Holistic Remedies for a Frozen Shoulder

Lemon Peel, Olive Oil, Eucalyptus Oil

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Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 08/29/2020
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Lemon Peel/Olive oil/Eucalyptus oil

My journey with frozen shoulder. This is a debilitating condition as I'm sure you know if your searching for a home remedy. It took me about 2 month to recover using these methods. My GF father took over 2 years to get over his frozen shoulder, going to the doctors, had his shoulder scraped, ten units, biofreeze, etc... When I saw him last, his asked how my shoulder was doing and I showed him the results of the Lemon Peel/Olive oil/Eucalyptus oil treatment, he did not believe it (non-believer).

Things I found that work:

Swimming: I recommend swimming, 3+ times a week, the range of movement increased dramatically, and you don't realise how stiff the muscles around the shoulder and shoulder blade become, swimming in the weightless water really eases some of the pain. I flot on my back and do jumping-jacks and other exercises in 4 sets of 10 and try to increase every visit.

I found an ayurvedic remedy that does work.

Topical remedy.

Lemon Peel/Olive oil/Eucalyptus oil

Lemon peel and Olive oil ointment can be used topically to massage into painful joints, arthritis, gout, varicose veins/poor circulation of the arms and legs, skin fungal, viral and bacterial issues, ringworm, shingles, skin burns, cellulite, chickpox sores, chiliblains, cold sores, mouth ulcers and fever blisters of the mouth, diabetic neuropathy, eczema/psoriasis, foot and hand care, rubbed on forehead for headache/migraine/fever, inflammation, insect bites, nail health, phlebitis/thrombosis for the legs (together with internal use), respiratory problems, and many others.

The phenols in the olive oil will coat and fight inflammation, while the other ingredients go to work on pain and inflammation and the root cause of the problem.

Lemon peel and Olive oil for joint pain relief

To use lemon peels to fight the pain of inflammation. Inflammation in the body is the cause of much pain and illness. Inflammation means that the body's blood vessels are dilated and swollen. This swelling leads to redness, pressure, stiffness and pain. Although pain can be felt anywhere in the body, most commonly the pain of inflammation is felt in the joints. Joint pain can occur in any part of the body that has bone to tissue connection. That means that any one of the 360 joints in your body could be experiencing the pain of inflammation.

Nutritional Value Of Lemon Peel

Lemon peel contains 5 to 10 times more nutrients and minerals than does the juice. It contains calcium. Iron. Magnesium. Phosphorus. Potassium. Sodium. Zinc. Copper. Selenium. vitamin C. Thiamin. Riboflavin. Niacin, Pantothenic acid. vitamin B6. Folate. vitamin A and vitamin E.


The Original Ayurvedic Recipe - How to make Recipe #1

Get the most benefit from lemon peel as possible by following this simple method to extract the pain relieving properties:

* Grate the lemon peel of two lemons

* Remove the yellow part of the rind without grating any of the white pith part

* Put the rind of two lemons in a clean jar and fill the jar with olive oil

* Close the jar and let it rest for 2 weeks (Note: I don't have 2 weeks, see recipe #2)

* Apply the lemon infused olive oil onto clean gauze and wrap or place the gauze onto the area where you are feeling pain

* Wrap the gauze with plastic wrap to seal the oil against your skin

* Place a wool or cloth wrap over the plastic wrap to help keep the area warm

The warmth of your own body heat being retained against your skin will help the lemon peel oil to penetrate into your skin and help your joint pain

Lemon peel can be taken internally and eaten, however, the benefits from the pain-relieving properties of the peel are believed to be best absorbed externally. Some compounds found in lemon peel cannot be passed to the bloodstream through digestion.

Rob's Quick and Dirty Recipe #2

When you apply this remedy made with olive oil and lemon peel topically to the affected area, it will help improve your circulation in order to provide joint pain relief. One of the most overlooked benefits of lemons is that they can help prevent joint pain.

*The ingredients are chock-full of nutrients that reduce inflammation, pain, and stiffness.

