The word arthritis literally means joint inflammation, but it is
often used to refer to a group of more than 100 rheumatic diseases
that can cause pain, stiffness, and swelling in the joints. These
diseases may affect not only the joints but also other parts of
the body, including important supporting structures such as muscles,
bones, tendons, and ligaments, as well as some internal organs.
This booklet focuses on pain caused by two of the most common forms
of arthritis--osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Pain is the body's warning system, alerting you that something is
wrong. The International Association for the Study of Pain defines
it as an unpleasant experience associated with actual or potential
tissue damage to a person's body. Specialized nervous system cells
(neurons) that transmit pain signals are found throughout the skin
and other body tissues. These cells respond to things such as injury
or tissue damage. For example, when a harmful agent such as a sharp
knife comes in contact with your skin, chemical signals travel from
neurons in the skin through nerves in the spinal cord to your brain,
where they are interpreted as pain.
Most forms of arthritis are associated with pain that can be divided
into two general categories: acute and chronic. Acute pain is temporary.
It can last a few seconds or longer but wanes as healing occurs.
Some examples of things that cause acute pain include burns, cuts,
and fractures. Chronic pain, such as that seen in people with osteoarthritis
and rheumatoid arthritis, ranges from mild to severe and can last
weeks, months, and years to a lifetime.
How Many Americans Have Arthritis Pain?
Chronic pain is a major health problem in the United States and
is one of the most weakening effects of arthritis. More than 40
million Americans are affected by some form of arthritis, and many
have chronic pain that limits daily activity. Osteo arthritis is
by far the most common form of arthritis, affecting over 20 million
Americans, while rheumatoid arthritis, which affects about 2.1 million
Americans, is the most disabling form of the disease.
What Causes Arthritis Pain? Why Is It So Variable?
The pain of arthritis may come from different sources. These may
include inflammation of the synovial membrane (tissue that lines
the joints), the tendons, or the ligaments; muscle strain; and fatigue.
A combination of these factors contributes to the intensity of the
The pain of arthritis varies greatly from person to person, for
reasons that doctors do not yet understand completely. Factors that
contribute to the pain include swelling within the joint, the amount
of heat or redness present, or damage that has occurred within the
joint. In addition, activities affect pain differently so that some
patients note pain in their joints after first getting out of bed
in the morning, whereas others develop pain after prolonged use
of the joint. Each individual has a different threshold and tolerance
for pain, often affected by both physical and emotional factors.
These can include depression, anxiety, and even hypersensitivity
at the affected sites due to inflammation and tissue injury. This
increased sensitivity appears to affect the amount of pain perceived
by the individual. Social support networks can make an important
contribution to pain management.
The symptoms of arthritis can be suppressed by taking various treatments. There are a number of methods for treating arthritis. They range from allopathic medications to aroma therapy and many natural treatments. It is important for doctor to view each case as an individual case so and treat it effectively. In most cases, it is a matter of getting the right treatment and one can get relief from pain.
There are a number of factors which needs to be considered by both the patient and the doctor in finding out the most effective treatment for arthritis. These various factors includes, the type of arthritis, the age of the patient, its long term effects, the severity of the case and the quality of the life desired. For example, one patient who is having severe pain, he might need a more drastic remedy for the arthritis while another patient may not be in as much pain as the earlier one. This patient may be having a very low risk of joint damage and may want a treatment which involves a minimum amount of therapy.
Arthritis treatment includes, taking medicine, changing lifestyle, alternative therapy and maybe surgery too. Covered here are the various options and its benefits.
Medication is one important form of arthritis treatment. The very primary duty of the medication is anti-inflammatory. Swelling in the joints may lead to permanent joint damage. To avoid or to reduce the chances of permanent joint damage medicines are needed, which will remove the swelling out of joint. This treatment also reduces the pain the patient is suffering from.
Lifestyle changes are very much important in the arthritis treatment. There are various things one can do such as increasing movements and exercise, going in for a better diet, loosing weight. With all these life style changes, the patient can feel that the stresses on the joints are reduced and also feel the difference in pain. In few cases, lifestyle changes will work out well when combined with a mild anti-inflammatory agent. In most serious cases this will not be sufficient to get relief from arthritis.
