Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Back Pain
- Calcium Deposits
- DMSO and Aloe Vera
- DMSO and Cayenne for Pain
- DMSO and Lugol's Iodine
- DMSO Combinations
- DMSO Side Effects
- General Feedback
- Hair Loss
- How to Store DMSO
- Internal Use
- Medical Grade vs Industrial DMSO
- Multiple Cures
- Pain Relief
- Pets: Paralysis
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Pulled Muscles
- Severe Wounds
- Shoulder Pain
- Squamous Cell Carcinoma
- Water Retention
- Where to Buy: Australia
- Where to Buy: Canada
- Where to Buy: Philippines
- Where to Buy: South Africa
- Where to Buy: Thailand
Last Modified on Mar 06, 2014<< Continued from page 2
01/19/2010: Deirdre from Atlanta, GA: "After reading about DMSO for years, I finally ordered a book on the subject (published in 1993) and also ordered DMSO from a veterinary supply store (found both on amazon.com)... I am really enjoying the book. The one thing that turned me off from trying DMSO all this time was the complaint that you end up smelling of garlic or clams. Now that I have tried it, I want to know what the heck people are talking about!!! There is NO garlic or clam smell emanating from my breath or pores as many have warned!
On Saturday I applied DMSO to both of my knees, which are feeling shot lately (my early gymnastic years and my later karate years have really done a number on them, I guess). My knees felt a little numb after I applied the DMSO (with gloves and a cotton ball), but I certainly felt increased circulation to the area. I couldn't really tell a difference the next day about whether they helped or not. Last night I tried magnesium oil rubbed all over my knees and I could absolutely feel a difference this morning. So I may end up trying mag oil mixed in DMSO at some point.
Thanks to Phil from Dearing, GA's suggestion about grapefruit seed extract for nail fungus, I have been applying GSE for the past few weeks, twice a day. Can't tell if it's working, but I know these fungus remedies take months to see results. Anyway, I started spraying on DMSO and then drizzling grapefruit seed extract onto my big toe a few days ago. I know it's penetrating because not even a minute later, I can taste the extremely bitter taste of the GSE in my mouth. The bitter taste lasts for hours! I am quite excited about this needless to say and all the possibilities. For one, I look forward to trying a contributor's feedback about DMSO mixed in ground up B12 and sprayed on to the wrist pulse points for energy.
I also have some feedback about using DMSO on my dog's hotspot (phenomenal results), but will post to the pet's section instead of here."Replies
06/06/2010: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hey Deirdre,
An interesting bit I learned from a couple of the alternative lifestyle leaders is that dmso acts differently above the waist as opposed to below the waist. It seems to burn and cause the skin to get very red above the waist but not below. Just thought I'd pass that on. Daniel Vitalis says to dilute it if you use above the waist.
Maybe that's what happened.
Hope you're well, Lisa"
EC: Thanks, Lisa! Wow... exactly my experience.
06/06/2010: Bill from San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines replies: "Hi Deirdre...Concerning your fungal toe problem, I have had the same problem, have had fungal foot problems for decades -- none of the powders or drugs ever worked. I got rid of my athletes foot between my toes when I got rid of my candida problem -- but, for some reason, the toe-nail fungus remained.
But recently I've tried a topical mix, based on Ted's blanket approach, using Hydrogen Peroxide, Milk of Magnesia and borax. This covers all the the bases -- this mix is an anti-viral, antibacterial, anti-yeast and anti-fungal.
The way of make this mix is simple. Add 1 capful of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide to 1 capful of Milk of Magnesia and then saturate with 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon of borax (so there are borax crystals left in the bottom).
Using a Q-Tip, dab this solution all over and round the nail - even on the skin, paying particular attention to dabbing it under the front of the nail and around the sides and back of the nail to get at the fungus underneath the nail. Do this at least 4-10 times a day or as much as you like really.
I've been trying this out for the last two weeks and the yellow nail on my big toe is slowly turning pink again now. This seems to have worked for me and is a fairly simple remedy, might be worth a try."
06/06/2010: Deirdre from Atlanta, Ga replies: "Hi Steven,
Thanks for your interest in my post! I did try a drop of dmso mixed in with magnesium oil once or twice after writing my post. It worked quite well -- my knees felt so much better that I didn't need to do it again! I never tried the dmso mixed in with B-12 though. Sorry!
