The synovial bursas are small fluid-filled sacs whose function is to prevent friction between the parts of a joint. Bursitis is the inflammation of this sac. Injury or infection is generally responsible for acute bursitis while chronic bursitis may or may not have obvious causes. Some calcium deposits are inevitably revealed in the troublesome joint when X-rays are taken. Congestion in the transverse colon seems to be associated with bursitis in the neck and shoulder.

Recommended Action

Short-term relief of symptomatic pain can be achieved through the use of fomentations and liniments (Arnica and Cayenne Tincture) and/or Trauma Ointment. However, a thorough cleansing program and a diet low in mucus are necessary to correct the problem.

Single Herbs: Devil’s Claw, Yucca, Cayenne, Arnica tincture, Cod Liver Oil. Essential Fatty Acids like Evening Primrose Oil, Borage Oil, etc.

Nutritional Supplements: Vitamin A, B complex with B12 and B6, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Calcium, Magnesium, Trace Minerals, Cod or Halibut Liver Oil, Essential Fatty Acids, Glucosamine Sulfate, MSM, Lecithin.

Suggested Program: Follow program for arthritis with Arthritis Diet in Diet section. Add to the program one capsule of cayenne in the middle of breakfast and supper.