Nice to be flexible! I am going off the normal path of discussions about cancer, baking soda, PTR breathing, and alkaline diet. Still though, this is a story about reclaiming one’s natural health. The issue: Trigger Thumb – a painful triggering or locking of the thumb which greatly hinders the normal use of the hand.
Here is a event that happened to someone that I know very well – my wife, Alice. She and I were doing some research about natural cures for cancer when she asked, “Do you think people would be interested in how I cured Trigger Thumb?” I would if I had a painful locking thumb or finger.
I asked her to write about it. Here is what she said:
Several years ago I was diagnosed with the painful condition known as Trigger Thumb. After visits to several medical practitioners, surgery was suggested. A few days before my appointment with the hand surgeon, I talked with my Rolfer who suggested I apply wet heat to the thumb.
I put boiling water in the bottom of a tall stainless steel travel mug. I used a Starbucks travel mug. The point was to let the steam soften the thumb joint. I obviously did not let the water itself touch my thumb, just the steam.
I put my thumb in the cup, using the palm of my hand as a seal. Raising my hand up and down controlled the heat, as I did not want to burn myself. I let this process take about eight to ten minutes.
After a few minutes the joint did soften and was unrestricted. . . . temporarily. As the heat in my thumb wore off, the condition returned. So I repeated the process four to five times a day for two, three days. Each time the relief lasted a bit longer than the time before, until it was totally healed.
It worked for me! Haven’t had the trigger thumb condition since that one time.
This could be beneficial, so I asked a few questions that others may be thinking about asking:
Me: Alice, how long ago did that happen?
Alice: 10 years
Me: How much do think it would have cost for surgery? How about the surgery’s success rate?
Alice: I have no idea.
Me: And why did you choose not to have surgery?
Alice: Cured it myself!
Me: Duh! Makes sense to me (laughing at mySelf).
Me: How long did this thumb soaking take, from start to finish?
Alice: 3 days
Me: Three days! Thats it?
Me: How long did you have this trigger thumb situation?
Alice: About a month, and the pain increased in intensity quite rapidly. I knew I had to do something about it.
Me: What were some of the different modalities you tried before the StarBucks steamer cup?
Alice: Lets see. . . chiropractor, rolfer, sports practitioner. They all suggested surgery. Even the Rolfer who suggested wet heat as perhaps having at least a chance also suggested surgery. But, I am thankful he thought that if maybe I isolated the spot with direct heat it would soften the jont, and then maybe, just maybe it might work. Other than that surgery was starting to become my only option. It was getting painful.
Me: You say it has been ten years huh? That is pretty good! Congratulations!
Me If anyone has a question would you be willing to answer?
I asked Alice if she would be willing to do a video to show how she did it? I think she said yes. I am still learning the camera, so it may be a little bit. Unless of course, we can get Mark to do another one. His camera work was great on the video featured on this link which was me discussing my 8th day on baking soda molasses mixture. There was a video link on it showing the procedure. You can see me in action on YouTube here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yl8Y8I_TsjI
By the way, here is a sample of the type of travel cup Alice used – tall type with a stainless steel rim for comfort and sealing as well good insulation to hold the heat: Thermos Stainless King 16-Ounce Leak-Proof Travel Mug, Midnight Blue The tall part of the mug is important because the hot water sits far enough below the thumb or finger to ‘steam’ it without contact with the water. Just make sure the hot hot water is safely below your index.
Next up. . . either PTR Breathing or using Atomidine supplemental iodine to attack precancerous skin spots. Or – maybe an Alkaline
food dish or two!
Good night! Vernon “Vito” Johnston