I have personal experience with a complex hip injury. My injury involved a hairline fracture and partial tears to ligaments. Consequently there are some adhesions. If you have an injury there are circulatory blockages and other complications. My situation has many of these symptoms, as do many injuries that go undetected or ignored. What I would like to do is share some ideas of how to assist in the healing of injury to bone, muscle, ligament, tendon and tissue. Hip and pelvic injury is a subject that I will have several posts about.
My background as a dancer, athlete and bodyworker greatly contributes to the information I have to share. My own healing and the healing process of others has given me great insight.
WHERE TO START [Links at end of post]
One major idea is to improve digestive health so that food, supplements are assimilated properly and toxins can be absorbed and released. Here are few thoughts:
There are many digestive enzyme products and probiotics on the market. Some are good and some are useless. To simplify things I can personally recommend the quality of the products created by Dr. Fred Bisci. They can be purchased on his website. There are others that are good, but all his stuff is top notch. One stop shopping.
Quality of food is another issue that I will handle in later posts. If you are looking to heal an injury naturally, you have some understanding of diet. Whatever you eat chew it really well. Start with at least 5-10 chews per mouthful. It should be a gruel like consistency when it leaves your mouth. No, I am not kidding. I once told someone to do this and they told me that I must be a bore to eat with. Maybe.
Proper food combining is important to understand. I have heard some people question the necessity to follow this way of eating. If you burp, fart, have some bowel irregularities and other health issues your digestive health is poor. Understand the basis of food combining and give it a try. All health issues are ultimately linked to digestive problems. Sinus problems and allergies is a very common one. I have to say that people who question food combining have very strong inherent digestive health. Others began healing their digestion at an early age. They explored cleansing, juicing and dietary regimens that exclude refined foods.
Making your last meal of the day 3-5 hours before going to sleep. Sleep is primarily for the recovery and repair of our bodies. One can not rest and heal if they are digesting food eaten right before sleep. It is hard to hear this, but the size of our stomachs can be determined by putting our hands cupped together with the palms facing up. Yes, that is what our stomachs can comfortably digest and utilize. This is especially true if your digestion is weak. Good -bye super sizing!
Educate yourself on the seasonal changes and the need to cleanse at these times. Different organs are more active at different times of the year and compliment seasonal changes. Book recommendation ahead.
What does any of this have to do with bones, tendons, ligaments, fascia, muscle, blood, etcetera? Well, believe it or not, the food that we eat creates the quality of our blood. Our blood is a delivery system for all our nutrients. Improving what we eat, our digestion and our circulation are the foundations for healing.
Dr. Fred Bisci click here.
Proper Food Combining click here
Seasonal changes and health click here for Dr. Elson Haas has some books that explain how the body detoxes along with the seasonal change. His books have ideas and programs as to how to detox.
Are you considering taking pharmaceutical products that claim to strengthen bones? Many have to be taken when sitting up because they can burn a hole in your esophagus when reclining. Need I say more?
There is no perfect way to do anything. All I can do is share my experiences. I have a bunch.
As a postscript 9/2013: Since writing this post I have found The Unique Healing Program Donna Pessin. Take a look. Do some research. It is a comprehensive program that is straight forward. It is not an magic bullet. No quick fix. It does work!