Friday, July 29, 2016

Let's look at neuropathy

It's Friday,and not quite so peaceful here. I brought home a new tiny kitten last Monday, and my eight year old is not a happy camper. She is getting better but still growls at the newcomer. Will be glad when she accepts her as a friend. The new girl is Siamese mix, and talky, and very cute, loves to snuggle. Her name is Lilly. It's also still summer, warm and humid and we still lack rain we need, it's in the forecast almost daily but on a hit and miss basis. So my son in Nebraska has a sister in law that did an extensive amount of painting in her home and did some damage to her shoulder and neck. After seeing a doctor, she was diagnosed with neuropathy and put on pain pills, which don't do anything to help cure the problem and could end up causing an addiction to the pills. I have been reading a lot of articles on things that help, and also checked with my aryuvedic site. The problem is caused by decreased blood flow to an area of the body. Diabetics also fight with this problem often. There are 3 vitamins that can help circulation, all can be found at Swanson vitamins. The first is one my daughter and I have used for numb tingly hands when we were doing stuff that over used them, B-6. 50 mg will do , a day, and cost about $2.38a bottle. The next is L-Arginine, at $4.99 a bottle, and the third is Alpha Lipolic Acid, also at $4.99 a bottle, most of these are 100 capsules and will last almost 3 months, so quite reasonable. I also found an alternative medicine you can check out, called Nervestra. It says it soothes pain, increases blood flow and builds back nerve function. This is one you would want to check out carefully for yourself. There are other things that help too, massage, maybe acupuncture and eating Omega rich fatty acid foods. Like avocados, one of my favorites. I refilled my hand soap containers yesterday, 1/2 cup of water, 1/4 cup of liquid castile soap, 15 drops of lavender essential oil and 20 drops of tea tree oil. Easy. Lathers well, smells nice. Summer is coming to a close, the kids are back in school next week here. Some went back last week. Those three month long summer vacations we had seem to be a thing of the past. I like summer better than the cold of winter so am not in a hurry to see it end, and we will have more very warm weather in August, but after that winter is approaching. Six months til Christmas, have you started shopping? Have a good week, stay well.

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