Natural MRSA Treatments

The effective, natural MRSA treatments described here are inexpensive and have no side effects. Recommended by medical professionals, they are actually good for you.

The problem with curing MRSA is drug resistance. MRSA, or methicillin resistant staph aureus, is resistant to most existing antibiotics. That’s why finding natural MRSA treatments, to which superbugs cannot develop resistance, is so important.

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Oxygen Therapy

In 2012, Aimee Copeland fell off a homemade zip line and contracted MRSA in a cut in her leg. Antibiotic treatment didn’t work, resulting in amputation of her leg. Her life was at stake, so doctors then treated her with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.  She is recovering.

Your body requires 100 times more oxygen than normal during an infection, says Robert Rowen, M.D., and oxygen therapies, such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy or ozone therapy, almost always kill infections, including MRSA. Dr. Rowen says he treated a woman with MRSA. One ozone treatment almost completely healed her, he says.

You can find a list of doctors skilled in alternative medicine and oxygen therapies at


A form of vitamin B3, niacinamide, is showing real promise as a natural MRSA treatment. Researchers discovered that niacinamide can raise immune capacity by a factor of 1000, allowing our own enhanced white blood cell system to fight off MRSA. Niacinamide appears to prevent MRSA and to eradicate existing infections. A number of studies in the U.S., Germany and Singapore were involved in this discovery, although the results still need further validation, says Dr. David Williams, Medical Researcher. Most studies were done on mice, and human studies are underway.

Research at Cedars Sinai found that high doses, six grams a day (ask your doctor before dosing yourself!), of vitamin B3 in the form of niacinamide stimulates a gene that enhances the ability of white blood cells to fight staph infections, regardless of antibiotic resistance, says Robert Jay Rowen, M.D. With niacinamide, staph germs disappeared from human blood in a few hours, he says.

In addition to its use as a natural MRSA treatment, niacinamide also increases circulation to deeper tissues and helps joints suffering from rheumatoid arthritis.

Niacinamide also appears to be a promising treatment for memory loss, dementia, etc. See our Alzheimer’s Treatment page.


Most infections caused by MRSA begin in a cut in the skin, although more instances of MRSA are appearing without a skin wound. One natural MRSA treatment is the application of heat, which can stop just about any skin infection, says Robert Rowen, M.D. Apply a heat pack as hot as you can stand. If the infection is deep, heat may not stop it, but it will still help, he says.

If you are diagnosed with MRSA, demand hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which is easier to get these days, with antibiotics helpless against many infections.

With a superfictial skin infection, try heat first, and if that doesn’t work, move on to oxygen therapy, says Dr. Rowen.

Ultraviolet Light

If you are trying to eliminate MRSA from your home, be aware that ultraviolet light may be the tool to use, says Jonathan Wright, M.D. Ultraviolet light is being used in humidifiers, heating systems and other commercial applications to kill germs.

At least one company has developed a natural MRSA treatment system that uses UV light to get into every corner and crevice of a hospital room to kill germs, including MRSA. It’s called TRU-D SmartUVC Disinfection System.

Research has revealed that blue light (part of the visible spectrum, and not UV) at 405 nanometers also kills MRSA in bacterial cultures. The researchers concluded: “At low doses, blue light photo-destroys HA-MRSA and CA-MRSA in vitro; raising the prospect that phototherapy may be an effective clinical tool in the on-going effort to stem MRSA infections.”1

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Oxygen Therapy
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Ultraviolet Light
Nutrition and Healing newsletter by JonathanWright, M.D. 11/1/2009 (Subscriptions:
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