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Apple Cider Vinegar

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Posted by Jaimi (Orlando, FL) on 06/06/2008

WOW! I have come to love the wonderful product of ACV. I have had severe allergies and sinus problems since I could walk. Chronic bronchitis, sinusitis, tonsilitis (they have lonce since been removed), rhinitis, etc... I have always taken prescription medication. However I am 8 mos pregnant and have not been able to take anything but over the counter Tylenol products. For the past 3 days I have been down and out with a severe sinus migraine, congestion and pressure. Nothing worked and I am sleep deprived! Adding these symptoms to 8mos of pregnancy spells MISERY for sure. I was desperate so I hopped online and what do you know? I found the same product that cured my husband of his pesky wart will also clear my sinuses. I only wished I found this info sooner! I took 1 tbsp of ACV with 8oz of water and downed. Then I made a mixture and put it in my veggie steamer (ACV is also a great residue cleaner) and sat over it for about 5mins. Everything started to clear up within the hour. I then rinsed with saline solution and I can breathe out of both nostrils! My headache is almost gone and the pressure almost nil! Oh and by the way the ACV steam bath is great for oily skin. I noticed a difference immediately after the face bath. I was then curious to see if this was a known rememdy for acne/skin problems and sure enough it is!!! In fact, Earth Clinic was the first hit.
I am amazed that such a simple, inexpensive product can do so much. Thank you dearly for this site.

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Posted by Abigail (Orlando, FL) on 01/13/2008

ACV treated my sinus infection! I came across this website looking for a treatment for my recurrent sinus infections that no antibiotics ever took care of, and based on all the reviews I tried the ACV treatment. It worked in ONE DAY!! I can't believe it, because I am a doctor, and am a little wary of home remedies. I did the 2 tbsp in 8 oz of water, and in one day I didn't have as much sinus pressure, and by the second day the constant drainage from the infection had stopped, and my migraines which I have had on and off for years also have not returned. In addition, my bad breath from the infection is gone, and I don't have to constantly be chewing gum anymore! I definitely will be doing this treatment everyday for a very long time, and I've found if you eat just a little bit of bread or crackers with the ACV you don't get heartburn. To anyone who's suffering from a sinus infection, just try this, it doesn't cost you much money at all, and if you've suffered from sinus infections as much as I have, you owe it to yourself to give this a shot!!! Best wishes to all!

Replied by Janie
(Central, Ky)

I would love to find a solution that really works for my monthly migraines. Is that pill available is US? It's been over 10 years since I tried birth control pills and I didn't have good experience with them before.

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Posted by Doreen (Atlanta, Ga) on 08/26/2007

I am laying here feeling like I'm going to die with yet another migraine. I found your website last evening when it started and asked my husband to get me some Apple Cider Vinegar because of all the success others have had mixing it in water with honey. I wish I could say it helped me but it didnt even touch my migraine, Ive tried it twice, please help me to find another cure, Im laying here with two Vicodins in me, yes my migraine is numb but its still there haunting me and I know itll be back after they wear off. Please help.

Replied by E Orlando
(Seymour, Ct)

Try taking acv every day in a glass of water or whatever you prefer. Stop thinking about it (the headache) and you will be pleasantly surprized . It helps a myriad of conditions!

Replied by Sam
(Toronto, On)

Do not take it with Honey. Take ACV alone.

Replied by Trulyjen
(Tucson, Az)

Make sure you are using the REAL Apple Cider Vinegar. Some are flavored and are not the real thing. Best to use [organic] brand to be sure it's real.

Replied by Kay
(Destin, Fl)

Possibly your migrane is mechanical, not chemical; maybe neck misalignment or shoulder stress causing nerves/muscles to be pinched? (I get this from bad 'computer posture' I. E. rounded back, crook neck; and when slouching during studying, driving, bench work, cooking all day). In this case, I use a firm, thick travel pillow (in the shape of a "C"), or lay down on my back with a rolled up towel under my neck, to straighten then neck, then the headaches eventually disappear; adding a heating pad or hot shoulder drape to the area works much faster as it helps release muscles that get agitated and contracted due to the nerve stress. The heating pad with moisture cloth, or the shoulder drapes made with buckseeds or rice (for microwaving) are exceptional since they produce moist heat which penetrates the muscles more quickly and thouroughly. A magnesium supplement will also help the muscles relax/decompress.

