Arthritis Home Treatment: Cure And Treat Arthritis by Soaking Hands And Feet In 30 Minutes

Whenever you have pain in your joints it is really difficult to accomplish anything.

There are some people who have joint pain after a long day at work. This type of joint pain may go away after a day of rest.

While the uses for white vinegar are plentiful, apple cider vinegar has arguably even more applications.

Its wide ranging benefits include everything from curing hiccups to alleviating cold symptoms, and some people have turned to apple cider vinegar to help with health concerns including diabetes, cancer, heart problems, high cholesterol, and weight issues.

Apple cider vinegar is rich in minerals like magnesium, phosphorus, calcium and potassium.

Mineral deficiency can worsen joint pain, so a diet rich in essential minerals is an important step to relieving the pain of arthritis.

The potassium in cider vinegar may be especially beneficial because it works to prevent calcium build-up in the joints, which is linked to joint stiffness.

Raw, unprocessed apple cider vinegar is also rich in beneficial enzymes and acids that improve digestive health.

There are actually over 100 different types of arthritis that have been identified, but these are the two most commonly found types:

Osteoarthritis (OA) – This type of arthritis is most commonly associated with aging and it’s characterized by chronic inflammation of the joints.

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) – This is the most common type of arthritis that causes inflammation and it predominantly affects the joints in the body. It is classified as an autoimmune disease and researchers are just beginning to understand it.

Apple cider vinegar has a pain-relieving effect that is beneficial for arthritis sufferers looking for a natural way to find pain relief, and this analgesic effect can be further amplified by combining ACV with other natural foods.

ACV for Osteoarthritis

The pain-killing properties of ACV work well for people with osteoarthritis who suffer with joint pain.

Poultices and spot soaks can be quite effective for osteoarthritis pain management, as well as internal use. Consuming ACV can help to balance the body’s pH levels in favor of joint pain relief, reducing acid buildup that can contribute to severe joint pain for people afflicted with osteoarthritis.

ACV for Rheumatoid Arthritis

ACV can work directly on the inside of the body when you consume it in food or drink, and when taken this way it can help to dissolve crystals that build up along the joints in people suffering with rheumatoid arthritis, allowing the crystals to be flushed from the body along with the urine.

If you’re interested in trying an ACV based treatment for your own arthritis, here are a few recipes to try:

1. Vinegar tonic

Brew a cup of peppermint or ginger tea, and mix in 1 tablespoon of ACV, 1 teaspoon of honey, and stir in 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Drink this mixture once per day to relieve arthritis pain. The combination of ACV and honey has a number of health benefits and it also works for better joint health and joint pain alleviation and the flavor is quite nice.

2. Vinegar water

Mix 1 tablespoon of ACV into an 8 oz glass of water and drink it twice a day with food. Although the taste isn’t wonderful, the dilution helps to take some of the “bite” out of the vinegar flavor of this recipe and helps to reduce damage to tooth enamel and prevent burns to the sensitive tissues in your mouth and throat. You can add a honey to sweeten the vinegar water.

3. Vinegar with tart cherry juice

Mix a tall glass (8 to 10 oz) of tart cherry juice with 1 tablespoon of ACV and drink it once per day to get the one-two punch against arthritis pain from this synergistic mixture of two of nature’s anti-inflammatory medicines.

Another option is to add a juice of this fruit, which can halt Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).

4. Vinegar baths and spot soaks

For those who wish to use vinegar as a topical treatment, a vinegar bath or spot soak may be ideal.

To spot soak an inflamed and painful joint (such as an elbow or the joints in the hands), mix one cup of ACV into 6 cups of warm water and soak the pained area for 30 or more minutes for pain relief.

Alternately, you can treat your whole body by adding 2 cups of ACV to a full tub of warm bathwater and soaking for a half an hour, massaging the muscles and joints during the soak. For more ideas, read my post about detox baths to cleanse and rejuvenate your body.

5. Vinegar oil

To create a joint massage oil made with ACV, just mix olive oil or coconut oil with ACV, using a ratio of 2 parts ACV to 1 part oil. Massage this mixture into the pained joints once or twice each day to reap the analgesic rewards of ACV (and the oils will help the skin in the area to glow, as well). You can also add one of these essential oils to relieve pain and inflammation or make your own dandelion oil for arthritis and joint pain relief.

6. ACV and honey

The combination is ideal for rheumatoid arthritis sufferers, mixing vinegar with honey and diluting them in water is a quick, easy and natural way to battle serious arthritis pain.

Put 1 tablespoon of ACV and 1 teaspoon of honey into an 8 oz glass of water and stir well, then drink. This can be done up to three times per day until pain subsides.

Which ACV to Use for Treating Arthritis

Real ACV is made by fermenting pressed apple juice until the natural sugar turns into vinegar. The ACV you should use is the raw, organic, unfiltered, and unpasteurized kind of ACV. Not the refined kind.

A good quality kind of ACV contains the “mother” of vinegar, which is the cloudy stuff that sinks to the bottom of the bottle. This substance contains the beneficial enzymes, bacteria, pectin and trace minerals that makes ACV so good for you.

Raw unfiltered ACV can be purchased in some supermarkets, health food stores or online stores where you can purchase this Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar. You can also make your own DIY apple cider vinegar.

Using ACV is also one of the 70 habits featured in my e-book 70 Powerful Habits For A Great Health which will guide you how to take positive steps to improve your wellness and overall health.