Stroke Recovery and Prevention Remedies

| Modified on May 17, 2024

The result of an interruption in the blood supply to the brain, a stroke is a medical emergency that requires medical expertise. Following initial treatment, however, a variety of home treatments can be used to reverse damage and promote recovery. These methods can also be used to help prevent a stroke and other related issues.

What is a Stroke?

A disruption in the blood supply to part of the brain, a stroke causes oxygen deprivation in the brain. Within mere minutes of the onset, brain cells begin to die, which causes a number of symptoms and side effects. Trouble walking, speaking difficulty, confusion, paralysis of the face or appendages, trouble seeing and headache are all common.

Home Remedies for a Cerebrovascular Accident

Treatments for a stroke center on regulating blood flow and replenishing lost tissue and muscle to promote a full recovery. Apple cider vinegar, coconut oil and vitamin C are among the natural treatment options for stroke patients. A raw food diet and regular exercise are also beneficial additions to a healthy lifestyle and treatment regimen.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider is beneficial to stroke patents in a variety of ways. Apple cider vinegar is a natural detoxifier and purifier, so it functions to cleanse the blood and body of any toxins that may contribute to the condition. This vinegar also thins the blood and oxidizes it, making it flow easier throughout the body and being more effective as it does flow.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is rich in a specific strain of medium fatty acids. These fats function to improve nutrient absorption, which improves recovery. The unique composition of coconut oil also enhances the neural passageways to improve brain functioning and recovery.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a natural antioxidant. As such, this vitamin eliminates free radicals from the body that may contribute to the condition. The vitamin also supports the replenishment of tissues and immune function.

A stroke can be a life-threatening condition; however, it is a condition that can be treated and prevented. With the appropriate nutritional supplements and treatment considerations, individuals can experience nearly a full recovery from such a condition.

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Posted by Hannah (Nairobi, Kenya) on 01/17/2016

I have been greatly blessed and helped by all the information given freely by all the contributors. I am saddened to learn about Ted's stroke. I have heard from a friend here in Kenya that amaranth seed oil greatly helped his Father and Brother in law who had both suffered mild strokes. May be it could also help Ted.

EC: Thank you so much, Hannah! We will forward this information on to Ted's sister, Nok.

Apple Cider Vinegar

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Posted by Harold (Atlanta, USA) on 04/04/2007

I had two (2)strokes within the pass seven years. I use to take herbs but life happens and I forgot. when I start taking ACV my blood pressure has been averaging 190/185.after I started taking ACV, within three week my blood pressure has been 110/64 for the pass three months. this is without me taking all the meds the doctor had given me. I have two blood pressure kit that I use constanly, so I won't have any surprises.

I also had acid reflux , and it was so bad that I couldn't sleep no more than three or more hours at night , setting up.

Thank God for ACV. The meds that I was give, stop acid from being produce in my stomach, which kept the food from digesting which caused constipation. I took ACV. and slept like a log and have been taking it for the past few months. WHAT I TOOK MAY BE MAY NOT WORK FOR YOU BECAUSE EVERYBODY BODY IS DIFFERENT, YOU HAVE TO SEE WHAT WORKS FOR YOU, AND THEN YOU'LL HAVE THE GOOD RESULTS. IT TRULY IS THE BEST THING YET!

Replied by Patricia
(Cove, Arkansas)

My husband has had a stroke. The ER took all the tests but after 2 and a half hours, the doctor still had not come in to talk to him and he got upset and left. I gave him some ACV in a glass of water but I don't know how much I should give him to help with the stroke. His only problem is that he has trouble getting his words out. He seems to be a little better this morning. He is 72 years old. Can someone tell me how much ACV in a glass of water I should give him. I can only find the ACV that they sell at the grocery store which is the diluted kind. Is this ok or should I get the undistlled kind? Thank you


1 tablespoon, twice a day should be ok. ask others

Replied by Had
(White River Jct, Vermont)

You may want to look at cayenne pepper in warm water (not a whole lot either). It clears blockages and balances blood pressure. Look up ceyanne and heart or stroke on line, you'll find some really interesting and informative sites. And it works FAST for that stuff ( as well as blood loss, hemeraging etc... I was WOWed )

Replied by Mich
(Lusaka, Zambia)

Can apple cider vinegar be used for stroke cure?

