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Most Effective Natural Remedies for Arthritis

Borax
Posted by ORH (TEN MILE, TN) on 05/08/2020
5 out of 5 stars

ORH here,,,,,,,,,,,,,, hands now ache and SJS, I figured it out on my own. When this stuff started, then I bought a water filter. We have used our well water going through an Alkaline Ionizer for some 10 or 12 years. The world is coming to an end so you must have a filter that will clean up water from a cow track. So I bought one. We then stopped using our alkaline ionizer to fill our half gallon of water with a 1/4 tsp of borax. What a miss step that was. After 3 months of no borax, my hand joints now ache. The joints are all headed in different angles. I have out-smattered my self. Not a problem........ I said I would be smart at age 85. and have one and a half years to get there. I so smart that I's going back to before I got so smart. Does that make sense?

=====ORH====

Magnesium
Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, Tn) on 10/16/2018

AILORA,,,,,,, all I do is read and have been at the stuff for many moons. The guy that knows more about how DMSO works was Dr Jacobs and he is with our maker. What I would like to tell you is that DMSO will get magnesium far into your joints to relieve your pain. His book said to used 50% above your waist and 75% below your waist. Use your magnesium oil first and then coat that with the DMSO. Your best bet is to read his book on DMSO and MSM. MSM is the product of mixing Hydrogen Peroxide and DMSO. It will be far more effective than Magnesium. We use the MSM from the farm co-op that they use on million dollar horses. I can promise you that it is as pure as it gets. I ain't worth a million dollars.

Won't get started on another story, but if you go back in the EC archives, all my DMSO tales are there when the Bogalusa, La. Paper Mill made DMSO from their black liquor. It is now made from methane gas in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Even Ted Kennedy could not get DMSO accepted with his congressional hearings way back when. He could not stand up to Big Pharma. $ has always talked and it does so today.

If all think we have health problems now, just wait until Gen 5 is up and going. You will be living in a micro wave constantly. Just think of that microwave cartoon many years ago of that bubbly melting face in the door. That will be me and you. Is life grand or what?

ATS====ORH====


Flax Oil and Cottage Cheese
Posted by Sj_texas (Dallas, Texas, Usa) on 06/14/2016
5 out of 5 stars

10 years ago a friend started me on a tablespoon of flax oil and a tablespoon of cottage cheese daily (the Budwig cure for cancer). After taking it daily for 3 weeks, I woke and my arthritis was gone. I called her up and two others had called recently with the same report. I'd had arthritis in my hands for 10 years by then, since around 35 years old. My mother had the same problem, and her knuckles changed shape in her 60s, causing constant pain and difficulty in movement.

This is not a 'magic bullet': it only helps about 20% of arthritis sufferers. There are several types of arthritis, and this apparently helps my type. It's certainly more useful than the NSAIDs that were only masking the symptoms. I've experimented over the years, and the type or brand of flax oil doesn't matter, nor does the cottage cheese. I do recommend cold-rolled flax oil and not heat extracted, though. The cottage cheese acts as a surfactant, and makes the oil more water-soluble and able to penetrate the cell walls. In Germany Dr. Joanna Budwig used something called 'quark', and cottage cheese is the closest American equivalent. I use low-fat 2% cottage cheese since I'm older and less tolerant of milk fat.

I did another experiment to prove the effectiveness: I quit taking it and went 'cold turkey'. After 2 months, the arthritis returned. I stayed off for a few more months, just to make sure. Then I started taking one tablespoon of flax oil and one tablespoon of cottage cheese again, and 3 weeks later my arthritis was gone again. I duplicated the same experiment 4 years later, just to be doubly sure. Same results: 2 months of no dietary addition, and the arthritis came back, 3 weeks taking it and I'm cured again. Obviously you can skip a week or two while on vacation with little-or-no ill effect.

If you research the 'Budwig Cure', it was originally a solution for cancer, but it's not a 'magic bullet' for cancer, either. You don't need to blend the two as Dr. Budwig suggests; I take one and then the other and let my stomach do the mixing. I do chew the cottage cheese thoroughly to make sure it mixes well in the gut.

Flax Oil and Cottage Cheese
Posted by Gracie (Nottingham) on 07/24/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Hi Joe,

From your query as to whether there is a replacement for cottage cheese in the cottage cheese/flaxseed mix, I assume you're interested in following Dr Budwig's protocol.

She does in the first instance recommend quark which is more refined than cottage cheese, e.g.no lumps. And I'm sure you're aware that quark/cottage cheese are a rich source of sulphur. Sulphur being highly recommended as a supplement if suffering from arthritis, and usually taken in the form of tablets/capsules. So cottage cheese/quark are essential for the Budwig Diet and I don't know of a substitute.

