There is research from 2006 that points to hydration as helping ease disease. Although it does not point directly to dehydration, it does point to water and salt as the solution.
Fibromyalgia has in the past been called arthritis of the muscles. It is much more. Fibromyalgia is diagnosed by numerous signs and symptoms. We propose that anything helping the individual symptoms would presumably help the condition.
The most common symptoms of FM that are also found in other diseases or conditions respond well to the water cures protocol. Musculoskeletal pain all over the body, fatigue and tenderness to numerous points on the body are separately easily managed eliminated with the water cures.
Likewise, headaches, visual disturbances, auditory disturbances, balance, coordination and gait are improved by eating sea salt and drinking water.
This study provides insights as to why water cures works.
This is a bit technical. We have tried to simplify as best possible.
Here you will find several peer reviewed medical studies showing a connection with either a lack of certain minerals and fibromyalgia or providing the minerals and relief from the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Even mineral baths helped relieve the symptoms.
Neurological Signs and Symptoms in Fibromyalgia
In this study, it was found that those with fibromyalgia had abnormalities of cranial nerves IX and X.
Symptoms affecting the neurological systems were found to be more common in the fibromyalgia group.
The neurological signs point to the likely craniocervical neuroanatomic cause for the fibromyalgia symptom complex, such as Chairi I malformation, abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal, or positional cervical compression (when you move your back).
Symptoms From The Study
Those with fibromyalgia had more neurological symptoms than those in the control group.
These symptoms were mostly neurological functioning. These included visual and auditory senses, the cerebellum, cranial nerves, respiration, and sensory and motor systems.
The most observed difference was “bright lights bother eyes” (The FM group, 70% vs. 6%), “poor balance” (63% vs. 4%; p<0.01), and “weakness” (the FM group 58% vs. 2%) and “tingling” (the FM group, 54% vs. 4%) in the “arms and legs.”
This is fascinating as it is doctors saying that oral hydration could actually be more effective that a saline IV because of the reaction of the stomach expansion. Every action creates a physiological reaction. The question, which is the best reaction. The natural ones would most likely be the best.
What Causes Fibromyalgia Mineral Deficiency?
Several studies point to a fibromyalgia mineral deficiency connection. This offers scientific evidence that the water cures protocol is an effective and viable way to treat fibromyalgia. As you read this, you will see that the evidence points to both a lack of vital minerals in those suffering with fibromyalgia and that adding providing the minerals makes possible the relief or elimination of fibromyalgia symptoms.
Fibromyalgia Mineral Deficiency Studies
The study found that serum magnesium and zinc levels may play an important role in the pathophysiology of fibromyalgia.
Association between serum zinc level and number of tender points and the fatigue noted and magnesium level was notable. The results of this study points to serum magnesium and zinc levels as playing an important role in the pathophysiology of fibromyalgia.
The conclusion, concentrations of calcium, magnesium, iron, and manganese in the hair of women with fibromyalgia were lower than those of controls.
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a modified Myers’ intravenous nutrient therapy (IVNT) on the symptoms of fibromyalgia (FM) in therapy-resistant FM patients.
All had improvement in symptoms and increases in their activities of daily living, although no participant reported complete resolution of symptoms. IVNT appears to be safe to reduce FM.
Myer’s Cocktail: an intravenous vitamin-and-mineral formula which consists of magnesium, B vitamins, and vitamin C. It has been found effective for acute asthma attacks, migraines, fatigue (including chronic fatigue syndrome), fibromyalgia, acute muscle spasm, upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergic rhinitis, cardiovascular disease, and other disorders.
The general effect of a Myers Cocktail intravenous therapy appears to be a marked improvement in the energy capacity and function of cells. If your cells can function at their best, it’s more likely you can recover from a serious health problem.
Balneotherapy for fibromyalgia at the Dead Sea. Rheumatol Int. 2001 Apr;20(3):105-8. The study was to evaluate the effectiveness of balneotherapy on patients with fibromyalgia (FM) at the Dead Sea.
