Transitory or transientischemic attacks are also called mini-strokes. There can be noticed, or go unnoticed and cause problems from lack of blood flow and oxygen to the brain. TIAs can be a forerunner to a major stroke but not always so. It is a warning sign to change your lifestyle.
The warning signs of stroke are dizziness, pressure on the chest, headaches, sleep disturbances, irritability and exhaustion.
Medical perspective is to moderate the lifestyle but may include antidepressants that can calm stress (but they have side effects and reduce the quality of life). They may also use other drugs to regulate blood pressure (more side effects and toxicity). They will likely prescribe statin drugs to reduce cholesterol but that has side effects of its own.
Natural perspective is that there is an imbalance in the body. It is an opportunity to look in the mirror and take stock of your life and make some changes so you don’t end up dead, or worse in a nursing home or on disability. The following are ideas to help you find health and peace in your life. Why not feel good mentally, physically and emotionally? Find a way to laugh and love life. Walk at least 10 minutes a day.
For serious stroke prevention, change your diet now to eliminate tobacco, alcohol, coffee, soda, and fast foods. That will help 80% of the there. Remember to eat three meals a day with protein. Incorporate more fruits and vegetables.
Natural supplements, the 2 must-haves are:
Garlic (Kyolic brand is really odorless). 2 capsules twice a day for help with blood pressure and cholesterol. It may be that simple.
Fish oil at 6,000 mg a day is also essential for cardiovascular health. It also acts as an anti-inflammatory. This is not a concentrated Omega 3; plain fish oil is more like real fish.
Herbs for TIA
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
These gentle herbs can be used daily to improve stress and protect cardiovascular health; use one capsule of each 2 times a day or mix and match.
Rosemary to provide cardio health, arterial strength and better memory.
Melissa to regulate nerves and stress condition and may help on irregular heartbeat.
Hawthorn berries act as a nerve relaxant, mildly on blood pressure and is a tonic for the heart.
Gingko strengthens veins and arteries as well as improves memory and circulation.
Cell Salts to Help with TIA
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
This formula may be taken over a long period of time.
#6 Kali phos 6X – to reduce stress, nerve support
#9 Nat mur 6X – digestion, emotions
#11 Nat sulph 6X – supports the liver, cholesterol regulation
Transient Ischemic AttackHomeopathics
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
Involve the person in physical and positive activities. Use their constitution. Temporary loss of oxygen to parts of the brain is an early warning sign of stroke. See Stroke prevention and Stroke Natural Remedies
Arnica – acute attacks; blood pressure to the head and ice cold extremities and an oppressive feeling; face is very red and swollen.
Causticum – the person shows signs of limb weakness, has speech disturbances and is sensitive to cold; depressive attitude is improved with wet, rainy weather.
Cuprum metallicum – with the beginning of contractures with cramping and drawing of the affected extremities.
Gelsemium – for older people with residual lameness and weakness of the afflicted side; may have trembling and double vision.
Lachesis – the unconsciousness fades; lameness of particularly of the left side.
Opium – deep comas; breathing is strenuous; eyes have no reaction, the pupils are small or very wide, no light reactions; pulse is slow, large and strong; highly recommended remedy for a long-lasting coma.
Source: Dave's Healing Notes