Hi I had a stroke at the age of 18 & still have it. The only medication I was given at the hospital after having it is quarter of an aspirin tablet & started physiotherapy later. I still can't use my left hand & leg up to now, bt I can walk with difficulty. Can my condition be reversed especially that I've had it for 11 years now. Am now 29 years old. Thank you!

Replied by Mama To Many

Dear Mich,

It seems like you have little to lose and much to gain by trying Apple Cider Vinegar.

You say you can walk with difficulty. Do you get physical therapy now? It seems that the more you exercise your muscles the stronger they will be.

I am also wondering about using some thing like peppermint essential oil, massaged into muscles. Peppermint oil is stimulated and healing and so is massage. If you decide to try it, I would use a ratio of 1 teaspoon Peppermint Essential Oil in 1/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil massaged into affected muscles once or twice a day.

I would also look in to cayenne pepper taken internally. Even just sprinkling some on your food each day would be good.

I hope you will find something that will help you to improve. Let us know how it goes for you.

~Mama to Many~

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Patricia, forgive me, this is a late response to your question about your husband and ACV dosages. Dosage wise, whatever he can tolerate. At least once in AM and once before bedtime, 1T in 4 or more ounces of water, you don't want it too weak or strong/sour. And pay attention to how the person being administered the ACV feels! Other folks may have some other observances they may want to share here too!

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Posted by Fran (Rocky Face, GA) on 02/12/2007

Please tell those who are asking that I had read where, if ACV was taken up to 36 hours straight right after a stroke, that all systoms would be reversed. Also, you might like to know that when a person is getting a transplant they should be on kelp as this helps the body to receive and accept the body part. If not on kelp most likely the body will reject as a foreign part. God Bless You

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Posted by Bill (Dayton, OH) on 01/02/2007

I'm one of those people who believe that drug companies are not out to cure diseaes but to come up with drugs to ONLY control them so we're stuck buying them for a liifetime. After my doctor had me wear a blood pressure device for 24 hours I was told my blood pressure was high and he put me on (Micardis?). 2 months later on Superbowl Sunday, Feb. 5-06 I had a stroke. I wish I could give you numbers and readings but I don't have them. 14 years ago I was told I was a diabetic and needed to control it with diet which I never really did.

Anyway after the stroke my doctor had me go get my blood tested for almost everything sugarwise. He told me of bad numbers on most everything. Then a friend told me about Apple Cider Vinegar and although it's not the tastiest thing I started taking a drink of Heinz ACV every morning. That started about 6 months ago. On my last Dr. appointment going over another blood sugar test he wanted to know how much I was exercising because my blood pressure was good and so were all my sugar numbers plus I'm almost under 200 pounds for the first time in ??? I'm at 203 with a high of 232 and haven't changed a thing in my lifestyle. I haven't exercised on a regular basis since giving up softball at the age of 46 four years ago. ACV has made a believer of me. Now if I could just pour it on my head and regrow my hair.

Replied by Qwert
(Awesome, Ma, USA)

To Bill from Dayton. Im glad youre better now and hope many more healthy years to come. ACV is one of the best real "medicines" out there and i hope you never lose interest in making a healthier you by natural methods. And to your last should try it, you just never know. just dont forget to let us know if it works/

-It is said; all medicine is in nature.

Replied by Karen

I know you were joking, but DO NOT pour and leave vinegar on your head or hair!!!! It will destroy it and you will be bald. Have you not soaked a showerhead and wake to find all the hard scum removed? This will remove and dissolve your hair! My sister knows of someone who did this.


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Posted by Chris F. (Usa) on 05/09/2017

Also, using Arnica Montana 30c right away as long as the person is conscious and blood has stopped flowing if blood is present. Arnica Montana is one's first defense against swelling, bruising, bumps from accidents. It is important to still get to an emergency room fast! Directions are on the little cylinder container. Don't touch the pills with your hands as the oils in your fingers may cause the remedy not to work well. Arnica helps to heal faster. I gave to a friend who had a ladder accident. He said the doctor thought he healed way faster than expected and the friend noticed the difference of faster healing too. I keep it in my purse always.

