Lupus is an uncommon problem, you can say quite unheard of. Well, this is related to autoimmune system, wherein the system goes awry. The autoimmune system of the body attacks the tissues of the body causing certain complications like skin rashes, blood count abnormalities, fatigue and joint pains to name a few.
There are a few simple home remedies that you need to first understand and then apply to reduce flare up, prevent and cope in a better way.
Effective Home Remedies For Lupus
A healthy diet is no secret, we all know about it. But are we implementing it seriously? Take a note and include whole cereals, greens, fruits, nuts and dairy products in your diet. Fruits and vegetables should be fresh, it is not enough to just eat them in large quantities .
Rest And Relaxation
You feel rundown and exhausted for no reason and the normal rest routine does not improve the condition. You should go beyond the nap or rest, take your sleep of the night seriously and find time out for breaks between the usual work routine.
A warm rub of water with few drops of aromatic oil will give a relaxed feeling. Even a warm shower will get you much needed relief from aches and pains.
Aromatherapy is helpful in looking after the symptoms of stress. Stress reduction is crucial for lupus. You can try lavender or rosemary essential oil in a humidifier or in a diffuser. You can simply put a drop of any of the essential oils of your choice in a bowl of hot water.
The wafting aromatic vapors of these oils will fill up the place around you and uplift the mood and spirit. The incense sticks also play the same role, that is why they are linked closely with meditation and prayers.
Muscle Relaxation Techniques
It is better to learn muscle relaxation techniques. These give you control over your body and in turn your ability to manage your pains improves. Body learns to handle the complications brought about by nervous system. Progressive muscle relaxing technique raises your awareness of various sets of muscles in the first phase and then teaches you to tense these muscle groups one at a time and then release.
As with the muscle relaxing technique, same with yoga. Yoga has a very simple method of complete body relaxation. One round of 20 minutes is considered therapeutic. This posture is called corpse posture (shavasana). You are to lie flat on your back with your arms lying by your side and feet about a foot apart from each other. The body has to be in complete relaxation, you have to relax all the body parts one one.
Once all the muscles and organs are brought in a relaxed position keep taking deep breaths and pay attention only to your breathing and to nothing else. Yoga not only relaxes your body, but also calms your mind. Exercise of any kind helps in curtailing your lupus flare up. Do yoga or go for a jog or swim or for light exercises in the gym. They improve your general health and promote the feel good factor.
Protect From Sun
The rashes coming on your body can be prevented by being careful with exposure to sun. Do all that is possible, be it wearing shades, using sunscreen, full sleeves, hat, umbrella and what have you. To top it all, avoid going out during peak sun hours.
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