Osteoarthritis Remedies

Cervical Spondylosis
Posted by Lak (Nb, NJ, USA) on 04/26/2013

Where can I find posts/remedies for cervical spondylosis? Please guide me

EC: Lak, We don't have a page on Cervical Spondylosis just now, so the best we can provide are the remedies here on our osteoarthritis page. Does anyone have natural cures for degeneration of the cervical spine?

General Feedback
Posted by Gavin (Manganui, Northland, New Zealand) on 04/22/2013

The antibiotics kill not only the bad baceria, but the gut flora as well and most of the immune system is in the gut. If you can get some goat yogurt this will help build up the flora again. You are twenty years old and the product of poor diets, and the guess would be the reason why you have these ailments first off would be lack of essential elements, the big worry is iodine defficiency, they used to clean the milk vats out with an iodine solution and the residue was in the milk which was enough... But they have sodded around with milk so much its getting a bit dicey. Children are actually being born with osteoarthritis these days.... Its a national scandal that the gov. Lets the lobyist protect the the big corporations that are pushing there "franken" food at the expense of the nations health. if you drink and eat a lot of dairy, the blood turns acid and uses the calcium in the bones to neutralise the acidosis. So instead of getting calcium from milk its ripping it out of the bones, and adding a lot of oestrogen. If you can afford it do a traditional japanese diet, and dont expect much impovement for a few months as it takes about three to get down to the cellular level. Start off with some kelp tablets. As a sugestion cayenne and garlic clean up the lungs fast. Bash the garlic and leave it for ten minuets and swallow it down raw. You are what you have eaten.

General Feedback
Posted by T (USA) on 04/22/2013

I'm 20 years old and have just been told I have Mycoplasma Pneumonia and Osteoarthritis.
I have been prescribed Klacid, but have stopped taking it. Before the anti-biotics the only symptoms I had was body pain in my hips, wrists etc.

After taking the antibiotics, I started to get really fatigued, drained, loss of concentration, loss of motivation, bowel problems etc.

I need advice on what natural things I should take, what diet I should intake and possibly exercise?
I have arthritis in my hips and it is very painful, and my doctor so far has been of no hope

Thank you to anyone who reads this, I need your advise.

Organic Broccoli
Posted by Wendy (Bristol, Uk) on 03/20/2013

Hi, I have read two posts on this site from Trish from Dusseldorf, Germany on 16/02/10 and a previous one from G Michael of Reading, PA that say that eating raw organic broccoli can help osteoarthritis. Trish said she ate one small broccoli head per day. I am a bit confused what a brocolli head is? Is it a single stem (eg 2 inches across) or a bigger stem (that divides into lots of smaller stems eg 8 inches across)? Clearly it's a big difference between the two. It would be easier if someone could please tell me roughly how much would that be in grams? Thanking you in advance.

Posted by Sam (Riyadh, KSA) on 01/13/2013

"arthritus is a boron deficeincy. (Pat takes this herself & still runs a goat farm alone at age of 80 - despite being diagnosed with osteo arthritus 30 years ago & told to buy wheelchair.

Can't recommend her enough - everything she says proves to be true - amazing woman - highly respected by CSIRO."

Hello everyone - With respect to the above mentioned post im greatly interested to know as how to use the boron.

Im 40yr old female recently diagnosed with grade4 knee oestoarthritis in both knees and feel the same burning in elbows lower back now. Done with pain killers and physio therapy. Dont want to go for knee replacement as the Dr. insists. Please please please any alternative medicines and home remedies besides our friends have listed are most welcome.


Magnet Therapy
Posted by Phil (Belper, Derbyshire) on 12/20/2012
5 out of 5 stars

To all those who suffer as I do, I highly recomend magnet therapy, read up on it, it can help in many ways with all sorts of problems. I use it and have gained great relief from austio arthritis, the book I highly recomend is, magnet therapy by neville s bengali, this is for me the best of the bunch, I have several others. kind regards to all. phil

Vitamin C
Posted by Tom (Canton, Ohio, USA) on 11/17/2012

I'm currently taking mega doses of Vitamin C for my osteoarthritis. I'm taking 20 grams a day.

My question is this : Should I mix the whole 20 grams in water and sip throught the day, or should I mix us individual "batches" (such as say 4 grams at a time) and take every 3 hours?

