Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda, Chicken Cartilage
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Grapefruit Juice
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Honey, Garlic
- Apple Pectin
- Baking Soda
- Blackstrap Molasses
- Calcium and Magnesium
- Chicken Cartilage
- Cinnamon and Honey
- Clove Oil, Peppermint Oil
- Coconut Oil
- Cod Liver Oil
- Devils Claw
- Dietary Advice
- Dietary Changes
- Dried Dates
- Emu Oil
- Epsom Salts
- Fire Ant Bites
- Gelatin, Fish Oil
- General Feedback
- Ginger and Turmeric
- Glucosamine and Chondroitin
- Glyconutrients, Omega 3
- Golden Grapes Soaked in Gin
- Homeopathic Hypericum
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Hydrogen Peroxide and Distilled Water Spray
- Juicing, Vegetarian
- Linseed Oil, Tyrosine, Echinacea
- Multiple Remedies
- Oil Pulling
- Over the Counter
- Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5)
- Poke Berries
- Raisins Soaked in Gin
- Raw Potato Juice
- Remedies Needed
- Sea Salt
- Silver Bio Tec
- Spirits of Turpentine
- Staph Connection
- Ted's Cat Purring Remedy
- Ted's Remedies
- Wild Oregano Oil
- Yellow Dock Tea
09/24/2012: Daisy from Jacksonville, Florida, U.s.a: "Last night I was searching this site for something that might help some really annoying bone and muscle pain I have been having in my right arm. Some of it is arthritic (the wrist) but most of it is tendonitis from overuse and poor typing..."
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|Apple Cider Vinegar||44 YEAS|
|Blackstrap Molasses||5 YEAS|
[YEA] Jo Ann from Clearwater Florida: "I have bone spurs and arthritis. A friend learned of my condition and advised these supplements: 250mg. Magnesium Oxide, (promotes bone and muscle health) and Super B complex, 250 mg. (promotes energy and metabolism). USE AS DIRECTED ON BOTTLE. Along with these supplements, I mix 1-64oz. bottle of pure 100% apple juice, and 1-64 oz. bottle of 100% grape juice, and 1-cup apple cider vinegar. Mix all liquids together and store in refrigerator. Drink 1/3 cup of mixture 3x a day. It has worked for me! Thanks and may you all be blessed with wonderful health! And remember, WE ARE WHAT WE EAT!"
Ted's Cat Purring Remedy
05/14/2009: CeBe Singer from New York, NY: "I would like to know more about Ted's cat purring remedy for arthritis. Where can you find the recording? How long did your mother listen to it for? How did you discover this remedy, and why do you think it affects pain?"
09/08/2011: Riki E. from Airmont, Ny, Usa replies: "How does listening to cat purring will help the neck strain, please explain.
thank you, riki e."
11/20/2006: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand: "The cat's purr recording has helped my mother's arthritic leg pain too, in case you are wondering. She told me it works better than the drugs. Just today, I played the cat's purr for her again and she was able to walk relatively pain free."Replies
12/10/2011: Vickthechick from San Francisco, California replies: "ANOTHER TAKE ON ARTHRITIS BY A VETERINARIAN DOCTOR AND PHYSICIAN:
Well, my favorite disease is Arthritis. The reason why I love Arthritis is that it's easy to fix. And when you can fix something as horrible and debilitating and painful and expensive and as miserable as Arthritis, you get kind of excited about this concept of preventing and curing disease with nutrition. And so I tell people about this arthritis thing all the time. So let's have a quick look at arthritis.
Number one, 75-80% of all Americans over the age of 50 get arthritis to one degree or one type or another, and according to the CDC, the Center for Disease Control, 35 to 50 million baby-boomers are going to get arthritis in the next 7 to 10 years and there's not a single medical treatment designed to treat or fix it. Aspirin certainly doesn't fix arthritis, it causes gastric bleeding and death. Tylenol doesn't fix arthritis, there's 50,000 cases of kidney failure each year, 5000 so severe you need a kidney transplant. Then there's Ibuprofen, Advil, and Aleve, these things don't fix arthritis, and they cause liver disease in 2-5% of users including liver sclerosis, even if you don't drink. And then there's metholtrexate(?) and gold shots(?). These things don't fix arthritis, they subdue your bone marrow so that you can't make normal platelets and white blood cells. Then you have the granddaddy of all medical treatments for arthritis, Prednizone and Cortisone. They don't fix arthritis. They subdue your immune system which leaves you open to diseases far, far more horrible than arthritis, and Prednizone and Cortisone accelerates the loss of minerals from your bone. Something you don't want when you have osteoporosis and arthritis.
