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Lumbago = Back pain Essentially same as cervicalgia Disc disease very real in the low back* *but the treatment is the same! Shhh ** aka pinched nerve, sciatica, bulging disc, slipped disc impingement
A surgical problem (but you wouldn’t be walking)
PFS (Patellofemoral Syndrome) Typically just as tracking issue The cap acts as a pulley The pulley has low friction surfaces If alignment and “chores” are kept, good for 80 years Warning Warning-push the alignment, the chores, the duty and “failure is eminent”
Soft tissue (ligament, tendon and muscle) gets over stretched and torn off its connecting points to bone. The tissue reacts by sending more blood to the area and heat/redness prevail Compensating areas start to fail when they can’t do the work of the originally injured part A twist, roll, bend or fall occurs with immediate pain 0 Stiffness and spasm set in by 1day Other areas start to spasm in 1week
When tissue is torn/stretched: Inflammatory phase starts day 0-5 Bleeding PMN’s Macrophages and platelets stimulates GF Proliferative phase from day 5-21 GF stimulates endothelial cells, fibroblasts and myofibroblasts Macrophages continue Maturation phase from day 21-whenever Fibroblasts Increased collagen and tensil strength The Problem
Inflammation When tissue damage occurs, the “cascade” starts Normal tissues *stomach *kidneys *platlets *endothelium Inflammatory sites *macrophages *synoviocytes *fibroblasts
The antiinflammatory diet andrewweil, MD Low glycemic index foods Oily fish at least 2x week 40 gm fiber daily Phytonutrients Limit red meat Limit processed food Push fluid (non caffeine non alcohol) -Nutritionist Andrea Klouda (630) 855-7907
Micronutrients(daily) Vit C 200mg Vit E 400IU Selenium 200mcg Mixed carotenoids 10000-15000IU Vit D 2000IU ….minor details….
Phytonutrients Veggies from all parts of the color spectrum Organic when possible ($) www.ewg.com clean 15/dirty dozen Cruciferous regularly (cabbage family) Tea instead of coffee Red wine as the alcohol of choice if you use Plain dark chocolate
Environmental Working Group Non profit Provides resources for consumers Pushes national policy They even have a tuna calculator!
If all diet attempts fail –add Supplements Tumeric Vitamin D3 Omega 3 fish oil White willow bark, shark cartilage, oregano, ginger, holy basil Helicrysium, tea tree, traumeel, frankinsence. menthol, marjoram
Ayurvedic Medicine The antiinflammatory diet for the long run Specific supplements for the short run Topical oils Homeopathy Energy healing Massage (thai, deep tissue, hot stone, lymphatic) Dosha specific diet balance
Biological energies that govern function Vata-Space and Air Pitta-Fire and Water Kapha-Water and Earth Physical and Psychological Characteristics Comm0n Disorders of Imbalance Common Ways to Regain Balance The Doshas of ayurveda
Vata Physical Thin and bony Light Dry and rough skin Dry and brittle hair Hands dry Small dull dark Thin dark red lips Tongue dry pale grey coating Variable appetite Poor digestion, weak fire Prone to constipation Irregular mensecrampy Vigorous exercise Insomnia Pulse slithers Fast speech Variable sex appetite
Gentle exercise Meditation daily Specific diet Time in nature Eat in peace Bright warming colors (orange and green) Massage daily (warm oil sesame) Lavendar cinnamon oils for aromatherapy Spend time with grounding pitta and kaphas Vata Balance
Vata pacification Favor warm oily heavy Dairy Avocado, banana, cherries, mango Asapragus, beets, carrots Mung, dahl, tofu Rice and wheat Cardamon, curmin, ginger, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg chopra center
Pitta Physical Medium build developed Medium height Hair fine light Oily skin, acne Hands hot and sweaty Eyes medium penetrating bright Teeth yellow and prone to decay Tongue moist pink yellow coat Strong appetite Strong digestion gerd Soft loose regular Regular mense longer Vigorous exercise Sexual arousal Light sleep not disturbed Sweat easily Pulse strong stable
Intelligent penetrating ideas Courageous High acheiver Articulate Organized planners Able to focus on single objective at hand joyful Pitta Psychological
Overly intense Manipulative Stubborn/arrogant Jealous/materialistic Loud aggressive Controlling of others Egotistical critical judgemental Suppressive of emotion Demeaning Pitta Disorder/Imbalance
Avoid stimulants Eat in peace Meditate time in nature Calming exercises Cooling colors blue green white Rest Learn to appreciate kapha and vata types Cool showers and oils like sandalwood Massage oils like coconut Journal to get in touch with emotions Pitta Balancing
Pitta pacification Cool foods and liquids Milk, butter, ghee Grapes, melons, cherries, apples, ripe oranges Asparagus, cucumbers, potatoes, broccoli, green beans All beans except lentils Rice, wheat, barley, oats Coriander, cumin, fennel, sugar chopra center
Kapha Physical Heavy bones broad frame Heavy often obese Shorter or taller than average Oily smooth skin Thick oily hair curly Hands cool clammy Eyes large and calming Tongue pink white coating Mod appetite Slow metabolism Well formed stool Mensereg mod cramp Slow graceful mvmt Steady desire for sex Deep sleep Pulse smooth swanlike
Patient sweet forgiving Emotionally stable loving Desire to help Calm loyal Accepting of others Stamina Homebodies romantic sensual Long term memory good listener Satisfied with life Kapha Psychological
Greedy hoarding Unable to say no Easily attached to people and things Overly passive, fearful of letting go Unable to express thoughts or emotion Introverted depressed Complacent slow to understand Kapha Disorder/Imbalance
Avoid luxurious lifestyle Focus on nonattachment in daily life Time for introspective activity writing meditation Stimulating activities (vigorous yoga) Bright colors red orange purple gold Enlivening music Observe seasons and adjust diet and life accordingly Flower essense myrrh eucalyptus cedar aroma Vary daily routine Kapha Balancing
Kapha pacification Light dry warm foods Low or non-fat milk Apples, pears All vegetables except tomatoe, cucumbers, sweet potatoes All beans except tofu and soybean Barley, corn, millet, buckwheat, rye and oats All spices chopra center
DrSaguil favorites Traumeel by Heel (homeopathic cream) PanAway by Young Living (essen oil) Turmeric FSE by New Mark (cap) Vitamin D3 by NaturesSunshine (tab) Super Omega 3 EPA by NS (cap) *many companies are great! *many more are not so great!