*Also, the lemon peel contains substances like limonene, citronella and phellandrene, 3 essential oils that help relax muscles and joints, helping with any difficulty moving. https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/medicine-and-dentistry/lemon-oil

*The extra virgin olive oil contains antioxidants oleocanthal acid and omega 3 fatty acids, well-known for their ability to help painful, inflamed tissues.

*Together, these ingredients improve cellular oxygenation processes while optimizing the transportation of nutrients to your joints, a determining factor in preventing the breakdown of cartilage.

*However, it's also worth mentioning that the remedy helps stimulate your lymphatic system, a key factor in removing toxins that play a role in the pain.

*Additionally, applying it using massaging motions helps flush out retained fluids, and as if that weren't enough, prevents the accumulation of uric acid.

Ingredients

*Extra virgin olive oil

*6 - 7 organic lemons

*Eucalyptus oil

*One quart mason jar with lid

*Blender

*Clean gauze

Preparation

*Using a potato peeler, peel all the yellow/white (the pith) parts off the lemons. Then, place the lemon peels in a blender and add enough olive oil to cover them completely. Blend the lemon peels/olive oil together. I use the pulse setting on my blender. You will want to blender it to the texture of apple sauce.

*Next, pour the mixture into the mason jar. Top off the mason jar with olive oil to about 2 inches from the rim.

*Place the mason jar into a pot filled with water on the stove. Add a mason jar ring or rolled up pieces for aluminum foil underneath the mason jar so it dose not make contact with the metal pot. Slow simmer the jar in a warm bath for about 6 hours. Stir mixture with a butter knife every hour. Keep a check on the water level and add more water as needed. After 6 hours, turn off stove and allow to cool to room temperature.

*Stir mason jar and pour out one tablespoon into a small bowl then add the eucalyptus oil (10 drops per tablespoon of oil added to the finished ointment).

*Soak some gauze and place it over the painful area. Ideally you should apply this treatment at night, so that the ointment can soak into the skin while you sleep. Use it just like a Castor oil Pack.

Note: Lemon contain natural molecules that react with UV light and cause a sensitivity reaction and a special type of sunburn. Essential oil companies often label their products that contain these compounds with a warning to avoid direct sun/UV light to the area for 12–48 hours after applying.

How to apply

*First, submerge a gauze bandage into the mixture and then apply it to the affected joint.

*Next, cover the gauze with plastic wrap, and then, if possible, with a wool scarf.

*Then, let the oil work overnight for best results.

*Next, apply every night until you get relief from the pain.

*As a preventative remedy, apply at least 3 times a week.

If you would like an even more relaxing effect for joint pain relief, heat the oil by putting the jar in a bowl of hot water before applying it. But remember to check the temperature to make sure it won't burn your skin. Additionally, you can use it to massage your joints, especially if the pain is due to fatigue or fluid retention.


Lysine, Iodine

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Posted by susan (buffalo) on 10/08/2021
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This worked for my family:

1) l-lysine. 500 mg twice a day (1000mg total per day)

plus

2) 2000 micrograms iodine once a day

Take the above for three weeks beyond when you feel better. You will probably feel better in about a week plus take the above for three more weeks= four weeks total. Limit your coffee intake severely at this time.

This is the same recipe to take for anyone with a frozen shoulder that has occurred spontaneously/without injury. Based on my experience, I believe a frozen shoulder this way is caused by a virus.


Magnesium Oil

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Posted by Art (California) on 03/14/2019 958 posts
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Recently I was talking with a neighbor and he was telling me that he had a torn rotator cuff in each shoulder that were very painful and really limited his range of motion. His doctor told him that he needed surgery on both shoulders, but he was not a candidate for the surgery because of an existing heart condition. I told him about mag oil and asked if he wanted to try it. He said, what do I have to lose? I made him a spray bottle of it to try to see if it would help. I talked to him awhile after that and he told me that the mag oil was working great and asked me if I could make him more. I made him a larger bottle so he could use it to refill his spray bottle and he now calls it his secret sauce. He showed me how he could now raise his arms over his head with no problem and very little pain at all! Another friend who has "frozen shoulder" asked me about anything they could use for the frozen shoulder and I suggested trying mag oil which they did and said it was very helpful in relieving the pain and increasing range of motion! We should all have mag oil in our medicine cabinets! Art


