posted on May, 18 2010 @ 01:29 PM
Originally posted by rangersdad
reply to post by discl0sur3
Would this work for Lupus? My ex wife and her youngest daughter both have it....
[edit on 5/18/2010 by rangersdad]
I'm terribly sorry to hear that. It doesn't look like there has been a ton of study in to this subject, however; I did find this article:
For local pain, capsaicin cream might be helpful. Capsaicin -- the pungent ingredient in red peppers and the active ingredient in cayenne pepper --
has been used for centuries in ointments and salves as a topical application for controlling pain. There have been no studies of capsaicin with lupus,
but several studies have indicated that repeated use of capsaicin on a painful area can help desensitize the nerves in the area, and this
desensitization can be maintained as long as the capsaicin is used regularly.
But be aware that topical use of capsaicin cream brings a temporary sensation of burning before relief of pain begins. The good news is that with
regular use, the benefits are cumulative. Capsaicin is worth considering for the chronic pain of lupus.
Keep in mind that capsaicin has been discovered to be a "miracle" ingredient that has surprised the medical community on more than one occasion.
Off the top of my head I've heard stories of this curing everything from Diabetes to Leukemia and everything in between. I wouldn't be surprised if
it had a beneficial effect on you and your family.
I would certainly consult with your family doctor before venturing on to any sort of medical regime, but I really can't seeing it causing any harm in
my personal opinion. It's all natural after all. Good luck to you and your family, let me know what route you decide to take.