Instead of Taking Blood Thinners

A recent New England Journal of Medicine reports that most emergency hospital visits for the elderly are caused by side effects and overdosing from taking blood thinners that are prescribed by doctors in order to prevent strokes and blood clots. Conventional doctors wait until you’re at risk of a stroke or have had your first stroke to prescribe blood thinners in hopes of preventing additional strokes.

What they don’t warn you about are the serious possible side effects from these drugs including internal bleeding, stomach ulcers, muscle aches and pains, headaches with dizziness, kidney failure and a boat load of other negatives that can destroy your health. However, there are several natural practices and herbs that possess powerful anti-inflammatory properties and also helps to thin the blood.

Most emergency hospital visits for the elderly are caused by side effects and overdosing from taking blood thinners that are prescribed by doctors in order to prevent strokes and blood clots. Serious side effects from these drugs including internal bleeding, stomach ulcers, muscle aches and pains, headaches with dizziness, kidney failure and a boat load of other negatives that can destroy your health. There are natural healing practices and herbs that can thin your blood naturally and safely.

Topping the list of natural thinners is the practice of doing hijama regularly. Hijama removes the dirty blood from your body. Dirty blood is a major cause of thickening your blood. When toxins, uric acid, dead red blood cells, dead white cells and other body waste gather together, they form dirty blood. If dirty blood is not removed from your body, it leads to all kinds of pain and ailments.

When dirty blood is removed from your body, the body gets rid of the accumulated toxins and waste. When these toxins and waste is removed, your blood naturally gets thinner and cleaner. It can now circulate better in the body and bring the nutrients and oxygen to the various internal organs (eg. heart, lungs, liver, kidney).

An experienced Hijama practitioner will first locate where the blockages are in the body. These locations are where the congestion of dirty blood are pooled together. Then the Hijama practitioner will track the path of pain. This is because the congestion of dirty blood does not occur in one or two points, but they occur in a path.

Only after the blockages are located, and the path of pain are tracked, then only will the experienced Hijama practitioner perform hijama accordingly. On the other hand, an amateur hijama practitioner will simply put a cup here and a cup there and make the cuts. For instance, if you go to a amateur hijama practitioner with a headache, he will put a cup or two on the head, and do hijama there whereas an experienced hijama practitioner will perform a much more comprehensive treatment to achieve relief.

Doing hijama regularly (every 4 months) is an effective way to make your blood thinner and healthier. When blood is thick, it is filled with body waste such as toxins, uric acids, dead red blood cells, dead white blood cells. Thick blood can be damaging to your health. When hijama is performed regularly, it cleans out the waste from the bloodstream, and the blood can flow smoothly again like a river, instead of a swamp.

Herbs are also beneficial to be used as blood thinners. Here are some of the herbs that are effective for thinning the blood effectively and safely.

Turmeric
Used in Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years, the richly golden spice turmeric is hailed for its ability to reduce pain and inflammation. Recent studies have revealed that its pain-killing properties compare with those of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs; however, turmeric does not cause the internal bleeding and digestive upset or toxicity to the liver that is found in some cases of individuals taking NSAIDs.

Bromelain
Bromelain is an enzyme found in pineapples that also has anti-inflammatory properties and is especially helpful in reducing pain and stiffness associated with arthritis when taken on an empty stomach. Its action is enhanced when taken in combination with turmeric and ginger. Additionally, bromelain is a wonderful digestive enzyme when taken with meals and helps break down proteins, protecting against the formation of uric acid crystals, which are responsible for causing gout and certain types of kidney stones.

Ginger
Ginger is one of the royal ancient spices of India, China and Japan whose action works to reduce inflammation of the joints and muscles as well as strengthening the immune system and reducing digestive upsets and vomiting. Ginger has been used medicinally for thousands of years and is most effective when used raw in a hot tea; however, it is also helpful when taken in powdered supplements.

Garlic
A favorite spice for many people — and a popular healing agent around the world — garlic is not only a potent anti-inflammatory herb, but has proven antimicrobial, antifungal and antiviral properties. Eating garlic raw or lightly cooked, or making garlic tea are several of the most effective methods for its medicinal use. Odorless, freeze-dried supplements are available for those who prefer to avoid the strong scent on their breath.

Pineapple contains the enzyme bromelain which provides protection again he formation of uric acid crystals, which is responsible for causing gout and kidney stones. Bromelain is also an excellent natural blood thinner.

Water
Simple, plain and life’s staple, water is perhaps one of the best blood thinners available. Allowing yourself to become dehydrated thickens the blood, causing it to clump together and form clots. Drinking enough clear, clean water each day helps keep the blood running smoothly through your circulatory and cardiovascular system, maintaining good health.

All these practices and herbs have the power to thin the blood. There are other foods as well, such as vitamins B6, D and E, omega-3 fatty acids, apple cider vinegar and strawberries that act as blood-thinning agents; and when used judiciously under the supervision of your health practitioner, may keep you healthy longer, prevent strokes and blood clots and help keep you off drugs and out of the hospital.

For more information or to schedule an HijamaHerbs appointment or emotional healing, call Amin Shah at 617-787-5151 or email – aminshah@shahclan.net.

HijamaHerbs is also available for ladies, performed by Nusrat Shah. For children, we normally do not perform hijama, however herbs, homeopathic remedies and emotional healing is performed.