Skin Tags Natural Remedies

Skin tags, also called acrochordon, are abnormal skin growths that usually occur on the neck or face, but may be found around the armpits, groin or even eyelids. They are considered benign (non cancerous) tumors. Women are found to have skin tags more often then men.

Causes can com from skin rubbing (medical perspective) or even PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). Some other research suggests insulin resistance (syndrome X). Other natural practitioners consider skin tags may come from allergy shots. Modern medicine treats skin tags by just removing them.

From a natural perspective, skin tags are a sign of something deeper so look for the root cause and help the body to fix itself. If it is insulin resistance issue, and there is a big belly, steps need to be taken to reduce stress and improve the diet (described later). Use chromium for better metabolism. PCOS is a hormonal issue that can create skin tags. See PCOS healing protocol. Allergy shots and other vaccinations in general are thought to alter our immune system and cause tumors, benign and cancerous. See also Allergy healing protocols.

Diet – no smoking, less than 2 alcoholic beverages a week, 1 cup or less of coffee or black tea a day. Use lest than 2 sodas a week. Eat no fast food – eat real food.

From a homeopathic perspective, skin tags manifest the sycotic miasm. Miasms are genetically inherited or grafted disease states. The sycotic miasm is a deeper health imbalance that causes alteration of tissues, usually benign. Skin tags are a sign of worsening state of health.

While physical removal of skin tags helps the appearance, it does not address the underlying cause. Use blood purifying or alterative herbs to help clean up the system. Natural remedies for skin tags should be used for 6 to 12 months.

 

Herbs for Skin Tags

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Use an alterative formula (blood purifying) for 6 to 12 months. Use one capsule of each 3 times a day for optimal results.

Chaparral is a strong alterative (don’t use if you have liver problems). It has been used historically for cancer and is antiviral. Using 1 capsule 3 times a day.

Red clover is a general blood purifier and very safe.

Yellow dock is a mild laxative and system purifier.


Cell Salts to Help with Skin Tags

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#1 Calc fluor 6X – scarring, abnormal skin growths, for connective tissue integrity
#12 Silicea 6X – scarring, abnormal skin growths, for connective tissue integrity also


Skin Tags Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Thuja is most commonly used for warts or abnormal growths like skin tags; also for venereal warts. This is usually the first one to try. Person finds disgust for the growths and sometimes has poor self worth.

Carcinosin – skin tags with perfectionism or super clean or organized person; often has family history of cancer.

Medorrhinum – skin tags come from a history or genetic or actual STDs. Emotionally this person has a history of sex, drugs and rock and roll and is rebellious; they usually can’t sleep until after midnight

 

 

Source: Dave’s Healing Notes

Pleurisy Natural Remedies

With pleurisy the lining of the lungs inflame and cause severe pain upon movement. It feels like someone is standing on your chest and is hard to breathe.

Dry pleurisy is the sensation of severe stabbing pain each breath and is usually accompanied with dry irritating cough or a slight fever.

Wet pleurisy is the buildup of fluid in the lining (pleural effusion). It appears gradually with uneasiness, feeling dull, appetite loss and may also come on suddenly with chills, fever, sticking pains and pressure in the chest, difficulty breathing and a persistent dry cough. This type of wet pleurisy may be a chronic problem only recognized after years of suffering.

Causes of both wet and dry pleurisy are most commonly a chest cold or after a more severe disease such as asthma or pneumonia. Pleurisy can be caused by lung infections, and more rarely by lung abscesses, tuberculosis, lung cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis.

Modern medicine diagnoses the underlying cause to treat pleurisy with the appropriate medication, which are antibiotics for bacterial infections or pneumonia. The underlying weaknesses causing pleurisy, however, are not addressed but the symptoms treated.

Naturally, we also look for the underlying causes and sometimes rely on the modern medicine to rule out tuberculosis, cancer, etc. Pleurisy is easily treated naturally as herbs, homeopathic remedies and cell salts are very effective and have fast results. Just use the appropriate homeopathic remedy for the dry pleurisy or wet pleurisy.

A good natural supplement to help with pleurisy is CoQ10 (300 mg a day) for lung and muscle integrity.

Diet is usually 30 to 50% of the problem. Stay away from fast foods. Coffee and black tea need to be avoided as well as sodas in general. Keep alcohol to a 1 to 2 drinks a week. I am amazed how many people smoke with respiratory problems. Now you get the idea – No smoking! .

 

Herbs for Pleurisy

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

The following works best as a formula but may be use individually for wet pleurisy and dry pleurisy. I you use herbal tinctures 1 part = 5 drops. If you mix herbs into a powder, use 1 teaspoon per day.

