Pain
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Chronic Pain Remedies

Vitamin C
Posted by Barbara (Portland, OR) on 12/06/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I started taking high doses of Vitamin C to help ward off a cold virus. For the past several weeks I took 5-10 grams of Vitamin C. I noticed my knee pain disappeared. I am a runner/cross country skier who has virtually stopped these activities due to pain in my right knee. For 7 years I have tried glucosamine, calcium, MSM, and NSAIDs. I don't like taking NSAIDS. However, the other remedies did not relieve the pain and inflammation .Therefore, I have been tolerating the pain and have discontinued using NSAIDS. I was very surprised to find that the Vitamin C use correlated with complete pain relief and reduction of inflammation. So I stopped the C for a week and the pain returned. I have resumed the C and the pain is gone again.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Cecilia (Strongsville, OH) on 06/16/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I have had chronic lower back pain for years and after taking AVC twice daily for a month I have noticed a drastic difference. I was restricted in activities and now I can do just about everything. While at the doctor's I also found out that my blood pressure dropped from 124/80 to 116/68. In January, 2006 I was diagnosed with acid reflux, which resulted with pills every day. Since taking the AVC I haven't had to take any medication for the acid reflux. I believe it has also helped with my allergies. This really is a miracle cure.


Ginger Root
Posted by Hugo (E Freetown, MA) on 02/27/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I WAS ON A DIET SO I MADE LITE CANDIED GINGER SLICES TO SUPRESS APPETITE. I WAS ALSO SUFFERING FROM SEVERE SCIATICA AND BACK SPASMS. AFTER A WEEK BOTH DISAPPEARED. IT WAS BY ACCIDENT THAT I DISCOVERED THE TOTAL RELIEF OF LOWER BACK PROBLEMS. I AM 64 YRS OLD. I HAVE DISCONTINUED GINGER AND MY BACK HAS BEEN PAIN FREE.


Hamstring Stretches
Posted by Penny (USA) on 02/03/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I was handicapped and not able to walk much for 12 years until I found out that my hamstrings needed stretching. Doesn't matter how messed up the back is, it will not refer pain to back of knees or bottoms of feet or likely even to sciatica, if the hamstrings are super stretched. So now I dance! No more crutches and wheelchairs and pain meds! Yogis don't get strokes and high blood pressure and all this other nonsense, but then they also probably don't take in any partially hydrogenated oils (i.e. plastic sticking to arteries) or MSG (poison that makes you fat) or NutraSweet and sucralose (poisons) either..

One kind of hamstring stretch that should not harm the back is when you are on a curb outside and you hang off it from the front part of the foot, or when you lie on your back with a towel around your feet (these are lower back protective). I wake up and throw my leg on the back of the couch or a high bar stool or bathroom counter and begin stretching all kinds of ways from that position, but I have been doing it for a long time, and also stretch the inner thing that way. When I sit here at the desk, I throw one leg at a time up on the desk and reach for my feet, but people need to work up to what works for lower back support in each case. and YES yoga!!!

If we can merely stretch the back the six directions any way we can (rest always between the twist directions), then put some traction (I'm thinking of buying a swing to hang from the hips, but now I get traction from back of couch (breathing deeply) with palms on it after stretching, and if we go upside down regularly, even shoulder stand is enough, just think how many pains we will save ourselves! (One stretch is feet together, arms high and straight and hands touching like a steeple and a straight stretch to the side, hold for count of 10 (breathe). It's hard to do much stretching in the morning before movement has taken place or when it's very cold.

No artificial sweeteners (not even splenda) NO trans fats, and no MSG along with stretched hamstrings and lots of water, I doubt people would age badly or lose memory or get strokes, even doing the minimal amount of stretching. Yoga is enough even for osteoporosis, I heard. And it wouldn't hurt to question the calcium rule of thumb, as it appears Magnesium needs to be much higher. I can send the formula, if you like, though it's a matter of opinion. Stores now carry it both ways. I never did the huge calcium to half magnesium ration and my sisters got the arthritis by my age, not me, and I am not active enough, I admit. The extra calcium running around the body is a bad thing. This is something people can research for themselves.

