Natural Remedies

Chronic Pain Remedies

Coconut Oil
Posted by Catherine (Wellington, New Zealand) on 08/10/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Lately I have been experiencing nasty pain down each side of my legs, coupled with chronic lower back pain I was hobbling around in misery. Came to Earth Clinic and read one of the posts about Coconut Oil being used for pain relief, I was sceptical but desperate so I used about a teaspoonful and rubbed into my lower back and the residue down my hips thighs and calves. I lay down after this thinking how can oil fix pain ?.. Within 5 minutes I was pain free!! It did'nt last past a couple of hours so I renewed the application. Same result. So far I have been rubbing in the coconut oil for three days and the effects are lasting longer each time. I am totally convinced. When I told a friend of mine who comes from the Maldives, she said it was used extensively there for massage. If you are hurting try it!! Be well and thank you Earth Clinic

Coconut Oil
Posted by Catherine (Wellington, New Zealand) on 08/14/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I said I used a teaspoonful of coconut oil, but that is a heaped spoon of hard oil. (it's always hard in this climate except for a couple months in summer) Measurement was probably closer to a tablespoon of liquid oil. I am still using it, just night and morning gently rubbed into any hurting bits. Great stuff!!

Apple Cider Vinegar, Borax, Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Esprit64 (North Yarmouth, Maine Usa) on 08/07/2011
1 out of 5 stars

I am experiencing increasing bone/joint/muscle pain and stiffness. I've tried the remedies borax, ACV, H202 ingestion--I'm seeing no progress. Can anyone share their experiences with similar symptoms--what they learned, what they did to resolve the problem? Thanks.

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field
Posted by Randall (Pioneertown, Caifornia Usa) on 05/20/2011

can anyone tell me if they have used a PEMF machine and if so... what benefits did you get from it.

Posted by Roger (Colorado Springs, Colorado) on 05/12/2011
5 out of 5 stars

When I was 62 or 63, I used to get these intense pangs of pain that would last for about 10 seconds and then fade and then come back in 2 or 3 minutes. I would try to watch television, and it was INTENSE. Rebounding took it away. Rebounding does something wonderful. And when I am too tired to go to the gym, and I can at least rebound. I am 65 years old.

Posted by Gurv (Jaipur, India) on 12/19/2011

Yes sir, I am totally agree with you. If you want to resolve the mystry of Spine pain (back Pain), you must know the reason behind that pain and origin of pain. It will definetely help you in get rid from the back pain faster. Thank you for sharing such informative post.

Turmeric, Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Mitch (Gatineau, Quebec Canada) on 10/16/2010
5 out of 5 stars

My 85 year old mom has been suffering excruciating pain due to shingles (along the nerve on the back of her leg to her waist) for the past 3 weeks. The pain was unbearable and she could not sleep at all because of the pain. I could no longer bear to watch her suffer so much so I looked up this site and found turmeric and apple cider vinegar. I made 00 capsules filled with tumeric and gave her 2 capsules before going to bed last night and mixed ACV with 1 tbsp honey and made her drink it. When I came to see her this morning, she said that it was the first night she had not felt any pain in the last 3 weeks. She has become a believer in natural remedies and so have I. Thanks to everyone for your testimonies.

General Feedback
Posted by Charlotte (Oxford, United Kingdom) on 09/23/2009

This website is great, thank you all so much for your comments and advice - without it I'd be in a lot of pain. The baking soda trick does work for me most of the time - but some days the pain does creep back. I find driving quite painful if I'm driving on a bumpy road - I try and drive as slowly as possible without annoying other drivers but it's not always possible. Does anyone else get this? I have ordered some cayenne and ginger capsules and I'm looking forward to trying those. The trouble with this condition, for me, is that every day is different. One day I can feel really fine - 9 out of 10 and the next day I'm back to 3 out of 10. Sometimes it's not obvious to me what I've done to make things worse. It makes it hard for my family because they never know what sort of mood I'll be in when they get home! I try and stay positive but it's sometimes really hard to snap out of a "feeling sorry for myself" mood.

Please keep all the advice coming - it is such a help and I hope that one day I'll be able to offer some helpful advice myself!

EC: Hi Charlotte, would you please tell us what ailment you are treating? Rheumatoid Arthritis? Fibromyalgia? Thanks!

