An Appalachian Home Remedy That Soothes Painful Hands
After years of typing on a keyboard for most of the day, your hands can really feel it — as in joint and knuckle pain and swelling in the fingers. If you want to avoid the daily use of prescription and OTC drugs, try the down-home remedy of folks in the Appalachian Mountains. They’ve been making tea from alfalfa leaves and seeds for generations. Due to its high content of plant steroids, alfalfa has anti-inflammatory properties that help people with pain and swelling in their fingers and hands.
Here’s a simple alfalfa tea you can make at home and sip on at work. Bring a quart of water and two or three alfalfa leaves to a boil. Add a small amount of mint or lemongrass to enhance the taste. Steep for 30 minutes and enjoy!
While your weary hands are being soothed, you’ll also be treated to a rich source of healthy trace minerals. Drinking two to three cups can provide the anti-inflammatory action your tired hands and fingers need.
Alfalfa leaves can be found in most health food stores. Look for a product that is certified organic to ensure that it does not contain pesticides.
But don’t stop there…
3 Simple Steps to Prevent the “Typist’s Malady”
Typing all day or any repetitive arm and wrist motion puts a lot of continuous stress on your hands, wrists and arms. This can lead to numbness and tingling in the fingers along with pain, stiffness and swelling –or what we know as carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).
These symptoms can become severe, even spreading to the elbows and shoulders. In extreme cases, the entire arm becomes so weak that weight cannot be supported. But the good news is, there are a few easy steps you can take to reduce the pain, prevent it from getting worse, and even lower your risk of getting carpal tunnel in the first place.
Why You Shouldn’t Blame Your Brain for So-Called “Brain Diseases”
I’m reading a fascinating book right now by Dr. Mark Hyman. It’s called The UltraMind Solution. In it, he challenges us to put aside everything we think we know about brain disorders like depression, anxiety, dementia, autism and ADHD. Instead, he says look to the body for the cures to “brain breakdown.” Dr. Hyman should know. It happened to him.
He went from being a brilliant medical student and doctor to a shell of his former self — trying to get through each day while suffering from depression, anxiety, memory loss and an inability to concentrate.
How did this happen?
Piece by piece, cell by cell, body system by body system, he searched for answers by combing through research, consulting with doctors and scientists, and experimenting on himself. What he found is a revelation. The problem didn’t start in his brain at all. It started where most “brain doctors” don’t even look –his body.
In the process of healing himself, Dr. Hyman made another remarkable discovery. Most brain diseases have their root cause in the rest of the body –in treatable imbalances in the body’s key systems.
Does that mean that tens of millions of people who thought they were doomed to a lifetime of prescription drugs for a broken brain can be set free? YES! In an enlightening article, Dr. Hyman shares one of his 7 keys to help you on your journey back to health and wellness. You can read it by clicking here.
Your Opinion Matters
In Wednesday’s Undercover, I recommended a topical product called Soothanol X2 for back and arthritis pain. I was so impressed with the list of ingredients it contained and the testimonials I read, I couldn’t wait to tell you about. But as I learned after reading comments on our website yesterday, Soothanol X2 isn’t for everyone.
Here’s what Henry F. had to say:
And from reader Roy Y., RMT:
To Henry, Roy and others who had no luck with Soothanol X2:
I’m sorry this product didn’t offer you relief and if you were not satisfied, you certainly should have asked for a refund. The money-back guarantee is a big incentive for you to try it.
When I contacted the manufacturer (NorthStar) to ask about customer satisfaction, I was told Soothanol’s satisfaction rate is overwhelmingly positive with a high rate of reorders. They sent me a long list of testimonials to prove it. Here are just a couple:
From Debbie P.
From Adam P.
The manufacturer did tell me however, that one of the primary complaints from users is that Soothanol X2 burns too much. However, they explained that this can happen with any product containing cayenne/capsaicin. The effect varies widely based on the individual’s sensitivity — this sensitivity can diminish over time with continued use.
And in answer to Roy’s question about discounts, NorthStar does offer a discounted rate for practitioners who want to sell it through their practice. You can call 1-800-913-2592, Monday-Friday, 9-5, EST for information.
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