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Posted by Rebecca (Aberdeen, Washington) on 10/09/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Apple cider vinegar all but eliminated swelling and pain. I am 58 and have been in good shape most of my life but had a low back injury over 3 years ago and have had severe pain and stiffness which has sent me to doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, massage therapists and even a rolfer for 15 sessions! All of these helped but very temporarily. I have also been doing yoga and exercises from a book called Relaxercise (excellent by the way) which have also helped but only somewhat. I had been getting worse within the past few months and had develped knee, foot and hand pain along with swelling of these areas especially one ankle and foot which was twice the normal size. It hurt to walk or wear any type of shoe. My husband is an RN who looked at my swollen ankle and foot and told me it almost looked like gouty arthritis. This comment prompted me to research the subject and I found a blog of 100's of people all of who had been using ACV and all but 1 person rated the treatment 5 stars. I immediately went to a health food store and bought the organic, unfiltered ACV and started by taking 3 tablespoons in a large glass of water sweetened with organic raw honey. Following the first dose the night before, I woke to find the swelling reduced to about 1/4 of what it had been and the pain nearly gone. The stuff works like a miracle! I have continued to take it every day but have cut down the dose to 2 tablespoons 2-3 times per day in the same amount of water with honey. I have only a twinge of pain and 1 spot of swelling about the size of a quarter remaining on my ankle. Amazingly, my low back has less pain and more mobility than what I have ever had since the injury over 3 years ago. All this and I have only discovered this treatment less than 1 week ago! Amazing!!

Posted by Jean (Sydney, Canada) on 01/27/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Hello, I have had pain in my legs for awhile now & decided to try the ACV although I have been using 2 tbsp in 6 oz water for about a month or so I just couldn't stand the taste anymore' but I am taking ACV tablets & them with prayer together work VERY well! I LOVE this site & just happened to come across it on google. thank you so much for this website!!!

Posted by Sandra (Guelph, Ontario, Canada) on 12/07/2007
5 out of 5 stars

ACV is a miracle, have stopped taking medication for nerve pain in legs, and for acid reflux. Arthritis is not a problem anymore, and have lost 25 lbs in 8 week. I feel 20 years younger, and will be on ACV for the rest of my life.

Posted by Suresh Nambiar (Nicosia, Cyprus) on 11/27/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I was having tremendous pain on all over my joints for the last 3 months and I felt that it was increasing every day. Had lot of medicines and none gave me any relief? Then I searched on the net and came across your site, tried ACV and you won't believe that all these 3 months pain vanished in few hours. I thank all the people who submitted feedback in this forum.

Posted by Carolyn (Winchester, VA) on 09/24/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I love this site. I stumbed upon this site about a week and a half ago and started the apple cider vinegar remedy last week. I love the taste, in water. I put 4 tablespoons of ACV in 20 fluid oz and sip it all morning at work. My appetite has decreased as has my taste for sweet things. I am terribly overweight and have had weight problems all my llife, had 4 knee surgeries and have arthritis and edema. My' pain has lessened as my edema has and I really feel healthier. This is something I would recommend to everyone! Thank you for this website. My only problem is when I get home I feel suddenly a big decrease in energy, which is not so bad since I have been feeling so sluggish the new energixed feeling I have had is very welcome. I was just wondering if I should drink a tablespoon more of ACV when I get home in order to keep the energy level up. I did not want to over do the ACV as I am new to this. Thanks for any help! Sincerely grateful, Carolyn Wolfe

Replied by Guy
Rapid City, Sd, USA

This may be a shot in the dark but I thought i'd ask, could your home be moldy? I noticed when i went to my brothers home in baltimore which is humid and moldy i felt terrible even on the acv but when i returned home to South Dakota which is dry i felt better. Just thought i'd mention this, hope it helps....

Posted by CAROL (edinburgh, scotland) on 08/25/2007
5 out of 5 stars

hi, i have just started using acv three weeks ago. i feel a little better already most of my pain is 10/20% better I have a little more energy happier i hope it helps you too i drink 2 teaspoons in a glass of water 3 times a day. good luck to you all.

Posted by Maria (Vallejo, USA) on 08/19/2007
5 out of 5 stars

Taking apple cider Vinegar plus Honey is very good for pain. And Drinking 8- 10 glasses of water a day, do not skip meals downsizing all your meals but eat alot of fruits and vegetables and you will lose weight. I lose 5 lbs in one week and anohter 5 lbs in second week.You add exercise, 100 percent you will lose weight Stay on this Plan. I do bicycle exercise. From 192 lbs i am now 180 pounds. Do not forget drinking 8 to 10 glasses a day.

