Could you please tell me if magnesium chloride oil, is the same as the de-icing mag chloride for icy roads? Whats the difference molecular wise?
It's easy to be aware of some of the really good remedies that have been presented here on Earth Clinic and just forget them after a year or two, but the really good ones always come back and remind us of just how useful they can be! MO is one of those remedies and is really versatile. The easiest way to remember it is to keep it on hand in your medicine cabinet.
What would really be handy is if EC had a list that we can just add to every time a person finds a new use for MO! That should turn out to be one very lengthy list! I don't know if that is even possible, but it would be useful. I'm still finding new uses for MO after many years of using and recommending it! Just recently I recommended it to my sister for chronic upper back and neck pain that she has been living with for years. For her it is like a miracle in terms of how much relief it gives her considering she could no longer take the prescription pain relievers her doctor had prescribed for her.
I have another sister with muscular dystrophy who uses it for pain and to help relax tense muscles.
Thank you for another fantastic article and story! I recently strained the ligament in my thumb by hyperextending it during exercise and it's been very painful. After reading your article, I promptly sprayed some magnesium oil on the whole thumb area. It warmed up, especially at the place of injury, and was very soothing. I had forgotten about this remedy! Thank you for the reminder!
Many blessings to you and yours in California,
Instead of MSM for your shoulder issues, I highly recommend and praise to the sky MAGNESIUM OIL. Try it, rub on every night, see if you see a difference within a week or so. It can be drying and make your skin itchy, so I usually follow up after about 20 minutes with coconut oil, which can also help with joint and muscle issues.
Joyce, regarding your shoulder issue, both my husband and myself have rotator cuff issues. We have had very good results with turmeric powder. We take 1 teaspoon 2 or 3 times a day. We either mix it with a glass of milk or scramble it into our eggs. Add a dash of black pepper and some fat (we use coconut oil or butter) for better absorption.
We both noticed improvement starting on the 3rd day or so. It's marvelous!