On 23rd March 1980 and again on 6th July of that year, the popular television program 60 Minutes reported on DMSO. In a segment entitled “The Riddle of DMSO”, presenter Mike Wallace covered the anecdotal patient history of the solvent. The 60 Minutes broadcast reached the homes of 70 million viewers
Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) is an organosulfur compound with the formula (CH3)2SO. This colorless liquid penetrates the skin very readily, giving it the unusual property for many individuals of being secreted onto the surface of the tongue after contact with the skin and causing a garlic-like taste in the mouth.
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.
From personal use of DMSO mixed with water I have seen it fade away scars that have been on the skin for a long period of time. This includes 3 month old scars from shingles and 20 year old acne scars. When applied to the back and shoulders I have noticed my muscles feeling a lot more supple.
In use with people in their 70’s I have seen it make huge differences to people’s joint pains. In particular in their knee’s and hips. In some cases the person has noticed a difference in their joints within 24 hours.
Most people with joint pains are simply given medication that relieves pain but does nothing to help heal the condition that causes the pain in the first place. DMSO actually appears to help in the healing process. The best results we’ve seen so far are a mix of 70% DMSO and 30% water. It is very important DMSO is only used on totally clean skin as it will draw into the body whatever is on the surface of the skin. So best to use after you have had a bath or shower and making sure no other chemicals are on the skin.
This video was edited down from it’s original length of over 15 minutes spanning 3 videos.