A lot of our body pain and discomfort is caused by the hydrocephalus (excess CSF fluid on the brain). This fluid subtly compresses the brain and intereferes with normal function. There are two specific areas that contribute directly to the pain we feel. One is a band across the top of our brain (from side to side) that monitors and controls the sensations felt in parts of our body, the hands, arms, shoulders, legs, etc., it’s called the Primary Somatosensory Cortex – which is probably compromised by the excess fluid above it. The other area is at the bottom of our brains, in the cerebellum (the hind-brain) which as we know, is being pushed towards the Foramen Magnum (hole in the bottom of the skull where our spinal cord comes though) and it is being gradually compressed.
So, if Magnesium is the link to reducing this subtle compression then we need to know more about how to get it into our system. So, here’s a bit more on Magnesium:-
For example, Magnesium is in the following foods in various amounts:
Nuts – Almonds, Cashew Nuts, Peanuts (and peanut butter)
Vegetables & pulses – Spinach, Black Beans, Kidney Beans, Brocolli, Jacket Potato
Cereals – some Breakfast cereals, Brown Rice
Fish & Meat – Salmon, Halibut, Chicken, Ground Beef
There are lots of others, this is just a ‘taster’ so to speak!
If you can get it from your diet it’s all well and good but the truth of the matter is, many of us are well depleted and probably not getting nearly enough. We can take Magnesium Supplements orally but they have the often undesired effect of loosening the bowel (ok for those with constipation though!)
So, what are we left with, well we can absorb it through our skin and, when applied this way, we don’t have the undesired bowel effects, or the extra stress on the liver. The obvious way is to take a bath in ‘Epsom Salts’, or if you don’t have the energy for a bath, there was a very good suggestion on this forum to take foot-baths using Epsom Salts.
For those of you who can tolerate oil, you can obtain Transdermal Magnesium Spray in the UK from Dr Sarah Myhill’s website:-
Or, I’ve read that you can make your own ‘Magnesium Cream’ (though I haven’t tried this yet!):-
Mix a tablespoon of epsom salts, using as little cooled pre-boiled water as possible, until it dissolves, then add this slowly to some Aqueous cream, or similar and apply directly to the painful area (or to the arms, legs or whatever, if you’re not in pain). I’m gonna give it a go though.
Hope this helps,