DMSO - Dimethylsulphoxide

Lone herbal witch

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Thank you Laura for the advice. As a matter of fact, I have ordered an Infra Red pad for my back. That is another area of my body that needs looking after. I've had inflammation in there since my child bearing years. So DSMO for that is being tested. We will see if that helps.
I intended the Infrared for my back but it can be used for my arm as well. Now your advice is great but i'll have a hard time with cheese and eggs : two of my favorites. But i guess if i must be better, i'll have to do the work, right? Thank you community for your advice.
Laura, for testing on food sensitivity, should I visit a naturopath? Who else could do the testing? i don't believe my own physician would recommend anyone. She does not believe in natural remedies, only pharmaceutical stuff. (she keeps insisting i get more vaccines, particularly for the shingles, phew!) It is true that one remedy does not fit all as we are all so different and we need to listen to our bodies.
Even the physiotherapist (a specialist i was told) who looked after my edema told me that food does not affect the edema. I found out since then by testing myself against food that it does indeed affect your overall health. You mention white rice. As i stated, only basmati rice seems to not affect me at all, the others do! If anyone else has other ideas, please share them with me. Thank you all.
 

benkostka

Jedi Master
After reading the whole thread on DMSO (and keeping tons of notes), I would like to find out if this could be used for lymph edema?
(history of cancer and surgery right after which caused the lymph edema)
I have ordered DMSO for other problems for myself and my hubby, but my edema is quite noticeable. My physician used to prescribe elastic tubing (sleeves) to help control it. Now i cannot use them anymore cause it makes my skin itch terribly and the cost of those specialized sleeves is outrageously expensive on my limited resources (I'm retired now).
The only thing i can do for now is control my diet: somewhat ketogenic, no bread (anything done with flour basically, pasta, pizza, etc) no processed food, no sauces (only those I make myself), fruits and veggies, lots of salads, etc. , milk only in coffee or tea. Potatoes are eaten on a sometimes basis in small quantities. But I adore cheese and that is something i have difficulty removing from my diet. I also eat basmati rice (which does not seem to harm me as much as the sticky kind or others), tried buckwheat on a sometimes basis, no alcohol (except white wine when we go out), and no salt! Salt in food is wrecking havoc with my edema to the point that it hurts so bad ( it feels like three sun burns all at once and the swelling keeps going up.) It takes several days to bring it down after an attack from food!
I also supplement my diet with vitamins and magnesium, Vit C, glutathione, Vit D3 and I also take melatonin at night.

The book by Dr. Morton has been ordered and should arrive soon.
Do any of you have other ideas how I could help myself with this problem? I've been considering using a diuretic but I'm not certain which one?
Do anyone in the community knows of a close relative or other who has experienced my condition?
Thank you for your help.
I was able to remove a significant amount of toxins in my body naturally through fresh herbal teas. The first two I had were dandelion and violets. Dandelion is great for the liver and violets are good for the lymph system. It was all free because those flowers are everywhere around me in the spring. I also bought a rather cheap an inexpensive iridology chart and watched my eyes while doing the cleanse and watched certain cloudy parts of my iris clear up. I was also doing a fair amount of foam rolling and trigger point release.

For the tea I just used a french press and a small bit of raw honey to sweeten it. Raw honey isn’t quite as bad as sugar and can contain lots of antioxidants depending on where the bees live.

After doing that and just general exercise I felt much better and even coughed much less. I used to cough a lot, probably from exposure to trash fires in Iraq/Afghanistan. But I’m a fan of the natural detox if you can find the plants around your place, spring is obviously the best time. Lots of beneficial flowers around. As times get worse and supplies are cut off they can really help, plus they’re free. I recycle all my wood ash on my lawn too, to replace the trace elements and have definitely noticed a difference in the color of the grass so I figure I’m getting more of those as well.
 

Laura

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Thank you Laura for the advice. As a matter of fact, I have ordered an Infra Red pad for my back. That is another area of my body that needs looking after. I've had inflammation in there since my child bearing years. So DSMO for that is being tested. We will see if that helps.
I intended the Infrared for my back but it can be used for my arm as well. Now your advice is great but i'll have a hard time with cheese and eggs : two of my favorites. But i guess if i must be better, i'll have to do the work, right? Thank you community for your advice.

You need the whole body IR blanket. A pad is okay for occasional pain, but if you want to combat edema, you need the full monty.

I was a dairy addict and a coffee addict and then a tea addict. But once you truly learn, by testing, how bad they act on your body, how bad they can make you feel, then you will have the will to resist. Yes, it's hard. Because, by nature, dairy is addictive because the proteins bind with opiod receptors in your gut. It really is "getting a fix."

I remember looking at old ladies in the supermarket who had legs so swollen they flowed over the sides of their shoes. I shuddered with horror. And then, one day, I was one and the horror intensified and I became motivated to find out what did it and how to fix it. Now, my ankles only ever swell the tiniest bit and that is only once in awhile under extreme circumstances. I can get in the bathtub and night, lay back and put my feet on the faucet and admire my ankles again.
 