Here's what I was told, 600 elemental magnesium, preferably, if possible, the citrate maleate, 450 elemental calcium citrate, and 400 units of D (not more D than this). Researching the occasional Vit. K once a week for bones might be good to do for oneself too. I take that, but one must research, as I think it thins the blood a little, but is supposed to help with osteoporosis.

One more..... memory is not lost if one does the shoulder stand to replenish the 180,000 miles or so of capillaries in the brain, nor does hair go grey. Some have had it grow back in brown or grow back period, and it's good for wrinkles, organ flushing (due to new positions of organs) and insomnia and constipation.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Tony (St. Louis, Mo.) on 01/30/2006
5 out of 5 stars

Apple cider vinegar has helped my arthritis that was extreme in my back. I still have stiffness in my back, but the pain is gone after taking it for two weeks. It has also helped me lose some weight as long as I take it a few minutes before I eat. Although it is nasty as all get-out, it really works.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Theresa (FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA) on 01/26/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I have had 6 sets of facet injections in my spine, cortisone injections in hips and back between procedures, tendonitis in left foot and leg. For years I was sick of paying for pain meds that almost caused an addiction for apx. 1 1/2 months. I researched natural home remedies for my pains, apple cider vinegar came up I tried it and after 12 years of living in pain, I have no more pain, thank GOD. and no addiction to it, I take the pill form, and my acid reflux went away and no more hiatal hernia


Ginger Root
Posted by Suzanne (USA) on 01/18/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I recently sent you feedback about ginger. I have been taking it in capsule form daily now for approximately 2 months. It seems to act as a pain-killer. The relief I get is tremendous and most of the time i am completely pain-free from Arthritis and Osteoporosis of the spine. I recommended it to a friend in the US. Here are his replies in two e-mails.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by George (Fairfield, CA) on 10/21/2005
5 out of 5 stars

I have a back problem and it got even worse when an employee that I work with pushed me from behind and I found myself on the floor in pain. Good thing there was nothing broken but it left me with a terrible back pain. I could hardly walk and if I do, it would be like a slow motion picture. I was downing anti-inflammatory 3x a day, but the doctor only recommends 2x a day. I really don't care at that time. I was also taking tylenol around 12 tabs a day plus a muscle relaxant. None of it work or if it did, it would only provide very little relief which is close to nothing. Then a friend of mine mentioned ACV and I remembered my mom telling me about that about 2 and a half decades ago. I went to the internet and found this site. I thought I would give it a try. Nothing to lose on my part, but everything to gain. The first couple of days of taking ACV, it really didn't do anything for me. But on the third day, I felt a tremendous change. My pain was almost gone. I want to mention that on the second day, I didn't stick to the 3x a day regimen for ACV. I think I drank ACV at least 7 times (3 tablespoons each dose) for the second day. When I felt my pain was almost gone, I went back to my 3 times a day. And up to now, I am still taking ACV. And I am only taking half a pill of my medication for the whole day. This miracle happen in a span of 3 days. It was like a birthday present to me coz the third day was my actual birthday and I was able to entertain friends that came over. ACV is a true natural miracle. Thanks to ACV I once again have my life back. Thanks to my mom also for just being mom.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Yvonne (Philadelphia, PA) on 10/12/2005
5 out of 5 stars

I have been drinking ACV to help with the pain I have received from Sciatica and it did seem to help. Do you have any suggestions about the natural thing to do about that type of pain?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Emma (Texas) on 05/05/2017

Sciatica is the name of the pain. It does not indicate why the pain is happening. Sciatica can be due to subluxation, slipped disks, tumor, tendinitis, hip upslip, sprained ankle and the list goes on. Only way you will know what to do for the pain is thru trial and error. Same way docs try to see why it is happening. Trial and error


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Camille (Middletown VA) on 10/06/2005
5 out of 5 stars

I have a weather map on my hip! I was surprised to come out of my house and have 2 inches of rain at my feet, and not know we had rain coming................ can it be the apple cider vinegar, (which I've only used for a week), is taking that annoying pain away, when bad weather is coming? YEAH!



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