Coconut Oil
Posted by Gramma (Raymond, Alberta, Canada) on 09/13/2009
5 out of 5 stars

My husband and I use coconut oil as a rub for aches and pains. Hubby had his right shoulder replaced 10 years ago and coconut oil keeps him pain free. I need back surgery but am too old so I use coconut oil to relieve pain. We also use it to rub arthritic knees, hips, elbows and hands. We were in Majuro for 18 months five years ago and were introduced to coconut oil by the natives when I stepped onto a red ant pile and was severely bitten all over my legs. Instant relief from coconut oil. We don't measure, we just scoop out a little and rub it on. It has to be 100% pure coconut oil to work.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Beezer (Nassau, NY) on 07/27/2009

I have used ACV for 4 days now, 3 x daily as I read on your site. I do not see any difference in my hip or body pain so far. Is it too early or should I try something else. The pain keeps me up at night alot, and I have trouble walking. Help

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda, Borax
Posted by Magda (Secunda, South Africa) on 07/13/2009 4 posts
4 out of 5 stars

2 Years ago I went for a flu shot. The day after that I was in severe pain, (I could not walk) but only in the right side of my body. My muscles are in constant spasm from my neck, shoulder, upper arm, ribs, back muscle, my hip, buttock, knee and lower leg. No pain medication seems to work. Some days it feels if there is bubbles under my skin and also sharp pains in head and shoulder. I also suffer from severe IBS and insomnia.

The docters here diagnosed me with fibromyalgia and I am tested positive for the Epstein barr virus.

No medications seems to work. I came across earth clinic's site and started with the apple cider, baking soda and borax mixture and although it is only 4 day now, the pain is a bit better.The only side effect that I noticed is puffy eyes.

Otherwise I am in good health.

I would like to find out if there is anything that you can recommend.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda, Borax
Posted by Joyce (Joelton, Tn) on 07/13/2009 510 posts

Hello Magda,

Sorry you are having so much trouble for so long, but you are not the first person I have read about who developed Epstein Bar Virus following a flu shot. Consider yourself lucky that you aren't paralyzed.

With that said, beware of getting unnecessary vaccinations in the future, especially when the unwanted side effects can be worse than the mild disease it could cause! Epstein Bar is a virus and for any virus, I would be trying (for adults-reduce for children) 2 grams of L-lysine and l gram of vitamin C every 4 hours until all symtptoms are gone.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda, Borax
Posted by Lou (Tyler, Tx) on 04/03/2015

Someone posted that coconut capsules are good for Epstein-Barr. Soothes the spleen.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Lisa (Thousand Oaks, CA) on 01/28/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Hi I just wanted to say that I have experienced a lot of physical pain, especially hip pain. Am always trying to find relief. MSM is amazing but I have tried ACV to some success. I started working with H2O2 about five days ago and am finding amazing relief. According to my Chinese medicine/ acupuncturist, all my pain is due to phlegm and dampness. The H2O2 is pulling so much out it's crazy. As a result, I feel amazing relief. Give it a try. Go to the H2O2 pages and read about it. I drink it according to the plan layed out in that section but, also gargle with it. I only use the 3% from the store.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Judy (Hubert, North Carolina) on 01/15/2009
5 out of 5 stars

As everyone should be I was very skeptical when I read of all the cures acheived with ACV. I started out looking for relief for my partners enlarged prostate. When I kept looking at all the things ACV could do, I said what the heck and tryed it along with him. Well let me just say that I feel like a brand new woman! I have had sever back pain and degenerative disease since I was 11 yrs old. About 6 yrs ago I was in an auto accident that I have had constant neck pain from. More recently, with my age now being 48, I have had knee and hip pain on my right side. After taking ACV in water, 2 tbls in 8 oz, for three days my hip no longer hurt! I decided to follow the recipe better and slowly drink 3 to 4 glasses of the same recipe all day. While at the gym I realized I could move my neck and look over my shoulder with no pain!! When I get up in the morning I no longer have to hang on to the counter when I kneel down to get something from the bottom of the cupboard!! I wake up everyday now PAIN FREE! I can't wait to see what happens next! As for my man, well he see's what it is doing for me and wants to do it too but hates the taste and doesn't have the patients. I have been doing all I can to get him to do it. He will now and again but won't do it every day. Does anyone have any ideas how to make it taste better for him? I am used to it already and really with everything it has done for me wouldn't care how it tasted.Thankyou so so so much for this site! Who would have thought that a little bottle from the grocery store costing all of one dollar could make me feel younger then I ever have!!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Mick (Uk ) on 05/23/2011

i use 1 tablespoon of honey with my Apple Cider Vinegar hot water to melt the honey.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sunny (Ca, Usa) on 09/27/2013