Chinese Blood-Letting

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Posted by Steven777 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) on 09/29/2015

Hi Ted,

I truly hope you have a speedy recovery. I have been following your ailment solution and find them interesting. Lately I am trying out your suggestion on viral infection. Will let you know the outcome once I complete the regiment you suggested.

The main purposed I want to share with you is a Chinese traditional therapy which maybe helpful for your condition. The therapy is called blood-letting, which is even earlier than acupuncture.

Last year I came to know a lady in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia who practises this therapy. I noticed many of her patients comes from as far as Singapore to get treatment from her and many of them are stroke victims to regained back part of their mobility. I did not meet any of the recovered patients to confirmed its authenticity, but by the fact that her clinic is always full due to referral does speak volume.

About Sept2014, my sister suffered Bell Patsy. She was hospitalized after 48 hours, outside the window for good recovery. Only in Mid November 2014, I finally managed to get an appointment with this lady for my sister first treatment. After about 6 months and 6 treatment. She face returned to normal without western medication. In fact in the first two session, already there was noticeable improvement in her facial features. If it done earlier the improvement will be faster with lesser session. Attached below her result.

As I understand there are number of blood-letting therapist. Find a good one that do it right.

Replied by Shazmin

Stroke victims are banned from donating blood because of the danger such activities would place them under (UK).

This practice seems similar.

Chinese Needle Method

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Posted by Tan Koon Peng (Singapore) on 06/27/2008

From a Chinese Professor.

Keep a syringe or needle in your home to do this.

It's amazing and an unconventional way of recovering from stroke, read it through it can help somebody one day. This is amazing. Please keep this very handy. Excellent tips.

Do take a minute to read this. You'll never know, ones life may depend on you. My father was paralyzed and later died from the result of a stroke. I wish I knew about this first aid before.

When stroke strikes, the capillaries in the brain will gradually burst. (Irene Liu) When a stroke occurs, stay calm.

No matter where the victim is, do not move him/her. Because, if moved, the capillaries will burst.

Help the victim to sit up where he/she is to prevent him/her from falling over again and then the blood letting can begin.
If you have in your home an injection syringe that would be the best. Otherwise, a sewing needle or a straight pin will do.

1. Place the needle/pin over fire to sterilize it and then use it to prick the tip of all ......10 fingers.
2. There are no specific acupuncture points, just prick about an mm from the fingernail.
3. Prick till blood comes out.
4. If blood does not start to drip, then squeeze with your fingers.
5. When all 10 digits are bleeding, wait a few minutes then the victim will regain consciousness.
6. If the victim's mouth is crooked, then pull on his ears until they are red.
7. Then prick each earlobe twice until two drops of blood comes from each ear lobe.

After a few minutes the victim should regain consciousness.
Wait till the victim regains his normal state without any abnormal symptoms then take him to the hospital.

Otherwise, if he was taken in the ambulance in a hurry to the hospital, the bumpy trip will cause all the capillaries in his brain to burst.

If he could save his life, barely managing to walk, then it is by the grace of his ancestors.

"I learned about letting blood to save life from Chinese traditional doctor, Ha Bu Ting, who lives in Sun Juke. Furthermore, I had practical experience with it. Therefore, I can say this method is 100% effective. In 1979, I was teaching in Fung Gaap College in Tai Chung.

One afternoon, I was teaching a class when another teacher came running to my classroom and said in panting, 'Ms Liu, come quick, our supervisor has had a stroke!'. I immediately went to the 3rd floor.

When I saw our supervisor, Mr. Chen Fu Tien, his colour was off, his speech was slurred, his mouth was crooked - all the symptoms of a stroke.

I immediately asked one of the practicum students to go to the pharmacy outside the school to buy a syringe, which I used to prick Mr. Chen's 10 fingers tips.

When all 10 fingers were bleeding (each with a pea-sized drop of blood), after a few minutes, Mr. Chen's face regained its colour and his eyes' spirit returned, too.

