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.
Magnesium for Heberden's Nodes / Osteoarthritis
For the past few years, I've been developing bumps on the top bony joints of both index fingers. In my research I've discovered they appear to be Heberden's Nodes – they're bony swellings that form on your hands as a result of osteoarthritis. And they make using that finger or fingers incredibly painful. Starting earlier this spring the one on my left hand was really bothering me, couldn't use it, had to be conscious of not using it for anything or the pain would shoot through me. (ever try to function without your index fingers? it's very challenging).
In the last few months, I've also been getting foot cramps in the middle of the night. Wake-up-cry-out-loud-foot/toe-twisting foot cramps. (I know, I need to drink more water too).
For foot cramps, I use magnesium oil for almost immediate relief. I also use magnesium oil on my legs for my restless legs. In an effort to be proactive in the last few weeks I've been rubbing magnesium lotion on my feet and massaging them for a few minutes each night before bed. I found this great lotion that's cocoa butter with magnesium oil. Or I use my MSM lotion and mix it with my spray mag oil. Like a lightbulb going on the other day, I realized my finger hasn't hurt me in a few weeks. Hasn't hurt AT ALL. Magnesium to the rescue....
AGAIN. I use it for so many things, I don't know how people can live without it. I hope everyone tries it, it has so many uses. I wasn't even using it on purpose for my fingers, but I got results as a side effect of trying to fix my feet. Sweet!
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
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
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.
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)
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
(Tustin, California Usa)
(Montebello, Ca, Usa)
(Tustin, California Usa)
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.
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.
Approximately 12 years ago I was suffering with osteoarthritis in both of my knees. The Lord guided me to switch from eating regular broccoli to organic broccoli. I had been eating broccoli daily because I like it so much. After eating steamed organic broccoli daily for one month the arthritis in my knees vanished and has never returned. Praise The Lord!
Subsequently, the Lord has sent scores of individuals into my path who also had osteoarthritis and He had me give my testimony about this wonderful remedy and person after person has reported the same wonderful results by doing the organic broccoli. Some of those got rid of their arthritis in one or two weeks. Praise The Lord!
I am writing a book on natural cures that the Lord has guided me to write. About 4 years ago I was watching Gary Null on P.B.S. talk about the value of eating organic foods. It seemed reasonable to do since organic foods aren't sprayed with pesticides and also, the soil is richer becuase of the rotation of crops and not using chemicals in the soil. So, I decided to start eating organic broccoli every day. Also ,at that time I had osteoarthritis in both of my knees. I was already eating regular broccoli so it was easy for me to make the switch. A month later after eating the organic broccoli daily, my two sore knees were no longer sore. Praise The Lord! I started telling everyone who had sore joints about this marvelous treatment. It didn't matter what joints were involved, the broccoli would get rid of the pain. I have a friend who told me that she had two very sore ankles for about a year for which her doctor had prescribed pain medication but the pain medication didnt work. I told her about the broccoli and before she tried it she asked her doctor what he thought about eating organic broccoli to get rid of her pain. He rediculed the idea. She decided to ignore his reaction and do the broccoli. Three days later, the pain the gone. Praise The Lord! Also, her husband had two sore shoulders and he was skeptical about the broccoli getting rid of her pain. But after he saw the quick results for her he decided to do the broccoli. Within a short time his shoulers were pain-free.
(Dusseldorf, Nrw, Germany)
Osteoarthritis: I hate the taste of borax and started substituting with Pau d'arco (Taheebo) tea. This also kills microbes, parasites. It is also good for inflammation and pain. I am on my 2nd week but have not gotten a cure. I take 2 boron supplements a day.
I would give the borax another try if it is going to cure my osteoarthritis. I have it bad in the back of my knees. The arthritis is in about every joint, my feet, ankles, knees, hands, fingers and wrists. Ouch!! My question is, can I expect to have a cure using this tea, since in the original article by Rex Newnham (?) is that correct spelling? any way he said if you do not want to use borax that you could use something else that kills the microbes etc. Someone please advise.
I take (1) tablespoon of turmeric, (1) teaspoon of ginger and (1) teaspoon of cinnamon with a pinch of black pepper daily for joint pain. I also take 1 tablespoon of cod liver oil daily. It takes about 6 weeks but your pain will go away. its excellent and really works!
The doctors after x-raying my knees told me that I have oestoarthirits and said that the bones in my knees are rubbing each other recommended a knee replacement. I did not want that. I started my own treatment of massaging my own urine on both my knees. I would daily massage about 200 ml of my urine when I go to bed and wash away the next morning. After about 40 days i went to another orthopedic doctor and he x-rayed me and he said that I don't have oestoarthirits and my knees are 10 years younger than my real age of 70. I would not have to do a knee surgery for the next five years. The x-ray showed about half inches gap between the bones in both knees. I told him i still have knee pain. He said that it was due to arthritis. I am posting this for people who are suffering from OA.
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?
(America, New York)