1 part Hyssop supports the respiratory system to help coughing and circulation.
2 parts Lobelia relaxes muscles and relieves coughing.
3 parts Pleurisy root used for pleurisy traditionally with great success, nervine. (Historical use points to its safety.)
2 parts Sage traditionally used for pleurisy to increase circulation, reduce inflammation, reduces water (wet pleurisy).
1 part Yarrow improves digestion and gets rid of excess fluids.


Cell Salts to Help with Pleurisy

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#4 Ferr phos 6X – pleurisy with low fever, spitting of blood from pneumonia; dry pleurisy; short painful, tickling cough
#9 Nat mur 6X – dry pleurisy with clear mucus from pneumonia; grief
#7 Kali sulph 6X – wet pleurisy, rattling mucus; from pneumonia or flu with yellow sticky mucus


Pleurisy Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Bryonia (#1 Homeopathic for Pleurisy) – dry pleurisy; right sided; severe headache; irritating cough; severe sticking pains upon breathing, speaking or coughing; bitter taste; better from rest, warmth; worse from any motion.

Arsenicum iod – wet pleurisy; dry hacking cough; restless at night; from asthma; wheezing upon first lying down; pneumonia with mucus; hard to breath at night; night sweats; shortness of breath; pleurisy from tuberculosis.

Aconite – pleurisy from the flu or asthma; dry pleurisy; caused by dry cold wind or fright; hot suffocating sensation; oppression when moving; shortness of breath.

Carbo animalis – nervous labored breathing; suffocation on closing eyes; stitching pain; ulceration and coldness of lungs; cough with green pus; worse warm room; cough worse lying on right side; swollen glands.

Kali carb – more right sided pleurisy; dry, hard, suffocative, chocking cough about 3 am with sharp pains; never well since pneumonia; cant breathe at night; asthma better sitting up or bending forward; cheesy tasting mucus.

Phosphorus – left-sided pleurisy; dry pleurisy; tickling cough worse cold air, talking, going from warm to cold air; coughing before thunderstorms, with strong odors; must sit up when coughing.

Ranunculus bulb – wet pleurisy; sticking, sudden rib pains worse from breathing, sneezing coughing or laughing; burning pains; worse from motion, temperature change, mornings and evenings; better from pressure.

Senega – chest feels heavy; cough ends in sneeze; rattling in chest, mucus is blood streaked; feels better when bending head backward; pleurisy in elderly with history of asthma.

Sulphur – left-sided pleurisy; dry pleurisy; feels hot; heaviness of chest with burning; hard to breath, wants windows opened; worse night, suffocative need for air; rattling of mucus in chest; worse 11 pm; from pneumonia; intellectual person.

Sulphur iod – chronic pleurisy; from bronchitis with bad smelling mucus; swollen glands of neck and armpits; from pneumonia; wet pleurisy with irregular rattling and suffocative breathing.

 

 

Source: Dave’s Healing Notes

Memory and Memory Loss Natural Remedies

Cognitive dysfunction or memory loss is the mildest of memory problems and starts with forgetting names, going into a room and forgetting why you went there. There may be loss of sleep or loss or motivation to do things (boredom), and depressive symptoms may be part of cognitive dysfunction.

Causes of cognitive dysfunction (memory loss) may be prescription medications such as cholesterol-lowering drugs, sadness, loss of family or friends, or giving up on life.

From the medical perspective look for the cause from prescription or over-the-counter medications you are taking. Next, blood tests may be able to tell whether the thyroid or something else is not working properly. Many times there are few answers and doctors may prescribe drugs for dementia or Alzheimer’s.

From the natural perspective we want to find the cause and look at the diet, lifestyle, exercise, and the emotions too. A combination of homeopathics, diet and nutrition, cell salts, and herbs can help before a person gets into dementia or even Alzheimer’s.

 

Herbs for Memory

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Bacopa monniera is an ayurvedic herb for memory, becoming recognized by the western world as a brain activator, memory and learning enhancer.

Ginkgo biloba has been used as a longevity and memory enhancing herb for over 5000 years in China. Clinical research indicates that ginkgo has the ability to increase short term memory retention as well as possibly delay brain deteriorating diseases. Ginkgo is an herb used for memory because it increases circulation.

Gotu Kola develops the crown chakra or the energy center at the top of the head. It is believed to balance the left and right hemispheres of the brain bringing wholeness to the body and mind.

Rosemary leaves are carminative and antispasmodic. Traditional uses include increased circulation, assisting normal digestive function and as a cardio tonic and liver support.

