The spleen is an organ found in all vertebrate animals. In humans, the spleen is located in the abdomen of the body, where it functions in the destruction of old red blood cells and holds a reservoir of blood. It is regarded as one of the centers of activity of the reticuloendothelial system (part of the immune system). It is increasingly recognized that its absence leads to a predisposition to certain infections.
In chiropractic (meric chart) problems with the spleen relate to T8 (eighth thorasic vertebrea), a subluxation at T8 is associated with low energy and/or low immune system function. (Wikipedia)
Apple Cider Vinegar
[WORKED TEMPORARILY] 04/13/2008: Robert from Kampala, Uganda: "I used raw vinegar for my enlarged spleen but it just reduced in size for a short period and now its like it used to be. what should i do?"
[YEA] 11/07/2008: Alice from Tiro, Ohio: "My brother -n- law had to have his speen taken out and the doctor told him to take 1 TBLS. of black molassa's a day. He is doing that and seems to be ok and recovery went fast."
[YEA] 02/12/2007: Fran from Face, GA: "Ginger root is good for the spleen... Also figs are good to rid the body of gallstones... Also, ginger work s to rid the body of blood clots... God Bless you"
[YEA] 07/10/2013: Emilia from Los Angeles, Ca: "I've had a nasty virus or flu. I was totally lacking energy like feeling I would just drop dead! I took some iron thinking it would help with my energy issues but then my spleen became enlarged. Very scary as I don't have health insurance. I read the article on Oil Pulling and remember trying it before and decided to give it a try! Used some VCO, was able to maintain the swishing for about 12 minutes and to my surprise the swelling was completely gone. Not only that but the rest of my abdominal area went flat. It's only been just once but I think this is a winner! By the way a chiropractor I went to yesterday gave me an adjustment with applied kinesiology and recommended high doses of Vit D, which really helped and got me over the energy issue. Here's to getting better!"
03/05/2010: Jason from Sarasota, Fl: "I need help with complications with my spleen after mono."
Vitamin C, Alkalize the pH
12/02/2006: Sonia from Barbados: "I would like to know if there is a cure / remedy for a spleen that is not working correctly or which appears to be enlarged. Also what would have caused this and if it would affect the size of your stomach."Replies
Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Often the cause of enlarge spleen is due to accident or physical injury. But in many cases it is bad diets from too much sugar, too much fat, eat foods too high in iron, alcohol, and cigarettes. All these activities lowers the body's immune condition causing enlargement of the spleen.
The spleen is an organ that kills off excess dying blood cells and fights of infections. Sometimes the amount of red blood cells get overwhelmed and infections are beyond and the spleen gets enlarged.
Since the spleen is unusually sensitive to free radical heavy metals, often reducing this can help. Often if I think this is at risk, I add 1/4 teaspoon of disodium EDTA in one liter of water and use this as a drinking water and drink for a whole week.
If the EDTA is not handy, often just taking vitamin C sodium ascorbate will manage the problem iron issue, but the body needs some zinc supplements (usually 25 mg/day taken for about 5 days a week for about a month) and also I find it necessary to take one whole lime (or lemon your choice) and add baking soda until the fizz stops (exactness is not necessary) and then add water to 1/2 glass. This will lower the body's infections and reduce free radicals metals at the same time. This will reduce the spleen load and help its conditions.
It is still necessary to avoid sweet foods, fried foods or foods rich in iron. In many cases, oil pulling with a drop of peppermint oil will help reduce the iron burden in the spleen. I have noticed people telling me that the feces went from black to brown after doing the oil pulling for about 2-3 weeks. Black color might mean less blood are infected and dying less and that the body heavy metal burden is reduced. However if you can do the oil pulling without the peppermint oil this is o.k. too, but some people cannot stand doing it too long. Often this problem is a sign of excess body acid, and apple cider vinegar baking soda will also help too in buffering it."
02/24/2010: Alla from New York, Ny replies: "Ted, but vit C intake HELPS absorption of iron..."
09/15/2010: Nhart from Perth, Western Australia replies: "Big thanks Ted from Barbados for your advice."
08/24/2012: Lou from Tyler, Tx replies: "Thanks for the info, Ted. I love your remedies. Keep them coming and God Bless."