Low Back Ache

Pain is the message that tissue is injured, toxic, and lacking in oxygen. If the uterus, or the scar tissue that has built up after a hysterectomy, lies on top of or compromises veins, deoxygenated blood is prevented from flowing away from the pelvis, which causes toxic and acidic fluids to accumulate, causing pain and inflammation in surrounding structures.  If the uterus or scar tissue compromises the major arteries that supply the sacrum and coccyx, pain results from reduced oxygen transport to the tissues.

            Remedy: Deep tissue work is needed to align the spine and reduce spasms in the quadratus lumborum. Diet: avoid caffeine, alcohol (one ok, more adds to toxicity), excess amounts of red meat (more than once weekly); drink at least 8 glasses of water daily and eat mostly fruits, vegetables and nourishing soups. 

Poultices: basil or purslane blended with olive oil and placed in a gauze square over painful area and cover with towel while resting comfortably for 30 minutes.  Hot tea of either chamomile or linden flowers 3x daily and bathe in flowers, leaves and seed pods of burdock to relieve ache: prepare by putting a large double handful in a large pot of boiling water for 20 minutes, allow to steep covered for 20 minutes, then strain and pour tea into comfortably hot bathtub and soak for 20 minutes. After getting out, rub over low and upper back vigorously with a dry towel and cover the body with a warm robe and go directly to bed.  DO NOT ALLOW THE BODY TO BE EXPOSED TO COLD AIR OR DRAFTS AFTER HOT HERBAL BATH.

            Exercise: Pull both knees to chest and hold for ten seconds while breathing deeply in and out, repeating several times twice daily especially upon arising and at bedtime.  Do uterine self-massage twice daily for 5 minutes each time.  Lie on floor with feet and legs elevated onto a chair for temporary relief.

            When pain is acute, apply hot and cold towels. Fill one with hot water and the other with cold water and place a face towel in each. Wring out the towel in hot water first and place it over the painful area, covering with another dry towel to hold in the heat. After 1 minute, slip the hot towel out from under the dry towel so as not to expose the back to cold air during the treatment. Slip the cold towel under the dry towel and leave for 10 seconds to replace again with hot towel for 1 minute. Continue reversing hot and cold applications for twenty minutes, ending with a vigorous rub with another dry towel until the area is bright red with fresh blood supply.  Cover with a warm robe and walk around the room several times to stimulate circulation.  You can do this in the shower as well by applying hot and cold water alternating one minute hot and 10 seconds cold, always ending with cold water and a final dry towel rub.

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