Natural Remedies For Muscle Aches - Part One

by L. L. Smith

Add ginger tea to your bathfull of warm water. Make strong ginger tea with 2 teaspoons of ginger powder or fresh, grated ginger root in 2 cups of water. Allow to simmer until the water is yellowish in color.

Relax in the tub for 20 - 30 minutes. Not only does it relieve muscle stiffness and soreness, but it is wonderful for the circulation.

Who hasn't experienced a charley horse once or twice? Try soaking in a tub of Epsom salts. Pour 3 cups in a warm bath, soak in the water for 20 to 30 minutes.

This remedy is said to be particularly effective for a Charley horse. Scrub 3 lemons, 2 oranges and one grapefruit.

Cut up all the fruit and put them in a blender, peel and all.

Add 1 teaspoon of cream of tartar and blend. You can store the mixture in the refrigerator.

To relieve Charley horse stiffness, take 2 tablespoons of the mixture with 2 tablespoons of water, twice a day. First thing in the morning and right before bedtime is best.

People tend to tense up in the neck area, especially if they are under pressure. When you create tension in your neck, you impair the flow of energy throughout your system, since your neck connects your brain and nervous system to the rest of your body.

Try doing neck rolls. With your chin on your chest, start slowly rotating your head so your right ear reaches for your right shoulder, then head back, left ear to left shoulder, and back.

Repeat this, slowly, six times in one direction and six times in the opposite direction, morning and evening.

Don't be surprised to hear lots of crackling, crunching and gravelly noises coming from your neck. As tension releases, noise will quiet.

If you have been reading many of my articles, you have seen that garlic has been good for just about any ailment.

We will include it here too - if you hear and feel like there's gravel in your neck, eat three or four cloves of raw garlic every day. You may have to work up to that amount.

Several Native American tribes' medicine men and healers prescribe daily neck rubs with fresh lemon juice, as well as drinking the juice of 1/2 lemon twice a day.

Reflexology comes into play here, as the base of the big toe affects the neck. Get your hands warm by rubbing together vigorously until you feel heat. Massage your big toes with circular motions.

Also, you might want to massage the base of your thumbs. Do one or the other at least two times a day, every day.

Anyone who has been in a car accident and suffered whiplash knows how it affects the neck. What your neck needs is a realignment of the neck vertebrae.

Visit a naturopath, chiropractor of osteopath. During this time, wear a silk scarf, since it has been known to help blood circulation and relieve muscle pain.

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