Alternative therapy also works well for arthritis treatment. These measures include meditation, water therapy, and a few other therapies described earlier like aroma therapy, acupressure, acupuncture, colloidal silver etc. If by any of these methods of treatment the patient is able to get relief from pain then the patient should go in for this treatment. There are many patients who say that alternative measures are highly effective.
Surgery is referred to as the last alternative for arthritis. More often than not, surgery corrects the damage that has taken place due to arthritis. Surgery is not in real terms a treatment for arthritis.
I had purchased three bottles sometime ago and a generator. Somehow the bottles just sat around. Skepticism or what, I'm not sure, but they just sat in the kitchen. I belong to a natural cat care group and the topic came up of CS. So I reached for my bottles, dusted them off and starting taking it myself.
Now a little history here. I have personally been suffering from degenerative arthritis in my right knee. I've taken what I believed to be everything. Chondroitin, glucosamine, MSM, and you name it. I was even having to double up on my VIOXX because of the pain. And the pain would be there from just sitting or even in my sleep.
I have been taking the CS now for 4 days and you know what---I have minimal, if any, pain in my right knee--and we've been having rain the past day or so. Hell--I could have been a weather forecaster with my knee the way it was. Now--I didn't even know it was going to rain, except for watching the news forecast and of course when it happened. I love this stuff.
I gave 1/2 a bottle to a coworker to clear up his road rash (motorcycle accident). I'm now using my generator and making bottles for friends and family. I put it in my cats water, food and use it on them topically for wounds and so forth.
Testimonial 2 From Rev. Ruth Koch
Such great things are happening because of taking colloidal silver. My hair was thinning around face and taking colloidal silver. It is all growing in. I had a growth on my wrists. I just rubbed colloidal silver on it every night. After two weeks it was totally gone. Praise the Lord. I also took it internally. I also had a big wart removed from my head. Sinus is healed. Yeast infection I have had for years from antibiotics was totally healed. No more. That was the same time as the grown on wrists. Pain in knees and ankles completely gone. I give the Lord and colloidal silver all the Glory. Medicine and antibiotics can't cure it has been proven. My husband had prostate and bladder surgery and started swelling. He took 3 ounces of the colloidal silver and all the swelling and distention left. He locally applied to his shoulder where he had a pin in his shoulder for years. Got very painful. He applied it locally and all the pain left. His eyes are so much better and he sprays it in his eyes every night. His strength and energy has so increased. Praise the Lord!. There are so many testimonies from church people that we got to take colloidal silver. From edema in fee and legs. Asthma, growths gone, Diabetes better. Throats healed. Arthritis gone. I could go on and on. Praise to the Lord. Keep up the work. Antibiotics are not the answer. Colloidal silver is.
In Him, our Blessed Jesus, Rev. Ruth and Raymond Koch, Hemet, CA.
My Boxer had been bit by a a Brown Recluse or Black Widow. Her right front paw had abscessed and the flesh was being eaten away. She had lost quite a bit of weight in a 24 hr period. Her right hind quarter was paralyzed. The Vet gave us an antibiotic, amputated her her middle toe and told us to clean the wound every other day with sulphur. That night, the antibiotic made her sick and she could not keep it down. We went back to the Vet only to be told there was nothing more that could be done for her and she would, no doubt, not survive the night. I recalled, as a child, my Grandmother going to a Dr. in the country, and getting "Gold" shots for her arthritis.[EDITOR'S NOTE: our colloidal gold is excellent against the pain according to reports] Plus, a close friend of mine treated her children's cuts with "silver Colloidal" and they would heal overnight. I immediately went to an Herb shop and bought the Silver and gave her it to her directly by mouth, plus cleaned her wound twice a day with hydrogen peroxide and Golden Seal tincture, then applied the Silver directly on the wound, Within days, she was healing. She started eating again, gaining her strength back and also started walking on her right hind leg! That incident occurred 3 years ago. She just turned 9 this past October and weighs a whopping 90 lbs! She had reduced to 40 lbs. during her ordeal. When I took her back to the Vet to show him her miraculous recovery, he didn't believe it was the same dog. He could not be convinced of the miracle of Silver that had saved her life. Without it, I know I would not still have her today. I am now treating my 8 year cat, who has just been diagnosed with Feline Leukemia.
