Relieving Painful Bursitis in Elbow
Update, 2014, Found another Natural Bursitis Remedy
by Neva J. Howell unless otherwise noted
Finding an effective bursitis remedy proving daunting
My search for an effective bursitis remedy has been challenging. There are a wide range of remedies available and I’m getting some relief for my own bursitis pain but it isn’t enough….it isn’t stopping it quickly enough for me, that’s for sure, so I keep searching.
Here’s a list of all the herbs and nutrients I’ve found indicated as benefical for bursitis so far: MSM, turmeric, Omega-3 fatty acids, white willow bark, feverfew, bromelain, vitamin B-12, samento, cayenne, calcium and magnesium and vitamin E.
My current bursitis relief regimen:
I take tumeric, salmon oil capsules (for the antinflammatory omega-3’s) and vitamin C. Also am using myrhh and lobelia poultices and that helps with swelling and pain.
Dr. Jame Balch, author of Prescription for Nutritional Healing, uses the following in his nutritional supplement formula for bursitis:
Vitamin C, grapeseed extract, turmeric and bromelain.
Most recently, I found a person in Australia (or at least the products ship from there) who has created a bursitis patch. The logic behind the ingredients used was intriguing enough for me to order some.
These bursitis relief patches contain wood vinegar, chitosan, agaricus mushrooms and tourmaline, a substance which naturally emits negative ions and far infrared frequencies. To read more about Danniel’s Bursitis Patches visit his website. I will post my experiences with these patches once I ever get them! Bursitis Patches Information
However, I didn’t realize they were shipping from the land down under and would take about 10 days to reach U.S. so if you want to try them, be sure to order BEFORE your bursitis flares up, to avoid a painful wait).
Traditional medical approaches to treating bursitis include Cox-2 Inhibitors, regular NSAIDS and Corticosteriods.
ps. Mangosteen Juice is another supplement that has anti-inflammatory properties. I once had some ear accupressure testing done which confirmed what I already knew, which was that my body tended to have internal inflammation. Of course, I’m not alone there. There’s been several books written lately about the inflammation response so I think it’s a more common condition than most of us realize yet. Anyway, the person I saw suggested Mangosteen Juice and I did drink it for a while, about 2 ounces per day, and it DID help. Just realized that and will get back on the Mangosteen Juice myself.