Laura

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Laura, for testing on food sensitivity, should I visit a naturopath? Who else could do the testing? i don't believe my own physician would recommend anyone. She does not believe in natural remedies, only pharmaceutical stuff. (she keeps insisting i get more vaccines, particularly for the shingles, phew!) It is true that one remedy does not fit all as we are all so different and we need to listen to our bodies.
Even the physiotherapist (a specialist i was told) who looked after my edema told me that food does not affect the edema. I found out since then by testing myself against food that it does indeed affect your overall health. You mention white rice. As i stated, only basmati rice seems to not affect me at all, the others do! If anyone else has other ideas, please share them with me. Thank you all.

Ignore the ignorant doctor and physiotherapist and learn for yourself. But don't be surprised if, after you prove it, they still say "oh, it must have been some other thing..." MOST doctors and people in the medical field are abysmally ignorant about nutrition and provably beneficial alternative therapies.

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You may need to do the testing through a functional medicine or holistic medicine practitioner. Find one in your area.
 

Lilou

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I bought this far infrared blanket. I'm very happy with it. I see they have even come down in price over the last couple of years!

 

Lone herbal witch

Padawan Learner
Thank you Laura, Lilou, Ben Kostka for all your feedbacks.
I was aware about dandelion tea. I've looked around for an infrared blanket; i find them extremely expensive. But i guess the motto about suffering to remain "pretty" must apply. It is my health after all and efforts must be made to be healthy again.
Abysmally ignorant is the word: i can't believe the stuff they want me to swallow or take to justify their "caring" for me.

I'll continue to search out what I can to make me better. Thank you to you all for helping me. It is greatly appreciated.

Boy i love my teas, but i must change my habits.....:lkj:
 

Lone herbal witch

Padawan Learner
I was able to remove a significant amount of toxins in my body naturally through fresh herbal teas. The first two I had were dandelion and violets. Dandelion is great for the liver and violets are good for the lymph system. It was all free because those flowers are everywhere around me in the spring. I also bought a rather cheap an inexpensive iridology chart and watched my eyes while doing the cleanse and watched certain cloudy parts of my iris clear up. I was also doing a fair amount of foam rolling and trigger point release.

For the tea I just used a french press and a small bit of raw honey to sweeten it. Raw honey isn’t quite as bad as sugar and can contain lots of antioxidants depending on where the bees live.

After doing that and just general exercise I felt much better and even coughed much less. I used to cough a lot, probably from exposure to trash fires in Iraq/Afghanistan. But I’m a fan of the natural detox if you can find the plants around your place, spring is obviously the best time. Lots of beneficial flowers around. As times get worse and supplies are cut off they can really help, plus they’re free. I recycle all my wood ash on my lawn too, to replace the trace elements and have definitely noticed a difference in the color of the grass so I figure I’m getting more of those as well.
For the violet, did you use the flowers and the leaves? What about the root?
I'm aware that the whole dandelion plant is good for a lot of ailments and food as well. The indigenous people used it for food and tea.
 

benkostka

Jedi Master
For the violet, did you use the flowers and the leaves? What about the root?
I'm aware that the whole dandelion plant is good for a lot of ailments and food as well. The indigenous people used it for food and tea.
I used just the flowers for both. I’d pick them fresh and then make tea from the fresh flowers. I’ve got a few books on essential oils and hydrosols and I found that certain compounds aren’t there if you dehydrate them so that’s why I figure fresh is best. I was probably drinking about 1-2 gallons of that tea per day at the time of heavily detoxing. Now I probably drink about a half gallon a day, mainly mint because that’s what’s in season now.
 

Lone herbal witch

Padawan Learner
I used just the flowers for both. I’d pick them fresh and then make tea from the fresh flowers. I’ve got a few books on essential oils and hydrosols and I found that certain compounds aren’t there if you dehydrate them so that’s why I figure fresh is best. I was probably drinking about 1-2 gallons of that tea per day at the time of heavily detoxing. Now I probably drink about a half gallon a day, mainly mint because that’s what’s in season now.
Thank you. Mint is lovely in food and teas. Enjoy. :love:
 

Sixpack

The Force is Strong With This One
Hi, I'm new here.
About me: https://cassiopaea.org/forum/threads/sixpack-newbie.52495/

I've been researching DMSO because a friend told me that it can relieve Dupuytren's Contracture. I made a 50/50 mix with Aloe Vera gel (from my garden plant) and applied it to my hands for a few weeks, together with Betadiene, magnesium gel and arnica gel. My hands became really painful and stiff so I've stopped for the moment. I'm probably trying too many things at once.

I've also, a few days ago, developed a tooth abscess, for which I'm taking Amoxicillin (unfortunately). My cheek swelling is decreasing gradually to the extent that I no longer need painkillers. I have a dental appointment tomorrow (Monday).

Anyway, I just want to add: infra-red is just heat. Actually, it's light but it's just below the red end of the spectrum so human eyes can't detect it (but a digital camera can). There is nothing special about an infra-red blanket. It's just a blanket with a resistance wire embedded between the layers. I have a heated bed blanket myself, although only my feet tend to get cold so I use a simple "plant pot" heater sheet, about a foot square.
 

