I have done tons of research and just completed reading three books on the DMSO subject.
99.9% is sold in feed stores for use on animals, and 99.995% is sold as pharmacy grade - difference is that the purer grade has been sent through an additional charcoal filtering to remove any tiny contaminates that may remain after processing. Amazon sells the purest 99.995 grade very reasonable.
One of the most recommended ways to apply is with a natural bristle paint brush, or organic cotton balls. Never use water to mix with unless it is distilled water, otherwise what ever may be in the water will be also pulled into your skin; anything you mix with DMSO will be pulled into the skin and below. It is a very safe product if you use properly and very beneficial to many aches and pains.
Don't cover the application if you use it anywhere above the waist and dilute it further than any mixture you use below the waist. You may cover it if used below the waste but use clean white cotton material or towels so that the dye from the material is not also sucked through you skin. An application can be wiped off after 30 minutes as that is the longest it takes to absorb the benefits.
Always make sure your skin in very clean and dry before using. Never rub it on with your hand - it can cause skin irritation in that spot and if left on the palms of your hands, will also look like they've been soaked in water for hours. The skin will most likely turn a reddish color for a short period of time as the circulation is stepped up but will go away very soon. Slight itching may happen but do not itch it. It will stop soon. Not all experience these side affects but a lot do.
Hope this was helpful to those with questions.
I have been using and recommending DMSO for many years! It cured my arthritis, and has cured three people I know of cancer! Yes, even stage four cancer! DMSO is a miracle drug! I do not recommend drug to be taken for preventative reasons, but I think DMSO can even help to clean the arteries and heal the heart, as I have also lived with an irregular heartbeat all my life but I've noticed that after taking the DMSO for my arthritis my constant irregular heartbeat has also vanished and now only once in a while feel my heart out of rhythm and even them not as pronounced as before!
I've been an herbalist most of my life and DMSO and wild lettuce have impressed me more than anything else!
Hi Dee...I think that it is perhaps a little misleading to say that DMSO will carry 'anything' through the skin.
Here is comment from Dr Stanley Jacob who has been researching with DMSO since the 1960s. He is the guru on DMSO use:
"Rumors of DMSO's ability to transport chemicals through the skin have been greatly exaggerated. DMSO will carry a minimal amount of other chemicals with a molecular weight of less than 1000 but will not carry bacteria or viruses."
DMSO Application Tips
KATZIE, ORH here and think you are on the right track about DMSO. I know you should wash your hands before because the solvent will take everything into your body. But I do not wash my hands afterwards because the residue will help your hand joints. I have read several books on DMSO, but something happens to your mind with age. I read my posts these days and wonder who that idiot is? He is me. That is the reason I have no ill will toward D when she flushs me. I needed flushed. Guess, I come and go. What is spooking me now is the illuminati. My research tells me that what we are going through now was planned hundreds of years ago. It has gone too far and now we are at the dog eat dog stage. We are now at good vs evil. That is usually what gets my posts flushed. No one wants to hear that. We all want to stay in lala land. ====ORH====
DMSO Application Tips
DMSO helps with so many issues. Yet I think that there are a few things to do to really give it optimal effectiveness.
First is eliminations
Vegetable oils use butter or coconut oil only. This helps your digestion and helps your liver function.
Gluten, GMO, all grains if you can. This will get rid of pain to an extent, help you digest and absorb nutrients optimally.
Aspartame: It is poison to the body, stopping it will reduce pain. If you put it near insects they will not eat it.
Fluoride in water and anything you buy. It is a neurotoxin. I had lost all of my brain abilities. Could not drive. Think. Read. I was laying on cement in my basement waiting to die. I managed to look up Ted's remedies here on Earth Clinic. I took 1/8 tsp of 20 mule team borax in a liter of water. Drank that in bits in beverages through the day. My mind began to work. My pain began to diminish. 4 days out of 7. It displaces the fluoride with healing boron. Balances hormones disrupted by envirornmental toxins. For men it is 1/4 tsp of borax in 1 liter of water.
Aluminum: this gathers up in the brain and stops it from functioning. The best detoxifier is borax. And 1 lime squeezed in a glass. 6 to 8 tsp.Add 1/2 tsp baking soda. Let fizz. Add 1/2 glass of water. Drink 2x a day. 1/2 hour after food. 5 days out of 7.
Calcium supplements or excess calcium. This causes joint pain. Circulation problems. The lime drink above removes excess calcium from circulation. Improves digestion. Keeps cortisol, overnight from jumping all over. Improves stages of sleep, helps optimize function of gallbladder, pancreas, kidney and bladder.
