Nose Bleed

Overview

Nose bleed refers to bleeding from the lining (mucous membrane) of the nose.

Nose bleed usually only occurs from one nostril. In addition, it most commonly occurs during childhood and usually is not serious.

Caution: In cases of recurring nose bleed or nose bleed that does not stop, seek immediate medical attention. In addition, if your nose starts to bleed following a blow to the head, it may be a sign that you have a fracture in the skull. Get to a hospital immediately.

What to do immediately: When there is no danger of skull fracture, do the following: Sit, lean forward, blow all blood out of both nostrils, open your mouth and breathe deeply. As you do so, pinch the lower part of your nose for 5 to 10 minutes, then slowly release pressure and avoid any further contact or pressure with your nose. If your nose bleed continues beyond the first 20 minutes of doing this, pack your nose with gauze and apply crushed ice within a cloth against your nose and cheek. Then lie down and refrain from any motion or activity for another 30 to 60 minutes. If bleeding still continues, see a doctor, as you may need to have the lining of your nose cauterized. In very rare but severe cases, you may also require surgery.

In adults, most nosebleeds occur due to trauma to in the form of blows to the nose. Other causes include blowing nose too forcefully; scratches from the fingernails; irritating crust formations due to colds, infections, or the flu; very dry atmospheric conditions; sudden changes in atmospheric pressure; and/or nutrient deficiencies (most commonly vitamin C and/or bioflavonoids). Reoccurring nose bleeds might be a sign of a disease condition, such as high blood pressure (hypertension), a tumor in the nose or sinuses, or an internal bleeding disorder.

Note: Blood thinners such as Coumadin or aspirin can cause nose bleed. If this happens, notify your doctor immediately.

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:

Detoxifying your body periodically is an excellent way to keep your blood pressure levels in balance. During the process of detoxification, your body becomes better able to eliminate stored toxins, including heavy metals, from your cells, tissues, and organs, helping to reduce high blood pressure.

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Hydrotherapy:

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.

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  • 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 foods such as watercress, dark green leafy vegetables, kale, and alfalfa, all of which are rich sources of vitamin K, which is essential for blood clotting.

  • 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.
  • Avoid all sugars and simple, refined carbohydrates, as well as alcohol and coffee and other caffeine products
  • Minimize your salt intake and use only pure sea salt, such as Real Salt. Try also Saltic Sea salt, Alaska Sea Salt, Cornish Sea Salt etc. Rotate the salts you use as they each contain different minerals.

Add Fresh Juices:

  • Water melon juice made fresh – 1 to 3 6oz glasses a day
  • Celery juice made fresh – 1 to 3 6oz glasses a day

Supplements:

Vitamin C with bioflavonoids, especially rutin, should be taken on a daily basis if you are prone to nose bleed.

  • Take Vitamin D3 50,000-100,000 International Units a day nc.vitaminstrength.com for up to 4 weeks
  • 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.
  •  Vitamin C www.livonlabs.com
  •  Zamu juice  www.amazonherb.net
  •  Allicin C, take  2 – 3 capsules three times a day
  •  Fivelac – one pack three times a day until symptoms subside
  •  Green papaya enzyme – 1 pack three times a day

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.

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  • Sign up for Energetic Re-Balancing: 2 practitioners to consider are:

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Vital Balancing. Find out more by clicking here.

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  • Try Hypnotherapy to relax the mind.  Find a practitioner here.

Ayurvedic Medicine

We recommend you visit a licensed practitioner who will be able to discuss a treatment tailored to your individual needs – but the following  remedies are often used:

A fine powder of alum (spatika/phitkari) along with cow ghee, instilled in the form of nasal drops will stop bleeding.

A small amount of camphor, dissolved in the juice of gree coriander leaves and dropped into the nostrils will also stop the bleeding.

Alternatively, soak 20gm of dried aamla in water overnight, strain in the morning and drink the water. Apply the resulting paste on the forehead and around the nose.

Red sandalwood (rakta-chandana), licorice (yashtimadhu/mulethi) and cobra’s saffron (naagakesara) also act as good styptics. Take them in equal parts. Make them into a fine powder and take 3gm of them internally with a glass of milk.

A fine powder made from the dried flowers of pomegranate can also be used as snuff. Pomegranate juice is also recommended. Ayurveda also recommends figs and honey in the diet.

If there is chronic bleeding, make a paste of 2gm of young tender leaves of banana tree and mix with 20gm of crystal sugar and ¼ litre of   water. Take this mixture once a day regularly.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

We recommend you consult a licensed practitioner who will be able to prescribe the correct treatment for you.  TCM trteats nose bleeds in different ways – according to their causes.

If there is wind heat, the herbal formula Yin Qiao San will be used; if there is stomach heat,  Qing Wei San; if there is liver fire,  Long Dan Xie Gan Tang; if there is Lung yin deficiency,  Yang Yin Qing Fei Tang;  for Liver-Kidney Yin deficeny, Ling Yang Gou Tang Tang and for spleen qi deficiency, Gui Pi Tang.

Acupuncture and acupressure is also often recommended.

Aromatherapy

Lemon, lavender, cypress, and/or frankincense essential oils can be helpful.

Homeopathic Medicine

We recommend you consult a licensed practitioner who can discuss the following:

Arnica Montana – for a nosebleed caused by a blow

Ferrum phosphate – for nosebleeds in children

Gelsemium – for a nosebleed caused by a cold/runny nose

Hamamelis virginiana – for frequent nosebleeds

Phosphorous – for nosebleeds where there is profuse bleedi

Herbs

Use a snuff made from finely ground comfrey root or oak bark.

Other

Coconut Oil  –  If applied inside the nostrils this can prevent nosebleeds.

Topical Treatment – Once bleeding has stopped, squeeze the contents of vitamin E and vitamin A capsules into the lining of your nose to promote healing and prevent dryness. As an alternative, you can also use zinc oxide, aloe vera gel, or calendula ointment, and then place a small gauze piece against the gel.

Easy tips for nosebleeds: www.naturalnews.com/028383_nose_bleeds_remedies.html

Video

Home Ayurveda treatment for nose bleeds: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL9hec4UWL0

Acupressure for nose bleeds: www.ehow.com/video_7754068_acupressure-stop-nosebleeds.html

Research

Healing power of coconut oil:

Further Information (links and books)

The Country Almanac of Home Remedies: Time-Tested & Almost Forgotten Wisdom for Treating Hundreds of Common Ailments, Aches & Pains Quickly and Naturally by Brigitte Mars and Chrystle Fiedler

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.

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