Black Cherry Juice, ACV, Turmeric
Posted by Lucy (Chester Uk) on 09/09/2012

yes lets eat gods way. I have been taking pomegranate extract as well as cherry juice as it stops the enzyme that contributes to osteoarthritis. coconut oil is amazing too for us and pets too.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Fred (Curitiba, Parana, Brazil) on 09/04/2012

Kay, I have had great success in curing Fibro in 72 hours using Rife Technology. I mean the pain totally gone. I have seen this many times and it does not come back.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sreolin (Sligo, Ireland) on 07/08/2012

Look up the wonders of LDN for rheumatoid arthritis.

Black Cherry Juice, ACV, Turmeric
Posted by Togoodhealth (Alma, Arkansas) on 05/31/2012

To Toronto: "I also, feel pain in my hip now on the same leg as the surgery (this reminded me of all of the ppl who were waiting at the hospital for hip replacements and I could not understand how the Creator would naturally make this to occur in our bodies solely on the basis of advanced years?"

God did not do the above, it is our own selves that cause our problems in our bodies from all the crappy food we have been given through our young lives and then our choices when an adult. Herbs and spices are Gods healing medicine and that of ancient times. I wish I had know this long long ago, now I too suffer from OA of the spine in the form of DDD disc degenerative desease upper and lower spine. Spinal fusion does not work. I did research on it and it doesn't work. Disc replacement is new and the votes not in yet. Cherry's are very good in many ways see this site: http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/the-miraculous-properties-of-cherries-330530.html

And the one that mentioned coconut oil, yay for you a fellow believer in the powers of coconut oil, but get the good kind not the cheap stuff. And if you are in the country where they use it for fuel to replace diesel lucky you! I am in the US and no one has done it yet. I was taking 3 tbs a day of melted oil and don't worry it takes fine. I have been forgetting to do it and I feel awful... So I just started now and I am going to get some cherries no matter the cost or juice if I can find it.

Thanks for all your suggestions everyone. Lets heal ourselves and eat Gods way for good health shall we.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Herbmama (Springer, Ok/usa) on 05/14/2012

For bursitis, try walnuts daily too. I usually eat 10/day. and cucumbers! I've had bursitis in my left hip for a years now, but since juicing, it doesn't bother me as much!

Black Cherry Juice, ACV, Turmeric
Posted by Thanks (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) on 05/01/2012

To Mumtaz & others, I also had arthroscopic knee surgery at the OsteoArthritic "Hospital" on Wellesley off Yonge St. in Toronto, Canada & only after the "simple, day surgery" was told later after a visit to my family doctor about osteoarthritis developing in the future as a result of the arthroscopic knee surgery! After tearing a meniscus and the leg swelling like a tree trunk down to the ankle, then scheduling the surgery after a "Doctor" at the local university sports clinic told me, literally red-faced, that I needed surgery! (which was cleverly sold to me by the operating surgeon Dr. Paul M. Toronto) which was scheduled 8-10 months after the initial injury, the knee and leg swelling went down within a few weeks, full flexibility (i. e. ankle able to touch back thigh) not yet as before the injury, but was much, much, much better by letting time and the body's own healing ability doing its job on its own, and all of this before the surgery! I should have listened to the inner voice and gotten up from the hospital bed that morning awaiting the anaesthetic before the Doc cut into me, even though as one of the hospital team informed me the procedures have become so advanced, "I would hardly see a scar on my leg".

If only I had known what I later learned from my G. P. even though I had specifically asked the operating doctor when I talked with him the one and only time before the surgery that I can expect osteo-arthritis in the knee as a result of the surgery.

I now know this case is not an isolated experience/incident and the guise of this needless procedure and its major consequences on one's life is the sole product of some professionally accredited liars.

I also, feel pain in my hip now on the same leg as the surgery (this reminded me of all of the ppl who were waiting at the hospital for hip replacements and I could not understand how the Creator would naturally make this to occur in our bodies solely on the basis of advanced years?

This I am sure is what is professionally opinioned to all seniors needing this done. Pls ppl do not believe the legalized scams of these professionally accredited con artists.

