Dr. Singha's Solutions to Common Ailments
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Cystitis (bladder infection)

ORGAN

bulletbladder

SPINAL ADJUSTMENT

bulletlumbar 1-5 and sacrum

ACUTE SYMPTOMS

bulletblood in urine

bulletpain in the urethra

DISCOMFORT

bulletchill

bulletburning sensation in the bladder and on passing urine (men only)

Cystitis is just as likely to be caused by a chill as by excessive consumption of a particular kind of alcohol. An attack occurs when the urethras - tubes that lead from the kidneys to the bladder - become inflamed. Infection also can be communicated to the kidneys from the colon.

It is important to drink as much liquid as possible. I recommend:

bullet1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind - not the juice

bullet1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Boil in 1½ litres of water and drink while hot. If no lemon or cinnamon is available, use cranberry juice, but you must warm it first.

If you are unable to find the above ingredients, drink sage or camomile tea in the meantime.

The following barley soup can also be most helpful.

bullet6 cinnamon sticks

bullet6 cloves

bullet6 cardamoms (black for men, white for women)

bullet40 juniper berries

bullet1 teaspoon fennel seeds

bullet1 cup barley

bullet3 litres water

Boil the concoction down to 1½ litres - filter and consume while hot.

Eat no protein of any kind and eat vegetables and fruit exclusively for 48 hours. Healthfood stores can usually recommend specific herbal teas and tissue salts for cystitis.

FRESH JUICE RECIPE

Make 500ml from equal amounts of the following juices:

bulletcarrot

bulletspinach

bulletparsley

bulletraw beetroot

bulletcucumber

Add a pinch each of salt, black pepper, cinnamon and ground roasted cumin seeds. Drink undiluted. Eat 1 pomegranate or 500g of watermelon while doing so. It is also helpful if you chew the seeds of the pomegranate and watermelon.