I have mainly used the dmso in conjunction with other remedies to treat nail fungus, which has proven to be a real pain in the you-know-what. I combined dmso with grapefruit seed extract this winter: twice a day, 7 days a week. My nail didn't appear to improve, so in February, I tried dmso with wild oregano oil to my toes. 2 months later my toes looked a lot better, but still not cured. In May I combined dmso with a drop of apple cider vinegar every day. Just when I thought the fungus was gone, it spread all over my big toe a few days after I filed down the nail. So I have had to start all over again on the remedies. I am skipping the dmso this time and simply soaking my toes in organic acv and distilled water for at least 1/2 hour a day. I am every hopeful, but who knows if I will succeed.
I also tried dmso with fresh aloe recently to treat a nasty oven burn on my arm. (As I mentioned in another post a few days ago, a hyaluronic acid supplement I was taking made me really out of it for about a week -- almost got in a car accident and then I got a nasty burn). The dmso and fresh aloe remedy combo didn't go so well. The application of the dmso on top of the fresh aloe caused an immediate and intense burning sensation followed by days of red skin... not on the burn, but on the area surrounding the burn. The "sunburn" is only now starting to go away.Well, not sure what went wrong there...
Sorry I don't have more positive feedback to give on the dmso!
06/06/2010: Steven from Poughkeepsie, Ny replies: "Hello there Deirdre,
Great information regarding using magnesium oil in the knees.. I will give it a try. I was hoping you could follow up in your B12 and DMSO. How pure is the DMSO you are using? How often have you applied the magnesium oil and DMSO? Is this still working for you? Your feedback is greatly appreciated.
06/07/2010: Deirdre from Atlanta, Ga replies: "Thank you so much, Lisa and Bill!
Bill, I am looking forward to trying your nail fungus remedies. Thank you!"
06/07/2010: Tricia from Ireland replies: "I'm going to add my tuppence here. The nail and the skin directly underneath it are so pressed together that it is impossible for cream or liquid to get at it. Any remedy should be loaded to the sides and tip of the nail and left to the air for 20 - 30 minutes so that it can spread skin cell to skin cell for effectiveness.
I know someone who tried many things for this but would put socks and shoes on straight away so that the liquids would soak straight into the wool. A clever nurse told her to do it half an hour before she got into bed and, hey presto, faster results."
[YEA] 11/03/2009: Francois from East London, South Africa: "DMSO uses
Hi there, I run a natural medicine practice in SA, I've been using DMSO for various ailments on my patients for about 2 years now. The latest case was of a elderly african man who suffered from a progressive stroke, he only reached my practice 2 days later, I quickly gave him 1 teaspoon of DMSO in water every 3 hours, the next day he was still lame on the left side and seemed to get worse, also he had incredible pain over the right lung area (pulmonary embolism?) nevertheless I carried on giving him the DMSO every three hours orally. The following day he was well enough to walk on the beach!
Ive also injected DMSO into knee joints for local pain, I myself am curently drinking DMSO in fruit juice twice daily (1 teaspoon) my energy levels have gone up and my skin is glowing. ( i also take MSM and VIT C daily to counteract the DMSO from turning into MSM in the body)
I also mix B12 and DMSO in a dropper bottle and apply 2 drops on my wrist when I need a boost.
Another good idea is to put 2 B5 tabs into a 15 litre dropper bottle and top it up with DMSO the tablets dissolve after an hour or so, this can be applied to the wrists as well to boost the adrenals for extra energy."
01/25/2010: Dirk Steenkamp from Vredenburg, South Africa replies: "To Francios from East Londen, South Africa. Where do you buy DMSO and I would also like to make contact with you. My email adress is email@example.com. Will send you my cel no. Thanks"
08/23/2012: Bonnie from Vancouver, Bc replies: "I have severe copd and want to know if the DMSO and MSM work for copd ?? How do I take it?? Please help me."
[YEA] 06/21/2009: DanaFricke from Bastrop, LA: "I read about DMSO in Kevin T.'s book. I was interested enough to buy it and try it for sinus headaches. I mixed 2 tablespoons DMSO in 3oz of filtered water & 1oz hydrogen peroxide. This solution sprayed and inhaled helped a lot with sinus headaches and colds.
