Effective Natural Remedies for Muscle Health and Recovery

Raw Garlic, Salmon

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Posted by Pix (Los Angeles, Ca) on 11/24/2010


I was having a lot of muscle pain in my hands and wrists and my right arm and shoulder. It hurt so bad when I moved and it was really affecting my ability to complete my daily tasks. I ate cloves of raw garlic and cooked wild salmon ( I dont know if farmed salmon is good for you) for lunch and dinner. Next day, I felt a lot better. It's not completely cured and my stomach felt a bit uncomfortable from the raw garlic, but the pain was much better. Also taking a cold shower temporarily reduces the pain, but the garlic and salmon pain relief lasted longer. The pain for me keeps coming back because I always have to be on my computer, thus my hands/wrist and right arm never have a chance to fully rest. I switched to an ergonomic keyboard and mouse and this has helped a little bit... But still, not cured completely. If anyone has any suggestion, would be greatly appreciated.

Replied by Francisca
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)

Why don't you try adding the raw garlic to food? That is what I do, I add it to salads or just any food before I eat. I suppose that would be easier on your stomach..... As far as pain goes I have just finished a book on MSM, it might help you.... I haven't tried it yet but I consider trying for my allergies. Sauna also helps me so we bought a little one for our garden, an infra-red one which warms very fast and it is very economical to run!

Red Yeast Rice, CoQ10

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Posted by Carolyn (Hobbs, Nm) on 09/16/2009

Re: Side Effects From Statins for Muscle Issues

My husband was having the very same problem with the statin drugs and then we found the perfect solution at the health food store. Here is what he takes:

1. red yeast rice--2 per day
2. COQ10--1 per day

The doctor can't believe how good his cholesterol stays now. He said for him to keep up what he was doing. He had never seen anything like it.

Good luck,

Rice in a Sock

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Posted by Dianna (Austin, Tx) on 01/21/2010

i've found a great way to relieve sore muscles in my neck and shoulders!

you just take a cotton sock and put some raw rice in it - and sew or tie off the other end - then put it either in the freezer for cold packs or in the microwave for a couple of minutes for warm moist heat packs.

then you drape it around your neck! works great!

of course you can also use flax seeds, buckwheat seeds, etc. - but as most people have rice around - this is easy to make in a hurry!

corn works too!


Replied by Karmala
(Templeton, Ca)

I add dried lavender buds to mine which provides wonderful aromatherapy. I have also used peppermint leaves, orange rind, lemon rinds, rose petals. Just be sure that whatever you add to your sock is dry. Also, I have used cotton balls with essential oils that I mix in with the rice. There are many, many options. In addition to the rice socks, I make rice packs using small towels. I get the small, white cleaning towels that come bundled by the dozen. I sew 2 together to form a sack. Then, I sew the sack into "tubes". I pack the tubes with rice,then sew the top. These are great for your back! I also made some of these for my horse by sewing together 2 beach towels- 1 was left intact, the other was cut open in the middle to form pockets that I can slide the rice packs into. I then drape it across her back, shoulders, neck... works great!

Replied by Ellienc
(Reidsville, North Carolina, Usa)

These are wonderful! I use combinations of dried herbs (lavender particulary) in my rice packs. Just after a minute or two in the microwave, the comfort is immediate. Great idea about the cotton balls and the eo's! Will try that too!

Replied by Sharon
(Sparks, Nv Usa)

Corn bags are my new favorite. You need to buy feed corn (it's dried out) and when you sew your bag, leave a little elbow room in it so you can adjust to fit the area you're treating. I like them better than rice bags. Same thing...heat in microwave, or chill in freezer.

Sarcopenia Remedies

Posted by 111laker111 (Ontario, Canada) on 08/28/2013

Hi all, just reading about a muscular condition called sarcopenia abd wondered if anyone could shed a little light on the subject. There is no info that I can find here on it...

