June 19, 2012 5:19am CST
I have pain in waist and knees, for this I apply all sorts of herbal oils, creams even take pain relievers, but relief is temporary. Last Sunday hubby’s friend had come to see us with his wife, he is a retired Superintending Engineer from Electric Supply department; I cooked friend rice etc; we all ate together. His wife marked me having pain while I bent low or walked. On Monday he has sent a bottle of light orange color liquid; he said it is ‘Transformer Oil’,[i] 50 years old. [/i] This is mineral oil used as coolant in the tubes around heavy duty electrical transformers; this is changed every 6-8 months. According to him this oil acquires ‘pain removing’ properties; hubby too ogress to it, he says the alternating current flowing in the wires of the transformer might be inducing electro-magnetic radiations. As per his advice I applied this oil on waist and knee, no massage was done, just covered with a small towel, I am feeling better; I rang him told this, he said ‘Bhabhiji, apply daily’, you will be ok. [b]The older the oil is the better its effect is. Are you aware of this oil, get it and try, I am sure it will work, but please don’t massage or apply heat.[/b] Please respond and share your experience if any. Kalyani June 16th 2012. [b][/b]
19 Jun 12
This is an interesting information and this is the first time i've heard of it. It's good that you were able to acquire that oil and I guess it's not expensive at all. In my case i use emu oil. It's a miracle oil and it penetrates the skin and into the muscles thus relieving the pain inside and not on the surface alone. However, it's really quite expensive.
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22 Jun 12
I honestly don't have any kind of experience with alternative medicines, but they are something that are really interesting to me. You see, I have some discs in my back that are partially herniated and they do cause me to have pain from time to time. I will typically take an over the counter painkiller for it and just wait the bout out because I really don't want to get hooked on prescription medications. I wish that alternative medicine was something that was more mainstream here.
24 Aug 12
Well that's true that transformer oil relieves pain It is because of the copper inside the transformer Just soak the part with pain in the oil and u can see relief I am an electrical engineer working in power generation plant. I give away our transformer oil which is 20yrs old to everyone who asked as it is not useful to us anymore. Unfortunately the oil that is sold out in barrels for transformer is new one amd has no effect on pain Only the used oil is helpful..
21 Jun 12
This is the first time that I heard something like this,Kalyni. I will see if anyone around here has something like this as I have also pain at waist and knees. The worst time, a doctor that knows about acupuncture, helped me a lot. But pain relievers don`t do much to me.
19 Jun 12
hello mam, i never heard about the oil, my grandpa has used some herbal oils like winter green oil, eucalyptus oil,and franch oil, but the result was nil, this transformer oil sounds interesting, but i have a doubt ,is it available in normal medical shops or is it provided only in the electrical office to their employees? please confirm mam. thank you for the information.
20 Jun 12
Hi Kalyni2011, What you've just described is rather interesting. I've not heard of using used transformer oil for curing such ailments or any ailmenst for that matter. Perhaps someone could carry out a clinical study and confirm the effectiveness of this type of oil. Not to pour cold water but if I were you I would be very cautious about using it long term as there may be side effects that you may not be aware of.
20 Jun 12
hello kal, i guess that pains are often here now especially to "aged" people like us and because the rainy days are here again. so time and again, we look for remedies and as much as possible, we try herbal and other oils. there is this old lady that i know who uses kerosene which she adds to the herbal oils. she says it reduces and sometimes eliminate the muscle pains and other joint pains. but you can imagine how she smells. i think so too, transformer oils could have properties of healing effect. have a great day. ann
20 Jun 12
Like you do I have pain in my knees, hands and shoulder. I've tried all kind of pain relievers, even magnet and all massager but pain still remains. Whats the name of that oil. Is it available in the market. I need that too. Thanks.
19 Jun 12
I'm familiar with transformer oil but I did not know it had medicinal or medical properties, yes it's possible because a lot is not yet known about electromagnet properties although they had been with us for a very long time, maybe science should take a look at this, I'm glad you are well now
19 Jun 12
This is good that you feel better now. And also you are lucky to know someone that could help you with your problem. Thanks that you share this with us and one day it could help someone if he/she has the same problems by knowing that oil.