Scoliosis Remedies: Q&A
MAGNESIUM DOSAGE FOR A 13 YEAR OLD
04/01/2008: Helen from Beirut, Lebanon: "Thanks for earth clinic and for Ted,my daughter has Scoliosis and she is suffering from back pain ,I'm giving her Magnesium 250 mg daily ,since it stopped her pains she is taking 500 mg daily ,it cured her pains ,thanks Ted but I want to know if the dose is too much for her ,she is 13 years old."
Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "A scoliosis is a magnesium deficiency that happened for a long time which causes muscular stress pulling on the spinal column resulting in the condition. A muscle tension, takes a while to recover and once the condition is gone, the remedy can be tapered off from 500 to 250 mg. The muscle in the area of tension can be somewhat acid whenever the muscle pulls leading to some degeneration and may take a while to fully recover the muscle buildup as well as relaxation. Therefore some alkalization is needed to fully allow the muscle cells to relax and recover also, but at the same time reduces tissue calcium buildup in the muscle tissue too. Calcium causes muscle tension and tightness. It takes about 2-3 months for them to recover in adults, but children seems to recover faster. Much of my studies in biochemistry is the problematic calcium, not the magnesium since it is the calcium that tends to deplete cellular energy needed to rid calcium out of intracellular fluids. An average dose I used for people below 15 years old is actually between 250-500 mg. So somehow children needs more magnesium. Much of the problem occurs because of excess dietary calcium while magnesium is nonexistent. However, a vitamin B complex now and then is synergistic with the magnesium, especially the pyridoxine phosphate vitamin B6. Some muscle relaxation is further possible with some alkalization also. I tend to be somewhat conservative and will reduce the dose once the condition are gone, and the maintenance dose might be only needed such as 250 mg once or twice a week. So I tend to use magnesium less than what is labeled on the bottle, but at the same time, when condition does happen that required magnesium I sometimes tend to take a little more than those recommended on the bottle."
12/22/2010: Adem from Nj, Nj,usa replies: "My daughter has about 30 degree scoliosis. I need help about it.. Thank you..."
SHINGLES, PHN, THORACIC SCOLIOSIS
03/14/2008: GR : "Dear Ted, I find that my thoracic scoliosis is worse and it is becoming very difficult to walk and stand straight. I have read of a soft brace which when worn while exercising has helped reduce curvature with many individual adults. Is there anything I can do specifically to help my condition while I have PHN? Shingles seems less serious than scoliosis, and I could not continue the treatents my chiropractor began giving me de to the pain of the shingles/PHN. Any helpful comment or advice will be greatly appreciated. "
Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Tense muscle, lack of melatonin, and magnesium are the common cause of scoliosis, at least that's based on my experience. Magnesium supplements of 250 mg, usually in the form of magnesium citrate or magnesium gluconate. Melatonin of 3 mg is usually taken in the evening and a small massage vibrator is used in low frequency, usually 24-25 Hz, which is equivalent of a cat's purr, is applied to the neck region, and perhaps a cat's purr sound is played for about 1 hour to reduce the scoliosis. There is a methodology to reduce scoliosis using the Atlas profilax, or atlas evolution from a friend of mind who was helped with scoliosis, but mostly from the neck region. I think it as to do with the device they use on the vibrator to cause the muscle to relax which causes alignment to normalize by reducing the muscle stress."