Natural Remedies For Over 200 Illnesses

Canker Sores

Overview

Canker sores are painful ulcers that occur on the mucous membrane surface of the mouth, cheek, or tongue. They can occur singly or in groups, and occur more in women than in men.

Symptoms of canker sores range from mild to severe. In both types of canker sores, recurring attacks are common, with several to many ulcers appearing each time. The ulcers have whitish centers surrounded by redness.

Mild symptoms usually associated with canker sores that are less than one centimeter in diameter, last ten days to two weeks and heal without scarring.

Severe symptoms usually associated with canker sores that are more than one centimeter in diameter, last several weeks to several months, and leave scarring.

Bowel flora imbalances due to parasites, poor digestion, food sensitivities, chronic constipation or diarrhea, and/or Crohn`s disease can all cause or exacerbate canker sores. Many naturopathic physicians believe that the basic cause of canker sores is most likely an allergy to wheat and/or other grains. Other experts believe that bacteria or viruses may be involved.  If canker sores are persistent, each of these factors need to be ruled out and/or addressed before long-term healing can be achieved.

Canker sores can also be due to stress, extreme heat, physical exertion, extreme fatigue, fever, localized trauma such as after dental work, and nutrient deficiencies such as lysine, iron, vitamin B12, and folic acid. They can also be contagious if they result from an infectious agent.

As with all diseases this did not happen overnight. The very first thing you must do is see a licensed health professional. Find a list of practitioners in your local area here.

Here are some things you can discuss with your practitioner:

Health Protocols

Detox:

  • Do the Hydrogen Peroxide Protocol to strengthen the immune system:
  • Drink 3oz of Colloidal Silver, three or four times a day for 60 days www.colloidsforlife.com Silver has long been recognised as a powerful natural antibiotic.  Colloidal silver is silver that has been removed electronically from its source and then suspended in water.  It is used to treat a myriad of diseases.

Topical Treatment:

Using a cotton swab, dab each sore with an 8% solution of zinc chloride (available from your pharmacist). As an alternative, you can also use a paste made of echinacea tincture and myrrh gum.

Brushing with a mix of 3% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide and Baking Soda, then applying a DMSO + Aloe Vera mix to the skin around the affected area has been found to be an effective treatment.

Make a goldenseal mouth rinse. Mix a quarter of a teaspoon of salt and half a teaspoon of a goldenseal powder in a cup of warm water (the mixture will not fully dissolve).

Apply a tincture of bee propolis for its powerful antiseptic and healing properties.

Hydrotherapy:

  • We recommend colonics to remove toxicity from the body.  Read more about colonics by clicking here.  Find a practitioner here.

Eat a diet that varies grains and add a variety of beans, seeds, and nuts.

Mono-wheat diets contribute to canker sores, and therefore should be avoided.

Also avoid foods and substances that may irritate the ulcers such as coffee, alcohol, refined sugar, citrus fruits, spicy foods, commercial mouthwashes, and smoking.

In cases of severe canker sores, eliminate or eat sparingly acid-forming foods such as animal products, grains, beans, and seeds, and increase your intake of alkaline-producing foods, especially vegetables and fruits.

Canker sores that are due to food sensitivities or allergies are more typically caused by eating milk, cheese, wheat, tomato, vinegar, lemon, pineapple, and/or mustard. It is important to realize that any food or food substance can potentially cause food sensitivities, which must be ruled out in order to achieve long-term healing.

It is important to not add further toxicity to your system so also try to adhere to the following:

  • Do not consume any artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, NutraSweet or Aspartame
  • Do not consume high fructose corn syrup or mono-sodium glutamate.
  • Do not drink any carbonated beverages.
  • Avoid all fast food restaurants.
  • Avoid all canned food.
  • Eliminate conventional dairy products.  The best dairy products are raw, unpasteurised and homogenised dairy from grass fed cows.  If this is unavailable, then buy organic dairy.
  • Avoid conventional beef. The best beef is organic grass fed beef.

www.grasslandbeef.com  The second best is organic meat; this includes beef, veal, lamb, chicken and turkey.

