Home Remedies for Numbness

  posted by: Dennis


numbnessNumbness is a common occurrence which affects any parts of the body including the face. However, this can be commonly experienced in area such as the arms, hand, fingers, legs, foot, and toes.  While occasional numbness and tingling sensation is pretty normal, oftentimes this could also indicate an underlying health condition. Below are some of the medical conditions which are possible causes why one feels numb.

  • Left or right side body numbness as a result of stroke
  • Poor blood circulation in a certain area of the body
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Nerve damage
  • Infection such as Shingles
  • Injury to the spinal nerves
  • Vitamin B12 deficiency
  • Diabetes
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Damages to the nerve brought by smoking and alcohol consumption

Severe cases and persistent attacks of numbness in a certain body part especially when swelling and burning feelings are present should be given medical treatment immediately. During mild cases, however, there are several home remedies for numbness which can help you reduce it and alleviate discomfort. They’re given below, so make sure to continue reading.

Natural Remedies for Body Numbness

Once the underlying cause has been identified, it is pretty important that you stick to your doctor’s orders. For instance, if diabetes is causing the condition, the patient should take measures such as regulating his blood sugar levels.

Exercising regularly can also provide great benefit in improving blood flow in the body thus should be done on a regular basis. Walking and swimming are among the great exercises for the condition. One must also avoid prolonged sitting and standing. You should always reposition yourself every 20 minutes or take stretching to avoid occurrence of the problem.

Nutritional deficiencies should be given proper attention. Intake of foods rich in Vitamin B12 and other supplements are suggested for the body to function optimally. Potassium, calcium, and sodium rich foods can be eaten but not too excessively since abnormal levels of these can also contribute to numbing of the body parts especially the lower extremities.

Heat application and massage can also help in increasing the blood circulation in the affected area therefore provide soothing relief to the problem. Acupressure is another alternative where one can seek great benefit. Herbal teas and other homeopathic remedies such as the ginkgo biloba help in reducing numbness. Rosemary, eucalyptus, and mustard oil can also provide great benefits for pain.

Finally, you must make sure that you get rid of other triggering factors such as smoking and alcohol which can actually impede the circulation and flow of the blood thus posing one not just to threats of body numbing but as well as other serious health conditions.




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Date: August 8, 2011 | Category: General Health
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