How do natural products break down Kidney Stones & relieve pain?
There are a few natural ways to relieve kidney stone discomfort, most of them stem from the idea that the quicker you break them down the quicker you will have relief.... sounds simple enough right? But the trouble with this is that during that time your insides can become sore and contract up around the stone making them harder to pass even if they are super small so....
Let's list what we need here:
Some kind of relaxant to stop sore tissues contracting up around the stones as they move through the urinary tract.
An anti inflammatory to reduce swelling in the soft tissues of the urinary system
Plenty of fluid to help wash the stones through more smoothly.
Ingredients that break down the calcium deposits known as kidney stones.
Well, some great soothing muscle relaxants include chamomile, lavender, and jasmine. Using these as a topical balm on the belly or in tea format will help to sooth local muscles in the urinary tract.
I also love Boswelya as a capsule, or Frankincense as a topical essential oil in coconut oil because they are natural anti inflammatory agents.
Magnesium is a muscle relaxant that also helps the body to absorb Calcium! So that takes care of breaking down the stones as relaxing the soft tissues- but be careful as this mineral increases relaxation in the bowels too which can lead to diarrhea.
Drinking lot's of water goes without saying, but try adding lemon juice, olive oil, and raw apple cider vinegar. Used properly it is one of the as one of the most effective natural remedies for breaking down and washing out kidney stones. Here's how:
1. At the first sign of kidney stone pain, drink 2 ounces of fresh organic lemon juice mixed with 2 ounces of organic olive oil. (The organic part is important as you are trying to clean out the system).
2. Follow that with a 12-ounce glass of water.
3. Half an hour later squeeze the juice of 1/2 lemon into 2 cups (16 oz) of water, and add one tablespoon of organic raw apple cider vinegar. Drink this entire concoction every hour until symptoms improve.
Regular acupuncture and dietary adjustments can prevent you from having repeat episodes- talk to you practitioner about how that works!