Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Activated Charcoal
- ACV, Baking Soda, Lemon Juice, MSM
- ACV, White Grape Juice
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda, Borax
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Borax, Hydrogen Peroxide
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide
- Avoid Artificial Sweeteners
- Baking Soda
- Blackstrap Molasses
- Book Recommendation
- Bowen Therapy
- Castor Oil
- Celery Juice
- Coconut Oil
- Cod Liver Oil, Vitamin C
- Cold Showers
- Collagen and Keratin Capsules
- Dietary Suggestions
- Eliminate Artificial Sweeteners
- Epsom Salts
- General Feedback
- Ginger Root
- Hamstring Stretches
- Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation
- Magnesium Oil
- Magnesium, Sea Salt Water
- Massage, Acupuncture, Traumeel, Icing
- Master Miracle 2
- Multiple Remedies
- Natural Painkillers
- Nerve Pain
- Oil Pulling
- Pimento Oil
- Pine Tree Bark Extract
- Pulsed Electromagnetic Field
- Remedies Needed
- Ted's Cat's Purr Remedy
- Ted's Lime Bicarbonate Formula
- Tumeric and Lemon Juice
- Turmeric, Apple Cider Vinegar
- Turmeric, Glucosamine, Green Tea
- Urine Therapy
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D
Natural Pain Relievers for Joint Pain, Fibromyalgia Pain, and Chronic Back Pain
Sometimes pain lingers long after an injury heals; and while chronic pain is a broad term, it generally describes pain that persists after three to six months after recovery from the initial cause of the pain.
Chronic pain can be placed into one of two categories: neuropathic or nociceptive. Neuropathic pain stems from damage to the nervous system and can occur in the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), or peripheral nervous system (nerve structures outside of the central nervous system) and feel like burning, tingling, a pins and needle sensation, or a stabbing pain. Nociceptive pain may be located in deep tissue, organs, or even in a spot away from the injury; this can be difficult to locate.
Natural Chronic Pain Treatment
On this page you can find a number of home and natural remedies for chronic pain submitted to us by our Earth Clinic readers around the world. Some of our popular treatments for chronic pain are a combination of apple cider vinegar and baking soda to alkalize the body, turmeric for inflammation, ginger root, blackstrap molasses, cayenne pepper, celery juice, and DMSO. Let us know what remedies you try from Earth Clinic for chronic pain; and if you know of a natural pain treatment that we do not have listed yet, please do not hesitate to share it with us.
Our readers offer information and opinions on Earth Clinic, not as a substitute for professional medical prevention, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your physician, pharmacist, or health care provider before taking any home remedies or supplements or following any treatment suggested by anyone on this site. Only your health care provider, personal physician, or pharmacist can provide you with advice on what is safe and effective for your unique needs or diagnose your particular medical history.
|Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda||31 YEAS|
|Ginger Root||5 YEAS|
|Blackstrap Molasses||5 YEAS|
[YEA] 02/13/2008: Lauren from Brooklyn, NY: "I had a miscarriage and inflamation developed in my uterus as a result. I was unable to stand or walk for mor than 10 minutes. The pain in my lower back and pelvic area was excrutiating. I used 1 tbs of charcoal in a glass of warm water every morining and night for 10 days. The inflamation and the pain were gone by the end of the program."
03/13/2011: Heavenlymats from Venice, Ca: "Acupressure Mat use the principles of acupressure to help relieve stress, anxiety, insomnia, and chronic back or neck pain, while at the same time increasing relaxation and an overall sense of well-being.
The acupressure mat works by applying non-penetrative acupressure on numerous points over an area of the body. The pressure stimulates the release of endorphins and oxytocin, the body's natural pain relieving and 'feel-good' hormones.
Using the acupressure mat for just 20 minutes each day promotes relaxation, increased energy levels, and an improved sense of well being."
12/19/2011: Gurv from Jaipur, India replies: "Yes sir, I am totally agree with you. If you want to resolve the mystry of Spine pain (back Pain), you must know the reason behind that pain and origin of pain. It will definetely help you in get rid from the back pain faster. Thank you for sharing such informative post."