Good luck to all in your natural cures. Pls see the benefits and, yes, scientific studies done on the benefits of pimento oil (or "allspice" as many know from cooking a hearty meal) for osteo arthritic symptoms. I have not started using this yet as I have just found out about its reported benefits? Looks good, and seeming no need for worry about those pesky "side effects". Thanks.

Cinnamon and Honey
Posted by Florence (Cliffside Parkn, Nj) on 04/24/2012


DMSO, Castor Oil
Posted by Mike (San Antonio, Tx) on 04/04/2012

Art, thanks for the response. I look forward to trying your DMSO and castor oil mix. Where do you get good DMSO? I see it at feed stores and have wondered if it was good for people. I have also been looking for a good source for HA, that is reliable. I can't find one over 100mg. I believe you said Now double strength. On the MSM, my God they really are doing overkill, it seems to me, in doing 15gr. per day, I however, don't have much to lose. Thank you for offering help/advise. I am going to buy some Now, after my Hylastin is gone. Thanks, Mike

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Poe (Mesa, Arizona) on 04/04/2012

Kay, you should really think about medicinal marijuana to help the pain. It's completly natural and healthy for you.

Cinnamon and Honey
Posted by George (South Boston, Va) on 03/29/2012

Could you please let me know how one would take the cinnamon and honey (amounts and frequency)? Thanks much, George

Black Cherry Juice, ACV, Turmeric
Posted by Edward (Tawas City, Mi) on 03/28/2012

I can verify that ACV is a cure for many things, but you must try it, and stick with it for at least a month, THANK GOD FOR TED AND EARTH CLINIC... COCONUT OIL IS GOOD FOR OILING UP THE GREATEST MACHINE EVER... "YOUR BODY" CARPAL TUNNEL, ACHES AND PAINS, HEARTBURN, pH Balance, Heart Health with Potassium, joint discomfort

Ed Davison Jr, MI

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Art (Tustin, California Usa) on 03/26/2012

In reply to Cassey: I started with Ted's topical arthritis remedy and it worked after regular applications. I tried the following variation to see if I could get more relief.

I think Ted's remedy used 50% dmso and 50% castor oil. I used 60% dmso and 40% castor oil. For a small mix that last's me quite awhile I used 3 ounces of dmso mixed with 2 ounces of castor oil in a glass jar. To this mix I added 16 generic aspirin that are labeled as 325mg each. I then added a teaspoon of borax and 5 grams of niacinamide and let the mix sit overnight. The next day I shook the mix vigorously for several minutes and added spearmint essential oil to try and calm down the unpleasant odor of the mix as well as for its antibacterial properties. Shook the mix again and started using it. I'm not recomending or suggesting that anyone else try this, just mentioning what I did and how it worked for me. I also made a point of washing my hands as well as the application area before each application. I found that this mix seems to neutralize the fragrance of the spearmint oil over time so I would never make a larger mix than this and I think a mix half this size might be better so that it get's used up faster. When I first tried this mix, I applied a very small amount to a one square inch area on my inner forearm to test for hypersensitivity or allergic reaction before applying to my problem areas the next day.


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Cassey (Montebello, Ca, Usa) on 03/26/2012

Dear Art of tustin CA. Please please tell us the propotion of different ingredient, for arthritis, and degenerative disc disease, which involved castor oil, DMSO, aspirin and nacinamide. This will save us a lot of time to trace back to Ted's recipe and the new improvement you did. Thank you so very much. Cassey. Montebello, Ca.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Art (Tustin, California Usa) on 03/25/2012

In reply to Mike from San Antonio: You mentioned that you tried hyaluronic acid, but you didn't say how much you used each day. I found that 300mg per day was a fairly effective dose for me. At 200 mg per day the positive effect was significantly less. I weigh 175 lbs. At 300 mgs per day I first noticed benefit within the first two weeks.

