Epsom Salts Baths: A natural and effective muscle relaxant

In nature, there are some biological processes that are almost unstoppable. Once the process is started it creates a cascade of reactions and, like a freight train barreling down the track, stopping it takes an immense amount of effort. One of the most classic of these, and perhaps the strongest in human biology, is labor. Once the signals arrive for labor to happen, they build on each other and become relentless. When the contractions start, those strong uterine contractions get stronger and stronger and build and come closer together. There are very few things that can stop contractions. But there are some very powerful medicines that can. One of these is called magnesium sulfate. When it’s given it can calm even those powerful uterine contractions — slowing and even stopping them. (It is no longer one of the first-choice medicines, though, to delay pre-term labor). It is also powerful at calming the brain and preventing seizures in women with preeclampsia, where it remains the first-choice medicine. It’s on the WHO List of Essential Medicines. What a lot of people don’t know is that Epsom salts are the same thing – magnesium sulfate. When you take an Epsom Salt bath, your body absorbs the magnesium and sulfate and this can cause real muscle relaxation. Named after the town of Epsom, in Surrey England, it’s been used for hundreds of years. Despite generations who have reported relief, the absorption of magnesium through the skin has been ...
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Source: Pediatric Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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Source: Pediatric Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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Source: Pediatric Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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Source: Saude e Sociedade - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
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Source: Saude e Sociedade - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
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Source: Revista de Saude Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
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