Sweet Marjoram is an herb for memory promotes healthy circulation as well as digestion.

contributor Jacob McKinney, Therapeutic Herbalist


Cell Salts to Help with Memory

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#6 Kali phos 6X – memory loss from stress
#9 Nat mur 6X – memory loss from stress, grief, depression; wants to isolate
#12 Silicea 6X – memory loss with timidity


Memory and Memory Loss Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

The following homeopathic remedies for memory loss are listed as main remedies (including others) and cover these specific issues:

Childhood memory loss may mean some sort of abuse that has been suppressed.

Carcinosin – perfectionist people, craves dancing, music, and travel; obsessive-compulsive, fears, loves excitement; chronic fatigue from being abused.

Stramonium – hallucinations, delirium, curses, mania, paranoia, talkative, religious delusions, fear of the dark, thinks partner is unfaithful.

Thuja – dull mind, isolated, slow comprehension, mistakes in writing and talking; speech is confused; vanishing thoughts, doesn’t know where he is; feels alone; feels he is dirty.

Forgetfulness

Baryta carb – childish behavior, irresolute, can’t recall past events. Mental dullness, bashful, silly.

Cocculus indicus – with dizziness, also from sleep loss. Slow to understand. Memory blanks out, from distractions. Causes from nursing a loved one.

Lycopodium – dyslexia, weakness of memory for names, letters; can’t spell. Tired form 4 pm to 8 pm. Confused from common words, problems with math, low self esteem.

Mercurius solubis – instability of ideas, forgetful, nervous, distrustful, losing reason, wants to escape, sensitive to temperature changes.

Phosphoric acid – mental exhaustion, slow to comprehend, especially from disappointed love or some grief. Vanishing thoughts on reading. Indifference.

Phosphorus – over excitable, anxiety, fears of thunderstorms, spacey, wants sympathy, clairvoyant.

 

Forgetfulness in the elderly

Ambra Grisea – embarrassed, timid, can’t urinate around others, slow comprehension, music makes them weep. Jumps from one subject to another.

Baryta carb – childish behavior, irresolute, can’t recall past events. Mental dullness, bashful, silly.

Conium – slow comprehension. Difficulty in reading concentration. Alzheimer symptoms, depressed, grieving, breast problems in women.

Lycopodium – dyslexia, weakness of memory for names, letters; can’t spell. Tired form 4 pm to 8 pm. Confused from common words, problems with math, low self esteem.

Phosphoric acid – mental exhaustion, slow to comprehend, especially from disappointed love or some grief. Vanishing thoughts on reading. Indifference.

 Forgot what you are about to do

Cannabis indicus – fearful, anxious, fuzzy thinking, history of pot use, talkative, spacey, disoriented; sense of time-passes too slowly.

Other remedies include Bar-c, Carb-ac, Card-m, Chel, Lac-c, Nux-m, Onos, Sulph, Thuj.

Forgot what you have just done

Cannabis indicus – fearful, anxious, fuzzy thinking, history of pot use, talkative, spacey, disoriented; sense of time-passes too slowly.

Other remedies include Acon, Androc, Bar-c, Calc-phos, Hyos, Kali-c, Nux-m, Onos, Oxygen.

 Forgot what has happened

Cannabis indicus – fearful, anxious, fuzzy thinking, history of pot use, talkative, spacey, disoriented; sense of time-passes too slowly.

Lachesis – with jealousy, talkative, high sex drive.

Natrum mur – with grief, loss of words.

Nux moschata – sleep during day, foggy thoughts.

Forgets names

Anacardium – nervous exhaustion from over study; can’t work; low self esteem; absent-minded; especially from a fright; memory loss with depression; vanishing thoughts.

Baryta carb – acts as a child, shy or timid, learning disabilities or may be emotionally backward.

Cannabis indicus – fearful, anxious, fuzzy thinking, history of pot use, talkative, spacey, disoriented; sense of time-passes too slowly.

Hepar sulph – forgetful, dull memory, critical, over-sensitive, talks fast, restless, hurried, irritable.

Lycopodium – dyslexia, weakness of memory for names, letters; can’t spell; tired from 4 pm to 8 pm; confused from common words, problems with math, low self esteem.

Medorrhinum – hurried, anxious, irritable, wild feeling in head, panic attacks, fears of dark, difficult comprehension; despairs of recovery.

Sulphur – fanciful ideas, dull mind, forgetful, especially for names, misplaces things, words, talking, writing, repeats things; lazy, bored easily, impatient, quarrelsome, worse from heat.

Other remedies include Anac, Calc, Crot-h, Guaiacum, Kali-p, Lyc, Med, Rhus-t, Sulph.

Forgets persons

Crotalus Horr – with bleeding problems and heart issues.

Other remedies include Agar, Anac, Hyos, Phos-ac, Stram, Tarentula, Verat-a.