I dropped a blow dryer on my pinky toe slashing my toe open about 1/2 an inch. It was a horrible cut and the pain was extreme. It hurt so bad and I lost so much blood (I had just got out of a hot tub) I nearly passed out. My husband helped me to the bed. I asked him to get me the DMSO spray. He sprayed it on my toe (one tiny squirt for starters in case it made things worse) and I felt immediate relief so I asked him to spray it real good. The pain totally disappeared. The toe had already started turning black along with the toe next to it. I covered my foot with a loose damp towel and just laid there for 20 minutes. My husband was after me to go to hospital to get stitches because it was bleeding so bad. He opened the towel while he was telling me if it was still bleeding I had to get stitches. Well to our surprise the wound had closed. The blackness was now pink. So I didn't have to go to the hospital and come home or die from a staph infection received from the hospital.
2 other incidents it healed were:
1.) A wound where a knife was stabbed under the finger nail of a child (the child was trying to open a toy w/ a knife against parents wishes - not my child) - healed with 48 hours
2.) A wound where the hand was caught in a trolling motor propeller. - healed within 24 hours
Both people received immediate relief.
I also use it about twice a year for carpal tunnel syndrome. I apply 90% DMSO to my wrist and keep a wet paper towel nearby. When it starts to sting I wipe the stinging area removing the DMSO, by the time each area has been wiped the symptoms are gone and my hand is back to normal. I'm always careful with it and totally clean. My theory is if you can't drink it don't get it near DMSO when using DMSO.
01/25/2010: Yolanda from Detroit, Mi replies: "Dana, I too bought DMSO and H2O2. My question is how did you know how much to use for your sinus troubles. I have fibroid tumors and want to use them for that but IDK how much to ingest and for how long."
EC: Acronym helper: IDK = I don't know
[YEA] 05/07/2009: Digger from Brisbane, QLD Australia: "HI THERE I HAVE BEEN USING DMSO AND MSM for about 9 months ..before i started using them. I checked out many many websites and spoke to many people about them ....as far as im concerned its very safe for us....
I have used it on wounds that wouldnt heal properly .i use it on both my feet where i have bone on bone arthritis in both my big toes... also athritic knees and kneck.. believe me when i say i look terrific for my age ..But i have so many aches and pains its not funny...it minimises the pain for hours
.I HAVE ALSO PUT IT ON MY TESTICLES AND THE BIG FELLA ..AND my libido is now amazing < i do have a very beautiful 30 yr old girlfriend that helps ..But at my age 65yrs ..I still need all the help i can get.
The msm i drink 2x table spoons a day with a juice ...the DMSO I IETHER APPLY TO WHERE I NEED IT ON MY BODY ..or i will drink about 5mils a day with some kind of sweet drink to mask the taste ,
my skin is glowing with health i look very fit ..my nails and the hair on my head also grows very fast.
it seems that the USA AND AUSTRALIA are the only two countrys in the world that put warning signs all over the packaging ...I believe its absolute nonesense..I cant see any reason for me to stop taking iether of them .
i have also used hydrogen peroxide with good results ..but thats anther story
if any one wants to contact me ..please feel free to do so."
10/29/2010: Catherine from Sydney, Nsw replies: "Hi to Digger QLD,
I am interested in finding out any and all information relating to DMSO and where to buy.... I have circulation and energy issues and I like the sound of the B12 and B5 applications but to be honest, have never heard of DMSO until I stumbled upon this site. I have to say, what a fantastic site..... So much information.... I just love it
[YEA] 11/12/2008: Connie : "ok. I went and purchased DMSO last week finally for myself and a couple of friends. I have been using it for about a week now. First couple of days I mixed it with povidine iodine. It was the closest thing I could come to potassium iodide. I sent some articles about sski
Side effects. awful taste in your mouth. supposedly your body smells, I didn't notice, but I do taste it in my mouth for days after using it. Supposedly less than a teaspoon a day won't affect your body odor but who knows. my breath is awful! I'm thinking a drop of peppermint oil.
I used it on some varicose veins, a scab on my leg, that's been there since the end of Sept., a muscle on my other leg that needed some serious stretching, I believe I had permanently strained it a while back, I also used it on some scarring, some with raised keloids on them.
So far, besides the taste in my mouth it's all good. Within one day the muscle in my calf was better, within a few days the varicose vein that had been there for 20 years is kind of fading, the scar keloids are dissolving, the scabs and scars appear to be fading.