Replied by Timh
(Ky, Usa)
2063 posts

@111laker: from reading the wiki page here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarcopenia, it appears a problem in immune and hormone function among other factors. With all these major and minor body system disruptions; there is obviously some underlying issues which are not addressed by professionals.

For immediate relief, supplement Whey Protein w/ Added Glutamine, as well as Creatine Monohydrate to restore muscle function. Also supplement DHEA hormone (50mg daily) as well as Testosterone boosting herbs like Maca, Avena Sativa, Horney Goat Weed, Tribulus Terrestris, Mucuna Pruriens, Tongkat Ali; and the amino D-Aspartic Acid.

To treat the underlying issues try detoxification remedies here on E.C.

Replied by Debbie

I would not recommend whey protein as it has bad additives in it. You are better off finding a herbal solution. Something natural from nature. Research herbs. Anything man made is synthetic. Rather than taking extracts take the real thing. Wheatgrass juice, alfalfa (leaves, juice, tea), carrot juice. Comfrey leaves and juices (or tea) is one of the best things to take. Find some local comfrey (and research it). Nettle is very good for you in a tea or leaf (slightly steamed). All disease is caused by vitamin and mineral deficiencies in the body. Research herb remedies but not man made herbal supplements. I would never take synthetic supplements again.

Severe Muscle Pain Remedies

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Posted by Fran (London, Uk) on 09/22/2014 5 posts

Hi Ted,

You are my last hope. I have had Dystonia and had DBS. The problem my body is weak all over. My muscles ache so bad that I feel like a rag doll. I don't get much sleep as the pain and jumping sensation in my legs keep me awake. They tell me it is not restless legs as they would stop jumping when I move round. No matter what I do the ache does not stop.

I am at my wits end. If I walk upstairs the pain is so severe I nee to sit on the bed to recover.

I have tried cider vinegar, coconut oil, magnesium and all the rest of the cures I find on Earth clinic.

Can you throw any light on this.

Thanks. Fran

Replied by Prioris

Could you clarify your post. You said you HAD (past tense) dystonia and DBS. Is this the condition you are trying to get rid of or something else and what is it called?

Replied by Carly
(Wa, Usa)

Dear Fran....I am not Ted, but wanted to throw this idea at you. Look up nightshade plants On a search engine like google. Stop eating all nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, etc.) for thirty days...that is the test. if this is your problem, you will know it, probably within a week. I do know that if I eat a lot of tomatoes and potatoes....I get horrid fatigue and body aches.

If you google "nightshade plants, symptoms" and read about this...you might just want to give it a try. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Good luck!

Sodium Bicarbonate

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Posted by Gordon (Sunderland, Uk, Tyne ) on 09/13/2011

Hi, I have spent alot of time over the past 5 years or so with painful spasms. Walking was bad but when the pain was at my knees I thought it was joint pain and though there was a growing pain in the joint it could be helped with a warm massage. My feet could be eased with a vibrating foot bath. To me it seemed how could it be arthritis if a massage could help, so I searched for lots of supplements and tried quite a few with a little or no help.

My research led me to the problems that were hard to test without help. I further researched the help of the simple household additives namely sodium bicarbonate. After taking half a heaped teaspoonfull of sodium bicarbonate in in half a pint of water on an empty stomach morning and night relief was immediate. My spasms are greately reduced and I can feel my knees getting better every day. I stopped and checked and the problem returned, it then improved with the sodium bicarbonate.

I do think I have a candida overgrowth and that is getting better as well.

I am posting because of all the hunting around I had to do to use a substance with little if any side effects but great benefits.

I saw that as my research went on that more people want to help by selling you something that cost the earth and may eventually give a benefit.

My research cost next to nothing and if it does not work straight away I ask you to keep it up for at least 6 months. I saw relief after a few hours but kept getting relapses until long term relief vindicated by determination that I was on the right track.

The bicarbonate of soda seems to be helping ME attacking the candida and putting my body into an alkaline state to repair itself. No extreme diets or medication I do realise foods that effect me and avoid them but not forever and take note of what my body tells me.

