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Malic Acid   0  0   

Posted by Wondering (Los Angeles, Ca) on 07/19/2014

Ted, not sure how to ask you this, hitting reply therefore...

did a similar test. not good at chem. 5 samples, very cloudy urine. Baking soda=no change; sodium citrate = no change; lemon juice = no change; potassium citrate=no change; malic acid = instantly turned it clear.

Does this mean I should take malic acid? Just wondering. I am pretty sure I have the nano bacteria stones (struvite). chanca piedra/quebra piedra is making pinhead sized whitish stones (soft) appear which is great, but probably will take forever as these are giant stones with constant pain more than 2 decades.

What do you think? If malic acid did that, what type does that suggest? I am always dehydrated from illness. I have most likely struvite stones, but probably a mix of all. I am certain I have one nano type stone from a serratia infection over 2 decades now not addressed. Chanca piedra is working beautifully as well.

One other question I forgot. Reading Ted's posts about dissolving kidney stones, and his interpretation of cloudy urine as a sign of an impending stone forming, couldn't it also be that cloudy means its a dissolved stone leaving, rather than a stone forming? I would think that when a stone forms, youre NOT passing out the sediment at all, it's staying in the kidney adhering like a pearl forms. When I am using chanca, I expect to see sediment and/or softened tiny stone pieces leaving, etc. :)

Marshmallow Root Herb   1  0   

Posted by Suzanne (Toledo, Ohio) on 10/04/2008

[YEA]  I have hyperparathyroidism and had excruciating painful kidney stones. I did some research and I put one heaping tablespoon of marshmallow root (dried) in a mug with room temperature filtered water and let it infuse for 3 hours. I strain it and I then slightly warm it in a pan,( it tastes better if you warm it), not microwave. I was drinking it once every day until I was feeling better. I had a few more stones on and off but there was absolutely no pain! I drink it about once every month as a tonic. I haven't had any more stones. Hurray!(you can get marshmallow root at your health food store)

Replied by Penny
Sydney, Australia
I too have hyperparathyroidism & consequently hypercalcemia , 98% of the time it is caused by a parathyroid adenoma (benign tumor).

High blood calcium is not normal. If you have a blood test that shows high blood calcium, then your doctor is obligated to check it out. It is never normal to have high calcium levels in your blood. Hypercalcemia is the medical term for high blood calcium. Over 98% of all cases of too much blood calcium are due to parathyroid disease and hyperparathyroidism.

This has caused me to have early onset osteoporosis. Ten years ago a blood test revealed I had high levels of calcium in my blood, but my then GP " we will keep an eye on it". Wrong answer. If your Dr says that run off & find another Dr.

My present GP & Natrupath diagnosed a parathyroid adenoma after seeing my blood tests & sent me to a top endocronogist.

I cannot cure & rid myself of a bad parathyroid gland by natural means.

Never the less, I drink lemon juice & water every morning anyway for my ph level. I have apple cider vinegar in a glass of water to aid my stomach & I take magnesium citrate supplements every day.

Having high levels of calcium in your blood causes damage to the stomach, pancreas & kidneys & adversly affects every cell in the body.

Parathyroid adenomas are often difficult to find & do not show up on normal scans. After my endochronologist ordered a sestamibi scan, it showed the parathyroid tumor/adenoma in my thymus which is under my sternum. Unusual but not unheard of.

If you do not have the parathyroid adenoma removed, it will become larger & continue to depleat your bones of calcium. This calcium in you blood is deposited throuought your body, including your brain. As my Dr so aptly put it, your bones turn soft & your body to concrete!

No thank you, not for this little brown duck! I am having mine removed at then end of this month!

If you have parathyroid disease, the overwhelming chances are that just one of your parathyroid glands has gone bad (about 90% of patients have just one bad gland).

