Ted's 1/8 teaspoon of borax in 1 liter of water dosage for women is working incredibly well for my stiff hands. It has slightly helped the stiffness of my trigger thumb which is almost now locked into a straight position after a 2nd cortisone shot wore off in April.
I drink about 1/2 liter per day of the borax solution and that seems to be enough at alleviating stiff joints. I did have a severe detox reaction the first few days of drinking it - mostly stomach pain, which I cured by taking activated charcoal.
Highly recommend activated charcoal for anyone going through a detox or for stomach pain. 2-3 charcoal capsules and plenty of water. Take them at least 1 hour before or after other supplements and/or food.
I have been taking Borax now for several years after reading an Australian doctor's trial result. It has certainly reduced my arthritis symptoms in my hands and if I miss a dose for a few days, the pain quickly returns.
I was unable to knit for many years, now it is easy again. I would recommend it.
I was concerned about using a full 1/8th of Borax so used a pinch in my coffee once a day for about 3 days now. I had some reduction in finger and elbow swelling but the bottom of my feet are still swollen. I was thinking of upping the dose until I noticed the solution I prepared in a glass bottle with Borax and water to apply topically has now crystalized! I had it practically dissolved and woke up this morning to find crystalized Borax in the bottom of the bottle. Is it crystalizing in our bodies when we take it internally???!!!!
Thought I would share my new borax method with the EC community as it's working so phenomenally well, and fast, I am quite stunned actually. I have been applying to my lower spine where I was having severe tailbone and sciatica the past few months as well as on my hand and knees. No more pain, no stiffness. I actually forgot I had a bad back yesterday! I am only on day 4 of this and started seeing results after the 2nd day. This works much faster than the internal borax method, in my opinion. Plus absolutely no side effects.
- Bottle (I use a 4 oz amber bottle)
- DMSO (buy on Amazon - 99.99% purity)
- Fill the bottle with 4 oz hot distilled water.
- Add 1 teaspoon of borax (20 Mule Team is what I use)
- Shake vigorously until the borax is dissolved. Make sure to shake vigorously every day before use.
- Shake, and then pour some of your borax solution into the palm of your hand and then apply to any problem areas you want to treat. Make sure to apply to clean skin before you do this because DMSO is a solvent. Right after a shower is a good time.
- Massage into the skin until most of it has been absorbed.
- Add a few drops of DMSO to the palm of your hand, rub your hands together, and then apply the DMSO on top of the borax. Massage into the area and then allow the area to dry before you put on any clothes.
No pain in the hands.. increased flexibility in the joints.. no clicking when I open and close my fingers. (Note: my hands are achy from years of karate as an adult and intense gymnastics as a child.)
Back pain - gone.
- One need apply the borax and DMSO solution only once a day to see results. Perhaps twice is better but one time works for me.
- The targeted application seems to work much faster than drinking an entire liter of borax 5 days a week.
- I tried Art's borax arthritis topical cream method last year but had a hard time dissolving the borax, so this distilled water method works perfectly for me. Thanks for the original suggestion, Art!
Try this, please. Would love to hear results from other people.
(Spring Hill, Florida)
Hello, I have started using Borax to help with an arthritic knee with much relief after only a few days. I have shared this with a friend who has concerns about taking it while on prednisone to treat an autoimmune form of arthritis..
Does anyone have experience or know if it's ok to use if you are on prednisone?
I know borax therapy mostly as an arthritis cure...(straight out of the laundry box)... After 6 months of approximately a quarter teaspoon every day cured the arthritis in my ankle...
I started using Borax for arthritis three weeks ago. It is very effective. Arthritis might be a combination of boron deficiency and parasite and fungal infection.
(Joshua Tree, CA)
I am taking borax 5 days a week for joint pain in the last 8 months. My pain has been reduced 80%, but in the last 2 months, I have not seen any improvement. Any suggestions?
Borax worked for me! Shortly after starting a Borax regimen, I noticed that I stopped popping ibuprofen and acetaminophen all day like candy.
