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Alternative Treatments for Bursitis

Alternative and complementary therapies list for Bursitis:

Alternative treatments, complementary therapeutic options, or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly helpful for Bursitis may include:

  • Ice compress and massage
  • Jin Shin Do shoulder and neck release (acupressure)
  • Rest
  • Heat after initial ice treatment
  • Boswellia
  • Rhus toxicodendron
  • Bryonia
  • Ruta
  • Arnica
  • Arnica cream
  • Tiger Balm
  • Warm ginger compress
  • Vinegar soak
  • Ginger (by mouth)
  • Bromelain
  • Turmeric
  • Black cherry juice
  • Grape seed extract
  • Pine bark extract
  • Manganese
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Avoid processed foods
  • Massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Turmeric powder paste
  • Exercise following acute stage
  • Castor oil
  • Yoga
  • Avoid hot, spicy food
  • Avoid pickled food
  • Avoid very cold drinks
  • Avoid beans
  • Avoid raw vegetables
  • Ayurvedic cleansing program (panchakarma)
  • Triphala-by mouth
  • Amalaki-by mouth
  • Hot milk with castor oil laxative
  • Sesame oil massage
  • Eucalyptus oil massage
  • Tea tree oil massage
  • Mahanarayan oil massage
  • Sandalwood paste
  • Brahmi ghee through the nasal route (nasya)
  • Kaishore guggulu-by mouth
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g. aspirin or ibuprofen)
  • Chinese folk remedies
  • Acupressure
  • Chinese medicine
  • Chinese patent herbs
  • Real Willard Water (antioxidant)
  • Salba seeds and salba seed oil
  • Gin-soaked raisin remedy
  • String beans
  • Garlic-topical
  • Potato juice-topical
  • Gluten-free diet
  • Steeped parsley drink
  • Apple cider vinegar with meals
  • Devil's claw
  • Horseradish and boiled milk poultice
  • Yucca supplement

Warning About Alternative Treatments

Always check with your doctor or qualified medical professional before using any alternative or complementary treatment, or before stopping or changing any other treatment to use alternative approaches. Some treatments or preventatives may be of dubious value, and certain alternative treatments can be dangerous in some cases.

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