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Copper  

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Posted by Ani (Ontario, Canada) on 04/02/2008
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Wearing a copper bracelet can significantly help with arthritis, back pain, aches and joint pains. My parents swear by it.' In fact my dad makes jewelry and after he discovered that copper helped him with his bad back pain he started making copper bracelets for sale. He has been selling them for over 15 years and the personal testimonials he's heard are remarkable. The amount that it helps is individual of course and varies but most people feel at least SOME improvement while others say they experience DRAMATIC improvement. In any case it's cheap to try and can't do any harm. I'm surprised copper wasn't posted before and curious to read other people's experiences with this.


Dietary Changes  

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Posted by Old School (Lake Butler, Florida, Us) on 06/16/2013

For the past six months, I have abstained from eating red meat and dairy products. About two months ago, I began to experience joint pain in both shoulders. Could this be the result of these dietary eliminations? Any suggestions. The pain and stiffness in the joints is getting worse.

Replied by Tee
Swedesboro, Nj
06/19/2013
Hello, I am wondering with your dietary changes if your vitamins are off, which of course can cause shoulder pain etc.. Have you had any levels checked such as D? I have terrible joint pains etc. and found I had low d, low b's and even low c? It may be throwing your vitamin level off. Just a suggestion..

Fresh Grapefruit Juice  

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Posted by Denise (Redlands, California, United States) on 04/20/2013
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I have been suffering greatly from whiplash and joint pain in my arms. I thought it was a result of doing certain excercises. I could not stand the pain and have been in this condition for over a year. My suffering was great! I even wore a neck brace for relief. My husband rubbed me out but the pain would remain. I didn't go to a doctor because I was afraid I might get worse.

3 days ago I was thirsty and my husband had bought grapefruit. I took two grapefruit and cut them in half and used them in my citrus juicer.

I received about 2 glasses of juice from the two grapefruit. I drank them down and in awhile I could feel weird sensation in my intestines! Like a cleansing! I'll admit it felt strange but after it was over I felt really good. And in a few hours I felt the pain had left my neck and arm joints! Hispanics believe that food can get stuck in the intestines! I'm wondering if I had "empachado"? It means food is stuck in the intestines? Anyway I feel great having that awful pain gone. It worked for me anyway. I believe something was stuck in my intestines. The natural grapefruit juice got rid of it!


Gelatin  

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Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 03/10/2016
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A few months ago I started taking gelatin for creaky joints and slightly painful knees. I took a teaspoon a day, but that seemed to cause constipation. So I halved it. I put 1/2 teaspoon of the grainy looking stuff of fish gelatin, in a bit of cold water, let it "bloom" (swell) for about 1/2 hour, then added hot water to melt it and drank it as is. I've been doing this almost daily.

I recently went back to an exercise class that I haven't been to in 8 weeks, and I was astonished that NOTHING CREAKED! As different from other times that I missed these classes. My neck is far more flexible too.

When I told someone else, a few DAYS after I started this, that I imagine my knees are complaining less when I bound down my five flights of stairs, he started taking a marshmallow or two a day ("it has gelatin, right?! ")....and also reported a difference! He now takes the gelatin as homemade jello with fruit juice.


Posted by Gary (Scott, Louisiana) on 11/29/2006
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Knox Gelatin cured my bursitis of the shoulders. it works on the joints. i mixed the gelatin in a glass of grapefruit juice. then drink up.


Hyaluronic Acid, Glucosamine-Chondroitin Tablets  

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Posted by Tommye (Hendersonville, North Carolina) on 12/03/2008
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Hi, I have had a lot of orthopaedic surgery and have taken Tramadol (Ultrum) for years for the arthritic-like pain in my various joints. Tramadol has helped more than any other medication but users should be aware that it affects one's autonomic breathing and I have woken up unable to breathe in or out. This is probably when I have taken doses too close together. Anyway, other than Tramadol, nothing has helped my arthritis pain UNTIL I tried Hyaluronic Acid, in combination with Glucosamine/Chondroitin tablets. They say take 2 HA capsules, 100 mg. each, per day for 10 days and then drop off to 1 capsule a day. This dosage had no affect on my pain. I now take 5 HA capsules, 100 mg. each, and two Glucosamine tablets, 1.5 g each. My Glucosamine formulation also contains Chondroitin Sulfate Sodium, 1.2 g per tablet.

After two months on this formulation, for the first time in a decade or more I used less Tramadol than prescribed! It helps the skin (wrinkles), the eyes, and the joints by replacing fluid in these areas. Good luck!

Replied by Jeff
Hbg, PA
12/17/2008
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Hyahuronic Acid is the only thing that stopped my aching knees. Unknowing at the time that it contained H.A., I purchased a product called Animal flex for my joints. Now I can run everyday and have very little if any aches or pains in my knees. Glucosamine-Chondriotin did absolutly nothing for me. There are some good H.A. products out, but do some research. Yes, it also helps the eyes and skin.