I take 1/4 teaspoon of borax in a liter of water 4 days per week. I use a good glucosamine combination supplement that has the following ingredients in it:

Supplement Facts:

  • Serving Size: 2 Caplets
  • Servings Per Container: 40
  • Amount Per Serving Daily Value
  • Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 60 mg 100%
  • Vitamin D (as D3 Cholecalciferol) 2,000 IU 500%
  • Manganese (as Manganese Sulfate) 2 mg 100%
  • Sodium 40 mg 2%
  • Glucosamine HCI 1,500 mg (1.5 g) **
  • Joint Shield
  • Proprietary Blend 1,350 mg (1. 35 g) **
  • Chondroitin/MSM Complex 1,250 mg (1.25 g) **(Chondroitin Sulfate, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Collagen (Hydrolyzed Gelatin),
  • Boswellia serrata (resin),
  • Vitamin C, Manganese, Hyaluronic Acid)
  • 5-LOXIN Advanced AKBA 100 mg **
  • Boswellia serrata Extract (resin)
  • Boron (as Sodium Tetraborate) 3 mg **

I also use Ted's topical arthritis remedy of castor oil and DMSO. I added aspirin, borax and niacinamide to the topical mix to try to improve the effect of his topical.

This combination is very helpful for me and has made a world of difference. I have degenerative disc disease, arthrits in my hips, back , neck, right knee and hands.


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Kiran (Brisbane, Australia) on 03/25/2012

Hi Mike, You must read Dr Sarno's book on how you can resolve your hip issues. He has worked wonders on thousands of people. You don't need a hip replacement, for sure. Gigi

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Mike (San Antonio, Tex, Usa) on 03/25/2012

Sir, For the past 3 months I have been on ACV, borax, baking soda, sea salt and occasionally mollasses for hip osteoarthritis. No luck. For the last 2 months I've taken nu-joint, several chicken collagen supplements, at the same time, also knox gellatin, magnesium, and a few others. Again no change. For the last month hyaluronic acid and colloidal silver. No change. Is there anything I should add or detract from the mix? I really do not want a total hip replacement but it is starting to look good for my quality of life. Help! I really need some ideas or help in this. Anyone with ideas? Mike

Posted by Ruth (Glendora, California, Usa) on 01/21/2012
5 out of 5 stars

EAT BLUBERRIES! They really work! I eat them every morning that I possibly can and noticed that it reduces both pain and redness and inflammation. You can skip days and still get a benefit once you build up the antioxidants in your blood.

Ginger Root
Posted by Viola (Hampton Bays, N.y. U.s.a.) on 11/07/2011

Question for Suzanne in re ginger root for Arthritis -- I ordered and received today ginger root capsules 550 mg. How much do I take and how often?? Thank you in advance. Viola

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Judith (Lakes Entrance Vic , Australia) on 10/11/2011

I was diagnosed withosteoarthriris and have been using 6000 gr. of fish oil a day, this has loosened up my body but not got rid of pain. I am trying Iodine now as my daughter has been cured of a lump in her breast which was fibrocistic, but could have turned to cancer. She feels much better in herself. So do look up Iodine on internet this is a very forgotten mineral which I think most people are lacking. I will try the apple cider too. Judith

Diet and Exercise
Posted by Bess (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) on 09/22/2011

Hi Sasha - I'm not Francisca but you might want to look into a TENS machine.

From Wikipedia: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (acronym TENS) is the use of electric current produced by a device to stimulate the nerves for therapeutic purposes.

Physical therapists use them on patients with sports injuries, etc. Try an Internet search for TENS machines in your city. Good luck! Bess

Diet and Exercise
Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 09/22/2011

Hi Sasha, I don't really remember whether he speaks English or not. I was there with my husband (who only speaks English) over a year ago to thank him for what he had done to me and to tell him how well it had turned out. I don't know whether he will tell you exactly what he did.... But please try to call, if you don't manage to get the information I can try but it would be better if you did because you know what questions to ask. He is called Dr. Orlando and the phone numbers are: landline - 214785342 / 214785350 and mobile: 934782606. Please take into account the differences in the hours but you can check that online. It is a shop so they will be open during normal shopping time I would say from 9am till 12 and 3pm till maybe 6pm. If you tell him that you heard from him from Francisca, who had the knee problem and later moved to France. I think that he will remember me.....

If this approach doesn't work I can try to phone him but again I can't promise he will answer my question. And if he doesn't speak English, which he might, his assistant will because he is quite young.

Diet and Exercise
Posted by Sasha (Chicago, Il) on 09/21/2011

Hi Fran, if he doesn't speak English is it possible you can give him a quick call and ask what kind of electrodes they were? What exactly was he doing sending little jolts of electricity and at what frequency and can you aks him if the lay person can buy such a device and any books or website he recommends?

