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16. Elbow pain
Our elbows allow us to push and pull objects and turn our forearms in different directions. The elbow is indispensable in everyday use, enabling us to pick up the phone, use a fork or spoon, open or close doors and throw a ball. With such heavy use, it
17. Home stretching exercises
Tennis elbow results when the forearm muscles get too tight and cause increased tension on the bony attachments of tendons. Simple stretches to loosen up your forearms can help when the problem is in its early phase.
18. Receive deep tissue work or massage to improve blood flow
You probably developed this pain from overworking, so treat yourself to a high quality massage! This may break up scar tissue to facilitate healing when the issue is new within the first six weeks. A physical therapist may also perform this technique.
19. Put a brace on it
A counter force brace can offload the overworked tendon by redistributing the pressure and can provide immediate relief.
20. Topical creams
Prescriptionbased antiinflammatories have been shown to be effective since 1998. Alternatively, a pharmacist can create a custom cocktail including lidocaine an anesthetic or gabapentin for nerve like pain. Topicals may reduce the side effects typically seen with oral medications.
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Herbal Medicine - Turmeric
Known as: Turmeric (E), Haldi (H) Turmeric is a perennial grown throughout the tropical parts of Asia. It favours a warm and humid climate. Haridra- literally means 'yellow' and its strong yellow colour signifies its use as a liver herb that is good at drying damp and moving stagnation in the blood.Benefits
Digestion For all intestinal infections and mucus conditions. Turmeric helps to promote 'sweet' intestines by reducing pathogenic bacteria and destroying ama. It has recently been proven to have an affinity for the large intestine and to play a preventative role in bowel cancer. Other clinical trials have proven its efficacy at treating dyspepsia and stomach ulcers. Its bitter and pungent flavours act on the agni of rasa dhatu and enhance its ability to nourish the plasma and blood. Traditionally used in diabetes to clear ama, kapha and excess fat tissue (Paranjpe 2001, Bone 2003). Liver A stimulant effect to the liver and ranjaka pitta increases the flow of blood through the hepatic system and increases bile output. This helps to dissolve and prevent gallstones. It is traditionally considered a blood 'purifier' and is often used for beautifying the skin and clearing systemic toxaemia; eczema, urticaria, psoriasis and acne. As with many liver herbs it is also good for the eyes; a wash is used in conjunctivitis and styes . Gynaecology Turmeric is used to clear kapha accumulations from the lower abdomen, uterus and apanaksetra. Fibroids, cysts, endometriosis, dysmenorrhoea, amenorrhoea and leucorrhoea are all treated by reducing congestion. As a specific herb for rasa dhatu it also works on its secondary tissue stanyasrotas and is used to purify breast milk as well as to promote the flow of the menses. A poultice can be very effective in mastitis (Atreya 1998). Inflammation Curcumin reduces inflammation caused by arachidonic acid (cf usage for dysmenorrhoea). It is used in dermatitis, eczema, urticaria, psoriasis, colitis, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis. Hence it is used in pitta–kapha conditions at low doses and mixed with other bitter herbs. It is also a renowned antibacterial. Joints It treats inflammation of the joints, alleviates pain and strengthens the joints and tendons. Useful for treating gout, arthritis, broken bones and wounds. Heart Turmeric nourishes the heart by virtue of its raktavardhaka and blood building quality. By increasing blood flow and reducing total cholesterol turmeric helps the functions of the heart. It has an antiplatelet activity and scrapes accumulations from the channels (lekhaniya) which helps to prevent coagulation and reduce kapha in the blood . Infections Turmeric is an excellent antibiotic useful in fevers, sore throat and septicaemia. External Excellent for reducing pain as a topical application in bruises, infections, sprains and pain. Use it carefully as it stains the skin and anything it comes into contact with.