Inflammation refers to redness, swelling, pain, and/or heat in the body.
Inflammation is actually a natural and potentially beneficial response of the body to factors that are irritating or damaging it. To effectively treat inflammation, you must first determine the underlying factors that are causing it.
Inflammation is due to tissue injury, infectious disease, or trauma from physical or chemical insult sources. It can occur in any part of the body, both internal and external.
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
Apply a few drops of oregano oil to the affected area as well as taking a daily dose of 3-6 drops of the oil mixed with water until the condition is fully healed. It contains a powerhouse of anti inflammatory properties. An article published in Phytotherapy Research described how oregano oil superseded anti-inflammatory drugs in reversing pain and inflammation, and is nearly as powerful as morphine as a pain killer.
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. We suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments. Please seek the advice of your alternative health care practitioner before undergoing these procedures to make sure they are appropriate for you.
*Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.
- 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.
Eat an organic, whole foods diet, with 50-75 percent of your total food intake being raw (uncooked) foods.
In cases of chronic inflammation, a simple mono-diet for two to four days, consisting solely of fresh fruits and vegetables and plenty of filtered water, can be very helpful.
Avoid all sugars, white flour, junk foods, and sodas, and increase your intake of garlic and plain, organic yogurt.
Eliminate red meat and poultry skin, as well as full-fat dairy products.
Do not consume any artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, NutraSweet or Aspartame
Do not consume high fructose corn syrup or mono-sodium glutamate.
Avoid all canned food.
In the morning and before bed, drink a glass of pure filtered water with one teaspoon of fresh squeezed lemon juice and one teaspoon of liquid chlorophyll.
Fresh squeezed vegetable juices or green drinks and homemade soups containing many vegetables can also help, as can taking one teaspoon of organic honey once a day.
Useful nutrients for addressing inflammation include vitamin C with bioflavonoids, zinc, beta carotene, omega 3 oils, evening primrose oil, garlic capsules, vitamin Aand E emulsions, silicea, mineral complex with calcium, and S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAMe), an amino acid compound. Proteolytic enzymes taken away from meals are also effective, especially for severe or chronic inflammation.
For optimum health and healing we would also recommend:
Vitamin D3 50,000-100,000 International Units a day for periods of 4 weeks at a time.
Wholefood supplements, they 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.
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 condition – 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 disease. 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 or go to www.thetappingsolution.com or www.tftrx.com
- Try Hypnotherapy to relax the mind. Find a practitioner here.
Ayurveda teaches that chronic inflammation results from an imbalance in the pitta dosha. Junk food, saturated and partially hydrogenated (trans) fats, anger, stress, smoking, exposure to toxins, and alcohol in excess can all cause pitta imbalance.
According to ayurveda, to balance the pitta dosha you should choose sweet foods (from whole foods, not refined sugar, for example sweet fruits such as pineapple), as well as bitter and astringent foods. Foods should be eaten at a comfortable, not-too-hot temperature and hot drinks should be avoided.
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
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:
- Herbs that support the lymphatic system and encourage detoxification such as cleavers and burdock root.
- Acupuncture and/or acupressure treatments.
- Qigong exercises to balance energy flow.
Oregano oil has been shown to reduce inflammation by 94%, myrrh oil is also rated for its anti-inflammatory properties whilst frankincense is consider the best treatment for arthritis.
Chamomile and lavender are also gentle and effective healing oils for treating inflammation.
Take your chosen oil and add 12 drops to 30ml of carrier oil (such as grapeseed oil) massage into the affected areas morning and night.
To ensure positive results, always check that the essential oil is a 100% pure plant distillation and that it comes from a reputable source.
Aconite, Belladonna, Ferrum phos., and Sulfur are useful homeopathic remedies.
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
Chamomile, lemon balm, licorice, meadowsweet, tumeric, St. John’s wort, plantain, willow bark, and wild yam all have anti-inflammatory properties, as do sea cucumber and yarrow.
Magnetic Field Therapy: Has been used successfully to treat inflammation – see research section for more info.
Juice Therapy: The juice of currents, black/red grapes, flaxseed oil added to combined vegetable juices can be helpful, as can fresh-squeezed pineapple, being sure to juice the armor of the pineapple as well.
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.
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 inflammation: Craniosacral Therapy, Enzyme Therapy, Guided Imagery, Light Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Oxygen Therapy and Reflexology. (See Glossary for descriptions of these Alternative Therapies.)