Diet and Exercise
Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 09/21/2011

Hi Hari, what I mean by electrodes are the electric wires with a plastic thing at the end that glues to your skin. Sorry if I used the wrong name..... You know, there are a lot of deviced like that, for example for muscle pain. I can't tell you what kinds they were, I know he used two different kinds, first one, then another one. I could give you his phone number in Lisbon, Portugal but I have no idea whether he speaks English. He goes a lot to Cuba for medical courses. If he doesn't speak English his assistant, a young man, might!

Diet and Exercise
Posted by Hari Prakash (New Delhi, India) on 09/20/2011

This is a question to the 03/27/2011 input by Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France. Could she please eaborate on the use of "electrodes"??

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Lily (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) on 08/11/2011

If you make soup by boiling the bones to make your stock using pork bones (bacon bones), chicken bones etc. then that will help with osteoarthritis. You get the chondroitin naturally this way. Cheers Lily.

Omega 3 Oils
Posted by Eve (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) on 08/09/2011
5 out of 5 stars

A lot of my friends thanked me for this. They have been taking condroitin, glucosamine, pain killers but didn't work. I have been having osteoathritis for years on top of fibros dysplasia on the bone of my right thigh and my husband has been having backache and knee ache for so long. Thankfully, I met a very old Chinese doctor who told me to take 6 capsule (1000 mg) of Omega 3 for the first 3 months to get our system used to Omega 3. After the 3rd month, continue with just 2 or 3 (depending on how severe your aches are - I take 3 daily) for the rest of your life. It is probably not a cure but it definitely rid us of the horrible pain on our knees and back, wrist and ankles. And all my friends around my age (50 and above) tried it and they have now just depend on Omega 3 and got rid of their condroitin and glucosamine. Take them in one go. Omega 3 are harmless (they are more of EPO or fish oil) not drugs. Please do not replace Omega 3 with Fish Oil. Fish Oil does not give the same effect and may not work.

Devil's Claw
Posted by Judith (Oakville, Ontario/canada) on 07/30/2011
1 out of 5 stars

Hello, I'm taking Devil's Claw for awhile now, but doesn't make much different.

Devil's Claw
Posted by Mo (Lincoln, Ne) on 07/20/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I can recommend Devil's Claw for osteoarthritis. I was using tart cherry concentrate with some success but when I switched to Devil's Claw, I suddenly realized the pain I often experienced when hiking or climbing stairs was gone... And I only take half the recommended daily dosage of 2 capsules per day. Each capsule has 500 mgs. I did stop for a while when I ran out and the pain returned so now I wouldn't be without it.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Olivia (New York, Ny, Usa) on 06/25/2011

Just be careful to buy baking soda without aluminum. That's what a naturopath told me. The same goes for using baking powder. Don't want to get alzheimers down the line. Guess you can find it at a health food store.

Black Cherry Juice, ACV, Turmeric
Posted by Mumtaz (Mississauga, Ontario. L5v 2y5) on 05/29/2011

My name is Mumtaz. I also have the same problem. I have osterioarthrits from 4 yrs. Its getting worse day by day. I had the arthroscopic surgery in both the knees but now again the pain is here and now I have pain in my lower back and also in my hips.. I just want to know how I should take this ACV, and cinnimon and honey. How many time in a day? Pls. Kindly tell me the contents also. I appreciate yr. help.

Cinnamon and Honey
Posted by Liz (Boston, Ma) on 05/06/2011

Dave - Happy to read of your great results with honey and cinnamon. I want to give it a try and hope I am as fortunate.

Could you please share the amounts of honey/cinnamon that you took, and how often each day you took it?

Thanks so much.

Cinnamon and Honey
Posted by Dave (Gantt, Al.) on 05/05/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I too have osteoarthritus Since I have been taking the honey and cinnamon I have had wonderful results that I never had with ANYTHING else I've tried I had a limp for 4 months was taking 10-12 Ibeprophen a day just to walk without so much pain! Since I've been taking it for two weeks my limp has dissapeared and no longer take any nsaids at all- honey and cinnamon has been a GODSEND to me.

I'm not saying everyone will have the same results but if it can just help one more person as much as it has me, I recommend TRY IT OUT

Posted by Jennieo22 (Boise, Id) on 04/02/2011

I'm new to this site. Who is Ted and where is this post?