Parathyroid disease will be cured if the surgeon takes out that one bad gland. The key to a successful operation is for the surgeon to FIND the bad parathyroid (the parathyroid adenoma), and to make sure there are no other bad ones.

Hopefully, you have a surgeon that can quickly and easily find the bad parathyroid adenoma & can quickly & safely make sure the other three glands are good (normal). With modern tests your surgeon will have a pretty good idea which parathyroid is bad BEFORE the operation. But... Don't keep having tests and more tests, instead find an expert and let him/her take care of it. Don't let your endocrinologist or family doctor keep ordering the tests! As much a positive role these doctors play in this disease, they really should not be ordering any more than ONE localizing test (preferably they will order ZERO x-rays! ). The problem is that most places can't do good scans... Let an expert parathyroid surgeon do this.

Parathyroid glands have the most un-predictable anatomy in the human body. In fact, about 85% of parathyroid glands are found behind the thyroid gland. HOWEVER, because of how parathyroid glands are formed (when we are in our mother's womb), they can be anywhere in the neck from just below the jaw--all the way down into the chest next to the heart.

A dangerous trend has emerged in the past few years that you must know about and avoid. Some endocrinologists and/or surgeons will want to prove that what they believe is a parathyroid tumor on a scan is really a parathyroid tumor, so they will biopsy this gland with a needle. This is called a FNA or "fine needle aspiration" biopsy, or "needle biopsy" of the parathyroid gland. THIS IS DANGEROUS AND SHOULD ALMOST NEVER BE DONE. This will cause death to some of the parathyroid tumor, and when it heals with scar tissue (like all tissues heal), the scar tissue can involve the voice box nerve. This will cause tremendous troubles for the surgeon and increases dramatically the chance that you will never talk again. Furthermore, the scarring that occurs will look like cancer under the microscope resulting in the pathologist determining that your parathyroid tumor was a cancer... Even when it was not.

Mini Trampoline, Kidney Tapping   1  0   

Posted by Fred (Camarillo, Ca) on 03/09/2009

[YEA]  kidney stones prevention: you can help prevent kidney stones by bouncing on a mini trampoline and do what called kidney pounding where you tap the kidneys lighty while bouncing. this shakes stone loose early on. a minute a day is all you need. fred

Miscellaneous Herbs   3  0   

Posted by Denise (Agoura, California) on 12/06/2008

[YEA]  I went to the hospital 3 weeks ago with horrible pain had no idea it was a 6mm kidney stone!! Had to spend the night and once home I really was not in pain. But I knew the stone was still there. An X-ray confirmed that. Was scheduled for surgery before Thanksgiving and found this site on lemon juice and olive oil. I cancelled my surgery and thought I would try it... Did it for 4 days and never saw a stone. Discouraged- saw another site and went to the Health Food Store and got pills called Stone Free. Took 5 pills two times a day till bottle was gone. Again never saw a stone. Scheduled surgery again for Dec 8th and went for another X-ray today and NO STONE !!! Doctor couldn't believe I never felt it pass. I don't know what cured it, the combination or one of the remedies... all I know is I will try it again, but hopefully I never will have to. God Bless and have faith....

Posted by Suzanne on 02/22/2007


Posted by Suzanne (Sacremento, CA) on 02/17/2007


Morton's Lite Salt   1  0   

Posted by Tim (Los Angeles, USA) on 09/08/2007

[YEA]  Took Morton's Lite Salt in a little water during the heavy nausea phase (vomiting, cramps etc) of having the stone and the nausea was gone immediately. Stone passed a few hours later. Saved another trip to the ER! Have also used to assist calcified stones through the urethra. In my experience, better than potassium citrate alone (get runs with PC alone).