Miracle Balls

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Posted by Mel (Abbotsford, Bc Canada) on 05/20/2011
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I've had issues with frozen shoulder. Painful!!! Thankfully I found out about Miracle Balls, looked up the exercises to do that would help and did them. It was a miracle! Seriously worth it. Not just for the frozen shoulder either, every exercise I've tried with them has helped more than I ever could have expected. Super simple too. Almost too simple but you will feel the difference. Just try it. Look it up online, I don't really know where you can buy them. They used to sell them at costco but I don't see them there anymore. They were cheap too, totally worth the $. Good luck.

Replied by Natural Jenn
(California)
08/07/2013
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The miracle balls were a life saver for me. But I was also very helped by acupuncture. After the second acupuncture visit, the acute sharp pains in my shoulders went away but the nagging muscle aches, especially underneath my shouder blade was still present. Rolling on these miracle balls really gave me some relieve. I also sought the help of a viseral massage therapist and she was able to release a lot of the muscles that were all knotted up because of my frozen shoulder. I am now 6 acupuncture treatments in and getting better each week although the progess is slow.


MSM

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Posted by Marsh (CO) on 07/01/2021
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My husband started taking MSM for his frozen shoulder. He believes it significantly helped. After taking it for about 2 weeks he came across an old interview with James Coburn, the actor. His RA was so debilitating, prescription drugs weren't helping. He discovered MSM and said that was the only thing that would help him get out of bed. (Me, I can't take it as it causes heart palps.)

Replied by Athena
(Ohio)
09/28/2021

Thank you so much for including the info about MSM causing heart palps. I get PVCs and PACs and need to know what sorts of things can aggravate it :).


MSM
Posted by Cynthia (Madison, Wi) on 06/22/2020
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Here is how I cured my frozen shoulder. I first developed a frozen shoulder in the summer of 2019. I tried everything I could think of, including stretching, exercise, supplements, etc. I suffered increasing pain for several months. But it wasn't until I did the following that I gained relief:

1) I began to take MSM powder, one heaping tablespoon in the morning with water.

2) I used a 50 percent DSMO solution and applied it to my shoulder a few times.3) I added a good Omega 3 fish oil capsule to my daily supplements.

3) I added an Omega 3 fish oil capsule to my daily supplements.

4) I took tumeric capsule once a day.

Within two weeks, all of my frozen shoulder pain was gone! The DMSO helped a lot, but the main thing that really made a difference was the MSM powder. In fact, the frozen pain started after I stopped taking MSM powder. It wasn't until I remembered months later that I had used the MSM powder until I began to travel and then simply stopped taking it.

I also cut the sugar and fat in my diet considerably.

Give the MSM a week or two to see results. If you've never taken MSM powder, begin by taking 1 teaspoon a day the work up to a tablespoon. Some people require more MSM to get the results they seek.

I hope this helps someone who is struggling with Frozen Shoulder. I am so grateful for the MSM and the other supplements I've outlined above -- I can hardly believe that I once suffered as much pain as I did in my shoulder.

Replied by Orh
(Ten Mile , Tn)
06/22/2020

CYNTHIA,,,,,,,,, ORH here,,,,,,, yep, it works on million dollar horses and will work on you. Posted many times that MSM is from reacting DMSO and H2O2. MSM can be taken internally or used transdermally with DMSO to drive it into yo bod. Suggest all read Dr Jacobs book on both DMSO and MSM. Worked at the farm this morning and our fruit is now breaking our pear and apple tree limbs because of the abundance of fruit. Think the Lord is getting us ready for the hard times that are coming. Just saying.

====ORH====


Multiple Remedies for Adhesive Capsulitis

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Posted by Adhesive Capsulitis-43 (Midwest) on 03/31/2018
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Please be aware that Adhesive Capsulitis and other shoulder issues are NOT the same.

I have had Adhesive Capsulitis for about two and a half years. There are adhesions that have grown over my joints. My point is that while you can juice, eat an anti-inflammatory diet, take vitamins, do GENTLE exercises, it's a writing game for the issue to resolve itself. While some may have a quicker resolution, it is probably not a true confirmed case with an MRI/Xray of Adhesive Capsulitis.

