Arthritis
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Most Effective Natural Remedies for Arthritis

Prolotherapy

Posted by Alicia (Abq, Nm) on 10/07/2012
5 out of 5 stars

About 5 years ago I tripped and almost fell. I was afraid if I had I would break a hip. However in not falling and catching myself I tore my ACLs. When I finally went to the Orthopedic guy he basically told me I needed a knee replacement and that I had a very arthritic knee. He seemed to delight in showing me how they would just slice those joints off and bolt on some aparatus. I declined at that point and in a later appointment they injected some Chicken comb material supposed to help the bones glide better with a large needle that looked sort of like a turkey baster. Needless to say it was quite an experience and I have done everything I could to stay out of his office. ACV seemed to help some, but I realized I was getting less and less active because I was in pain. About a year ago, I went to a Chiropractor and she told me about Prolotherapy and how it could help me. It's a treatment where they inject sugar water in your ligaments, causing inflammation which make them stronger when they heal. Due to having flashbacks of the turkey baster, I just let time pass. Finally about a month ago I realized I had to do something and sugar water was a hell of a lot less invasive than having my knee joint cut out. So, several days ago I went in for my first Prolotherapy session. She did an ultrasound of my knee and there were large bone spurs in the area of the most pain. She numbed the area and injected the sugar water and compared to the turkey baster - it was a walk in the park! But the greatest thing is - it's 3 days later and it's at least 75% better if not more! I went grocery shopping yesterday without any pain! I'm climbing the stairs in my house with no problem! Of course, insurance won't pay for it. So I'm out $285. But I don't care! I figure I'll probably have to have another session, but I am so stoked about this I had to share! The pictures on the internet (Youtube) are a little scary and I think that was why I was so reticent. It's just such a relief to think about doing things and realizing you can because you're not hurting anymore.


Raw Milk

Posted by Thehuntz (Donnelly, Mn.) on 07/10/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Another very simple cure for arthritis is glucosime and chondroitin. And the simplest way to get it? Raw Milk. I suffered from advanced arthritis for years until my chiropractor told me glucosime and condroitin was the simplest way to defeat it. And one of the simplest ways to obtain that is raw milk. As there were several people milking near me, I was able to get the raw milk easily and far cheaper than regular milk in the store. For nine years I had no problem until both milkers shut their operation down. My pain came back with a vengeance as if someone were cutting thru my arm socket with a knife. Sleeping was impossible. I finally found another person with raw milk and after 3-4 weeks the pain went completely away once again.

When they pastuerize milk they take away all the good vitamins. Raw milk has those in it. As long as you find, preferably a small independant milker, one that's clean, as they almost all are, you will have no problem. There are no side effects from milk unless you are lactose intolerant, other than good ones. It's a simple, cheap, and very easily absorbed into your bloodstream. You won't be disappointed.


Rose Hips

Posted by Judi (Totnes, Devon England) on 04/22/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I have found that high strength rose hip worked really well on arthritis in my hands and of course regular exercises to keep the joins moving.


Sea Salt

Posted by Jeff (WAVERLY, Tenn.) on 04/28/2007
1 out of 5 stars

HAVE TRIED SALT WATER FOR 4 AND A HALF MONTHS DRANK 2 QUARTS OF WATER A DAY AND USED REDMOND SEA SALT CANT TELL ANY DIFFERENCE IN MY ARTHRITIS OR ANY THING ELSE FEEL THE SAME BEFORE I STARTED CAN'T SEE IT HAS ANY BENEFITS WILL JUST STICK TO WATER.

Replied by Linda
San Francisco, Ca, Usa
01/01/2012

Hi Jeff, There are lots of different kinds of salt, and you do not mention the amount of it that you took. I'm sorry the Redmond didn't help you, but this is what happened to me:

I have used 1 pinch of (Celtic) sea salt in every glass of water for years now. I cook with Celtic Salt or Celtic Salt sole. I also use Himalayan Pink in my household shaker, since the Celtic is too moist to shake and guests don't seem to know what to do with it. I do not use Sodium Chloride table salt unless I am stuck in a restaurant without my own shaker (which I usually carry).

