Natural Remedies

Chronic Pain Remedies

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by JO ANN (CLEARWATER, FLORIDA) on 07/23/2005
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Posted by Reem (Karachi, Pakistan)
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I have used turmeric as a joint pain remedy and it has always worked for me. I usually take 1 tsp in hot milk and it relieves all forms of body pains, joint pains.

Posted by Bill (Califon, NJ)
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I have had severe knee and lower leg pain for over one year. All the doctors say my knees have normal wear and tear but they always hurt and especially at night. I took 1600 mg of turmeric (800 x2 day) and after about six weeks the pain almost all gone and flexibility is returning.

Dietary Suggestions
Posted by Netta (acupuncturist) (Greenland, NH)
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The dietary factors which most negatively impact Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis are coffee and caffeine, refined sugar and milk products. I've seen significant improvement in my patients who are willing to alter their diets alone. Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs and JMT treatment can greatly help, even alleviate the symptoms.

Valerian Root
Posted by Caroline (Nyssa) on 11/06/2022
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I fell 5 ft off of a ladder on my buttocks. I was in excruciating pain. My x-ray revealed a compression fracture. My chiropractor recommended icing and ibuprofen 4X daily. After a week and a half my stomach could no longer handle the ibuprofen. I was in too much pain to sleep so I took some Valerian Root. It was like a miracle.....I slept all night and woke the next morning with very little pain!

Rocking Chair Therapy
Posted by Samantha (NY) on 09/22/2022

What is a BSM?

EC: Blackstrap Molasses

DMSO, Castor Oil
Posted by Linda (Ireland ) on 02/10/2022
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Bought dmso for my sore shoulder, I dont know why it was sore but I couldn't lift my arm above my head and it was starting to hurt even without movement, so earth clinic suggested dmso and castor oil.

1 application and after a rash, itch and a little discomfort the pain went from 9 out of 10 to like a 2.....i love herbs and old remedies and would definitely recommend this

Horsetail and Solomon's Seal Tinctures
Posted by Felicia J. (Tennessee) on 10/06/2021

Hi Ron,

Now that it's been 2 months since your last comment, do your knees feel like they have been healed? Thanks.

Coconut Oil and Celtic Sea Salt
Posted by Sara (The Beaches) on 01/21/2021

How much salt?

Epsom Salt Soak, Hot and Cold Therapy
Posted by Alex (New Bern, Nj) on 11/13/2018
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I injured my wrist. Couldn't say how, but it hurts. After 2 weeks, I went to the dr and had an xray, not broken. He said use a brace, hot/cold, and have to wait it out. Well, now it's 3 weeks later and it hurts worse than it did when I went to the Dr .I have been wearing a brace constantly except when washing, applying heat/cold periodically (can't while at work), soaking in epsom salts 2x/day and avoiding using it. What else can I do? Should I apply dmso? I have it on hand. I noticed overnight that now it has something rubbing in there if I flex my fingers (which are not held stationary by the brace). I think the dr didn't take it seriously since the first thing he asked was what was I taking for it. I don't take pain killers since I had an ulcer in the past and don't want to start that again.

Ginger Tea
Posted by Joann M. (Ohio) on 07/18/2018
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I drink ginger tea every day. It helps with pain in my arms and back. I have a calcium deposit that is killing me on my left wrist. I am going to try the apple cider vinegar and magnesium.

Turmeric Pain Paste
Posted by Michael J. (In) on 09/27/2017 2 posts

I was curious about turmeric, Can you make your own at home?

Does it really help ease pain? I know you can buy the pills but they are so expensive.

Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 12/28/2016

Hi Emma. That is very interesting. Would you kindly tell us how much and how often you take these supplements? Thank you. Cheers, Michael

Posted by Art (California ) on 12/29/2016 1570 posts

In reply to Emma (Centralia, Illinois), Those sound like great results from taking serrapeptase! Could you share with us what brand you used and how much and how often you took it? Thank you. Art

Olive Leaf
Posted by Todayishine (Heavenbound) on 09/18/2015
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Let me tell you just take it and see what it can do for you. By E C writer suggestion I was taking it to strengthen my hair. When the olive leaf extract arivived I was not feeling quite to well. I had a pain on one hip and it was now starting on the other side. This pain was only there about two days when product arrived. I took a capsule 400mg in the morning and evening. The pain left right away. ln the middle of the day it tried to come back, but when I got home I took the second capsules and the pain has not returned. I will tell you this carry water with you the Olive leaf extract made me desert thirsty. It is like taking a water pill so be ready to run. I can say it healed before I knew what was wrong.