I now use H.A.products from Jarrow, and Purity with good results, and also take multivitamin also If the Glucosamine-Chondroitin has not helped, why not give H.A. a shot? It worked for me.


Hydrogen Peroxide  

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Posted by Jamo (Atlanta, GA) on 09/25/2008
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I have completely eliminated joint pain using hydrogen peroxide.


EC: Great! Would you kindly send us more information: how much, how often, 3% drugstore or 35% food grade diluted?

Replied by Bob
Kelowna, Bc
05/09/2010
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I swore that this was the cure all remedy when I started a cleanse using it, but it only lasted about 2 weeks into it then the pain came back.

Posted by Dave (Dallas, Texas) on 08/12/2008
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35% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide--

I had crippling rheumatoid arthritis in 1985, where all the joints in my right arm were locked up and would not move. I was in constant, horrible pain and got no sleep for over 3 months. I began drinking extremely dilute amounts of the 35% HP DROPS in PURE WATER (NOT Tap Water!!)I also had candida albicans, and my cholesterol level was 465 as tested by my MD friend. Within 1 week the pain in my joints on my right arm was GONE and I was sleeping like a baby! Within one month I had free range of motion in all joints--from my fingers to my shoulder. My cholesterol was down to 289 and the candida symptoms were greatly reduced. By the end of the second month, my cholesterol was 155 (normal and safe) and all symptoms of candida albicans infestation were GONE. That was 28 YEARS ago, and I have had NO reoccurances of any of the above problems. I call that a "CURE!"

H2O2 amounts taken: Begin first day with ONE DROP H2O2 in 8 oz. PURE WATER. Second day: two drops H2O2. Third day: three drops H2O2...and so on until you reach 10 drops per day. Now, if the taste is too bad, split the HP drops into 5 in the morning, and 5 in the evening--near bed time. Work back taking 10 drops twice a day, THEN split it into THIRDS, AND begin taking 7 drops THREE times a day, or whatever you can handle. Slowly work back up to taking 10 drops THREE times a day. Don't go much higher than that, or you might want to stay at 7 drops, three times a day. Let your body determine your amount.

ALSO, do NOT drink any H2O2 water 45 minutes BEFORE OR AFTER EATING A MEAL OR TAKING SUPPLIMENTS! You may throw up (vomit.)

ALSO, take 500 mg. of Vitamin C once a day to neutralize any free radical formations that may have occured. The oxygen in the H2O2 attacks the iron in the blood and causes that reaction. The Vitamin C will clean it up, and Selenium may also be substituted for the Vitamin C.

MY SKIN CANCER (Melanoma) "erased" with topical application of 35% Food Grade HP: I had several dark mole-like formations on my forearms come up after being out in the Texas sun a lot. They itched, and my doctor friend said they were Melanomas and that I should see a professional about them. I knew what HP would do for them, so I took a nail file and GENTLY abraded the surface of these dark bumps, and then I applied straight 35% Food Grade HP to the spots with a Q-Tip (cotton swab on a stick) UNTIL THEY TURNED WHITE IN COLOR. I did this 3 times a day for a week. By the end of the week, they had turned to powder or dust, and were FLAT and GONE! There was no itching, NO pain, and they left a slightly lightened spot on my arm where they used to be. They never came back again, and that was over 20 YEARS ago!

ARTHRITIS IN MY KNEES: 17 years ago, I developed rhumatoid arthritis in both knees. I began the HP method by washing my knees with soap and water to remove any body oil, then MISTED them with a 3% solution of HP that was diluted down from 35% Food Grade HP (12:1) with PURE WATER. I wore shorts and then misted my knees, then waited until they were dry, then misted them again while I watched Television or did Computer work. I did this for at least 30 minutes at a time, and I did 4 HP misting sessions a day. My knees were back to NORMAL WITH NO PAIN in ONE WEEK!! I was so happy! I told my friends who had similar problems, and they said that they tried SOAKING their finger and elbow joints in 3% Food Grade HP by pouring the 3% HP solution into a shallow bowl and soaking them for 30 minutes 3-4 times a day. When finished, they would pour the 3% HP solution back into a one gallon plastic jug. The last soaking, they put it in the refrigerator for safe keeping overnight. The next day, they would remove the HP jug from the refrigerator and let it sit out until it had warmed to room temperature, then use in in the bowl to soak their joints until the evening. Worked great!! If you make up one gallon of 3% solution and keep it in the refrigerator, it should last at least one month before you need to make another gallon of it.

