Cover 3-4 cups sustainably harvested red clover that has been rinsed well , with 2 cups (cover blossoms) with unflavored Vodka
Add the blossoms first then the Vodka. Store in cool dark place for 1 month. Every few days give it a shake... After 1 month the liquid will have gone down, strain into dark dropper bottle (s)
Use for .
.. Respiratory Tonic: Used as an antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory for lung issues, such as asthma, coughs, and bronchitis.
.. Hormone Balancer: Used to support all aspects of the female reproductive system – menstrual symptoms, fertility, and menopause.
.. Nourishing Tonic: High levels of vitamins and minerals including vitamin B complex, vitamin C, calcium, nitrogen, iron, chromium, magnesium, manganese, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, flavinoids, saponins, salicylates, coumarins, resins, and volatile oils.
.. Lymphatic Mover: Special affinity for the glands of the body, which is helpful in relieving blocks in the lymphatic system and supporting overall strong lymphatic flow.
.. Nervine: Offers psychic first aid and can create calm in the midst of hysteria, or to support people whose brains feel overwhelmed by too much work.
(It is a blood thinner so check if you can use)
#redclover #herbaltincure #natureandnurture #natureheals #herbalcare #herbalremedies #antispasmodic #balancehormones #nervine #trigeminalneuralgia #occipitalneuralgia #herbal #tincure #helpheal #healingnaturally #usingnature
In 2015, the medical cost of treating chronic migraine was more than $5.4 billion, however, these sufferers spent over $41 billion on treating their entire range of conditions. Healthcare costs are 70% higher for a family with a migraine sufferer than a non-migraine affected family. ***see my bank account 😳. *In spite of the vast prevalence of migraine and its serious effect on individuals, families and the economy, research into the causes and treatment of migraine is severely underfunded.
In 2015, NIH (National Institute for Health) funding for migraine research was just $.50 per sufferer. This is a huge problem and it seems like for such a huge population a disproportionate amount of money for research. Interestingly i found that Anthrax research received more than double the funds of Migraine. 😳Wait! What??? Is Anthrax really a problem still? -
answerisoutthere #nationalinstituteofhealth #chronicmigraine #chronicmigraineawareness #migraine #migraineawareness #chronicpain #occipitalneuralgia #icandoallthingsthroughchrist
I have all the words in my head, but I can't seem to get them out. My journey has been a long one, and there's so much to share I don't know where to start. For over a year, I have wanted to share my story, but why now? The first is connection--to document for myself and hopefully connect with others relating to a similar diagnosis. I tell myself most days that nobody cares, but aren't we all carrying around the emotional and mental weight of something?
The second reason being my cognitive function is on a bit of a decline, so I thought writing would be one way to stay sharp. Third--and perhaps more importantly these days--the power of positivity can change perspective, educate, and maybe heal. I'm neither doctor nor scientist. I'm not here for the pity party. But if my illness can help others feel less alone, then sharing my experiences seems like the best avenue to explore. #trigeminalneuralgia #trigeminalneuralgiaawareness #trigeminalneuralgiawarrior #occipitalneuralgia #supraorbitalneuralgia #glosspharyngealneuralgia #facialpain #chronicpaindisorder #chronicpain #nervepain #migraine #chronicmigraines
My broken tooth on the left upper molar officially now has a large portion of the root exposed - Thus ‘replicating’ the sharp/electrifying pain that is pretty damn close to feeling like my right-sided Trigeminal Neuralgia. Oh, goodie. The Percocet and Oragel BARELY take the edge off of the agony. 💔 What’s worse is that I can’t get it fixed until I see the new Oral Surgeon at Emory in Atlanta. Aaand I can’t see them until my primary care doctor writes me a referral - A secondary referral to the one I got from the Greater Atlanta Oral Surgery facility that originally saw me. Prior to that, I had to jump through a hoop to get the very first oral surgeon referral from my ‘regular’ dentist - Which I saw because I broke two teeth! My TMJD is so bad that the dentist couldn’t open my mouth wide enough to insert the tools. Hell, he could barely get a finger in my mouth! 