As many of my readers know I was a back pain sufferer and for the last four years have written about my journey back from being bedridden to wellness. Along the way I have become a firm believer in natural non-invasive treatments. One treatment that’s been around for thousands of years is apple cider vinegar Apple cider vinegar has been regarded as a cure for any number of diseases. From the flu to stomachache, scholera, diphtheria, high fever, dysentery, urinary infections and more. But can it also cure back pain? A lot of people believe it can.
Many people report relief from their back pain by taking apple cider vinegar with a glass of water. Most report relief in 3-5 days. Some even feel a lessening in their pain after 2-3 glasses. Now most of these stories are anecdotal. For what’s it’s worth here’s my story.
Aunt Izzy died at 95 not from cancer or heart attack but unfortunately from a fall at home. Right up to her death she drank apple cider in a glass of water every day. Her mind was sharp. She could carry on a conversation about current events or some event in her life from 90 years ago. She rarely even took an aspirin, lived on her own in her home of 55 years and drove a car until she was 92. Whenever some one was feeling sick her response was try some vinegar.
Recently dealing with severe back pain, surgery and physical therapy I been looking for natural non-invasive treatments. Would apple cider work? research online reveal a number of sites claiming vinegar might work. I started taking a tablespoon in a glass of water. The taste was pretty strong so I added a tablespoon of honey. The next day the pain was less despite an intensive physical therapy session. After three days the pain although still present is much better.
Why does vinegar seem to relieve back pain? Well some think it’s because vinegar acts as a detox, riding the body of toxins that could cause back pain. Many claim that you must use organic apple cider vinegar, because OACV contains many nutrients not found in pastuerized vinegar. The vinegar I use was just Heniz Apple Cider Vinegar available in any supermarket. Heinz was also the vinegar my Aunt used. The organic variety can be found in health food stores and is quite expensive compared to Heinz. I have tried the organic variety, but did not notice any difference.
Will it work for you? I don’t know but vinegar is a cheap,simple home remedy with no side affects. There is no science behind apple cider vinegar as a cure, but maybe worth a try.