We've all got our likes and dislikes, but cottage cheese is so mild, so bland, I cannot quite understand anyone's aversion to it. And as Dr Budwig suggests the mixture can be sweetened with honey, fruit added, nuts, and added milled flaxseed.

I, too, suffer from arthritis, but kept reasonably well until four/five months ago when I had a massive flare-up of pain. Couldn't swear to it that it was arthritis, but the pain was so bad there were times when I didn't want to carry on living. However, sought help on Earth Clinic and tried this and that remedy, but they didn't really help the pain. Then 3rd July 2021 (I made a note of it in my diary) I started taking the flaxseed oil and cottage cheese mix, and within three days the pain was gone. It felt as though I was firing on all cylinders.

Now I cannot say with all certainty whether it was due to the flaxseed mix, I think it was, but who can say, I'm just grateful. I'm not entirely pain free, but I can cope with the bit of pain I have, and I'm back to doing my beloved walking. Also, I now take one cup of Kefir a day, plus a healthy diet.

I wish you well on your journey.


Gelatin
Posted by Paul (Sacramento, Ca) on 06/08/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Gelatin is still the most effective treatment for arthritis. Unflavored gelatin is very beneficial for most people suffering from joint pain.


White Vinegar
Posted by Rose (Md) on 05/07/2022
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I wanted to update my white vinegar post for arthritic joints. My suggestion is just to spray your fingers or hands before bed and leave on overnight. Try to bend or crack joints the following day. I'm not sure but for me, joints that were fused are now cracking and although swollen are starting to lay down. Again I have no medical background but from what I'm seeing and the sounds I hear on bending and massaging is that it's breaking up calcification in these fused joints.


Borax
Posted by Sue (IL) on 10/13/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I started using Borax the powder about 2 months ago. I have been dealing with arthritis in my knees, pain in my ankles, and I had one hip replaced. I used the one teaspoon dissolved in about a liter of water and I was initially taking two tablespoons once in the morning. In two days, the pain in my lower body disappeared. I kept waiting for it to return, thinking this is too good to be true. It has not returned and I'm walking like I did 20 years ago! I love Borax! After about a month I reduced to two teaspoons a day. I call it my magic potion!

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Regina (Marietta, Ga) on 02/07/2012
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First I'd like to thank everyone for their input. This site is a life saver.

So, I came down with terrible pain in my wrist, fingers, right hip, knee, foot and lower back. It became so unbearable at times that I could not walk or get out of the chair, and I thought that this is no life. If I had to live like this forever I'd rather be dead. However, I prayed and found the answers. Since I don't have insurance anymore - which is a blessing not a curse - I had to self diagnose and realized that I have Osteo Arthritis.

I spent many hours in researching on the internet and found that there are several things I could do to not only stop the pain but also to reverse bone cartilage decay. And this is for all forms of Arthritis. To stop the pain: 3, 4, or 5 thin slices of Organic Ginger, 8-10 oz. of hot good water, 2 teaspoons of each Organic Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey. Place the Ginger in a cup and pour the boiling water over it. Put a lid (Not plastic) or a small plate over it to cover. Let it soak for 10-15 minutes. Then add the ACV and Honey and drink this 3 times a day. It controls the pain to the point where I forget it is there. But for the long run do also exercise and eat undenatured Type II chicken cartilage and Gelatine. (I'll get to this later). Another important thing is to get all your trace minerals back into your body.

Exercise as often as you can. Every 2 minutes count. It does not have to be exhausting and you don't have to buy anything. Get something that has weight (a can of vetable, a plastic bag with sugar, or buy exercise weights). Start low, and do about 20 gentle reps. The pull on the bones strengthens them and you can feel a difference in a short period of time. Start with maybe 3-5 minutes several times a day, and build up. My favorte exercise is this: stand on your toes for a few seconds (maybe 5-10) and go back down. Do 20 repetitions, many times a day, and/or walk on your tippy toes for several steps keeping your neck up like a giraffe. There is no wrong way of doing it. Do this is as often as you can. I even do the toe up and down when standing in line for the cashier. These exercises are very powerful - don't under estimate them. Another good one is to stand with your feet a little bit apart, then bend your knees and go down a little bit but keep your back straight, like you have a broomstick along your spine. Never force anything that does not feel good to you.