Posted by Don (West Central, Illinois) on 03/25/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I've had diabetes for several years, put on insulin some months ago. Sugars still hitting average of mid-300's all the time, day and night, A1C well over 8. BP about 145/90, cholesterol low 200's. Started raw, organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar with "the mother" couple of months ago. Unbelieveable. With absolutely no other changes, sugars hover about 100, A1C 6.0, BP 122/80, cholesterol 122. No more joint pain- I quit my daily dose of 2 Aleve tabs. Now I'll begin backing off insulin and other meds to see if I can maintain the good numbers. I am dumbfounded by this, and people think I'm nuts. My doctor is absolutely ecstatic. I use a "shot" of the ACV (I use _______s) in about 6 ounces of ice cold purified water morning and evening. (Make sure you mix the bottle well before pouring, to blend in the sediment on the bottom of the jar).

Posted by Pamela (Midlothian, Virginia) on 03/24/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I have had joint pain in my hip and knees for years ,after a car accident..I had a total hip replacement in May of 2006,because the pain was so bad.I thought I may have to have my knee replaced also.A friend told me about ACV and how it helps your joints I have made a cocktail with _______s brand ACV daily, I am so amazed I am totally pain free.I noticed a difference in two days.. I no longer take tons of asprin or antiinflamitory drugs.I save so much money now and my liver and kidneys are better off..It truly is a miracle in a bottle.

Replied by Kristy
Long View, Texas, United States

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Posted by Charlie (Oakfield, New York) on 03/22/2007
5 out of 5 stars

03/21/2007 I was in so much pain yesterday I could not stand. 03/22/2007 Now after three treatments of ACV and 8 oz of water 90% of my pain is gone and I can stand. Do you have to mix ACV with water? Has anyone ever taken ACV pills you can buy at health food stores with the same results?

Posted by Eric (Brooklyn,. NY) on 02/09/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I have always known that apple cider vinegar was good for stomach pain. I decided to get a bottle of apple cider vinegar and start taking it. Almost three years came ago, I started having pain in my elbow hip and big toes . After taking the apple cider vinegar for my stomach for three days, the pain in my hip was going away and I and I could get up from the bed without any pain. I love this apple cider vinegar.

Posted by Jeff (Salisbury, UK) on 02/05/2007
5 out of 5 stars

Hi everyone please believe all the other comments on this site that ACV works. i did a search in google and found myself here, i went out and bought some ACV. I was a bit cautious at first but thought have ACV or pain. It was the best decision of my life.also hadn't eaten for 3 days before i took and boy i polished off a jacket spud with tuna sweet corn, and oh how i enjoyed it. This is definitely the Miracle Cure. Doctors -- who needs them :)smiles all round I'm even gonna open a site dedicated to sufferers if your interested in posting comments stories etc... email me thanks to this website I'm living my life again.

Posted by Susan (Tampa, FL) on 01/03/2007
5 out of 5 stars

2 tsp honey, 2 tsp apple cider vinegar in 8 to 16 ounces of water 3 times a day cured my arthritis, back pain and allergies. I was in so much pain for many many years with severe back problems, and then 2 years ago was diagnosed with rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. The dr. prescribed steroids, and 2 different immuno suppressant drugs and the side effects were horrible. I could hardly get out of bed in the morning, my joints and muscles hurt so bad, i also have fibromyalgia. I started this regimen about a month ago and saw immediate results. My hay fever has cleared up also. My sinuses are dry, usually I always have a bad post nasal drip problem. I feel more energized, and my body just feels good, like it is getting what it needs.

Posted by Janet (Mesa, AZ) on 10/05/2006
5 out of 5 stars

ACV cured my Carpal Tunnel. My hands were numb and tingling, they hurt all the time. this stuff has helped me so much, with my carpal tunnel, my sleep, my hot flashes, and the bone spurs in my neck. this really is my miracle drug. your truly, janet

Posted by Sasha (Chicago, IL) on 09/29/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I tried the ACV and cold shower cures. I cannot thank this website enough for this valuable information! I am overjoyed at my bodies results from taking apple cider vinegar!!! I am definitely overjoyed!!! I have real medical problems (Gastritis, Degenerative Disc Disease) and I have had real progress. My stomach doesn't bubble any more. Before taking the acv, I had constant problems with a queasy feeling. Not any more! I was told I would wind up in a wheelchair because of the disc disease and have been hospitalized for it before. I have experienced extreme pain from it over the last 2 years and it seemed to be getting worse. Now I don't have any pain at all. I don't know if this is a cure for it but I can bend and stretch again! Amazing! I was scared that my back would give out on me but it didn't and I am not in pain. I can do crunches now with out fear. You don't know the quality of life you gave me back. I feel like a kid again. Thank you all and God Bless you!