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Repetitive Strain and carpal tunnel syndrome--how to beat them
« on: December 11, 2015, 01:33:02 am »
I have struggled on and off with these problems since college. I am a percussionist as a hobby/side-job, and I got my degree in percussion performance. As a result, I did a LOT of drumming around that age. Typing has also aggravated the problem. For many years the problem went away. It returned briefly for a few months, but now I have figured out how to beat it.

The RSI problems have returned twice, both when I was consuming lots of raw dairy plus bone meal. However, as soon as I started taking magnesium supplements this time, it went away.

Obviously, RSIs are an inflammation response. Different people have different amounts of natural inflammation response, so not everybody will get them to the same degree. However, for those of us who are prone, a solution has to exist. I believe a great deal of the inflammation response is actually to calcium crystals in the tendons, etc.. Calcium deposits easily in the body and has a very spiky surface. As a result, it tends to cause damage to the inside of the arteries, leading to blocked arteries. Anyone who has ever been cut by a sharp oyster shell knows how sharp and spiky calcium tends to be.

So how do we beat the problem?

1. Magnesium. It's something most people are deficient in, and it's calcium's antagonist in the body. I supplement with it from time to time, but there are foods that are rich in it.

2. Vitamin D, whether from Sun, fatty fish, or supplements. It moves calcium where it's supposed to go in the body.

3. Correct posture and movement, like the Gokhale Method. This won't completely solve the problem, but it helps, and it's generally useful for any physical activity.

I think another reason that calcium causes RSIs is because it's used by the body to contract the muscles. Magnesium is used for the opposite, and if your balance is too far toward calcium, those muscles in the affected areas can never fully relax and recover.

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Re: Repetitive Strain and carpal tunnel syndrome--how to beat them
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2015, 02:10:36 am »
Thanks for sharing this.  Magnesium can be hard to get in foods unless you eat tons of fish and shellfish.  My DH had carpal tunnel a few years back and his doctor prescribed B complex vitamins (which is rare in US; most times they push drugs).  B6 in particular helped him, and I think raw land animals are rich in that.  We make sure to get Mg and vitamin D.  In north, it is vitamin D winter now in many areas.  I tend to crave fish like herring in winter...probably no coincidence.

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Re: Repetitive Strain and carpal tunnel syndrome--how to beat them
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2016, 08:14:56 pm »
do you have a laptop? Rest your hand on the keyboard?

EMF from laptop causes carpal tunnel, big time.

If so get an emf meter and see how far the frequencies reach then get an external keyboard and make sure your hands dont go within range of the frequencies.
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Re: Repetitive Strain and carpal tunnel syndrome--how to beat them
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2016, 09:47:00 pm »
The point of eating this way is not to have to run and hide from every stray EMF, toxin, and stressor in your environment. But whatever.

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Re: Repetitive Strain and carpal tunnel syndrome--how to beat them
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2016, 11:03:00 pm »
I have a long history of orthopedic inflammation. While eating correctly eliminates daily pain, there are adhesions, what they call adhesive capsulitis and things like that, that have constrained the correct movement of some of my joints. Where the movement is constrained, injury gets repeated.

Magnesium supplementation is a must for me, as are sunbathing plus vitamin D supplementation, but I use movement exercises as the basis for healing. Years ago, I used to think that chiropractic was going to help, but I was disappointed in the results and developed my own hybrid routines based on yoga and pilates plus Feldenkrais, Yamuna, Egoscue, and Gokhale methods. (Of all these, Feldenkrais has given me the awareness of movement that guides me. Feldenkrais seemed weird at first - I went to one class and left disappointed, then I started watching Youtube Feldenkrais practitioners and learned its value.) I also use cupping, which decongests and feels great, and soaking in all sorts of delicious herbs, minerals, and clays.

Perhaps you can explore the movements in your affected joints. You'd be looking for ways in which your wrists are "limping" or compensating to avoid pain, but causing pain in other ways. Sometimes you find that the imbalance is muscular, which happens when you compensate for pain with an opposing muscle. Other times, you need to balance the stretchiness of the joint. Whatever you chose to do, you'll be moving fluids in and around the joints, and that is important.
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Re: Repetitive Strain and carpal tunnel syndrome--how to beat them
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2016, 04:32:45 am »
The point of eating this way is not to have to run and hide from every stray EMF, toxin, and stressor in your environment. But whatever.

Many people on fully raw animal diets report their carpal tunnel going away immediately after remvoing the emf damage from their wrists.

You are not invincible because of your diet. EMF affects you just like any other living being.

Do you rest your hands on your laptop while typing though?

Why do you make light of dangerous emf radiation yet consume unnatural and damaging supplements.

Heres the difference between nutrients in natural form vs supplement form. You think these are safe? Its like consuming broken glass.
« Last Edit: August 09, 2016, 04:42:13 am by svrn »
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Re: Repetitive Strain and carpal tunnel syndrome--how to beat them
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2016, 08:02:05 am »
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