I have research google high and low as well as you tube for guidance on using Flowers of sulfur internally. My aunt, who has passed, used to make capsule of this yellow sulfur and take for back pain and kidney issues. She never had any problems with taking it internally and it helped her a lot.
I have read it is toxic in too high of dose, But I do know that it can be taken internally, because when my mother was a child they use to have cream of tarter sulfur wafers that people would take for mosquitoes and ticks. They do not make those anymore.
One guy, Ray Peat, said 200 mg per day for 3 days to wipe out Candida.
Maybe some of the older people here may know and can advise me.
Thank you for making this site available. I just had a visit with my doctor and won't be going back. I have been dealing with some back pain and wanted a referral to see my chiropractor. The doctor refused the referral b/c he didn't believe in it. However, he sure as hell was ok in prescribing me medication that had side effects.
I am determined to use alternative means to heal my pain and future illness.
Your site is extremely easy to use and I really appreciate the user feedback on the various remedies. I am going to share your site with my Facebook friends and family. You are an invaluable resource. Thank you again.
I read heal back pain by John Sarno and he believes the body creates distractions in the form of health issues to protect the mind from issues that it deems to difficult to cope with. In the book he talks about how when you finally call the bluff of a health issue and ignore it, it moves to symptoms in another part of the body.... how weird!
Subconscious illnesses, made to keep us sane? What illness would you choose, if you could pick one and ditch all the ones you are currently trying to figure out?
It is interesting, my mom has alzheimers and since she has no memory, she no longer has IBS, high blood pressure, tension disorders, Candida, or emotional outburst and she has had numerous death defying health issues over the years.
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Heel Lifts for Back Pain:
For myself... I've had back problems ever since puberty and been through chiropractors, PT, Orthopedists, etc... And only did my recent chiropractor find I had a 3 MM!!! Difference in one leg. One very rarely correlated problem is for those who are HYPER FLEXIBLE, a very small leg-length difference can cause debilitating pain. I would get up in the morning and every breath I took would send shooting pains through my back and side. At any given time you could feel a knot that felt like bone, the size of a golf ball in my low back. Within 8 hours of using heel lifts, I noticed the pain all but disappeared. Now for the remaining VERY minor discomfort that sometimes I comes I stay exercised - focus on core strength.
Hi for my back, I was told this by my doc....An I quote he say I will tell you what is wrong with your back in 20 minutes. WOW I thought. ( 1st let me tell you about him, he is old school, he is 75 yrs young...lol) Any way he took ex-rays, on my lower back an legs an show me on my legs, he put a ruler on the ex-rays an showed me that one leg was almost 1/4 inch shorter than the other, an wrote a script to go to the leather shop an make me a lift out of leather. (about the middle of the foot to the heal, an slipped in under my shoe liner) Well that day I ask him, how come other doc's did not know this an he said......O Mitch they did know, that it would put them out of business, he said that the doc would send you home, WITH DRUGS, an come back next week, for a check up. (PAID HIM TWICE). Also he said that the Chiropractor would like me to keep coming back all the time so they could make alot of money. So then I ask him how is it that one leg is shorter than the other, an he told me that most people have that problem, cause as you are growing, you most of the time carry everything on one side. (exsample If you are RIGHT HANDED that the right leg would be shorter.......now this made sense to me cause I am LEFT HANDED an my left leg WAS shorter than the other. PRETTY SMART HUH well it made sense to me. Needless to say my back was much better, an has been for yrs, hardly ever any pain unless I over do it. An o did i tell you that I was in terrible pain for 11 yrs, an I seen all kind of doctors, also 4 chiroprators. My doc told me no offence to you but I would just like to see you only twice a year for your check ups. Great doctor huh! Well I hope this info my help some one out, it worked for me. I really like this site.
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I have been pondering the use of mullein for back pain and was doing some research. I found this fascinating article about herbs and back pain. I thought some of you might be interested, so here it is:
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Hi all I have previously posted my recipe for homemade Vicks of course inspired by EC, I was in a rush because the kids were sick and I didn't want to use the petrol on my babies (again).. to Olive oil I added Shea butter, and whatever essential oils I had that were antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal etc. So I added eucalyptus, clove, peppermint, lemon, tea tree. This worked well. Then my order of oregano oil came in and my Brew was required by family member, so that got added.
Well just had my brother in law over who would complain of back pain constantly, he was given a heat pack but of course it keeps slipping. So I thought I've read on ec (ty) where people made a hot 'pack' by adding cayenne pepper to lotions applied to skin so of course that was the new addition to my ever changing/improving Brew. His wife applied the mix and sometime later I asked how is your back pain to which he had none. None. Bless all Ec'ers on all your journeys.
I have osteopenia, some scoliosis, whiplash injury to neck and back. Latest thing I've tried is horsetail extract. Read a big 13 page article in Well Being Journal a couple of years ago that I found online about a French researcher and his beliefs about horsetail extract being better for your bones than calcium. I took 6 extract caps a day for 3 or 4 weeks and felt a difference in strength of my back. They say to take the extract off and on -- a couple/few weeks on then off. I now take one or 2 caps a day along with my other minerals and supplements.
Well Being Journal article entitled Strong Bones or Osteoporosis by Earl Staelin re horsetail extract research better for bone building than calcium.
