Bone fractures require help from a cast to prevent movement of the body part where the fracture occurred but those casts can be hot and definitely cause some intense itching. Most traditional doctors don’t have a solution to the hot, itchy affects of wearing a cast that will help speed up the healing but alternative doctors believe there are natural treatments that can help speed the healing process of broken bones or fractures.
The first natural treatment is probiotics, which can help to enhance your vitamin K intake. The ingredients found in Vitamin K can help speed up the process of healing fractures. Look for probiotics that are to be refrigerated and follow the dosage on the label. Vitamin D helps to strengthen bones and also helps the body absorb calcium much easier. Take 400 iu’s of vitamin D everyday, but you can also get vitamin D by soaking up some sun. Going outside on a sunny day for at least 30 minutes can help your body make its own vitamin D.
Although calcium is important for strong, healthy bones the type of calcium can make a big difference. Find a supplement that contains the following to get the best type of calcium that will help speed the natural healing process of fractures. Take 1,000 mgs of calcium with silicon, magnesium, boron, and manganese in it. You should get at least 250 to 500 mgs of magnesium, 2 mgs of boron, and 10 mgs of manganese everyday. If you are having difficulty finding the calcium supplement with silicon in it, try looking for horsetail. Drink 2 to 3 cups a day of horsetail tea. Use 2 teaspoons of per cup of boiling water. Don’t use herb extract to make the tea.
The following changes in eating habits can also help to speed the healing process of bone fractures naturally. Eating more green, leafy vegetables everyday can help speed the healing process of bone fractures, drink less coffee and stop drinking soda pop, both of these foods block calcium absorption, especially soda pop that contains phosphoric acid, which sucks out calcium from your body. Another way to speed the healing process of fractures is to get them moving soon after the cast is off. If one of your legs were in a cast, you can get in a pool and do bicycle type exercises for 5 to 10 minutes a day to help strengthen the bones in the legs and speed the healing process. Water is a great natural healer and water exercise is a great exercise.