Multiple Remedies   8  0   

Posted by Rankit (New Jersey, US) on 02/11/2015

[YEA]  Woh.. Guys whoever's idea this was it is amazing, Just 10 mins ago my kidney stone came out it was 4mm stone and the pain was unbeareable since 3 weeks, Yesterday I was looking for some kind of home remedies on the website and luckily I found this website and read few people's expreience I thought of trying as there is no harm in trying. I took arround 4 to 5 oz of Apple cider vinegar, Olive Oil and Lemon juice. undoubtadly it stinks while drinking but its good then the pain I was bearing since 3 weeks. I drank last evening and then I drank Milk and soda in the night before sleeping and woke in the morning and drank Milk and Soda mixing as my mom is a Doctor and she suggest me to drink Milk and Soda that will try to break the stone, wallah today morning while peeing I had little pain while coming out but finally what a relief. Thank you so much guys. 3 weeks of unbearable pain is gone and from now on I'll try taking this things once in a week so that I break the kidney stone and pass out in my urine if any. Thank you guys.

Posted by Holistichealergal (Sedona, Az) on 06/27/2014

Some Edgar Cayce remedies for kidney stones I had mentioned to some clients with this condition miraculously worked!

1) Spirits of turpentine placed on back area with flannel cloth.

2) Watermelon seed tea.

When they returned for surgery, the stones were no longer there.

Check out Cayce's archives available through his organization or maybe online.

Posted by Bill (Worcester, Ma) on 07/15/2013

[YEA]  I passed a kidney stone in 1990. A couple of weeks ago, I had similar pain and was diagosed with a 5mm stone in my right kidney. The ER doctor had a urologist take a look and he prescribed Flomax. I took it for a week and saw him in his office, where he found two more small stones in my left kidney. The 5mm stone had moved down to what I guess is just above my bladder. From reading this site, that seems like a common spot for them to get stuck for a while. The doctor didn't want to talk about cause or prevention. He just wanted to go in through my penis, grab it and drag it out, and leave a stent behind.

I scheduled the surgery but I felt like I had been sold a used car that I didn't want. The next day I cancelled the surgery and started taking chanca piedra, olive oil and lemons, and apple cider vinegar and apple juice in addition to still continuing to take the Flomax and lots of water.

I just passed the stone - 6 days later. Thanks so much for this site. I guess they would say that the Flomax worked, but I think the other things helped.

The dosage was two droppers of Break Stone from (chanca piedra and a couple of other things) in 1 cup of water twice a day, 2 oz. olive oil and 2 oz. lemon juice twice a day, and 2 oz. apple cider vinegar with the mother and 4 oz. Apple juice twice a day. I meant to take them three times a day, but things got in the way. The lemons cause nasty diarrhea so I couldn't take it unless I was close to a bathroom. And I get heartburn at night if I'm not careful, so I didn't take anything harsh like apple cider vinegar just before bedtime.

Once again, thanks so much for this website. I joke that it's folk medicine, but when the professionals are dismissive they leave us no choice but to try to get advice from real people on sites like this one.

Now I just need to figure out what to take to get rid of the two on my left side and adjust my diet to prevent them from happening again. I should add that I had been following the paleo diet for two months and from what I read in "No More Kidney Stones" I think this high-protein, fruit and vegetable (high oxalate) diet caused them.

Posted by Mitzy (Brampton, Ontario, Canada) on 05/19/2013

[YEA]  Just wanted to let you know how much we value this site!!

My husband has suffered from Kidney Stones off and on - and this spring the problem resurfaced. So I got on this site and started applying some of the suggestions. The suggestions that really worked for him were - the Apple Cider Vinegar, Chanca Piedra (Capsules), lots and lots of water, Warm Lemon Water first thing in the morning, Marshmallow tea, Magnesium Citrate Potassium and Vit. B6 (as recommended on bottle), lots of hot baths, hot water bottle, and a herb tea combination Corn Silk, Gold Coin Grass & Eucommia Bark. It works well - made a batch a day for awhile - all the diruetics you have to take potassium! Plus a kind Indian man told us the the benefits of Barley Water that is used in Ayervedic medicine and worked for him (the water from cooking plain Barley berries/pot barley I mixed it with honey and freshly sqeezed lemon- some people find beer helps - barley is used to make beer! ). The worst of the pain was about 5-7 days(after about 3 days it started to improve), however the Alleve from the Drug store helped a lot with hot baths and hot water bottle - however created problem with constipation - my husband is never constipated so the pressure from the constipation plus the pain from the Kidney Stones was bad. We looked into stool softeners - took too long - up to 3 days! So back to EarthClinic - decided to try- 1ounce of EV Coconut Oil, followed by 1 ounce of fresh lime juice, followed by 1 ounce of apple cider vinegar. It worked extremely well!! We constantly monitored him to make sure he was urinating and that he had no fever.