IN DALLAS, TEXAS, I found 35% Food Grade HP at "Roy's Natural Market" 6025 Royal Ln. Ste 130
Dallas, TX 75230-8857
Phone: (214) 987-0213. They have been selling HP for many years, and it is about $16.00 (US) for one quart, which will last a long time when you are spraying it.

Enjoy being pain-free!


Hypermobility Syndrome  

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Posted by Eva (A'dam, Netherlands) on 10/29/2011

Does anyone have experience with this problem and could maybe give advice on supplements?


Increasing Water Consumption  

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Posted by Ahmad (Victoria, Bc, Canada) on 01/05/2012
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I was engrossed in all the content on earthclinic a few weeks ago. A beautiful website. Thank you.

Almost two months ago I had a knee injury. I'm 26 years old and a few days after I noticed swelling and bubbles on my right index finger (most used joint in my body since I'm a computer user). I discovered I had gout initially and, as a believer in natural healing, I researched this and was lead to ACV. After several days of ACV I noticed the bubbles went away but the swelling remained. It would would rise and shrink over time with the continued intake of ACV (>~2 TBSP a day), and it began spreading to other joints.

I tried milk of magnesia, as suggested in the Bursitis section, and that didn't show any improvement either. But it led me to this discovery: when I am dehydrated the swelling gets worse. It was especially bad when I wake up the morning (since we lose a lot of water during sleep this made sense). I remember someone telling me once something about a sudden increase in water intake having an effect on the body. And thats what I decided to try.

I began taking 1-2 cups of water over 15 minutes (or less) every 2 hours. The results were astonishing: within a few hours 60% of the swelling had disappeared. And now, after 2 days of excessive water intake most of joints are 95% healthy and my index finger is still at about 80% and getting better. My joints feel great and I feel my knee injury is doing so much better.

My recommendations to anyone suffering from joint pains are: - if you're taking in a lot of salt, make sure you drink sufficient water to flush your system out. Those salts might end up in your joints and further progress bursitis. - drink sufficient water to offset the effects of caffeine (especially in coffee and pop). - drink a lot of water in the morning and before going to bed (1-2liters).

The water will cause you to visit the bathroom more frequently, but a small price to pay for healing stiff joints. Life was unbearable with aching joints, and being young and active I just don't know how people do it. Thank God I did not have to resort to poisons (chemical drugs).

Replied by Iowama
Pella, Ia
01/05/2012
Ahmad, I too have come to believe that increasing my water intake has been helping my joints to feel normal again. Congratulations on your discovery!

Magnetic Therapy  

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Posted by BEV (SPRINGFIELD, MA) on 03/06/2008
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HELLO EVERYONE,' THANKS FOR HAVING THIS SITE I LEARN SO MUCH...I USE MAGNETIC THERAPY FOR MY JOINTS AND HAVE HAD SOME SUCCESS ( WRISTS, KNEES,BACK, FEET ) I ALSO TAKE SUPPLEMENTS . IS ANYONE ELSE USING MAGNETIC THERAPY AND HAVING SUCCESS?? OF COURSE THERE ARE RESTRICTIONS *ELECTRONIC DEVICES EG: PACEMAKERS ETC, AND PREGNANCIES . ASK YOUR MD. THANKS FOR ANY INPUT

Replied by Almeda
Knowlton, Quebec Canada
11/14/2010
Yes I use magnetic products and have had great help for over 20 years now! My rhuematoid arthritis started 30 years ago after the birth of my third son.. which was also my third C section. I am still mobile and independant after all these years.. Thank God!!
Replied by Mae
Mayerthorpe, Ab, Canada
03/28/2011
I have just found this site - not surprising as I'm restricted to dial-up internet. What is surprising is the lack of information/comments about magnets and magnetic therapy.

Twelve years ago, I purchased a negative field magnetic mattress (that actually is a pad for under your mattress) when desperately seeking to relieve my husband's horrendous pain as the lung cancer that was killing him was growing and crushing his ribs. (Individual magnets had been helping, but were awkward and too small to be adequate. ) He was able to cut back on the amount of mind-deadening narcotics he was taking for several months, but eventually had to go back on them. No - his cancer was not cured, but he was given some quality in his life for his last months.

The unexpected effect was the instantaneous help for my crippling 14 year chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia. From the first night, I was amazed at my ability to really sleep. I had forgotten what it was like to wake up feeling like I had slept! My pain lessened and my energy improved, so that I not only stayed functional through this very traumatic time, but was also able to learn and to provide care for my husband at home where he wanted to be.

I still have chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia, take my vitamins and EFA's, but I have never been even close to the level of repeatedly enforced inactivity I had suffered before getting that mattress. Spending a few nights away from home reminds me of just how good it is! I do get pain, and I'm tired, but it's because I do a lot of working, playing and living! No, I do not have any investment in the mattress company.