Table salt...use sea salt. It has all the trace minerals in their correct forms and amounts to run the body.
No lo fat or sugar free foods
Chlorine...in the tub chlorine steam can affect the heart. Use fish tank dechlorinator. Chlorine filter in kitchen.
Epsom bath. 1/2 the ingredients for foot soak. 2 cups Epsom
1 cup borax
1 capful fish tank dechlorinator
1 cup hydrogen peroxide to oxygenate the body
Soak 20 minutes minimum. As often as you can.
Magnesium. Supplements 250 mg 2x a day. Mag citrate for constipated types. Mag malate for runny stool types.
Magnesium oil. Buy magnesium flakes. Online supplement shops etc. 60% flakes in a mason jar. Add 40% spring water. Let stand 1 hour. Cap and shake. This you can put in spray bottle and spray sore areas. Put some on feet at bedtime to get it through entire body. Your body uses magnesium from the top of your head to the tips of your toes. It may sting, add more mag oil..or water..or castor oil to stop stinging until your levels rise. Once adequate it no longer stings.
Castor oil pack. A folded piece of flannel to fit treatment area. Into a ziploc. Add enough castor oil to saturate the cloth in bag. Use bag to squeeze out excess, while pulling it out. Add mag oil. Then add DMSO. Apply to painful area, lay on an old towel, add saran wrap, add a heating pad on medium. 20 minutes or longer. As often as you wish.
DMSO the area must be clean before applying as DMSO carries everything through the skin to target areas.
Here is Teds chapter on DMSO if you type in E.C.s search box DMSO and your subject. Day arthritis you will see all available info re your search. https://ted.earthclinic.com/supplements/dmso.html
Types of DMSO
JAMAL,,,,,,, first, a chemical compound is a chemical compound regardless of how it produced. The caveat is purity from the the process and I have confidence in the Jacob Lab people. The other thing is that the only DMSO produced in the paper industry was at the Old Bogalusa mill and it is closed. So, I don't think you have an option here in the U.S. I don't know about the rest of the world.
Folks post on DMSO full time about penny annie ails. What some may not know is that this compound can be a life saver, but you will almost have go it on your own. Hulda Clark was run out of the U.S. and had to practice in Mexico until her death. She is idolized in Germany and they are going whole hog with her radical protocols. That is how much we fight anything new, novel, natural and cheap. That goes for Ozone and Cuba is the place to be for that. Can you believe it? Driving our '50s cars and ahead of us on the use of Medical Ozone. Kidding me ..... right?
For those at life's end, I suggest you read this article about the Ted Kennedy's senate hearings to learn how the solvent has save many patients that were told to get their papers in order. If one of these testimonies fit your situation ...... then go for it.
DMSO - The Persecuted Drug by Dr - ResearchGate
The Persecuted Drug - The Story of DMSO (from which the title of this chapter ... testified at a hearing of Senator Edward Kennedy's sub-committee on health:
What our the FDA has done to this miracle solvent is criminal for certain. We use 21 century technology to determine the problem and 17 century science to address what is found.
I am learning that from the PEMF book that I am now reading. I have health issues that I dare not allow the Allopathic's get involved except to get me the test's that I need and keep score with. For that I use a Nurse Practitioner. I have have been to Mayo's twice for physicals, UAB and Scott White in Texas. They too put their britches on one leg at a time.
I have cancer in my blood, prostate and pancreas. It is monitored quarterly with a $85 DNA test. I use the integrative doctor for counsel, but I hoe my own row. I doubt that any Oncologist test would tell them that I have Stage l cancer. I am using my own immune system to address my cancer. Regardless, I choose not to go down the Allopathic trail, especially at my age.
My church has had me on their prayer list for several years and since I have not died, they took me off. Don't want to waste the Lord's time with someone who's treating themselves. Guess who I talk to about my problems? Yep, The Lord.
Jamal, I wish you well. =====ORH====
I just wanted to state that I read a thread about some people in Australia taking a few drops of pure DMSO in a glass of purified water daily and decided to try it. I have pain from soft tissue damage from a few injuries and thought it might help. What I did not expect was that my cronic stuffy nasal passages from allergies would almost instantly clear! The first day it happened I did not attribute it to the DMSO but now after four straight days of being able to breathe fully within minutes of taking it; it is now clear there is no doubt. I have ordered the book recommended here and will see what else I can expect.
