Treatment of cervical degenerative disc disease with propolis
The treatment of various diseases of the spine honey and other bee products, wax, propolis, pollen is widely used in our land in the days of Kievan Rus. Over the past century, it not only lost its relevance, but still remains one of the most famous traditional treatment methods of various diseases of the joints. This treatment effectively helps with arthritis, arthrosis, osteochondrosis of the lumbar and especially the cervical spine, rheumatism, sciatica and many other diseases of the joints. Apart from honey, most often for treatment of joints, especially osteoarthritis, using propolis.
What is propolis
Propolis, or bee glue, as it is sometimes called – is plastilinovye adhesive substance of a dark color. Its exact composition has not been elucidated so far. It is supposed to be formed by bees from the juices of various plants, mixed with enzymes secreted by the bee after collecting pollen. Bees use propolis as a sealant to eliminate cracks, and maintaining a sterile microclimate inside the hive.
The uniqueness of propolis is that it is one of the strongest natural antibiotics. Numerous scientific studies have shown that it can effectively destroy various bacteria, without causing addiction to its effects unlike the vast majority of currently used synthetic antibiotics. Like honey, propolis also has excellent anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties in 52 times surpassing in this indicator is known to all the novocaine.
The composition of propolis is rich in flavonoids – biologically active elements that have a powerful anti-inflammatory properties and can slow down the activity of enzymes (proteins that accelerate the metabolism in the body tissues). For a healthy body enzymes of great benefit, but in the diseased joints of their activity accelerates the disintegration of cartilaginous and intercellular tissues, therefore slowing down their activities gives you the opportunity to stop the disease and to start the regenerative processes in the affected joints.
The unique ability of propolis and the cause of its beneficial effects on the joints arthritis, arthrosis and other diseases. Particularly effective treatment on the basis of his degenerative disc disease of the cervical and lumbar spine.
What is the danger of osteoarthritis
Osteochondrosis – a disease that affects the cartilage and in late stages of development and bone tissue of the spine. Its causes are many, but the vast majority is sedentary, sedentary lifestyle and age-related changes in the body. Also trigger the development of osteoarthritis can:
- regular physical overload;
- hypothermia of the spine;
- sharp turns of the head or trunk.
There are three localization of osteochondrosis, depending on the section of the ridge: breast, cervical and lumbar. If thoracic degenerative disc disease a person is experiencing a constant aching pain in the chest, aggravated by deep inspiration, coughing and sneezing and from time to time accompanied by painful backache. For degenerative disc disease of the cervical characteristic pain in the neck, not allowing you to freely rotate the head and also be felt in the neck or shoulders. When lumbar osteochondrosis sharp, intense, shooting pain, aggravated by the slightest attempt to turn the torso, it is felt in the lumbar region, often capturing the buttocks, and sometimes can be felt even in the legs.
This files most often diagnosed osteochondrosis of the cervical, although not to say that lumbar or thoracic degenerative disc disease are rare. Therefore, the treatment of various types of degenerative disc disease is mainly based on the same methods and principles, although it may have some differences in their use. For example, if the lumbar or thoracic degenerative disc disease for treatment using compresses, the treatment of cervical often takes place with the use of rubbing and massages.
Low back pain – a very insidious disease because at the initial stage, when the treatment brings the maximum effect, the joint damage progresses slowly, the pain is almost not felt, and people rarely go to the doctor. In the later stages, when symptoms become pronounced, the treatment of degenerative disc disease is already ineffective.
The use of propolis against osteoarthritis
The peculiarities of the disease need to consider when choosing a method of treatment and picking up her medications. So before you start treatment or to make changes to it, be sure to consult with your doctor. And this rule needs to be kept strictly even if the treatment uses only natural, not having any contraindications to the use of drugs.
For example, it is assumed that propolis has virtually no side effects on the human body. But, first, the composition of propolis, like honey, never the same, because they contain substances produced by bees from various plants, and secondly, during prolonged storage it is capable to change considerably. If a person has previously had an allergic reaction to bee stings, propolis treatment should be done very carefully, because it is possible idiosyncrasy and the manifestation of allergic reactions to its use. To begin the treatment with small doses of the drug and develop an allergic reaction (blisters, rash, etc.) treatment needs to stop and inform the doctor.
Propolis can be treated with any kind of low back pain – as the cervical, and thoracic or lumbar. It is especially convenient in the treatment of cervical degenerative disc disease. Here is the easiest, but not the only prescription use of propolis in the treatment of cervical degenerative disc disease.
Enough to cut with a knife or razor blade propolis, and apply it to the spot on the neck where the most pain. Plate fix with adhesive plaster, and its dimensions must be more records of propolis. Enough to wear the mini-poultice for 2-3 days, and caused by osteoarthritis, the pain will decrease or even retreat.
The recipes of the products based on propolis
Drugs based on propolis for the treatment of cervical degenerative disc disease are of two types: external (various ointments) and oral (alcohol and water tinctures).
|Aqueous solution.||During exacerbation of the disease, doctors recommend taking 10-20% aqueous solution of propolis, as its extracts containing alcohol can cause irritation.||He has to take it 3 times a day 0.25 Cup for 1-1.5 months.|
|Alcohol solution for indoor and outdoor use.||During remission it is better to use not with water, but more effective in effects on the body alcoholic extract. For the preparation of propolis dissolved in alcohol. Its concentration in the extract can vary from 10 to 30 %. Adjusting the concentration must be tailor-made depending on personal tolerability of propolis and the degree of joint damage spine disease, starting treatment with minimal.||To take the drug you need to regularly for 1.5 months 3 times daily 15-20 drops before meals. You can use this and extract for external use, for rubbing the patient area.|
|Ointment.||For the preparation of propolis ointment, finely ground, mixed with any vegetable oil at a ratio of 1:9, put in a water bath and dissolve, stirring regularly so the mixture.||The cooled mixture should be during month 2 times a day to lubricate the affected with osteochondrosis of the spine area.|
|Lotion.||Part of another recipe ointment composed of equal parts 30% alcohol tincture of propolis, honey and sunflower oil. All this is mixed until a homogeneous mass.||The mixture is impregnated with a bandage and apply to the sore spot.|
Due to the unique therapeutic properties in the treatment of joints propolis in its effectiveness is not inferior to popular brand medicines. Even more: unlike the vast majority of these funds, propolis not only stops the pain and reduces inflammation in affected joints, but also eliminates the cause of pain, starting in the joints of patients the mechanism of regeneration of damaged cartilage. In addition, the preparations based on propolis are easy to cook personally, so their cost is much less than the factory drugs.
Useful properties determine the relevance of propolis in the treatment of such serious diseases of joints and backbone, as arthritis, arthrosis, gout, osteochondrosis and many others.