Then I added oregano oil in olive oil. Why? it fights yeast. In alternative medicine yeast is the root of all illness. I got sick as a dog within hours. Try to remember when you use this stuff that it boosts whatever you are taking into your body. That means if you are enjoying mouth amusement? ie. something with alot of sugar or not particularly good for you? you will pay.
The supplements I am taking along with this is MSM, vita c, wild yam, black cohosh, chasteberry, magnesium citrate, st. johns wort.
I've stopped craving coffee, although I still drink it. I didn't have chocolate until yesterday after going 24 hours without coffee. I also neglected my magnesium supplements for a day. Chocolate cravings have to do with a Magnesium defficiency. :)
I just put it on my doggie's hot spot on his paw as well as some scabs on his back from his extreme flea allergy.
I'm psyched about this stuff :)"
[YEA] 11/05/2008: Dana from Houston, TX: "Someone said they had a stubborn wart...use DMSO..put it on every day and it WILL leave you! It might take a couple of weeks...also good for herpes cold sores and the best anti-inflammatory available today."
[YEA] 09/22/2008: Wes from Woodstock Ont., Ontario Can.: "I have had 5 degenerative discs in my lower back for about 5 years. The Drs say go home and live with it Surgery is to dangerous. I have been taking corisone injections every three months, but they only last a short while.
My brother-in -law told me about DMSO and he had some on hand. I tried it by putting some on a peace of gauze and applying it to my lower back. I then covered it with saran wrap. After 24 hours the pain was gone and i did this twice a day for 4 days. Since then i only use it when i feel my back starting to hurt. This pain was also causing my right testicle to swell and was very painful. Since using DMSO, I now have relief again and the testicle has gone back to normal.
By the way I'm 79 years old.
Thankful for DMSO and my brother-in -law for telling me about it."
10/20/2010: Truth-be-known from Austin, Tx replies: "Great! .. Just be careful with using DMSO with Saran Wrap... For the chemicals in the plastic Saran Wrap will go directly into your bloodstream via the DMSO! ... I don't think you want that."
05/01/2011: Tomwalk from Valparaiso, In, Usa replies: "Can you use DMSO with silicone wound treatment pads?"
[YEA] 04/02/2007: Jim from Stillwater, USA, Republic: "Why isn't DMSO one, maybe #1, of the Top 5 Cures you list? I have used DMSO for many ailments over the last 25 years. It excels at healing wounds, burns and nothing is better for joint pain, tendonitis, bursitis, even head aches. It is truly the 31 medicine of God. Suggest you read up on DMSO. Ignore anything negative . The Pharmaceutical Houses has spent millions paying the FDA to keep off the shelves for human consumption, though Drs in all other industrialized countries prescribe it."
[YEA] 07/15/2012: Mystic Sage from Cutler Bay, Florida: "I purchased DMSO gel 99.9 pure with 10% Distilled water. I had excruciating pain on the tail bone from physical work around the house, as in moving furniture. I figured I would take a chance and just try it so I first used the roll-on with the same percentage of the gel, first. It felt as if the pain was never going to cease but I was not going to give up so easily. I applied DMSO (once) for two days. I thought that if the pain still persisted on the third day, I would consult with a physician. Well, on the third day, I felt no pain at all, as if it were never there!
In reading some of the entries on here, I have become quite curious in exploring DMSO further. I would like to know if everyone here purchases DMSO in the same form. If I am to take it orally, do I purchase a different form other than gel, or can I still use the gel that I currently have? How are many of you on this thread figuring out what measurements are needed for your ailments. Someone mentioned douching and I, too, am curious as to how it can be done and what form is used. Should DMSO and MSM be used together? I am just discovering information about MSM. Another member mentioned a book on it and I am going to purchase a copy. If anyone can answer or outline information on what I need, please do so. I believe in DMSO."Replies
[YEA] 07/15/2012: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, USA replies: "Hi Mystic Sage, I first used DMSO back in the 70's as a ballet dancer. My teacher/ mentor who was one of the great American ballerinas had used it throughout her career and familiarized me with it. Back then it was not used by humans (at least not the general public, dancers were using it. ) but she knew of it from the horse world in Saratoga Springs, NY of which they had been using it on race horses for a long time successfully. I continue to use it today in roll- on form. Once applied you do not need to rub it in but do let it dry before getting dressed. It is a powerful conductor so be careful what you are applying with it because it will drive it into the body.
