Saturday, May 12, 2012

OVERCOMING BACK & NECK PAIN


"I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well."   (Psalm 139:14) 



I found the most wonderful website yesterday evening which lays out the true cause, prevention and alleviation of back and neck pain.

I had an upcoming appointment with a chiropractic office that also offers massage therapy this coming Wednesday, however I have many reservations about going.

In a nutshell, I do not wish to be 'nuked' (x-rayed), 'yanked' (adjusted), nor really even have a stranger touching my skin and slathering it with 'oily' concoctions.

So, last night I did what any normal human would do and typed into my Google search, 'I don't want to go to the Chiropractor...'.

Very lucky for me, up pops a website called: RebuildYourBack.com - It is chock full of many very informative articles on the subject of back and neck care.

Some of the subjects covered are listed below.  Please follow the link above or the titles themselves to read any of the articles that may interest you.

I actually read almost every single article on the site last night with only the exception of a couple left to go. The information is fascinating, concise, and very well-written.

The article that first caught my eye was entitled: Don't I Need a Chiropractor?  The information in this one article alone is 'life-saving', and at the very least 'back-saving'.

This very timely information, coupled with my own reservations about going to the chiropractor, have given me a new direction to go with my back care.

I will in all certainty be canceling my chiropractic appointment first thing Monday morning.  The new direction I will take for my back care will be with an emphasis on, as the title of the website implies, Rebuilding My Back! - slowly but surely.

I really cannot thank the proprietor of this website, Dean Moyer, enough.  His articles have given me a new encouragement that I thought was lost, as well as a new positive direction for my ongoing health.

"The ultimate solution for lower back and neck pain is to rebuild the support structure of your spine. Anything less is settling for second best."   Dean Moyer

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Saturday, January 7, 2012

NATURAL HEALING OF GLAUCOMA: CAUSE AND TREATMENT


The whole idea of a natural approach to Glaucoma is to fix the root cause, which in most cases is the increased pressure in the eye. This is thought to be caused by problems with circulation in the body. A healthier lifestyle will eliminate other common causes of pressure like eye strain as well as eliminate many toxins and digestive problems.

Dr. Lorraine Day cites especially DEHYDRATION as being a major cause. You may actually need MORE water: The body will hold onto water in unusual places during dehydration (such as the eye) causing pressure to build up. 

The list below is a compilation of several studies done on the causation and suggested cure in the treatment of Glaucoma.  While there may be outside factors (i.e. injury, etc.) which can affect this condition, many of the factors for treatment and prevention are within our control.  This is cause for A LOT of hope!  Please read, and God bless you.

CAUSES:
  • Diabetes / Blood Sugar Imbalance
  • Previous eye injury or surgery
  • Bad diet
  • Wearing contact lenses
  • Eye drops with Steroids
  • Eye dilation drops - even at the eye doctor!
  • Systemic anticholinergic medications / Atropine
  • Enervation - Exhaustion, Weakness
  • Toxemia - Too many toxins in the body (or blood)
  • Too focused on up close tasks
  • Myopia / Nearsightedness
  • Liver issues
  • Digestive problems
  • Constipation and Poor Elimination
  • Perfectionists, nervous, anxiety ridden and/or hypersensitive
  • Anger / frustration
  • Stress
  • Eye Strain
  • Computer, TV, Flash Photography, Video Games, Reading
  • Outside stressors
  • Smoking / Exposure to second hand smoke
  • Inadequate circulation around the eyes
  • Poor general circulation in the body
  • Plugged channels and poor drainage
  • Mucus and other toxic fluid wastes trapped in the body due to poor elimination and which make their way to the eyes
  • Glaucoma is a problem brought on by built up stress to the eyes

TREATMENT:
  • Water fasting
  • Plenty of pure water - 8+ glasses/day
  • Prayer
  • Rest & Relaxation
  • Eye exercises
  • Relax muscles around eyes
  • Proper nutrition (fruits, veg., grains, etc.)
  • Proper lighting
  • Reduce eye strain
  • Taking vision and body breaks
  • Change your focus often
  • Avoid cigarette smoke
  • Regular physical exercise
  • Light aerobics
  • Stretching
  • Brisk 30-minute walk daily
  • Avoid sugars, fried foods, alcohol, trans-fats, and caffeine
  • Body work - chiropractic, massage, accupressure
  • Natural sunlight - at least 20 min./day
  • Deep and slow breathing
  • Build immunity
  • Vitamin C - 1,000 to 3,000/day
  • Physical Activity helps cleansing, brings balance and relieves stress
  • Mini Trampoline - jumping, rebounding
  • Sweating is powerful way to cleanse your body from accumulated toxins
  • Lower your insulin levels
  • Herbs such as Ginkgo Biloba
  • Detoxification - Eliminating harmful toxins from the diet, etc.
  • Learning stress management techniques
  • Controlling allergies, both environmental and food
  • Supplementation if needed (vitamins and/or juicing)
  • Immediate treatment: Food-grade glycerin applied directly to the eyes (dilute)
  • Wear wrap-around sunglasses with 100% UVA and UVB protection whenever outside in direct sun
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The article above is based on a natural approach to eye care and is not meant to replace any advice from your personal physician. 

Each person's situation is different, and it is necessary to consult a professional for proper diagnosis and treatment.