In context: I am days from 70, and previously made lifestyle changes to overcome prostate issues: high PSA and BPH. Three years ago, my right shoulder started to hurt a little, maybe from mousing all day at work.
I started some shoulder exercises with Dick's #10 bands, and have worked up to about 3 hour workouts twice a week with #40-70 bands, and mow with a push mower. Still, there was continual right shoulder pain. If I do a 40# bench press, it will creak and squeak a dozen times per down and up.
So I had a heating pad, and a car heating pad, applied Icy Hot and Capzasin-HP and other salves, took the allowed daily limit of Ibuprofen, and Acetaminophen, and all these supplements: Turmeric-Curcumin, Glucosamine-Chondroitin, a Multivitamin, C, Omega-3, Ashwagandha, and Alpha Lipoic Acid, plus three for prostate/testosterone/libido. Still, chronic pain.
About 2-3 months ago, I learned of Steve Mabey's Borax video, goggled hard all the facts, did the math, and added this daily:
When I wake up, I drink two 12-oz mugs of water with 1/2 tsp baking soda in each cup, first thing, to hydrate and alkalize my body. Then, spread out over the day, in about three of my many frequent mugs of Green tea + Instant coffee + Cacao, I drop in about 1/16 tsp of Epsom Salt (for Magnesium) and 1/16 tsp of laundry Borax (for Boron). That's small enough to barely taste. In perhaps a couple of weeks, real relief has come upon me. Nice!
Borax for arthritis
I use I every day. Last year, I was a month out from getting a knee replacement and my nurse sister told me about borax. Well 1 week of using it, I didn't get a total knee replacement and am 90% pain free.
1 tablespoon in a 1 liter bottle mix. Take a tablespoon-sized drink of this concentrate. Mix with water or coffee whatever you like to drink.
(Mays Landing, NJ)
(TEN MILE , TN)
I had read the Borax, Arthritis connection here on Earth Clinic but didn't try it at first. I have began running again and my knees were clicking and sore as heck even after a long rest period. Then my fingers and shoulders started hurting, I not sure the connection with this and running but maybe my body was out of whack.
I began taking a pinch of Mule Team Borax in my coffee for about a week and had no relief. I then increased my dose to 1/4 teaspoon every morning in my coffee. After five days I started feeling relief in my knees and fingers. I did a seven mile run and my knees felt lubricated and hardly any pain the next day. I am amazed this has worked and will continue.
(Vancouver, BC Canada)
1 month taking a tiny little pinch of borax in my drink like water or coffee ☕ a day. Have noticed a very significant decrease in my arthritic pain in my hip which was at a range of 4 to 8 now it is at a 2 to 5 . I could hardly do anything, including walking, going up and down stairs, shoes, even stretching was excruciating! Now I can do treadmill for 15 minutes to half an hour, not be in wincing pain stretching, no pain sleeping, and the hip has not been giving out like it did. Finding these vids was really a great gift 🎁 from God !! Thank you so very much for sharing this vital lifesaver info 😊 ❤!
EC: Comment on our Borax for Arthritis video here: https://youtu.be/p6x-9A6pEJc
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Borax is very good for arthritis and general health.
I was taking a borax solution - pinch of borax in a tall glass of water - off and on for a couple of months. Then stopped during covid-19 a couple of months ago. In the past two weeks, I have become increasingly sore and feeling arthritic in all joints, esp fingers, hips and knees.
I saw ORH's post on Earth Clinic and remembered that I too had stopped taking borax. Well guess what, in only a day back on a pinch of borax, all aches and pains are gone. This tells me that 1. you don't have to do the borax remedy constantly and 2. The effects last 2-3 months. Very happy the turn-around was that quick.
Borax works for me too for arthritis in a few of my fingers that were injured a few years ago. I just use a good pinch in my drinking water for the day. If I forget and skip for a few days they hurt again. When I take it the pain stops. Perhaps I should take more to keep my fingers in better shape!