A Natural Approach To Health
Living With Pudendal Neuralgia
I had a question the other day about pudendal neuralgia.
Pudendal neuralgia is a rare problem with the pudendal nerve and it can affect both men and women.
Your pudendal nerve runs through your pelvic region, including your genitals, urethra, anus, and perineum.
Your perineum is the area between your anus and genitals.
The condition is also known as pudendal neuropathy, pudendal nerve entrapment, cyclist’s syndrome, or pudendal canal syndrome.
Pudendal neuralgia can cause pain, especially when you sit.
Men with pudendal neuralgia may have pain in their buttocks, scrotum, penis, and perineum.
Women with pudendal neuralgia may have pain in their buttocks, vulva, urethra, and perineum.
The following online resource provides the latest information on pudendal neuralgia: Society for Pudendal Neuralgia (SPuN).
This nonprofit organization provides accurate clinical information to people with pudendal neuralgia and health professionals who want to learn more about the condition.
You can find more information at www.spuninfo.org.
To deal with pudendal neuralgia it’s beneficial to:
*Drink 6-8 cups of purified water daily as it hydrates body and brain cells and flushes toxins (whether thirsty or not!).
*Review my post on candida.
*Increase essential fats (flax oil, olive oil, Omega-3 oils).
*Increase life-giving, enzyme and nutrient rich, fresh, RAW fruits and veggies (preferably organic); consider fresh juicing.
*Consider hair analysis to determine heavy metal toxicity.
*Support digestion, liver and colon; consider liver and/or colon cleanse; ensure daily (2x) bowel movements.
*Maintain exercise regimen and relaxation techniques.
*Keep brain active; engage in mental activities.
*Increase oxygen; deep breathing exercises, yoga, etc.
*Consider orthomolecular (high dose vitamin) treatment under guidance of qualified practitioner.
*Consider energy medicine, mind/body/spirit techniques.
*Review blood sugar levels and hypoglycemic tendencies.
*Decrease any and all toxic exposures as they can harm brain cells and function.
*Discover “hidden” allergies/sensitivities (food and/or environmental) that may trigger or aggravate the condition.
*Decrease toxic cleaning, laundry and personal care products.
*Decrease indoor and outdoor environmental pollutants/sensitivities.
*Decrease toxins/heavy metals exposure (workplace, hobbies, etc.); avoid aluminum-containing items.
*Decrease hydrogenated and/or trans fat containing products.
*Decrease “lifeless” processed, instant, fast, junk, packaged foods.
*Decrease sugar, white flour products, sweets, etc.
*Decrease dairy and wheat products (check for gluten sensitivity).
*Decrease chemical additives, preservatives, pesticides in foods.
*Avoid MSG and all artificial sweeteners as they are neurotoxins.
*Avoid alcohol, caffeine, nicotine.
*Consider effects of metal dental amalgams and other dental work; consult a holistic dentist.
*Research effects of electromagnetic fields (EMF); cell phones, computers, wireless devices, etc.