Our Readers Ask
"The doctors from U.S.A are against the massages with alcohol"
I live in the Usa and I have an 11 month old daughter. Every time she has fever, I think about the massage with alcohol my grandmother used to apply to me and about the hot teas she used to make me drink. The fever would get lower in only one night, through perspiration. Here, the doctors are against massages, not only in the case of the children, but also in that of the adults. It seems that nobody has ever heard of this simple and effective method. Taking into consideration my daughter"s age, I would like to know what the risks are and at what age I could apply a massage to her, possibly with vinegar diluted in water, if the alcohol vapors may be inhaled and if their inhalation is dangerous. I am also interested in some other natural remedies that can be used in order to avoid the medicines (Tylenol, for example). Thank you very much for your help.
"Our little daughter suffers from leptomeningeal cyst"
We are two desperate parents. We have only one child: a daughter who is 10 years old and who has grown up normally and who has very good results at school. Our terrible sorrow is that one year ago she started to have frequent headaches (every two days or even more often). As a result of the consultations (including computerized tomography) the doctors detected a right polar temporal leptomeningeal cyst (37/20 mm), with liquid density, constitutional. We were told that the surgery was not recommended. Our daughter has not undergone any specific medicinal treatment and we would like to resort to some natural treatments. We insistently ask the ones who know remedies against this disorder to contact us as soon as possible. Thank you very much! We wish you to be in good health!
Cucu Constantin- str. Castanilor nr.1, sc. A, apt. 39, Bacau, tel. 0722/744603
"Our son is confronted with a permanent nausea"
I have a son who is 11 years and 6 months old and who has been confronted with a permanent nausea and inappetence for two months. He has neither pain nor fever. He has run a lot of medical tests and all the results were good. The doctors prescribed him Zentel and Geordino Fug, as they thought that he might suffer from giardiasis, but the situation has not changed. He also took vitamins, but with no results, as the nausea persists. Hoping that someone has been confronted with this disorder and could advise me what to do, I thank you in advance and I am desperately looking forward to getting an answer from you.
Victoria B. Bucharest
"I suffer from diffuse goiter"
I am 32 years old and when I was 20 years old, the doctors detected a diffuse goiter. I underwent a treatment, I felt well for a certain period of time and then my condition got worse. Now my neck looks horrible, the goiter is very big. I am afraid of undergoing a surgery and I would like to undergo a natural treatment. If you know a treatment against the disease I suffer from, please, let me know about it. Thank you very much!
Corina Bacsir- loc. Creaca, Jud. Salaj
"I suffer from hyperfolliculinism"
I am 39 years old and I write you hoping that someone knows more about the estrogen excess (hyperfolliculism), respectively progesterone deficit. Is there any natural treatment (plants that are rich in progesterone), which could fight against the extremely unpleasant states caused by this hormonal disturbance and by its consequences? What are its causes? Are they the menopause symptoms? Thank you very much!
"My father has a tumor at the suprarenal gland with metastases"
This is a desperate appeal to the readers of this great magazine! My 70 year old father has a tumor at the suprarenal gland, with metastases. He underwent a surgery a few days ago, but the doctors said that nothing could be done from the surgical point of view and they closed him up. Is there any remedy, any natural or allopathic treatment that could save my fathers life? Please, sympathize with me and help me! Any advice could be useful to us! Thank you very much!
Carmen- Bucharest, tel. 021/3127226, 0722/714947
"After having undergone a mastectomy, my aunt suffers from erysipelas at her left arm"
My 71 year old aunt underwent a surgery in October 1994, being diagnosed with atypical carcinoma and having her right breast surgically removed. She underwent a radical mastectomy with Madden type completion. In 1995 she took 45 sessions of cobalt radiotherapy. She underwent a treatment with Tamoxifen for two years. In 1999 she got erysipelas at her left arm and she underwent a treatment with Penicillin and Endotelon. In July 2002 she got erysipelas again and she underwent a treatment with Klacid (antibiotic) for one week. The oncologist advised her to use a medical elastic dressing during the day for as long time as she can bear it. However, her arm is swollen, got hard and she has pains at her joints. I would like to ask those who know a natural treatment or any other way of curing, to help my aunt. We are looking forward to getting an answer as soon as possible. Thank you very much!