I've also used magnets to relieve headaches, lower back pain and on a once injured ankle that bothers me on occasion. I've shared my success, and magnets, with others. Though commonly used to relieve pain while not curing the underlying causes, they can help other conditions. I have known them to cure carpal tunnel syndrome. (Relieving carpal tunnel is usually within an hour, while a full cure may take months of several hours a day with it tied or taped to your inner wrist. But it sure beats surgery! )

Almost anyone with pain should try them, but magnets should not come near pacemakers or insulin pumps - or your computer or credit cards. Also be cautious if you are on medication as magnetic energy can cause meds (that the body recognizes as foreign) to move through your system too quickly. Don't use them if you are using "patch" applied meds. Find disc magnets that are over 1000 gauss, and always use the negative side toward the body. Apply on the area of pain, or on an energy pathway (as in accupressure point) near by. (For "bad" knees, use them on your hips.)

Often, new injuries, areas that have been operated on, and some forms of arthritis, get more painful - so take the magnets away and don't use them for that! I don't know why this happens, and if anyone knows a way around it, I would be very interested in knowing.

I hope my sharing is helpful to someone.

Mae


Noni Juice  

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Posted by Phyllis (Baltimore, Maryland) on 11/11/2011

Yea for the distribution of noni. According to the Discovery channel it is the greatest nutritional discovery of our time. Tahitian Noni International has done human clincal trials which is very impressive. Also, it is the only beverage listed in the PDR for over the counter meds with no adverse side effects. I drink 2 oz daily of the Noni Extra which addressed my joint stiffness over a 60 day product experience. I no longer have to shake my legs after being seated for a period in order to stand and walk. The Noni FIT Body Composition system has addressed my slowed down metabolism and restored balance allowing me to burn fat and lose inches(@ 1-2 on each side of my waist over a 60 day period dropping 20 lbs. I became a product of the product and now I am an independent health bioactivist.


Omega 3 Oils  

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Posted by Alex (Houston, Tx) on 10/02/2013
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I've found that 3g of omega-3s daily gets my chronic knee pain under control.


Oregano Oil  

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Posted by Tavora (Brooklyn, NY) on 05/03/2009
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Just wanted to say very quickly that after reading several posts about oil of oregano helping with inflammation/joint pain - I decided to try it tonight. OMG!! Let me tell u - the clicking and popping that I have been experiencing the last two months disappeared!!! (My ailments are actually an inner ear problem with a misaligned spine) but when I rubbed the oil on my knees, shins, shoulders and neck - I felt - LITERALLY - instant, instant relief!! I could not believe it!! As I stood up and walked around for a bit - no popping - no clicking!! This gives me so much hope! I will continue to use this as one of my arsenals and though I know we are not allowed to state specific brands....I do want to say the one I bought is ___. I will also take it orally to help with the tension in my spine. Will keep u posted.

Thank you so much EC!!! :0)

Replied by Anna
Philadelphia, Pa, Usa
05/10/2010
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Wild oil of oregano (ooo) which I diluted by placing 10 drops in about 2 tbsp of grape seed oil immediately stopped my bone/joint pain in legs. Like a miracle! I just rubbed it on the leg.

So now, when my husband's knee hurt I used too-but he did not feel relief... Must be different kind. Anyway I thought that maybe there is something out there that is NOT diluted essential ooo but ooo by itself (like e.g. grape seed oil). Is there?


Sacroiliitis  

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Posted by Melody Ziko (New Westminster, Bc) on 12/01/2013

Hi there, I'm looking into natural remedies for Sacroillitis. Does anyone know of any? So far, I've tried a massage, the chiropractor, yoga, youtube videos for stretches. It doesn't seem to be helping. I am going to try acupuncture and foot reflexology afterwards. I imagine physio is just stretching exercises, I will still try it just in case. After all this, I still feel intense throbbing up my spine, around my tailbone, my buttocks and shoots down my leg. This is making it really hard to walk. Any advice of herbal medicine or what you may have done yourself would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks, Melody Z

P.S. I should mention that I have been diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. I am currently on Prednisone and asacol. I hear that gluten free diet helps with Sacroillitis relief as well.. thoughts?

Replied by Steve
Nevada
12/01/2013
You may be able to find a chiropractor or physical therapist who offers cold laser treatment in your area.
Replied by Erin
Richmondville
01/20/2016
Boswellia carterii will help both of your problems. I am an herbalist.
Replied by Art
California
01/21/2016

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Erin,

There is herbal powder, raw herb, resin and essential oil available under the name Boswellia Carterii.

Which one are you recommending and how do you propose to use it? What dosing and frequency do you find to work for sacroiliitis?

Art



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