But his mouth was still crooked. So I pulled on his ears to fill them with blood. When his ears became red, I pricked his right earlobe twice to let out two drops of blood. When both earlobes had two drops of blood each, a miracle happened. Within 3-5 minutes the shape of his mouth returned to normal and his speech became clear.

We let him rest for a while and have a cup of hot tea, then we helped him go down the stairs, drove him to Wei Wah Hospital.
He rested one night and was released the next day to return to school to teach. Everything worked normally. There were no ill after effects.
On the other hand, the usual stroke victim usually suffers Irreparable bursting of the brain capillaries on the way to the hospital.

As a result, these victims never recover." (Irene Liu) Therefore, stroke is the second cause of death. The lucky ones will stay alive but can remain paralyzed for life.

It is such a horrible thing to happen in ones life.

If we can all remember this blood letting method and start the life saving process immediately, in a short time, the victim will be revived and regain 100% normality.

Replied by Scott


I would really like to give you some background information on strokes. Briefly, there are two basic types. One is obstruction leading to lack of oxygen to brain nerve tissue like a blood clot blocking flow. The other is physical compression of nerve tissue from any source (tumor, trauma, expanding blood vessel, or leaking blood vessel). Actually each of these has varying manifestations and roughly can be very short lived (transient ischemic attack), of moderate duration (reversible ischemic neurologic disorder), or full blown stroke. Anyway, the bottom line is how long is the nerve tissue compromised? If short time, you will get total recovery. Moderate amount usually the same. But there if a critical period of time passes without cellular assistance, permanent damage occurs. Honestly, accurate diagnosis of the cause is so important to determining exactly what is the best way to save the brain. Minutes count. I can only guess the strokes described in this article were TIAs or RINDs. They do have the potential for quick reverse.....either spontaneously or assisted by this acupuncture technique. But if your loved one has the third type and you delay hospital transfer, you may be sealing their fate for permanent neurological damage. There is so much more to say, but I wanted to give you additional insight in case you are faced with this event in a loved one and don't know what to do...

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(Fresno, CA)


I'm not sure if this is legit. This source says it's false.

Replied by Trish
(Kansas City, MO)

I went to the link provided by Penny, regarding the warning on the Chinese Needle Method for stroke victims. The author was kind of poking fun at the pulling of the ears to fill them with blood. I know nothing about bloodletting, but I do know that everytime I've gone to see my chiropractor, who also happens to do accupuncture and energy healing as well, she always gives my ears a pretty rough 'massage' and pulls down on them pretty hard until they're quite red and hot. I think she said it stimulates the colon, especially good before a colonic, as well as other organs (similar to oil-pulling in relation to the tongue and reflexology in relation to the feet). The author of the article was stating that it sounds more like torture than anything. I will say that it's a little uncomfortable for a minute or so but it definitely helps me to feel more energetic and balanced and as I said before is great before getting a colonic. Sorry, this comment isn't really of any help to the Chinese Needle Method but thought I would comment on that 'warning' link. Maybe someone should try to track down the school where this incident is said to have happened and see if there is any documented proof, or at least someone who can veryify or deny the incident.

EC: Thanks, Trish.

Apparently this "needle method for strokes' email has been passed around the internet since 2003. Here it is on the Snopes website:

Replied by Shanti

This is very sensible and vitally important information from Scott. Thank you

Replied by Mamarita

For the blood letting cure - can this be done several years after a patient suffered a stroke? Will it still help in any way or is it too late? I wish I knew about this sooner - my Dad has had 2 strokes (hemorrhagic, 1 in 1997and 1 in 2006)...please advise.

Coconut Oil

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Posted by Lee (Greensboro, NC) on 01/21/2007