Supplements:

  • Take Vitamin D3 50,000-100,000 International Units a day for periods of 4 weeks at a time.
  • Wholefood supplements are the best way of ensuring your nutritional needs are met.  The best we know on the market is Kevin Trudeau’s “KT Daily” product.  You can find more details here.
  • Take an Omega 3 supplement:

Krill oil

Fish oil

Cod liver oil

Vegetarian

  • Take vitamin C, lysine (an amino acid – take 4 grams for the first four days, then 500 mg three times daily, on an empty stomach between meal), vitamin B complex (two to three times daily with meals, along with folic acid and vitamin B12), zinc gluconate lozenges and pantothenic acid.
  • Take a good probiotic to ensure a proper supply of healthy bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract.

Prescription and non-prescription medication:

What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking?  Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this illness or disease – you need to get off these medications but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.

Seen as though Canker sores can be caused by stress, here are some things you can do to combat stress and restore balance:

  • Go to a Dr Morter BEST (Bio-Energetic Synchronisation Technique) Practitioner.
  • Sign up for Energetic Re-Balancing: 2 practitioners to consider are:

Stephen Lewis – Find out more by clicking here.

– Find out more by clicking here.

  • Reiki healing is very powerful in releasing stress and emotional baggage.  Find a local practitioner here
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) has had remarkable results in dissolving stress.  Find a local practitioner here or go towww.thetappingsolution.com or www.tftrx.com
  • Try Hypnotherapy to relax the mind.  Find a local practitioner here
  • Practice Meditation: Meditation has been scientifically shown to relieve stress, as well as to improve overall health and immune function, and to reduce the pain and suffering caused by chronic disease. In fact, in 1984, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recommended meditation as the more appropriate and effective choice for treating mild cases of high blood pressure, instead of commonly prescribed blood pressure medications. Meditation can offer new insights and improved coping strategies, better enabling you to meet the challenges of the day. Some types of meditation, such as Transcendental Meditation (TM), have even been shown to produce deeper states of physical relaxation than ordinary sleep.Although there are many types of meditation practices to choose from, all of them have one thing in common: focused attention on the breath. If you are new to meditation, you can begin by sitting up straight yet comfortably and closing your eyes. Place your attention on your breathing as you inhale and exhale. Each time you find your attention starting to wander, simply refocus on your breath. Though doing so may seem difficult initially, with practice it will become easier and easier, and you will easily spend 20 to 30 minutes meditating in this manner. The key is to be gentle with yourself and not force. At first, you may find yourself unable to sit still for more than a few minutes. If that is the case, don’t continue. Instead, each day seek to add to the length of your meditation practice until you reach your goal of 20 to 30 minutes per session.

Ayurvedic Medicine

As always the fastest most effective way to receive tailored advice to your own situation, you should visit a local licensed practitioner. Find your closest Ayurvedic practitioners here.

Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:

Direct application of raw onion to allow the healing properties of onion to penetrate the skin.

Salt water gargle to clear infection and speed up healing.

Coriander blend to use as a gargle.

Black tea as a topical treatment. (See video section to find out more about ayurvedic remedies.)

Traditional Chinese Medicine

To receive bespoke advice based upon your own situation you should visit a local licensed practitioner. Find your closest Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners here.

Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:

Herbal formulas such as – Xie Xin Dao Chi Tang, Liu Wei Di Huang Wan and Wu Zhu Yu powder.

Energy balancing work such as qigong.

Acupuncture treatment.

Aromatherapy

A blend the essential oils of clove, lemon, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus and rosemary provide a good boost to the immune system and have been found to dramatically reduce the lifespan of canker sores.

One drop of the blend can be applied directly to the canker sore or for hard to reach areas, a few drops can be used as a gargle.  This remedy can be applied as needed until the sores are gone.

To ensure positive results, always check that the essential oil is a 100% pure plant distillation and that it comes from a reputable source.

Homeopathic Medicine

Owing to the principles behind homeopathy it is essential you see a licensed practitioner to receive your own personalised prescription.  Find your closest Homeopath here.

Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:

Arsenicum album – for sores with burning pain.

Borax – for sensitive sores that bleed when touched.

Calcarea carbonica –  for canker sores in infants.

Kali chloricum – canker sores with coated white tongue and acidic saliva.

Mercurius solubilis (or vivus) – for sores accompanied with a metallic taste in the mouth and bad breath.

Natrum muriaticum – for canker sores accompanied with cold sores on the lips.

Herbs

To relieve symptoms, use a mouthwash made with sage and chamomile. Combine equal amounts as an infusion and gargle as often as needed. A combination of equal parts of tinctures of echinacea and cleavers can also be taken internally at a dose of 1/2 teaspoonful three times a day.  Liquorice is also found to be very effective.

