I have used fruits & veggies, hydration, alkalization, deep breathing, exercise, yoga, rest, and sunbathing to alleviate pain of headache, sinus, muscle, back, joint-pain, sport-injury, sprain, etc. See my blog on “Pain” here: https://maramore.wordpress.com/2016/11/21/pain Below are more resources.
MSM (Methylsulphonylmethane) was discovered by Robert Herschler (Ph.D.), professor of the Department of Surgery, Oregon Health Sciences University. Occurring naturally in raw fruits, vegetables, grains, and milk; MSM is a natural form of sulfur found in all living organisms and is present in our body fluids and tissues. MSM may support healthy inflammatory response and is thought to be a natural pain reliever. Although MSM occurs naturally in foods, even moderate food processing destroys most of it. Plants, animals and humans need sulfur for a wide variety of biological processes. MSM is a source of biological sulfur, which is a major component in many of the body’s proteins, tissues, hormones and enzymes. Sulfur also plays a role in the detoxification of the liver. Because MSM can inhibit pain impulses, support healthy blood flow and reduce inflammation of tissues, it has also been researched for use as a pain reliever and to support healthy inflammatory response. Sulfur is involved with the proper function of enzymes, and is found as part of sulfur-containing amino acids, like L-Cysteine and L-Methionine. It helps form the bonds that link connective tissue together. According to Stanley W. Jacob, MD and other researchers, MSM can help to relieve both food and pollen-type allergies, ameliorate over acid conditions, control constipation, improve lung function, alleviate parasite problems in the intestinal and urogenital tracts, protect against lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, reduce arthritic pain, relieve snoring, improve growth and texture of nails and hair, and increase elasticity of the skin. Applied topically, MSM may reduce scarring; may be useful for hair, skin, and nail health. MSM also benefits to animals. 1/4 teaspoon of the MSM powder is about 1 gram.
The Miracle of MSM: The Natural Solution for Pain by Stanley W. Jacob MD explains that MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is the first safe, natural, side-effect-free remedy for many types of pain and inflammatory conditions. In this authoritative look at MSM, Drs. Stanley Jacob and Ronald Lawrence reveal how to tap into the benefits of this amazing “miracle” compound. Experienced in the successful treatment of thousands of patients for pain, they explain how to take MSM—how much, when, with what foods, and in what form—to relieve pain in its many varieties, including: Degenerative arthritis, Chronic back pain, Chronic headache, Muscle pain, Fibromyalgia, Tendintis and bursitis, Carpal tunnel syndrome, TMJ, Post-traumatic pain and inflammation, Allergies, and more. “Here is something natural, a supplement that appears to be safe and is helping many people. Why shouldn’t you be one of them?” —William Regelson, M.D., co-author of The Melatonin Miracle
DMSO (dimethyl sulfoxide) Click link for information on how to purchase on Amazon. Pure liquid DMSO is used for various applications including arthritis, pain, and sports injury. Research shows use of it within 90 min of a spinal cord injury to prevent paralysis, use on burn victims to prevent infection, numb pain, and promote healing, the treatment of infants with Down’s Syndrome to help them reach their potential and prevent some of the genetic effects it can cause, use for arthritis, and sports injuries. DMSO is often mixed with other extracts to enhance absorption. It is recommended to read about DMSO before using and use with caution as it is very powerful. Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) is an organosulfur compound with the formula (CH3)2SO. This colorless liquid is an important polar aprotic solvent that dissolves both polar and nonpolar compounds and is miscible in a wide range of organic solvents as well as water. It penetrates the skin very readily, giving it the unusual property for many individuals of being secreted onto the surface of the tongue after contact with the skin and causing a garlic-like taste in the mouth.
DMSO: Nature’s Healer by Dr. Norman Walker explains How to Use DMSO to Relieve Pain, Increase Circulation, Repair Tissue Damage. It is a summary of a lot of research done on DMSO with a section in the beginning on what it is and how they think it works on the body. Some of the interesting research summarized are the use of it within 90 min of a spinal cord injury preventing paralysis, the way it can be used on burn victims to prevent infection, numb pain, and promote healing, the treatment of infants with Down’s Syndrome to help them reach their potential and prevent some of the genetic effects it can cause, use for arthritis, and sports injuries. The book also covers (briefly with no conspiracy theories) why the FDA has shut down research on this drug that was once labeled a breakthrough new medicine by them, and why doctors can’t tell us about it or recommend it without fear of losing their license.