Here are some of the uses for DMSO:
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Bursitis – Dimethyl sulfoxide relieves acute bursitis 80 to 90 percent of the time. Even in chronic bursitis with calcium deposits, dimethyl sulfoxide brings good results in weeks to months, and the calcium deposits eventually fade away. DMSO research: A study (John and Laudahn, 1967) involving 293 patients with acute bursitis showed complete relief in 136 patients, partial relief in 121, and 36 with no change. In the same study, of 782 patients with chronic bursitis, 345 enjoyed complete relief, 321 showed partial remission, and 116 saw no change in three months. The protocol was five milliliters of 90 percent solution to the affected and surrounding area two to four times daily.
Frostbite – People using DMSO even up to 24 hours after the frostbite showed total recovery.
Frozen shoulder – A 70 percent solution of dimethyl sulfoxide can relieve pain and increase mobility. Apply for up to a month.
Hemorrhoids – Apply a 70 percent solution to the hemorrhoid for quick relief of pain and swelling.
Injuries – Strains, sprains, bruising, bone fractures, whiplash, athletic injuries etc: DMSO produces really impressive results with these types of injuries with its anti-inflammatory capabilities and its ability to relieve pain and increase circulation. The sooner the treatment after the injury, the better the result. There is usually pain relief in 20 minutes or less, and pain and swelling often go away almost completely within a few hours of application. Topical application of a 90 percent solution two to four times daily is the usual protocol. “I’ve seen swollen ankles shrink in size in less than an hour,” says Robert Jay Rowen, M.D., who practices in San Jose, California.
Interstitial cystitis – In the study that led to FDA approval, 64 percent of the men and 54 percent of the women obtained relief of symptoms.
Muscle spasms, including nighttime muscle cramps – Dimethyl sulfoxide helps remove toxins and waste material and improves circulation in the muscles to help relieve muscle spasms.
Neuritis – The pain of the nerve inflammation is relieved from 50 to 95 percent of the time.
Peyronies disease – Topical application to the penis removes pain about 50 percent of the time.
Phantom limb pain – Apply topically.
Phlebitis – Relieves some of the pain and superficial clotting when applied to the skin.
Post-operative pain – Topical treatment.
Prostatitis – About 75 percent of those treated may get relief from associated pain.
Pruritis ani – Up to 90 percent of those affected find relief from rectal itching and pain from the application of 70 percent dimethyl sulfoxide to the anal area.
Sciatic nerve pain – Apply topically.
Scleroderma – Two studies, one at the Cleveland Clinic and one in Russia, found that DMSO brings the best results of any kind of therapy for this condition. More than 50 percent of those treated showed major improvement.
Sunburn – Apply to the burned area.
Tendonitis – The pain of tennis elbow, golf elbow, tendonitis of the foot/ankle are eased when dimethyl sulfoxide is applied regularly. Sometimes it takes several months. A study (Steinberg, 1967) of 50 patients showed significant results in 94 percent of patients. A 90 percent solution was applied to the area every four hours at the beginning, then decreased for the remainder of the treatment period. Patients usually found relief within ten to fifteen minutes following the treatment.
Varicose veins – Those treated with a 70 to 90 percent solution applied to the skin experienced prompt relief from pain, cramping and swelling.