Arthritis – Apple Cider Vinegar

This blog is one that I should have written earlier and is long over-due – such is my love of Apple Cider Vinegar.

5 years ago one of my friends handed me a book at yoga class entitled “Curing Arthritis the Drug Free Way” by Margaret Hills (available on Amazon), Margaret’s story is inspirational. At the age of 21, whilst training to be a nurse, Margaret Hills developed Rheumatoid Arthritis. It came on literally overnight, and resulted in 5 months of complete bed rest to aid her recovery. After a further period of convalescence, she continued to struggle but hid it well so as to finish her nurse training. Years later she then developed Osteoarthritis, which culminated in a severe attack of Rheumatoid Arthritis leaving her crippled and in severe pain. Realising the medical profession could do nothing for her, as the only available treatment was aspirin, she began to look into natural treatments including very traditional remedies such as apple cider vinegar with “mother” drinks, and epsom salts baths. Following a hint of improvement, she followed this treatment for a year, gradually improving until she had rid herself of all signs of Arthritis. She was now free of all her aches, pains, swellings and stiffness and went on to lead a life free from arthritis. She opened her own clinic for arthritis sufferers which is now being run today by one of her daughters, Christine Horner. If Margaret could do it, what is stopping you from trying?   Her story is so inspiring and her treatment is accessible to everyone, her book giving all the explanations necessary to have confidence in trying it. Christine considers the addition of “energy” treatments such as reflexology, acupuncture, Scenar therapy, etc., to be a positive force in overcoming arthritis to regain health and wellbeing.

Reflexology – from a Reflexologist’s perspective how could a treatment assist an Arthritis suffer? By receiving a treatment, it could release muscular tension, facilitate healing, improve circulation and nerve impulses, increase flexibility, filter toxins, reduce oedema and release water that accumulates in joints, reduce stress levels, reduce inflammation with the body’s own cortisone production, and pain relief.     I would also like to say that a good percentage of sufferers gain some relief from their condition if they have regular reflexology.   One of my male arthritic clients was amazed after his first treatment that he could put his arm over his head, which he had not been able to do for years, and shower with ease and without pain. It is not what a Reflexologist does in a treatment but what your body does once the reflexes are relaxed that will instigate self-healing; you will only know what Reflexology can do for you by trying a few sessions. I am available for treatments in the Hornchurch and surrounding areas; alternatively you can contact the Association of Reflexologists who will help you to find a qualified Reflexologist nearest to you.


Margaret Hills Clinic

1 Oaks Precinct

Caesar Road





Tel: (+44) (0)1926 854783