WATER RETENTION - EDEMA - successful natural cure & prevention
Whatever is the cause of someone`s edema, it is possible to get healed completely. It is question of personal faith in own healing system. Nature is offering abundance of herbs, plants and minerals which are pure nourishment for the body and can help it to attain balance.
Our bodies do not need to get old or become ill if we do not want to.
Healing starts with our intention, our desire, our effort and trust in ourselves.
Very typical is water retention connected with menopause. Menopause is very difficult period of life for many women. They are exhausted from intensity of life, lead stressful and unhealthy life with thousands of duties and obligations for members of family, without time to think about themselves. When "reproductive period of lifeˇ" stops, it can be big shock for sensitive female soul, she can connect losing the menstruation with losing the youth and purpose in her consciousness. If she is afraid of complications of losing reproductive hormones, she will have many problems with health. Water retention is just one of them, very often connected with inner attitude "I am becoming old, and not interesting for opposite sex any more", so body starts to loose the shape, what is not necessary the biological program: our biological program is exactly what we believe it should be!!!
From psychological point of view, water is connected with emotions: when somebody is full of fluid, it might be that this person is full of mixture of feelings which cannot express openly...feels stuck in the certain way of living and cannot express her/his full potential. Flow of energy through the body is stuck as well, especially through the joints. Blood is connected with life-force, blood vessels are areas of life through which we express our creativity. If blood vessels are damaged, we do not feel comfortable in our life, we do not feel joy in our duties, without joy life can become slow self-destruction.
If energy do not flow through the body and emotions are not properly expressed, our vital force tends to become auto destructive: point is that energy needs to move, movement and change is main predisposition of healthy and marry life.
A lot of damage can be solved with pure exercising: with exercise, energy is sets in motion, what is its natural and healthy state. When we move we gain energy, not the opposite. When we express feelings freely, energy is circulating and feeding us.
Permanent healing of oedema can gradualy occur with attaining good mood and learning how to love life and oneself with all hearth and soul. And with help of natural remedies which balance and regenerate our bodies...
Cause of water retention (edema)
Water retention happens because of:
- The pressure inside the capillaries
- The leakiness of the capillary walls.
These cause fluid to leak into the surrounding tissues, where it can accumulate in the tissue spaces around and between the body's cells. This fluid just makes people look fat. Fluid seeps from the capillaries and collects in the spaces between the cells.
USUAL CAUSES OF WATER RETENTION:
Eating Too Much Salt
Sodium intake is closely related to water retention and edema. Over consumption of salt is one of the commonest reasons why people retain fluid. The best is not to eat so much hot dogs, popcorn, olives, salted nuts, pickles or pepperoni, pizza--and add less salt when cooking.
Eating Too Much Sugar
Eating too much sugar raises levels of the hormone insulin. High insulin levels make it hard for you to excrete sodium, so people who indulge a sweet tooth can also be prone to water retention.
Medication Side Effects
- high blood pressure medications
- nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
- hormonal therapy for menopause
- the birth pill or any oral contraceptives which include estrogen.
During periods of high temperatures, the body is less efficient at removing fluid from its tissues.
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Edema
Women have an increased risk of water retention, due to the rise and fall of hormone levels. For example, the reduction in progesterone, in the week before menstruation, can cause fluid retention.
Edema During Pregnancy Hormones released in pregnancy encourage the body to hold onto excess fluid. Pregnant women typically retain a significant amount of sodium and water. Some of this excess fluid is needed by the fetus and placenta. Swelling in the face, hands, lower leg and feet is typically seen in pregnancy.
Menopause Hormone fluctuations and estrogen replacement therapy are two common causes of water retention ans oedema.
Nutritional Deficiencies :protein deficiency and an abnormally high need for one or more vitamins or minerals.
Chronic Venous Insufficiency : weak valves in the veins of the legs fail to return blood to the heart as efficiently as normal. Here, the swelling is usually limited to the lower extremities (feet/ankles).
Kidney Disease Kidney disease can cause swelling in the legs and around the eyes. It is the result of an increase in pressure in the blood vessels, caused by the kidneys failing to excrete a sufficient amount of sodium and fluid. The fluid left behind raises pressure on the blood vessel walls, which induces fluid to move from inside the blood vessel to outside, leading to edema.
