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Ginger for Osteoarthritis


“Ginger for Osteoarthritis” If ginger is so effective against migraines,
and the pain of menstrual cramps, what about osteoarthritis,
an all too common disorder that produces chronic
pain and disability? The first major study, published in 2000,
showed no benefit over placebo, but the study only lasted three weeks.
The next study in 2001, lasted longer, six weeks, and was by the end, indeed able to show
significantly better results than placebo. But the placebo did so well, reducing pain
from like 60s, on a scale of 1 to 100, down to like 40s, that bringing pain
down that extra little bit into the 30s was not especially clinically significant,
and so an editorial in the official Journal of the American
College of Rheumatology concluded that ginger
“should not be recommended for treatment of arthritis because
of the limited efficacy.” But since that time there’s been
a few other trials that showed more impressive results, such
that ginger is now considered indeed able to reduce pain and
disability in osteoarthritis. But how well compared
to other treatments? Since osteoarthritis is a chronic
disease, it’s especially important to weigh the risk versus
benefit of treatment, and the commonly used
anti-inflammatory drugs can carry serious cardiovascular
and gastrointestinal risks. For example, if you stick
cameras down people with osteoarthritis on drugs like
ibuprofen, nearly half were found to have major injuries to the
lining of their small intestines, 7 out of 16. Now you can reduce that risk
by taking an additional drug to counteract the side
effects of the first drug. Ibuprofen-type drugs reduce our
stomach lining’s ability to protect itself from stomach acid, so by
blocking acid production with another drug
one can lower the risk. But ginger can actually improve
stomach lining protection. So ginger, at the kinds of doses
used to treat osteoarthritis, a quarter to a half teaspoon a day, can be considered not just neutral
on the stomach, but beneficial. So can be as pain relieving as ibuprofen,
but without the risk of stomach ulcers. OK, but this sounded nutty to me:
topical ginger treatment, as in externally applying a ginger-soaked
cloth or patch to the affected joint. It was a controlled study,
compress versus patch, both showing remarkable
and lasting pain relief for osteoarthritis sufferers. But what’s missing?
Right, a control group. There was no placebo patch. I don’t care if ginger has
been applied externally to painful joints for
thousands of years. The placebo effect has been shown to
be remarkably effective in osteoarthritis to provide pain relief, and so
until there’s a controlled study on topical ginger, I’m
not going to believe it. But there wasn’t such a study… until 20 men stuck ginger slices
onto their scrotum. Men with inflamed testicles applied 6 to 10 paper-thin slices
of ginger over the affected testes. And evidently, the ginger group
healed nearly three times faster. Unfortunately the original source is in
Chinese so I can’t get further details, as is the only other controlled study
on topical ginger I could find. This evidently translates to
“evaluation of point plaster therapy with ginger powder in preventing nausea
and vomiting during chemotherapy.” Well, we know ginger powder
taken orally can be a miracle against
chemo-induced vomiting. What about stuffing it
into your belly button? The external application of ginger
powder to the so-called point of Shenque, which is the navel, while the control group got potato
powder into their belly button. And, lo and behold,
the ginger group evidently had significantly
less nausea and vomiting. Unfortunately only the abstract
is in English, so I can’t tell how they effectively blinded
the patients to the treatment. I mean, presumably it would be easy
to tell whether or not you were in the ginger or the placebo
group just by the smell. But maybe they controlled for that? Until we know more, I would suggest
those who want to try ginger use it in their stomach,
rather than on their stomach.

37 thoughts on “Ginger for Osteoarthritis

  1. sorry, ginger doesn't do a thing for my migraines or any other pain-inducing condition I suffer from. Tastes good though

  2. This is unrelated so I apologize, however I've had a vasectomy in March this year. Recovered "alright" but started having very bad pain about 2 months ago. I have started a strict starch based diet as of 2 days ago, I had been vegan for 2 years before reaching for sugary, fatty, and salty junk foods for about 3 months (somewhat due to the pain & the numbing affects of food)
    I've been told a vasectomy reversal will alleviate the PVPS (post vasectomy pain syndrome) BUT I've also read the book "Vasectomy: The cruelest cut of all" – Brad Bowins whom says that no surgery should ever be done on that area of the body because it's the most delicate to damage due to all the nerves bundled in such a small place.

    So, do I live with the pain? Hope that a more WFPBD will alleviate the inflammation? Get a reversal and risk having more damage OR 90% relief from the pain?

    I'd really love to hear your opinion on this!

    I've contacted many urologists who never heard of or read the book (even though it's only 100 pages) & all said this is normal and will go away, however they forget that I tell them that the pain wasn't there until 6 months AFTER surgery.

  3. "you can take a second drug to counter the effects of the first drug" …… sounds like a recipe for disaster and is exactly what is happening to millions of people.

  4. I'll bet Eskimoes don't believe that anyone needs Ginger. It's inappropriate for many climates as is Blue Green Algae.

  5. Instead of Dramamine for seasickness, some people swear on using umeboshi (Japanese pickled plum) in their navel held in place with a band-aid. I guess the ginger in there might also actually work. I won't put them on my nuts but maybe on my knees.

  6. will you please tell me here why I am deathly allergic to ginger I taste it into my mouth my mouth fills  till I spew with saliva nd the rest in my body is worse what am I lacking in my body or what is wrong with my body for this to happen

  7. I control my chronic pain with kratom and akuamma seeds.
    I've yet to find a better treatment. Haven't had a cold or the flu since either.

  8. Why powder? Slice whole fresh ginger, steep in boiling water, drink it. DELICIOUS – actually tastes vaguely alcoholic when the ginger is strong.

  9. To prevent the participants in the ginger powder study from knowing which group they were in, they could have told the control subjects (the ones that got potato powder) that the ginger scent had been removed so they couldn't tell, and then told the test group that the placebo had been artificially scented like ginger so they couldn't tell… I think that would work lol

  10. After a bad bout with Leukemia, 11 days in hospital and a half dose chemo, I stopped using the prescribed pain and nausea pills due to hallucinations and started with fresh juiced ginger + apple in water. I drank it day and night as needed and it worked perfect without all the side effects.

  11. This is exactly why I haven’t taken drugs for the pain caused by the osteoarthritis. I have a weird stomach in the first place. After watching this video, i might just try ginger.

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