My husband kept urinating in a bottle - saw lots of dust in the bottom so we concluded that the Chanca Piedra was crushing the stone/stones. Time went by few weeks no pain just a bit of discomfort on left side. Then some discomfort on the right side!! Within three days 3 stones came out from the right side measuring 4mm, 5mm, and 6mm. Within a minimum of discomfort. The pain from the right completely disappeared. Still used protocol not as vigorous though. From the beginning of the ordeal till then it was about 3-4 weeks.

My husband had still little twinges on his left side - but concluded it was getting better all the time. The other day he started complaining of some pressure feeling in his bladder. Within a day or two the original "problem" popped out!! We were shocked!! It was a Kidney Stone measuring 12mmX5mm (looks like an olive or date pit)(from beginning to end of big stone was about 7-8weeks).

After the initial pain (which typically was bad) - the Aleve really helped. He only had some discomfort. Another thing that seemed to help is he bounced on a rebounder at times which seemed to help him. I messaged the bottoms of his feet where the kidney reflex is that helped too. At the beginning of this ordeal he did not really like Apple Cider Vinegar at all. At the end it is now his best friend! He found that when he was in pain a good swig of the Apple Cider Vinegar would make the pain disappear almost instantly. He carried it around with him at first like a baby bottle! He is now completely fine and has no residual anything!

From my research, the big problem for my husband was salted nuts - he LOVES cashews and peanuts and was drinking almond milk. These things along with ice cream are major triggers for him. Interesting point in talking to people lately who are sufferers of Kidney Stones - they are nut eaters who especially LOVE cashews! ?

Thanks so much for all your great posts they really helped us tremendously! I hope this helps someone else!

Posted by Marisa (Shorewood, Wisconsin) on 09/23/2012

[YEA]  I am very grateful for all the posts that described treatments for aiding with the passing of a kidney stone. I believe they have guided my recovery this weekend.

Briefly, here is what happened. On Friday, my husband and I enjoyed a frozen pizza which must have been defrosted and refrozen, because about one hour after dinner, we both started having symptoms of food poisoning. My symptoms were more severe than my husband's and lasted past midnight. At about 1:30 am , we decided to go to the Emergency Room at the hospital because of my vomiting and sharp abdominal pains, which were as strong as any of the labor pains I experienced giving birth to our three daughters!

At the hospital, the doctor insisted on having a CAT scan done on me to confirm the presence of kidney stones. There was a 4 mm stone that had exited the left kidney. She had the nurse give me IV for pain and hydration and a capsule of Flomax "to enlarge the urethra. " I was dismissed at 6 a. M. with prescriptions for three medications (Tamsulosin (to enlarge the urethra), Hydrocodone (for pain), and Ondansetron (for nausea).

By 8 am I was online looking for alternative ways to handle the passing of a kidney stone and that is how I found this site. Thank Goodness! I began drinking large glasses of distilled water w/35 drops of Chanca Piedra every 4 hours; 4 large glasses of distilled water w/2 oz. of [organic] Apple Cider Vinegar, a large mug of horsetail tea; 3 oz. of organic pure lemon juice before bedtime on Saturday night.