Is anybody doing hula hoop? I decided to try a while ago so I bought myself a little, inexpensive child's hoop but no way I was able to do anything with it except pick it up from the ground, try again, let it fall and pick it up again. Then I read that hula hoops for adults have to be a lot bigger and heavier so I ordered one from Amazon, a padded one and yes... Now I can hoop! Like most people I hoop better to one side than to the other but I learnt quite easily. To avoid bruising I bought myself a sweat band you tie around your waist and have therefore had hardly any bruising at all. The interesting thing is that since I have been doing it (and I haven't had a lot of time) my lower back pain seems to be a lot better. My reason for buying it was actually to get a slimmer waist but if it helps against back pain all the better. Anybody have any experience with this? Not easy to find the right hoop though as they are not sold in the shops here so you can't try them out. I would like to try doing some fun tricks but I am under the impression that this fitness hoop are not the right ones. Lots of videos online if you want to learn...
I have been in two car accidents, both of them I got rear ended in. My lower back has not been the same for 7 years, I have disc problems, etc. I read about Hyaluronic Acid and I had to try it. I ordered it from Vitacost. It has been a Godsend. I thought I was going to have to have surgery on my back, as I have been in that much pain. I have been to Orthopedic Physicians and given pain medication, which I do not like to take, next step was to have injections, and if that didn't work, surgery. I started taking HA and after the first day of taking 3 capsules, my pain subsided over 50%. It's been day 5, and I hardly feel any pain whatsoever. I am 52 years old, and since taking HA, I now have hardly any pains at all. I love Earth Clinic!
Hello, I have a degenerative disc disease and I am taking HA remedy(500gm HA 9gm sea salt 500ml water) since 1week, my pain is reduced a bit. HOW LONG I HAVE TO TAKE THIS REMEDY TO COMPLETELY GET RID OF BACK PAIN? WILL MY BACK PAIN RETURN AFTER STOPPING THIS REMEDY?
To the lady with disc degeneration and others considering surgery. Try hydrotherapy and all conservative methods as if you have surgery there will be other side effects. I had a disc bulge at L4/5 and a cyst grew in the fluid that accumulated which grew onto my nerve roots which resulted in excruciating pain down the right side of my body.
My GP said the it would be a relatively minor operation to remove the cyst and referred me to a surgeon. By the time I went to see the surgeon I had to go in by ambulance on a stretcher as walking and sitting were too painful.
I told the surgeon to just remove the cyst but he said it would come back and scared me into doing a more major operation, I. E. removal of the discs and replacement with a cage. My facet joints above and below the implant are now deteriorating because of the implant - this is proven by the before and after MRI. I believe his motivation was not my future welfare but money, the major operation being much more expensive. There are not many Drs who take the hypocratic oath any more and mean it - I. E. first do no harm... its big business.
I am now going to try strenghten the muscles in my back by doing specific exercises and do water walking in a heated pool. As well as this I will try ACV and take Boron and anything else that has worked for other people because I have now realised I must take responsbility for my own health and not rely on a Dr to do the right thing.
Surgery should be a last resort. I also have a failed left total knee replacement - doesn't bend properly because the surgeon cut through my quadriceps muscle and I couldn't do the physio afterwards due to the pain of the severed muscle.
I have only had the two surgeries at age 65, both in the last 7 years and both with problems. I will never go under the knife again if I can help it.
Try everything else, and as a very last resort only, consider surgery, and if you do so find a surgeon who treats the patient, not his bank balance.
Inversion table cured my lower back pain, almost immediately, Amazing!! I hung upside down for 30 seconds only, now I continue to do it for 30 seconds only 2 times per day, only that! Is enough for me!
Inversion Table Therapy
Per low back pain at L4.. your doctor and surgeons will all poopoo this idea, as practically none of them have ever tried one, but I got an inversion table, after a driver told me about his. he was in as bad of shape as I was, needing major surgeries on most discs, in lower, middle and upper back, along with his neck. they wanted to fuse all of them, which would have left him pretty much unable to do anything. he got an inversion table and started hanging on it twice a day for max. 10 minutes. within a year his discs were healed back to normal; he was not only pain free, but had gained back the 4 inches he had lost in height. and, he was back to work after years of being disabled. I got my table about 1 1/2 year ago, and was doing really good till I slacked off on the hanging, because I was feeling better. since getting back to my routine, I have figured out how to work out on my table as well, and am getting very much back in shape. make sure to get a good sturdy one, rated for 500 pounds, and it will last you a lifetime. of course you can buy a new one, but a heavy duty used one is more economical, and works just as well. I didn't believe it till I got my own. my doctor went out and bought one, after seeing my progress. best of luck.
Inversion Table Therapy
Ok, I've written on Earth Clinic before about the absolute wonders of an inversion table for neck and shoulder pain. Now I am here to tell you it's my #1 remedy to also get rid of low back pain.
I started to have chronic low back pain in August, which appeared to get worse with each new day. We had folded up the inversion table in the guest room a while back and I had basically forgotten about it for a number of months. I tried a number of remedies listed on the site, as well as massage and acupuncture. Nothing helped! Finally I remembered our inversion board (d'uh!) and took it out. I hung upside for about 3 minutes and 12 hours later, about 7 minutes more. The second time my back "popped" in 3 places as soon as I went to 90 degrees. The next day, I kid you not, my excruciating back pain was gone, my posture much improved, and my brain clearer & sharper than ever. I can't believe it was this easy. Chronic back pain gone in 10 minutes. I continue to hang upside at least once a day on the inversion board for 3 - 10 minutes and... yippee! no back pain. I HIGHLY recommend this for low back pain.
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