Forgetful while reading

Anacardium – nervous exhaustion from over study; can’t work; low self esteem; absent-minded; especially from a fright; memory loss with depression; vanishing thoughts.

Cannabis indicus – fearful, anxious, fuzzy thinking, history of pot use, talkative, spacey, disoriented; sense of time-passes too slowly.

Helleborus – from a head injury, mental dullness, weak memory, blank thoughts, feels guilty or even suicidal.

Hyoscyamus – quarrelsome, immodest, obscene, jealous, nervous agitation; picks at bed clothes; muttering, delirium, suspicious, anxiety on hearing running water.

Lachesis – talkative, jumps from subject to subject; vengeful, foolish, manic depressive; paranoia; worse after sleep, from grief.

Lycopodium – dyslexia, weakness of memory for names, letters; can’t spell. Tired form 4 pm to 8 pm. Confused from common words, problems with math, low self esteem.

Medorrhinum – hurried, anxious, irritable, wild feeling in head, panic attacks, fears of dark, difficult comprehension; despairs of recovery.

Mercurius solubis – instability of ideas, forgetful, nervous, distrustful, losing reason, wants to escape, sensitive to temperature changes.

Natrum muriaticum – fear of the future, isolates self, dwells on unpleasant past memories, fears of robbers, heights; mistakes in speaking, awkward speech.

Nux Moschata – memory weakness, confused, loss of entire past life; thoughts vanish when talking, reading or writing; headaches, sense of duality, constantly sleeping.

Phosphoric acid – mental exhaustion, slow to comprehend, especially from disappointed love or some grief. Vanishing thoughts on reading. Indifference.

Staphysagria – poor memory from an emotional trauma or abuse; wants to be alone; ailments from abuse or suppressed anger, humiliation; memory loss when angry.

Other remedies include Onos, Op.

Sudden forgetfulness

Anacardium – nervous exhaustion from over study; can’t work; low self esteem; absent-minded; especially from a fright; memory loss with depression; vanishing thoughts.

Cannabis indicus – fearful, anxious, fuzzy thinking, history of pot use, talkative, spacey, disoriented; sense of time-passes too slowly.

Carbo veg – with apathy; irritable to family; heart or digestive problems, gas or bloating.

Kali brom – memory issues with intense religious feelings, feels condemned by god; may have acne issues; sense of paranoia.

Moschus – memory problems with hysteria; has anger fits and respiratory issues.

Forgets words

Baryta carb – acts as a child, shy or timid, learning disabilities or may be emotionally backward.

Cannabis indicus – fearful, anxious, fuzzy thinking, history of pot use, talkative, spacey, disoriented; sense of time-passes too slowly.

Plumbum met – slow progressive memory loss; can also have physical numbness or paralysis; may be self centered, rude or arrogant; hates children, may feel violent.

Pulsatilla – with hormonal issues, memory fades in and out; cries easily, moody.

Other remedies include Anac, Arg-nit, Arn, Dulc, Hell, Hep-s, Kali-br, Kali-c, Kali-phos, Lach, Nat-m, Nux, m, Nux-v, Op, Phos-ac, Sulph.

 

Forgetful while writing

Cannabis indicus – fearful, anxious, fuzzy thinking, history of pot use, talkative, spacey, disoriented; sense of time-passes too slowly.

Crocus sativa – moods alternate and uncontrollable laughter, hemorrhage issues.

Natrum muriaticum – fear of the future, isolates self, dwells on unpleasant past memories, fears of robbers, heights; mistakes in speaking, awkward speech.

Nux Moschata – memory weakness, confused, loss of entire past life; thoughts vanish when talking, reading or writing; headaches, sense of duality, constantly sleeping.

 

 

Source: Dave’s Healing Notes

Skin Rashes Natural Remedies

Skin rashes are raised skin bumps that may or may not appear red. They medical field claims it is caused by allergies to chemicals, but there are unknown causes.

If you see a doctor, a skin rash may be treated with steroids or steroidal creams that may be suppressive (pushing the problem into the body deeper) and toxic. The rashes will go away by themselves or will be suppressed into some other disease, especially of the lungs. It often turns to asthma. Sometimes it may go into the joints.

From the natural perspective, skin problems are usually a sign of kidney or liver weakness. Liver weakness can be detected when a person shows anger or irritability while kidney weakness shows up as fear or forgetfulness. Take care of the weak organs and the rash goes away. Liver signs can also bring on headaches behind the eyes.

What you can do naturally: make sure your diet is free of tobacco, alcohol, coffee, and black tea, as they damage the liver and kidneys. I rarely use creams except for B & T’s Florasone cream (homeopathic) for itching, to let the skin relax.