I will keep you informed of his recovery, Sincerely,
Testimonial 4 I just want to tell you how grateful I am for the generator. It has made so much difference in my life. Before I got it when I ran out of C.S. it seemed something prevented me from getting it for a while. But now I can keep it all the time and take it more often because I don't have to use it sparingly anymore. It is marvelous! I know you've been told many times but I'd like to say it too, that this product is a Godsend. "All good things come from above. "It is making a difference in other's lives too. Family and friends are as excited about it as I am. God is so good and merciful. I have suffered with three forms of arthritis for years. Plus I've had allergies, sinusitis and chronic respiratory infections and bronchitis all my life. The arthritis is improving and the other ailments have gone back to where they came from. Glory to God! It's wonderful to not have side effects from the medications I had been taking for years. The only thing is I wish I could get mine to taste as smooth as yours and not be bitter. But I'll still use it no matter what. you and yours are being prayed for daily and any other time I am prompted to do so. You are blessed because you have blessed others.
I pray you continue to improve speedily. In Him,
Testimonial 5 Last week we came back from a short trip and my 97 year old father was complaining of terrible joint pain on rising in the morning. He looked 10 years older with the pain showing on his face. I asked if he had been
taking his colloidal gold. He said he had forgotten to get a refill when he ran out. We gave him some more and as we were leaving the place to continue our trip, he had been taking the colloidal gold again for only 2 days. He came running out (sort of) to say goodbye, praising the colloidal gold once again for taking away his Arthritis pain. This stuff really seems to work well for this condition according to many reports including this very personal one.
I had to write and tell you about my experience with Colloidal silver. I had my eyes examined and was sent to a surgeon for what they thought was a bleeder. they also said that I had a very slight macular degeneration. I was looking at possible laser surgery. After using US in my eyes and taking it orally for 6 months I went back to the surgeon and it was getting better. On my 1 year check up there was no sign of either one. I have since ordered CG for my arthritis.
Thank you , Marilyn
[The Colloidal Gold is very good for arthritis pain. my 96 year old Dad had trouble with his hips and knees. He rarely even takes aspirin, so when he was unable to get up in the middle of the night, he tried the colloidal gold. He said he feels younger every day now that the pain is gone.]
Testimonial 8 I have been taking colloidal silver for sore throats sinuses and it is good you can put it on warts cold sores skin cancers. I also put it on my toenail that grows thick. After all, it is a fungus and the silver is like a natural antibiotic. I have purchased some gold, but haven't taken too much yet. I got it because i have arthritis.
A root canal gone bad made me so ill when the tooth was removed on May 10, 2002, that eventually I had to stop working the 12-14 hour days of an ICU nurse. I had trigeminal facial pain and headaches, fever, chills. racing heart and high blood pressure. After 3 months of oral antibiotics, pain meds, and feeling badly, I began taking 10ppm Colloidal Silver with the severe pain stopping immediately with 2 teaspoons daily. Also, I used CS nasal spray since the abcess blew into the left nasal sinus and ear causing infection after the surgery. I had a slow but steady return of energy after 10 days of therapy. Until I researched your site I had no idea, I could take CS longer and get higher quality CS. The Biological Dentists state until the toxic fountain in the jawbone has been removed.... no amount of fasting or other detoxification and nutritional programs will be effective... the osteomyelitis must be removed. My local oral surgeon wants to place a Cental Venous Line and run IV antibiotics. Have you all had any one with this problem email your site? I am so thrilled to have the pain reduced and my energy back enough so I can get on top of whatever has to be done to heal the bone and prevent vegetation on the heart valves, MS, arthritis and a multitude of other degenerative diseases caused by infected root canals. Please forward any recommendations you may have heard for NICO for me to consider.
Thanks for your service to mankind
[Please be considerate if you contact Gale. She has most graciously consented to including her email address.]
