To Sandy: For all those other aches and pains - I swear by MSM - this is what our' bodies convert DMSO into. Remember all the controversy over that one. I have been taking it several years with nothing but good results, however I did read on EC where someone said had bad reaction. You can google to read about it before you try. It is akin to sulphur, but I have no trouble with it despite being unable to take sulfa drugs such as Bactrim.
I get sharp and aching pain in my lower legs and tight calf muscles. Also vericose veins. It comes and goes. I used to drink a lot of coffee and take asprin. Here are a few things that help:
No caffeine or soda (Coke, Pepsi).
Capsules of CoQ 10.
Ted's lemon and baking soda remedy.
An alkaline diet. Such as eating just peaches or oranges and spinache all day.
No gluten (bread, pasta, cereal, soy sauce).
Yogi brand Joint Tea. (also gets rid of headaches and fatigue) Good steeped with a teaspoon of crushed black peppercorns and drunk hot. The tea is cool mint flavored and the peppercorns are hot :)
A glass of calcium fortified soy milk, a banana and a nap.
[Curcumin supplement]. Maybe take a C and a B vitamin and some Milk Thistle with it.
When I drink coffee, my legs hurt that night when I lay down. I'm 5 foot 8 inches, 200 pounds, so adjust accordingly. Here is what works:
On an empty stomach:
Large glass of cold Soy Milk (the kind with calcium, vit. D ect.) with 1 Tablespoon cinnamon mixed in
2000mg Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
400 IU Vitamin D
700mg potassium gluconate
2 Calcium/Magnesium/Zinc tablets
1 White Willow Bark capsule
White willow bark, devil's claw, Turmeric, cayenne, green tea, feverfew, ginger, kava kava, tea tree oil, cats claw, valerian, cloves oil are useful painkiller. white willow bark works well for all kinds of pain.
Last three years ago periods were not timely, Dr said have Endometriosis and ovary cyst, later started heelspur and plantar fascitis I am an active standing and working all day. Last two years have been doing yoga and saw podiatrist said need special shoes weraing them still sine wake up to sleep still no cure. Later found Vit D defiecient, have high bp already, found out Sugar was high. Recently found now my nerves are giving pain. No clue what is going on please help.
I am on losartan for bp, taking metformin to prevent sugar, taking gabapentin for nerves because my feet soles are just tingling.
I have been doing oil pulling for 2 weeks now. I use sesame or almond oil. The first time I did it at night before bed. In the morning, My dry chapped hands were noticeably smoother and more supple. My face has also become smoother. After 4 days, I noticed that a cronic pain that I had in my right side upper back and neck were diminished considerably and I could move my head from side to side without any pain.I originally tried it to relieve my nasal congestion which it does temporarly. I have also seen marked improvement in knee and other joint pain. I will continue to do it daily. I take vitamins and supplements, and see my chiropractor, but nothing has helped as much as oil pulling for my pain.
I have been oil pulling for about 5weeks now. First thing I noticed was my sweet tooth completely gone, needless to say with that came weight loss. Also it is true that your ailments first worsen before getting better. My biggest thing was leg pain from my varicose veins. When I first started OP it hurt for about a week since then I haven't had any pain. Thank you for all your great help.
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.
Pimento is a natural analgesic, therefore numbs pain. Sufferers of rheumatism, arthritis, nerve damage, water retention, fevers, back pain, foot pain, numbness and tingling can all benefit from a herbal preparation containing Pimento. There is one on the market which they call "a complete medicine cabinet in a bottle", because it is an all round pain medication. Pimento oil, with lemongrass, nutmeg, cinnamon and peppermint stopped me getting cortisone shots in my shoulders every 3 months. I still use it for any pain, it really is an "everything" medication without all the side effects of prescription medicine! Pimento Oil is the best!
Let me start off by giving a big cudos to this website. I have been using this site as a "point of reference" for the last 3 years, while trying many of the remedies for various ailments.
Yesterday, I decided to pull out a bag of pine tree bark extract powder that I had procured from purebulk a few years ago. I had not been taking it for sometime. I pulled out my cap machine, some empty veggie caps and commenced to put approximately 400 mgs in each cap. I then took one. My right hand has been giving me fits, particularly the right thumb, for sometime now. Nothing gave evidence of completely taking the problem away for me. Yet, that one cap of pinebark extract has proved to be so encouraging!
