We are constantly amazed by some of the comments we receive about home remedies for arthritis, bursitis and other painful inflammatory conditions. We have been writing about such non-drug approaches for decades and believe that there must be something going on beyond the placebo effect.
We hasten to add that some people get no benefit. Of course, that is also true with pricey and powerful prescription drugs. Speaking of which, there is a terrific article by Laurie Tarkan in the New York Times titled “Topical Gel Catches Up with Pills for Relief.” It is all about topical NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). They have been popular around the world for decades but only in the last few years have made it to the U.S. You can read all about them in our book, Best Choices From The People’s Pharmacy. They are much less likely to cause side effects compared to oral NSAIDs like diclofenac (Voltaren), ibuprofen (Advil) or naproxen (Aleve).
But we digress. Back to home remedies. Here are a couple of amazing stories we thought you would find as intriguing we we do:
CERTO AND GRAPE JUICE
After looking at People’s Pharmacy recipes in our local paper, I decided to try the Certo and grape juice.
I had bursitus in my shoulder, hip and knees for over 5 years. My nails had dry white lines along them. All gone, a miracle, in 4 days. No pain meant my hip relaxed so much my massage therapist was shocked.
I experimented. Safeway carries both Certo and white grape juice. I mixed 64 oz of grape juice and 1 package of Certo. I take only 4 ozs of the mixture mid morning. I am in complete awe.
This goes along with the soap under the sheet miracle. Certo can be found in the canning areas of the supermarket. I have stocked up for winter when they might not carry it.
Barb, August 28, 2010 11:17 AM
Another recipe for Certo and grape juice is 1 TBL Certo in 8 oz grape juice per day.
GIN AND RAISINS
I suffered from hip pain for almost 6 years. The pain was worse when standing, not so bad when walking or moving around. During this time, I went to two different chiropractors, had three different injections with three different doctors (pain doctors and sports medicine), and went through acupuncture sessions with two different acupuncturists.
My regular doctor commented that two of his patients had pain relief from the raisin/gin treatment, so I tried it. A few days after I started the treatment I was standing in line to pick up some prescriptions at WalMart and suddenly realized I had no pain when standing. I’ve been pain free for a little over a year now.
JM, August 10, 2010
For more details on the Raisin Remedies search this site or look for our Guide to Alternatives for Arthritis.