Chronic Pain Remedies

Last Modified on Aug 02, 2014

Treatment of chronic pain varies from natural therapies to dietary changes and support. Acupuncture is used by many individuals to relieve chronic pain; however, many natural supplements are just as effective for treating the issues. Supplying the body with appropriate nutrients and maintaining an active life can eliminate pain and regulate pain related issues.

What is Chronic Pain?

Chronic pain is a blanket term used to describe pain that persists three to six months after recovery from the initial pain-causing health condition. This type of pain is generally place in two categories: neuropathic (nervous system and structures) and nociceptive (deep tissue and organ). Common symptoms include tingling, burning, aching and throbbing in any area of the body.

Natural Pain Relievers for Joint Pain, Fibromyalgia Pain, and Chronic Back Pain

Treatment of different types of chronic pain varies; however, natural supplements are typically effective for treating many different ailments. Natural treatments include activated charcoal, apple cider vinegar and blackstrap molasses are particularly effective for relieving pain. Additional treatment options include undergoing acupuncture, avoiding artificial sweeteners and soaking in Epsom salt baths.

Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal contains a unique toxin-trapping composition. Activated charcoal is created by heating common charcoal in the presence of a gas that causes the charcoal to develop an abundance of internal spaces or pores. When ingested, these pores trap toxins and other chemicals and remove them from the body, which aids in the elimination of chronic pain.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Both of these properties of apple cider vinegar allow it to function effectively in eliminating pain. Apple cider vinegar also delivers a variety of vitamins and minerals to the body that support overall health and wellness.

Blackstrap Molasses

Blackstrap molasses aids in treating pain in a variety of ways. With a number of nutrients, including iron, magnesium and potassium, blackstrap molasses natural relieves issues associated with nutrient deficiencies. Blackstrap molasses is also an effective weight loss supplement that may aid in relieving weight-related inflammation and other health issues.

Chronic pain is the result of a variety of health issues. Nonetheless, the condition can be treated effectively using a variety of natural methods.

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Most Popular Remedies:

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda34 YEAS
Turmeric6 YEAS
Ginger Root5 YEAS
Blackstrap Molasses5 YEAS

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Activated Charcoal   1  0   

Posted by Lauren (Brooklyn, NY) on 02/13/2008

[YEA]  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.

Acupressure   0  0   

Posted by Heavenlymats (Venice, Ca) on 03/13/2011

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.

Posted by Gurv
Jaipur, India
12/19/2011
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.

Acupuncture   1  0   

Posted by Chen (New York City, Ny, Us) on 04/17/2012

[YEA]  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   1  0   

Posted by Pat Spurgis (Melbourne, Florida) on 02/25/2008

[YEA]  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.

Posted by Sorrell
Brookline, Ma, Usa
06/15/2012
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

Posted by Alex
Riverside, Ca. United States
06/16/2012
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!

Posted by Andrea C
Wales
03/23/2014
If you are or have ever been please look up opiate induced hypremyalgia. I have this it has been callled ME, FIBRO, CHRONIC PAIN, NEUROPATHY. Opiate painkillers cause it or opiate addiction. One is enough to cause it you don't have to be an addict!!! I have been in hell for many yea's. I tried telling DRS THE PAINKILLER WAS MAKING IT WORSE!!! PLEASE LOOK IT UP. THE ONLY WAY I CAN SEE OUT IS TOTAL DETOX. IT IS HELL!! BUT AT LEAST AFTER SOME TIME IT WILL GET BETTER. I AM SORRY BUT EVEN NON OPIATE PAIN KILLERS WILL NOT HELP. OXYCODONE STARTED MINE. XXX
Posted by Ana
Miami
03/25/2014
You may be highly dehydrated.

ACV, White Grape Juice   2  0   

Posted by Jan (Willowick, OH) on 07/24/2007

[YEA]  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!!

Good Luck!

Posted by Donna
Seaside, Ca
05/22/2011
2 Posts
[YEA]   "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!