As for MSM, I was introduced to it 16 years ago by my dad. He would always see me in pain from all my teaching and brought it to me in powder form although he had capsules as well. I was skeptical but tried it and my pain disappeared overnight! I was sold! Back then, my dad would add the powder to lotion to use topically since it was not available in creams at that time. Virtually no one knew of it and because I became such a believer in it, I would drive a distance to buy it from the distributor in boxes so I could get a bulk discount. I would give it to dancers and friends who had physical pain. To this day, I recommend it to all my students if they become really sore or if they feel they've injured a body part. I like to use it in powder form best since it goes directly into your system. Capsules are good for convenience but I personally don't think they're as potent. I use Omica which is completely plant- derived and non- petroleum derived. That company offers superior products of all that they carry. The first MSM I used all that time ago was OptiMSM. I always had great results with that as well.
As for DMSO orally, well since I use MSM orally I don't use DMSO that way. You can safely use them together. I have often. Also, there is plenty of information available on the internet on both of these so you really don't need to buy a book. As for the amount of MSM, I base it on my pain factor. Of course, I think it's always best to start low and build up if you aren't getting the results you wanted. I use a pretty healthy tablespoon, sometimes more, in a glass of water but then again, I'm used to these things...
I hope I have answered your questions. Best to you, Lisa"
12/20/2013: Lisa from California replies: "Hi I suffer from severe leg pain sometimes I can't walk due to spinal stenosis , bulging discs, osteoarthritis and scolliosis in my lumbar spine. Where can I buy DMSO ?? And how do I know its the real DMSO and not a fake ?? Please help can't take this horrific pain anymore..."
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 11/12/2009: Gg from Hobart, Tasmania, Australia: "DMSO topical application
I used DMSO for the first time last night (topically), as a guinea pig test before using it on my boyfriend's back. I just had a question for anyone with experience -- it's left my skin puckered and dry feeling, like when you been in the bath too long and you "prune", only it's dried out now. Will this go away??? I would assume it does but I'm hoping I haven't done myself any permanent damage! I left cotton swabs soaked in the solution on my skin for about half an hour and it stung so i took them off, then noticed this skin effect.
On another note, the pain relief was amazing! I hadn't realised how much my feet normally hurt. I have a condition called "Haglund's Deformity" and also some excess bone in my feet which causes me much pain. I wasn't having a "sore feet" day, but I noticed with utter amazement after trying it on 1 foot only that the other was was actually hurting quite a bit. I must be so used to it that I ignore it normally. The foot I tried the DMSO on felt "buoyant", that's the only was I can describe it. Light and slightly tingly, complete absence of pain or aching. And I only applied it at 3 points on the skin! I'm looking forward to experimenting more with this amazing substance, and hoping it will provide some relief for my BF who suffers from "Scheuermann's Disease"."Replies
07/09/2010: The Narrow Way from Clarkston, Mi replies: "Dear Hobart, I read your post on DMSO how when you applied it to your test areas and the skin puckered and felt dry. I have done the same thing on my finger where I have really bad joint pain. It took away the pain but left my finger puckered, pruned and sensitive to touch. Did it go away or is there still damage to the tissue where you applied it? I haven't seen an answer to your post. So I am hoping you can tell me if your skin went back to normal or not. Thank you"
10/06/2010: Tre from Memphis, Tn replies: "Ok so I decided to try the dmso on my shoulder since the only thing doctors want to do is give me steroid shots. I went to a store and could not find the liquid so I picked up the gel form. I have used it twice with no side effects. Tonight I got out of the shower and applied it to my shoulder. It put a little more on than I have been doing. I let it soak in and noticed it stinking a little. The stinging turned to burning. I went to rinse it off when I noticed that my skin had a ton of little bumps on it. I rinsed it off and applied aloe on the skin. Then burning went away, and the bumps seem to be going away. Am I doing something wrong? has anyone else had this happen? I bought it at a tractor supply company store."
10/23/2010: Water, S-o-t-r from Albuquerque, N.m. replies: "Whenever using DMSO I always mix it with Rhus Tox ointment (available through any Homeopathic Lab or retail source) to protect against skin reactions which are common with DMSO and which were the excuse used by the Feds to not approve DMSO for human use. This has worked with many dozens of persons and hundreds of applications."