Gout - A condition of the joints, especially in the big toe, causing red, swollen, warm, and very painful joints. Connected with kidneys and acidity.
Heart Failure Heart failure can affect the right hand chambers, whose function is to receive blood from the body and pump it to the lungs to be filled with oxygen, or the left heart chambers, which pump oxygenated blood to the rest of the body. If these chambers are unable to pump effectively, the body compensates by retaining fluid and increasing the volume of blood. This causes congestion of the veins, enlargement of the liver, and the accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity (ascites) and in subcutaneous tissues, causing swelling in the legs. Typically, right heart failure, leads to swelling in the legs and abdomen, while left heart failure causes edema in the lungs, or pulmonary edema, leading to shortness of breath.
Liver Disease - Cirrhosis Damage to the liver over a long period. It has no symptoms in its early stages, but can eventually result in loss of weight and appetite, nausea, swollen legs, ankles, and abdomen; itching; yellow skin etc.
Malignant Lymphoedema This includes cancerous tumours that block structures of the lymphatic system, such as the lymph nodes.
Thyroid Disease An example is hypothyroidism, usually treated with thyroxine.
Arthritis Arthritic joints may swell with fluid, causing localized edema.
For mild fluid retention, this is what can be suggestet:.
Get into deep water. As any skin diver knows, water pressure forces fluid out of tissues and, ultimately, into the bladder. You can get similar results by exercising in a swimming pool, or your bath.
Avoid using diuretics.
Avoid using any a medications which could be cause of fluid retention and replace them with natural products:
- high blood pressure medications
- nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
- hormonal therapy for menopause
- the birth pill or any oral contraceptives which include estrogen.
Do not eat too much salt !!! Avoid foods such as bouillon, potato chips, tomato juice, bacon, ham, canned soups, soy sauce, and table salt, for example. Pizza, popcorns and hot dogs as well.Try to eat a balanced diet, a lot of vegetables and fruits.
Move: Walk and exercise! People who spend a lot of time immobile (f.E. in the front of PC. or watching TV), often develope water retention because lymphatic system cannot drain fluid out of your tissue spaces without exercise and regular movements of body. Excercizing can relieve the body of excess fluid and salt through sweating, increased respiration and, ultimately, increased urine flow,
Elevate your feet as often as possible, while sitting or lying down,to allow the fluid to more easily make its way back from your legs into the circulatory system and then to your kidneys, where it can be excreted.Do not stand for long periods of time. Avoid tight clothing (shoes, girdles, etc). Do not cross your legs.
Drink plenty of water. Water moves through your kidneys and bladder, diluting the urine. And since urine has some fluid-retaining salt in it, the more it's diluted, the easier it is to remove salt and prevent or decrease edema
Drink an herbal tea. Parsley is the best known of these. Try two teaspoons of dried leaves per cup of boiling water. Steep for ten minutes. Drink up to three cups a day.
Replace diuretics with mild natural diuretics which are bllod clenser as well:
- Quen of the meadow
- Holy thistle
- Rose hips
- Burdock root
Burdock Root contains polyacetylenes that gives the herb its antibacterial and antifungal properties. It is used as a mild laxative that aids in the elimination of uric acid or gout. It is classified as an alterative, diuretic and diaphoretic. It helps the kidneys to filter out impurities from the blood very quickly. It clears congestion in respiratory, lymphatic, urinary and circulatory systems. Burdock releases water retention, stimulates digestion, aids kidney, liver and gallbladder function. It also functions as an aperient, depurative, and antiscorbutic. Burdock is one of the best blood cleanser.Decoctions of Burdock have also been historically used for soothing the kidneys, relieving the lymphatic system, rheumatism, gout, GI tract disorders, stomach ailments, constipation, catarrh, fever, infection, fluid retention and skin problems.
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Potassium rich food
Bananas are good natural water retention treatments too. They contain high amounts of potassium, which helps eliminate fluid retention.
Eat the food which is rich in Potassium:
Soya flour, Bananas, Apricots, Tomatoes and tomato products,Sultanas, Raisins, Potatoes, Figs, Currants, Avocados, Beets, Brussel sprouts, Cantaloupe, Dates (dry dates), Kiwi fruit, Lima beans, Melons, Nectarines, Pears, Oranges, Peanuts (unsalted!), Prunes, Spinach, Winter squash.