Other

Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy® can help alleviate stress that can contribute to canker sores.

Juice Therapy: Drinking juice made from carrots, celery, and cantaloupe will help relieve symptoms and speed healing.

Exercise:

Yoga The physical postures and breathing exercises comprising the practice of yoga have long been proven by scientific research to promote feelings of relaxation while simultaneously strengthening the body. Research conducted since the 1970s has shown that regular yoga practice not only relieves stress, and stressful emotions such as anxiety and depression, but also improves blood pressure rates and overall cardiovascular health. Yoga is also effective for reducing pain, improving gastrointestinal and respiratory function, and for improving cognitive function and enhancing sight and hearing.

Note: If you are just beginning to explore yoga, it is recommended that you initially do so under the guidance of a trained yoga instructor who can guide you to become aware of the subtleties involved in each yoga posture as well as the corresponding method of breathing.

Qigong – Is a wonderful form of exercise, breath work and meditation to relieve stress and tension in the body.  See article section for more information about the art of qigong.

Immune health NC_Newsletter_07-11.pdf

Collodial Silver NC_Newsletter_09-08.pdf

Heal Your Body and Raise Your Consciousness – Qigong NC_Newsletter_12-08.pdf

Health Care that Won’t Cost You a Single Penny – EFT NC_Newsletter_12-06.pdf

Become Master of Your Mind – taking charge of your reaction to stress NC_Newsletter_12-10.pdf

Hypnotherapy for stress management – why it is so effective www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/hypnotherapy_for_stress.php

Video

Herbal remedies for canker sores www.ehow.com/video_4399535_herbal-remedies-canker-sores.html

Ayurvedic remedies for canker sores www.homeveda.com/oral-health/natural-ayurvedic-home-remedies-for-canker-sores.html

Research

Vitamin B12 reduces canker sores angiemedia.com/2009/02/13/vitamin-b12-reduces-frequency-and-severity-of-canker-sores/#.UHv2hFF_uSo

Bee propolis and canker sores www.med.nyu.edu/content?ChunkIID=21542

Further Information (links and books)

Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food … A-To-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies) by Phyllis Balch

Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art

by Kathi Keville and Mindi Green

Detox and revitalize by Susana L. Belen

Colloidal Silver: The Natural Antibiotic Alternative by Zane Baranowski

The Secret Language of Your Body by Inna Sega

The Healing Herbs: The Ultimate Guide to the Curative Power of Nature’s Medicines  by Michael Castleman and Prevention Magazine

Links:

Pantothenic acid

www.myhealthstore.com

Rosemary essential oil

www.rivendellaromatics.com (805) 649-2476

Probiotics, Healthy Trinity by Natren

www.natren.com (866) 462-8736

Lysine, Super Lysine+

www.quantumhealth.com (800) 448-1448

Vitamin B complex, Sublingual B-12

www.sublingualb12.com

Vitamin C, Pure Radiance C

www.thesynergycompany.com (800) 723-0277

Zinc gluconate lozenges, Quantum

www.quantumhealth.com (800) 448-1448

Andrea Butje | Aromahead andrea@aromahead.com – aromatherapy

Carrie Vitt deliciouslyorganic@yahoo.com – organic food recipes.

David Spector-NSR/USA david024@nsrusa.org – meditation, stress

judith hoad judithhoad@gmail.com – herbalist.

Kath May kathrynmay@talktalk.net – reiki, tai chi.

Lillian Bridges lillian@lotusinstitute.com – Chinese medicine, living naturally.

Monika monika@healingmuse.com – aromatherapy.

Rakesh  GAC@AyurvedicLifeStyles.com – Ayurvedic Practitioner.

Joanne Callaghan – joanne@tftrx.com   www.RogerCallahan.com Thought Field Therapy (TF) releasing unresolved emotions, stress and illness

Trusted products

Pantothenic acid – www.myhealthstore.com

Vitamin B Complex – www.sublingualb12.com

Zinc gluconate lozenges – www.quantumhealth.com

Rosemary essential oil – www.rivendellaromatics.com

Lysine, Super Lysine+ – www.quantumhealth.com

KT Daily Supplements

Aromatherapy oils

Rebound Air – mini trampoline

Clean well – Natural Cleaning Products

EMF necklace – blocker and stress reducing pendant

Neutralize electromagnetic chaos

Dr Callaghan Techniques

Supplements

Water filter

Candida plan

Herbal and homeopathic remedies