Alternative treatments to help with cp symptoms

Most of us if not all of us deal with a variety of symptoms from cerebral palsy that we live with on a daily basis. Are you one of these individuals? I can tell you I certainly have this issue. Living with one good arm can cause issues from time to time. Do you take medication? Do you deal with side effects ? Have you considered alternative meds or treatment methods? Such as natural remedies.

Due to me having pain I’ve been looking into alternative options and wanted to share what I discovered. I have looked into oils, essential oils, natural vitamins.

My husbands aunt told me about echinacea to use when we feel sore throats come on, then I discovered through my research that it also, helps with blood circulation, not to mention it also, aides in communication between the neurons in the brain. I had no idea!

I am not against prescription medicines in any way. I am simply making myself and you aware of options and to show you my discoveries.

Vitamins play a very important role in us with cerebral palsy. Vitamin D helps with our bones, vitamin C helps with our immune system, not to mention fish oil or omega 3’s can play a vital role in our health. I do not eat a lot of fish so I reach for a fish oil capsule. Fish oil can increase the communication between our brain and nervous system. Ginger increases the oxygen levels in the brain. All these remedies can aid us in our health. (see the reference above).

I was very curious if these natural remedies really worked, so I put them to the test on myself. I get real bad twitches especially, when my legs are cold, so, I started taking echinacea and the twitches have been calming down, they are not as frequent. Most people call this restless leg syndrome, but in my specific case only my left leg twitches and my left arm gets ice cold. This I was told by my doctor’s is caused from poor circulation on my left side. Another thing since I started the echinacea is my left arm does not get as cold as it usually does. The fish oil seems to have helped my energy levels.

I personally do not care for side effects. I to take medication for a seizure disorder, I do not take any prescription meds for the pain. Is it worth talking to your doctor about natural remedies I personally think it is . Speak with your doctor before taking any natural vitamins. I say this because, I know that some natural remedies can interact with some prescription medications.

What do you do to handle pain and poor blood circulations and so on? I believe we all learn from each other so I would love to hear how you all deal with the symptoms pertaining to the cerebral palsy and any other remedies for pain related to c.p. I personally also struggle with arthritis in my good hand that I use to do everything, as I have very little mobility in my left hand not to mention it likes to copy everything my right hand does. That in itself is annoying. For my hand pain I use peanut oil rubbing it on my hands and wrists like lotion. this trick came from my doctor.

Another remedy I use is hibiscus tea made from the republican of teas. I drink 2 to 3 glasses of this tea to help lower my blood sugar as I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and I went on a hunt to find something to help lower my blood sugars. My husband discovered this tea and my numbers have drastically fallen into the normal range. If you are interested in trying it you can find it in your local natural food store or you can get flavored teas on amazon. My fav’s are blueberry and raspberry rose. It is all natural and teas do not interfere with medications. I personally do not take meds for type 2 dm either, just the tea and diet. I discovers it pays to eat vegetables.

I also believe exercise is a important tool when it comes to the cerebral palsy to stretch the muscles. I encourage all of you to do what works for you. My routine will not necessarily fit someone else due to us all being different to some extent. We are all unique that’s what makes us all special.

Some other remedies I use a lot is essential oils. Lavender oil is one I use a lot and one of my favorites. Essential oils can be used in different ways. Never apply straight to the skin, always combine with a fraction oil such as coconut, joba even olive oil or any kind of cooking oil. Other ways to use essential oils is placing drops into water inside a diffuser or a humidifier also known as aroma therapy. I use a variety of essential oils lavender helps with anxiety, sleep , seizures. Peppermint helps with depression these also help with pain.

I do not expect you to take my word for it. I do however encourage you to do your own research and your own experience to try to see if it works for you. I enjoy sharing the information and research I find and sharing what works for me in hopes that you can be informed and possibly try it yourself. If what helps me helps anyone I find that rewarding. If any of you have remedies and ways that help you please share the ideas send me a message, any tools, tricks, that you want to share. Happy reading everyone!

Author: My cerebral palsy life

I became a writer in 2010, then I pursued an education in health care administration. Working to get a medical coding certificate to add to my professional titles. I and my husband have 2 adult children, 2 dogs. I was a single mother of two for 18 years. I have personal experience in health care as a cna, mental health and raising children with developmental disabilities. I am an advocate for the disabled as I was born with cerebral palsy and have learned to overcome challenges in life. My motto is life lessons are to be teachable, to educate, share our skills and learn to understand others that we encounter on life's journey.

2 thoughts on “Alternative treatments to help with cp symptoms”

  1. Hello from the UK

    Many thanks for your post. Whilst I have not done any real research into cerebral palsy I had a friend, now deceased, who had epilepsy, petit mal mainly.

    Vitamin D is far more important than just bones, although most main stream doctors will not tell you this. Neither will they tell you that most big pharma drugs are neuro-toxins and harmful, which is why people so often need yet another to combat side effects of the first and so on.

    Vitamin D deficiency is a major problem and the true pandemic due to indoor living and working away from the sun. Sun creams do not help as these are too often toxic, or prevent the skin oils creating the substances that eventually convert to vitamin D in the liver.

    Eating well will help a lot. Processed foods are usually vitamin and mineral deficient.

    Zinc is good for depression as in stops you ‘zincing’ down!! This seems to be the opposite of what zinc sounds like but that is because the ‘z’ is like the ‘s’ only reversed. So the effect is the reverse of sinking if you understand me!

    Apart from vitamin D perhaps (in the higher latitudes where many people live sunshine levels are low in winter), one should not need supplements if ones food is truly well grown, free from artificial fertilisers and pesticides.

    Those are my thoughts. I did post on my site about zinc and vitamin D if you are interested.

    Please note I do use humour as necessary on posts and pages to lighten the mood and help make the points. I will use strong salty language if required. I am not PC.

    You might well find my approach a little mad at times, but there is method in my madness as they say.

    Anyway, I do hope you continue to get at the truth for helping you regain balance as it were.

    Kind regards

    Baldmichael Theresoluteprotector’sson
    Please excuse the nom-de-plume, this is as much for fun as a riddle for people to solve if they wish.


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