When these prescription medications and over-the-counter medications don't work anymore to relieve pain and inflammation, the only thing left for you medically is joint-replacement surgery. And I never liked to send my patients in for joint-replacement surgery, cause they never work out well. In fact, many times you are worse off after the surgery than you were before the surgery.
The advantage my patients have always had is that I'm a veterinarian as well as a physician. So I always used to tell my patients "Look, we have all these nutritional formulas designed to prevent and cure disease in animals, including arthritis, and so I tried adapting nutritional arthritis formulas designed to prevent and cure arthritis in pigeons and turkeys, dogs and cats, sheep, pigs, horses, cows, lions, tigers and bears to human use. It was no surprise to me, it works just as well in humans as it does in animals, because it was designed to prevent and cure arthritis in pigs. And of course it has some really nifty stuff in it, which I have been telling people to use for 20 years, and I have literally seen tens of thousands of people who have had a regrowth of cartilage, ligaments, tendons, connective tissue, bone foundation, bone matrix. Doesn't matter if they are 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, I've seen people 97 years old regrow cartilage and bone, even if they had bone to bone arthritis. If there's blood supply to that joint and that bone, they will regrow bone and cartilage.
Well, Harvard Medical School goes berserk when you say stuff like that. "Wallach, you can't say those things! And the only thing left when they get bone to bone arthritis is joint-replacement surgery. " And I would agree with him if the only raw materials you are using is Tylenol and aspirin and Prednizone and Cortisone. We have learned over 50 years that you can't regrow cartilage and bones using those things.
Now one of the basic things, of course, that the Harvard Medical School jumped on and said "this is so ridiculous that this couldn't work! " And so they took 29 arthritis patients who had not responded in any way to heroic medical treatment for arthritis over 15 to 20 years. They took them off their medication, it wasn't working anyway, lined them up for joint-replacement surgery, and for 90 days before their surgery they gave them heaping tablespoon of ground up chicken cartilage in their orange juice every morning for 90 days. They were sort of chuckling in their beer saying "nothing is going to happen". Well, here's what happened. In 10 days these people had complete relief of pain inflammation that they hadn't had in 15 to 20 years. In 30 days they could open up a new pickle jar that had never been opened without pain to the fingers, wrists, elbows and shoulders. In 90 days 28 of the 29 were clinically cured. Now this is from the Harvard Medical School and the Boston VA. That meant that they had complete return, 100% return, of the range of motion, all of the pain and inflammation was gone, in their fingers and toes and hips and knees and neck, and certainly many of them still had knots on their fingers, cause it was only 90 days, and you would think they would call me up, these professors from Harvard Medical School and from the Boston VA, and say "Look, Wallach, we have to apologize to you. We've been bad-mouthing you for 20 years and why don't you come up to Boston, let's talk about the whole thing?" Here's what they said, "After 3 months it was clear that the drug was beneficial."
Chicken cartilage had become a drug in 90 days! Now why would that happen? Well, because you can't patten chicken cartilage, and they convinced the US Patten Office that they were using a drug to do this study, and they actually got a use-patten on chicken cartilage. And you, too, for $3500 a month, can get Harvard Medical School's chicken cartilage in a capsule for arthritis. (You can get it for 30 cents a day ha, ha). That's kind of interesting. And of course, cartilage or gelatine, has chondroitin sulfate in it, glucosamine sulfate, collagen, these are all the basic raw materials to rebuild cartilage and bone. Now again I have been telling my human patients this for 20 years. They've been using gelatine and cartilage for race horses for 100 years for their cartilage and ligaments and joints. And in 1995, a Luke Bucci, an exercise physiologist came out with a great book called "Pain Free", and he talks about the advantages of gelatine and cartilage and glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate and collagen for regrowing cartilage, ligaments, tendons, connective tissue, bone foundation, bone matrix, he does this with nutrition. He does this with glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate and collagen and cartilage and gelatine. Just a couple of months ago, a medical doctor, Dr. Jason Theodisakus, MD, wrote the "Arthritis Cure", subtitle "the medical miracle that can halt, reverse and may even can cure osteoarthritis."
01/05/2012: Kate S. from Sandy, Texas replies: "Could you please tell me what type of Chicken Cartilage was used? There are so many different types online (powders, capsules, etc. )... Hydrolyzed, Denatured, Type I, Type II, ETC.... It's really kinda confusing!