My health was declining and substantial weight gain ( untreated border Hypothyroid 1991) and cluminated in stroke early 2006 at age 54, week in hospital at time of stroke my BP was 260/160, cholesterol 330, and high homocysteine. I started coconut oil this fall, mostly to increase energy but hoping it would help my sluggish metabolism to aid weight loss which has been erratic. I have had SAD each winter and this winter no sign of it, my energy is up but no significant weight loss. I'm on 4 meds so can't be sure the oil lowered cholesterol but it dropped another 92 pts since April testing to 101 total. My research showed that i must keep my total under 150 in order to start reversing the blockage I have in subclavian artery. My Cardiologist is amazed that I'm not dizzy or fainting b/c of my blockage being severe he said. I'm trying to ward off a stent and angioplasty. I must reduce my weight by 40 lbs before Dr will allow weaning off Plavix, Zocor, Benicar HCT and FLTX. I was started on 40 mg Benicar HCT the DAY BEFORE I stroked my dr allow me to reduce dosage if my BP is below 100, I have a BP cuff at home. Using it daily I have been able to cut back the Benicar to 1/4 Tablet. I want off all these pills within another year. I do believe I have improved my health with diet changes, exercise and reducing stress but as I said, dr's want to SEE proof of my changes via WEIGHT loss

Coffee and Whiskey

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Posted by Louisa (Wichita Falls, Texas) on 07/10/2012

When mom had a stroke, I rush to her and gave her a cup of coffee with a shot of whiskey. I had read a few years before of this remedy for strokes. The coffee is a stimulate and the whiskey is a thinner. You've got 3 hours to get oxygen to the brain. Mom didn't lose any of natural self. She was 83 at the time.

Colloidal Copper, Zinc, Butcher's Broom

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Posted by Mary (Arcadia, California) on 10/21/2016 49 posts

My brain aneurysm was cured

First of all I would like to thank Bill Thompson with all my heart for his fabulous help. He helped me in such a bad time in my life. I was hopeless at the time I asked for help and Bill really gave me great instruction. I still can't believe it is gone. I took an ounce of Colloidal Copper and 15 mg of zinc. To stop toxicity. I also took Butchers Broom. I did this for 6 months. My doctor sent me have a brain scan done with dye in it.

A few hours later the Tech who gave me the brain scan called me at home. He said, "What was your reason for coming here?", I said "because I have a brain Aneurysm", He said, "Who told you that" I said, "When I was in the hospital in Dec 2015 the doctors gave me an MRI."

He said, "and you saw it?"

I said, "Yes I did."

He stood quite for a little while and then said, "I think you better talk to your doctor."

Instead I went and picked up my x-rays of the brain scan and the report that came with it. It said, "Everything looks normal no evidence of a brain Aneurysm! " I was in shock and happy after having a party to say goodbye to all my friends. Everyone I new was praying for me. The worst were doctors from all over wanted to open up my head again I really did not want this. I am so thankful to God and Bill for his help.

Many blessings Bill and Earthclinic for all your help.

With Love,

Mary Martinez

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Could you please give more specific instruccions on how to take the cooper and zinc and the butchers broom (is this in tincture form?), how often and how much?

Thank you very much.

Replied by Mary
(Arcadia, California)
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Hello dear C:

This is how I took it. I would take 1 ounce of Colloidal Copper (liquid form) with a little water waited then would take my butchers broom (940 MG)in a vitamin form (capsules) with zinc 15 mg. Waited 30 mins then I would eat my breakfast.

I only took the dosage once a day in the morning. I really hope this helps you.

Blessings, Mary

Replied by Teresa
(Chandler, Az)

AMEN!! So happy for you Mary, I pray you age well with blessings of health and happiness: )

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(Luzon, Philippines)

Hi Mary...

My sincerest thanks to you and I'm so happy that you no longer have the anuerysm problem. To tell the truth, most of what I recommended for you was all based on Ted's advice or teachings on this website. So please give some thought and thanks(and prayers) for him too.

I was quite amused by your description of the reaction of the doctors et al when they discovered that you no longer had your aneurysm problem. This never happens with an anuerysm -- it always gets worse or so the doctors say. Doctors are never wrong and this is the way that they are taught at Med school. Unfortunately, as I have found out over long years, doctors aren't really interested in cures anymore. They, as well as their teachers -- the drugs companies -- much prefer that you manage your symptoms with drugs for the rest of your life. This approach will never cure you of anything. But it does tend to fill the deep pockets of the drugs companies. It's such a pity that doctors have no sense of curiosity or even compassion anymore for their patients.

Well done!!