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Posted by Ginnie (Jeffersonville, Indiana) on 08/04/2007

I was having problems with acid reflux, migraines, and yeast infections. For over a year now I have been taking 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar right before bed and I have not had problems since. The doctor was going to put me on medicine for my acid reflux, and since I started taking the acv, the medication is not needed.

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Posted by Dawn (Kalamazoo, MI) on 06/19/2007

I tried the ACV cure for migranes 30 minutes ago. It worked, and best of all, I'm not muddle headed like I am with the prescription my doctor gave me.

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Posted by Joanne (Tallahassee, Florida) on 06/19/2007

I have now tried this twice (the apple cider vinegar, 2 tsp and honey, 2 tsp in a glass of water) for migraines and both times within 20 minutes the migraine was gone to my amazement. I will continue using it because nothing else from doctors or OTC has worked

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Posted by AEM (San Diego, CA) on 05/30/2007

I have chronic sinusitis and severe migraines and one morning I woke up with an incredible headache. Driving, walking, talking, etc all made it worse and add the nausea...I looked at the site and made a concotion of water, 1 tsp of organic ACV and 1 tsp of honey. It wasn't the best tasting but I gulped it down and voila, pain has dissipated greatly. Thanks!!!

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Posted by Courtney (Northglenn , Colorado, USA) on 05/22/2007

Thank you all sooo much!! I have had a migrane for four days now. I have had them since I can remember. I just tried the ACV and Honey in a whole glass of water and its been about 10 minutes and the migrane is gone!! I would recomend this treatment to any one already. Nothing else has EVER worked for me!!

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Posted by David (St. Cloud, MN) on 04/12/2007

Apple Cider Vinegar is AMAZING!! My entire life I was dealing with very painful and sometimes severe migraines and headaches. I tried almost every drug to get rid of the painful symptoms. Some of the drugs did help slightly but not always. My neighbor is a homeopathic doctor and listed all of the benefits of this "natural miracle" I ... started to take a couple of TBSP every morning. Every since I have been taking ACV I have not had a headache or migraine since. Apple Cider Vinegar will stay with me my entire life!

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Posted by Mohamed (Abu Dhabi, UAE) on 02/19/2007

Apple cider cured my Migraine! I usually use it two times a day and when I feel there might be an onset I would increase to three times or more..and It works. I really want everybody to know this. You don't need to use any other medicine. I have only have been using homeopathy which had not helped a lot but no side effects. My sister who had been getting weekly migraines has the side effects of being deaf on one side of her ear due to side effects of medication.Now she started the Vinegar cure and she says it Works! How we don't know. Thanks for this Site .. let the world know about this!

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Posted by Uma (Gibraltar, Spain) on 11/12/2006

I take ACV 2TBS in 8oz water taking sips all through the day. I was bloated all month and had water retention 10 days before my period. I was miserable i tried everything , diet change , pills homeopathic, and my husband is a physician and he gave all kind of medicines but still everything just could not solve my problem. i was annoyed all the time because i do not know what my exact size was and i was restless all the time , never comfortable, in sitting or lying down. Then looking for cure on internet in homeopathy somebody mentioned earth clinic, and i went to the site, and from that day my life changed. After reading about ACV I got up and mix one TS in one glass of water and without thinking i drank it . After 10 minutes my head suddenly clear and then my migraine was gone which I have been having for the last 10 years every week and i do not know how many pandols i have taken for that.----Well for the last 2 months, I am bloat free, water retention free, migraine free, and i am feeling comfortable for the first time in last 10 years. I have lost 10 pounds and I know my exact size now. Plus I had very bad dandruff and hair acne and twice a week I have been washing my hair with ACV and after two months I am free of dandruff and acne. There was no change initially except my migraine was gone but suddenly after one month before my periods i started noticing changes. No bloatedness and water retention and i had lost weight. I am thankful to all of u, whoever started this site. This has truly helped me. My doctor husband cannot believe it.

Just try it. Even if u don't see results initially it will show some benefits, later. I am hooked for life and i am giving it to my teenager son and daughter.