This food lowers the high blood pressure as well.
Natrium Sulphuricum - mighty Homeopathic which regulates fluid retention
Sulphate of soda-Glauber's salt, in nature is found abundantly in sea water, saline springs and in some lakes.
This inorganic salt is found in the intercellular fluids,and is regulating the water in the tissues,blood and fluids of the body. A deficiency of this salt,prevents,the elimination of such water from the tissues as is produced by oxidation of organic matter.Natrium Sulphuricum attracts the water and eliminates it from the system. .
In intermittent fever and malaria it is one of the very best homeopathic remedies, as well it is used to heal diabetes.
Regeneration of blood vessels with herbs
The most important is to regenerate blood vessels, to prevent that oedema (water retention) becomes chronicle disease. There are few very mighty herbs, which very succesfuly heal the veins, (chronic venous insufficiency) artheries, capillaries, which clean the blood and lymphatic system and help the body to heal itself:
Butcher`s broom good even for limphedema!
BUTCHER'S BROOM (Ruscusa culeatus) Builds up structure of the veins; for hemorrhoids and varicose veins; improves circulation. Specific for both circulation and urinary tract. Increases circulation to help prevent postoperative thrombosis, phlebitis, varicose veins, and hemorrhoids. Strengthens the blood vessels and helps to keep the veins clean and healthy. Helps to prevent blood-clotting via its diuretic effect and it is great for healing WATER RETENTION.
A double-blind trial found that a formula containing butcher’s broom extract, the flavonoid hesperidin, and vitamin C, which is used in Europe to treat venous and lymphatic system disorders, was superior to placebo for reducing lymphedema. The amount of butcher’s broom extract typically used is 150 mg two or three times per day.
Horse chestnut seed extract can be taken orally or used as an external application for disorders of venous circulation, including varicose veins. Preliminary studies have shown that 300 mg three times per day of an extract of horse chestnut seed reduced the formation of enzymes thought to cause varicose veins. Topical gel or creams containing 2% aescin can be applied topically three or four time per day to the affected limb(s).
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Gotu Kola strengthens the connective tissue sheath that surronds a vein and is particularly effective in reducing foot swelling, ankle oedema and fluid leakage from the veins .
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Just few more tips and personal experience with water retention
My experience: since I am vegeterian and since I practise Reiki & meditations, and use homeopatics/radionics remedies, there is no water retention any more. I do not have my periods for last 2 years, and I have no problems with menopause at all. I feel much better & look younger and have more energy.
Reiki / bioenergy / long meditations with visualisation of light/gems- heal aura: all our organs and body systems need healing in our aura fields as well (our aura has matrices of our organs, which state is directly influenced with our mind & emotions).
The beneficial health effects of olive oil are due to both its high content of monounsaturated fatty acid and its high content of antioxidative substances.
- Reduce blood pressure
- Inhibit the growth of cancers
- Benefit people at risk for or with diabetes: it is blood sugar controller, with that it helps other hormonal glands as well
- Lessen the severity of asthma and arthritis
- help your body maintain a lower weight
- it protects blood vessels and regenerate them etc.
Ginko is the oldest and most powerful tree. It improves blood circulation and is helpful in the clearing body from chemicals and radioactivity.
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My services and pricing
I provide the following services, while on-line:
- E-mail healing consultations
- Long-distance healing (Bio-energy, Reiki, radionics)
- Recommendation and of remedies as: Native Remedies, homeopatics, herbal Bach flower´s remedies, Cristal essences.
- Prepare individual homeopathic/remedies which completely match the need of my clients and are highly efficient: I can combine much more remedies and healing vibrations then any of the companies which produce them for massive use.
1. E-mail healing consultations are great for the people who are a lot on-line, or because of various reasons have no opportunity or wish to go directly on appointment with healer.
- communications through the e-mail or directly through the chat service
- recommendation of must appropriate remedies (homeopathic or/and herbal)recommendation of most appropriate diet
- radiestesy analysis with pendulum
- The price of consultation is 50 US$.
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- Price for 30-40 minutes healing treatment is usually 30 US$ - or 40$ per hour. Number of treatments needed vary from person to person.
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I wish you all the best health possible,
Usui and Karuna Reiki teacher and alternative healer
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