Elena Ciuca- Ploiesti
"I need a natural treatment against ankylosing spondylitis"
My wife is 43 years old and she suffers from ankylosing spondylitis. When she has attacks, she has terrible pains at her hips, ankles, knees and back. The medicines are less and less effective. If you know any natural receipts (teas, plants baths), please, let me know about them as they might alleviate her pains. Thank you very much!
Barbu Oprea- B.dul Republicii nr. 29, apt. 9, Timisoara, cod 1900, tel. 0256/200612
"I feel that my nerves grow weaker"
I am 26 years old and I turn to you as my last hope. My problem is the following : even though I do not live in stressing conditions and I do not have a job that exhausts me, I feel that my nerves grow weaker, I cannot put my thoughts together (I forget important things, I am apathetic, absent-minded etc.). I have been in this state of mind for almost one year. I have tried all kind of remedies, I stayed in the countryside for a period of time, I listened to a lot of relaxing, therapeutic music, but with no effect. In the morning I wake up exhausted, at noon my tonus gets extremely low and in the evening I have difficulty in falling asleep. I cannot relax myself, I cannot gain vigor. If I go on like this, I will be excluded from society as I am not good at anything any more. Moreover, I am very nervous and agitated. I do not want to resort to medicinal psychiatric medicines, as I do not trust them at all. Please, recommend me some natural treatments, which should fortify the nervous system and the memory. Thank you very much!
Livia M. Brasov
"My mother has polyps on her large intestine"
I turn to the readers of this magazine, hoping that someone will give me a piece of advice. My mother was diagnosed with polyps on her large intestine, but she does not want to undergo surgery. She would rather undergo a natural treatment. Thank you very much! May God give you a lot of good health!
Mariana Vlad- com. Ciochina, sat Orezu, Jud. Ialomita
"At the age of 23 years old, I suffer from alopecia"
My suffering may be much smaller than that of the many people who write you; however I believe that you will help me get cured. I valued my hair a lot; three years ago, it was long and trim. My problems started after taking the graduation exam. The doctors told me that I suffered from a form of alopecia (pelade) and I underwent treatments that consisted in local infiltrations with acetate hydrocortisone, anti-stress medicines and Revalid, Ca, Mg and ray therapies. They all had no result. As soon as a certain area got cured and was covered by hair, another spot appeared. I also tried some popular remedies, with aloe and garlic, I bought Selsure and Nizoral from the pharmacyThis year I had the chance of going to Germany, to my mother"s, for three months; there I saw a doctor who prescribed me Ecural solution, but now, some other spots have appeared. What should I do? I try all that I hear that could be effective, but. How could I stop the occurrence of some new spots? Please, help me before I start believing in curses and spells! Thank you for your understanding and help!
Elena Vrinceanu- Comanesti, Jud. Bacau, tel. 0740/863322
"Is there any natural treatment against aphthous stomatitis?"
I have been suffering from aphthous stomatitis since I was a child. Now, the aphthae in my mouth occur periodically; from the size of a match head, they grew to have the size of a coin, being localized all inside my mouth and even inside my throat, and being extremely painful. I would like to know if there is any treatment that should stop the occurrence of other ulcerations. Thank you in advance!
Cristian Stavreschi- Galati
"I need a good psychologist"
I really need a psychologist. I do not know where to ask in order to get a phone number and a name of a man willing to listen to me, if not to help me. Please, could you help me with this problem?
"I need to find out an association of the people who suffer from Down syndrome"
I am a medical assistant and I have two sons: the first one is a student and the other one has some health problems: L. Down disease and slight oligophrenia. He is 15 years and a half old and he is in the eighth form at the School for the Disabled from Alexandria. I need to find the address of an association of the people who suffer from L. Down Syndrome, so that I could take counsel with other parents who are confronted with the same torment. I want to endeavor regarding my son, as this child has a right to life and to social integration, too. I cannot find support anywhere: at school, at the Childs Protection Office! Thank you very much!
Elena Tanase- str. Dunarii 222, bl. 901, sc. E, apt. 43, Alexandria, Jud. Teleorman, cod 0700
Our readers answer
"Is it possible for an eye secretion to be naturally treated?"