01/12/2012: Mike Howell from San Antonio, Tx replies: "I too would like to know which type or maker of chicken cartilage Wallack recomends- Powder, supplement, pure chicken cartilage, collegen, or whatever. I am really looking for something that he feels is good to try."
01/13/2012: Jr from Coloma, Mi replies: "I see that "Dr. Wallach" mentioned in this article has a web-page where he sells all this stuff????"
01/13/2012: Debbie from Melbourne, Australia replies: "Someone has to sell it. If it works who cares! If you have ever read his books you would know he is very knowledgable. He was a vet and performed many autopsies on animals before he decided to become a physician. He hated that animals get nutritional help when sick and humans don't.... They get medicated. He has been tireless in spreading the word. In his book he says down syndrome is a zinc deficiency that was cured in animals many years ago.... Yet humans are still born with it.... Shameful."
01/15/2012: Liz from Boston, Massachusetts replies: "Debbie from Melbourne - Could you please cite your source?
I'll cite one one on this topic that is very informative:
01/17/2012: Ted from Tobyhanna, Pa replies: "Chicken cartilage for arthritis. Has anyone used this as a remedy or know someone who has? I see some comments affirming that Dr. Wallach is knowledgeble, but no one confirms that it actually does work."
01/20/2012: Merryanne from Orange City, Florida, Usa replies: "I am looking at the basic ingredients and plan to go to a vet site and find all the basic chemical ingredients listed in the joint care for the million dollar race equines! If a horse that cost more than my house takes it, I think I can take it.. and it is a lot cheaper, and some say pharmaceutical grade, and if it says 2oz for a 1100 pound horse just take 1 teaspoon 2 times a day or call their number and say my animal is only 200 pounds (say miniature horse), I have read many listings from some of the Vet supply sites and I see all the basic chemical ingredents in them...Merryann"
02/10/2012: Duck1098 from Atlanta, Ga replies: "This stuff has helped my mom. I doubt it's a "cure" however. And about this doctor/authur, he has a "multilevel marketing" thing going on on his website, that's all it took for me to turn away. His wording on this site seemed like he's about to sell you something. Not saying his stuff doesn't work because I don't know but it just sounds like every other "expert" who is trying to sell something."
03/14/2012: Lisa from Hopatcong, Nj replies: "Am I the only one put off by the idea of another animal's cartilage? I don't know - to me, that's not very holistic. And, this is a doctor who doesn't know it's called "Patent" and not Patten? I do have lumbar stenosis but I'm not about to ingest another animal's cartilage. Earth Clinic, to me, means of the Earth - things that are natural, not animal by-product."
04/12/2012: Andoy from Boise, Id replies: "Is this chicken cartilage same as the one sold by Swansonvitamins.com?"
04/13/2012: Ron1999 from Moore, Ok replies: "I want to believe what this guy says about chicken cartilage. But, I can't get over the fact that he says "patten" instead of "patent". And, he says "gelatine" instead of "gelatin".
Sounds like his credentials are phony to me."
05/03/2012: Caverhill from Junction, Tx replies: "Chicken cartilage - I agree with Ron1999 and to add to his picking up on "patten" and "gelatine", Wallach also says "liver sclerosis" when I believe it should be cirrhosis of the liver."
06/14/2012: Just Me from Tucson replies: "I guess I am really amazed by some of the replies to Dr. Wallach's post. A question was raised as to how to deal with arthritis, and an answer was posted by a person who has dealt with it in his patients most of his life and was able to help them. What is the problem with him selling his solution to the ailment? Isn't that what was asked? He obviously has had a site up and running for longer than this question in this forum. I am sure he formulate something a while back. If you have something that can help, then why not sell it? Those who doubt his credibility due to his misspelling... Most people have words they mispell, regardless of who they are - I know of a brilliant scientist who couldn't add basic numbers - Einstein. Anyway, I don't know anything of Dr. Wallach, but I think you should check his credentials before his spelling. Here is a link to that article where Harvard conducted their study. http://www.chickencartilage.com/harvardstudy/ and btw, Liver Sclerosis is the correct terminology. http://www.healthguidance.org/entry/11281/1/Explaining-Sclerosis-of-the-Liver.html"
07/26/2012: Michael from Burbank, California replies: "Can someone please suggest or recommend the amount of Apple Cider to honey that they have found as most effective?"