DMSO Side Effects
Take no notice of WebMD site - they are shills of the pharma industry, and they don't want anyone taking something that is going to detract from selling their very own poisons.
Wikipedia also is open to editing by anyone authorised to do so, and FDA/pharma shills can easily alter information - you could too, if you paid for the privilege.
Medical Grade vs Industrial DMSO
Regarding "Industrial" DMSO vs "Medical grade." Several years ago I was interested in DMSO and did quite a bit of research on this stuff. It is truly a wonder product, but I was concerned about the 'purity' thing. So I contacted the company that makes DMSO and asked them about it. This is what they told me. Dmso is Dmso, period. There is no 'medical grade' or 'industrial' grade. It is all the same. DMSO is Dimethyl sulfoxide period. The only difference is how much distilled water is mixed with it. If it is 70% DMSO that just means it has been mixed with 30% distilled water. If it is 99% pure, it means it was mixed with 1% distilled water. If it says 99.9% pure, it has no measurable distilled water mixed with it. PERIOD> So when you read on the internet that 'their' product is "more pure" than anyone elses, you're being "taken". I've seen ads stating that "Our product is only 'Medical grade'" to justify charging as much as 38.00 per bottle!! ? This is ridiculous! I buy my bottle of DMSO at our FEED and SEED store for 7.50!! It is 99% pure and I have been using for years! So don't be taken to the cleaners over this stuff. Do your own research.!!!
The problem with one misstatement of fact is that it travels around the world in a split second. I recommend reading DMSO the persecuted drug, before making statements like DMSO causes sterility in humans. Either you have not done any research or somebody told you something and instead of checking it out and confirming or disproving, you just posted it. In law a perjured person is a person who has spoken a lie, whether or not intentional does not matter. Now, are you speaking that you personally have been sterilized and the blood tests have come back that DMSO did that to you? Well, please grace us with the report because if that is true then we must be careful to avoid this deadly substance. What ever your issue is, please research before spewing it. Thank you.
Peripheral Neuropathy, Shingles and Arthritis
Regarding DMSO, I have used it both internally and externally for years with what I feel are very good results. I take 1 tsp of the 99.9% pure liquid every morning along with cider vinegar and H2O2 in a glass of water. Since I've been doing this, I can get out of bed in the morning, stand up straight and walk like a normal person. I also use DMSO / aloe vera gel for aches and pains from arthritis. I am 75 and have peripheral neuropathy due to agent orange in Vietnam, and DMSO gel is also a big pain reliever for my achy feet and hands.
You can buy both products on Amazon, but I found the pure liquid is cheaper at " Pet Meds". The gel is 70% DMSO and 30% aloe. From all I've read, and that's quite a lot, it is more effective at the 70 / 30 ratio when applied toppically.
If you want to learn more about DMSO, there is a good but short book available online from "HOOPLA". I don't remember the authors name, but the book is, "What Doctors Need to Know about DMSO."
At present time, I am also using it topically to treat my 'shingles', and it is working unbelievably well. I simply apply the gel several times a day. It has stopped the spread and kept the rash to limited space, as well as reducing pain.
DMSO for Plantar Fasciitis
I used DMSO on my friend's feet, with a thin layer of Castor Oil first, and then 3 drops of straight liquid DMSO, on each. He felt so much better after just 1 treatment! We are continuing this treatment. While doing a deep dive into how DMSO heals so efficiently, I found a study that said it heals by correcting the DNA back to what it's supposed to be doing, in whatever body part is sore. I order it from the DMSO store, online or it can be found at any good health food store in North America. Feel well, lovely Earthclinic community!
DMSO Application Tips
I would NOT use a q-tip or cotton to apply DMSO as most cotton (if not organic) is loaded with pesticides!
I got a sore throat and applied iodine to my neck glands on the outside of my neck then for good measure I applied some DMSO to drive it in. I noticed to within minutes the mucus got thin and runny and greatly relieved the congestion. This is a great find for me as decongestant are meant to be very useful in Lipedema. I experienced DMSO as a powerful decongestant.
DMSO Smell Issues
In researching DMSO, I found a patent from someone who said that if you mix a little bit of raw honey into your DMSO that it will make it so you don't smell!
I've been using it that way since the beginning and I've never been told I have an odor. The owner of the patent said that the best mix is 1 part honey to 7 parts DMSO and 3 parts water.
Well, ORH, I can assure you that many of the posters (me included) know the score. However, perhaps this isn't the best forum for those types of discussions.
I admit - sometimes it feels like we're just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titantic. However, there are lots of people (doctors, lawyers, whistleblowers, real scientists) who are doing their bit to get the information out.