Diet and Exercise
Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 03/27/2011

Hi Marra, I also had ostheoartritis around your age, mine in the right knee. First I was ok with supplements like shark's fin or wild berry extract, back when I only had problems in Spring and Autumn, no idea why. Then the pain became permanent, especially going up and down stairs and the supplements didn't work anymore. A few doctors told me that I would have to be on strong medication which seems to be quite bad for the stomach for a few years till I was old enough to have a new knee.

Luckily someone advised me to go to a health shop and the doctor tried electrodes. I felt better right away, a week later he did the same again and after that he tried another type, a lot more painful, I must say. But that was almost 6 years ago and so far I have never had pain again! He didn't even charge me anything. Last year we went to Portugal and I went to the shop again to let him know that I am still ok. Will I ever have problems again? I don't know.... But so far so good! So don't lose hope, the answer can be just around the corner!

Diet and Exercise
Posted by Marjorie (Morris, Il) on 03/27/2011
4 out of 5 stars

I agree the only medicine I have tried that even comes close is diet and exercise. I eat a large amount of vegetables, expecially broccoli and stay as active as possible. Activity is what keeps us going.

Manipulative Therapy
Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 01/02/2011

Hi again Mesem, I never tried the sand but the doctor told me that I would have to warm it up in a pan and then put it in a cotton bag (he was going to bring me some from the beach but he never did because then he decided on the other treatment). I have no idea what electrodes he used but I know that he repeated the first ones on the second session and then used others, more painful ones. Here is the name and address of the shop: Alegria & Chaveiro Lda Avenida 25 de Abril 208c - Pontinha. Phone number: 00351 21 478 53 42. It is located near Lisbon, easy access by underground and the doctor did his studies in Cuba where he still goes from time to time.

Manipulative Therapy
Posted by Mesem (Touloon, France) on 01/02/2011

This is really interesting but could you please give more detail about what you did with the sand (sat on beach or heated it in oven, iron sand or silicious?). Also more about electrode treatment? I think other readers would appreciate more detail, even name of health store in Portugal.

Manipulative Therapy
Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, France) on 01/01/2011

I suffered from osteoarthritis years ago. First only in Spring and Autumn and only on my right knee. The pain would go away with some supplements like shark's cartilage or berry supplements. After a few years nothing was helping and I had difficulty going down stairs, also up but less. Other than that I could walk normally and even run. The doctors all told me that there was nothing to be done, I would have to be on medication for a number of years and then have an operation.

I am 53 years old now and have been pain free for 5 1/2 years. How? Someone told me about a health store in Portugal which had a doctor. I went there and he advised me to use hot sand on my knee which was quite troublesome because I never went to the beach. Then he tried some electrodes and told me to go back a week later. Again he tried the same electrodes and after that another kind which hurt quite a bit. The next day I was almost pain free, left for France, spent quite a bit of time in the sun and the pain disappeared. Till today I have never had any knee complaints again! Maybe it comes back but well, I have gained quite a few years! By the way, I was never overweight and am an energetic person but never did too much exercise.

Manipulative Therapy
Posted by Dr Bharti (Lucknow, Up, India) on 12/22/2010

Dear readers,
No other site can be better than earthclinic. Osteo-Arthritis is a disease where apart from pain relief a lot many factors should be considered. First of all it is a degenerative disorder where cartilage is damaged, spurs may be formed, space between the bones forming knee joints may be reduced. Patient suffers excruciating pain, stiffness and disability. As the diseases advances locking, unlocking and rotational movements are also lost. Structures which hold the knee joints also lose their competence. Tendons become less flexible, muscles harden. There are so many options which may temporarily reduce the knee pain. Until structural correction is achieved one cannot get permanent relief in knee joint Osteo-Arthritis.

Manipulative therapy aims at-
Release of chronic tension of muscles, ligaments and tendons forming knees, ankle joints and hip joints. Recalibration of muscles with their relationship, and
Realignment of bones. The following goals are achieved-
Relief in pain
Disability and
Stiffness. Patient may lead healthy life. After the structural correction patient is advised for exercises which may strengthen the muscles. During treatment patient may take pain relief support. In correction very simple tools like straps and ropes are used.