Bill :)

Copper or Nattokinase

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Posted by Ben (Bremerton, Washington ) on 03/04/2016

Stroke is a serious problem that really needs close attention from well trained doctors in addition to nutritional healing measures. A stroke can occur from blood clots or from a tiny rupture in a blood vessel called an aneurism. To treat it a doctor must first determine which type you have. It's a great idea to combine talents of conventional neurologists plus an experienced naturopath both on your team. Everybody needs to be on the same page.

Ok the aneurism route first. If a blood vessel ruptures chances are the person is way vitamin deficient of the c complex and very likely deficient in copper. A molecule called elastin is needed by the vascular system to maintain integrity of veins and arteries. When a copper deficency exists the body has trouble making elastin. The result is blood vessels that are kinda rigid and not flexible like they should be. This makes them tear easily and blow out during minor blood pressure spikes. See dr joel wallach about copper deficency / aneurism

The second kind of stroke is caused by a small blood clot entering the brain and getting stuck there. Nattokinase a systemic enzyme works quickly and very effective for this type stroke. Bear in mind nattokinase is a blood thinner which can increase bleeding. So be certain which type stroke you are dealing with!

Aside from the benefical clot busting effects of nattokinase, the next issue is to help get oxygen flow to the damaged area. Cayenne pepper can help with that. Another thing that works terrific for stroke recovery is dmso. Dr Stanley Jacobs at Oregon State University says dmso carries oxygen deep into parts of the brain, even those areas with poor blood circulation near the area of brain damage.

One of the biggest aids to stroke recovery is hyperbaric oxygen therapy. The brain needs high amounts of oxygen even under normal conditions. Did you know that the brain uses about 50 percent of the oxygen in your body? When an injury like stroke occurs poor oxygen perfusion slows healing time way down and high oxygen perfusion speeds it up. To heal in the fastest time possible, a stroke victim needs to spend as much time as possible in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber.

Thinking of you brother Ted.

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Thanks for the input Ben.

If I am not mistaken, Ted was assaulted by someone in league against his medical practice for public rather than corporate interest. The head injury eventually caused the stroke.

As in the case of any head injury, the best survivors are those with the highest antioxidant status. Antioxidant nutrients protects, & strengthens the body at the cellular level. That Ted survived the initial impact is a good sign of some degree of antioxidant protection. Can't remember her name at the moment, but a notable mid-age woman fell and banged her head on the ski slopes, got up a little dizzy and quickly developed a severe headache, left the slope and tried relaxing and simple measure to relieve the pain but within hrs taken to ER, diagnosed with a hemorrhage, eventually got the best of medical attention but alas it was too late and she passed. Few yrs back, a pre-adolescent girl was hit in the head by a hockey puck during a game, and was given standard medical attention, went back home for r&r and soon passed despite further medical attention. Again, these two cases seem to me the result of low antioxidant status.

In my time in the trenches, I have found Magnet Therapy the #1 go to for any injury, pain, or inflammation. Apply a magnet immediately fallowing injury and the results are really remarkable, or even days, weeks, months, or yrs fallowing. Bad positive energy stays at the site of injury or infection oftentimes for many yrs depending on the individual. As relates to oxygen, Magnets remove the positive energy, acidosis conditions typical in disease states. Once the bad energy, inflammation, and acidosis is removed, the much needed oxygen is delivered and does the necessary repairs. Same principle for the Hyperbaric treatment. I would recommend whole body hot mineral baths prior to each H treatment for maximum effect.

Brain nutrition like Acetyle L Carnitine, Phosphatidyleserine, NADH, Taurine, and herbs like Hydergine, Vinpocitine, Skullcap, and of course all antioxidants are recommended. Gingko Biloba is a powerful brain antioxidant and improves blood flow to that organ but can induce hemorrhage in high amounts and would only be advised in moderation in prevention of disease.

Recent research by noted biochemist & neurologist into the effects of powerful brain chemistry molecules like Psilocybine / Psilocine (derivatives of Tryptamine) found most notably in "Magic Mushrooms" are indicating stimulating neural "rewiring" and healing of damaged areas. Psilicin acts like an homoginzer of the separate brain regions by stimulating activation and otherwise lacky sites. Melatonin & 5HTP supplementation would thus be advised. If Ted could be directed to professionals in this area of research, I see tremendous potential from what little I am aware of what's current. Traditionally the belief is that psychoactive medicines like LSD, Mescaline, and Psilocybin "activate" regions of the brain that are inaccessible to the waking consciousness. In the same vein, Hypnotherapy could provide some benefits, but I don't see any potential at the molecular level compared to medication.