 

Herbs for Skin Rashes

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Herb combinations:

Dave’s Liver Formula – Rosehips, Artichoke, Yarrow, Horehound, Turmeric, Licorice –  to strengthen liver function.

Dave’s Kidney Formula – Knotweed, Rosehips, Watercress, Sarsaparilla, Veronica, Agrimony, Meadowsweet – to strengthen kidney function.

Herb singles:

Dandelion leaf tincture – for kidney health.

Oregon grape root – for liver health


Cell Salts to Help Skin Rashes

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#3 Calc sulph 6X with yellow pus-filled pimples or crusts
#7 Kali sulph 6X – dry itching, yellow scales, worse from heat
#11 Nat sulph 6X – dryness, oily hairline, itching and burning, nettle rash
#12 Silicea 6X – infected rash (pus)


Skin Rash Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Aconitum napellus – itching, red, burning, looks like measles, dry, hot. Sudden onset. Results of cold dry winds.

Belladonna – red hot, alternates dry or wet, burning, red, glossy, scaly. Results of fevers.

Chamomilla – with digestive problems and irritability. Especially in infants.

Pulsatilla – worse from warmth, symptoms or locations changing. Itches when heated, and from eating fatty foods.

 

 

Source: Dave’s Healing Notes

Pink Eye (Conjuncitivis) Natural Remedies

Also known as Pink Eye, conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva or covering over the white of the eye. Causes – bacterial, fungal, or allergic reactions. It can be very contagious. It can be from eyestrain or results of other diseases. Symptoms are sore swollen eyes with puss and mucus discharge that can give the eyes shut in the morning upon waking, sensitivity to light, and dry, burning, redness. Pink eye is often connected with fevers or colds, flu, pneumonia, etc.

Medical treatment uses antibiotics for infectious type and may use steroid drops. They have side effects and some may recur as only symptoms are treated. They can’t treat the viral type. Always check with your eye doctor if symptoms persist.

From the natural perspective it is an outcome of an imbalance of the immune system. The Chinese say it is a liver imbalance. Clean up the liver and the eyes get better through herbs cell salts, or homeopathics. The right remedy usually will clear up the problem within 24 hours.

 

Herbs for Pink Eye – Conjunctivitis

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Herb combinations for internal usage are to support the eyes and liver:

Dave’s Liver Formula to support the liver.

Dr. Christopher’s Herbal eyebright formula to support the eyes and liver.

Use an eyecup, drops in the eyes, or an eye compress of some of the following herbs. Include one or more herbs together. Make a tea of 1 teaspoon of the cut herb to 8 ounces of water. Boil and pour over the herbs and use lukewarm or cool. Use Arnica flowers Chamomile flowers or Fennel seed or Eyebright externally.


Cell Salts to Help with Pink Eye

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#3 Calc sulph 6X – thick yellow discharge, cornea ulcers
#4 Ferr phos 6X – acute or traumatic without discharges, red, painful
#11 Nat sulph 6X – sensitive to light, burning, hot, granular feeling, and for liver support


Pink Eye Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Aconite – after exposure to cold wind, dust or surgery.

Allium cepa – inflammatory conjunctivitis, sharp, irritating nasal secretions. Better in the open; worse warmth.

Apis – eyelids are puffy and inflamed, heat feeling, stinging, burning pains, feelings of foreign body, hot body, thirsty, extreme photophobia better for cool; worse for warmth.

Argentum nit – chronic conjunctivitis, inflammation w, desire sweets. Burning, splinter feeling, pus, eyes glued in morning, raw meat looking. Worse for warmth, better cool, fresh air.

Arsenicum album – conjunctivitis, especially old, weak patients that have chronic diseases. Restless at night with high thirst. Burning pains with irritating tears, lids and cheeks can be very sore. Better warmth.

Belladonna – high fever, dilated pupils, use after ophthalmologist appointment. Redness, grittiness, discharge.

Calendula – after exposure to cold wind, dust or surgery.

Euphrasia – red swollen, burning, itching. Tears are sharp and sore. Photophobia – epidemic measles conjunctivitis.

Pulsatilla – better cold on eye. Bland yellow discharge spreading to other eye, worse at night with measles.

Ruta – eye strain, computer operator

 

 

Source: Dave’s Healing Notes

Melasma Natural Remedies

Melasma is also called cholasma which is a hyper-pigmentation, usually on the face. It is sometimes called the pregnancy mask. Melasma is mostly seen in women. It is a brown discoloration of the skin.

Causes of melasma can come from a genetic tendency. During pregnancy it can appear and go away after giving birth. It may also be caused from estrogen-based birth control. Modern medicine considers melasma a cosmetic problem and treats the condition with toxic chemicals or lasers. It does not address underlying causes.

