Rheumatic hand pain – this is how you get rid of the pain

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As someone who treats and handles a lot of patients, my hands have not been spared. The hand is the ultimate tool for us as manual therapists. The muscles and joints of my hand have become overworked for me and most people other people over the years. This means that I from time to time feel the wear and tear of many years of work as I get older. I sometimes experience a vague pain and weakness in my hands caused by a topical pain reflex.

This inhibiting reflex means that when it occurs and lasts for some time, it causes even milder activities to cause pain. The pain is sometimes so overwhelming that I have difficulty using my hands even for smaller tasks. Some may know the phenomenon from for example the consequences of a hard blow, a so-called bruised thigh or a blow to the shoulder muscles. It causes a reduced force in the body part for a while. This means that you can have normal or reasonable power in your hand function, but because of the reflective/periodic pain generated by tissue, muscle, and bone disorders, connective tissue or triggered from the feet, bone, tendon, and muscle transition. This results in the person NOT being able to use their hands or other parts of the body normally without feeling more pain.

When you do not use your hands you can experience constant and ongoing major or minor pain, which runs from joint to joint or from one muscular area to hand.

With the hand’s versatile gripping function, the root and throat of the thumb and pointer finger are often involved, as it is some of the hardest stressed joints we have. This is because we use these joints for virtually everything in life, which is why they often stir up problems.

Painkillers – oh yes

If you feel sick due to rheumatic or arthritic pain, muscular pain, headache or something else, then the easy solution is to take a pill. Painful preparations are available for purchase almost everywhere around the clock.

Panodil knows almost everyone. It is one of the more common of the so-called easier painkillers. Panodil is often given to children as a fever depressant preparation. Panodil Junior is a liquid product taken with a spoon or in the form of a pillar in the back of the child.

Brufen, Ibubrufen, Ibumetin, Ipren etc. are the so-called non-steroidal and anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs. They belong to the group of slightly stronger active agents.

Voltaren is also very commonly used as an analgesic agent. The preparation is extremely problematic. An even more problematic preparation is Dolol, which contains the drug Tramadol, which is used for moderate and severe pain. Dolol/Tramadol has been debated a lot in the daily press in spring 2017 and the use of them has proved extremely problematic as many people find it hard to stop again.

There are many more on the shelf, which I do not want to come across here. However, common is that the funds are synthetic and work differently and that the side effects are not insignificant.

If you are interested in reading about side effects, just pick up that preparation or read about the unbiased studies available from serious researchers – and they are many! Here you will also find reports from users who, despite their use, are still not helpful. Some people have big problems in getting out of an annual consumption of painkillers. Others have severe side effects, such as headache, uncharacteristic pain, stomach and intestinal problems, stomach ulcers, bleeding, central nervous system disturbances and neurological challenges.

Turmeric and ginger – the quick help

For many years my mantra has been: Nature has answers to just about everything. Nature is our good help to alleviate pain and other challenges if we are just open to learning more about what it can actually help us with.

Nature is completely natural and without the use of chemistry. In my optics, nature is just “chemistry”, but in a good way with a completely natural effect that nature has created over billions of years. Many of the well-known traditional drugs have just taken their starting point in plant species in nature.

Turmeric has been my good helper for many years. I have often given the thought of this good mess. It has helped many. I use it sometimes a month when I experience that now is the time for some days cure. After approx. For three to five days, I experience a damper on the genes.

I’ve just had a big deal – probably because I’ve started sailing – a sporting activity that involves great strain on the hand’s joints and muscles. A week’s cure and everything is good again. Turmeric is included in “curry” and has been used in Indian and in Asian/Oriental cuisine for thousands of years. It is known for its many and good health-promoting properties.

Anti-inflammatory properties = analgesic effect

Turmeric root contains the so-called “curcuminoids” of which curcumin is the most important and it has great anti-inflammatory properties and is also a strong antioxidant. A scientific study published in the Uschrift for Doctors shows that turmeric extract had a 20-fold anti-inflammatory and thus analgesic effect – compared to Ibubrufen, one of the preparations often printed by the doctor against mild gout pain.

The weight is only about 3 pct. of the important curcumin in the turmeric powder that is absorbed in the blood and I have seen that the scientific studies use amounts of about 1 gram of extract curcumin. The substance is fat-soluble, so it increases when it is mixed with a good fat such as. olive oil or a good organic, cold pressed and unrefined coconut oil.