Type II Undenatured Chicken Cartilage. This is so powerful that the Harvard University patented it. Undenatured means raw and it is the cartilage from the chicken's sternum. I personally would not eat that from a non-organic chicken because of the risk of contamination. There are many supplements on the market but many of them have been heat and/or chemically treated which destroys the effect. You need to do your own research on that. Tip: Dr. Joel D. Wallach is a Vet who has treated Arthiritis successfully in animals and people. I have red only an exerpt that was published online but I will get one of his books. He has used Chicken Cartilage and Gelatine, but I recommend to get only Organic Gelatine since the regular one is treated with heat and chemicals.

And last but not least: Minerals. If you have been eating non organic (conventionell) fruits and vegetables, or even worse - packeged stuff, you are definitely deficient in essential trace minerals. Your body cannot do without them or you get all kinds of diseases. The cheapest and quickest way to remedy this is to get Organic Blackstrap Molasses. Take about 1-2 teaspoons a day. Indefinitely if you want. In addition to this I have also taken Boron supplement. I take 2-3 capsules a day, each capsule containing 3mg. The late Dr. Rex E. Newnham has cured his own arthiritis with it.

So this is my contribution to this website. Everything I have stated here has helped me to control my arthritis to the point where I sometimes forget it is there. I have just started this regimen about a week ago and it has helped very quickly, almost instantly, especially the ACV/Honey/Ginger Tea. However, I am not a doctor or healthcare professional. Do your own research and before starting anything new consult your doctor first.

Good luck and all the best to all of you.

Avocado
Posted by Phil (Uk) on 03/03/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Felista, I have arthritis in my knees and they are always popping when I walk upstairs and bend my knees to sit down. I'm trying to cut out meat as I don't think we are supposed to eat meat? I have had raw veg & fruit, replacing meat with avocados for the last 3 days and my knees have stopped popping already. It's incredible :)


Turmeric
Posted by Linda (Eugene, OR) on 01/07/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I just want to thank the people who set up this website. I was experiencing painful arthritis in both shoulders and I found your site and read about using Turmeric. That was several weeks ago and now I can truly say that taking the Turmeric has changed everything! The pain is nearly gone. I still have some slight discomfort, but nothing like I was going through before the Turmeric. I am praising God for His wonderful herbs and for inspiring all of the folks who write in with their testimonies. I take two 400 mg capsules three times a day and one 500 mg ginger capsule 3 times a day. This site is the best!!! Plus, I have contacted several people on the site who were so helpful and responded with great advice and encouragement. Health and blessings to all.


Borax
Posted by Kimberly (New Braunfels, TX) on 10/14/2021
4 out of 5 stars

Have been struggling with shoulder pain for a year. Sometimes one, sometimes the other and sometimes both. It would often wake me up and greatly reduced range of motion. This seems hard to believe, but it must be the borax because I haven't done anything else differently, but after only 3 or 4 days, there is no more pain in either shoulder! They feel completely normal. I've been taking between 1/8 and 1/4 teaspoon in a liter of water and I drink roughly a cup of it 4 times throughout the day. I will do this daily for 10 days, then I'm going down to 5 days a week. I still have stiffness in my hands and feet upon waking up which hasn't changed much, but it's nothing compared to the pain I had from my shoulders. I'm going to continue taking it for a few months to see how much better I can get my hands and feet to feel.


Ivermectin
Posted by Tara (Florida ) on 05/13/2022
5 out of 5 stars

Yes! Ivermectin for arthritis: This is a cure that worked 100%.

I had extreme pain in my hands like fire ice at night while sleeping. Couldn't move crying numb . Must have been parasites. I applied liquid ivermectin for cattle with dmso and instantly over a few days it began to cure. It came back many times and many times I did it again I started to do it daily and up my arms. Eventually, it never came back. This remedy would work in many places - neck, feet, stomach, back etc

good luck


Cherries
Posted by Jeannie S. (Spanish Fork, Utah) on 04/04/2018 2 posts
5 out of 5 stars

I started using black cherry juice, one cup a day, back two years ago. I can't take arthritis meds so I was desperate. It took about two months for me to realize that something was working. The cherry juice reduced swelling and, consequently, reduced pain! I make sure to drink it very slowly and on an empty stomach since I am convinced that it works best that way. It's too bad that most people just look at me like I'm nuts when I try to get them to drink cherry juice and quit their meds. There are times although when I might strain a muscle exercising and I take a pain reliever but only on rare occasion.

Drinking cherry juice before bedtime puts me to sleep also! I can feel myself relax and fall asleep much faster without medications.


Gelatin
Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 08/18/2021

These smoothie recipes must be lurking somewhere on THIS website but here goes anyway (if you cannot find them?).

