WHY WE LOSE NERVES — THUS MUSCLES — IN OUR LEGS AS WE AGE

  • kneepainAs young adults, we have 60-70,000 nerves controlling leg movement from the lumbar spine.
  • By our 70’s, we’ve lost around 30-60% of those nerves
  • Muscles need to receive a proper signal from the nervous system to tell them to contract, allowing us to move around
  • Nerve loss is primary cause of muscle wasting as we age

 

EXERCISE IS CRITICAL!

Can you regenerate nerves and muscles in your legs? YESMOVE & EXERCISE!

Healthy muscles have surviving nerves that can send new branches to rescue muscles and stop them wasting away. Movement also oxygenates cells, flexes the protective and flexible fascia, and moves cellular debris out into nearby lymph nodes for expulsion.

SPRING INTO SHAPE!

Have you noticed that during winter, when you are likely not as active as during summer, your leg muscles shrink? In part it is because you have not been exercising your thousands of nerves in those legs. Now, as you get out and about during better weather, pay attention to your legs — how they start firming up gradually. They are twitching for activity!

5MagSprays.2USE A TOPICAL MAGNESIUM SPRAY!

Nerve health is critical to overall muscular-skeletal fitness. This is where the mineral Magnesium is vital. It is a Master Mineral that controls thousands of enzyme reactions in the body, including other minerals (especially calcium). It also is responsible for cellular energy,AND proper nerve functioning (especially for pain relief, muscle relaxing, etc.).

As a topical spray, Magnesium Chloride is absorbed by the body fully 100% within 20 minutes of application to a location or lymph node area. It would be invaluable, therefore, to administer the topical Magnesium to the legs, ankles, feet before exercising, and/or afterwards. This especially helps with leg cramps.

Visit our Magnesium section on our website for more information: http://www.solomonsseal.net/Magnesium.html

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“Proving”: Overusing an Herbal Remedy or Medication

Sometimes a person may find that, after prolonged use of a medicine or herbal remedy, they experience perhaps some of the very symptoms they are trying to resolve. The case may be that the remedy resolves the issue — let’s say joint stiffness and aching — but upon sustained use the symptoms may appear to return. Why does this happen, and what are the consequences?

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Herbal Medicine

Very few health practitioners understand the actual implications of taking an oral medication or remedy. The body responds with a mighty jolt to a “foreign invader,” sending a cascade of nerve impulses throughout the body’s systems. The body must begin a process of metabolic extraction and assimilation of elemental phytonutrients in the plant, and a process of elimination of toxins and cellular waste as the remedy works with symptoms and causes. But there is a hitch. Continue reading

Ligament Laxity is Normal for Women. Here’s Why.

It is natural for women to have increased ligamentous laxity and flexibility compared to men. This excessive laxity is the reason there is an increased incidence of patellar subluxations (knee joint issues), ligament sprains, and joint discomfort (especially hips, pelvis and lower back) seen in females, and especially female athletes. Why is this, and what are the implications for musculoskeletal health?Conceptual human pain anatomy

In short, women experience the double whammy of Estrogen and the hormone, Relaxin, the latter of which negatively effects important Collagen integrity at connective tissue and nerve-rich bone surface areas (periosteum). So, what does this mean? Continue reading

Cortesia Quick Relief Liniment (with Solomon’s Seal): Its Use and Effectiveness

An herbal liniment is a medicinal liquid formulated with herbs in a base of rubbing alcohol, Witch Hazel, or oil. It is firmly rubbed into the skin to provide temporary, fast-acting pain relief for sore and inflamed joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It may also alleviate some of the discomfort of arthritis, bursitis, circulation problems, old injuries, rheumatism, sprains, strains, bumps, and bruises.

Liniments are extremely practical, having been used for thousands of years, often giving necessary short-term relief from pain, discomfort and stiffness within minutes. For those with joint health issues (stiffness, inflammation, pain), an effective liniment is invaluable. Athletes and outdoor recreation enthusiasts, from runners to gardeners, often use a liniment before and after exercise to keep muscles and joints loose and flexible. It goes without saying: Every medicine chest should have a bottle of liniment.

