This past week my husband and I make a weekend trip to Dr. Tim Jennings Class in Collegedale Tennessee. While we were there my husband had a Kidney Stone attack. He admitted to feeling a little discomfort before we left but did not think it would become a problem over the weekend. The lack of proper fluids during the four and a half hour car trip likely contributed to the active stones becoming painful.
One of the worst things you can do when having a kidney stone issue is to allow yourself to become dehydrated. The walls of the vessels in the kidneys are lined with nerve tissue. When the fluids in the kidneys are allowed to fall off the vessels will collapse around the stones causing all the rough edges to rip and tear into the nerve tissue as they pass through the kidneys. Staying hydrated fills the vessels with fluid keeping the stones buoyant, floating in the center with much less ripping and tearing into all that nerve tissue.
I learned a lot over the two days in a hotel with a husband passing a kidney stone. First, hot fomentations can be done very effectively in a hotel room. I wet and rung out the two small hand towels, then put them in the microwave for 1.5 minutes. This made them steaming hot, by the time the towels made it across the room to the bed they were the perfect heat to place over the kidney area. The stone began in the back and moved to the front over the next few hours. The wet heat kept the kidney calm and the pain all but gone. He had some Advil, over the counter pain medication that proved an additional help with the pain. I also massaged the area with our Anti-Spasmodic Salve. The M&L Salve is normally perfect for topical muscle spasms. The Anti-Spasmodic Salve is a bit stronger and proved helpful over the weekend.
Friday night to Saturday morning he slept well but the pain began to escalate in the morning. Likely because he was not keeping well hydrated during the night while he was sleeping. The last time I visited Dr. Tim’s Class I was introduced to another natural healer. I approached the woman and she was glad to help. She provided an excellent herbal aid for calming the spasm and knocking out the pain. After using her suggestions Michael did not need any additional pain meds.
Her suggestion was to use a mix of chlorophyll, Zinc, and Peppermint Oil added into 4 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice. According to her material she uses this mix as a morning drink upon rising to flush the kidneys and keep them functional. This combination has the nutrients to break up crystals and stones while it cleans out any uric acid. This morning “zinger” is especially good if you have a propensity toward kidney or bladder infections.
After noting the benefits Michael received from using this mix I decided to duplicate the procedure and try it on myself also. My kidneys are a weak spot in my body so I’m always open to any herbal support for the kidneys. Natural Healers will often come at these common issues from different directions. There is always more than one way to clear any issue in the body. Discovering this great support which seems to really help with the pain was a true gift.