[YEA] Miriam from Plain City, Ohio: "I had bad leg pain for 6 years. It started during a time I was doing a lot of uphill walking on the treadmill daily. I had an x-ray, MRI, ultrasound and cat scan! Nothing was found. I gave up my life to this pain. I gave up a fiancee, woodworking, shopping, exercising, walking, social life. At times I didn't want to continue to live. I spent a ton of money trying all kinds of remedies of which I have a laundry basket full. Finally I tried Shiatsu soft tissue massage (accupressure) along with magnesium oil, and sometimes cats claw and pau d'arco. MY PAIN IS GONE. I HAVE MY LIFE BACK! This is something I can do lying in bed or watching TV or sitting at the computer. It is just a matter of pressing around until you find very tender areas and working out the tenderness by pushing and releasing on the muscle! I had multiple tender places over the whole leg. On the inside of the ankle, the muscle was so knotted it felt like there were tiny pebbles in there. If you are in pain like this, please investigate Shiatsu! If only someone had told me about this years ago....but I was afraid to press around on sore places for fear it would become worse! My pain decreased by 75% after the first time I tried Shiatsu on myself! I hope this helps others who are desperate, because I know how chronic pain steals your brain and takes over your whole life. Get a book on Shiatsu and prepare to be amazed!"
[YEA] 04/17/2012: Chen from New York City, Ny, Us: "I have found acupuncture very helpful. Several years ago, I had pain, both sharp and dull, bloating, indigestion, etc, for many months. After treatment for about a month, all gone! Recently they flared up and I'm returning to treatment again. If possible, find a practitioner trained in the classical Chinese medicine, not TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine, a misnomer, since it was developed after the Revolution, in the 1950s)."
ACV, Baking Soda, Lemon Juice, MSM
[YEA] 02/25/2008: Pat Spurgis from Melbourne, Florida: "Praise God This Works. Thank My GOD, And Thank You, I had a sence of tiredness and I have arthrits, an knee problems, bone on bone,(PAINFUL) I took 2tabs. ACV, 1.tesp.baking soda, plus I've been on lemon, [baking] soda (same dosage) and 1000uts of MSM I need some potassium, but it's much better."Replies
06/15/2012: Sorrell from Brookline, Ma, Usa replies: "Hi you all and Ted, Are the Apple Cider Vinegar tablets easier on the system than the regular liquid acv? Also I have candida and do not do well with vinegar.
I am desparate. I hav excruciating pain in my shoulders and and neck -I have arthritis and fibromialgia and now I am starting to have severe pain in my feet and am scared I will not be able to walk.
I am utterly exhasted and wake up around 2, 3, 4 am and sleep poorly when I do slleep this has been going on for months and months and months. I take deep sleep a supplement but it is not remedying the problem
I also have terrible digestion and it feels like my colon area is full of toxic sludge but am not sure which cleanse to do that is safe. I am too thin.
I HAVE TRIED SO MANY THINGS and I'm not getting better, any ideas? Sorrell"
06/16/2012: Alex from Riverside, Ca. United States replies: "Hi, I used to have severe shoulder pain from an old injury I aquired from a bicycle accident which lasted about 10 years. I could hardly lift my arm up and the doctors told me there was nothing I could do about it. And that I had probably developed arthritis in it.
And also I had severe pain in both my knees and my ankles. I changed my diet due to another problem- to an all-most all vegetarian and fruit diet and loads of fresh juice I juice myself NOT STORE BOUGHT JUICE.
I also started YOGA about a year ago. I am 67 years old and right now I have no pain in any of my joints whatsoever! I suggest that you purchase "Yoga beginners manual by Alice Christensen" and follow the instructions in this book! It took me about 3 to 4 months to get rid of my pains and feel good again but you must stick to the diet and the exercises in this book! I know what it's like to live with pain!
I don't have pain anymore and I regained all the strength in my injured shoulder!"
ACV, White Grape Juice
[YEA] 07/24/2007: Jan from Willowick, OH: "I have been using ACV in a tonic called Jogging in a Jug and literally within 24 hrs my knee, hip and shoulder pain have completely disappeared! I have been struggling with my shoulder pain for 12 yrs due to a car accident and my knee and hip pain for the last 2 yrs. What a miracle. I have told everyone I know about this tonic and they are all giving it a try!
Here is the recipe:
1 c organic ACV
1 c organic white grape juice
2 c organic apple juice
Mix all together. Take 1-2 oz daily before a meal. Keep refrigerated.
I didn't care for the tast at first, but now I love it. I had to plug my nose for the few days but now I can drink it just fine. My energy levels are back and I am sleeping more soundly at night. I love this stuff!!
[YEA] 05/22/2011: Donna from Seaside, Ca replies: "I have suffered greatly for 14 years with severe chronic pain, obesity, insomnia... You get the picture. I had been on a 'cocktail' of oxycodone (6 per day), MORPHINE (2x/day), 4 different muscle relaxers... and on top of that I would take 4 ibuprofen AND 4 naproxen sodium- all just for the pain. Then add in the sleep medication, valium, clonazepam- and still up almost all night with pain.
