Contrary to what one might think, spasmophilia is not a disease, but a condition that could affect nearly 20% of the population. It is therefore natural therapies, major field regulators with a wide range of solutions that are the most suitable for restoring balance. There is no single solution valid for all spasmophiles, but multiple natural solutions that can be adapted to everyone.
Nutrition and Lifestyle, the solid foundations:
It is diet and lifestyle that determine the degradation or, on the contrary, the maintenance of equilibrium in a spasmophilic environment. An unbalanced diet may suddenly reveal a latent spasmophilic ground. The diet must provide daily all the nutrients and trace elements that the spasmophilic body cannot manufacture when it is a heavy consumer. Gut balance, also dependent on diet, is widely implicated in many disorders, including increased sensitivity to stress. A personalized point with a therapist allows by modifying the diet to prevent a good part of the triggering factors. It will also be an opportunity to restore good sleep if necessary, choose stress management methods, or even take stock of your exposure to the waves… If you easily think of favoring a healthy diet, without additives or pesticides, to limit coffee, alcohol, tobacco, energy drinks, etc., on the other hand, few spasmophiles know that an excess of raw fruits, yogurts, lemon juice, etc. are responsible for serious aggravations of spasmophilia by demineralization.
The liver, the weak point of spasmophiles:
If Chinese medicine knows that the liver is the organ that manages emotions, in the West we largely underestimate the place of this organ in the daily management of stress. However, it is at the heart of all adaptation reactions to external aggressions: production of hormone transporters, storage of vitamins and minerals, glucose management, destruction of toxic elements, cell nutrition, protection of the intestinal microbiota, etc. The list is long and it is permanently overused among spasmophiles: yet we think little of it when we talk about spasmophilia. Gentle drainage using plants such as linden sapwood or fumitory will be necessary to preserve this organ, which is always more or less fragile in spasmophiles, even latent ones.
Magnesium, yes but not only:
Deficiencies in minerals, trace elements, vitamins and omega 3 are always involved in the degradation of a spasmophilic ground: they are necessary for all enzymatic activity and in particular the production of neurotransmitters. The supply of minerals, trace elements and vitamins must be as complete and as natural as possible because many of these elements are interdependent. On the other hand, it is not necessary to supplement oneself with magnesium permanently under penalty of seeing the spasmophilia worsen in the long term… this is the most frequent error, the body getting used to eliminating the surplus every day. When the crutch disappears, deficiencies flare up. In addition, if magnesium is taken alone, it may not find its cofactors essential for its assimilation. Spasmophilia has long been systematically associated with a magnesium deficiency, whereas it is rather a lack of management of many nutrients: magnesium , calcium, vitamins B, D3, zinc, manganese, omega 3…etc. Whenever you have to supplement yourself with minerals, oligotherapy, that is to say in minute doses, is the preferred form for spasmophiles.
A wide range of tools to deal with:
Each natural therapy addresses the problem of spasmophilia in a very specific light and therefore allows a totally individualized approach: the ideal being of course to combine several to act at all levels:
- Homeopathy is a solid base in the accompaniment of the spasmophile, by the selection of field remedies;
- Phytotherapy, with its wide choice of plants to drain, promote relaxation and sleep, remineralize…
- Gemmotherapy, the use of plant buds, particularly suitable thanks to its gentle and complete action;
- Flower essences to manage the emotional aspect;
- Essential oils that act both emotionally and organically…
- All activities to manage daily stress: sophrology, yoga, art therapy, cardiac coherence, sports activity…
In any case, personalized support will make the difference; far from being inevitable, spasmophilia is rather an invitation to come to terms with one’s own needs… This is also the philosophy of natural therapies.
Marie Chataille, Naturopath
Naturopath trained by Robert Masson and graduated from his school, the CENA. Training in iridology with Robert Masson and also graduated from the European College of Iridology and Naturopathy. Certified in Homeopathy after 3 years of courses at the French College of Human Sciences.
She is also the author of the book “Spasticophilia, detecting it and freeing oneself from it, understanding its links with fibromyalgia” published by Dangles. Conferences, training, courses in Naturopathy, Nutrition, Aromatherapy, Phytotherapy.