Hello, I would like to share my testimony about this wonderful product CS. I have been using CS for about 10 years. My mother who is 76 years young had a terrible bout of Strep throat a few years ago she became hoarse and lost her voice as well. Her doctor put her on Penicillin. After a few days she was not getting any better. I gave her a couple of tablespoons of CS the first day and the very next day she had her voice back! She stopped taking the Penicillin and continued with the CS and in less than a weeks time she was completely free of the Strep throat. She has been a believer and user in CS ever since. This product is truly amazing I take one tablespoon every day. I am not bothered with colds or flus. Being a nurse I am around sick people every day, I would not dream of leaving home without taking my daily dose. I have refused the Hep C vaccine that is offered on my job. My co-workers really don't understand the damage that they are doing to their bodies by accepting this vaccine. I know without a shadow of doubt that CS has kept me with the BEST possible immune system. I simply do not worry about catching "anything" at work, and I have been in the medical field for almost 30 years! I have also started my mother on the C - gold for arthritis. I would appreciate any feedback on this as to how well it combats arthritic pain.
Peace and God Bless Brenda Terrell
Testimonial 11 Name: Karen J. Reece
Just discovered Colloidal Silver a month ago. Would like to give a testimonial but am not sure if this is the place to do so. If so, here goes. My mother is 78 years old and has numerous health problems, heart, diabetes, etc. and suffers terribly from frequent bladder infections. This last infection started in June, 02 and after 4 stays in the hospital, numerous different antibiotics, was still in constant pain and full of infection. While surfing the web looking for information on help for bladder infections, I came across an ad for Colloidal Silver. I figured what can it hurt even if it doesn't help. I purchased a small bottle (2 oz) at our local health store and immediately started Mom taking it. After only two teaspoons (one a day) mom had to go back to the hospital (unrelated problem). At that time, they did a urine culture and said that was the first time since the infection started in June (almost 5 months) that they had been able to get a sample of what bacteria was involved because it had been staying in the bladder (prolapsed). They sent mom home on a different antibiotic (which cost almost $200.00) for 10 days. I decided to not fill the prescription and continue with the silver until our next doctor visit in a week. The results were amazing. The urine culture came back completely clear... no trace of any infection. Mom had been in a wheelchair because of weakness and arthritis. Is now walking without any aid and is even cooking and cleaning again. My nephew has been on antibiotics for an inner ear infection and was staying so dizzy that he could not drive his car to go to work. I took some of the silver to him and after one time of drops in his ear and taking it orally he has not had one dizzy spell. My husband and I are now taking it for allergies and can already tell a difference. I work at a college and am sharing the information not only with family but with co-workers as well. My husband and I are thinking of purchasing a generator and making our own.
Testimonial 12 I was told about Colloidal Silver from a work associate. I decided to investigate and found Colloidal Gold along with the silver. I have suffered from fibromyalgia & arthritis for the past 10 years. I live in pain on a daily basis and have tried everything you can imagine. Not only did I suffer from pain, but also depression as a result of the pain. I decided to try the Colloidal Gold. What the heck, I'd tried just about everything else.
I used to wake up, hurting, stiff and headachy. By the third day on the Colloidal Gold, I realized, "WOW!! No pain, no headache, no stiffness!!" I am approaching my fourth week on the gold and have been completely & totally pain free. I have been given my life back. I had suffered for so long, I had forgotten what it felt like to be pain free and whole. At my next doctor's appointment I plan on taking my bottle with me and giving my doctor an education for others that suffer the way I do. Thank you so much for giving me a pain free life and, as my husband stated, "It's so wonderful to have my wife back again." Thank you from the depths of my heart & soul.
[Testimonials like Roxy's are what keep us going]
Mary Monroe talked to you this morning and asked that I call or e-mail you. I have ordered about 4 cases from you and have given it to several people and all have had good results. Today I am ordering 2 cases of the new combination silver/gold [Life-Solution]. My husband has so many family members that I feel need it but can't afford to buy it without knowing that it will work. After they find out if it will help them - they are on their own. Most of them that is. One friend is in late stages of AIDS and he told me it was recommended to him but he could not afford to buy it so it is his Christmas present. He realizes that it is not meant to cure him but he is satisfied if it gives him energy, appetite and will power.