08/02/2012: Mariam from Roanoke, Va replies: "DO NOT USE DMSO FULL STRENGTH@ 99% DMSO is a powerful agent and some of you are using it full strength and out of plastic roll on containers which is not advisable. It must be used and stored out of glass as it will take some of the plastic with it if used from plastic. It must be applied from a small glass container to which you have cut it at least by HALF if it is a 50% solution, even with 70%. It will work if used responsibly but it is caustic if you apply it to the skin without diluting it with water or aloe and it will burn and damage tissues initially before they heal at full strength. You could even get a swollen tongue as epithelial cells slough off too quickly so exercise caution. And please remember, Whatever it touches goes into the skin with it."
12/21/2012: Ray from Calgary, Alberta replies: "My wife has Rheumatoid Arthritis so I rubbed and massaged DMSO on her hands, feets, knees, shoulder etc. (mixed with castor oil)The whole process took 30 minutes. After my hands looked like prunes. But it went away an hour later. That night I did the process again. This time the prune look stayed with me all night, no matter how hard I tried I could do nothing. No lotions made any difference. Eventually it cleared up by the end of the day. I didn't use DMSO anymore but just the castor oil. But then 2 days later tried again but with more castor oil (before it was only 50:50 mixture). Now the finger tips didn't get the prune look, though they are a little "tender.""
05/19/2013: Redcairo from Miami, Ok replies: "The way DMSO works means that it is very dehydrating to skin. After you use it, maybe 10 minutes later, put some quality oil on your skin, I use castor oil but it can be anything that is healthy. You'll need this to rehydrate the skin."
[YEA] 02/26/2008: Kathy from Morrice, Mi: "My cat broke her back 10 weeks ago and hasn't walked since. Her spinal cord was not severed but only had limited use of one back leg. I rubbed DMSO mixed with aloe vera 3 times daily and within 3 days, the leg with no nerve responses started twitching and she started moving it. On the 4th day, she stood up twice. Still not walking but getting more use of both legs and making progress. I don't believe it was coincidence. I started rubbing on peroxide over back today to oxygenate her system and help with regeneration. DMSO is miraculous and FDA should not stop it's use."
[YEA] 03/31/2013: Patsy613 from Waupaca, Wisconsin, Usa: "COMMENTS ON USING DMSO. I HAD PLANTAR fasciitis for several months in 2007 before using DMSO. I put it on topically on clean skin on my foot bottom twice a day. In 3-4 days it was gone. If I felt that tightness return I did another treatment. I have had no problems for several yrs now and I go barefoot too. It is a shame we waste money on special shoes and Doctors."
[YEA] 06/19/2007: Janice from Ocean, NJ: "I pulled a muscle in the upper middle back and could not turn my head full left or right. I rubbed in DMSO, & soon after, the pain was gone. It lasted the whole day, but I did have to reapply at night & then the next day. After about 4 days , the pain was completely gone! This is an amazing site--my new bible---thank you for everything!"Replies
03/13/2012: Boo from Barren Springs, Va replies: "At the end of January, my husband and I were working on a big digging project, doing most of it by hand. While lifting one shovelful of dirt, I felt a "pop" in my neck/shoulder area. It didn't hurt immediately, so I (foolishly) kept on working. A week later found me in the after-hours clinic at my local Dr. 's office. The doctor on call told me to take up to 3 ibuprofen 2x/day. I laughed at him. So he prescribed neurontin. Thus started a 6 week journey through nerve/muscle pain, severe cramps, and rolling muscle spasms. Over the course of time I've taken neurontin (nerve pain), NSAIDS (general muscle agony and inflammation), and finally my own Dr. prescribed Valium (to ease the rolling charley horses from my shoulder to the back of my hand). My Dr. knows that I hate drugs, and the only reason she gave me valium is because I was also visiting a chiropractor and a deep muscle massage therapist.
Finally, I realized that I had to take care of my own self. I've lightly used DMSO in the past, mainly for treating a toenail fungus. This time I got serious. I made a special trip to the health food store for a bottle of DMSO, dried comfrey leaves and powdered root, some magnesium, kava kava, and a container of MSM lotion. I poured some of the DMSO into a separate glass container and filled the original up with leaves and root and let it sit for a couple of hours. I didn't measure anything, just eyeballed the entire conglomeration. I wandered to my husband's office, and 'borrowed' a ceramic coffee cup. Using an unbleached coffee strainer, I poured the mixture into the cup in an attempt to strain it. What a mucilaginous mess.
