A fracture is a break in a bone.
Symptoms of fracture vary. They can be non-apparent or mild, with slight swelling, tenderness and mild aching, or severe, causing intense pain, discoloration, breakage of the surrounding skin, severe swelling, and throbbing pain, with possible bleeding from the surrounding ruptured tissues, as well as loss of normal movement.
There are two main types of fractures, closed (broken pieces remain beneath the skin`s surface with little surrounding tissue disruption or damage) and open(one or both of the bone ends break through the skin).
Fractures are also classified according to the type of break: simple (broken bone does not pierce the skin), compound (skin is pierced and exposed to organisms in the air), transverse (bone breaks all the way through), greenstick (only outer side of bone is broken and the break is not all the way through), andcomminuted fracture (bone is shattered into smaller pieces).
Note: X rays are required to verify whether or not a fracture occurred. In some cases, an MRI may also be necessary. If a fracture has occurred, a doctor needs to properly set it, after which rehabilitative exercise and manual therapy may be recommended.
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:
- Eliminate Candida: Click here to find out how
- 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.
- Go on a fast to clear your system of toxic waste www.wecarespa.com
Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment.
There are several at-home hydrotherapy treatments. For treating rheumatoid arthritis, we recommended constitutional hydrotherapy (apply two to five times weekly) or a heating compress (apply once daily to affected areas). Please seek the advice of your alternative health care practitioner before undergoing these procedures to make sure they are appropriate for you.
- We recommend regular colonics to remove toxicity from the body. Read more about colonics by clicking here. Find a practitioner here.
- Most of the water that we drink is very acidic and in order to heal our bodies need a more alkaline state. During the programme drink alkalised water, which you can buy from Real Water www.drinkrealwater.com/
- Take a bath as often as possible up to once a day with two litres of 35% food grade Hydrogen Peroxide. http://shoppingcartpurehealthysystems.com/?Click=4464
Eat foods high in calcium, such as dark leafy greens, dairy products, and raw seeds and nuts, as this will help your body heal the fracture. Avoid excessive consumption of caffeine, red meat, all processed foods, and soda, all of which can cause an acidity inside your body, contributing to bone loss and slow healing time.
It is important to not add further toxicity to your system so 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. http://www.grasslandbeef.com/StoreFront.bok?affld=104400 The second best is organic meat; this includes beef, veal, lamb, chicken and turkey.
To hasten your recovery, supplement with calcium, magnesium, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, vitamin D, vitamin K, silica, and zinc. Free-form amino acids may also be helpful.
- 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 kevintrudeaudailylifesessentials.com/
- Take an Omega 3 supplement:
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.
We know that when the body is out of balance, energy doesn’t flow, leading blockages and eventually dis-ease. 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, founder of the Aim Program. Find out more by clicking here.
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- Consider using Mary Millers Iching System Products – ichingsystemsinstruments.com
- Reiki healing is very powerful in releasing stress and emotional baggage. Find a practitioner here.
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) has had remarkable results in dissolving stress. Find a local practitioner here (link) or go to www.thetappingsolution.com orwww.tftrx.com
- Try Hypnotherapy to relax the mind. Find a practitioner here.
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 practitionershere
Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:
Ayurveda has its own method of diagnosing by feeling and touching and analysing the appearance of the affected part. Treatment includes bone setting, medicines, therapies, splints or slings as required. Splints are normally made by bamboo pieces in different shapes and thicknesses. The main advantage of Ayurvedic treatment is the external and internal use of herbal medicines in various forms which shows encouraging results in joining bones, reducing pain and healing wounds. Wheat flour, egg white, sugar, milk, ghee along with herbal pastes like Kumari and Kasamarda are some of them. Therapies like oil massage are good for shaping the bones. Steaming and application of herbal pastes reduce swelling and pain. Panchakarma therapies are also done in certain conditions.
Turmeric is excellent because of it anti-inflammatory properties. It can be ade into a paste, a tea or tincture. It can also be combined with frankincense.
Yoga is also very beneficial for building strength once the fracture has healed.
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:
Dong Quai once the fracture is et.
Acupuncture can help with healing and strengthening the bones.
For the pain that can accompany broken and fractured bones, the oils of wintergreen and spruce are excellent. Other useful oils include thyme and helichrysum. Clove, lemon and peppermint can also be used to speed healing.
To ensure positive results, always check that the essential oil is a 100% pure plant distillation and that it comes from a reputable source.
Owing to the principles behind homeopathy (link to full description of what it is) 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:
Calc phos., Symphytum, Ruta grav., Arnica, and Aconite, taken alone or in combination with each other, can help healing to occur.