My husband suffers from Hep C, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, eczema, disorientation, he is in the end stages of liver disease. In June of 2002 doctors said he had about 6-12 months to live. Since he started on the silver/gold his mental state has improved, he has an appetite and is eating small meals all day long. He was taking 3-4 short naps throughout the day and now some days he goes all day without napping. He has had eczema real bad on his scalp, neck and behind the ears. It looked so bad and he would scratch til he was bleeding. He is spraying some silver directly on his scalp and it is completely gone. He had the eczema for about 3 years and doctors had prescribed medicated shampoo, ointments etc. and nothing ever worked.
I have several other testimonies but do not have time right now. Maqui
Testimonial 14 Dear
I've been visiting your website and reading your newsletter for over three years. I had been a CS user for 3 years before I discovered your website. I'm constantly in awe of the many uses for CS and thought I would provide you with a short list of my personal applications. I've successfully used a mixture of 1 oz. CS and a tsp. of baking soda mixed with Gatorade to treat Heat Exhaustion, Diarrhea, and food poisoning. I'm especially hyped on the Heat Exhaustion thing since I suffered a near Heat Stroke 3 years ago. I was minutes from going to the hospital when a bell rang in my head and I told my wife to mix me a cocktail of CS, Gatorade and baking soda. Within 30 minutes I was back out on the tractor again, fully revived. Now, when I'm outside in the hot sun, she makes me a cocktail about every hour. Works great! Equally good, fast results with diarrhea. I also use it for skin cancers (gone in 2 days), sunburn, ant bites, poison ivy, cuts & abrasions and on and on. I take about 1 oz. a day and I haven't had a cold in seven years. Prior to my discovery of CS I was wearing a nitro- glycerin patch and taking two heart meds. I felt lousy all the time and the doctors all wanted to cut on me. I finally resolved to just go ahead and croak. I threw all that junk in the trash and shortly afterward started taking CS. I'm proud to say I haven't had an angina attack in six years and a recent 4 hour cardiac stress test showed me to be tiptop for a guy 64 years young. I had no abnormal presence of plaque. My wife takes it religiously for her arthritis and I give my dogs a weekly helping also.
Sign me Healthy in Sealy,
[This is an uncut report by a seasoned user of colloidal silver. We report.... you decide]
Testimonial 15 Hi
I just have to write you and let you know how well CS and Gold has helped me and my friend who just turned 84, and a very energetic, person who is a avid back packer and fly fisherman, He has had three bouts of pancreatic attacks, been in the hospital the first time for 19 days and twice since. The last attack, when he was in the hospital, he was told he had a 5cent sudocyst on his pranceas, he was very sick. I had already tried CS myself for various things and I asked him to try it. Using CS twice a day, the cyst disappeared and hopefully he won't have another attack. I myself am a dog groomer and needless to say that is a hazardous job, I have been bitten quite a few times and rub CS on the wound and in 30 minutes the pain was gone and healing occurred in no time. I have shared CS and Gold with friends. Of course they find it hard to believe something so simple can work. I also have arthritis on both thumbs and have no grip and use Gold every night for the pain also no backache.
Testimonial 16 FYI-I have been taking CS for 2 months now and I went from 10 pills a day to 2 pills a day for my rheumatoid arthritis and am pain free!!! My question is this-do you have any experience using CS or CG for a person with cancer of the lungs and liver? Also with congestive heart failure? thanks for the info at your web site.
[We have nothing on these maladies]
Testimonial 17 Hello, Thanks you for the information on the site. I place an order after trying cs yesterday on my 3 kids. boy 5 years old, 3 year old boy , and a 1 year old daughter, the 2 young children have had
blown out ear infections for 3 weeks and we are on our 2nd round of antibiotics and they seem not to be helping. Last night was the first night I had a good night sleep because the kids slept. After giving them cs in their ears, I could see that it was helping and the pain was gone. I do hope this product will be in my medicine cabinet for the rest of my life. My husband has Lupus and i see that there is a chance that it will help him with his arthritis and other symptoms.......
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