(NaturalNews) DMSO (dimethyl sulfoxide) is a natural product from trees that relieves muscle and joint pain, treats bladder inflammation and protects healthy cells from cancer and chemotherapy drugs. DMSO was on track to becoming a major cancer treatment and promising cure for other ailments until it was shut down in 1960s due to ridiculous "safety" concerns that may not have even related to DMSO usage. This inexpensive, natural substance was merely another victim of the drug companies' greed; the companies that work to discredit any readily available, cheap cure. However, DMSO did not go away and is available in liquid, gel or roll-on form at feed stores because it is approved as an anti-inflammatory treatment for horses.
People discovered that DMSO could protect cells from freezing damage in the 1950s. DMSO was hailed as a miracle cure in the 1960s and clinical trials began. The FDA found an excuse to reject DMSO use when a study in 1965 found that giving enormous amounts to dogs, rabbits and pigs may have caused small, insignificant changes in the animals' eye lens. The changes caused mild nearsightedness after six months that did not affect the animals' lives. No evidence of cataracts has been seen in tests with humans, or since with animals, and all changes disappeared after the huge amounts of DMSO were no longer used.
Despite this "compelling" evidence of "safety" concerns, DMSO was approved for use on horses and dogs in the 1970s. It is also used as a prescription medication for bladder inflammation in people. So what happened to the safety concerns? Many people use DMSO for muscle and joint pain today. People have reported amazing results, such as the overnight healing of a sprained wrist and twisted knee that allowed a woman skier to win a gold medal the next day at the Chile Winter Olympics. Some alternative cancer centers use it too with great success.
DMSO and cancer
DMSO supporters say that the product can perform miracles for cancer. There is evidence that DMSO can cause cancerous cells to become benign. DMSO can pass through human skin like water and enter cells. It can also stop or slow the development of cancers, such as breast, skin, bladder, colon, and ovarian cancer. Some people use it for cancer prevention. DMSO is used to help patients in withdraw from conventional cancer treatment and is promoted as an immune system booster.
Cancer centers use DMSO to protect healthy cells from chemotherapy and to decrease side effects from the deadly drugs. The DMSO Potentiation Therapy uses DMSO to allow chemotherapy to target cancer cells. This allows doctors to use extremely small doses of chemo, which lowers profits for the drug companies. No doubt the use of DMSO with conventional treatment, or better yet with other natural cures, is blocked because of the effect on drug profits.
Additional DMSO uses
Studies show that DMSO can decrease inflammation, pain and swelling. People can spray or rub DMSO to the skin in affected areas. Many people already do this on themselves or pets. DMSO may decrease pain in people with shingles. It may also be beneficial for scleroderma, a skin condition.
DMSO is used topically, in medication and intravenously. The only FDA-approved use of DMSO is for interstitial cystitis, a type of bladder inflammation. However, other countries approve DMSO for many more uses. It is possible that DMSO could interact with some medications though so anyone taking drugs should first consult their doctor. Some people report minor skin irritation from direct contact with DMSO.
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