Drink an infusion of equal parts comfrey leaf and horsetail to speed healing once the fracture has been set.
Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically to the affected area can help speed up the healing process.
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.
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.
Apply a poultice of tumeric paste mixed with a little hot water over the affected area to help reduce swelling. (Caution: This is for close wound fractures, not open wounds.)
MSM – ( methyl sulfonyl methane)
This is a compound found naturally in foods such as organic milk, meat, seafood, fruits and vegetables. It is thought to work by contributing sulphur. It’s found in capsule or tablet forms. MSM is also available as a cream or lotion, although evidence suggests it can’t be absorbed through skin. It is particularly beneficial for joint and bone pain and problems – studies suggest MSM may reduce osteoarthritis pain. MSM is often combined with glucosamine in commercial arthritis products. It’s thought to work because of the sulphur, which is believed to strengthen collagen.
Biotape – this is good to use when the fracture has healed www.biotape.net
Bromelain – the key enzyme found in pineapples has particularly healing efects
Alternative Professional Care
If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating fractures: Bodywork (Acupressure, Shiatsu, and/or Massage, around but not on the affected area), Chiropractic (for fractures not requiring setting), Energy Medicine (Light Beam Generator and/or Electro-Acupuncture to help speed healing), Magnetic Field Therapy (Electromagnetic Healing; see the works of Robert O. Becker), Naturopathic Medicine, Oxygen Therapy (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is useful for refractory bone fractures), Prolotherapy, and Reflexology. (See Glossary for descriptions of these Alternative Therapies.)
Dried plums useful in preventing fractures: www.naturalnews.com/033485_dried_plums_osteoporosis.html
Calcium supplements reduce risk of fractures in elderly: www.naturalnews.com/022312_calcium_nutritional_supplements.html
Traditional Chinese Medicine – Ancient Healing http://www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/traditional_chinese_ancient_healing.php
The best way to cleansing and purification of the body http://www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/54_the_best_way_to_cleansing_and_purification_of_the_body_110512.php
Mother Nature’s Natural Germ Fighters naturalhealthdossier.com/2012/03/mother-natures-natural-germ-fighters/
Heal Your Body and Raise Your Consciousness – Qigong (from August 2012 newsletter)
Health Care that Won’t Cost You a Single Penny – EFT (June 2012 newsletter)
Become Master of Your Mind – taking charge of your reaction to stress (Oct 2012 newsletter)
Jump for Joy – Rebounding is a great stress busting workout (Oct 2012 newsletter)
Hypnotherapy for stress management – why it is so effective www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/hypnotherapy_for_stress.php
Exercised for building strength after hip fractures: www.ehow.com/video_6561839_treat-hip-fractures.html
Yoga for foot fracture recovery: www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzVyT9NdvEY
Vitamin D can reduce fracture risk in young people: www.naturalnews.com/035346_vitamin_D_bone_fractures_teens.html
Thyroid drug increases risk of bone fractures in women: www.naturalnews.com/032459_bone_fractures_thyroid_drugs.html
Osteoporosis drug causes thigh fractures: www.naturalnews.com/030972_osteoporosis_drugs_bone_fractures.html
Further Information (links and books)
The Whole-Body Approach to Osteoporosis: How to Improve Bone Strength and Reduce Your Fracture Risk (The New Harbinger Whole-Body Healing Series) by R. Keith McCormick;
Osteopilates: Increase Bone Density, Reduce Fracture Risk, Look and Feel Great by Karena Thek Lineback
Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics by John McKenna
by Bernie S Siegel
The Healing Power of Nature Foods: 50 Revitalizing Superfoods & Lifestyle Choices To Promote Vibrant Health by Susan Smith Jones
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 Segal
The Healing Herbs: The Ultimate Guide to the Curative Power of Nature’s Medicines by Michael Castleman and Prevention Magazine
1,000 Indian Recipes (1,000 Recipes) by Neelam Batra;
Food–Your Miracle Medicine by Jean Carper
Andrea Butje | Aromahead email@example.com – aromatherapy
Carrie Vitt firstname.lastname@example.org – organic food recipes.
David Spector-NSR/USA email@example.com – meditation, stress
judith hoad firstname.lastname@example.org – herbalist.
Kath May email@example.com – reiki, tai chi.
Lillian Bridges firstname.lastname@example.org – Chinese medicine, living naturally.
Monika email@example.com – aromatherapy.
Rakesh GAC@AyurvedicLifeStyles.com – Ayurvedic Practitioner.