You may have heard of Del Bigtree. I get his newsletters with links to the videos. His website is being updated to have a community forum some time soon (he said July) so people can interact with each other.
I'm sure you will find it interesting.
Tessa (definitely NOT from lala land!)
DMSO Application Tips
TESSA, ORH here, and you know that a lot of my stuff is tongue in cheek. And why not expose the racket we call medicine? I get on topics that are a stretch, but do help your health. My biggie, as you know is gardening. I do as best as I can to avoid chemicals but up will play hell keeping flea beetles off your egg plant. On the other hand the best way to control tomato horn worms is to inspect your plants every day and pick them off. The more often you do this, then the less worms you have. Now that is a far deeper subject than you think.
My senior classmate whom I shared a locker is the fellow who lived in Hot Springs, Ark and never detoxed at the federal bath houses. They were dirt cheap and have a book of regulations specifying time, temp., etc. He died within a month of finding Pancreatic cancer. Asked my natural MD why the increase of pancreatic cancer and he said toxins. My friend never addressed his toxins. He still ate white bread as we all did as kids. We now eat very little bread of any kind. I am pretty certain that I have prostate cancer and on a natural protocol to address it.
Tessa, let me tell you a story that will give you more insight into my head. A church member was a navy diver and was fire watching an underwater ship welding repair at Norfork. There was an explosion and he spent many years in mental rehab and now can barely function, thus the VA has to manage his money. He just told me this morning that he has liver cancer and his Rx is $1000 a pill and he is VA approved for 90 days. He worked common labor at $6/hr, but I paid him $8 and now all pay him $8. I told him the Joe Tippens cancer story and he is coming back in a few hours and I will go over the protocol. I have beat cancer 3 X in my life with the immune system that the Lord gave us. Every few years we send our blood to Holland to do the nasalize test. Cost is $ 85 and it will tell you at stage 1 cancer. Our medical folks want you to know at stage 3 or even better, Stage 4. That way they get all your money and you die.
Tessa, let me predict that my friend will be alive in 5 years. I know how to kill cancer with your immune system, which the Lord designed. Out of spit. Doing something right because now have no peers to talk to. They are gone.
My warning is not about DMSO, which I use and recommend. My warning is about listening to Clark about leaving cats outside. Stop the witch hunt on cats and stay on subject. DMSO. Cats have nothing to do with DMSO. Totally not related. Cats are not parasite givers. USE DMSO, ignore Clark's advise about indoor cats... not related at all.
Dental Health, Heart Health, Anti-Aging
Keeping the circulatory system moving is a must -
If you gargle about a shot of DMSO it will help tighten loose teeth, saturate the gums with oxygen while destroying gingivitis bacterium lurking at the gum line & then after a few minutes of swishing "Swallow" Yup, clears the arteries slows or stops Alzheimer's & lots of other goodies Ted raves about - ask & he will tell. But then ya stink like Potato socks or rancid garlic.
Now follow the Borax Baking Soda regime (https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/borax-baking-soda-benefits.html) & your sweat will smell like a freshly washed baby. Ok, maybe not but you won't stink like Road Kill either.
DMSO Side Effects
I have been looking for that one death that has been harped upon concerning DMSO and I think I have found it. Doctors kill in the neighbourhood of one hundred thousand people a year in the hospitals and with pharmaceuticals and man made toxins they call medicines and one (1) woman dies with DMSO in her blood and the DMSO is maligned? What a crock of baloney.
DMOS & HSV2 -- Wow, what a product. I had been getting outbreaks every two weeks for over 25 years. Some times I would have up to 17 in one month. They would come one right after another. I tried various creams ointments and meds. After three days on DMSO...no out breaks now for over 2 months and counting!
CRYSTAL,,,,,,,,, yep, DMSO is a miracle compound that I learned of first hand when I worked for CZ back in the 60's. At that time it was made in the CZ Bogalusa, La. paper mill. The Super was a friend of mine and related lots of stories about the employees that worked in that area. None ever had a cold or flu. Also, he related how DMSO cured steam burns to his wrists as you say in your post. Like the Good Book says, He has provided all you need.
DMSO Side Effects
Yep Chlorine Dioxide is bleach. Hydrogen Peroxide is industrial bleach, Hypochlorous Acid is industrial bleach, Ozon is industrial bleach. And yet all these industrial bleaches are being generated and used by the immune system to fight off pathogens 24/7. If it wasn't for industrial bleaches you would be dead.