Lone herbal witch

Padawan Learner
Hi, I'm new here.
About me: https://cassiopaea.org/forum/threads/sixpack-newbie.52495/

I've been researching DMSO because a friend told me that it can relieve Dupuytren's Contracture. I made a 50/50 mix with Aloe Vera gel (from my garden plant) and applied it to my hands for a few weeks, together with Betadiene, magnesium gel and arnica gel. My hands became really painful and stiff so I've stopped for the moment. I'm probably trying too many things at once.

I've also, a few days ago, developed a tooth abscess, for which I'm taking Amoxicillin (unfortunately). My cheek swelling is decreasing gradually to the extent that I no longer need painkillers. I have a dental appointment tomorrow (Monday).

Anyway, I just want to add: infra-red is just heat. Actually, it's light but it's just below the red end of the spectrum so human eyes can't detect it (but a digital camera can). There is nothing special about an infra-red blanket. It's just a blanket with a resistance wire embedded between the layers. I have a heated bed blanket myself, although only my feet tend to get cold so I use a simple "plant pot" heater sheet, about a foot square.
Welcome SixPack. I hope you enjoy this thread and everything else we talk about here. It is really informative and gives us freedom to try other things instead of the more traditional methods used ( not believing in those anymore) Thank you SixPack for your support and contribution.
I have purchased an infrared back pad and have not used it yet. I'm a bit afraid to be honest to purchase the blanket as it is quite expensive for me at this time. My expenses have gone through the roof since June of this year with ongoing repairs that were completely unexpected. We've be regurgitating money through every crack possible with our problems with our house! I hope it will soon be over.
But going back to what you suggest, not sure if I can do what you are suggesting. My problem stems from the fact that my lymph nodes were removed in 2018 due to cancer. The ongoing edema is being caused by food and other harsh activities (such as working too hard with my arms, exercising to hard, etc).

The other problem with heat for me is that i cannot abide having my feet under heat, particularly a blanket. I sleep with my feet out of blankets except when my feet are cold due to walking on a cold floor or in winter when my feet are like ice.

So I'll try what Zak has suggested: Bromelain. It may work! More research is needed on my part, so something else may be of some use. Thank you all. Greatly appreciated.
 

Sixpack

The Force is Strong With This One
But going back to what you suggest, not sure if I can do what you are suggesting. My problem stems from the fact that my lymph nodes were removed in 2018 due to cancer. The ongoing edema is being caused by food and other harsh activities (such as working too hard with my arms, exercising to hard, etc).

The other problem with heat for me is that i cannot abide having my feet under heat, particularly a blanket. I sleep with my feet out of blankets except when my feet are cold due to walking on a cold floor or in winter when my feet are like ice.

So I'll try what Zak has suggested: Bromelain. It may work! More research is needed on my part, so something else may be of some use. Thank you all. Greatly appreciated.
I wasn't suggesting anything. I was simply trying to explain that ALL forms of "infra-red" heat pads, blankets, plan heaters comprise a simple resistance element. They all work the same way no matter how much you pay. The cost reflects the quality and durability (hopefully) but don't pay extra just because the supplier claims that it's "better" infra-red.

I take Bromelain. I forget why!
 

Sixpack

The Force is Strong With This One
I wasn't suggesting anything. I was simply trying to explain that ALL forms of "infra-red" heat pads, blankets, plan heaters comprise a simple resistance element. They all work the same way no matter how much you pay. The cost reflects the quality and durability (hopefully) but don't pay extra just because the supplier claims that it's "better" infra-red.

I take Bromelain. I forget why!
Sorry, I can't edit. I meant "plant heaters" as used in greenhouses (not "plan" heaters).
 

Sixpack

The Force is Strong With This One
Returning to the topic, if I may: I have a tooth abscess, for which I'm taking Amoxycillin as well as receiving dental treatment. I've also been wiping DMSO on my cheek and gum. It seems to be reducing the swelling, although that might be just the antibiotic alone. Has anyone tried this on an abscess?

I noticed a slight rash on my face above the abscess point (before I started the DMSO). And I awoke at 5 am today with a slight headache - that's rare for me and usually heralds the onset of a cold, which I haven't had since I had the dreaded "covid" symptoms in January 2020. (It didn't kill me.) Also, this morning, I'm having hot flushes, although I'm well past the men-o-pause! I suspect the antibiotics, although I've been taking them for several days.

Anyway, I need to ride my little motorbike to town, now, to collect a laptop for a friend who is a lot older than I.
 

hlat

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I was simply trying to explain that ALL forms of "infra-red" heat pads, blankets, plan heaters comprise a simple resistance element. They all work the same way no matter how much you pay. The cost reflects the quality and durability (hopefully) but don't pay extra just because the supplier claims that it's "better" infra-red.
The infrared light products are different. There are specific wavelengths of infrared light that are much better. You can read the infrared thread. The infrabed
 
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