I wrapped my lower back and abdomen w/a heating pad and kept it on low heat until this morning. Having recently read Ilchi Lee's Brain Wave Vibration, I tried to keep my body from staying too still for any length of time, since I did not want to inhibit the flow of chi.The Complete System of Self-Healing Internal Exercises, and did the "Kidney Exercise" as described on pages 151-152 (Rub the hands together vigorously to get the energy flowing in the palms and fingers; Place your palms on the small of your back. Keep your upper body tilted slightly forward. Feel the energy and heat flowing from your hands into your back and kidneys; Massage the small of your back by rubbing up and down and then in a circular motion across your back; Clench your fingers together to form two fists and hit the small of your back with the back of your hands. Pummel the area softly for a few seconds; repeat the rubbing and pummeling action for a total of three times).

I also did some FasterEFT (, repeating "I release and let go of this kidney stone" as I tapped on the four places indicated by its creator, Robert Smith (see for a sample video).

I did not take ANY of the medications prescribed by the doctor.

This morning I passed the stone painlessly!

The doctor had instructed me to take the stone to a certain Urologist who will analyze it and give me medications which I may have to be on for the rest of my life to "prevent" further stones from developing. But, given that the doctor told me not to be concerned about the radiation exposure from the CAT scan because of my age (66), I can skip the Urologist appointment and the analyses (it's never just one lab test, and the bills keep coming for years, don't they?).

I will drink a daily dose of ACV!

Replied by Jd
Mattoon, Illinois
Hi there. I wanted to reply to your post as I too had a sudden bout of what I believed to have been a "kidney Stone' attack just recently. I was actually bent over, bathing our dog out in the yard, and when I went to straighten up, I had a sharp, knife-like pain shoot across my lower back that practically crippled me immediately. I couldn't straighten up! I thought I had pulled a muscle, maybe it was a muscle spasm, I turned the wrong way, etc. That may have caused this pain. I managed to make it into the house. I was bent over in pain and miserable for most of the morning. Finally, an hour or so later after resting and using a heating pad on my back - I was still in excruciating pain! I knew I had to do something - It was either head over to the emergency room or head over to my PC for a trip to... Earth Clinic.

I hooked up with Earth Clinic first to search for a solution to my back pain. There it was... My answer hopefully -... Presuming that is, if what I had was indeed a kidney stone, (but then I thought - what would it hurt to follow through with the ACV/lemon juice protocol, if it wasn't). The stuffs not gonna kill me! I figured if the ACV/lemon juice didn't work, then I had nothing to lose. I would then go to the docs and get checked out. I had some ACV and lemon juice in the kitchen cabinet and.... Wammo - after about twenty minutes of taking a shot glass full of ACV and a shot of lemon juice, the back pain had almost disappeared. I still had a slight, dull achy kind of pain in that area, but nothing like what I had prior to. I could now even get ready and go to work! I had planned on calling in but the pain had subsided to the point of functioning normally so I went on to work.

Throughout the next few days I downed the ACV and lemon juice like a patient following their doctors orders to take their medicine as prescribed. With-in four or five days, my back pain was completely gone!! Even as I write this now - I have NO back pain! Thank you Earth clinic for your remedies.

My suggestion - always check here before opting for other health measures (non life-threatening of course). I might mention here as well that I have had a dull and constant back pain probably for several years now that I thought I would have to live with the rest of my life. But - I'm thinkin'... It could have been stones forming even then. Although, the things that I thought were healthy for me may have contributed to my lower back pain and maybe... Stones were lodged somewhere in my lower back area all this time. I had lost some weight lately, which could have played a factor; And I have been eating a lot of salads - lettuce is a contributor; I am vegetarian; I eat a lot of almonds and nuts; And, I was drinking a lot of iced tea this past summer ( Did you know that this is the number one catalyst to forming kidney stones). Anyways, it could have been a number of things that contributed to my back pain, but the best thing is I DO NOT have any back pain at all now! Thank you again Earth Clinic. I will continue drinking my little concoction of ACV/lemon juice every morning from here on out. Remember, a shot of ACV a day - helps keep the doctor away!!!!