(Answer for Cojocaru Ioana- Bacau, F.As nr. 460)
Let me recommend you the Swedish bitter, both against the ocular secretion and against conjunctivitis. You can buy it from Plafar or from the pharmacy. Smear your eyelids with a few drops of bitter and keep your eyes closed for 1-2 minutes, until the bitter gets completely evaporated. If it gets inside your eyes or if you have some smarting sensations, you should not worry as nothing bad will happen. Moreover, your eyes will collect the secretions from the entire day. For the beginning, I advise you to smear your eyes as frequently as you can, every time you remember, until the disorder is over. Then you should do the same every evening, before going to sleep, to maintain and improve your sight. I also advise you not to wash your eyes after smearing them, but only the next morning. I have personally tried this treatment and it was amazingly effective - I tell you this as I have tried all the eye drops existing in pharmacies and they were not effective at all against conjunctivitis. The results of the treatment with bitter occur almost immediately and they are irreversible. I wish you to be in good health! Best regards,
"I suffer from advanced dysplasia"
(Answer for M.D. Canada, F.As nr. 519)
Dear Lady, I was confronted with a similar situation, too. The doctors advised me to undergo surgery for removing the affected mammary tissue. As I knew from other friends that these surgeries would continue over and over again (as the mammary tissue would be continuously influenced by tumors and would turn into dysplastic tissue), I looked for some other solutions. The treatment prescribed by Dr. Irina Spuderca - who helped me save my breast, without a surgery was very effective. From what she explained to me, I know that you can find this treatment in Usa, too, her native country. I advise you to contact this doctor at tel. 0723/510737, and to ask her to give you the address from your country. Let me also mention that I have heard about this treatment that I underwent and that helped me a lot, by the medium of "Formula As" magazine and I want to thank it a lot for helping me to remain a woman.
Andreea- Bucharest, tel. 0722/131424
"After having undergone two mikleg surgeries I have terrible pains"
(Answer for Traian Codreanu- Brasov, F.As nr. 521)
I also had the problems you have and, as I had read in "Formula As" about the therapies applied at the Recovery center "Bioactive", located at Calea Calarasi nr. 81, sector 3, Bucharest (tel.021/3207684), I was prescribed a combined treatment, which consisted in the following procedures: I applied Stimuven gel (chestnut extract) on my legs (clean skin) in the morning and in the evening. You should stay with your legs leaned against the wall for 10-15 minutes. In the evening I took baths with crushed wild chestnuts, blackwort root (Symphytum officinale), wild flowers, garden sage (Salvia officinalis), stinging nettle (Urtica dioica), common mallow root (Malva silvestris), oak bark (Quercus), birch leaves (Betula Verucossa) - boiled for 30 minutes and cooled to reach the body temperature. You should keep your feet in the plants bath for 20 minutes. The mixture may be used 3-4 times. The cure consists in 10-15 baths (each of them may be re-used 3-4 times, after warming it a little). I took 20 sessions of therapeutic massage and reflex-therapy, in order to restore the blood circulation at my feet. I wish you to be in good health!
Ana Maximov- Galati, tel. 0723/346099
"I need a treatment against gout"
(Answer for Marin Corneliu- Toronto, Canada, F.As nr. 524)
Let me recommend you a treatment that was extremely effective in my situation. In your case, the gout occurs at your hands and knees; in my case, it occurs at my feet (toes, sole, and ankle) and in the end at my knees. It manifests through partial immobilization, caused by the blocking up of all the joints. I tried a lot of teas, but the most effective was the dried bean pods decoction, prepared as it follows: let 4 spoonfuls of dried bean pods (finely minced) steep in one liter of water for one night and boil it the next morning until you get half of it. You should drink this quantity during the respective day. You may increase the concentration. However, the most effective medicine is the diet, which should be strictly kept all your life (remember: all your life!), as the gout recurs as soon as there are exceptions to the diet. You need to have a strong will. Contraindicated food: viscera of the animals (kidneys, liver, brains), lamb, veal, pork, roasted meat, meat soups; vegetables that contain purines (garden sorrel (Rumex patientia), spinach (Spinacia oleracea)); leguminous plants: peas, dried beans - the green one is permitted); Russian tea, natural coffee, alcohol, spices, spicy appetizers. You should drink 2 liters of liquids every day. Patiently try the following teas against gout, to see which one is more effective in your case: the tea made from leaves of birch (Betula Verucossa), ash tree (Fraxinus), red billbery (Vaccinium vitis idaca), stinging nettle (Urtica dioica), dandelion (Taraxacum officinale); the tea made from common elder (Sambucus nigra), blackthorn blossom (Prunus spinosa); the tea made from fruit of box thorn (Lycium barbarum), white willow bark (Salix alba), horse tail (Equisetum arvense), knot grass (Polygonum aviculare), silk corn (Zea mays). I wish you to be in good health!
