MUSCULAR AND SKELETAL SYSTEMS
THE MUSCULAR AND SKELETAL SYSTEMS AND THE TREATMENT THAT CAN HELP AILMENTS
The Muscular System
The muscular system consists of all the body’s muscles and the ligaments that are attached to the bones. While the heart and muscles of the digestive and circulatory systems are also muscle tissues, they usually cannot be voluntarily controlled so we are not concerned with them here.
The Skeletal System
The skeletal system comprises all your body’s bones and joints.
Because these two systems are intimately connected, I will discuss them together.
Ailments affecting the muscular and skeletal systems and the treatment that can help;
(Please note that I make no medical claims)
Herbs can help many common ailments associated with joints and muscles in terms of pain and inflammation easing. However, some herbal remedies may not be compatible with conventional medicine. A medical herbalist can advise you on the herbs that can work along with the conventional medication
Herbal Therapy may help
Herbalists can offset any side effects of orthodox medication for the treatment of ailments.
A medical herbalist can advise you on appropriate herbal and nutritional information needed to reduce inflammatory tendencies and assist the rate of healing. A simple assessment based on your age, diet and lifestyle can be carried out.
Complementary therapies - FREQUENCY RELAXATION THERAPY may help
There are many complementary therapies that deal with joint, muscle and back problems. Herbal medicine has a proven track record of working well with such therapies.
One such therapy, new to Ireland, is Frequency Relaxation Therapy.
Anti-inflammatory remedies along with herbal remedies can help.
Bruising is caused by some bleeding under the skin following an injury. Herbs can aid recovery.
Obviously this requires the attention of a medical professional but some herbal creams can speed up healing.
The cause of gout is the build up of uric acid crystals in the joint which leads to sudden inflammation. If gout is recurrent, a medical herbalist can help.
This has many causes and a medical professional can give a proper diagnosis. Anti-inflammatory herbs may help.
May be due to magnesium deficiency so a magnesium supplement may help.
Muscles can hurt after intensive exercise or can be due to colds and flu. An underlying condition such as Fibromyalgia may also be the cause.
Frequency Relaxation Therapy can help here.
As with bruising, herbs are worth using to aid recovery.