We have taken great care in formulating our Cortesia Quick Relief Liniment. The selected organic herbs are known for their individual and synergistic therapeutic value. They are steeped in a Witch Hazel and Isopropyl Alcohol base for many weeks for optimal distillation of each herb’s chemical constituents. We hand-bottle each liniment on demand from the steeping menstrum base to ensure highest and freshest therapeutic qualities.

Although liniments are not designed to provide long-term relief from chronic pain or discomfort, they work especially well when combined with herbal salves and/or tinctures, which are more lasting over time in their healing effects. We discuss this healing strategy thoroughly below. Continue reading

Using an Herbal Liniment: Key Part of a 3-Step Healing Strategy

An herbal liniment (such as our Cortesia Quick Relief Liniment) is a medicinal liquid of herbs in a base or “carrier” of rubbing alcohol, Witch Hazel, or oil that is firmly rubbed into the skin to provide temporary, fast-acting pain relief and increased blood circulation. A liniment can be used alone, however, its effectiveness is increased when part of a 3-Step Healing Strategy using an accompanying topical salve and tincture. A good therapeutic liniment is effective for the following types of conditions:

  • Sore and inflamed joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments
  • Alleviation of the discomfort of arthritis, bursitis, and rheumatism
  • Circulation problems (increases blood circulation in affected area)
  • Sprains, strains, and bruises
  • Injuries or discomforts from sports, gardening, work, or recreational activities associated with the above symptoms
  • Other conditions that may benefit from short-term relief

Liniments are one of the oldest known natural medicinal interventions, fully using the therapeutic qualities of certain plants. They have been used for thousands of years, applied externally on humans and animals alike. Horse trainers use liniments extensively to relieve leg strains and injuries unique to horses. Athletes and sports enthusiasts often find quick relief by using a liniment. (For example, rub in a liniment briskly before and after your morning or afternoon run or strenuous workout). Similarly, people suffering from arthritis or bursitis greatly benefit from the short-term relief that a liniment provides.

Although liniments are not designed to provide long-term relief from chronic pain or discomfort, they work especially well when combined with herbal salves and/or tinctures, which are more lasting over time in their healing effects. We discuss this healing strategy thoroughly below. Massage will also enhance the effects of a liniment. Continue reading

Welcome to Cortesia Solomon’s Seal

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The purpose of this blog is to help you understand the potential healing benefits of the plant, Solomon’s Seal. It supports the vast information on our website www.solomonsseal.net.

The featured articles, complete with illustrations and practical strategies, explore the numerous health conditions and injuries Solomon’s Seal may help. But we don’t stop there. You will also find articles about nutrition, diet, exercise and more, including topics that tap the spirit and mind.

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The blessings of health to you, always.

Solomon’s Seal: Increased Healing Benefits with 7 Key Herbs

Note: Much of the content of this article was carefully researched and formulated by the creator of the line of Cortesia Solomon’s Seal tinctures, Tricia Clark-McDowell

We’ve written extensively about the effectiveness of Solomon’s Seal in connection with damaged tendons, ligaments, muscles, bones, inflammation, and more. It is possible, however, to hone in on very specific physical conditions with advanced Solomons’s Seal formulas that work synergistically to foster even deeper healing.

Consequently, the powerful healing properties are enhanced when Solomon’s Seal is carefully combined with one or more seven key herbs to address specific issues, such as arthritis, bone repair and bone building, cartilage and tissue damage, deep pain and tension, and women’s issues related to menopause and PMS.

This article guides you specifically about how we have combined Solomon’s Seal with one or more of the following powerful seven herbs to create specific formulas:

  • Agrimony
  • Blue Vervain
  • Boneset
  • Gravel Root
  • Horsetail
  • Mullein
  • Pleurisy Root

First, let’s review the numerous healing benefits and suggested uses for regular Solomon’s Seal itself: Continue reading