Posted by Pbucc
Toronto, Ontario
12/21/2011
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.
Posted by Butterfly
Greenfield, Ma
02/09/2013
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
Posted by Alan
Qld Australia
11/12/2013
Try taking ACV with aluminium free bi-carbonate of soda :-1 tps with 2 tbls ACV with the mother left in it two times a day once in the morning then again at night after the evening meal, buy some PH strips from your health store to monitor your ph levels , ph should be maintained @7.3 the bi-carbonate soda neutralises the Acid in the ACV as well as in your blood, good luck and keep looking for what is good for you ,

Apple Cider Vinegar   30  0   

Posted by Kim (Essex) on 09/29/2013

[YEA]  Hi Earth Clinic, WOW what a fab site, my work mate told me about you as she had very painful hip and knee, she was in so much pain that I said to her perhaps you should go to the hospital... No joy there, x-rays and pain killers but nothing happened she was still in pain and this was after a couple of weeks, so she investigated some web-sites and yours came up, she had a good read through and found that Apple Cider Vinegar would do the trick... What has she to lose........... PAIN, after rubbing apple cider vinegar and honey on her hip and knee she was very surprised that the pain she had has gone to a very mild ache, and her skin is very smooth........... I am very interested in the natural healing, and am on your web-site quite a lot, thank you for such an easy site to find your allments. Keep up the good work. Kim

Posted by Rshafer32
Ft. Wayne, In
01/13/2014
[YEA]   "I have been suffering with severe back and neck pain for 3 months. I tried getting chiropractic treatments done and nothing was working. I couldn't really take any pain medicine because I am breastfeeding my infant daughter. I decided 3 days ago to start taking ACV. It was in no way intended for my back/neck pain, it was just for all the health benefits I've heard about, which at the time did not include chronic pain. Since taking it, I've been able to sleep on my sides again and my neck pain is almost gone. I didn't even know ACV helped with that so wasn't expecting these results! AMAZING!!! I am a true believer.

Posted by Tom (Wandering River, Alberta,canada) on 12/03/2012

[YEA]  Hi everyone, 0n Nov 11/2012 which was a Sunday, I was experiencing some very unusuall symtoms, hurting in general. Tenderness of my scalp etc, then by the following Tuesday I was growing lumps on the left side of my head at an alarming rate & I couldn't lose the pain with any over the counter meds. So on Thursday I went to the emergency ward in far away Athabasca Alberta, 60 miles away, and the closest good hospital in my experience and was quickly admitted and diagnosed with shingles, soon after my lovely wife found this site and apple cider vinegar's (ACV) uses & benifets.. & as we were waiting for my prescription to be filled she found ACV tablets of which I take 4 a day & are my primary pain reliever.

I am 2 months from my 61st Bday.

Thank You all & whom ever put this site together I feel you have save me MUCH Pain & GRIEF.... Tom

Posted by Terri (Grass Valley, Ca) on 09/18/2012

[WORKED TEMPORARILY]  I tried ACV and honey (2 tsp each) in water, 2X a day for joint and muscle pain. The first day it helped my knee and ankle pain almost immediately. On the fourth night I felt poisoned---hips, knees and ankle joints VERY painful, stomach bloated; limbs, face, lips tinglling. Is this cleansing, and should I continue or not? I am very disappointed as I was so hopeful.

Posted by Dimple (Brighton, East Sussex) on 04/15/2012

[YEA]  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

Posted by Beezer (Nassau, NY) on 07/27/2009

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

Posted by Cured
Niceville, Fl
01/02/2010
21 Posts
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.

Posted by Khalid Mahmood (Singapore) on 06/14/2009

[YEA]  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.

Posted by Margaret Taylor (Stockport, England) on 02/23/2009

[YEA]  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

Posted by Ladyliza
Los Angeles, Ca
09/11/2011
27 Posts
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)

Posted by Judy (Hubert, North Carolina) on 01/15/2009

[YEA]  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!!

Posted by Mick
Uk
05/23/2011
i use 1 tablespoon of honey with my Apple Cider Vinegar hot water to melt the honey.
Posted by Sunny
Ca, Usa
09/27/2013
67 Posts
For your partner's problem, Pumpkinseed oil softgels. He needs to get on an Alkaline diet. Also good, baking soda, turmeric , can use ACV in juice. Good health to you, much love, pass it forward. -Sunny

Posted by Kate (Brighton, UK) on 11/15/2008

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

Posted by Pierre Phuket Th.
Phuket, Thailand
01/10/2010
3 Posts
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

Posted by 14yrsof It
Seaside, Ca
05/18/2011
2 Posts
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.

Posted by Rebecca (Aberdeen, Washington) on 10/09/2008

[YEA]  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!!


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