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Herb Corner

                                                                      Cecelia Avitabile of The Herb Corner and Learning Center in
                                                                 Melbourne FL is a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner with  a Masters
                                                                   of Herbalism degree and over 20 years of  herbal experience.  A
                                                                   member of American Association of Drugless Practitioners and the
                                                                   American Herbalist Guild. Visit 321-757-7522

                                                                  EASING BONE SPURS NATURALLY
                                                                Bone spurs are tiny irregular growths or extra
                                                                protrusions on the surface of the bone or joint
                                                                margins. Normally people experience these on the spine,
               Take Control of Your Health With                 hands or feet. Bone spurs can go unnoticed for years and
                                                                symptoms may be undetected depending on where the spur is
              Herbs - Mankind’s Oldest Medicine                 located. You may notice restricted movement or inflammation
                 Herbs have been used as a standard practice    in the infected area and there may be sharp pain or a pinched
             of complementary health-care for  thousands  of    nerve that feels like needles digging into the area, or there can
             years. History has accumulated a vast knowledge    be numbness or weakness along the affected area.
             of healing with plants providing us with a huge vari-    Some causes of bone spurs can be injury to the bone or joint,
             ety of healing options.                            wear-and-tear associated with osteoarthritis, plantar fasciitis,
                 There are over 750,000 plants on the planet    tendonitis or other inflammatory conditions.  Or it can be due
             Earth and they all contain chemical  compounds     to hereditary factors where calcium absorption mechanisms tell
             that can be converted into hormones, vitamins and  the body to lay down calcium along the ligaments, tendons and
             minerals that address the root cause of the condi-  joints. The bone loss of osteoporosis encourages the body to
             tion, not just the symptoms. They work like preci-  compensate by developing spurs and new fibrous tissue around
             sion instruments providing over-all support for the  the spur. When this happens it can cause swelling, redness and
             body. The Herb Corner carries all your herbal needs  pain. As the tissue grows the network of tendons, nerves and
             and all herbs are 100% organic.                    ligaments become callused.
                                                                     With bone spurs the main symptoms are pain and
               Master Herbalist & Certified Nutritional Consultant on Staff  inflammation. Curcumin the yellow pigment in Turmeric
                                                                has been scientifically proven to reduce both pain and
              We Sell More Than Just Herbs!                     inflammation. In Asia it has been used and is still being used to
                                                                treat arthritis, bone spurs and to alleviate pain. Alfalfa contains
              Unique Jewelry- Rings, Necklaces, Bracelets,      many minerals necessary for healthy bone formation plus, it
              Earrings, , Raw and Tumbled Gemstones,            helps to ease pain and inflammation. When Calendula, Arnica
                                                                and Chamomile are infused in Grapeseed oil or Coconut oil
              Gemstone Animals, Eggs & Spheres, Salt Lamps in   and compressed on the affected area daily their constituents
              various sizes and shapes, Sage,  Candles, multi-  will improve circulation, reduce inflammation and reduce
              colored LED lightboxes,, Lip Balms,               discomfort. You can also add a pinch of Cayenne which contains
              Headache Sticks, Bar & Liquid                     capsaicin or Ginger to this oil to further relieve the pain. To
              Soaps, Salves, food-grade Essential               make the oil simmer ¼oz. Arnica, Chamomile and Calendula
              Oils, Unique Tea Diffusers, Tea Pots              in 2c. Grapeseed or Coconut oil for 2-3 hours. Cool, strain,
              & Oriental Mugs, Herbal Tumblers                  (don’t forget to add the pinch of Cayenne or Ginger) and
              and much, much more!!!                            bottle.  To use apply enough of this oil on to a cloth so it covers
                                                                the affected area. Compressing it for 30-60 minutes daily
                                                                overtime you should feel a reduction of pain and inflammation.
               Specializing In All Natural Products             Some lifestyle modifications to ease the pain of bone spurs
                                                                can be as simple as wearing proper fitting shoes. The correct
                     The Herb Corner                            shoe; ones that are not too tight and have shock absorbing soles
                                                                help distribute your weight properly easing the pain. Elevation
                          and Learning Center                   and cold compresses reduce swelling and inflammation. If
                                                                your bone spur is in your foot you can try rolling a small bottle
                         Hours: Wed-Fri. 10-5, Sat. 11-3        of frozen water around on the floor with your foot for a few
                                                                minutes. The ice reduces swelling and pain by constricting
                 277 N. Babcock St., Melbourne * 321-757-7522   blood vessels. Apple cider vinegar is great for helping bone
                                                                spurs. You can drink 1tsp. vinegar mixed with 8oz. water daily.
                                    Or you can apply a cloth soaked in vinegar to the affected area
                                                                for 30-60 minutes. Overtime this is said to reduce inflammation,
                                                                ease the pain and dissolve the spur.

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