Cider Vinegar Cleanse for Back Pain Really? Yes!

Many of my patients come to me with areas that are tight and painful. Though there are many things that can cause this, one of the most common culprits is lactic acid buildup from lack of oxygen getting to the skin and muscle.

I believe this happens more often to us these days because of the lack of nutrition in our foods. The muscle and skin helps your body protect itself from the “cellular garbage” it produces, but for whatever reason it cannot clean away.
So I often advise my patients to do a cleanse. But here’s a big caveat: Don’t waste your money on pills, potions or expensive “kits.” All you need is one simple ingredient that you can get at your local grocery store: Organic Apple Cider Vinegar.
Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (or OACV for short) is considered a superfood and it helps you slowly “detox” the body. Hippocrates was said to have used it as a health tonic and American soldiers are said to have used it to combat indigestion, pneumonia and scurvy.
Apple cider vinegar, made from whole apples and not pasteurized or filtered, will also contain all these nutrients along with the many enzymes, vitamins and amino acids produced during the two fermentations needed to make the vinegar. Many experts believe that this extra fermentation is what gives OACV its health benefits and why it helps in weight loss.
OACV is also packed with antioxidants, which help prevent cancer and protect the body against damage caused by exposure to chemical toxins. How’s that for a healthy benefit?
The most common and popular brand to look for is Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. The sediment in the bottle is called the “mother.” It’s produced by the processed by the fermentation and it’s the most nutritious part of the vinegar (so make sure so shake the bottle well!). If you’re on a budget, Trader Joe’s has a very good, lower cost option.
I’ve put the directions for doing the cleanse below. Give it a try and let me know in the comments section how it works for you.

Happy Healing!

About Dr. Ching Chen

I’m a licensed osteopathic medical doctor—a doctor trained in the “whole person” approach to medicine instead of just treating specific symptoms or illnesses. I specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation, but my practice includes people from all walks of life: new moms, athletes, older folks and others who want to learn how to take care of their bodies so they can heal themselves and really come alive again. I was drawn to this type of medicine for a lot of reasons, but probably the most important (though a little embarrassing to admit!) is that I am very accident prone. Over the years, I’ve had to overcome lots of physical challenges due to injuries, and I couldn’t bear the thought of losing the freedom to live my life how I wanted to. I wasn’t ready to give up walking wherever I liked. I wasn’t ready to stop dancing with my friends. I wasn’t ready to give up having fun!
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5 Responses to Cider Vinegar Cleanse for Back Pain Really? Yes!

  1. Tina says:

    Hi Dr. Chen, I was just reading your blog on the cider vinegar cleanse for back pain. It doesn’t say how to take it. Do we add a teaspoon/tablespoon to water; how much and how often should it be taken? Thank you.

  2. Tina says:

    Apologies. I didn’t see the link for the directions before I sent that last comment. I’ve got it now. Thank you.

  3. de says:

    I don’t see here any link for directions how take it and how much.

  4. Jennifer says:

    I’ve been dealing with severe back pain since July 2013, some days I woke up feeling like I had the back of an 80 yr old, and I’m 33! I was convinced it was my bed but I’m on day 3 of taking ACV twice a day and I woke up at 7am (which I haven’t been able to do in over a year!) and my back felt great!!!! Worth a try~

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