For your partner's problem, Pumpkinseed oil softgels. He needs to get on an Alkaline diet. Also good, baking soda, turmeric , can use ACV in juice. Good health to you, much love, pass it forward. -Sunny

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Kate (Brighton, UK) on 11/15/2008

amazing i am just so delighted to find all this information as i sit here typing with my thumb as my fingers hurt. i am an artist -just gone part time in my teaching job so i can draw and make mosaics and my right hand fingers are swelling and painful -difficult to draw! i injured them 2 years ago lifting crates at school and then trapped them under a heavy piece if furniture! they never recovered fully - i am about to drive to the health food store to buy acv. thank you so much. i will tell you how i get on kate

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Pierre Phuket Th. (Phuket, Thailand) on 01/10/2010

Dear Kate, like me and many others the ACV work very well but if you add some turmeric that can help more.

Remember ACV & Turmeric (organic much better ) works very well in different hours in the day. You can drink 4-5 times daily. If you have some Hydrogen Peroxide 5 or 6 % - can spraying or make a bath with, something like 2-3 % solution mixed with water twice a day that really help and make less inflammations in your joint.

Hope you geting better, Pierre

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by 14yrsof It (Seaside, Ca) on 05/18/2011

I was waking up everyday with sore, swollen hands. I noticed when I used aspir-cream on my legs for my bad chronic pain, that my hands felt so much better! Also, teas made with willow bark, dandelion root, uva ursi, slippery elm, and a tad of catnip can help with pain AND the swelling.

Posted by Shelagh (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida) on 11/05/2008

Frozen Shoulder: Hi... OW! I seriously injured my right shoulder in June. I am seeing a chiropractor & a massage therapist & they are doing nice things for me. When I fell I also knocked my head, quite literally, off my block. So adjustments are helping; any ideas as to what else I can do? In the beginning I was talking so many painkillers I was fearful of harming my organs; found this site & started taking turmeric for the inflammation. I am unable to place my hand on my hip, bring my hand behind my back. Any suggestions? I miss kayaking. Thanks.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Rebecca (Aberdeen, Washington) on 10/09/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Apple cider vinegar all but eliminated swelling and pain. I am 58 and have been in good shape most of my life but had a low back injury over 3 years ago and have had severe pain and stiffness which has sent me to doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, massage therapists and even a rolfer for 15 sessions! All of these helped but very temporarily. I have also been doing yoga and exercises from a book called Relaxercise (excellent by the way) which have also helped but only somewhat. I had been getting worse within the past few months and had develped knee, foot and hand pain along with swelling of these areas especially one ankle and foot which was twice the normal size. It hurt to walk or wear any type of shoe. My husband is an RN who looked at my swollen ankle and foot and told me it almost looked like gouty arthritis. This comment prompted me to research the subject and I found a blog of 100's of people all of who had been using ACV and all but 1 person rated the treatment 5 stars. I immediately went to a health food store and bought the organic, unfiltered ACV and started by taking 3 tablespoons in a large glass of water sweetened with organic raw honey. Following the first dose the night before, I woke to find the swelling reduced to about 1/4 of what it had been and the pain nearly gone. The stuff works like a miracle! I have continued to take it every day but have cut down the dose to 2 tablespoons 2-3 times per day in the same amount of water with honey. I have only a twinge of pain and 1 spot of swelling about the size of a quarter remaining on my ankle. Amazingly, my low back has less pain and more mobility than what I have ever had since the injury over 3 years ago. All this and I have only discovered this treatment less than 1 week ago! Amazing!!

Tumeric and Lemon Juice
Posted by Annee (Niagara Falls, Canada) on 08/26/2008
5 out of 5 stars

hi to everyone who suffers with a chronic disease.. i suffer with a lot of pain, from interstitial cystitis to severe degenerating disk of my spine. i am only 48.. i have severe athritis as well. i have been taking baking soda twice a day but found out that this cheap remedy is very good and will reduce the acid by far..and is good for a lot of ailments i take 1/4tsp of turmeric/ a spice from the grocery store..and squeezed lemon juice with hot water, about one cup... before breakfast and dinner.. read about information on the web, its amazing.. a specialist who I saw at the spinal decompression clinic told me that.. my faith is in that DR... take care..