The next morning I used the resultant slime (for that's what it truly resembled) and rubbed it into my left arm from neck, through the armpit, across the back, and to my fingertips. I smelled STRONGLY of garlic, even more so than when using just plain DMSO. I either got used to it, or it faded away. Anyway, I thinned the slime with a bit more DMSO, and placed it in a glass dropper bottle to carry with me. I use it several times day, especially upon rising and before bed. Sometimes I use the MSM lotion first, let it soak in, and then follow with the DMSO/comfrey mixture. Yes, I realize the closeness of MSM and DMSO, but honestly, the lotion has made a big difference in the softness of my skin.
Kava kava is a muscle relaxant which replaced the valium. I used that in conjunction with the magnesium citrate to relax my muscles and get some much-needed sleep.
After 6 days, my chiropractor was fairly amazed at the looseness of my shoulder/neck/arm muscles. My spine was fairly well aligned, signifying that the muscles were no longer tensing and pulling my vertebrae out of alignment. I still have some nerve issues, especially around the elbow, but it has improved more within the last few days than I would have thought possible. No more valium, neurontin, and quite a bit less of the NSAIDS.
So...long story short:
Kava kava magnesium to relax muscles (taken before bed)
DMSO to use as a carrier for allatoin (comfrey leaves/roots) to heal muscle/tendon injuries applied several times/day
MSM lotion for when I don't want to smell like a garlic patch.
Hopefully this will help someone. Thank you EarthClinic, for your storehouse of knowledge."
02/07/2009: Ronnie from Chicago, IL, USA: "Can the DSMO heal old Cellulitis scars? It's a skin infection caused by bacteria. Any info would be helpful. Thanks, Ronnie"
11/10/2011: Jackie from Knysna: "Ted, please help... my friend literally has hours to live.
She has septicemia/blood poisoning and is in a coma.
She has suffered lupus for 15 years.
Please give your advice urgently.... can I give her DMSO and how much? This is a last effort and I know it it is a long shot.
11/10/2011: Molly from Qualicum, Bc Canada replies: "Could the patient be given activated charcoal or what about diatamacious earth? Get a naturopath's help ASAP! Plus fresh vegetables juice only - no hospital food??"
11/10/2011: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Get clove oil spray 5% the other 95% is alcohol, or similar. Spray the body with this, legs etc. Give colloidal silver 1 teaspoon every hour. Give hydrogen peroxide 3% one cap to two capful of per liter of water, and give 1/2 glass every hour. After 6th dose most of septicemia will be under control.
You can give any hydrogen peroxide 3% in this dire emergency, such as pharmacy grade. Aspirin is usually good choice also it digests these septicemia.
If fever does not reduce by 3 hours, I will be forced to give 500 mg of aspirin every hour for 4 hours. It works like antibiotics by digestion. The other is lysine every hour for four hours also. These can be given at the same time. So one can do all of it -- h2o2, aspirin, lysine, and clove -- if you want.
11/10/2011: Oscar from Syracuse, New York, Usa replies: "Well, you are asking for last ditch efforts. IF SEPTICEMIA is a virus that has a coating that contains lipids BHT [ butylated hydroxytoluene ] MIGHT help. This BHT has proven to be a compound that in some way has a profound effect in destroying such viruses. The only website I found that discusses this virus`s structure is NOT clear about whether it is such a virus or not. Here is that website. It seems to say it is :http://books.google.com/books?id=3WvYMKmIvY8C&pg=PA625&lpg=PA625&dq=is septicemia a lipid coated virus&source=bl&ots=mYe
BHT MIGHT help. I do NOT know....Oscar"
11/11/2011: Kumrao from Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India replies: "Holistic healing method can work for your trouble.. It may take 30 to 45 days... I am from India.. You have to avoid milk products, sweets, nonveg, fish, eggs, cashewnuts, almonds,
pulses, alcohols for 45 days.. You should daily eat 30 gms of bittergourd and 20 gms of ginger.. you can eat rice and wheat items of food...kumrao99[at]yahoo.co.in"
05/19/2013: Redcairo from Miami, Ok replies: "Research on sepsis and other unrelated research on Ascorbic Acid suggests that intravenous vitamin C in very high consistent dose might be the only thing strong enough to battle something like that."