😰 So, he referred me to the Greater ATL Oral Surgeon who then referred me to Emory Oral Surgery in downtown ATL who then needs a referral from my Primary Care doctor through Kaiser Permanente so the surgeries/treatments can go through my Health Insurance instead of my crappy Dental Insurance.😑 I’ve been back and forth and all over the place just so I can get my damned tooth fixed!! I’m really frustrated and in so much pain. Hopefully, this week I can get an appointment with the Emory Oral Surgeon and get my TMJD fixed and my bad tooth yanked out of my mouth. Fingers crossed 🤞🏻 #spoonie #spoonies #spoonieproblems #spoonieprobs #spoonieproblem #spoonielife #spooniesupport #spooniewarrior #spooniefamily #chronicpain #chronicillness #chronicillnesslife #invisibleillness #trigeminalneuralgia #occipitalneuralgia #neuralgia #autonomicdysfunction #spooniemermaid #spooniecosplayer
Age discrimination within the medical community is very real. This is something I have experienced before but have never had someone come right out and say to me “oh, it’s because you’re young” - that is, until today
I had an appt with my family doctor today, she does NOT treat me differently because of my age, she’s awesome. But I was updating her about an appt with a new GI doctor that I had a few weeks ago
.. I shared with her that after my appt with the new GI I was left feeling very frustrated, as my family doctor believed that he was very open minded and would want to help me get to the root cause of my symptoms and pain that started out of the blue a few months ago. Sadly, this was not the case when I saw him, instead he focused merely on one symptom and blamed that for all my other symptoms (which could be true, who knows, I’m not a doctor, but my family doctor doesn’t believe so), but I didn’t really feel like he heard me or was really listening to me and what I was saying
.. As I was telling my family doctor this today, I could tell by her face that she was and wasn’t surprised by this - why? She said to me that he probably acted this way because of my age. What??? Just because I’m 23 years old, my symptoms and pain should NOT be invalidated because he’s not used to dealing with younger patients or just because I’m young
Sadly, I’ve had occurrences like this happen to me while in the ER and various other doctor appts. This typically doesn’t occur when I have my Mom with me even though she just sits there and listens usually. However, in my GI appt she spoke up for me because he wasn’t listening, and you know what happened? His attitude changed as soon as she said the same thing I had just said. This isn’t the first time this has happened, a doctor listening and taking my symptoms serious as soon as a parent restates what I just said, even at age 23
This is something that SHOULD NOT be happening. No matter the patients age, their complaint and pain should be taken seriously every time, by any and all doctors. Sadly I’m sure this has happened to other patients, I pray that you haven’t experienced this and that it stops for all patients!
What a beautiful thing it is, to be able to STAND tall and say, “I fell apart, and I survived.” The magnitude of this saying goes beyond what I ever thought I would have to say. In 2015 after undergoing an L5-S1 fusion, which left me bedridden for 7 months, I found myself lost and scared. I honestly did not know what the future held for me. I in fact had always taken life and my health for granted, as I am sure many do.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) has spread to my spine, is now full body and has hindered my life. But in no way has it ruined my life! Yes, it is painful, challenging, limits my abilities, takes its toll at times, BUT it has changed my perspective, made me grateful, made me see that no matter what, we must enjoy every day!!!
#quote #quoteaboutlife #dailyquotes #standtall #shareyourstory #warriormode #phil413 #myjourney #keto #seekhappiness #sunset #mondaymemories #fallapart #pickyourselfup #nevergiveup #keepfighting #painawarenessmonth #fullbodycrps #crps #lupus #fibromyalgia #occipitalneuralgia #chronicpain #degenerativediscdisease #invisibleillness #lovethelifeyoulive #begrateful #donttakelifeforgranted
Acupuncture will always be my first love... aside from this handsome patient and our babies 😉
Have you ever had a treatment?
🎶 I can’t feel my face when I’m with you 🎶 .