P.S. I had gone to the doctor since then for some of my womenly check-ups and I had asked her how I would be able to tell if I had passed kidney stones without even knowing if I had or not? She mentioned that my urine would have been kind of frothy and more bubbly, and that it may be more yellow than normal, and you could probably see some sand-like grit (the kidney stone breaking apart) in your urine. Well, I saw all the above during my ACV protocol. Just so you'd know....

Posted by Linda (Eagle, Co.) on 12/01/2011

[YEA]  So my contractions for a kidney stone started 3 years ago in the middle of turkey day dinner. One ambulance and thousands of dollars later I gave birth to a 2mm stone.

Started feeling the same symptoms this November, so I researched how to "remedy" situation naturally. The Lemon juice/olive oil helped a lot, and right away. A week passed, and the symptoms of pain etc. were back. I then added Castor oil packs to my routine. Again, it helped right away... Then the symptoms returned. I then went to Vitamin Cottage and bought the ONLY kidney stone remedy they had available. The symptoms went away immediately and have not returned. Three weeks out and feeling grateful.

Posted by A1aweb (Bunnell, Fl, Usa) on 01/11/2010

[YEA]  Starting on 1/1/10 I drank 2 oz of lemon juice w. 2 oz extra virgin olive oil 2 times per day for 3 days in a relieved the symptoms of a 4 mm kidney stone stuck in my urethra. I also drank alot of lemon juice in water for 9 days...I passed the kidney stone painlessly that looked about the size of 3/4 of a grain of rice on the morning of the ninth day.

I also supplemented my diet with B6 complex and magnesium as I had read that a body lacking in these things creates kidney stones. I will continue to use alot of lemon juice in my water and drink watered down lemonade as I still have 3 more stones to pass.

I would also like to add that I drank alka-seltzer at times when I felt the lemon juice was wearing off and the urgency to urinate came back as that would offer some releif. Be sure when drinking alot of water to give your body enough salt because I did have a problem with ear ringing which I attributed to not enough salt.

I also quit drinking coffee, all sweets and dairy products during this cleansing process. I ate just oatmeal w.molasses & banana for breakfast, homemade & canned soups for lunch & dinner, oranges & apples.

Posted by James (Westminster, Colorado Usa) on 09/26/2009

I started the olive oil/lemon juice on Tues. Started using caster oil pack with a heating pad over the lower abdomen last night. Also watermelon seed tea....2 cups worth. After an hour I was able to urinate freely. Today was terrible. Had the burning sensation in the penis and urge to urinate all day long. After I got home from work it was almost unbearable. I was convinced I was blocked up and may have to go to the hospital. I drank 2 cups of watermelon seed tea and put the oil pack on. About an hour later the burning in my penis became quite uncomfortable, became totally excruciating for about 5 seconds, then completely vanished. The stone is now in my bladder! What a relief! Be sure the caster oil is cold pressed and cold processed.

Replied by James
Westminster, Colorado Usa
[YEA]   Update.....there was no stone in my bladder. Screening my urine revealed the stone had been dissolved into a fine powder. I don't know if it was a combination of the 2 treatments, but if I had to choose only one, I would go with the caster oil/heating pad. I was able to urinate freely withing 45 minutes of the first oil pack treatment and the stone dissolved the next night 75 minutes into the oil pack treatment.
Replied by Tee
New York, Usa
[YEA]   Tee from NYC, but after having another kidney stone attack with the terrible pain I decided to search the net and came upon this great site followed the positive responses, polished off a small bottle of apple cider vinegar and also had a little olive oil with lemon juice and within hours the pain went down, urine flow was clear and normal, by the next day I was pain free. Thanks all, I'm now a convert to natural home remedies.

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