Few days ago I found an article related to a natural treatment of AS https://helloasphyxia.wordpress.com/2015/09/18/natural-treatment-for-ankylosing-spondylitis-and-inflammatory-arthritis/
I read it and a few days after I made the connection between wine and vinegar. There was another article in which white wine helped to ease the pain.
Here is just a part of the latest article, which I find very useful. It might work for any type of inflammation.
Natural Treatment with Vinegar
After my first post on my old blog about AS, one of my readers, John, left a comment telling me that drinking apple cider vinegar removed all his symptoms of AS. This has been life-changing for me. Vinegar is the best treatment I have found, and after a year on vinegar, I still feel great.
It seems vinegar was suggested by Margaret Hills, back in the 1950s, in her book about inflammatory arthritis. From her nursing training, she understood that inflammation is a build up of acid. It’s the acid that gradually damages our joints if we don’t get rid of the inflammation. She also knew that when you consume vinegar, it becomes alkaline in the body. So her theory was that the alkaline vinegar would neutralise the acidic inflammation. Lots of people with all kinds of inflammatory arthritis have found relief this way, thanks to her book on the topic.
Instructions for how to take apple cider vinegar:
Use live, raw vinegar, with the cultures in it. If you see little strings or sediment, that’s a good sign. Any kind of vinegar is fine, though apple cider vinegar apparently offers many other health benefits. I personally make my own kombucha vinegar and prefer to drink that. It’s full of probiotic cultures and kombucha is also reputed to have a wonderful detox effect.
Put 1-2 tablespoons of vinegar in a glass and top up with water. Never drink vinegar straight or you’ll burn your insides. Drink, and follow immediately with plain water to rinse out your mouth. Leaving vinegar on your teeth 2-4 times a day can erode the enamel on your teeth, so always wash it off. You can also drink it through a straw, taking care not to get vinegar on your teeth, but I find this a bit too intense at the back of my throat.
When you first start taking vinegar, it will feel very sour, so put less vinegar in your glass, and gradually work up to larger amounts. My kombucha vinegar is much milder than the apple cider vinegar from the shop so I put more in the glass. I aim to have it as sour as I can stand.
Margaret Hills suggests adding honey, and using warm water so the honey will dissolve, to make it easier and pleasanter to drink. I prefer to use stevia drops instead, as they have no calories.
I’ve found I do best if I have 4 glasses of vinegar-water a day. I have a glass on rising, another mid-morning, one mid-afternoon, and a final glass before or after dinner.