I just want to suggest that you read up on Olive Leaf and start with a low dose oleuropein percentage, I ordered a low dose by accident. it was 400 mg Olive Leave but about 1 percent oleuropein. Don't laugh, it worked. The strong dose is 20 percent oleuropein - work your way up. Oleuropein is what they say is the healing agent in Olive Leaf. You can aways by the liquid and start off with a few drops at a time to avoid a negative experience.

Boswella, Yucca, Rhodiola Supplement
Posted by Twiggy (Zimbabwe ) on 08/19/2015

Good morning, I am writing from Zimbabwe.

There is a craze going around our small town over some pills called "Gout Cocktail"

They include boswella/yucca/napanol/bromelian/rhodiola

We are mostly elderly people in a complex suffering from all sorts of aches and pains. I thought I would write and ask if you know of this cocktail mixture. People who are taking it swear that in a very short space of time their pains have gone! I have procured a bottle of pills today, and looking them up saw your site. Will start taking them and let you know how it goes. I would be interested if you know of them.

Kind regards,

Twiggy Martin

Anti-inflammatory Turmeric Elixir
Posted by Avielle ( Santa Clara, Ca) on 04/16/2015

Many thanks Om. I feel doing the things you've shared will greatly benefit my overall health and well being. Blessings to you!

Anti-inflammatory Turmeric Elixir
Posted by Avielle ( Santa Clara, Ca) on 04/15/2015

I agree about the transdermal magnesium, and have been using it for a couple of years. Magnesium saturated baths are my favorite. I believe most any and every one will greatly benefit from more magnesium. Your other suggestions are new to me... and they sound wonderful! I'm only wishing I had someone who could do the oiling for me! (wink) Is the idea of oiling to incorporate a self massage? I'm envisioning a Swedish style with long brisk upward strokes. Should the amla and turmeric be added to the oil for oiling, or should we take it internally? Is the exfoliation done dry / before bathing, or wet / after soaking? Sorry for all the questions!

Anti-inflammatory Turmeric Elixir
Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 04/15/2015

Avielle from Santa Car, CA ---

When you use MahaNarayan Oil, other items are not necessary. But with plain sesame oil one could include Amala and or Turmeric at special times. Both these are also taken internally as you know. Honey is also a help with bitter meds.

For exfoliation it seems best after a bath and then showering. It is great for skin care and circulation. For self massage you could use also circular method with long strokes along the legs, for example. Doesn't everybody like a full massage . It is heavenly.

Amala can be included in shampoos. Wait a while when you are doing something else, then rinse.

I take both Amala and Turmeric at least twice a week to keep tissue elastic and for the many benefits. But as for all regimens one should introduce a week's pause as Ted on EC also suggests. But as in foods, I take it every time it is called for.

I hope I have answered your questions and I wish you the enjoyment of radiant health.

Namaste, Om

Anti-inflammatory Turmeric Elixir
Posted by Avielle ( Santa Clara, Ca) on 04/12/2015

Lots of great info in all of your posts, Om. Thank you. Could you possibly share which MahaNarayan oil you use? I think I have excess vata, as it shows up as dry skin, keratin plugged follicles and aching legs (poor circulation?). I'd like to give the oil a try. Thanks!

Anti-inflammatory Turmeric Elixir
Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 04/12/2015

Avielle, Santa Clara, CA ---

I am glad you found the post useful. For vitiated vata, regular oiling with MahaNarayan oil, or if not available, pure cold pressed sesame oil . You could enquire in an Indian grocery store or find a wholesaler (which I have done) that sells Ayurvedic meds, or online. MahaNaryan oil is sesame oil with added minerals. So if you use that, always shake the bottle as the minerals collect at the bottom. I have used this for many years as Vata constitution requires oiling regularly to keep skin youthfull and soft. For plugged pores etc. always do exfoliation with oatmeal, turmeric and a little coconut oil to hold it together. I myself do UT (urine theraphy) externally and internally and my skin is perfect.

The things I do for legs in particular, is hydro therapy. Before bed fill a tall bucket with cold water and do water treading for at least two minutes. Do not dry and put on warm socks and you will sleep well. This sees to good blood circulation. Your legs will warm up while covered by the bedding. Also remember to water tread up to at least half of your calves.

Do oiling as often as you can as this also addresses circulation and helps with good quality sleep and improved skin.

Both turmeric with some oil and Amala (vit C) do marvellous things for health especially since Turmeric nourishes muscles and ligaments in particular beside numerous other benefits.

While Ayurveda always works with the individual doshas, once one reaches fifty, the major treatment will be for vata.

