Ankylosing Spondylitis - Editor's Choice

Over the years, Earth Clinic readers have sent us many reports about their treatments for Ankylosing Spondylitis. The editors at Earth Clinic consider the below posts to be some of the most helpful and informative and have named them 'Editor's Choice'. We hope that you will find this useful.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Posted by Bee (Vancouver, Bc) on 03/30/2016
5 out of 5 stars

My father had Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) many years ago and suffered for 2 years. He and my mom began a vegan antiinflammatory diet and within several months he was cured but it took way too long. Well when I began exhibiting similar symptoms a few months ago I knew right away what was happening. I was getting excruciating pain at night and my back would stiffen up. But once I got up and went about my day, the pain would greatly subside...only to return again the following night. Well then I began my search for a fast cure. I came across the no starch diet, which reportedly works really well for many with AS but I love potatoes and wasn't ready to give them up just yet. But then I came across a couple testimonials of people using apple cider vinegar. I happened to have some so I began drinking it during the day at work.

I kept a large 1.5 L bottle of water at work and I would add about two or three tablespoons of ACV in it. I would drink it throughout the day. Well I noticed almost immediately that my symptoms subsided. I was still getting discomfort at night but nothing like before. The improvement was about 70%.

On the days I would forget to drink the ACV, the pain returned with a vengeance at night. One night before going to bed u panicked because I realized I had forgotten to drink the ACV earlier. I panicked and grabbed a tall glass of water with ACV in it and just chugged it down before going to sleep. That night I had zero pain. I realized that the key was to drink it within 20 minutes of going to sleep. I now sleep painlessly! It's a miracle. I use organic acv.

I hope this helps someone.