Raw Juice Therapy for Pyorrhea
The patient should commence the treatment with a short juice fast for 3 to 5 days. The juice of a fresh orange or carrot diluted with water should be taken at 2 hourly intervals from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during this period.
Diet Therapy for Pyorrhea
After the juice fast, the patient should spend a further 3 to 5 days on an exclusive fresh fruit diet. In this course of therapy, he should have 3 meals a day, at 5 hourly intervals of fresh juicy fruits such as apples, pears, grapes, grape-fruit, oranges, pineapple and melon. A permanent aid for this problem has been found in the use of natural raw foods and in drinking a sufficient quantity of carrot and spinach juice.
Subsequently the patient may embark upon a balanced diet, with emphasis on fresh fruits, green salads, whole meal bread, properly cooked vegetables, cheese, nuts, and milk. The bowels should be cleansed on a daily basis during this period with a warm water enema. If constipation is habitual, all steps should be taken for its eradication.
White bread, white sugar and all refined and tinned foods must be totally given up. Condiments, sauces, alcohol, coffee and strong tea as well as meat and other flesh foods should also be avoided. The patient should also keep away from starchy and sticky foods.
Home Remedies for Pyorrhea
1. The teeth and gum, like other parts of the body require exercise. This can be achieved by eating hard and fibrous foods. Wheat is especially valuable in the prevention and treatment of Pyorrhea.
2. Chewing unripe guava is an excellent tonic for teeth and gums. It stops the bleeding from gums due its styptic effect and richness in vitamin C. Chewing its tender leaves also helps in curing bleeding from gums and keeps the teeth healthy.
3. Lemon and lime are also useful in Pyorrhea due to their high vitamin C content. They toughen the gums and teeth and are very useful for preventing and curing acute inflammations of the gum margins.
4. Raw spinach juice is another important food remedy for the prevention and treatment of Pyorrhea because of its advantageous effect on the teeth and gums. This effect is usually enhanced if the spinach juice is taken in combination with carrot juice.
Other Remedies for Pyorrhea
The daily dry friction and hip bath and the breathing and other exercises should form a part of the morning routine. A hot Epsom salt bath taken twice weekly will also be beneficial. As regards local treatment, the teeth should be cleansed every morning and night with a little lemon juice squeezed on the toothbrush, after it has been dipped into warm water. Afterwards mouth should be well rinsed with warm water containing lemon juice. The forefinger of the right hand should be rubbed gently over the gums for a minute or two after each brushing.
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