Apple Cider Vinegar and Salt: for Sciatica (Nerve Pain)

How to use Apple Cider Vinegar and Salt to treat sciatic nerve pain.

1. Many people suffer with a medical condition known as sciatica. This can be extremely painful in the back, and outer sides of the legs and hips. 

Sciatic nerve pain can be very uncomfortable and lower your quality of life.

2. The sciatic nerve is the largest spinal nerve in the body and can cause pain from the ribs to the lower knee.

You may feel tingling or burning down the legs, or find it difficult to move the legs or feet.

It is also very common to feel a sharp pain in one side of the rear, especially when sitting.

3. Resting the body can cause temporary relief, but this will not get rid of the problem as it is caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve. 

In order to help ease this problem and relieve pressure from the nerve, you may use the following natural remedy. 

You Will Need:

10 Litres of Warm/Hot Water
3-4 Cups Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 Cup Epsom Salt

Place all of the ingredients in a large bucket or bath tub, in a comfortable place where you may soak your feet. 

Stir the water to ensure the salt has dissolved and the ingredients are mixed together well.

Sit comfortably and soak the feet for 30 minutes or more.

Use the hottest water that you can stand, as the heat has a powerful soothing effect.

Rinse the feet in fresh warm water when finished, and wrap them in a warm towel. Try to keep the feet warm afterwards.

4. This relaxing foot soak is used to soothe sciatic nerve pain. The Epsom salt breaks down into magnesium and sulfates which relaxes the nerves. 

The apple cider vinegar provides an anti-inflammatory effect. When combined with the hot water, these ingredients work together to relax the muscles in the feet and legs, which has a beneficial effect on the nerves.

5. Apple cider vinegar also removes dead skin cells, fungus and dirt from the feet which is an added benefit.

6. It is best to do this foot soak every night, before bed. Going straight to sleep after the foot soak has a relaxing effect on the entire body, and has been shown to reduce stress levels overall.
7. Be sure to always wear slippers the following day, and never expose the feet to cold temperatures as this can trigger the pain again.

8. Massage is also an excellent remedy for getting rid of sciatic nerve pain. Ask a friend or family member to massage the lower back, and the back of the upper legs. 

It is important to massage both sides, as the pain can travel to the opposite side of the body, and is not always coming from the location that you feel.

9. Resting the muscles and nerves is often the best way to treat sciatica naturally, so be sure to repeat todays remedy until the pain goes away. 

10. Performing regular, and gentle back stretches will also help to take the pressure off your sciatic nerve. 

11. For pain relief during the day when you do not have a bucket handy, you can purchase hot or cold packs and apply these to the lower back for several minutes a day. Switching between cold and hot packs seems to work best.

12. Yoga is a gentle way to stretch the muscles in the body, with the added benefit of exercise, so we recommend trying this, or other alternative therapies such as acupuncture and chiropractic work. 

13. To learn more about some wonderful natural remedies such as this, please see our other videos. 

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