 Tablespoons Blackeyed Peas, cooked, ½ cup Yogurt, plain, skim milk, 8 fluid ounces Bran Flakes, ¾ cup Vegetarian Baked Beans, ½ cup Rice, brown, long-grained, cooked,
Milligrams (mg) 90 80 75 75 75 65 55
%DV* 20 20 20 20 20 15 15
50 50 50
15 15 15
45 45 45
10 10 10
40 40 40
10 10 10
½ cup Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, ½ cup Avocado, California, ½ cup pureed Kidney Beans, canned, ½ cup Pinto Beans, cooked, ½ cup Wheat Germ, crude, 2 Tablespoons Chocolate milk, 1 cup Banana, raw, 1 medium Milk Chocolate candy bar, 1.5 ounce bar Milk, reduced fat (2%) or fat free, 1 cup Bread, whole wheat, commercially prepared, 1 slice Raisins, seedless, ¼ cup packed Whole Milk, 1 cup Chocolate Pudding, 4 ounce readyto-eat portion
35 35 35 35 33 30 28
8 8 8 8 8 8 8
25 24 24
6 6 6
DV = Daily Value. DVs are reference numbers developed by various governments to help consumers determine if a food contains a lot or a little of a specific nutrient. The DV for magnesium, for most counties, is 400 milligrams (mg). Most food labels do not list a food's magnesium content. The percent DV (%DV) listed on the table above indicates the percentage of the DV provided in one serving. A food providing 5% of the DV or less per serving is a low source while a food that provides 10-19% of the DV is a good source. A food that provides 20% or more of the DV is high in that nutrient. It is important to remember that foods that provide lower percentages of the DV also contribute to a healthful diet.
Natural Tip 7 Herbal Supplement Salix alba herbal supplement. Salix alba, or simply willow bark, has been noted in the past few years because of its analgesic effect when ingested. Current studies show that natural compounds in willow bark are capable of alleviating some of the pain associated with chronic back problems.
Natural Tip 8 Yoga
Yoga. Yoga is an activity that utilizes the natural flexibility and strength of the human body to create balance. Yoga teachers show students how to position their bodies in such a way that in time, muscular strength and back stability is regained or even enhanced. In one study in the United States, it was shown that people with back problems may benefit from regular yoga classes (yoga classes must last for about 4 months) because the regular exercises performed during the lessons seem to have a positive impact on back pain. The intensity of the back pain as well as the frequency was reduced, respondents reported.
Natural Tip 9 Massage Therapy Massage doesn’t only feel good, it’s also a good way to cope with sciatica. Doctors usually recommend massage therapy to individuals who are suffering from acute sciatica attacks, as well as to those who experience chronic bouts of lower back pain. Pregnant women who are having a tough time adjusting to the weight gain brought about by pregnancy will also benefit from gentle, lower back massage.
Natural Tip 10 Anti-Inflammatory Diets
The anti-inflammation diet is a form of alternative therapy that zeros in on food items that may be contributing to chronic inflammation (and consequently, pain). The goal is to reverse the inflammation in the body by eating more anti-inflammatory food. Anti-inflammatory food items include: nuts, fish meat, healthy fats & oils, different kinds of berries, and of course, lots of water. • For breakfast, try oatmeal served with fresh berries and walnuts. • Snack on whole fruits, nuts, seeds, and fresh vegetables instead of cookies and candy. • Eat more fish and less fatty red meat. • Cook with olive oil and canola oil. • Try a tofu stir-fry or scramble. • Have a salad with lots of fresh vegetables as your meal. • Stay away from deep-fried foods; bake, broil, poach or stir-fry instead. • Choose dark green or brightly colored vegetables as side dishes -- they should fill half your dinner plate. • Drink water, non-fat milk, 100% fruit and vegetable juices, herbal and green tea instead of sugary sodas and soft drinks. www.SciaticaReliefAndCure.com
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