This group is focused on ways to help your Chiari Malformation naturally. It will present different natural remedies, diet and treatments. The goals of the group are data collection, research, surveys, compilation of data and self-initiated study about natural healing.
As always, we recommend that you follow the treatment recommendations of your doctor. But if you have found natural remedies that offer relief for your symptoms, you are welcome to discuss them here.
Latest Activity: Jun 22
Inflammation is running rampant these days with our diets in crisis. People with chronic illnesses have even more issues with inflammation. It causes pain primarily, and it complicates our illnesses. Processed foods have taken over our diets with our time starved schedules. And honestly, what tastes better and is cheaper than a Burger King or McDonald's value meal!Dr Weil has been a leader in the anti inflammatory diet...Some do very well with these choices, which is basically eliminating processed food from our diet.http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART02012/anti-inflammatory-dietFor others further restriction from wheat or gluten containing foods...People with chronic illness have shown to be gluten intolerant despite testing negative for Celiac disease.http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/gluten-free-diet-planAnd then there is people with needs of further restricting carbohydrates for glycemic reasons (diabetes) or need to eliminate grains all together.http://www.free-healthy-diet-plans.com/http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/http://chriskresser.com/How has changing your diet made a difference?Continue
I came across this article about the effectiveness of Tumeric on depression and I thought it might be worth a try. I haven't tried it yet but I may.It's also suppose to help some people with pain. Study: Turmeric more Effective than Prozac at Treating DepressionRead more: http://naturalsociety.com/turmeric-more-effective-prozac-treating-depression/#ixzz2a2zu0Ye24 Herbs for Natural Pain Reliefhttp://www.doctoroz.com/blog/mao-shing-ni-lac-dom-phd/4-herbs-natural-pain-relief Can Turmeric Relieve Pain? One Doctor's Opinionhttp://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1910028,00.html Web MD Turmeric Infomationhttp://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-662-turmeric.aspx?activeIngredientId=662&activeIngredientName=turmeric I also researched a few good quality Turmeric Supplimenthttp://www.nutrigold.com/Turmeric-Curcumin NutriGold Turmeric.... It's expensive but Amazon gives a discounthttp://www.amazon.com/Nutrigold-Turmeric-Curcumin-Gold-BioPerine/dp/B0055713UO/ref=sr_1_2?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1374744481&sr=1-2&keywords=turmeric Also Now Foods is a good company…Continue
Magnesium deficiency is wide spread with stress, drugs that we take, and our diets. A lack of magnesium for anyone isn't good, but for the chronically ill it can make us feel much worse. Muscle cramps, constipation, and depression are some of the main problems. I take magnesium citrate in capsule form daily, for me 1000mg. Currently I take Nexium, which can really deplete your magnesium stores so my dose is much higher than most could tolerate. The rule of thumb is to start out with a 200mg dose and increase it to bowel tolerance. If the stool becomes loose, cut back on the dose a bit.Magnesium is a natural muscle relaxer, so if your neck and shoulders are tight after surgery it will relieve some of that tightness. Or if you suffer from leg cramps, it's a must!Some people have trouble taking pills or capsules (I find capsules are much easier, and have less ingredients in them) so I have found an alternative. Magnesium oil. Magnesium oil is not an actual oil, but magnesium chloride in salt form that has been dissolved in distilled water. It feels kind of oily when it hits your skin, and a tingly feeling comes right after. Here is a great article on how to make your own:http://wellnessmama.com/5804/how-to-make-your-own-magnesium-oil/Test this out on your skin to see if you can tolerate it. I apply it after my shower, then rub in coconut oil right after. If my neck hurts, or I have muscle soreness, I spray right on those areas. Give it a try!Continue
Let's talk essential oils...Essential oils are the pure form of oils distilled from mostly plants and herbs. They have a powerful effect on health through aromatherapy, as well as topical use. Some can be irritating to the skin and need to be cut by adding it to a carrier oil. Some carrier oils can be almond, jojoba, olive, apricot seed, and other oils. You need the pure essential oil for health benefits, nothing synthetic which can be harmful.Here is a list of oils and there therapeutic benefits...http://www.auracacia.com/auracacia/aclearn/ar_directory.htmlSome of my favorites are...Lavender, Sandalwood, Patchouli, and Vanilla. Tea Tree is a great medicinal oil used for so many thing! Go to a health food store to smell for your self. A scent that appeals to you will be good for you.Lavender is a great oil for so many uses. I've made bath salts with it for a relaxing bath using Epsom salts as the base, but you can use sea salt or regular salt. Here are some recipes...http://www.edenfoods.com/articles/view.php?articles_id=93And some other uses...http://www.naturesgift.com/methods.htmThat should get you started. Any uses that you have found that works for you?Continue
I was doing some research for Gunna and I found what looks to be a great remedy for Neuralgia pain.Here is what I found.Occipital Neuralgia is listed as a related condition to Chiari. Here's the description.http://chiaricare.com/Related-Disorders/Other-Related-Conditions.aspx#Category_7I looked up Homeopathy for Occipital Neuralgia and came across this discussion group that talks about a Neuralgia remedy by HeelHere is the Discussion mentionhttp://www.mdjunction.com/forums/occipital-neuralgia-discussions/medicine-treatments/3264702-heel-bhi-neuralgia-homeopathic-medication Heel is a great Homeopathic company. Homeopathy works by prompting your body to heal it's self. The remedies are safe. Don't have any drug interactions and no side effects. They can really be a miracle when you find the right one or combination. You take them sublingually and if you have the right one you feel it's effects right away. It may be subtle at first but it should lessen the effects of the condition and in some cases heal it completelyhttp://www.heelusa.com/default.aspx The other plus is that the remedies are inexpensive. I found out that it's available at Amazon for $11.41 (plus shipping) for 100 tablets. http://www.amazon.com/HEEL-Neuralgia-100-tablets/dp/B0006NYH3M/ref=sr_1_1?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1353127649&sr=1-1&keywords=heel+neuralgia+vitamin+shoppe It may or may not work but I think there is a pretty good chance it will help if you decide to try it. Arnica Cream rubbed on the neck and scalp might…Continue
The latest formulation for the 2012-2013 Influenzinum 9C with the 3 latest strains of the flu virus is now available. It is a once a week remedy for 4 weeks and the last dose you take 4 weeks later to fortify you against getting the flu. It works like the flu shot with no negative side effects. It's $28.95 from this very reputable web site.There is also a remdy that you can get at CVS and most other drug stores and health food stores. It's called Oscillococcinum. It great to also take around flu season or if someone close to you has the flu. If you get the flu it helps lessen the severity of the symptoms and the duration of the flu. It's great to have on hand in your medicine closet ready to go. There also is a link to it on the page.Here is the link https://www.homeopathic.com/cms-global/shoppingcart/ViewProduct.do?productId=481&utm_source=Copy+of+2012NovemberVaccination&utm_campaign=2012NovemberVaccination&utm_medium=emailContinue
A question was put out there...what do you use for your headaches? Be specific, if it's for migraines or if it's for Chiari headaches.Mine aren't bad, I must say, so when I feel a migraine coming on I pop in a homeopathic Migraine tab under my tongue.My Chiari headaches I haven't found anything other Arnica tabs. I'll start with those and if I have to graduate to Aleve I will. That doesn't really qualify for natural healing tho. =)Anyone else find any natural healing ways with their headaches?Continue