Natural remedies for melasma include two perspectives; 1) Chinese medicine considers brown spots of the skin as a liver issue, 2) Hormone imbalances are causing melasma because of the weak liver function. The liver and hormones in women need to be addressed and for normal function to return. When the liver functions better the melasma fades away. It usually takes several months for melasma relief as it takes time for removal of liver stressors.

Liver stressors include chemical birth control (talk to your partner about some non-chemical birth control); medications stress the liver to some degree or another (statin drugs for cholesterol are particularly problematic); the diet needs to be free of tobacco, less than 2 alcoholic drinks a week, no soda pop, coffee or black tea.

Natural remedies for melasma include supplements such as NAC (N-acetyl-cysteine) at 2 capsules 2 times a day for good liver function. Use the following natural supplements for melasma for several months.

 

Herbs for Melasma

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Use a combination of 1 capsule of each herb for melasma 3 times a day for several months:

Schizandra herb for melasma is the best liver, lung and general respiratory support.

St. John’s wort is known as a mood lifting herb. It has nerve and liver support as well as anti-viral properties.

Dandelion root for melasma is a gentle liver support and restorative.


Cell Salts to Help with Melasma

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#3 Calc sulph 6X – digestive and liver support
#7 – Kali sulph 6X – specific for brown skin spots (melasma) as well as liver support
#11 – Nat sulph 6X – specific for liver support


Melasma Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Sepia – melasma from hormonal imbalances caused by estrogen dominance; often caused by chemical birth control or giving birth or getting pregnant; low sex drive, exhaustion and bad temper.

Carcinosinum – the perfectionist and may also be food sensitive.

Melatonin – for melasma; may also be effective for insomnia especially at the liver hour of 3 a.m.

Cipro (as a tautopathic [homeopathic-type] preparation) – especially effective if the melasma is caused by the drug itself.

 

 

Source: Dave’s Healing Notes

Natural Shingles Relief Remedies

Shingles comes from a viral disease in the chicken pox family, also called herpes zoster. It affects the nerves and follows nerve pathways commonly in the abdominal or face areas. Sores can be painful and may blister and pop. Later the nerve pains may persist.

It is proposed that shingles may be brought on by stress. Shingles are commonly found in older people, which suggests that there may be nutritional deficiencies.

Modern medicine treats it using anti-viral medications which may take up to several days for relief, and remember, all drugs have some kind of side effects.

From the natural perspective, we see it as nerve stress from immune weakness. It is usually easy to deal with using natural things. First, reduce your stress, and remember to stay away from tobacco, alcohol, coffee and soda pop.

Topically, you can use Dr. Christopher’s Cayenne Ointment. It may seem hot, but stops the pain. Lysine cream helps in getting rid of the virus and soothes the skin.

 

Herbs for Shingles

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Herb combinations:

Dave’s Mood Formula designed to help nourish and strengthen the nervous system. Formula: lemon balm, hops, mistletoe, bitter orange, peppermint, valerian.

Herb singles:

Chaparral is one of my favorite, to go with Mood formula, as it is ant-iviral and an immune system booster.

St. John’s wort is specific for nerve pain.

Olive Leaf extract is anti-viral.


Cell Salts to Help Shingles

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#5 Kali mur 6X – congestion, inflammation
#9 Nat mur 6X – clear blisters, feels like you’ve been kicked in that area
#12 Silicea 6X – coldness, infected blisters


Shingles Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Apis mellifica – burning, stinging, swelling, water-filled blisters. Wants cold. Skin may be swollen, puffy eyelids.

Arsenicum album – burning pains better from heat packs. Restlessness. For those who are over-achievers and desire super cleanliness.

Cantharis – painful, burning, cutting, rib nerve pains. Restlessness and excruciating pain. Breathing causes person to scream in pain. As if on fire.

Mezereum – itching leads to scratching then to burning. Blisters that are brown crusting. Post-shingle neuralgia – severe sharp burning pains.

Ranunculus bulb – dark bluish blisters in clusters that merge together, with severe rib pains. Worse from breathing in. sensitive to touch with burning thin fluid.

Rhus tox – especially on the face. Ribs feel as if wrapped up or bound up. Stiff neck, numb feeling, burning, itching, raised scabs. Symptoms worse from cold dampness, better from heat. Stiffness of joints, especially in the morning. In the elderly – shingles around the eyes.

Sulphur – burning and itching. Worse from heat of bed and bathing, with severe itching.

