Friday, March 27, 2015


Today's Health Adventure

I am certifiable

I may have told this story before, but it had to be way before, so I'll repeat. 

Several years ago a friend sold his hardware store in Beckley, WV;  went to Chiropractor school and opened a practice in Florida.  In an e-mail he told me that he was going gangbusters, and able to "cure" better than 50% of his patient's ills with applications of  DMSO (Dimethyl sulfoxide).  Stuff was widely used to treat race horses.  I bought some for MoSup. 

She suffers from Rheumatoid arthritis and it was really beginning to affect her life.  This stuff worked PDQ on her feet, from whence her primary complaint.  She also found that by eliminating all red meat from her diet, along with the DMSO, she was a springy chicken again. 
That was 30 years ago.  I use it myself from time to time for sprains, etc. 

Fast forward.  I have torn meniscus cartilage in my left knee.  Did it around the first of the year.  I didn't know what it was, but it was bad enough that I had to give up doing my 10,000 steps (for Fitbit). Two weeks ago while I was putting some on MoSup's aching neck I thought, "Hey!" Applied some on my knee and there was an almost immediate and noticeable relief, but it stung like hell and caused a very itchy rash.  I bought some DMSO Gel With Aloe ($6.26 from Walmart) and tried that. It still caused some rash, so I applied some emu oil cream (also wondrous stuff) first, and voila.  Yesterday I did  9200 steps. 

FWIW.   And yes, I am aware of the controversy about using DMSO.
You're welcome.


Anonymous said...


Billll said...

Wal-Mart doesn't seem to carry the stuff in Colorado. I think the Dems here banned it or something.

Wanna trade for some Hash oil?

Anonymous said...

billl , yes!

Tom Smith said...

Amazon has various forms of it. Wonder drug..........not meant for humans. Kinda like fresh milk is against the law. Make sure the area is clean and free from alcohol residue.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm…hash oil! That brings back some great memories! How come folks don't smoke that in electronic cigarettes? Or do they?

Phil N. LeBlanc

Anonymous said...

Phil eyblunt We do!

Anonymous said...

Clean area? Check.

Free of alcohol residue? Um, not so much. Hic-up.

Bastiges don't carry it at wally-world here in Kansas, either, dammit, I checked this morning.

Sir H the Comet

Billll said...

Maybe try the local farm store. Murdocks has something rural for everyone.

Anonymous said...

DMSO is an "interesting" drug. Not only does it penetrate almost immediately but it takes anything and everything with it. That means that if you somehow manage to contaminate it with something poisonous it'll take the poison into your body immediately (translation - be careful when you use it).

The other thing to remember is a side effect commonly known as "Death Breath" - almost immediately after applying the stuff your breath will start to reek beyond belief.

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