I’m not one to believe in pseudo-science or natural remedies alone without a lot of research. Give me medication for my rheumatoid arthritis. I want to kick its butt.
But sometimes I need something more to help with the pain and manage the stiffness I still feel even though I am taking medication for it, and I don’t like adding Tylenol or any other pain reliever to the long list of medications I’m taking (plus it doesn’t help me that much anyway). I’ve given some natural remedies a try, but to no avail. I have tried turmeric pills and other anti-inflammatory spices and herbs, but that hasn’t relieved inflammation for me personally (I still use tons of turmeric and black pepper on my tofu scrambles, though! And I still hear that turmeric has helped some with flare ups and managing inflammation). The main thing besides medication that has helped me is my vegan diet (specifically a whole food, plant-based diet), which I made a post about here.
So when I was told about magnesium oil I was skeptical. I did a lot of research and did find online that it’s been hypothesized that some of those who suffer from arthritis can be low on magnesium. Here are some more links claiming this:
I couldn’t find a lot of concrete information on this, but I figured I might at least give it a try. I’ve been using it for about a week now on my hands in general, but specifically on the index finger on my right hand every morning as part of my morning routine and at night before bed. It has surprisingly been helping. I have more mobility in that finger and the swelling has gone down quite a bit. The joint was round and painful, but the redness and pain has lessened. My hands also don’t feel as swollen and stiff when I wake up as they have been the last month (and getting worse every day). There were days I would lose the feeling in the tip of that finger, but I haven’t had any issues since using the magnesium oil.
I definitely would recommend trying it out, especially for pain between trying new medications and mild flare ups. Here’s a link to the one I’ve been using on Amazon: Three Drops of Life Magnesium Oil
It’s also not tested on animals, which is a plus!
I would also recommend adding more foods high in magnesium into your diet, such as spinach, kale, avocados, nuts, and beans. They’re good for your body in general and eating a plant-based diet has helped me manage my pain and inflammation a tremendous amount.
Let me know what you think in the comments; whether or not you’ve tried this, or if there are any natural remedies that have worked for you in your pain management. I’d love to read what you guys think!