 

 

Source: Dave’s Healing Notes

Phlebitis Natural Remedies

Phlebitis can be a superficial inflammation of the veins of mostly the legs but can also be found in the pelvis area. Most people don’t know they have this problem until there is redness or swelling. It can be the result of an infection locally or somewhere else in the body.

Deep vein thrombosis is phlebitis of the deep veins that causes blood clots. This can cause pain, swelling, fevers or chills. Early signs can be a brown staining of the skin on the lower legs. Unchecked the clots can cause a stroke or even death.

Causes of phlebitis can come from smoking, a physical injury, birth control pills or other unknown factors.

Medical treatments are to reduce inflammation in superficial phlebitis with NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Deep vein thrombosis may be treated with heparin-like drugs, aspirin, or Warfarin. They may be life saving over the short term, but only treats the symptoms and may have toxicity and side effects associated. Diagnosis is important to rule out other problems and avoid blood clots.

Natural perspectives include supporting normal vein health for prevention. We use supplements, cell salts, homeopathics and herbs as well as improve diet. The most important dietary concern for phlebitis is to stop smoking as well as removing alcohol, coffee, black tea. Regular moderate exercise is important for superficial phlebitis. Check with your doctor for deep vein thrombosis.

Supplements valuable to help phlebitis:

Vitamin C with Bioflavonoids (Amla C)
Vitamin E is a blood thinner
Zinc (50 mg per day) strengthens blood veins
1 to 2 Tablespoons of Flax fiber

 

Herbs for Phlebitis

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

The goal is to thin the blood, reduce inflammation and strengthen vein walls.

Use a combination of the following herbs in capsule or powder for maximum benefit, and adjust as your condition improves. Therapeutic dose is equal to one capsule of each herb 3 times a day or 1 liquid dropper full of an herbal tincture 3 times a day.

 

Boswellia is a powerful anti-inflammatory and tissue healer.

Ginger is a diffusive (penetrated tissues) and is a blood thinner.

Gingko biloba helps circulation and tissue integrity.

Gotu kola has circulation promoting and wound healing properties.

Hawthorn berries help vein integrity, nerve and circulatory health.


Cell Salts to Help with Phlebitis

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#1 Calc fluor 6X – connective tissue support, swelling and hard enlargements
#10 Nat phos 6X – detoxification, toxicity of tissues; digestive improvement
#12 Silicea 6X – connective tissue integrity, tendency to pus or infection


Phlebitis Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Aesculus hipp – vein disturbances (constitutional) with developments of varicose veins and hemorrhoids; bones swollen and painful; all during pregnancy; hemorrhoids with constipation and lumbar pain.

Arnica – phlebitis from trauma; bruising and bruised feeling.

Belladonna – acute phlebitis; sudden onset inflammation with redness and swelling; sensitive to motion.

Bothrops – muscular tissues filled with black blood; numbness; swollen veins; gangrene and gangrenous ulcers; swelling and heaviness; dissolves blood clots.

Hamamelis – painful phlebitis; worse by movement; varicose veins and dark blue coloring; tendency to recurring inflammation; vein fragility; body has beat up feeling; can be used externally (Witch Hazel).

Lachesis – acute phlebitis with typical inflammatory signs; pain sensitivity with intolerance to warmth; stronger inflammation, use Lachesis and Echinacea together; may help to dissolve blood clots; especially good for left-sided problems.

 

 

Source: Dave’s Healing Notes

Macular Degeneration Natural Remedies

Degeneration of the maculae, which is the center of the retina, affects 1 in 4 people over the age of 65. There are two types; dry and wet. Dry is with a yellowish deposit underneath the retina and is most common (about 90% of cases). Wet is about 10% of cases with bleeding of the maculae. The symptoms include slowly degrading central vision, weak colors, distortions, and reading vision gets gradually worse.

Causes are most likely from arteriosclerosis (high cholesterol) from a poor diet or smoking. Alcohol can also damage the eyes. Also there may be a lack of antioxidants in the diet.

Medical treatment: wet macular degeneration can be helpful by laser to seal or stop any bleeding. The most common form is the dry macular degeneration and they have almost no solution for this. Progressive eye doctors may suggest antioxidants.

What to do – maintain moderate exercise; eliminate tobacco, alcohol, coffee, and black tea for your diet; use antioxidant supplements and other supplements to strengthen weakened areas. Using natural remedies for months is important.

