Deirdre (Connecticut) on 01/15/2022
Also tried DMSO and magnesium oil with the same effects.
People often remark that they have to dilute their 99.99% DMSO but I have found I don't need to. It stings for a few minutes but goes away. I am also applying the DMSO with Magnesium Oil on the upper part of my body (neck, chest?and face) without dilution. NO ISSUES!
This is the first time I have been experimenting with DMSO for a number of days. Even trying it internally here and there. I definitely noticed a garlic smell the first day, but that stopped after I started to add peppermint oil after reading a post on Earth Clinic about how peppermint oil can stop the clam/garlic odor from DMSO.
There are a lot of scare tactics on the internet about DMSO, but I'm finding it to be incredibly helpful in alleviating severe pain fast.
Alex (Thessaloniki) on 10/24/2020
I've bought a cold laser machine for about 200 euros with 0 results. Be careful, even class 3B laser machines do not penetrate deep into the body and do nothing internally.
Professionals use class 4 lasers, which can reach even 30W of power consumption for some nanoseconds in order not to burn tissue but penetrate deeply. They cost about 2.000-10.000 euros. My machine has a continuous output, but of only 610mW.
There are cheaper LED (not laser) devices sold on Amazon which are very powerful (about 3W) and have many good critics. They cost about 150-200 euros.
Alex (Thessaloniki) on 08/20/2020
Fra (Tn) on 11/25/2018
Mark J. (Litchfield Park, Az) on 03/26/2018
I then decided to precisely followed Ted's formula. I purchased the vegetarian powder of HA. After 2 1/2 weeks the pain began to back off. After 6 weeks I am totally pain free and am back to full exercising without any issues. The Sea Salt did not impact my blood pressure. I am amazed at the impact of the HA and my recovery. I truly wondered if I would ever be free of this pain.
Thank you Lord God for the Healing and this wonderful Earth Clinic.
David (Germany) on 07/21/2016
I had a very bad herniation - went very close to getting surgery on two occasions. The first was after initial onset as the symptoms were so bad my doctors initially recommended immediate surgery however I chose to wait a week or two to see if it improved.
I saw some initial improvement which meant I decided to try the natural healing route. After 8 weeks of intensive physio, Chiro, Massage and also epidural injection I pretty much hadn't progressed much past were I was at week 2. My pain was now manageable when I was resting but I had seen minimal improvements. I was still slumped like a 90 year old man. Unable to stand or walk for more then a minute or two. At this point I had decided surgery might be the only option.
I had been extra careful with diet to try and maximize my healing and added a few supplements in. Without really expecting any results from these. However when I added Licorice root it was literally like some shot me with a healing gun. Literally the first day I had them .... I just felt different. I had a huge return of energy. Back pain felt better. Within a couple of weeks I had made massive strides to the point my therapists and doctors were scratching their heads as to how it suddenly just magically got better.
I told them I started taking licorice root and they literally laughed at me.
Back pain is caused by mechanical issues with posture - but from what I have read the adrenal glands have a huge effect on the core and back muscles that stabilize the spine. An issue with adrenals seemed to result in mechanical issues with posture and the everyday functioning of these keys muscles. For me these issues seemed to be immediately rectified by simply taking this supplement.
I wouldn't guarantee it will work for everyone. Its possible your mechanical issue is not just related to adrenals but for me that seemed to be the source of the issue. It was like a magic potion.
Barry (Shreveport, Louisiana) on 05/14/2015
Muscle spasms, inflammation, and pain have been cut by at least 95%.
I pray this information will help others as it has me.
Kathryn4 (Maryland, US) on 12/08/2014
Trikke (Belgium) on 01/22/2014
For a week, I slept at night with a warming pack which was bliss.
Lots of rest and lying down at first, putting legs at a 90? angle f.i. lying on the floor, thighs up and calves on the seat of a chair, bed or sofa. It apparently helps rehydrate de disc. Minimum 10 minutes a day.
I also started about two weeks later, to very gently sit in the yoga "child pose", which is like a foetal position (you can also do it on your back, pulling in your legs over your stomach) and very consciously breath about 10 times into your lower back by litteraly "bringing" the oxygen there - expand your lower back rather then your lungs or stomach with air (it oxygenates the cells and helps the area heal).
I was also wearing a back-brace in the beginning, but beware not to keep wearing it too often afterwords as it weakens the belly and back muscles, which is the opposite of what you want.
I am now almost completely recovered, but have started an intense training program to muscle and tone my belly and lower back muscles.
Apparently, there might also be a link between lower back pain/injury and a problem in the gut (leaky gut, candida, etc).
Prioris (Fl, Usa) on 11/05/2013
The topic is spread around multiple topics.
Prioris (Fort Pierce, Fl, Usa) on 07/10/2013
Double dose for 6 ? 12 weeks to make up for collagen deficiency, then maintain at recommended dose daily.
Take away from food ? especially protein. If taken with protein the body doesn't recognise it as collagen (? hour before food and 2 hours after).
Do not take type I and 3 collagen at the same time as type 2 collagen ? they have different amino acid profiles and if taken together the proteins bind and form a complete protein which means the body doesn't recognise it as collagen anymore.
Not taking with food has been discussed but not how to take it with the other type of collagen. Also I did run across double dosing but not that much. I have been double dosing with Type 2 and small molecule HA. I've seen one brand put type 1, 2 and 3 together so perplexing. For now, I have decided to separate taking the Type 2 and Type 1/Type 3 at different times of day on empty stomach. Any other views on this matter?
Kelitababy (Yucaipa, Ca, Usa) on 10/10/2012
David (Baja California Sur, Mexico) on 07/18/2012
Farmgirl (Calgary, Canada) on 05/09/2012
I first took noni for a herniated disc. It took 3 months of being on a loading dose of 4 oz per day split am and pm, but eventually it resolved after having endured 9 months of physio, traction etc which was ineffective. Within 2 weeks of starting I had more energy than I had for years and since 1997 have not had to take naps mid day to keep going. I had suffered with psorasis since the age of 16 but have not had any since 1997 either. I will take noni daily until the day I die.
I started my mother on noni in her late 80's on it at only 2 oz per day and her high blood pressure dropped within a week from 165/90 (with medication) to 87/49. She reduced (halved) the medication and it came up to 120/80 but later the doctor halved her medication again and it remained near normal (as long as she could remember to take it). It also did drop her blood sugars some but not enough to stop her medication.
Maggie G. (Laredo, Texas/usa) on 12/06/2011