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 04/22/2013: Marge from Circle, Mt, United States: "I have been taking Ted's arthritis remedy drink of borax, xylitol and sea salt in a liter of water along with his recommendations of magnesium. My joints feel better but the bottoms of my feet hurt and the bottom of one of my big toes swells up and seems to fill up with fluid. Can anyone tell me what is happening ?"
Turmeric for Arthritis
Holistic Treatment Ingredients
Ground Turmeric - 1 Teaspoon
Black Pepper -1 Dash (optional)
Turmeric (an Indian spice) is an anti-inflammatory that can reduce arthritic pain and inflammation. Turmeric pills are available, or try a teaspoonful mixed in a glass of warm milk (almond or rice will do as well as dairy). Adding a small dash of pepper to any turmeric remedy increases its effectiveness substantially.
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 08/16/2010: Carolyn from Lubbock, Tx: "I am a 68 year old female and have had arthritis for several years, mild to severe. I started taking 2 turmeric capsules that equaled 1.44 grams of Turmeric about 6 weeks ago and was amazed at how well it helped my severe arthritis. In about 2 days I felt no arthritis pain. So I continued the Turmeric and was doing good. Then I had some gall bladder problems and digestion problems. After reading that Turmeric can affect the gall bladder, I quit the Turmeric. Can anyone suggest something to take with the Turmeric for this problem? I would really like to continue the Turmeric or maybe I should only take it when I have arthritis problems. Any suggestions will be appreciated."
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 10/17/2009: P.R. from Pineville, Nc: "Turmeric for Crohn's disease & Arthritis
I started taking turmeric for arthritis and got my mother who is 69 taking turmeric pills as well, 600 mg per day in one pill. If I run out of pills for longer than 4-5 days my knuckles start hurting and it's hard to bend my index finger. I make sure I don't run out any longer.
My mom has been faithful about taking the turmeric pills and just recently mentioned how she thinks it is helping with her Crohn's disease. She had emergency surgery in 1992 for an obstruction and they removed a large portion of small intestines and colon. It was due to Crohn's disease but they didn't diagnose it until after the surgery.
Since the surgery in 1992, my mom has narrowed down what foods bother her to eat. She cannot digest any kind of fat. Red meats, fried foods, nothing with fat digests and if she eats anything with fat she gets bad diarrhea sometimes all night long.
Since she has been taking the turmeric she has noticed that when she cheats and eats pizza or french fries (knowing full well what she will endure later after eating those fatty foods) she has found that she isn't bothered by the fat now and doesn't get the bad diarrhea.
She does take 2 different over the counter digestive enzyme pills with fattening meals to help digest the fat but she has always taken those pills. But now with taking the turmeric pills she can eat more of what she wants to eat without any of the consequences which is a blessing since she is so thin.
Hope this helps someone else. Reading this site has helped me and my family out tremendously. I encourage everyone to give feedback. You never know when it might help someone."Replies
06/11/2010: Mohayrix from Redneck, California, Usa replies: "As a holistic practitioner for over 35 years I recently did a very thourough research on Turmeric, known as the Holy Spice in the mid east, cheifly India. I have seen great results for arthritis from Hepatitis C, as a topical mixture for sores and cuts and a host of other ailments. Just took my 2nd 00 cap for today. As it is an astrigent it can also detoxify the body as I have observed with my patients. It is worth studying and there are scientific studies showing the efficacy of Turmeric on several conditions with little interaction with other treatments. I am with you and will take this for the rest of my earthly life. 500 billion blessings of health to all who read this."
06/12/2010: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "I have been interested in turmeric for a while but have difficulty finding good books. One I ordered from Amazon wasn't worth the effort and they don't seem to have any good ones. If I understood well you take capsules. Is it just a good to add it to your food? I try to do that because capsules will be more expensive anyway. I don't have arthritis or anything but as turmeric seems to be good for detoxifying. I thought that it would be a good addition to our meals."
05/16/2012: Lug from Calgary, Alberta, Canada replies: "I'm looking for some good remedy for gout, which does not have side effects for high blood preasure too. As my mother, who is 80, is suffering from both of these diseases. She is taking black cherry juice extract which is really very good, but I want to know if she can take turmeric."
