In severe cases, the patient should be put on a short juice fast for four or five days before being given the optimum diet. Carrot, beet, citrus fruits, apple and pineapple may be used for juices. All vitamins of the B group have proved extremely advantageous in the prevention and cure of neuritis. The disorder has been helped when vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, and pantothenic acid have been given together, and tremendous pain, weakness and numbness in some cases have been relieved within an hour. The patient should avoid white bread, white sugar, refined cereals, meat, fish, tinned foods, tea, coffee, and condiments which are at the root of the trouble, by continuously flooding the tissues with acid impurities.
Certain remedies have been found very useful in the treatment of neuritis. One such therapy is soyabean milk. A cupful of soyabean milk mixed with a teaspoonful of honey should be taken every night in this condition. It tones up the nervous system due to its rich concentration of lecithin, vitamin B1 and glutanic acid. Soyabean milk is prepared by soaking the beans in water for about twelve hours. The skin of the beans is then removed and after a meticulous wash, they are turned into a fine paste in a grinding machine. The paste is mixed with water, three times its quantity. The milk should then be boiled on a slow fire, stirring it frequently. After it becomes little cooler, it should be strained through a cheese cloth and sugar added.
Barley brew is another useful remedy for neuritis. It is prepared by boiling one-quarter cup of all natural pearled barley in two quarters of water. When the water has boiled down to about one quarter, it should be strained cautiously. For better results, it should be mixed with butter-milk and lime juice. Raw carrot and spinach have proved helpful in neuritis as both these vegetables are rich in elements, the lack of which has led to this disease. The quickest and most effective way in which the body can attain and incorporate these elements is by drinking daily at least half a liter of the combined raw juices of carrot and spinach.
The patient should be given two or three hot Epsom-salt baths weekly. He should remain in the bath for twenty five to thirty minutes. The affected parts should also be bathed a number of times on a daily basis in the hot water containing Epsom salt. The patient should undertake walking and other moderate exercises.
(Last Updated on : 02-04-2014)
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