1 slightly-heaped teaspoon of Celtic Sea Salt in ~10 oz of distilled water stopped my back pain and greatly reduced other muscle pain within 20 minutes or so. It didn't work until I took enough of it all at once, IOW all those pinches in all those glasses for all those years did not do it, but the onetime teaspoon did. Ted from Bangkok is right, if it's the right salt, you'll know it within 1/2 hour.

I have also discovered that if I overdo the salt (I can feel it if I do), the fastest fix for this is to drink enough plain distilled water to dissolve the ingested salt and run it out. Another thing that helps to recover quicker from a seasalt OD is to take a long, hot shower.

So IMO it depends upon your requirements and the chemical composition of the particular salt you are using. One of these days I will check out the local seasalt that is produced here where I live. I haven't tried that yet.

I hope this helps.

Linda


Serrapeptase

Posted by Vicky (Nsw) on 12/26/2017
5 out of 5 stars

For arthritis, read up on serrapeptase please and the testamonials on any site you find... it sometimes (not usually) takes weeks even months for some but others have improved DRAMATICALLY within days :)

Hope this helps- it's an amazing product from all I've read.


Silver Bio Tec

Posted by Sue (Fremont, oh USA) on 02/18/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I take 1 teas. of Silver Bio tec 2 times a day. for my arthritis. Started it three weeks ago, and I no longer take my prescription meds. You can find it in any health food store. I noticed an improvement in less than four days. Its great. Plus, you can use it for many other uses. Has no taste,so easy to take.

Replied by Jillery
Over Here!!
02/19/2014
83 posts

The Silver Bio Tec is colloidal silver.


Spirits of Turpentine

Posted by Roland (Fargo, Georgia) on 08/03/2007
5 out of 5 stars

Recently I had a severe case of Arthritis that affected my left thumb. The thumb would lock down and I had to unlock it by force. The pain was also quite severe. I began using Spirits of Turpentine to relieve some of the soreness and used it for a month. The arthritis and the pain gradually went away and has not returned. At all. Anyone Else ever Tried Turpentine for this disease?


Supplements

Posted by Grayce (Tyler, Tx) on 12/10/2007
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I have tried many remedies. MSM is great for joint pain. CGF a concentrated form of chlorella will cure almost anything from a lowered immune system including cancer. fish oil has helped with depression. Fiber, ACV, probiotics they are all wonderful. I had AS a rare form of arthritis and experimenting with supplements has sent it into remission for years.


Posted by Jo Ann (Clearwater Florida)
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I have bone spurs and arthritis. A friend learned of my condition and advised these supplements: 250mg. Magnesium Oxide, (promotes bone and muscle health) and Super B complex, 250 mg. (promotes energy and metabolism). USE AS DIRECTED ON BOTTLE. Along with these supplements, I mix 1-64oz. bottle of pure 100% apple juice, and 1-64 oz. bottle of 100% grape juice, and 1-cup apple cider vinegar. Mix all liquids together and store in refrigerator. Drink 1/3 cup of mixture 3x a day. It has worked for me! Thanks and may you all be blessed with wonderful health! And remember, WE ARE WHAT WE EAT!


Ted's Cat Purring Remedy

Posted by CeBe Singer (New York, NY) on 05/14/2009

I would like to know more about Ted's cat purring remedy for arthritis. Where can you find the recording? How long did your mother listen to it for? How did you discover this remedy, and why do you think it affects pain?

EC: The link was on the stiff neck remedies page! Here is the recording you can download: http://www.earthclinic.com/CatPurrFastHealing.wav

 


Turmeric

Posted by Elinor (Fort Worth, Texas) on 10/15/2015
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Re: Turmeric and Arthritis/Joint Pain

I am 84 years old. Am I the only one that goes into a detox mode with turmeric? I had an experience with msm doing the same thing to me. Msm was like magic where the pain is concerned. no longer needed to take prescription pain pills. I was really a happy camper. Could literally break into a sprint while it was working so well. Then started to feel like I had the flu. layed in bed trying not to even blink my eyes.Years ago I took pycnoginol and was warned that it could cause detox like symptoms so I was ready for it. Not terrible...got over it quickly.. But the msm was awful .

