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Earthworms Help Patients Walk

How can earthworms alleviate leg pain? Well, it depends on what’s causing the pain.

Is it Intermittent Claudication?

Do you experience buttock or leg pain while exercising? Does the pain worsen as you walk briskly or uphill? Most likely the pain results from a condition called intermittent claudication. This condition is caused by arterial disease in the pain-affected leg. Atherosclerosis creates considerable narrowing in the arteries, impairing circulation and decreasing oxygen to the leg, which leads to pain.

What can you do?

First, while in pain, stop moving. Rest, even while standing, will ease the pain. Next, modify the health factors that put you at risk for intermittent claudication. Risk factors mimic those that increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as a sedentary lifestyle or obesity should be avoided. Maintain an exercise schedule, try walking for 30 minutes 3 times a week.

How can your doctor help?

There are pharmaceutical options like cilostazol (Pletal) or pentoxifylline (Trental) that your doctor may prescribe. Physiotherapy or rehabilitative measures may also be in order. Only in severe, disabling cases would a doctor suggest surgery.

Perhaps the most helpful option and best recommendation for intermittent claudication is tied to those earthworms. Doctors prescribe lumbrokinase, an enzyme known for its ability to digest fibrin and derived from earthworms to combat the condition. It has proven to be safe and highly effective. The Boluoke® brand of lumbrokinase is also well researched and maintains high product standards.

Homepath Autumn L Drouin, DVM, ND touts the benefits of Boluoke, sharing that two of her patients over the age of 80 had very favorable results. Says Drouin, “I do not hesitate to use Boluoke for patients with a history of intermittent claudication or any other form of atherosclerosis. And I personally take one capsule twice daily as a preventive measure.”

Read the full article here: Earthworms helped two patients walk | Tara Natural Medicine