How to use this then? It's 2-3 drops of tincture on the spine, when sciatica hits. Relief is pretty much instant.
I expect the tincture relaxes the muscles around the spine, where the hurt comes from, and when those muscles are finally allowed to relax they stop clamping bone all over the pinched nerve, which means the nerve can finally relax and no longer scream to the brain that "this hurts, cramp down on this, fast and hard!". And the pain goes away. Bliss.
I learned this from an old Finnish lady years ago - she came up to tell me about it after a lecture. I've told it onwards pretty much every time I remember to, and get very good feedback: "Remember the fly agaric tincture you told us about? Well, we made some in fall, and it helped, and after that the bottle has been in pretty much every house in the village, thanks heaps!". And such.
A friend of mine has been trialling this for as long as I've been on the tincture, seven and a half weeks now. Since she's applying it externally, I was happy there would be no risk for her to give it a go.
Her feedback is extremely positive. She has suffered from backache, diagnosed with scoliosis, for many years, and is in constant pain. The fly agaric tincture has really helped her. One liberal application of the tincture on her back will give her a good six hours of relief at a time.
Spurred on by her success, I've tried applying the tincture onto my painful ear/jaw/neck/shoulder/back/pelvis/rib areas. It's definitely helped with the pain. Furthermore, it's really helping with reclaiming these areas from borrelia colonisation, turning them back from stone (a hard substance, but of course not literally stone) into soft flesh again.
As I understand it, there are muscarinic receptors where the central nervous system meets the muscles, and the muscarine in the fly agaric tincture is acting on these, giving immediate and fairly long-lasting relief. It really is substantially better than ibuprofen gel, deep heat or anything else I've tried. Definitely worth giving it a go if you suffer from sciatica.