Replied by Harv S
(Alberta Canada)

Have a friend who had 5 strokes in one month.

The doctors told "your feet feet will never see the floor again"

Today he has no evidence of ever had a stroke.



Hi, I know this thread is old but I'll give it a try anyway. How did your friend recover from 5 strokes in 1 month. Interested in finding out what was used.


Find an acupuncturist specialising in stroke recovery. It is a sub specialty so to speak, they take an additional training. The window of opportunity after stroke is 3 months. Good luck.

Crawling Therapy

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Posted by Kathy (Usa) on 03/04/2016

For Ted,

One of the best things that helps a baby's brain to develop is crawling on the floor. The cross over action from left-right, right-left of the arms and legs, helps the brain develop.

This concept can also be used when an adult has a brain injury. Someone can help the patient by gently touching the left arm of the patient to the right arm of the patient, gently return the left arm to the left side and then assist the right arm of the patient to touch the patient's left arm. This can also be gently done to the legs in the same fashion. Later on, if possible, allow the patient to watch these exercises on himself by having someone hold a mirror.

When the patient is stronger, learning to crawl on a floor, with assistance of a health care professional, can be added to the patient's therapy. The patient must be supervised at all times during therapy to prevent injury.


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Posted by dimethyl_sulfoxidator (Virginia) on 04/06/2023

Drinking DMSO for mental clarity following COVID and strokes

I have had two fascinating experiences with drinking 1 tsp of DMSO daily following a case of what some might think is or call "long COVID". My experience was such that I became very ill this past year for nearly two months. It was essentially pneumonia, but had a lot of other symptoms associated therewith that made it feel much worse than a lung problem. Thought I was going to die with this, but I managed to naturally cure myself.

I found myself mentally clouded and having terrible trouble with recall (I was normally exceptionally fast and higher end on the IQ range) which has been a death sentence for my work. After a lot of desperate trials of various things I stumbled upon oral DMSO consumption for brain damage patients.

I really didn't have much else to lose at this point due to my recall necessity, so I gave it a shot. I'm about a month in of taking 1 tsp of DMSO a day with about a glass of distilled water and I have been amazed at the results.

I believe I'm at about 90% of where I was before and perhaps, in some ways, better than prior to falling ill. I think my middle aged mind is closer to performance of about 15 years ago at this point. I'm not perfect in recall as I was, but I'm at about 90% as I said. The ways in which I'm better is that I'm feeling more alertness than I did before.

The next thing to report is that a loved one who has experienced brain damage from a series of strokes seems to be improving finally after being also desperate and trying many "medical" options. So far we've seen an improvement of about 10% of where they were and it seems as though this could go farther.

I am considering using 2 teaspoons per day as some have suggested - maybe spaced out prior to bed and in the morning - but I am still wanting to be on this protocol for a few months before taking it further.

Oral DMSO is nothing short of miraculous.

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DMSO - one tablespoon in 30cc water every 15 minutes for 2 hours, then one every hour for 2 days. Will fix circulation extremely fast.


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Posted by Enzo (Miami) on 06/07/2020 5 posts


I have some great news to share for anyone who has suffered a stroke or knows someone who's suffered a stroke. A drug called ETANERCEPT. Dr Tobernic (not sure of the spelling) at the Institute Of Neurological Recovery, Boca Raton, Florida. Tel; 561-353-9707 Has discovered that Etanercept when injected at the back of the neck can reverse ailments caused by stroke. The drug blocks build up in the brain (TMF). Once the drug is injected, it takes a few minutes to work and an improvement in congnition, motor function and pain rapidly returns to normal. This drug is originally intended for the treatment of chronic arthritis. The treatment without health insurance is around $6,000 plus. (I made the call) Also, this treatment has great effects on Alzheimer's patients.

Here is the link with video of the process and results.

I hope this will help many people who have suffered a stroke. They do say that 1 in 5 patients do not respond to treatment.

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