Frozen shoulder is a painful disorder relating to the flexible tissues around the shoulder capsule (the connective tissue surrounding the glenohumeral joint of the shoulder). The condition is believed to have three stages: the “freezing”, the “frozen” and the “thawing”. Which in simpler terms is the worsening of pain and gradual loss of movement, followed by a slight ease in pain but on-going stiffness, finally the shoulder slowly returns towards normal. Each phase can be expected to last over four months.
Symptoms of frozen shoulder include inflammation and stiffness of the shoulder which in turn severely restricts motion and causes chronic pain. Generally the pain is constant however it can worsen when the weather is colder and at night causing sleep deprivation. This makes even small tasks, such as raising the arm, difficult if not impossible and can lead to depression and problems in the neck and back. Cramping and enormous pain can be triggered by certain movements or bumps.
The condition can last from five months to beyond three years and in some cases can be caused by injury or strain to the shoulder area. The condition can also occur spontaneously (idiopathic frozen shoulder) and may in some circumstances be linked to rheumatism or shoulder, breast and lung surgery. Additionally the condition arises when there is a lack of synovial fluid between the upper arm bone and the shoulder blade socket.
Note: Sufferers can become frustrated due to slow recovery. Frozen shoulder is more common in women than men and rarely appears in people under 40 years old. It is more common in diabetics or people who have suffered from heart disease, lung disease, Parkinson’s disease, a stroke or an overactive thyroid gland.
Avoid eating toxins and focus on foods that heal (garlic, onions, tomatoes, digestive enzymes, sea salt) and vegetable juices. You could also try cayenne pepper to get your body sweating; a great way of getting unwanted toxins out of the body.
It is important to not add further toxicity to your system so try to adhere to the following:
- Do not consume any artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, NutraSweet or Aspartame
- Do not consume high fructose corn syrup or mono-sodium glutamate.
- Do not drink any carbonated beverages.
- Avoid all fast food restaurants.
- Avoid all canned food.
- Eliminate conventional dairy products. The best dairy products are raw, unpasteurised and homogenised dairy from grass fed cows. If this is unavailable, then buy organic dairy.
- Avoid conventional beef. The best beef is organic grass fed beef.
www.grasslandbeef.com/StoreFront.bok?affld=104400 The second best is organic meat; this includes beef, veal, lamb, chicken and turkey.
- Take Vitamin D3 50,000-100,000 International Units a day for periods of 4 weeks at a time.
- Wholefood supplements are the best way of ensuring your nutritional needs are met. The best we know on the market is Kevin Trudeau’s “KT Daily” product. You can find more details here kevintrudeaudailylifesessentials.com
- Take an Omega 3 supplement:
Prescription and non-prescription medication:
What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking? Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this illness or disease – you need to get off these medications but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.
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- Go to a Dr Morter BEST (Bio-Energetic Synchronisation Technique) Practitioner.
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- Consider using Mary Millers Iching System Products – ichingsystemsinstruments.com
- Reiki healing is very powerful in releasing stress and emotional baggage. Find a practitioner here.
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) has had remarkable results in dissolving stress. Find a local practitioner here (link) or go to www.thetappingsolution.com orwww.tftrx.com
- Try Hypnotherapy to relax the mind. Find a practitioner here.
Acupuncture and frozen shoulder: www.acupuncture-services.com/health-az/frozen-shoulder/
Traditional Chinese Medicine – Ancient Healing http://www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/traditional_chinese_ancient_healing.php
The best way to cleansing and purification of the body http://www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/54_the_best_way_to_cleansing_and_purification_of_the_body_110512.php
Mother Nature’s Natural Germ Fighters naturalhealthdossier.com/2012/03/mother-natures-natural-germ-fighters/
Heal Your Body and Raise Your Consciousness – Qigong(from August 2012 newsletter)
Health Care that Won’t Cost You a Single Penny – EFT (June 2012 newsletter)
Become Master of Your Mind – taking charge of your reaction to stress (Oct 2012 newsletter)
Jump for Joy – Rebounding is a great stress busting workout (Oct 2012 newsletter)
Hypnotherapy for stress management – why it is so effective www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/hypnotherapy_for_stress.php
Yoga for frozen shoulder: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TLVaOI3jLo
Shoulder pain exercise through yoga: www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMORGQeccgg
Trigger point dry needling: www.naturalnews.com/037027_dry_needling_trigger_points_pain_therapy.html
Bowen Therapy for frozen shoulder: www.naturalnews.com/026066_pain_therapy_treatment.html
The Frozen Shoulder Workbook: Trigger Point Therapy for Overcoming Pain and Regaining Range of Motion by Clair Davies NCTMB and David G. Simons MD; Healthy Shoulder Handbook: 100 Exercises for Treating and Preventing Frozen Shoulder, Rotator Cuff and other Common Injuries by Karl Knopf ; Frozen Shoulder? Your Guide to Thawing Out Your Frozen Shoulder by Rick Kaselj; The Secret to Conquering Frozen Shoulder Syndrome by Mariana Vazquez; The Magnesium Miracle by Carolyn Dean.
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Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art by Kathi Keville and Mindi Green
Detox and revitalize by Susana L. Belen
Colloidal Silver: The Natural Antibiotic Alternative by Zane Baranowski
The Secret Language of Your Body by Inna Segal
The Healing Herbs: The Ultimate Guide to the Curative Power of Nature’s Medicines by Michael Castleman and Prevention Magazine
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