KNEE PAIN SMOOTHIE(Knees and Joints)

1 cup Milk (almond, rice or dairy)

1/2 frozen Banana,

1 tbl BSM,

1 tbl Chia seeds,

1 tbl Gelatine powder,

1/2 - 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder,

1 teaspoon Coconut oil.

Blend in a blender for powerhouse 1 or 2x per day.

Place second batch in fridge (if making two lots). It can be eaten with a spoon later on.

#2 Arthritis Pain Smoothie:

1 cup Almond milk

1 tsp - 2 tbsp Turmeric

1 chunk of Ginger (1/2" X 1/2")

1/2 tsp Cinnamon

1 Banana

1 cup Pineapple

1 tsp Vanilla extract

1 large Carrot

2 tbsp Hemp seeds (optional)

Once again, give it a whirl.

I can recommend the first one, as I took that one for a while.

A while ago, I purchased a 4 lb container of gelatin from the "Now" company (USA) and have very little left so I must have had a lot of smoothies in the past!

Some posters have been known to add it to their coffee.

The second one I have not tried but there are many appropriate ingredients for an arthritis sufferer in there.

The gelatin is not easy to "melt" properly.

You need to use hot but not boiling water.

Then be prepared to whisk like mad for a while until most of it melts.

I got their beef gelatin but I guess the best might be chicken....... if you can get it?

You might wish to read up on what your chicken can do for arthritics.

Cheers from Down Under


Baking Soda
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 05/06/2012

Hi Gordon... Bicarbs and alkalizing will certainly help but borax is the main cure for arthritis. Arthritis is normally caused by mycobacteria and other associated bacteria. Mycobacteria are bacteria with no cell wall that have fungal-like behaviour. Borax is the ultimate fungal killer. So the best solution is just to take borax in higher dose as recommended on this site together with magnesium oil (60% magnesium chloride and 40% water) which you can just rub into the troublesome area for transdermal absorption.


Cinnamon and Honey
Posted by Steven (Las Vegas, Nevada) on 02/13/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I started Honey and Cinnamon a month ago, and the pain in my knees stopped bothering me after two weeks, but not all the way. At four weeks, no pain. I tried stopping the Hon & Cin, and after one week, the pain was back. Does this mean, I have to take it for life? I'm 69, and plan to live another 33 years. Thank You...
Steven


Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Suzy (Chrisman, Illinois) on 07/14/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Hi ,I just had to tell you what a blessing your site is! I just started using two tablespoons of molasses daily for my arthritis and hot flashes.Wow I just can't believe it works !!! Within two days my pain has almost gone away and no hot flashes and as an added bonus I have so much more energy! I am 53 and I don't feel or act like I am ,any longer!! God bless who ever came up with these {inexpensive} remedies. I am going to try some of thr rosacea remedied, I hope they work too. Thanks. Suzy


Borax
Posted by Art (California) on 04/08/2022 1385 posts

Ken,

The Borax being referred to is the Borax found in the laundry aisle in most markets across the US and it is called 20 Mule Team Borax. Here is a link to what the box looks like :

https://www.walmart.com/ip/20-Mule-Team-All-Natural-Borax-Laundry-Detergent-Booster-Multi-Purpose-Household-Cleaner-65-Ounce/20850525?

If it is just one shoulder that is causing pain, Deirdre's new topical formula will likely be the quickest way compared to the oral route. Here is a link to her method :

https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/topical-borax-application.html

Keep in mind that this is for arthritis and if your pain is caused by something else it may not help.

Art


Dietary Changes
Posted by Joseph (Nottingham) on 12/21/2020
5 out of 5 stars

I was in my late 60s when arthritis flared up in my ankles, some days it was so bad I had difficulty even getting out of bed, it seemed to come and ease off. I suspected it may have been an intolerance, so along the route of modern medicine I eventually hit the buffers when I finally saw a Rheumatologist who assured me they could "manage" my condition not cure, only manage. Great. So this is how I cleared my arthritis, I was diagnosed as being wheat intolerant by a Kinesiologist.

So my cure turns out to be NO grains that is:

NO wheat, rice, oats, rye, corn

NO sugar - you knew this already

No processed foods this includes processed meats, sausages, bacon, pies et. al. we all know what those bad boys are, anything containing chemicals preservative etc. they don't belong in your body.

Its up to you. Try it - its not easy. A small price to pay to get you're life back tho.

Of course you may intolerant to something else find out yourself what that something is, your doctor has absolutely no idea, they are on the whole incompetent and unable to cure.

Good Luck


Exercise
Posted by Brad (Alberta) on 09/08/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Gentle exercise for arthritis relief

Great tips. This would apply to #10, Exercise. Tai Chi is one the best low-impact, moderate exercises you can do for all of the body's systems, including the immune system and reducing the inflammatory response. I have found that the eastern arts such as Tai Chi and Qigong provide a simple and quick way to maintain my health and energy levels as well as keeping me fit.


Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda, Magnesium
Posted by Jillery!!! (Nc) on 07/31/2018 89 posts
5 out of 5 stars

I found Bill's' post in the fibro section, but it has helped my arthritis a GREAT deal. I hurt less, I am more flexible, and my complexion has improved:

https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/treatment-for-fibromyalgia-pain-symptoms.html#acvmagnesium

Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines) on 12/21/2010

"Here is some research which confirms the positive effects of using malate (ACV) and magnesium to help cure Fibromyalgia (FM) and is yet more confirmation as to how alkalizing with ACV and baking soda (forming malates) plus taking Magnesium (as Mag Chloride or Mag Citrate or Mag Gluconate) can help FM.

Here are the summary and abstract conclusions from the research:

"Primary fibromyalgia (FM) is a common clinical condition affecting mainly middle-aged women. Of the etiologies previously proposed, chronic hypoxia seems the one best supported by recent biochemical and histological findings. We postulate that FM symptoms are predominantly caused by enhanced gluconeogenesis with breakdown of muscle proteins, resulting from a deficiency of oxygen and other substances needed for ATP synthesis. We present data supporting a critical role for magnesium and malate in ATP production under aerobic and hypoxic conditions; and indirect evidence for magnesium and malate deficiency in FM. After treating 15 FM patients for an average of 8 weeks with an oral dosage form with dosages of 1200-2400 mg of malate and 300-600 mg of magnesium, the tender point index (TPI) scores (x±) were 19-6±2-1 prior to treatment and 8±1.1 and 6-5±074. Respectively, after an average of 4 and 8 weeks on the magnesium malate combination (p < 0.001). Subjective improvement of myalgia occurred within 48 h of supplementation. In six FM patients, following 8 weeks of treatment, the mean TPI was 6.8 ±0.75. After 2 weeks on placebo tablets, the TPI values increased to a mean ± SE of 21.5 ±1-4(p < 0.001). Again, subjective worsening of muscle pain occurs within 48 h of placebo administration. A double-blind placebo control trial is currently underway."

Source:http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/13590849208997961

So, just taking two tablespoons of ACV with 1/2 tsp sodium bicarbonate in half a glass of water three times a day with split doses of between 300-600 mg magnesium per day is actually very beneficial against Fibromyalgia."

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This took about a week for it to really help me. The addition of BS to the ACV greatly improved the taste/flavor of ACV (for me) and now I enjoy drinking ACV. I take whatever magnesium I have in the house. My bowels are a bit loose, but I often to not 'clear' out and this negative is a positive for me. I AM SO HAPPY.


Apple Cider Vinegar, Epsom Salt Soaks
Posted by Lowell (Monterey, Ca) on 12/16/2016

Hello, Please try Noni for finger and hands that are curled and arthritic. I approached a contractor who had same problem(fingers curled up) with no relief with medicinals. Three days gone. Buy organic that comes from Hawaii. Be Well


Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Luckyone (Seattle) on 05/20/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I decided to try Food grade hydrogen Peroxide for arthritis. I got a bottle 35% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide. I wear gloves because it does burn your skin . I mix one ounce with 12 ounces of water to make it less than 3%. I did see at the grocers 3% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide. I will get that once I run out.

I began taking one drop in a glass of water 2x a day.The first day, the second day I took two drops and the third day I took three drops, so on and so fourth. I worked my way up to 8 drops. All arthritis pain disappeared within a few days. GONE! I took it for short while, just to be sure. There are books out there on the subject like McCabes book, Flood your body with oxygen. But going overboard on anything, even oxygen, is not good either. I do tons of research before I jump in.


Frankincense Oil
Posted by Jodi (San Diego, Ca) on 04/14/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I have found that frankincense oil works wonders for arthritis. I use it on my hands, my husband uses it on his knees and on his shoulder. Not only does it help bring down swelling but actually helps pain. Brings tremendous relief. It is amazing.


Exercise
Posted by Elodie (New York) on 03/21/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I experience a lot of pain in one of my hips...I have a femoroacetabular impingement, and associated bursitis and arthritis. It was becoming a major problem, and I was finding it painful to put any weight on the hip. I'm in my mid 30's. I've started swimming again and even though initially it made it worse, the effect after just a few weeks of regular freestyle has made all the difference. no pain, increased movement and range in the hip and most importantly, stronger gluteal muscles to support the area, as that's my best hope (surgery is not an option). Everyone, get moving!



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