Overriding all these treatments is topical application (transdermal) of Magnesium oil which seems to be the underlying cause for all the twitches, etc. Which is a real art to fit all this in.

I hope this is not too overwhelming. All the best.

Namaste, Om

Anti-inflammatory Turmeric Elixir
Posted by Marcin (Toronto, Canada) on 04/13/2015

I also benefit from this information. Thank you.

Yesterday I luckily found a small bottle of Mahanarayan oil in an Indian grocery store. I have also been massaging my head with sesame and castor oil. I am also going to try almond oil.

I am also looking for Yograj or Kaishore guggulu. If not available, maybe I will try Boswellia-Shallaki.

Bill's Remedies
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 03/28/2014
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About a month ago I got out of bed one morning and couldn't walk very well. There was a continual dull pain in my upper left hip area that turned into a shooting pain whenever I tried to walk. It was quite painful and, much more annoying, prevented me from going on my walks every day.

I had a think and then took the following supplements:

A decoction of Makabuhay (Tinospora cordifolia) -- Also known as Gudduchi in Ayurvedic medicine. Took it to get rid of the pain -- worked a treat as usual. This is the best remedy I have for any inflammation or pain problems in the tissues. Half a glass of the decoction, with water and fresh fruit juice, twice a day. Very bitter.

Alpha Lipoic Acid (300 mgs twice a day with food)-- To heal any nerve problems.

Lugol's iodine -- 8 drops a day to kill any involved pathogens. Also helps to heal bone problems like osteoporosis.

MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) -- To heal tissues problems and to reduce pain and inflammation. One teaspoon (5 grams) a day.

Brewer's Yeast -- One tablespoon a day to heal the nerves.

Borax (1/4 tspn per day in water) -- To kill any pathogens involved in any arthritic or rheumatic problems. Also balances hormones and removes fluoride from the body.

Magnesium Oil (sat solution of magnesium chloride) -- 10 drops twice a day to help heal bone/tissue problems.

This is how I took the supplements.

Took the Makabuhay first thing in the morning and last thing at night on its own. This remedy was free from my own garden.

Mixed Borax, MSM and Sodium Bicarbonate(1/2 tspn) in a large glass of water. Taken once a day. Sipped this throughout the day. Occasionally added magnesium oxide(1/4 tspn) to this mix for higher alkalinity. Taken outside mealtimes.

Drank lots of water.

Took Magnesium oil, Brewer's Yeast and ALA at mealtimes with a glass of water. If I got the ALA burning sensation after a meal -- I just took a glass of sodium bicarb with water (1/2 hour after the meal) which would get rid of this problem in minutes.

Lugol's Iodine -- 8 drops a day in a glass of water outside mealtimes on its own.

This protocol has worked well and the pain in my damaged hip has all but gone now but I'll be staying on this protocol for another month at least just to make sure.

Bill's Remedies
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 03/31/2014

Hi Dave...I always appreciate comments and new ideas -- thanks for your input.

Well, my strange hip problem appears to be rapidly receding. I seems to be clear of the shooting pains now although the compression feeling in the left hip region is still there(but fading too). I doubled my dose of Organic Brewer's Yeast a couple of days ago to two tablespoons and this seems to have greatly helped. Brewer's Yeast contains all sorts of other heavyweight nutrient goodies besides the B vitamins including Selenium, Coenzyme Q10 and beta glucan. And Brewer's Yeast is cheap as well as natural.

I also sometimes get the leg cramps that you mention -- at night mostly -- and I know that this problem for me is mainly due to a lack of potassium/magnesium. I usually get the leg cramps after taking turpentine or Makabuhay(Tinospora cordifolia) because these two protocols have diuretic action -- they remove water and minerals from the body and I always forget to add minerals into these protocols.

I always read your comments on using Colloidal Silver. This is a most useful protocol for any blood infections like you have said. I haven't been able to find any CS in the Philippines yet but I will probably be buying some again off the internet soon. For now, I just rely on nutrients like Lugol's Iodine, Methylene Blue, Borax, Hydrogen Peroxide, Turpentine, DMSO etc against the various different types of blood born infections.

I am also looking to start taking enemas regularly for the first time and have been studying them recently. The reason for this new interest is that I have seen the amazing benefits and results -- first hand -- on the autism site that I'm involved with at the moment. The kids are taking enemas on a daily basis and their health is undoubtedly improving rapidly. The coffee enema is a must to clear out all the poisons from my liver and body. Then there is the soda enema, the milk and salt enema(gets rid of excess mucus from the intestines), the MMS enema(parasites), the Iodine enema, the turpentine enema(with soap) etc -- I expect to be having hours of fun experimenting with my new enema kit and Lord only knows what sort of "rust" is going to come tumbling out of my old back pipe...!!

