Neck pain and tension are widespread and can occur more frequently during the flu, cold and coronavirus season. They can manifest themselves in a variety of ways. In addition to classic neck pain, which can radiate into the shoulders and arms, headaches, migraines, teeth grinding, tinnitus or dizziness (light-headedness) are also possible. These complaints are often caused by inflammation of the upper and middle airways. Due to the proximity to the cervical spine, the nerves located there are overstimulated, which leads to tension and hardening. Corona infections can also be a possible cause of neck pain and tension.
Newer corona strains are also increasingly associated with diarrhoea, digestive tract complaints and anxiety. An infection is very demanding on our body. Many vital substances (vitamins, minerals, amino acids, etc.) are needed for the healing process. After an infection, the body’s stores are often depleted. If there are also digestive problems and diarrhoea, the reserves are replenished much more slowly. However, a good supply of minerals, vitamins and amino acids is essential to relieve tension!
This is how we can help them:
- We have been working with biomechanical muscle stimulation (BMS) according to Nasarov for almost 20 years. This is an excellent method not only to loosen the muscle, but also to increase blood circulation, loosen adhesions, restructure fascia and stimulate lymph flow. Most patients find BMS very pleasant and it is a really effective way of relieving tension. A treatment lasts between 30 and 60 minutes, depending on which and how many muscle groups are affected.
- At the same time, we can replenish your reserves of vital substances according to a personalised plan. We offer various injections or infusions with different vital substances for this purpose. Here is a small selection:
Many patients take B12 as a dietary supplement. What many people don’t realise is that you need a healthy stomach to be able to absorb B12! If, for example, gastric acid blockers (proton pump inhibitors) are taken, the body cannot absorb B12 from food or supplements. The absorption of calcium, magnesium, folic acid, iron, vitamin D and zinc is then also blocked! Too little B12 can lead to tiredness, constipation, tingling and numbness in the hands, legs or feet, among other things. Balance disorders, concentration problems and depression can also occur with a deficiency!
Administering vitamin B12 as an injection offers various advantages for the body. Firstly, the depot is replenished very quickly as the vitamin B12 enters the bloodstream without passing through the gastrointestinal tract. In people who have difficulty absorbing the vitamin or whose absorption is blocked due to medication, the deficiency is very quickly compensated for. B12 as an injection is generally very well tolerated. An injection is useful for severe B12 deficiency or if a higher dose is required. It is administered (depending on the dose) from once a week to every three months.
Anyone who regularly takes one of the following medications often also has an increased need for zinc, as this is increasingly removed from the body:
- Stomach acid blockers (proton pump inhibitors)
- Agents against osteoporosis (biphosonates)
- Antihypertensives (ACE inhibitors)
- Dehydration tablets
- Anti-inflammatory drugs (cortisone)
- Birth control pills.
A zinc deficiency can reduce the formation of antibodies in the body and thus weaken the immune system. In addition, hair loss, delayed wound healing, increased susceptibility to infections, tiredness or muscle cramps can occur.
It makes sense to administer zinc via injections for people with chronic inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis), for example. But also during or after infections in the gastrointestinal tract, such as those that can occur with corona. Vegetarians and vegans also have a harder time absorbing zinc, as their food contains more phytate, a substance found in plants that is needed for photosynthesis, for example. In the human intestine, phytate hinders zinc absorption because it binds the trace element. Zinc injections are generally very well tolerated!
Coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinone; Q10 for short) is one of the most important antioxidants. It neutralises destructive free radicals and counteracts oxidative stress. Q10 supports our cellular respiration and energy production. Without coenzyme Q10, the body cannot convert the nutrients it absorbs into vital energy! Patients who take oral diabetes medication (glimepiride) or tricyclic antidepressants or neuroleptics have an increased requirement. Chronic inflammation or severe infections also reduce our Q10 levels. Our age also plays a role: the body’s own production decreases slightly from the age of 20. From the age of 40, there is a significant deficit that becomes more and more pronounced and reduces the performance of our cells. This can significantly delay the healing phase, especially after infections.
Infusions or injections with Q10 are a very good and quick way to promote healing in the context of severe or advanced illnesses and symptoms. As they are administered directly – i.e. without passing through the digestive tract – significantly greater therapeutic effects can be achieved than by taking them orally.
Lactic acid potency chord for muscle pain and tension
Muscle pain, tension and hardening (myogelosis) are often associated with hyperacidity of the connective tissue caused by the build-up of acidic metabolic products. Stored left-turning lactic acid in particular can play a role here, as it can only be broken down very slowly and is deposited in the tissue together with other acids and metabolic products. Here it can be helpful to work with lactic acid potency chord from dextrorotatory lactic acid (Acidum L(+)-lacticum). This provides a stimulus that promotes the metabolisation of left-turning lactic acid. The use of lactic acid potency chord for muscle pain and tension has a long and successful tradition in naturopathy.
Feel free to contact us about the above-mentioned treatment options and preparations or make an appointment directly!