Do not feel discouraged that others have gotten over their shoulder issues in a few months, they probably have a different condition and not a true confirmed case of Adhesive Capsulitis. I suggest going on to forums and talking to others with the condition and getting yourself a VERY good RECOMMENDED orthopedic doctor who does not push the surgery on you. Some patients have to have that surgery multiple times and is not guaranteed to work, especially if you are a Diabetic. Not to mention that surgery is pretty darn hard on your body, just be careful with ANY aggressive treatments. Aggressive Physical Therapy actually made my Adhesive Capsulitis worse, so be very careful that that too. It seems to affect us all a little differently, so keep that in mind too.

What helps: Massage does help, hot epsom salts baths, sleeping with a pillow under your arm helps too. A few pain killers are necessary, but be careful not to over medicate or take them too often. Acupuncture helped me for a month or so, but wasn't very effective for me. It just takes time to heal. Hang in there. You are not alone.


Orthobionomist

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Posted by Jo Black (Australia) on 04/03/2020
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I recently had a Rotator Cuff injury which was getting steadily worse over the course of 3 months and causing me agonising pain with most movements. I went to my doctor in desperation who said he believed it to be rotator cuff but would need an MRI or Ultrasound to confirm which would cost $300 and $200 respectively. I decided I would rather put this money into seeking alternative treatment and saw an Orthobionomist who works in a similar way to an Osteopath only instead of stretching out a painful muscle they help the body go with the contraction which prompts the muscle to release. Well, after the first session the shoulder felt better but it only lasted a day. The benefits of the second weekly session lasted 3 days and the treatment progressed in this way until my 4th session, after which the benefits were permanent. The shoulder is about 98% totally cured and each day it gets a little bit better. I only had 4 sessions in total and did not believe physical adjustment could have such profound results.


Pau d'Arco

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Posted by Terry (Qulin, Mo) on 09/22/2010
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I had a frozen shoulder first in the left, then in the right. For the first time for 2 months I used cold showers. The reason it works is that it increases circulation. Frozen shoulders can be caused by diabetes or heart and circulation problems also infections have a role to play. Mine started from a wisdom tooth infection and when it was extracted, my first frozen shoulder cleared up fast.

But what got the healing started was when I drank pau de arco herb. My pain stopped almost instantly.

I drank this tea 5 times a day thereafter and the second time I also took d ribose to increase the heart output and also vitamin e and ubiquinol (the better form of coq10) also started taking baking soda 1 teaspoon morning and bedtime.

Cleared up fast then. Since found this site and using many of Teds remedies and feeling great.


Turmeric

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Posted by Charles (Saint Cloud , Florida) on 12/31/2007
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I started taking turmeric powder about 2 and a half years ago, after seeing on a famous news show that it was one of the main ingredients in a pill that was able to reduce your antioxidant level to zero. I did a little research and saw there was little Alhiemers in India, where it is a big part of the diet. I was having a bit of a memory problem at the time. Anyways, after about 3 months of taking a tablespoon a day, I noticed my shoulder pain went away. My doctor had said he could do nothing for it, as it was arthitis and that he had it also. Now I notice that I don't seem too concern about memory and I have regained some interest in reading articles. I have had several, 3, cases of skin cancer in the last year, hopefully its due to the years of living in a tropical climate. I tried to stop taking it a couple of times to see what would happen and my shoulder pain seem to start to come back. So apparently it did not cure it but stopped the pain and I am now able to shoot basketball or any other activity. I put it in water and stir it up and swallow the half a cup very quickly as I do not like the taste. I order it 5 pounds at a time and keep a 10 pound supply on hand. Be careful it stains things yellow.


Vitamins D & K

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Posted by Any (Ia) on 02/27/2015
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Anyone with frozen shoulder should research vitamin d3, vitamin k2-4, and to a lesser degree, calcium and zinc intake. The vitamin k2-4 keeps the calcium in your bones where it belongs, and the vitamin d3 helps regulate your hormone levels.



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