With the exception of tenderness, the improvement was noted in the group receiving treatment and it lasted past 3 months. Reduced severity of fibromyalgia related symptoms (pain, fatigue, stiffness, and anxiety) and reduced frequency of symptoms (headache, sleep problems, and subjective joint swelling) were reported in both groups but the treatment group the relief lasted longer.
The conclusion, using balneotherapy at the Dead Sea is effective and safe and may become an additional therapeutic modality in fibromyalgia.
The Water Cures Conclusion
Based on the evidence, the water cures is a viable option with science behind the theory. More importantly, it is simple, easy and with exception of the cost of the salt, it is practically free.
Fibromyalgia Chest Pain
If you have fibromyalgia, you have experienced fibromyalgia chest pain. This is an intense pain in the center of your chest. It is a common symptom.
Chest Pain from Fibromyalgia vs Something Worse?
The stabbing pain is often caused by fibromyalgia but could be caused by something else. Only a doctor can make an accurate diagnoses once the necessary tests are done.
Because it can affect your activities of daily living, enjoyment of life and sleep, it is something that should be treated.
Many have found relief using the Water Cures protocol. This involves dissolving a very small amount of salt under the tongue and then drinking a glass of water. The amount of water is based on your body weight. It is only 10% your body weight in ounces of water.
Costochondritis: Clues in the Name
This particular kind of chest pain has a medical name. It is called costochondritis. The suffix itis means ‘inflammation of.’ The costochondral refers to the costochondral joints, the part of your chest called the sternum. The costochondral joints are the joints between your ribs and the cartilage making up the front of the rib cage. They are mostly made of cartilage, which does not have any direct blood circulation. It is easily affected by dehydration.
One of the most reported symptoms is feeling pain when moving the upper body or even when touching the ribs.
For most people, the pain is felt on the left side of the chest. It can also be felt on the right side or both sides.
When your cartilage has inflammation, the pain you will feel is similar to cardiac disease related pain like heart attack and stroke. If you don’t know what cardiac disease feels like, then the pain you have is what cardiac pain feels like.
Although the science indicates there is little risk for those who have this kind of pain, we disagree. Science also says that stress can lead to numerous other health conditions, including cardiac disease. Pain can cause even more health problems. The cause of inflammation in your sternum can cause inflammation in other places in your body. This needs to be treated for reasons beyond the discomfort you are feeling.
Why Anti-Inflammatory are Not For You
One research paper said, while not conclusive, we should Consider NSAID’s a risk factor for bone healing impairment.
What if There Were a Better, a Healthier Way?
The Solution: If the inflammation can be eliminated the pain can usually be eliminated. Fibromyalgia has been called arthritis of the muscles. As to the fibromyalgia chest pain, it is also arthritis of the cartilage.
The solution is the Water Cures Protocol for Fibromyalgia Chest Pain.
Since there is no direct circulation in the cartilage, it may take longer for your hydration efforts to correct the deficit.
Once corrected, the pain will be eliminated.
Not Just Fibromyalgia Chest Pain Goes Away
This not only works for the costochondritis pain, it also woks for fibromyalgia.
The water cures protocol works because conditions like fibromyalgia and arthritis are signs and symptoms of chronic fluid and electrolyte imbalance.
Once you correct the imbalance, the pain and the condition disappears.
How Come My Doctor Never Told Me This?
Doctors typically do not recommend or use holistic or natural treatments. Doctors do not usually cure diseases. If they cured your disease or condition, would they be able to stay in business? They are in the treatment business, not the curative business.
Besides, your doctor is already using the water cures. What is the first thing most get on entering the hospital? A saline IV. The water cures protocol is an oral version of the treatment given in hospitals the world over. This is because most people who come into the hospital are already fluid and electrolyte imbalanced (are dehydrated and do not have the right amount of salt and essential minerals).
Unless it is contraindicated, why not try the water cures protocol? For improving your life, for improving your health, for the elimination of your symptoms.