The pain today, 24 hours since taking, is probably 85% gone. That is quite amazing to me. Evidentally, one of the benefits of pine tree bark extract is that one dose keeps working for 72 hours... When you cap your own, this turns out to be one of those inexpensive propositions, along the line of humic acid, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, colloidal silver, dmso, vitamin D3, apple cider vinegar, blackstrap molasses, borax, green tea, . Bentonite clay, etc. (thanks, Ted for all your applied chemistry expertise through the years! ). Thanks again, Earth Clinic!
can anyone tell me if they have used a PEMF machine and if so... what benefits did you get from it.
(Las Vegas, Nv)
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.
My Chiropractor gave me this tip for pain in muscles and joints. Hey, it works for me. Get a bottle of winter green rubbing alcohol, add 30 asprin and 2 Tablespoons of epsom salts. Let it dissolve and be sure to shake it up each time you spray it on the affected area. I can't take aspirin by mouth, but I can use it topically, and this solution works, and quick.
I'm wanting to report the experience I had from using sea salt and water. I'm wanting to add this here because I've read of so many others on here with the same kind of issues I was having.
For years I would get up in the morning stiff and sore, with my whole body aching, I use to get up 2 hours early to get myself warmed up for the day. My hands where so sore that the pain is usually what woke me up in the mornings. Then I would have to crawl around and start working my body so I could get my legs on the floor. I was so stiff in the morning and the pain was immense, I used MSM and have tried a lot of other stuff to make my life easier. The msm did help but there was always a level of pain and stiffness that never left. I saw the site watercure2.org that talked about taking sea salt and drinking water and how it had helped a lot of people. I went to the site and read a lot of information about it. I was leary about the drinking water part as I had already tried drinking tons of water of various forms with no help.
I decided to try the formula suggested, 1/8 of a teaspoon of sea salt to 16 ounces of water. Take your body weight and divide it in half and change the answer into ounces of water you need to drink each day. So at the time I weight 190 lbs so I needed to drink 95 ounces of water in a day along with the 1/8 of a teaspoon sea salt. I divided the 95 by 6 so I would drink around 15 ounces of water 6 times a day along with 1/8th of a teaspoon of sea salt which I would just put on my tongue as suggested on the site and wash it down with the water.
I started slow so the first day I only did it once, then the second day I did it twice and so on only for the first week I only drank the 15 ounces of water and 1/8th of a teaspoon 3 times a day. I started on Tuesday and on Sunday morning, after only 5 days of sea salt and water, I woke up with hardly any pain in my hands, I was then able to jump out of bed and get going right away. It was so remarkable for me that I have been using sea salt and water ever since.
That was on Sun, 31 Jan 2010 when I had my experience with this. I have since recovered from a lot of other issues. I had acid reflux which I no longer need any medicine for. I quit wearing glasses after about 3 months using sea salt and water. I still have some issues but I have to say that this gave me my life back. I have more energy and can still out work people half my age. I use to be a truck driver, cowboy, and heavy duty mechanic. My body has been beat up pretty bad over the years between the rough kind of work I used to do along with several car accidents and work injuries that layed me up for long periods of time. I was thinking I was getting old when I was about 45, something I don't believe in, but it was happening to me.
While the sea salt and water helped me with a lot of issues it didn't fix everything. I am taking msm, niacin, and collagen for my joints as I seem to have damaged them. I have tweaked onto the boron today so will be adding this to the regime as I know I'm still missing something. I am confident that this will be the icing on the cake. Good luck to everyone and I hope this little bit will help some people out there.
P.S. I can also eat radishes and cucumbers now, something I had to give up years ago.
I have had chronic pain from fibromyalgia, and bone-on-bone in left knee for 11 years. With the fibro, it used to hurt just to move or try and get out of bed. Excruciating to try and turn over in bed at night, and could barely walk during waking hours. Couldn't straighten up due to hip pain and all. Well, not anymore. Serrapeptase has literally given me a new lease on life. I also take MSM faithfully. No pain at night anymore. Talk about relief!! Immediate relief with the Serrapeptase, especially. Every bone in my body hurt before taking that. I thank God for it! You won't be sorry if you try these. I've recently added ACV and use either honey or Stevia to tame the taste. Makes it pleasant to taste and still does the job. Hope this helps someone. I'll never be without any of these.