Started on the turmeric instead. Now here I go again - pain in the joints worse... everything hurts.. so I stopped this one too...Is it just my age that makes me so vulnerable? I never read anything about detox being a side effect, or how to handle it if it happened... But I went to the computer and typed in.... turmeric and detoxing.... and there it was... lots of info on it.... I hate the real pain pills... The government is eventually going to stop them all anyway... I would much rather go the natural way..If anyone has a solution on how to avoid the detox or how to control it to some degree? I would love to know it.. I am still raising kids and need to keep the physical side of me together. Any knowledge or ideas will be greatly appreciated.Thanks all,

Elinor, granma in Texas.

Replied by Janet
Indiana
10/14/2015

Elinor, I also had some issues with both. The msm I got off wheat gluten and then no problem. The turmeric it was the other ingredients. The most troubling ingredient [I was sick for nearly 2 months] it contained titanium dioxide. I have found many added ingredients to be troublesome. From what I have been reading the titanium dioxide is used in nano form, which means it penetrates more than it should and reactions are severe for some. Janet

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
10/15/2015

Elinor, you are very inspiring!

Maybe you can try taking a LOT less at a time.

Replied by Jim
Frostburg, Md
10/15/2015

Elinor, regarding your experience with MSM, it is quite possible your pain was/is due to going off the prescription drugs. I'm assuming they were narcotics ...and people do become 'hooked' on these 'pain pills'.

Replied by Timh
Ky
10/15/2015
2109 posts

Posted by Pj (Seattle, Wa, Usa) on 10/07/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Just two teaspoons of Turmeric per day stopped all my arthritis pain, and allowed the best sleep in years.

Replied by Margaret
Glendale Az
03/28/2017
1 posts

Hi,

I am very interesting in taking turmeric powder in higher doses for my arthritis but I am allergic to black pepper. Is it beneficial to take turmeric only with coconut oil besides cooking with it. Thank you. Margaret

Replied by Mama To Many
Tennessee
03/28/2017

Dear Margaret,

We have found turmeric to work quite well even without the black pepper. I think purists think the black pepper isn't necessary!

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Robert Henry
Ten Mile, Tn
03/29/2017

MAMA,,,,,,,,,, I have no clue, but all my reading says that Cayenne is the KING. This spice will make all others work more better. Think it is because it causes the blood to thin and gets to places spices normally would not otherwise go. That is the reason I take it when I go into A FIB. My Dad had an A FIB and it killed him instantly when the clot formed and hit his brain. His problem was in yesteryear. Ole Doc Ranier would come to the house and take a handkerchief and pull on his tongue. If that did not help, then he pushed on his eyeballs until he could not stand it. Then he would have him stand up and hit him right in his heart. That usually worked. Times have changed a little, but I can almost promise you that most doctors cannot get you out of A FIB. They tell you to go to the emergency room after 24 years of schooling. Welcome to American medical education.

I do not do rat poison, but do Nattokinase because it does the same thing, but does not create a whole new wing at some pharmaceutical plant. You really help people with your down home counsel and I commend you.

There are getting to be fewer and fewer of folks on EC that have been half way around the watermelon. We do have some bright ones coming on like ART. I was so delighted to see Joyce of Joelton, Tn posting recently after several years of absence. She has sent us all to school over the years. Sorry to veer off subject, but you know I's a story teller.

I wish you well. =====ORH=======

Replied by Mama To Many
Tennessee
03/31/2017

Dear Robert Henry,

Well, your story about how a family doctor got your father out of a fib is fascinating! My great-grandfather was a doctor in rural NC around 1900 or so. He did house calls. He charged $5 to deliver a baby. Or sometimes he would be paid for his services with a bushel of apples or wheat. Times have surely changed. I never knew him but have seen his accounting books. Amazing.