I feel sure there are others out there who see researech costing billions be it for cancer or a dozen different conditions with no relief. Yet to alkalise the body as I have can kill cancer or so I am led to believe yet has little or no side effect and you can administer it to yourself and still seek help.

Long term effects on the body of over acidity or high candida are not recognised or admitted because they are to cheap to treat and conspiracy theories abound. The simple fact is that the care system does not encourage self diagnosis it is too cheap, the system works by long term treatment not cure.

The body heals, not a doctor (they give the assistance in extreme circumstances). Given the right conditions we are amazing creatures, we just need to find the balance out of the over indulgence of our social order.

comments would be appreciated to understand how I have found a simple cheap treatment that works for ME.

Spasmodic Dysphonia

Posted by Topaz (New Orleans, Louisiana) on 12/08/2010

I would like to know if you have a natural solution for spasmodic dysphonia? I have had this condition for 4 years now. I have seen several ENT's and none of them could give me a definitive answer or cure for this condition. I had a severe upper respiratory infection. I have lost the use of my natural voice. It is very strangled and unintelligible now.

The ENT's have taken videos of my larynx and vocal chords and found no sign of trauma or cancer. They prescribed prednisone, which elevated my blood pressure. I am presently taking a fluid pill to lower my blood pressure and a pill for acid reflux. They have suggested botox injections in the sight of my vocal chords, however, I am very leary of this radical treatment although I have seen others that have had great success with this treatment. I would love to find a natural cure for this malady! Anyone have any suggestions?

Replied by Brooke
(Montgomery, Tx, Usa)

I would suggest that you hypnotize yourself. Get a tape recorder and talk into it, suggesting that your vocal cords work perfectly, your blood flows to them perfectly, etc... Talk into it with positive suggestions for around 15 minutes. Play the tape to your self every night before falling asleep.

Tennis Ball Massage

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Posted by Regulator555 (Grand Rapids, Mi, Usa) on 06/03/2010

Muscle Aches - massage

When you need a back rub, and no one is willing, you can give yourself a decent one. Put a tennis ball in a long sock, place it on your back and hold the other end. Then, lean against a wall and move around. Let the ball do the work.

Vitamin E

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Posted by James (Los Angeles, USA) on 05/26/2008

For decades my wife has taken 5 or 6 400iu Vitamin E tablets before doing unaccustomed exercise, moving, extra gardening, etc. with no stiffness or aches after. If she forgets to take them she has all the normal problems that follow these actions. She then has to take two to three times the dosage several time to get rid of the aches. For some reason I am one of the lucky ones and rarely have any aches following an unaccustomed exercise but the vitamin E works well for her.

Vitamin K, D and Calcium

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Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, Usa) on 02/10/2013 2063 posts

In reply to Ceann (Manchester , Ia) on 02/09/2013

Please help! My 16 year old had her 3rd disc rupture and 2nd back surgery in 3 years. She is still not pain free and doctor said she won't be due to ddd. Her incision is still oozing 2.5 months after surgery. I will start her on the hyluronic acid and sea salt, but what else for the muscle pain??

Vitamin K, Vit D plus Calcium for strong bones. A warm soaked Epsom Salt wash towel over the affected area 2x daily will help.

Replied by Ladybug
(Sacramento, Ca)

My first thought was Magnesium for her muscle pain. Perhaps nice, long soaks in the tub with Epsom Salts? (1-2 cups dissolved in the bath water.)

It may even benefit the healing of the incision.

Replied by Jholl
(Louisville, Kentucky)
27 posts

Most of us have a magnesium deficiency. Please read Dr. Sircus about transdermal magnesium. I have found it very helpful for arthritis. I do not think you should apply it on the wound. But elsewhere would be good. It will absorb and help heal. The product is called magnesium oil. It is not actually an "oil" but does share some characteristics of an oil. It absorbs in a few minutes. Like most all supplements, patience helps as defiencies are not corrected overnight.

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