Posted by Lisa (Lafayette, La) on 09/21/2010

To Jasonmchicago: Ted had previously recommended msm for osteoarthritis, and hyaluronic acid for joint pain/degenerative disc disease. My husband has been on Ted's HA remedy for approx 2 1/2 weeks now, and is amazed at how differently he feels. The pain in his body is disappearing from top to bottom. Ted's remedy really works! Order the HA powder from Purebulk (Ted's recommendation, which is why I used it) or just go to the health food store and get the Now brand that is in capsule form, and includes msm in it. Just open the capsules and follow Ted's recipe for mixing it. Look at Purebulk's instruction page on HA, though, to give you specifics Ted does not mention, such as cold water ONLY, mix every few hours to blend the powder with the water, etc. Just follow Ted's actual recipe of ha powder and sea salt (NOT regular salt! BIG difference! ) Anyway, the reason I wanted to write you, though, is to tell you that hubby is going to now start on the msm for a tiny glitch in his back that he wants gone (although he is now saying that it's feeling so much better with just the HA. ) Read Ted's rather long post on HA. Very enlightening.

Posted by Jasonmchicago (Chicago, Il) on 09/20/2010

I'm looking to treat my arthritis with Boron... Any thoughts on how much I should take and also if I should by the magnesium/calcium/boron mix or just plain boron. Any info would be great. Thanks!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Peggy (West Covina, Ca) on 05/21/2010

Hi, Alittlebitsassy, that happened to me to for the first two weeks,your body is detoxifying. I started with ACV for melasma and spider veins. Melasma improved just a little bit, spider veins got better 50% in only one month. I was not feeling anymore pain on the bones and loved the way my skin start looking, but almost quit because of the bad stomaches and feeling bloated. My mom convinced me to wait a little bit and explained what was going on. I don't regret it, I also lost some weight without even dieting and start feeling more energetic. I stopped drinking it just because of being lazy, but I already started again this week.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Salty Waters (Vancouver, Bc, Canada) on 03/25/2010
4 out of 5 stars

I'm very glad I've found this site (Earth Clinic) and I want to thank Ted and everybody who have posted their experiences here for others to read.

Now it's my turn to report mine. I've got good news!

Last year (2009) in July I've built a fence around my yard all by my self. It was quite a hard job for one man show with all the digging, lifting, sawing, and hammering but the job was done in a week or so. That was the beginning of my osteoarthritis pain in my hands - I'm not gonna get into detail how the pain was because the ones who have it know how horrible it is.

Of course I had to wait almost 10 months for a booked appointment with a specialist (rheumathologist) to tell me what I've suspected from the beginning, and what was that for if he didn't have any solution for it.

Here is what I've been doing so far - I've started right after some search and research - and it seems to keep the pain away:

I've stopped consuming dairy products. No milk or cheese, thanks! Got soy! :-)

I've stopped consuming meat and fish. I'll pass thanks! Eat Tofu! It tastes like chicken. :-)

The reason I've stopped consuming the above is because these days these products are no longer safe due to man's mass production GMO everything. I guess I've become a vegetarian but you know what: I guess I like it and it's helping me.

Another thing is: everything I eat now is organic. No more GMO products. And according to my books I'm not spending more money because of that.

I've been using Wild Oregano Oil (10 -12 droplets) mixed with Olive Oil (1 Tablespoon) to rub and massage my hands. Wow what a great way to get rid of the pain. It works so well and almost instantly.

I've been taking the Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda on a glass of water 3 times a day like Ted says for the last 3 months.

I didn't notice much it's effects until a couple weeks ago I added a 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt to the mix and started warming up the water - I've got the idea from the water cure website and I decided to add it to the mix.

Boy, oh, boy... what a difference that made. I could feel in a few minutes it's power in action. It seems like magic. It works great for me!

I've been doing Oil Pulling too. I'm not so sure about this one but I still do it every morning - Where there's a will there's a way!

I'm not saying I'm cured. But for sure it's keeping the pain away! And maybe with the time. Who knows!

A year from now I'll be back here for an update! I hope with better news or if not these ones are still good for me.

Anyhow I hope this can help others too and if so I would be glad to see their experiences posted in this wonderful site.