As mentioned above, only a small portion of the important curcumin is available, but the intake can be increased by 2,000 percent (!) By simply consuming black pepper at the same time. Black pepper contains strong anti-inflammatory drugs, and you can very easily boost your intake of curcumin using fresh freshly ground black pepper with its turmeric intake. Black pepper a great dietary supplement and should be used in great style. Even as mentioned, I use black pepper on the morning egg and a few drops of essential oil of pepper dripped in my turmeric nuts for the evening or together with honey.

Note that this article is NOT dealing with the “rheumatoid arthritis” disorder, which is the clinical name. The article deals only with the soft genes/disorders we commonly refer to as “arthritis”. It can express itself in different ways, but as a starting point, arthritis is based on the fact that the body is in imbalance that it is an inflammation. These inflammations come and go in our body over time, and the body has the immune system and its own systems to counter these. But sometimes the body does not get it and we experience pain from the mentioned structures as “arthritis”.

This is how you do it

There are several ways to eat turmeric root: As powder purchased in health food stores and preferably as an organic variant. I use one from “Cosmoveda”. I use a largely brushed teaspoon twice a day – and now something is important for the effect: the powder should be warmed up for optimal effect! To do this, put the powder in a warm stable glass or cup and pour a little boiling water over just a bit of schnaps. Let it stand in room temperature. Then pour directly into the throat. Rinse as it tastes very bitter. IMPORTANT! Increase the anti-inflammatory effect by simply using the pepper grinder!

My favorite way is to mix the turmeric powder in my morning umbrella whipped with a little milk/cream/almond milk or something else. It is served together with seasonal vegetables, or whatever you prefer. My teaspoon number two is taken in the evening, overflowing with boiling water as a little schnaps.

Turmeric and ginger shots

A good friend recently told me how he uses the turmeric root to keep his genes away. I haven’t tried the recipe myself but I find it interesting and you can get a hold of a good turmeric root recipe by googling. Check e.g. this link.

The advantage is that you can make a larger portion and refrigerate – you can use it for a week or more as needed. Here too the turmeric is heat treated. The recipe also tells how to regulate the strength – ginger is strong in taste, which can be a challenge.

LifeWave patches as a supplement as well

If you’ve followed the blog, you’ve probably read about LifeWave patches and other unique products from LifeWave. My experience is that everything from LifeWave works in 99 out of 100 people. However, the plastics cannot stand alone. You must also have added substances and building blocks from the outside – ie healthy food.

You should, therefore, see the patches as a bioelectric supplement to given challenges now and now – and maybe even for a long period of time. But you will always be dependent on optimal nutrition and sufficient water.

That’s why I work with two systems: the bioelectric and the biochemical system. Here, the patches help and support the bioelectric system in the body to balance and eliminate any blockages. You move energy and achieve an improved flow on the meridian system. To this end, you must have the building block supplied from the outside. That is, an optimal nutrition with the right building blocks in the form of good fats, a suitable supply of carbohydrate, sugar, vitamins, minerals, trace elements and water! You can find many articles here on the blog regarding bids for optimal nutrition.

Nature is a great source of health and there’s great help and relief to get here. Are you bothered by the movements of the muscles – that is, the joints in the arms and legs, pain in the joints and muscles of the hand, so try the little yellow root to be a good helper. Try it!

If you already have experience, please feel free to include these on the blog for the benefit of all of us, possibly with alternative suggestions on how to use the turmeric root. Preferably you would use the ginger root in your daily life. Either as a kind of “medicine” or as an ingredient in cooking. Feel free to make comments and good experiences in the comments box at the bottom of the article.

Enjoy the turmeric!

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The modern human struggles with many physical and mental challenges. This makes thinking about your health more important than ever. It is important to stay balanced. This is is Kim Hody's focus. Kim Hody is an educated physical therapist who has worked extensively in the art of teaching and providing prophylaxis and manual therapy. Kim Hody is a PE teacher and has worked with treatment and counseling in sports, exercise, diet and nutrition for many years. In his spare time he is an avid exerciser and swimmer. Contact info: + (45) 5190 1271 or kontakt@kimhody.dk

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