Worn out immune systems can safely supplement with Chlorine Dioxide.
Keep some at hand and read up on how to use it. And leave wickedpedia alone ;)
How do you take DMSO please?
At the end of January, my husband and I were working on a big digging project, doing most of it by hand. While lifting one shovelful of dirt, I felt a "pop" in my neck/shoulder area. It didn't hurt immediately, so I (foolishly) kept on working. A week later found me in the after-hours clinic at my local Dr. 's office. The doctor on call told me to take up to 3 ibuprofen 2x/day. I laughed at him. So he prescribed neurontin. Thus started a 6 week journey through nerve/muscle pain, severe cramps, and rolling muscle spasms. Over the course of time I've taken neurontin (nerve pain), NSAIDS (general muscle agony and inflammation), and finally my own Dr. prescribed Valium (to ease the rolling charley horses from my shoulder to the back of my hand). My Dr. knows that I hate drugs, and the only reason she gave me valium is because I was also visiting a chiropractor and a deep muscle massage therapist.
Finally, I realized that I had to take care of my own self. I've lightly used DMSO in the past, mainly for treating a toenail fungus. This time I got serious.
I made a special trip to the health food store for a bottle of DMSO, dried comfrey leaves and powdered root, some magnesium, kava kava, and a container of MSM lotion.
I poured some of the DMSO into a separate glass container and filled the original up with leaves and root and let it sit for a couple of hours. I didn't measure anything, just eyeballed the entire conglomeration. I wandered to my husband's office, and 'borrowed' a ceramic coffee cup.
Using an unbleached coffee strainer, I poured the mixture into the cup in an attempt to strain it. What a mucilaginous mess.
The next morning I used the resultant slime (for that's what it truly resembled) and rubbed it into my left arm from neck, through the armpit, across the back, and to my fingertips. I smelled STRONGLY of garlic, even more so than when using just plain DMSO. I either got used to it, or it faded away.
Anyway, I thinned the slime with a bit more DMSO, and placed it in a glass dropper bottle to carry with me. I use it several times daily, especially upon rising and before bed. Sometimes I use the MSM lotion first, let it soak in, and then follow with the DMSO/comfrey mixture. Yes, I realize the closeness of MSM and DMSO, but honestly, the lotion has made a big difference in the softness of my skin.
Kava kava is a muscle relaxant that replaced the valium. I used that in conjunction with the magnesium citrate to relax my muscles and get some much-needed sleep.
After 6 days, my chiropractor was fairly amazed at the looseness of my shoulder/neck/arm muscles. My spine was fairly well aligned, signifying that the muscles were no longer tensing and pulling my vertebrae out of alignment. I still have some nerve issues, especially around the elbow, but it has improved more within the last few days than I would have thought possible. No more valium, neurontin, and quite a bit less of the NSAIDs.
So...long story short:
- Kava kava magnesium to relax muscles (taken before bed)
- DMSO to use as a carrier for allatoin (comfrey leaves/roots) to heal muscle/tendon injuries applied several times/day
- MSM lotion for when I don't want to smell like a garlic patch.
Hopefully, this will help someone. Thank you EarthClinic, for your storehouse of knowledge.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
I applied DMSO (and aloe vera gel from my plant incase it irritated my skin) to the back of my hand to treat a squamous cell carcinoma. I applied both twice a day for around a week and it was no longer visible. I continued to apply it once a day for another week or two until I visited the skin cancer clinic to have the area excised (just in case). The pathology report showed there was no malignancy left. Not only did it get rid of the SCC, it also got rid of the red, itchy and painful scar where the SCC had grown.
DMSO and B12
I plan to do the recommendations of Dr. David Gregg dissolving Vitamin B12 in DMSO:
"The absorption of vitamin B12 requires a highly specialized process which tends to become less effective with age...I realized that if I dissolved vitamin B12 in DMSO, it might carry it directly to my blood stream through my skin. I tried it and the results were dramatic for me, far greater than any impact I had ever felt from oral or sublingual tablets. I put some of my vitamin B12 tablets obtained at a health food store into a two liquid ounce bottle with an eyedropper and filled it with DMSO. It took a couple of days for the tablets to fall apart. Once they did, I put an eyedropper load on one arm and rubbed it in. In approximately one hour I started to feel very good, which was a sense of general strength and well-being."
DMSO Application Tips
Well said, Tessa, thank you! I have actually been thinking the past few days that Earth Clinic should start a wellness retreat center somewhere lovely to help people destress and recenter for exactly the reasons you state.