Natural Remedies for Torn Rotator Cuffs

| Modified on Jul 12, 2020
Posted by Alexa (Toronto) on 07/03/2020
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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,


Posted by Art (California) on 07/03/2020 1455 posts


You're welcome!

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.


Magnesium Oil Q&A
Posted by Art (California) on 07/12/2020 1455 posts


They may be reluctant to recommend their product for oral use because they have no control over exact dosing in this liquid form of magnesium chloride or some other reason, but magnesium chloride is available in capsules and is used in the magnesium product Slow Mag among many others. Here is a link showing many mag chloride supplements in capsule or pill form :,aps,216&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_4_18

While magnesium chloride is very well absorbed, it can cause diarrhea.

Lastly, given the taste of MO, I would definitely prefer to take mag chloride orally via capsules or pills rather than as liquid mag chloride in the form of MO. This avoids the bad taste issue and should give much more accurate dosing over MO.


Magnesium Oil Q&A
Posted by Paul (Canada) on 07/03/2020

I don't know if I'd risk it, there may be other chemicals in there and/or the mag chloride may be non-human consumption grade.

Magnesium Oil Q&A
Posted by Art (California) on 07/04/2020 1455 posts


Same magnesium chloride, but purity is possibly not the best for human use and consumption, If the manufacturers know that their product is going to end up on the streets, how sanitary do they have to keep their manufacturing process? Probably not quite as sanitary as what is used for human use.

Magnesium chloride can be taken orally also and is well absorbed, but the taste is a little rough unless you get it in capsule form.


Magnesium Oil Q&A
Posted by Dennis (Sw, Missouri) on 07/11/2020

I hope I'm doing this correctly, this is for Art.

I have a bottle of Ancient Minerals magnesium oil.

We take mo internally and externally, but wasn't sure about taking the Ancient Minerals, so I called them. They said no to taking ANY internally. It's just purified water and magnesium, from what I've read.

Still a newby with this, and with an inquisitive mind, why not?

I also have 25 pounds of flakes, so no worries if I can't use the AM. So can one use the AM internally or not?

Much gratitude for any and all answers.


Magnesium Oil Q&A
Posted by Lauren (Usa) on 07/03/2020

Hi Art,

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?

Thank you,


Magnesium Oil
Posted by Little Wing (Boston) on 09/21/2013
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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.

Posted by Linda (New Haven, Ct, United States) on 04/29/2013
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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!