How to get rid of osteochondrosis of the neck with ginger: compress, therapeutic ointment, drinks
Osteochondrosis of the cervical spine is a disease that provokes a sedentary lifestyle and minimal exercise. If you began to feel bad, then you need to immediately pass an examination with a specialist. In the treatment of this disease, you can use ginger, which is included in many recipes of alternative medicine.
The main symptoms of cervical osteochondrosis
The main symptoms of osteochondrosis of the cervical spine can be determined at an early stage of the development of the disease, if you carefully monitor the condition of the body.
The main signs of the disease include:
- A crunch is heard when a person turns his head.
- Constant feeling of heaviness in the hands, and their numbness.
- Decreased flexibility in the back.
- Persistent headaches and dizziness.
- Constant feeling of tiredness.
- Violation of the functions of vision and hearing.
With the development of osteochondrosis, a person develops a strong pulling pain in the neck during work or exercise. If you do not start timely treatment, then the symptoms will intensify, and you will feel pain during sleep. The development of the disease is indicated by the location of the disease in the neck and hands.
Important! Pain in the neck is the second stage of the disease. At first, a person feels only aching pains.
With the development of osteochondrosis, it disrupts blood flow, and metabolic processes slow down. This negatively affects not only the condition of the spine, but also on the brain.
As a result, a person begins to experience the following symptoms:
- constant fluctuations in blood pressure;
- bouts of nausea;
- bags and dark circles under the eyes that cannot be removed with cosmetics;
- impaired memory and creativity;
The advanced stage of osteochondrosis negatively affects the human central nervous system. As a result, the patient becomes aggressive and nervous. Signs of depression and apathy may also occur.
Did you know? Ginger is useful for motion sickness. If you suffer from this problem, it is enough to take some gingerbread cookies with you to get rid of the discomfort.
Ginger against cervical osteochondrosis, medicinal properties
- Before applying ginger for osteochondrosis, you need to know the main medicinal properties of the plant:
- eliminates the pain that occurs with the disease;
- fights inflammation;
- improves immunity;
- reduces the risk of cancer;
- promotes the production of hormones;
- normalizes testosterone levels in the blood.
In the fight against osteochondrosis, it is necessary to use all known folk remedies. The best and cheapest option is ointment.
To prepare a prescription for traditional medicine, several ingredients should be prepared:
- ginger root - 200 g;
- aloe vera juice - 100 g;
- marigold oil - 5 cap .;
- Vishnevsky ointment - 10 g.
Using a grater, grind the ginger root, and transfer the formed mass to a glass dish. Add all remaining ingredients and mix them thoroughly. For a more uniform consistency, it is better to use a blender. Cover the mixture with cling film and put it in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours. After that, you can use the ointment to rub the areas where you experience pain. Aloe vera, calendula are natural ingredients that have disinfecting and soothing properties. Penetrating into the skin, they slow down the development of the disease.
Important! The maximum effect of use is observed if you apply the ointment at night. After that, wrap the place where the disease is located with a bath towel or woolen scarf.
Therefore, together with ginger root, they help to quickly and effectively get rid of osteochondrosis. Every day, apply ointment to the neck and rub with massage movements. The procedure should be carried out until you feel warm in the palms of your hands. Thanks to the warming properties of ginger, inflammation will pass faster. The duration of treatment depends on the stage of the disease. At an early stage, the ointment is used for 3 weeks. The advanced form of the disease involves treatment for 3-5 months.
In addition to ointments, compresses can be used. Cooking them at home is not difficult if you follow all the instructions. To prepare a therapeutic compress, you need to take 200 g of ginger root and 200 g of vodka.
The step-by-step cooking instruction is as follows:
- Grind the root with a blender or fine grater.
- Pour the porridge with vodka.
- Infuse the mixture in a dark place for 4 days.
- Strain through gauze.
It is necessary to moisten a piece of cotton wool or gauze in the prepared solution and apply on a sore spot. Wrap yourself in a warm scarf and hold the compress for 2 hours. The procedure is recommended to be carried out 2 times a day for a month. Compresses against osteochondrosis should be used in combination with the main treatment prescribed by the doctor.
Ginger massage oil
In the fight against osteochondrosis, the most effective treatment is massage. To make it as useful as possible, the muscles need to be relaxed. For this, different essential oils are used.
To prepare ginger massage oil, you must prepare:
- olive oil - 500 ml;
- ginger root - 100 g.
Grind the plant and mix it with olive oil. The mixture is infused in the refrigerator for 3 hours. Before use, the oil must be heated in a water bath. The affected area is massaged for 10-15 minutes. After that, lie on a flat surface and do not perform strong physical exertion.
Recipes for the preparation of medicinal drinks with ginger root
Treatment of osteochondrosis is not only about external procedures. It is necessary to approach the recovery process comprehensively, and warm the body from the inside. By using medicinal ginger drinks, you will recover faster.The essence of these recipes is to penetrate the circulatory system and distribute useful components throughout the body. If you make an oil massage after ginger tea or tincture, the procedure will be more effective and enjoyable.
The most common recipe for a healing drink is tea. To prepare it, you need to prepare 50 g of green or black tea (optional), 50 g of ginger root and 3 tbsp. l honey.
Step-by-step cooking procedure:
- Grind the root, and mix it with honey.
- Pour tea into the teapot and add the ginger-honey mixture.
- Pour all the ingredients with 1 liter of warm water.
You need to drink such tea every day. During the day you should drink 1 liter of drink. Freshly prepared drink has great benefits, so it is better to prepare it in the morning. It is forbidden to use boiling water, because it kills all useful components.
Did you know? Ginger refers to those plants that give the body energy and tone. Therefore, you can not drink drinks at night, which include this root crop.
Alcohol tincture on ginger
Alcohol tincture, which is prepared on the basis of ginger, has a special warming effect.
To prepare it, you need only a few ingredients:
- ginger root - 100 g;
- vodka or diluted alcohol - 500 ml;
- honey - 5 tbsp. l
Peel the root and grind it on a fine grater. Pour the gruel with alcohol and add honey. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly and refrigerate for 2-4 days. The container in which the tincture will be stored must be tightly closed so that odors and bacteria do not get inside. Use tincture for 1 hour before eating.The course of treatment is 2–2.5 months.
Osteochondrosis can be cured at home using traditional medicine recipes. But, in order not to harm your body, first go through a doctor’s examination. He will prescribe the course of treatment that is suitable for the existing stage of the disease. Only complex treatment (medications, folk recipes and massage) can you get rid of the disease.