Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for March 30, 2007


This morning I woke with no vibration again and there was none the night before. I don’t have any more homeopathic copper so today I decide to see what will happen if I take 3 mg of copper and no zinc at all.

I venture out the health food store to see what I can find for thyroid support. The guy in the store recommended a herbal liquid called “Bladderwrack Combo”. He showed me the description from the manufacture and it also includes ingredients to help calm the nervous system. Perfect! Here’s what I found:

BLADDERWRACK COMBO

Hypothyroidism is a commonly occurring condition. Symptoms often include weight gain, feeling excessively chilly, depression, lethargy and tiredness, and difficulty with concentration. The herbs in this formula are intended to improve the function of the thyroid mainly by providing nutritional sources of iodine (found in the Bladderwrack) and supporting the central nervous system with restoratives like Oats, Scullcap, and Polygonum.

Globe Artichoke (a bitter tonic) has been added to this formula to help counter some of the above-mentioned symptoms.

Ingredients:

Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus)
Oats (Avena sativa)
Scullcap (Scutellaria laterifolia)
Polygonum (Polygonum multiflorum)
Globe Artichoke (Cynara Scolymus)

Okay, so the Bladderwrack is for the iodine content and the others are for the nervous system but what are they exactly?

Bladderwrack

Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus) This shore-dwelling seaweed has one of the most bioavailable sources of iodine in the herbal kingdom, making it perfect for hypothyroid function. It is very different from deep-sea kelp and has been shown in studies since the 19th century to contain polysaccharides which bind to heavy metals such as Cadmium, Mercury and Lead, helping to reduce the toxic metal load on the body. It also contains algin which can act as a laxative to enhance bowel function. Bladderwrack has also long been used to soothe irritated and inflamed tissues in the body.

Skullcap

Skullcap relaxes states of nervous tension whilst at the same time renewing and revivifying the central nervous system. It has a specific use in the treatment of seizure and hysterical states as well as epilepsy. May be used in all exhausted or depressed conditions. Can be used with complete safety in the easing of pre-menstrual tension.

Oats

In folk medicine, oats were used to treat nervous exhaustion, insomnia, and “weakness of the nerves.” Oats were often used in baths to treat insomnia and anxiety as well as a variety of skin conditions, including burns and eczema.

One of the best remedies for feeding the nervous system, especially when under stress. Oats is considered a specific in cases of nervous debility and exhaustion when associated with depression. May be used with most of the other nervines, both relaxant and stimulatory, to strengthen the whole of the nervous system. Also used in general debility. The high levels of silicic acid in the straw is taken advantage of in its use as a remedy for skin conditions, especially in external applications.

Polygonum

The Chinese common name for fo-ti, he-shou-wu, was the name of a Tang dynasty man whose infertility was supposedly cured by fo-ti; in addition, his long life was attributed to the tonic properties of this herb. Since then, traditional Chinese medicine has used fo-ti to treat premature aging, weakness, vaginal discharges, numerous infectious diseases, angina pectoris, and impotence.

Globe Artichoke

Globe Artichoke moves sluggish cholesterol out of the liver and gallbladder stimulating liver bile production and flow. It is the best herb to improve bile production in the liver that we have ever seen. In doing that it also inhibits cholesterol synthesis, protects liver cells against toxins, promotes regeneration of liver cells and reduces blood lipid levels. It is one of our standard treatments for high cholesterol issues and stone formation in the gall bladder. Because of its incredible uses, it has dazzled herbalists since the 16th century.

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