I was beginning to see the negative effects of all of this, and with no relief in sight except for when I took the narcotics, I decided to search and found this page about ACV.
After reading all the posts about ACV, I decided to try it right away. I knew I would have to cut it with something more palatable, so I followed the juice recipe.
I woke up the next morning with so little pain, I could actually get on the stationary bike and did 15 min in the morning and another in the pm. I also did my daily walk with the dog. She is a mastiff-size dog and at 11 mos. Is almost 90 lbs and she pulls on the leash, adding to my pain. Not that day- we got home without the usual added pain and I didn't have to rest for hours after.
I have kept a journal since the first day about my experience with ACV. Today will be my 7th day. Yesterday, my husband and I took the dog to the beach (her first time). I woke up with no pain at all that day and went to bed the same, even after running errands as well.
I am sleeping a bit better, have already stopped taking the oxycodone, morphone, all muscle relaxers, sleep meds, and valium.
My husband is in the Army and is really working hard on his physical training but he also deals with pain intermittantly. He has been doing this with me and feels no pain at all now.
We both have reflux issues andI take an Rx for it. The ACV will aggrevvate it for us both if not cut with juice and an equal amount of water (& ice). Then the taste is actually pretty good- like lemonade or something, and we just sip it all day, getting our 3 doses in.
Nature cured what 11 (yes, eleven) specialists could not. We will always use this from now on!"
12/21/2011: Pbucc from Toronto, Ontario replies: "Can you please let me know exactly what you took and how much? I can barely walk due to back pain. I would like to try it."
02/09/2013: Butterfly from Greenfield, Ma replies: "Hi, is there a way to take Apple Cider Vinegar if you cannot tolerate vinegar due to candida, does the pill form affect candida? will a very small dose be ok? any ideas? Butterfly"
Apple Cider Vinegar Cure for Pain
Folk Cure Ingredients:
- Apple Cider Vinegar - 1 Teaspoon
- Filtered Water - Tall Glass
An apple cider vinegar (ACV) tonic can restore balance to your body's metabolism, relieving inflammation and improving overall systemic function to reduce pain symptoms. Take the ACV tonic three times a day with meals—one teaspoon of ACV in a large glass of water (honey optional). Increase the amount of ACV to 1-2 tablespoons per glass as your body tolerates it.
[YEA] 04/15/2012: Dimple from Brighton, East Sussex: "Hello you lovely ppl, In pain for the last 2 days.. Couldnt move let alone get a good night sleep. Also in my last yr of Uni so filled with too much work. I found myself being so lazy and sitting around like a zombie.. when I thought maybe there will be a home remedy I should try.
Oh boy, one shot of ACV and magically the pain was gone within seconds!!! What!! I want to thank all you ppl on this website for helping me :) God bless u all xx"
[QUESTION] 07/27/2009: Beezer from Nassau, NY: "I have used ACV for 4 days now, 3 x daily as I read on your site. I do not see any difference in my hip or body pain so far. Is it too early or should I try something else. The pain keeps me up at night alot, and I have trouble walking. Help"Replies
01/02/2010: Cured from Niceville, Fl replies: "To Beezer: You did not list the dose you were taking. The ACV could be working on something else in your body which would be why it is not relieving your body pain. Either increase your ACV intake a bit or take a hot bath in half a cup or so of ACV and see if that helps. Turmeric also works great for body pain. Sometimes the ACV will not work for me and my body pain and other times it will. Vice versa, sometimes the turmeric will not work so I use ACV next. I eventually find relief usually between those two remedies."
[YEA] 06/14/2009: Khalid Mahmood from Singapore: "I have severe knee and ankle pain, took first dose last night and in the morning seem 70% pain is disappeared and it also help me remove dizziness and headache."