Ion Bunu- Craiova, tel. 0251/184932
"My little daughter suffers from urinary infection"
(Answer for Mariana, F.As nr. 527)
1. A very effective remedy against the urinary infection is the cranberry juice (as we find it here, in Canada). My daughter, when she was 3 years and a half, had the same problem; I administered her antibiotic, as the doctor had prescribed, but she did not get rid of the infection after one dose. The doctor advised me to give her to drink as much cranberry juice as possible. As a result of this cure, my daughter got rid of the infection. Be careful, the urinary infection is frequent with the children who do not use the potty regularly and who wear Pampers underwear or diapers. It is more frequent with the girls than with the boys. Another reason for which the little girls may suffer from urinary infection is the way they wipe or are wiped at their anus after every stool. You should never wipe your childs anus from the back side towards the front side, but the other way round. Our family doctor explained these details to me. I taught my little daughter and I explained to her what the consequences were. I have not had any problems with her ever since. Best regards,
2. I would like to advise Mrs. Mariana to contact the Homeopathic Doctor Jurj Gheorghe at the following address: str. Traian Vuia nr. 21, Timisora. I have a daughter who is 1 year and 11 months old who had the same problem; now she is well and healthy. I wish the same to Mrs. Marianas daughter. I advise you to be confident and I hope to hear only good things from you!
Mihaela Voicu- tel. 0256/226623
3. I also have a daughter who suffered from a urinary infection when she was about one year old. She underwent a treatment with all kind of antibiotics; as a result of them, the urine medical examination had worse and worse results. I found the solution in the following natural treatment: Meltonic Renal (it can be bought from the shops that sell apicultural products): dissolve ½ teaspoonful into 250 ml of tea; she should drink it during one day; Carpicon (suppositories): ½ suppository one hour before she goes to sleep; mix equal quantities from the following medicinal plants: wild chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla), rose-hip, coriander (Coriandrum nativum), milfoil (Achillea millefolium), sweet basil (Prunella vulgaris), yellow locust (Robinia pseudacacia). Make an infusion from one teaspoonful of mixture with 250 ml of water. Your daughter should drink 5-6 cups a day, between meals. You should sweeten the tea with honey, alternating the lime honey with the yellow locust honey. You should add as much lemon juice as possible in the tea; "Hercules"- a product that you can buy from the natural shops: ½ teaspoonful two times a day, before meal, with little tea; she should eat fruit or drink fruit juices rich in vitamin C or tablets of vitamin C. After three weeks of treatment, the results of the medical tests were good. As I could not believe that it could be solved so easily, we repeated the medical tests after two months. The result was the same. I wish you to be in good health!
Marilena Barsan- Constanta
"A terrible trouble may meet me: leg amputation"
(Answer for Alexandru Casa - sat Bod, Jud. Brasov, F.As nr. 529)
I would like to recommend Mr. Alexandru four alternative methods of healing that are effective against all kind of diseases: keeping the total healing fast, Oshawa diet, exclusively fresh food (milk products that are not degraded through boiling or pasteurization, cereals, raw vegetables and fruit), and the urine therapy. What made me resort to other healing methods than the allopathic ones was an eye disease (uveitis) I had been suffering from for a few years and that kept on recurring. I was hospitalized many times and every time I was discharged alleviated, but without the hope that the disease would not recur. When I was hospitalized, I underwent a treatment with strong antibiotics with general effect, as the doctors did not manage to detect the causes of the disease. Being exasperated and weakened because of so many hospitalizations, frightened by the disease seriousness that endangered my sight, I started to inquire about alternative healing methods. One year ago I stopped taking medicines, then I cleaned my organism (the blood) from toxins by keeping a total fast (the longest one was of six days) and Oshawa diet and I started keeping a diet based on fresh food (I keep this diet in present, as well). In the meantime, I have also detected the cause of the disease: a sinusitis that I treated with inhalations and other natural methods. I can say that I have not had major health problems; I treated those that occurred (colds, otitis) with natural methods. I read about the healing fast and the fresh food diet in the book "The miracle of Fresh Food" by Ernst Günter and about the Oshawa diet and the urine therapy in some newspaper articles. I advise you to get informed about these methods and to try them, as you will only benefit by it. I wish you a speedy recovery!