So the past few days have been really good for my soul. My husband and I celebrated our 14 year wedding anniversary by getting away for a few days. We went to this little B&B in Gordonsville, TN, and just reconnected and unplugged. ✨✨✨ There are several different state parks with beautiful waterfalls in that area....so we decided to go check them out! Most of the falls were a good hike to get to, but 2 of them were only a short walk. My hubs was worried about me making the short hike, but I was determined to make it happen! It wouldn’t seem like much of an accomplishment to most people, but for me it was an absolute victory. ⛰🏆💪🏼 I LOVE hiking and being outside. It calms my spirit and invigorates me. Unfortunately, since my Dysautonomia and POTS have worsened I am unable to do much hiking at all anymore. But these waterfalls were to pretty to miss....so withy husbands help, I made it! 🙌🏻 I blacked out once, almost passed out twice, and it took me the rest of the day to recover, but they were so worth it! I was honestly super proud of myself! Chronic illness/pain does determine most of my life choices, however, kicking its butt and not letting it win feels super amazing! (Even if it takes a while to recover) Seriously though, anyone else’s face frequently go completely numb from lack of blood flow/oxygen? Or is it just me? #POTS #posturalorthostatictachycardiasyndrome #dysautonomia #chronicallydizzy #dropitlikeitspots #potsie #potslife #vasovagalsyncope #passingoutlikeaboss #mitralvalveprolapse #arythmia #tachycardia #cardiacarrestsurvivor #invisibleillness #fighter #nevergiveup #thoracicoutletsyndrome #tos #crps #occipitalneuralgia #chronicpainprincess
Borrowed from a friend... Did you know there are days I can't get out of bed due to pain from occipital neuralgia and/or migraines? Both are diagnosed illnesses that can cause serious pain sensitivity to light, and dizziness. If I ever cancel plans or decline an appearance, I am likely treating pain. I do not say this for sympathy or to ask for help. My post is merely to point out that pain and illness are not always visible like neon casts for broken bones, crutches, or wheelchairs; however, the pain caused by these illnesses are just as real.
#invisibleillness #painisntalwaysvisible #occipitalneuralgia #migraines #migraine
This was a super fun week and also a super hard “Migraine Mama” week!! 🤕😊🙁With 3 teenage daughters I struggle with trying to get to all their needs and events I can , (not to mention just making family dinners every night). I love my time with them so much and realize how fast its going by with them. (1 is already in college😳). I SOOOOOO want to be the fun mom with tons of energy to engage with them and enjoy every moment of these high school years. I worry all they will remember of their teen years is mom being in bed AGAIN, or moody, grumpy, and short with them because I feel awful every day. It really gets to me some times! But this week I did my best and made it to both field hockey games, went Homecoming Princess dress shopping with my youngest, and enjoyed a night with friends and fam at the high school homecoming game!! #WINNING
!! Everything else may have gone to pot, but I have my priorities and I’m giving it my ALL most days. Even when my ALL looks a whole lot different than it once did.🤕🎉🏈🏑 -
#parentingishard #parentinginpainisreallyhard #chronicmigraine #chronicmigraineawareness #chronicpain #migraine #migraineawareness #occipitalneuralgia #icandoallthingsthroughchrist
So very thankful that I was able to attend a very close friends wedding shower this morning
It was the first time in a while that I’ve been out of the house besides for a medical appointment and that I ventured out by myself (besides my ride to and from). It was very refreshing for my soul to be around such a kind spirited person and to catch up with others I haven’t seen in years. I’m feeling very drained now, but I’m so thankful that I was able to make it! ..
Sometimes it’s necessary to go to certain things or do some things that you know you’re body will be tired from because you know it’s needed for your mental health and to lift up your spirit and be there for someone else, this was definitely it for me today. ..
Self-care isn’t only about physical health but also mental health, so even though I’ll be resting for the remainder of the weekend, I know it was still the self-care I needed today
Hope everyone gets the self-care they need this weekend, whatever it may be!
#chronicillnesswarrior #chronicillnesslife #crps #occipitalneuralgia #abdominalpain #selfcare #spoonie #spoonielife #positivity
We keep these on an 1-1.5hr rotation here in this house. I have to have a cold pack on literally 24/7 for burning neuropathic pain, trigeminal neuralgia, constant low grade fevers, and a the classic Lyme headache that hasn’t gone away for many, many years. I usually start with the Velcro headband one on the bottom right, because it loses its coldness the quickest. I then usually use the big cold pack and insulation, laying it on top of the three smaller blue cold packs to keep them at maximum coldness.
The big one can also be found hanging out on my knees when they need ice, or any other body part that could benefit from it. The smaller ones can also be used for smaller joint issues (hands/wrists/elbows, etc) when necessary, but for the most part, these are all headache must-haves for me. Especially when I can also roll the big one into a cylinder and place it under my neck to help during an occipital headache or migraine.👍🏻🤕
Side note: we call the headband one “Rambo” because, well, it’s a headband. I’ll let you fill in the gaps.
Trying to cope today but feeling like I’m failing to do so... the main thing is to just keep fighting and trying my best... I have a migraine.... I’ve been trying to grow out my actual hair underneath my wig... however my actual hair causes me extreme pain when I brush it... when I run my fingers though it... it’s awful and we still don’t have a reason.... docs suspect #OccipitalNeuralgia
but hey aren’t sure yet... I’m desperate to have my long hair back....