Black Cherry Juice, ACV, Turmeric
Posted by Tahiti (Pittsburgh, Pa) on 03/25/2010

Hi Goosebeans.Thanks so much for the information. I am suffering with arthritic pain in my knees to the point of not being able to walk much at all anymore. All activities are limited and dependent on how much walking I would have to do. Because of this, I rarely go anywhere anymore. I am do to have arthroscopic surgery in about two weeks. I don't like going to the doctors, taking pills or getting injections. So having surgery would be absolute torture for me. I am going to try your remedy and hope that it will work for me too! Thanks, again!

Black Cherry Juice, ACV, Turmeric
Posted by Goosebeans (Tulsa, Ok) on 03/23/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I have been suffering with osteoarthritis in my knees for years. After much research, I purchased Black Cherry juice concentrate and started taking 1 tbs 2x a day along with 1 tbs apple cider vinegar in 8 oz of water. I also take turmeric capsules 400 mg 3x a day. I am on day 10 and the pain that usually wakes me up at night has disappeared. I still have some stiffness but the pains are gone....nothing short of a miracle for me. I love this website, you guys & gals rock!

Organic Broccoli
Posted by Trish (Dusseldorf, Nrw, Germany) on 02/16/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I tried organic brocolli and it cured my shoulder-arm pain, severe lower back pain and knee pain in 3 days. Every winter I have been suffering from these pains for years. I read the cure posted by G. Michael and since I had some organic brocilli at home I decided to give it a try. I had it raw, one small brocolli head per day and after 3 days the pain is gone!!!! And i have had these pains for years! They come every winter and get better in the summer... I am frankly quite shocked because I was pretty skeptical.

Thanks G. Michael ...may God bless you!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Alittlebitsassy (Langley Bc, Canada) on 01/14/2010
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

I have been taking 1 TB ACV in either 8 oz juice or water 2x daily for the past month now. I have osteoarthritis in both my knees and they ACV has helped immensley with the pain and inflammation. The only problem I have noticed is that I am getting some bad stomach pains and also racing of the heart this past week or so. Has anyone else encountered this problem while taking ACV? Thank you!

Organic Broccoli
Posted by Janice (Coloma, Mi) on 11/16/2009

I'm going to give it a try. My husband has very sore knees. Do you eat it raw? How much?

Organic Broccoli
Posted by Qwer (Delhi, India) on 11/16/2009

osteoarthiritis complete cure & where to find pure black strap molasses, organic broccoli, honey etc., can you send me.

Juicing, Supplements
Posted by Alice (Shingle Springs, Ca, U.S.A.) on 11/07/2009
4 out of 5 stars

Dear Sirs, I have Osteoarthritis, according to my doctor, thought it started in one hand, then wrist, then elbow, shoulder, pelvis and neck one week and moved to the same spots on my left side a week later, I am negative for the RH factor. Anyway, my skin over my knuckles used to be tight like stretched saran, and my fingers were swollen and couldn't make more than a slight "C" shape with them. I started taking juiced greens with red/black grapes with stems, celery, red apples, sometimes ginger root, carrots and red peppers, kale, spinach, cucumbers, cabbage and giving the pulp to my dog for her arthritis. She got well in about 2-3 weeks. I added turmeric with black pepper, boswella serrata pills, maca pills (a peruvian turnip) kelp pills (maca& cruciferous isothiocyanate (sulphoraphane)(active principle) interfere with iodine absorbtion in the thyroid), fish oil (3/da) vit.E(to stabilize),cat's claw pills, Chondroitin sulphate/Glucosamine sulfate pills.safflower blossom tea for IL-1(inflammatory cytokine that interfers with growth factor that maintains joint cartilage, and most recently horsetail tea (silicon) for stiffness which is since starting reduced by half and sage tea for TNF-alpha (promotes inflammation). Swelling and almost all pain and most stiffness and skin is normal, almost make a fist, still researching remaining factors to be addressed. Dog also gets boiled pigs feet for chondroitin sugars while I am seeking fresh turmeric to use because it has higher levels of volatile oils which block COX2 (inflammatory mediator)- also blocked by ginger root. I occassionaly take 1 tsp baking soda in 2 cups water. May start eating boiled beef feet broth for my chondroitins etc. I also had plantar fasciitis but it went away. I originally got the safflower tea for sore mouth from the IL-1 in my periodontal condition, then I found out it was involved in arthritis also.

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