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Natural Remedies for Joint Pain

Last Modified on Feb 06, 2016

Avoid Aspartame  
3 User Reviews | 2 SIDE EFFECTS

Posted by Sylvia (Tillsonburg, Ontario Canada) on 08/21/2007

[SIDE EFFECTS]  I was suffering unexplainable joint & muscle pain and, at least, 70% of my pain disappeared when I eliminated Aspartame in my diet. I have done great research on Aspartame and it poisons people. All diet products contain Aspartame and it is in over 5000 food and beverage products.

Replied by Deb
PG, Utah
[SIDE EFFECTS]   WARNING: Aspartame is poison.

I am not sure if I have written about this on this site but let me tell you I almost died. One day in the movie theater about 10 minutes into the film my joints started hurting within ten additional minutes I hurt all over my body expecially my spine. I had to have help form my son to stand and walk to the car. I was in so much pain I thought I would die. I had no medical insurance so couldn't see the doc. two days and bed ridden my son brought me an artical on Aspartame poisoning. I know from drinking diet soda that is what had happened. It took months with herbs for body and blood purification for me to stop hurting so bad. 8 months later is was mostly out of my system. I will never touch artificial sugar again. None of it!

Replied by Jerricho
Florida, Tampa
Well my back pain is more so on right side of my butt bone and I hurt on that same side below my ribs and it hurts so bad sometimes I feel like my legs are about to give away on me. I went to my doctor and he thought it was my gall bladder so I had an ultrasound and they found a spot on my pancreas so I had a CT scan and it didn't show anything but I'm still hurting in my lower back and my side. They gave me vicodin for pain but I am in fear due to side effects.

Baking Soda  
1 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Lorraine (Auckland, New Zealand) on 08/27/2007

[YEA]  After suffering with acute pain in my right big toe for one year i heard about this site and what baking soda can do. I took half teaspoon in a glass of water and the pain disappeared in minutes! Previously i couldnt even stand the weight of the sheet on my toe. I am yet to try acv and b.soda. but will do so' and report back. have also been suffering from a lot of joint pain and that is subsiding also. I am very grateful for the info on this site. I received no help from doctors who only prescribe dangerous drugs!


Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, Tn) on 02/05/2016

HI U BIRDS DOIN, , , , , , , , , , , , , just got Dr. Shallenberger's medical letter and lo and behold he is saying you need boron to get rid of joint pain.

No , he did not say take Borax as we do here at EC, but he did find that Boron is needed to relieve pain along with other stuff. Most other medical folks say that boron is toxic. He is an integrative doctor and does not speak for the establishment. He is one of my heroes because of Ozone and other things he has brought forth.

Anyway, it appears that the folks on this site are a few years ahead of some doctors. I have been taking Aleve for for my back pain and will now switch to borax. As most on this site know, I's smart, jus slow.


2 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Victor (USA) on 06/26/2007

[YEA]  Raw cabbage and cabbage juice relieves joint pain and swelling in my hands, and it works fast.

Replied by Jogindre
Vancouver, Canada, British Columbia
Hi there

Since last one year I am also suffering from joint paints but I am working 8 to 10 hours everyday. I found a little help with Ginger powder with honey with luke warm water, relief is there, but now I am going to try ACV, let's hope everything will be good. thanks

Chia Seeds  
1 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Jennie (Fort Wayne, In) on 03/14/2013

[YEA]  Hydrated chia seeds for joint pain: Taking 3 or 4 tablespoons of hydrated chia seed gel every morning has greatly reduced my joint pain. I buy black or white seeds - either one works equally well, and put 2 tablespoons of the seeds in two cups of filtered water. Stir them up a couple times and then again after several hours. There may be clumps on the bottom, stirring with a fork breaks them up. I keep the seeds and water in a sealed container in the fridge

Chia holds 10 times its weight in water and when hydrated creates a gel. It has almost no taste and can be mixed with just about anything, I put it in my morning juice. Chia has the highest amount of Omega-3 of any plant source!