Most important nutritional supplements:

Zeanthin – antioxidant that can help to maintain cellular integrity within the maculae

Lutein – antioxidant that can help to maintain cellular integrity within the maculae

Others which are helpful:

Pycnogenol – antioxidant helpful for eye and vision problems

Grape seed extract – antioxidant as well as maintaining vascular integrity (vein health)

Zinc – essential for vision integrity, cell use a lot of zinc

 

Herbs for Macular Degeneration

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Dr. Christopher’s Herbal Eyebright – eye health

Dandelion root – improve liver health, function, and detoxification

Turmeric – anti-inflammatory and liver support

Bilberry extract – increase peripheral circulation and improve dry macular degeneration

Gingko biloba – improve peripheral circulation


Cell Salts to Help Macular Degeneration

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#1 Calc fluor 6X – connective tissue health
#2 Calc phos 6X – squinting, can’t see in low light conditions
#9 Nat mur 6X – dry eyes with other eye problems


Macular Degeneration Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Retina 6c – include this in your formula as a glandular type of support.

Agaricus – weak eye or eye strain; sensitive to light or low light; pupils dilated; nervous conditions with neuropathy.

Apis mellifica – puffy upper eyelids; hot tears; burning, stinging and shooting pains; hard to focus; cant read in low or artificial light; squinting.

Arnica montana – from eye injuries; absorbs blood; tired eyes even from watching television or reading; burning eyes; photophobia; dizzy closing eyes.

Bovista – eyes look weak and dim; pressure in orbits; vertical half sight; objects look nearer; loss of vision from paralysis of optic nerve.

Carboneum sulph – cloudiness and atrophy or optic disc; retinal congestion; reading causes tears; central vision is clouded or distorted.

Calcarea ars – right eye pain; letters seem to run together; also with anxiety and heart palpitations; also may have pancreatic problems, even cancer.

Gelsemium – dull sleepy eyes, droopy eyelids; eye muscles twitching; photophobia; glaucoma; retinitis; detached retina; one pupil dilated.

Hamamelis – wet macular degeneration; eyes sore, painful, weak; black eyes, inflammation of the iris; helps any kind of bleeding or varicose veins.

Lachesis – pressing-out pain; intraocular bleeding (bleeding within the eye); detached retina; retinal bleeding; retinitis; eyes roll vacantly; photophobia.

Phosphorus – glaucoma, cataracts; atrophy of optic nerves; retinal bleeding; sand in left eye; photophobia; aversion to light.

Secale – dilated pupils, distortion; diabetic retinitis; sparks in front of eyes; used for all types of bleeding; possible wet macular degeneration.

Sepia – at menopause with hormonal problems; tired, burning aching eyes; eyes feel bruised; cataracts in women; drooping eyelids.

Staphysagria – sties and eyelid problems; inflammation of the iris, burning and heat in eyeballs; dry eyes and tears; problems from emotional frustrations.

Tabacum – heat and burning in eyes; pupils dilated; retina retains image too long; mucus on eyeballs; may be with nausea and digestive problems.

 

 

Source: Dave’s Healing Notes

Natural Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Remedies

While some are saying, “Tis the season to by Jolly!” in December each year, others dread the winter season. They get depressed, lethargic, have memory and concentration problems, become unmotivated, and have a low libido. These symptoms are all signs of Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. Causes of seasonal affective disorder are generally unknown. Chinese Medicine suggests the solution may be soothing and strengthening the kidneys through herbal therapies. Other theories point to melatonin and serotonin depletion.

Ask your doctor about these natural supplements to support your body’s ability to better handle stress. SAMe, Melatonin, and Vitamin D from Cod Liver oil supplementation as we get less sunlight.

 

Herbs for Seasonal Affective Disorder

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Herbal Combinations:

Dave’s Positive Mind Formula – supports heart and kidneys

Dave’s Mood Formula – to relieve stress by feeding nerves

Dave’s Kidney Formula – to support the kidneys

Herb Singles:

St. John’s wort – mild to medium depression. *Don’t use with prescription anti-depressants

Lavender – stress relief, digestive aid

Rhodiola – adaptogen which aids stress and energy

Eleutherococcus (Siberian ginseng) adaptogen and adrenal destressor


Cell Salts to Help Seasonal Affective Disorder

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#2 Calc Phos 6X – depression and irritability
#6 Kali Phos 6X – nerve enhancer, mild depression
#9 Nat Mur 6X – depression from grief


SAD Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Aurum metallicum – workaholic personality. Financial stresses can lead to suicidal depression. Often with heart or high blood pressure problems.

Carcinosinum – dificult concentration. People who over extend themselves. Fastidious, obsessive compulsive disorder.

Phosphorus – oversensitive, very social, fears of the dark, sensitive to thunderstorms. Nose bleeds easily.

Stramonium – fears of the dark, water, and dogs. Wakes up from nightmares. Has violence or seen violence in their life.

Syphillinum – hopeless, despairs of recovery. Fears the night. Feels as if going insane or being paralyzed.

 

 

Source: Dave’s Healing Notes

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