Fibromyalgia and sleep
Of the possible causes of fibromyalgia, viral infections, injuries and even emotional trauma top the list.
If any of these reasons are the cause of your fibromyalgia, then water cures will work to help you sleep by helping you hydrate.
Consider what we know about hydration using the water cures protocol:
The water cures helps your body to become more alkaline. If your fibromyalgia is the result of a virus, then the water cures protocol will help kill off the insurgent viruses. Viruses cannot survive in an a base environment.
The point of balance between acid and base is very fine. Most people eat the comfort foods that are acid promoting and end up perpetuating the pain. Water helps to flush and balance our pH, offsetting the negative effects.
The pH of our body can be improved with unprocessed salt and water when taken properly. The up to 80 trace minerals in the salt likewise help fight and destroy viruses. The minerals are also necessary for optimal health. Taking them with the salt provides the best means of transport to the cellular level.
If the fibro is due to injuries, the increased hydration helps to improve the healing of your body.
What is the first thing that most people get on entering the hospital? A saline IV. Water Cures is an oral version of the saline you get on entering the hospital.
If the fibro is because of a misfiring of nerves caused by stress, then the water cures protocol can help. Flooding the nerves with water and minerals helps the nerves function better and if needs be, heal. More importantly, the nerves, once bathed in minerals and water, start the body functioning properly.
If the injury is from another cause, properly hydrating the body will help our body to heal. The body is constantly rebuilding and restoring and healing. The better we provide the building blocks for that healing, the faster and better improvement it will bring about.
Water Cures Will Help You Sleep
The most important aspect of the water cures protocol, although we do not fully understand why, taking the water first at night, then taking the salt, dissolving it in the mouth, helps most people get a good nights sleep.
The key to making it work for sleep seems to be in the order of taking the salt. Those who find success drink water first and then put the salt in their mouth end up finally getting the elusive sleep they desire.
There are other ways to improve your sleep. These will be covered in the future on our other website. If the water cures protocol does not work for you, please feel free to call us and we will try to help you finally get to sleep.
35 Years of Fibromyalgia Ended With Water Cures
Fay at 65 had been living with fibromyalgia for 35 years and every day was a struggle. She was one of the first to get the diagnoses first given a name of fibromyalgia in 1976.
The discomfort from the pain prevented sleep. To ease the pain, ice packs were used in bed. On awaking, her muscles and bones were so sore, she could hardly move.
Knowing the medications would only mask the problems and do more harm, she avoided them. With limited exercises including walking, she did the best she could to manage her health.
Other than the fibromyalgia, she was a healthy woman. On finding that medical science does not believe there is a cure, she began to accept that this was going to be the rest of her life.
She spent a lot of time researching. Then one day she found the Water Cure. On speaking to Water Coach she asked if the water cure could work for her. She started the water cures protocol along with salt baths. The results, here is what she said…
“By the second day I started feeling a change in my pain. I could hardly believe it.”
She slept through the night and awoke the next day at 7 am with no stiffness, no pain. Every day after this, she started feeling better and better.
She is now living an active life that includes physical exercising, all her house cleaning and cooking and up at 7 and in bed at 11 PM,
She says, “I tell everyone I know who has pain. I want to tell the whole world. My family has there mom back and my grand kids are happy that nanny can have fun with them now.”
She went on to say how she told her naturopathic doctor that she was cured and she will always be taking my sea salt, drinking my water and taking salt baths.
Faye Gawley, North Bay Ontario, Canada
Re-hydrating with the Water Cure
First we will consider: How it Works
Then we will show you: How to Start
How it Works
The water cure involves re-hydrating each and every cell in your body. We have two oceans of water within our body. One around our cells and one within our cells. When we drink water, our body easily sends water to the ocean around our cells.
To get the water into the cells, it is necessary to consume something that will cause the water to be attracted into or pulled into the cell. You no doubt have heard the term osmosis.
