Kidney Stones - McDowell's Herbal Treatments


Our Kidneys and Liver are the two hardest working systems of our body involved in cleaning the blood and eliminating toxins. The whole of our blood passes through these two organs many times every hour and they can cope with an enormous workload if only we treat them kindly.

Our kidneys are so important and critical that we have been provided with two, one for a backup. They are located one on either side of our back just under the rib cage close to the spine. We all know that some people manage with one kidney and that other folk live by connecting their blood supply up to a machine twice a day to clean the blood when both their kidneys have failed. We have all heard of Kidney transplants and people donating one of their kidneys to a family member whose kidneys have failed.

Simple healthy habits ensure that your kidneys remain healthy and the greatest proportion of kidney failure in recent years has been through people not taking care to drink enough decent quality fluid, not treating infection properly or through the overuse of medications of one sort of another.

In other words, most of those folk who live only because of kidney dialysis machines or who live only by the use of a transplanted kidney should never have gotten into this state at all, and modern habits and modern medicine is largely to blame.

Healthy kidneys need lots of healthy fluid taken into the body to assist in washing out toxins through the urinary system. The main form of kidney neglect is not drinking enough healthy fluid. Another form of neglect is not drinking regularly during the day and missing opportunities to respond to thirst. Still another is getting into the habit of holding on to urine and not passing this frequently during the day.

Relying on the water in Coffee, Tea or Coloured and Flavoured drinks is kidney abuse. Actually so is drinking too much cows milk or fruit juice as the milk carries huge amounts of calcium and fat and the fruit juice too much acid.

An additional factor, which is not well known, is that we process the emotion of fear partly by stressing our kidneys and our adrenal glands that are mounted upon them. Modern living with its higher levels of fear and stress is generally placing additional loads on our kidneys.

Kidney stones come about through a combination of too much calcium; too much fear; too much in the way of rigid attitudes; and too little or too irregular intake of healthy fluid.

What happens is that the chemical imbalances in the blood created by all this will allow calcium to precipitate out of the fluids passing through the kidneys and this remains for form stone like deposits in the tissues and tubes of the kidneys. This is rather like the build up of scale on the insides of pipes or inside your hot water jug over time.

The deposits of course interfere with normal kidney function and they can also cause very severe pain indeed, whenever bits of this stone breaks off and attempts to pass down the tubes to the bladder and then out with the passage of urine.

The stone was a common and much feared illness throughout the ages and many herbs are known to assist in breaking kidney stones down and easing their passage and the pain of their passing.

For my patients, I not only seek to allow them to pass a stone more easily, but I want to erode away all the deposits throughout their kidneys and to prevent their building up again. Therefore, whenever a patient presents with kidney stones I provide them with a lot of advice about kidney health and management and I place them on a long-term mix aimed at clearing all deposits and not just the stone they are trying to pass at the moment.

My basic Kidney Stone formulation consists of a concentrated extracts of the following herbs; Pellitory of the Wall, Buchu, Uva Ursi, Rosehips, Alfalfa, Dandelion and Golden Seal. The Bach Flower Remedies I add to support these herbs and the emotional signature of these patients are Vine, Rescue Remedy, Rock Water, Mimulus and Oak.

This mixture taken as a supplement, 20 drops three times a day in a full glass of plain water will begin immediately to gently break down both stones and deposits in general to allow the find sand resulting to be passed much more easily and the kidneys to return to normal functioning.

In addition I always advise folk to take a serious look at their fluid intake habits and to include Rosehips Tea and Dandelion Tea into their daily routine along with regular and plentiful plain water. 

Robert McDowell's staff Herbalists can not diagnose your disease or illness. What they can do is offer a Herbal program, to assist with healing, after you have had advice from your doctor or specialist. If you have unexplained pain or symptoms, seek medical advice. If you wish to ask for any further information or clarifications on this product please click on the link below.

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