[YEA] 01/07/2008: Linda from Eugene, OR: "I just want to thank the people who set up this website. I was experiencing painful arthritis in both shoulders and I found your site and read about using Turmeric. That was several weeks ago and now I can truly say that taking the Turmeric has changed everything! The pain is nearly gone. I still have some slight discomfort, but nothing like I was going through before the Turmeric. I am praising God for His wonderful herbs and for inspiring all of the folks who write in with their testimonies. I take two 400 mg capsules three times a day and one 500 mg ginger capsule 3 times a day. This site is the best!!! Plus, I have contacted several people on the site who were so helpful and responded with great advice and encouragement. Health and blessings to all."
[YEA] 12/31/2007: Charles from Saint Cloud, Florida: "I started taking turmeric powder about 2 and a half years ago, after seeing on a famous news show that it was one of the main ingredients in a pill that was able to reduce your antioxidant level to zero. I did a little research and saw there was little Alzhiemers in India, where it is a big part of the diet. I was having a bit of a memory problem at the time. Anyways, after about 3 months of taking a tablespoon a day, I noticed my shoulder pain went away. My doctor had said he could do nothing for it, as it was arthitis and that he had it also. Now I notice that I don't seem too concern about memory and I have regained some interest in reading articles. I have had several, 3, cases of skin cancer in the last year, hopefully its due to the years of living in a tropical climate. I tried to stop taking it a couple of times to see what would happen and my shoulder pain seem to start to come back. So apparently it did not cure it but stopped the pain and I am now able to shoot basketball or any other activity. I put it in water and stir it up and swallow the half a cup very quickly as I do not like the taste. I order it 5 pounds at a time and keep a 10 pound supply on hand. Be careful it stains things yellow."Replies
08/31/2008: Pat from Hartsville, SC replies: "I would like to purchase tumeric in bulk form for arthritis. Where is this available? Since the news came out with the warning that many supplements purchased online contain lead and undesirable fillers, what is a recommended site to purchase supplements?"
EC: It really depends on the brand. Whole Foods seems to do great research before they'll supply supplements in their store. Unfortunately they don't sell supplements online. GNC's own line of supplements, on the other hand, contain plenty of fillers. For example, their turmeric capsules have 2 filler ingredients, one of which may render it completely useless! Read our comments here: http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/boils.html#WARNING
09/01/2008: Angie from Sparta, MO replies: "Hello Pat, you can buy your turmeric in bulk, plus other spices&herbs from mountainroseherbs.com
I buy almost all my herbs&spices from them."
[YEA] 09/02/2007: Phyllis from Taranaki, New Zealand: "Arthritis -- I believe in turmeric, but sweat a lot. Is this normal?"
[YEA] 06/21/2007: Aaron from Cape Coral, Florida: "I tried the TURMERIC remedy for boils about 4 days ago, initially with little hope it would work, but in a state of desperation, since this was my THIRD boil in less than 6 weeks, and I had 2 more starting! I went out as soon as I finished reading all of the testimonials on your site, and bought a bottle of Turmeric capsules from my local GNC. That night I took three 500mg caps with dinner, and another 4 capsules before going to bed. (If a teaspoon is good, a tablespoon is better!) The next morning the boil on my stomach, which was a dark purple golf ball radiating excruciating pain the night before, was now a light purple golf ball that was starting to drain, and the pain had gone down by 80 to 90%!
In addition, one of the new boils that was just starting, (a tiny painful pimple,) started to heal, and the other one, slightly larger, while it didn't go away, it stopped growing, and with 72 hours it too drained (really like a normal pimple, only thicker discharge and more painful.)
It's now been about 4 days, and while the large boil is still draining (the core came out yesterday) and is still very tender, it is healing and no other boils are starting.
The big BONUS is this: The arthritis in my shoulder that I've been suffering with for the last year, is gone, and even more exciting, I have been dealing with Heal Spurs (Plantar Fasciitis) for about 2 years, and have been suffering TREMENDOUS pain in my foot, every day, all day.
Within 24 hours of taking the Turmeric, my feet have COMPLETELY stopped hurting!!!I plan to continue taking at least one capsule a day indefinitely as a preventative for recurring boils, and as an apparent remedy for my Heal Spurs!!! The real miracle here is that I don't even believe in natural remedies! Thanks so much for the great advice!!!"
[YEA] Reem from Karachi, Pakistan: "I have used turmeric as a joint pain remedy and it has always worked for me. I usually take 1 tsp in hot milk and it relieves all forms of body pains, joint pains."Replies
09/08/2011: Riki E. from Airmont, Ny, Usa replies: "The TURMERIC you mention is it the one we buy in supermarket to use on food, (powder) or is it the capsules one finds at the vitamin shop?"