2 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Janet (Asheville, NC) on 02/09/2009

[YEA]  I think it's so great that ACV works on joint pain but I can't believe chlorella is not included in here. I have been recommending it to people for years and I would say 95% of the people have astounding results on all kinds of joint pain, stiffness, numbness and tingling. It seems to help people with some nerve pains or problems. It's so great to hear people say yeah, my Mom's Dr has been treating her for problems with her wrist for years, I gave her the chlorella and the pain and numbness and tingling is gone. Practically the only person it didn't work on is my brother-in-law, the DOCTOR. I get it cheap on vitacost. One of it's benefits is that it detoxes mercury from the digestive system.

Replied by Robert
Manhattan, New York
Just a note to make sure you use Chlorella and not any of the other "blue green" algae.

"For the record, I don't approve of the use of two other types of algae, blue green algae (aphanizomenon) and spirulina. Both are in a different group from chlorella. Some species of blue green algae produce toxins, including neurotoxins that can increase long-term risks of degenerative diseases of the central nervous system. I see no reason to include any blue-green algae in the diet.

If you must have your algae, chlorella is a much better choice.

Coconut Oil  
1 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Larry (Boise, Idaho) on 11/29/2006

[YEA]  I consumed 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Coconut oil before each meal, and if I skipped a meal, I would still take the 1 tablespoon of Virgin Coconut oil. My problem was my left hip would have a popping type of action every time I rotated my leg out away from my body, same sound as if you were cracking your knuckles, after 1 week of using the Virgin Coconut oil, and now my hip no longer makes any poping sound. Still taking it to see about the weight loss benefits. Now on week 3.

Cod Liver Oil  
1 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Vince (Philadelphia, PA) on 09/18/2006

[YEA]  I used to play tennis and my knees started to hurt. An old timer told me to try cod liver oil. I didn't believe him and a physical therapist friend asked if it Lubed the Joints. It may. One cap would relieve the pain in 15min, and it wouldn't come back till I stressed my knees, twisting while carrying something heavy, usually a few weeks.

I often wondered what the cod did. I read a NE Journal of Med newsletter around the time and they were doing a study on arthritis and giving Fish Oil Caps. 20/day, and geting 30% improvement. I thought to myself. Use Cod!!) Years later i saw a forensic show about a woman who was shot in the knee. Because of the location they left the bullet in. Weeks later she died of Lead Poisoning. They said, the Synovial fluid that Lubes the joints displved the bullet. I looked up the fluid and it has Vit A in it. Cod is A & D.

I had a dog who I believe had a heat stroke. He couldn't back up without falling. It was a Sunday nite so I gave him a cod cap And some Ephedrine, since i knew that could strengthen muscles. I only gave one of each and he was at least stable for 2 yrs till he died at 14.

I have had different knee pains since and the cod didn't help. I tried glucosamine and That Didn't help. I heard about MSM and tried that. The first brand, Nature's Bounty, cured a chronic sinus problem I had, but Not my knee pain, I figured I would need more so picked up my fav brand at the time, Sundown, and that cured a muscle pain problem I got from a chemical exposure injury. Still having the knee pains I bought every brand of MSM I found. The 3rd one, Natrol took my knee pain away in an hr. I didn't realize the glucosamine was needed with it since I had stoped it the day before. 4mo later when the pain came back, the MSM didn't help. I remembered I had stoped the Glucos. so took it. An hr later the pain left. I have had to take them after 6, 10, 16, 18 mo, and recently 2 yrs between pains. I added Hyaluronic acid since the last time with lifting weights, I was geting a Different twinge, and Something cured it... for now. Not sure what I have since each problem the Different things cured has been Different. A friend who Had surgery insisted that I Needed it. Not when I can find a cure...

Whether pets or humans, The last thing I would take or give are drugs, and the Very Very last would be surgery.

1 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Ani (Ontario, Canada) on 04/02/2008

[YEA]  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  

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
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  
1 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Denise (Redlands, California, United States) on 04/20/2013

[YEA]  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!

1 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Gary (Scott, Louisiana) on 11/29/2006

[YEA]  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  
2 User Reviews | 2 YEA

Posted by Tommye (Hendersonville, North Carolina) on 12/03/2008

[YEA]  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
[YEA]   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  
3 User Reviews | 2 YEA | 1 WORKED TEMPORARILY

Posted by Jamo (Atlanta, GA) on 09/25/2008

[YEA]  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
[WORKED TEMPORARILY]   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

[YEA]  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!