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Posted by Sarah (Madison, IN) on 07/08/2006

I have suffered with Migraine headaches for years. I have taken Imitrex, which always cures them, plus I take an anti-seizure medicine to help prevent them. This weekend, I had a terrible Migraine in which the Imitrex didn't help. After becoming very tired of taking pills that were not helping, I came to the Internet and found this website. I drank 2 TBS. of apple cider vinegar with 8oz. of water and within 10 minutes, the headache I had suffered with for 2 days is totally gone!!! Unbelievable!! Thank you so much for posting this natural remedy.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda

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Posted by Queen (El Salvador) on 12/18/2014

Hello, wonderful people! I came across this awesome website about two years ago. I was trying to help one of my BFFs cure her uterine fibroids. Unfortunately, she ended up having surgery but I became addicted to your site. I have suffered from migraines for many years. I had to take medication because my migraines would become a vicious cycle until I took pain relievers to get out of it. I read a lot about Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) and how wonderful it is for migraines. I took 2 tbsp of AVC and 1/2 tsp of baking soda in an 8 oz glass of water and it did not work. I went back to the site and read some more and realized I needed to play around with the dosage. So I now take 3 tbsp of ACV and 1/2 tsp of baking soda in an 8 oz glass of water and my migraines disappear within 10 minutes or less. It is just awesome! I am so grateful for this site and all the people who contribute to it. God bless you all and let's keep helping each other. It is the right thing to do.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda and Sea Salt

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Posted by PD (USA) on 05/01/2007

I wrote you the above message earlier, I am giving you an update, I wound up in a 4 day hospital stay do to my throat problem, I could not do my usual ACV & Baking Soda & iodine, wnet in the hospital on Wednesday night, Friday morning woke up with a terrible migrane, I have come to the conclusion, if I put one drop of Iodine on my hand every night and do my Backing Soda in the morning on an empty stomach, I do not get a migrane, or acid reflux, I think the iodine is keeping me from getting the migraines, and I know the backing soda is keeping me from the acid reflux problem.

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Posted by PD (USA) on 02/27/2007

MIGRAINE CURES: I usually have several migraines during a month, but since the first of January, until February 22, 2007 (during the time I could not eat or drink much, because of throat problems), I noticed I never got the first migraine during this time, On Thursday February 22, 2007 I had my first migraine, severe one. I thought I would try something I had bought for Migraines, It was called MY-GRASTICK, (roller stick 3ml/0.1fl.oz.) it contains 100% pure & Natural peppermint (menthe) & Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) & essential oils. I had used it on normal headaches and they went away but it was made for migraines. I tried it for several hours that day. It would ease it for a short while but it would come back just as strong, it would not go away, I finally took my migraine medicine. I then had a second Migraine on Sunday February 25, 2007, even more severe than the last one. I woke up with this one. I then decided to try your ACV remedy. I mixed ACV with Sea Salt, Baking Soda and water, sipped while putting ice packs on my head. The migraine eased off enough, where I could go to sleep, few hours later sipped some more of the ACV mixture, migraine eased off to a faint pain, never had to take any pills for it. I then got to wondering, what I had eaten, drank, took, did or did not do, that caused the first migraine and second migraine. These are the only changes in my diet before the 1st Migraine on February 22, 2007, I ate Chinese food, I had stopped taking my Vitamin B drops and I was no longer putting a drop of iodine on my hand every night before I went to bed (was putting it on a skin problem) and I accidentally drank some buttermilk (thought it was milk). Between the first migraine on Thursday February 22 and second migraine February 25, 2007, I had eaten Chinese Saturday night, was not taking my Vitamin B drops and was not putting the iodine on my hand. I am not going to eat any more Chinese for awhile, and I am going to test the B Vitamins and iodine drop, to see if one of those were actually keeping me from getting a Migraine. Will let you know my progress.

Replied by Mugs
(Washington, DC)

The migraine may have come from the chinese food, it is usually loaded with MSG and that will bring on a migraine very quickly in me. Also it makes me hold a lot of fluid.

Replied by Sheryl
(Ma., US)

I have been struggling with migraines for the past 10 years. The number of alternative therapies I have experienced, from acupuncture to food sensitivity testing, is mind-boggling!

I'm very interested in the apple cider vinegar and baking soda remedy. Since I get two to three migraines a week, I have finally consented to taking a preventative drug, which I started 3 days ago. We'll see...

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