Regarding cayenne...I love it myself. It has helped my family with strep throat, hemorrhage, poor circulation....among other things....I know it is used as a catalyst and maybe it would do that for turmeric for someone who cannot take black pepper. Apparently, black pepper is used to potentate turmeric because of the piperine in it, which cayenne does not have.

I would love to come up with an experiment to see the difference in how turmeric versus tumeric/black pepper versus turmeric/cayenne affect healing. Maybe some day!

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Mama To Many
Tennessee
04/10/2017

I heard a story over the weekend about turmeric and black pepper so I thought I would update this thread.

My friend said that she took turmeric with noticeable results. But when she took turmeric and black pepper it made her feel inflamed.

Obviously turmeric does not need black pepper to work and black pepper isn't for everyone.

A fascinating thing to me about natural treatment is how individual it can be. It is as much an art as a science.

~Mama to Many~


Posted by Carole (Lady Lake, Fl.) on 06/19/2011
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

Yes, I agree, tumeric is the go to but I was advised to take 900 mg a day. This dosage works wonders but be prepared not to sleep at night. It works like an over the counter diet pill. Your brain never shuts down. I am still trying to figure out another dosage that will let me sleep plus work on the pain.

Replied by Satnam
Surrey, Bc
10/27/2011
5 out of 5 stars

HEAT ONE CUP OF MILK ADD ONE TEASPOON OF HONEY 1/4 TEASPOON OF BUTTER AND ONE TEASPOON OF TURMERIC, MIX IT WELL AND DRINK BEFORE GOING TO BED. IT SHOULD NOT AFFECT YOUR SLEEP.

Replied by Lee
Palm Desert, Ca
06/01/2014

I understood turmeric does not work for arthritis unless taken with "fats". I couldn't figure out how am I going to take it with fats, but I see a post below that has butter with it, so will check that out.

Maybe if you use it in the cup of milk recipe on here, it will work. I have a whole bottle of caps that I have been wanting to take but don't know how to take it with fats. A friend of mine spreads a ts. of it on her chicken when she is frying it. any other suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Replied by Debby
Monre, Ct
06/01/2014

Re: Turmeric for Arthritis Pain, try mixing it with avocado. Avocado is a good fat.

Replied by KT
Usa
06/03/2014

I sprinkle turmeric and ginger on eggs, baked potatoes and vegetables with a little salt-free butter (I use sea salt) and/or coconut oil. You can add some to potato salad, egg salad or tuna. When I sip turmeric in a little water, I take a spoonful of lecithin granules.

Replied by Starbright57
South Dakota
01/30/2018

If you don't use regular salt, you might not get enough iodine.


Posted by Carolyn (Lubbock, Tx) on 08/16/2010
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

I am a 68 year old female and have had arthritis for several years, mild to severe. I started taking 2 turmeric capsules that equaled 1.44 grams of Turmeric about 6 weeks ago and was amazed at how well it helped my severe arthritis. In about 2 days I felt no arthritis pain. So I continued the Turmeric and was doing good. Then I had some gall bladder problems and digestion problems. After reading that Turmeric can affect the gall bladder, I quit the Turmeric. Can anyone suggest something to take with the Turmeric for this problem? I would really like to continue the Turmeric or maybe I should only take it when I have arthritis problems. Any suggestions will be appreciated.


Posted by Mohayrix (Redneck, California, Usa) on 06/11/2010
5 out of 5 stars

As a holistic practitioner for over 35 years I recently did a very thourough research on Turmeric, known as the Holy Spice in the mid east, cheifly India. I have seen great results for arthritis from Hepatitis C, as a topical mixture for sores and cuts and a host of other ailments. Just took my 2nd 00 cap for today. As it is an astrigent it can also detoxify the body as I have observed with my patients. It is worth studying and there are scientific studies showing the efficacy of Turmeric on several conditions with little interaction with other treatments. I am with you and will take this for the rest of my earthly life. 500 billion blessings of health to all who read this.



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