09/08/2011: Gavin from Manganui, Northland, New Zealand replies: "I personaly use the one from the supermarket. Same for the cayenne.. But I get the fresh root ginger, in the veggie department of the supermarket. I've been chopping up about a square inch of the ginger , and giving it a quick stirfry in the wok... but if you steep it start of with boiling water and leave for at least 12 hours 24 makes for an even better brew.
The three are cumulative for backpain. If you stir fry the ginger you might as well throw some garlic in as well."
09/09/2011: Lily from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia replies: "Hi Riki, both the Turmeric in the powder form in the spice section and the capsule's are both the turmeric this site is referring too. Lily."
10/06/2011: Riki E. from Airmont, Ny, Usa replies: "Thank you Lily, and Gavin for the feedback."
[YEA] Bill from Califon, NJ: "I have had severe knee and lower leg pain for over one year. All the doctors say my knees have normal wear and tear but they always hurt and especially at night. I took 1600 mg of tumeric (800 x2 day) and after about six weeks the pain almost all gone and flexibility is returning."
Wild Oregano Oil
[YEA] 06/04/2008: Pat from Tupelo, Mississippi: "I have an arthritic knee with chondromalcia patella. It was really bothering me one night at bedtime so i rubbed coconut oil on first around my knee then a few drops of oregano oil. Within five minutes my knee pain was gone. This is wonderful stuff."Replies
09/24/2012: Daisy from Jacksonville, Florida, U.s.a replies: "Last night I was searching this site for something that might help some really annoying bone and muscle pain I have been having in my right arm. Some of it is arthritic (the wrist) but most of it is tendonitis from overuse and poor typing posture. It seems like once you get tendonitis in a certain place it's forever after ready to spring into recurrence. And for whatever reason, last night both were really, really hurting -- to the point I doubted whether I'd even be able to sleep with my forearm and wrist both aching like that. It hurt even to touch those points.
So I looked here on EC and happened to see this post, and since I already have some oil of wild oregano I decided to try it. I started with the wrist because that's where the arthritis is, rubbing a few drops of olive-oil-diluted wild oregano oil into the skin. Then I wondered if it would help the tendonitis areas too, because of what one of the posts said about its opiate-like qualities, so I rubbed some in there too. I thought I'd smell like a pizza, and I sort of did, but it wasn't that bad.
And within 10-15 minutes, BOTH pains were greatly reduced -- within a half hour almost completely gone. I can't say it was a complete 100% relief, but it was definitely 80% - 90%, and I'll take that any day. What I could barely touch a half-hour earlier I could then press hard on without pain, both the wrist and the worst tendonitis points, and the steady sharp aching was almost completely gone, enough so that I could easily ignore it and go to sleep.
To counter the smell a bit, I rubbed some lavender extract into the same areas (it also has anti-inflammatory properties) and slept like a baby, but the oil of wild oregano had been on my arm for an hour before I added the lavender so I know it works on its own. I'll do the same again tonight, it worked so well!
I would add that if you've never used oil of oregano on your skin before, check your bottle carefully and see whether it's full strength or already diluted. Mine is already diluted; not all are, and if yours isn't you're going to be stinging if you put it on full strength!
Thank you EC, and to the people who posted this lovely remedy as well! (Maybe you could post this in the tendonitis area too; I don't think oil of oregano is mentioned over there. Thanks! )"
[YEA] 12/11/2007: Mary from West Columbia, SC: "Pain and inflammation, due to arthritis, bursitis, overworked muscles or plantar fasciitis respond beautifully to oil of wild oregano, applied topically. I highly recommend it, both as a user and as a registered nurse. I have suffered for five years with severe pain in my feet, both knees and right hip. I have done cortisone shots, anti-inflammatory drugs, orthotics, and endless pain meds. I take ACV, which does improve mobility overall. For true pain relief, however, the oil of wild oregano is the only way to go! It can be mixed - 6-10 drops to one tablespoon of olive oil and rubbed into the affected area as many times a day as you wish. On the soles of my feet, I use it full strength as the skin in that part of the body is much thicker. I noticed a decrease of pain and improved mobility after the initial application. Within 3 days, I was virtually pain free! Oil of wild oregano has many of the same properties as morphine and works almost instantly. It is available at some health food stores and on the web. Be sure you purchase pure oil of wild oregano. It is worthwhile to try this for any chronic pain. Good luck!"