The American Heritage Dictionary definition of osmosis:
“ …a process where molecules of a solvent pass through a semipermeable membrane from a less concentrated solution into a more concentrated one until there is an equalization on both side of the membrane.”
When we take the unprocessed sea salt into our mouth to be absorbed into the mucous membranes of our mouth, it quickly goes into our blood. There it is delivered to body and it is attracted to the outside of each and every cell of our body. When the sodium is in the water outside the cell, the water inside (the less concentrated) is attracted out and the water out is attracted in.
The water inside the cells acts much like fresh water lakes inland from the oceans. In our cells there is a greater amount of potassium and outside a greater amount of sodium. Potassium is therefor also essential.
Note: If you eat a number of raw vegetables, nuts and beans rather than processed foods, you are probably getting enough potassium. Potassium supplements should only be taken under a doctors supervision. If you have kidney disease, you should consult a naturopathic physician before starting the water cures protocol.
It is in this process that the water now can re-hydrate each and every cell and the potentiation of healing takes place.
The popular theory of how water cures is that all disease is the side effect of dehydration. Therefore, if we properly hydrate our bodies, we can eliminate many diseases and relieve the symptoms of many conditions.
Please note that simply drinking water is not alone a cure all. We still need to consume the proper nutrients to have optimal health. We also need to avoid as much toxic exposure as we can. Likewise, we need to avoid consuming and exposure to poisons and heavy metals.
The water we consume along with the unprocessed sea salt allow for and help our body to eliminate the toxins, heavy metals and poisons that enter our body.
How To Start
The Water Cures Protocol: The Most Important 5 Things to Do
To reduce medication errors, the health care team uses the “five rights” of medicine administration. These same rights apply to using water for optimal health. They are: the right patient, the right drug, the right dose, the right route, and the right time.
If you have kidney disease, any kind of salt metabolism problem or any serious disease and or are currently under medical treatment, then this is not for you. You should not follow this unless under the direction of your health care provider.
It is critical that the right water and the right kind of salt is used. The water needs to be chlorine free, preferably natural pure water. Note that even filtered water, if it was once chlorinated, has a signature or cellular memory of the chlorine. Optimal water is naturally pure water from a well or spring and stored in glass, not plastic.
The right salt is also essential. The best salt needs to be unprocessed sea salt or unprocessed mined salt. The three kinds of salt that work best are Celtic Sea Salt, Pink Himalayan sea salt and Real Salt.
The pink salt vibrates at the same atomic resonance that the human bodies cells do. In my personal experience, the Celtic Sea Salt works best for internal use and the pink salt works best for salt baths. How it works for each of us may be different.
Daily drink an amount of water that equals half your body weight in ounces. So if you were 200 pounds, you would drink 100 ounces of water daily. This amount will be divided into 5 or 6 and that is your individual dose.
Divide your body weight in pounds in half. This is how many ounces of water you will need to drink each day.
This is your ideal daily dose of water. If you are in extremely hot, dry conditions, your need will increase. If you are perspiring, exercising, working hard, or experiencing excessive mouth breathing, you will need to increase your water intake.
As recommended from the research of Dr. Batmanghelidj, for every 16 ounces of water, take 1/8th teaspoon of unprocessed sea salt, dissolved in the mouth.
Before drinking the water, dissolve in your mouth 1/8th teaspoon of sea salt.
For some reason, this is the hardest part for some to get. When the water cure does not work, it is often because of dissolving the salt in the water and not in the mouth. This is essential, the salt needs to be dissolved in the mouth. Only in your mouth will it be able to be quickly absorbed into your blood and attract the water into your cells.
Drink your appropriate amount of water within 20 min of awaking in the morning.
For best results, eat within 35-45 minutes.
Drink 2 hours after eating.Drink 45 min before lunch .
Drink 2 hours after lunch
Drink 45 min before supper
Drink 2 hours after supper
Drink before bed time.
This is the Water Cure and the watercures.org protocol in the simplest explanation.
Taken from www.watercures.org
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