"My 18 year- old daughter has serious behavioral problems "
(Answer for "A desperate mother", F.As nr. 530)
I am a mother who read your appeal with tears in her eyes and with a big sorrow in her heart. I cannot forget the big trouble that our family was confronted with some years ago. Our 4 years old daughter, our only child, had suffered a serious accident at her head (this is where the entire misfortune started from). When she was 18 years old, she had the same behavior and states of mind as your daughter. I do not want to frighten you, but you should be aware of the reality: it is a very serious disease. The first doctor who saw her told us: "You should know that the girl is very sick". My sad experience makes me tell you the most important things you should know and where God should guide your steps to: immediate and constant treatment, prayers to Virgin Mary, a lot of affection and patience. Contact Mr. Onaca Petre - a great man, a very good neurologist, PhD in Medicine, who works at the Emergency Hospital from Bucharest (tel. 021/2300106). Dr. Onaca, after an exceptional medical examination and a medicinal treatment, made a miracle with Gods help. Now, my daughter has her own family, has two children who are a model for the others and who win prizes every year; her love and the sacrifices she makes in order to bring them up are extraordinary. May God guide you! You should go and pray to the miracle worker icon of Virgin Mary from the Olari church, Bucharest.
"At the age of only 27 years old, I think that I suffer from cancer"
(Answer for Mihaela M. - Craiova, F.As nr. 530)
Your problem is not only a gynecological one, but also hormonal (connected to the endocrinology) and obviously, psychic. I believe you suffer from a hormone disorder that you do not know about yet. You have the cyst and the breast pains because of this disorder. I advise you to run the hormonal tests at the Endocrinology Institute "C. I. Parhon" from Bucharest at once. By a simple medical test you can run the cancer marker for ovarian cancer, so that you could get rid of any obsession regarding this disease. At the same time, you should eliminate the fear sensation, as it maintains your disease and it may in the end lead to a serious suffering. What helped me a lot were the unction religious services (they should be performed for health). Even though I still have some health problems, I managed to find my inner peace again due to them. Last, but not least, before thinking what might happen with your parents if they found out that you might suffer from cancer, you should think that you have just established a family and that you will have to use all of your powers to fight for your health if you want to keep your husband. Irrespective of the result of the medical tests, the sooner the disease is detected, the more chances of healing you have.
Mirela Morar- Dej
"Our little daughter is very anemic"
(Answer for the Muresans- Cluj-Napoca, F.As nr. 531)
I am a regular reader of this magazine and I have the following receipt against anemia: 1 kg of honey + 300 g pollen + 100 g of pounded garlic. You should mix them and take 3 spoonfuls a day one in the morning, one at noon and one in the evening, half an hour before the meals. After you finish the mixture, take a 5 day break, then repeat the receipt, if it is still necessary. I wish you to be in good health!
Vasile Mali- Aleea Nordului, bl. D1, sc. A, apt. 6, Slobozia Veche, Jud. Ialomita, cod 8400.
"I suffer from intern thrombosed piles"
(Answer for Elena Bejan- Craiova, F.As nr. 531)
Dear Mrs. Elena, your disorder may be solved with the help of birthwort herb (Aristolochia sp.). You should take seat baths and enemas with this plant. The treatment duration depends on every person. The receipts were published in "F.As". Seat baths: boil a handful (50 g) of birthwort herb in 4 l of water, until you get half of the initial liquid. Then you should strain the decoction and pour the liquid into a basin. Add hot water, in order to make it be lukewarm. The bath lasts for 15-20 minutes; the pelvis area should be completely covered by liquid. The enemas should contain the following extract: 1 spoonful of birthwort herb, 1 spoonful of blackwort (Symphytum officinale) root, 1 spoonful of marigold (Calendula). Let it soak into 500 ml of water from evening till the next morning, when it should be strained. You should remove the steeping and boil the remaining plant into half a liter of water, until you get half of it. Let the decoction get colder and then mix it with the steeping. Use this mixture for enemas with the help of the douche. You should keep this liquid in your intestine for 10 minutes, and then eliminate it.
C.S. - Iasi