Bill's Remedies
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 03/31/2014

Hello again Bill,

Thank you for the update on the "hip" issue.

About the enemas .... Dr. Nick Gonzales (MD) in Manhattan, the renowned cancer doctor, has enemas as a major part of his anti cancer protocol. That comes from his mentor under whom he studies; Dr William Kelley (who was a dentist but developed Dr Beard's ideas about the use of the enzyme "pancreatin"...). But his are all coffee enemas so interesting the many variations you are going to use. Looking forward to the outcome.

Your student,


Light Therapy for Pain
Posted by Gertal (Ala) on 03/26/2014

I just read about a study using red light therapy for pain. I would be interested in this. What is red light and how do I use it? When I google it, I get results for the other kind of red-light (as in working women), not what I wanted.

Light Therapy for Pain
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 03/26/2014

Hello Gertal,

About light therapy...

Under Earth Clinic's "Remedies" list...go to Blue Glass and Sunlight Therapy ... the EC information is from a book and is absolutely fascinating...Maybe that will answer your question.

Shooting Pain Remedies
Posted by Al (Bama) on 12/31/2013

When I cough or sneeze, I get a shooting/stabbing pain along my inner thigh. What would cause this? Thx

Severe Pain Remedies
Posted by Gillian (Andalusa Spain) on 09/29/2013

Thanks Mama to Many, great name. I will try your suggestions, however whenever I drink vinegar it makes me feel incredibly sick; is there an alternative to that? Also I don't have diarreah, just loose stools. Is the remedy you suggested good any way? Thanks SO MUCH. Gillian

Severe Pain Remedies
Posted by Gillian (Andalulsa Spain) on 09/29/2013

Hi Mama to Many, one other question. I am super sensitive to any thing sweet I avoid all sugars and even really sweet fruits. I am horrifically addicted to sugar so I am concernd about taking molasses, is there another option, I also do not want to get candida again and if I do take it can I put it in water to take away the sweetness? Thanks.

Foot Pain Remedies
Posted by Betsy (Va) on 08/16/2013

I get a cramping feeling in my toes, last 3 on one foot, like they're gonna spasm. and I get pains on the sides of my feet, on the outsides. Don't know what to do, it hobbles me when I get up but gets better during the day.

Chronic Ankle Pain Remedies
Posted by Kerry (Boston, Ma) on 08/14/2013

Dear Earth Clinic, My sister deals with chronic ankle pain. She has had this pain since she was 5 or 6, and has been to specialists numerous times, tried chiropractics, massage and reiki, with no positive effects. She did find short term relief from acupuncture (up to 2 days). She wore a brace for years, which did help but she ended up with significant muscle loss from it. About a year ago, she had a pretty major exploratory surgery with a specialist and they cleaned out debris, but did not find any major defect. The last year has been good, with very limited pain, until recently. The pain seems to be back full-force and it is so extreme she can not sleep. It hurts all the time, but the worst is sleeping and driving.

Up to this point, she has been able to resist pain killers, and I think she is pretty dedicated to living without them, but we are concerned that the pain will be too much as time goes on. She is now only 26.

With all that said, I am looking for some alternative options (more alternative then the avenues mentioned above). We have spoken about doing a cleanse (probably the Master Cleanse/lemonade diet), which we did once before and really liked. I would be interested in dietary suggestions, remedies, alternative doctors and anything else people think may be applicable. Thank you very much!

Chronic Ankle Pain Remedies
Posted by Kathy (Cal) on 08/14/2013

You might want to try something called EFT... Google it!

Rubbing Alcohol, Aspirin, Epsom Salts
Posted by Gillian (Andalusa, Spain) on 10/08/2013

Hi, thanks for the tips. I got mag oil and diluted it with water half and half, but when I sprayed it on the painful area, it made the pain worse.

I have taken epsom salt baths; it helps a little not much. How much epsom do you use?

I am also having bad digestive problems. My lower abdomen feels acidy and a bit painful, it is keeping me awake at night. My belly feels distended and bloated. Yesterday I had a short bout of diareah kind of dark gray watery and undigested food. I belch alot and also fart a alot.

I had taken tincture of oregano oil for low grade infection and I heard that it is very hard on the stomache.

I have been taking coconut oil, high doses of vit b, vit c and vitamin d. Any other ideas?

Thanks. Gillian