[YEA] 02/23/2009: Margaret Taylor from Stockport, England: "hello just like to say i have been taking acv for five days now and feel great, no aches & pains at all, i have a bad hip, just wanted to know if it would cure sore throats as my son suffers a lot from them, he gets them a lot, he gets so fed up with them,.... i have started taking acv in 8 ozs of water & honey, i find i am sleeping better too"
EC: Currently 84 Yeas for apple cider vinegar and sore throats! http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/sore_throat.html#ACV
09/11/2011: Ladyliza from Los Angeles, Ca replies: "If your son is getting a lot of sore throats and colds, chances are he is deficient in vitamin D3. Next time you take him to the doctor, ask the dr to test for deficiency. (simple blood test) I don't know how old he is but an adult can start on 2000 units/day and work up to 5000. Since I have been on 5000, I haven't gotten so much as a sniffle. (4 yrs ago)"
[YEA] 01/15/2009: Judy from Hubert, North Carolina: "As everyone should be I was very skeptical when I read of all the cures acheived with ACV. I started out looking for relief for my partners enlarged prostate. When I kept looking at all the things ACV could do, I said what the heck and tryed it along with him. Well let me just say that I feel like a brand new woman! I have had sever back pain and degenerative disease since I was 11 yrs old. About 6 yrs ago I was in an auto accident that I have had constant neck pain from. More recently, with my age now being 48, I have had knee and hip pain on my right side. After taking ACV in water, 2 tbls in 8 oz, for three days my hip no longer hurt! I decided to follow the recipe better and slowly drink 3 to 4 glasses of the same recipe all day. While at the gym I realized I could move my neck and look over my shoulder with no pain!! When I get up in the morning I no longer have to hang on to the counter when I kneel down to get something from the bottom of the cupboard!! I wake up everyday now PAIN FREE! I can't wait to see what happens next! As for my man, well he see's what it is doing for me and wants to do it too but hates the taste and doesn't have the patients. I have been doing all I can to get him to do it. He will now and again but won't do it every day. Does anyone have any ideas how to make it taste better for him? I am used to it already and really with everything it has done for me wouldn't care how it tasted.Thankyou so so so much for this site! Who would have thought that a little bottle from the grocery store costing all of one dollar could make me feel younger then I ever have!!"Replies
05/23/2011: Mick from Uk replies: "i use 1 tablespoon of honey with my Apple Cider Vinegar hot water to melt the honey."
11/15/2008: Kate from Brighton, UK: "amazing i am just so delighted to find all this information as i sit here typing with my thumb as my fingers hurt. i am an artist -just gone part time in my teaching job so i can draw and make mosaics and my right hand fingers are swelling and painful -difficult to draw! i injured them 2 years ago lifting crates at school and then trapped them under a heavy piece if furniture! they never recovered fully - i am about to drive to the health food store to buy acv. thank you so much. i will tell you how i get on kate"Replies
01/10/2010: Pierre Phuket Th. from Phuket, Thailand replies: "Dear Kate, like me and many others the ACV work very well but if you add some turmeric that can help more.
Remember ACV & Turmeric (organic much better ) works very well in different hours in the day. You can drink 4-5 times daily. If you have some Hydrogen Peroxide 5 or 6 % - can spraying or make a bath with, something like 2-3 % solution mixed with water twice a day that really help and make less inflammations in your joint.
Hope you geting better, Pierre"
05/18/2011: 14yrsof It from Seaside, Ca replies: "I was waking up everyday with sore, swollen hands. I noticed when I used aspir-cream on my legs for my bad chronic pain, that my hands felt so much better! Also, teas made with willow bark, dandelion root, uva ursi, slippery elm, and a tad of catnip can help with pain AND the swelling."
[YEA] 10/09/2008: Rebecca from Aberdeen, Washington: "Apple cider vinegar all but eliminated swelling and pain. I am 58 and have been in good shape most of my life but had a low back injury over 3 years ago and have had severe pain and stiffness which has sent me to doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, massage therapists and even a rolfer for 15 sessions! All of these helped but very temporarily. I have also been doing yoga and exercises from a book called Relaxercise (excellent by the way) which have also helped but only somewhat. I had been getting worse within the past few months and had develped knee, foot and hand pain along with swelling of these areas especially one ankle and foot which was twice the normal size. It hurt to walk or wear any type of shoe. My husband is an RN who looked at my swollen ankle and foot and told me it almost looked like gouty arthritis. This comment prompted me to research the subject and I found a blog of 100's of people all of who had been using ACV and all but 1 person rated the treatment 5 stars. I immediately went to a health food store and bought the organic, unfiltered ACV and started by taking 3 tablespoons in a large glass of water sweetened with organic raw honey. Following the first dose the night before, I woke to find the swelling reduced to about 1/4 of what it had been and the pain nearly gone. The stuff works like a miracle! I have continued to take it every day but have cut down the dose to 2 tablespoons 2-3 times per day in the same amount of water with honey. I have only a twinge of pain and 1 spot of swelling about the size of a quarter remaining on my ankle. Amazingly, my low back has less pain and more mobility than what I have ever had since the injury over 3 years ago. All this and I have only discovered this treatment less than 1 week ago! Amazing!!"
[YEA] 01/27/2008: Jean from Sydney, Canada: "Hello, I have had pain in my legs for awhile now & decided to try the ACV although I have been using 2 tbsp in 6 oz water for about a month or so I just couldn't stand the taste anymore' but I am taking ACV tablets & them with prayer together work VERY well! I LOVE this site & just happened to come across it on google. thank you so much for this website!!!"