Chronic Pain Syndrome - Editor's Choice

Over the years, Earth Clinic readers have sent us many reports about their treatments for Chronic Pain Syndrome. 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.

High Dose Vitamin D3

Posted by HisJewel (United States) on 02/28/2020

One day a few years ago, I woke up to painful, hurting, achy body and bones. Every morning when I would get out of my bed the pain would pull me back down. I wondered if this was my welcome into old age, however most of the saints in my church in their eighties are very agile and had no problems sitting or standing, and here I was in my middle 60's and had trouble getting out of my seat because of aching bones.

On the suggestion of Sir R.H., I read a book on high dose vitamin D3. When I began taking the vitamin D3, it was an overnight miracle. I started at 10 IU and worked my way up to 50 IU a day, then back down to 10 IU. I also took K2 along with it, per the book's advice. Long story short, the very next day after first high dose Vitamin D3 , when I woke up in the morning I arose up with no pain. I was amazed. That was about four years ago, I still take my Vitamin D3. Now I can skip a few day and still get out of chair or bed without achy body. Ha, ha, ha, now I can compete with the seniors.


Peppermint Oil

Posted by Denise (Crescent City, CA) on 02/10/2019

I wanted to share in order to maybe help someone else who has pain, and I do realize that my pain was centered in just one place. So much easier to do what I did for mine.

Last night I had a bad bout of Acid Reflux. I posted on that thread as well. But during the same time, I developed what appears to be some chronic pain in the bone area behind my ear. As I felt around, and tried to massage it a bit, it did go down a bit lower as well, into my neck and area of some bone-spurs I have there. I put my icepack on the area, but that seemed to aggravate it, and I could still feel the pain. It was hurting more than ever before, and really kind of scared me. But I stayed calm and decided on trying something else I had read about. I have taken to Essential Oils, just for calming and comfort, but hadn't tried them on anything like this.

I feel the strongest one is the Peppermint so I just put a drop on my finger tips and massage JUST the area of the pain. I found with Frankincense and Peppermint both, I don't need a "carrier" oil because neither bothers my skin. My pain was completely gone within minutes. Nothing super special about my oils, I by "middle of the road" price-wise. They are 100% pure though, and zero other ingredients. I should mention that I tried Peppermint Oil on my temple for migraine, a totally different sort of pain. Mine are hemoplegic. The Oil didn't work on that, for me anyway. That was some time ago, but I am glad I tried again with this other aching pain.

Lemon, Olive Oil, Garlic

Posted by Anon (Anon) on 08/10/2017

Lemon, Olive Oil, Garlic for Chronic Pain:

Put in a high power blender:

  • a whole lemon (cut up)
  • 1/4 cup virgin olive oil
  • a whole bulb of garlic minus the root
  • water

Whip it up and drink it.

I had chronic pain all over my body for years. Within an hour I felt much better. It works even better to drink it and do cardio.