I would like to know if you have a natural solution for spasmodic dysphonia? I have had this condition for 4 years now. I have seen several ENT's and none of them could give me a definitive answer or cure for this condition. I had a severe upper respiratory infection. I have lost the use of my natural voice. It is very strangled and unintelligible now.
The ENT's have taken videos of my larynx and vocal chords and found no sign of trauma or cancer. They prescribed prednisone, which elevated my blood pressure. I am presently taking a fluid pill to lower my blood pressure and a pill for acid reflux. They have suggested botox injections in the sight of my vocal chords, however, I am very leary of this radical treatment although I have seen others that have had great success with this treatment. I would love to find a natural cure for this malady! Anyone have any suggestions?
Montgomery, Tx, Usa
For decades my wife has taken 5 or 6 400iu Vitamin E tablets before doing unaccustomed exercise, moving, extra gardening, etc. with no stiffness or aches after. If she forgets to take them she has all the normal problems that follow these actions. She then has to take two to three times the dosage several time to get rid of the aches. For some reason I am one of the lucky ones and rarely have any aches following an unaccustomed exercise but the vitamin E works well for her.
I take potassium supplements every so often because I do so much martial arts training and my muscles are often severely fatigued. I find I am less tired the day after an intense workout when I take a potassium supplement along with a Calcium/Magnesium/Phosphorous liquid combo. I also take potassium when I am sick as it dries up excess mucus in the body. I have low blood pressure to begin with so I have to be careful not to overdo the potassium supplementation! I can tell it lowers my blood pressure somewhat.
Muscle Aches - massage
When you need a back rub, and no one is willing, you can give yourself a decent one. Put a tennis ball in a long sock, place it on your back and hold the other end. Then, lean against a wall and move around. Let the ball do the work.
Hi from Anita, My first impressions are quite favorable. I have been into Holistic solutions for several conditions I have. It would be nice if people would be more specific in dosage amounts and if the remedy is meant to be taken orally or applied to the skin,etc.
The use of ACV with honey is great, but a note of caution for those with borderline diabeties and diabetics due to the sugar in the honey, especially if you don't monitor your sugar levels regularly.
I have had great success with alleviating muscle pain (like after a workout, strenuous activitiy.) Before going to bed take a warm bath and add ACV to the water. Use at least 1 cup and for severe soreness use 3. When you wake up in the morning you will feel great. This tip was passed on to me by a coach who had her team at the start of a new season do this every night after practice. I messed up once by using white vinegar and she informed me only ACV works. Give it a try! Thanks for all the unique remedies. Anita
To relieve sore muscles from exercise soak in a warm tub with about 2 cups of vinegar poured into the water.. It will help with the soreness tremendously...Its actually best if you can soak with the vinegar after strenuous excercise, (before the soreness sets in), BUT, it will still help alleviate some of the soreness that is already there and you wil feel better soon.
Strawberry tea is good for muscle cramping and tightening. Some people like the tea leaves green but it tastes like straw.
Dear Editor, In your section of advice for those suffering from muscle issues such as muscle aches, pains and strains, I think you unfortunately omited to mention the absolute necessity for adequate hydration (unless I misssed it). This is apparently so important for the proper functioning of muscles, that mention of this fact should surely be included in your initial advice section. Thank you.
EC: Hi Michael,
We added it to our overview section on these pages, thank you so much for the suggestion!