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Natural MRSA Treatments

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

How is MRSA treated? Well, the problem with how to treat MRSA is drug resistance. MRSA, or methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, is resistant to most existing antibiotics. That’s why finding natural MRSA treatments, to which superbugs cannot develop resistance, is so important.

Oxygen therapy

In 2012, Aimee Copeland fell off a homemade zip line and contracted MRSA in a cut in her leg. Antibiotic treatment for MRSA didn’t work, and it was necessary to amputate both hands, both feet, and one leg. Because her life was at stake, doctors then treated her with hyperbaric oxygen therapy. She is slowly recovering. For MRSA infection treatment, oxygen therapy is usually the number one choice.

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This is an image of MRSA, which compromises the immune system because it destroys the tissues that supply blood and oxygen in the body. The immune system is essential to fighting off MRSA.

MRSA colorful microscopic image. MRSA Yellow balls on dark background with white cell.

All infections reduce oxygen availability. Your body requires 100 times more oxygen than normal during an infection, says Robert Rowen, M.D., but with tissue death, you’re getting less oxygen. Oxygen therapies, such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy or ozone therapy, almost always kill infections, including treatment of MRSA, because they deliver immune-boosting, life-saving oxygen. Dr. Rowen says he treated a woman with MRSA. One treatment almost completely healed her, he says.

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

Ozone therapy

Ozone therapy is a special kind of oxygen therapy for natural MRSA treatment. Any patient who has MRSA should be treated with ozone therapy along with antibiotics, says Frank Shallenberger, M.S. in his newsletter, Second Opinion, 11/16. Dr. Shallenberger has had several patients facing leg amputations who were "completely cured when they added ozone therapy..."

The best treatment, he says,"consists of an MAH (Major Autohemotherapy) ozone treatment once of twice a day until the infection is gone. Ozone can also be applied topically right over the infected area." You can find a doctor trained in the use of MAH at the American Academy of Ozonotherapy Web site.

Niacinamide as a natural MRSA treatment

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 of a MRSA natural treatment, 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 when the infection is still on the surface 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 this MRSA staph infection treatment will still help, he says.

Two doctors did a study about how heat increases oxygen in the body. Before heat was applied, average tissue temperature was 93.2 degrees and subcutaneous tissue oxygen tension was 47.7 mmHg. After heat was applied for an average of 42 minutes, the tissue temperature went up to 100.4 degrees F. and oxygen tension almost doubled, to 87.2 mmHg. (Don’t worry about what mmHg means; just know that the infection killing oxygen doubled, because heat increased blood flow.)

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

In fact, when you suspect infection with red, swollen, painful tissue, use a heat pack as hot as you can stand. The least it will do is slow the spread of the infection until you can see your doctor.

Manuka honey

While I was researching products for the Amazon ads at the bottom of this page, I read a review by someone whose husband had MRSA. If you go to the reviews on Amazon for Hibiclens Antimicrobial Skin Liquid Soap, you can probably find this 5-star review for Hibiclens. The woman said that even after treatment by a doctor and antibiotics, her husband still had a deep open wound on his arm, deep enough to stick a thumb in. So she applied Manuka honey to the wound, using the Hibiclens as a wound wash. She said: "I gloved, cleaned the wound, re-applied the honey, changed the bandages each day." In just three days, the wound was almost closed, she said.

Here's a link to some scientific research on MRSA and manuka honey.

Click the image link to see one brand of manuka honey (look for the kind from New Zealand) that can be used for wound care.

Ultraviolet light

If you are trying to prevent MRSA by eliminating it 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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"Dear Lord, please hear me now as I pray for your help with (name your problem). I pray you’ll cleanse my body and heal me completely. In Jesus’ name I pray; Amen."

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Oxygen Therapy
Second Opinion Health Alert E-Newsletter by Robert Jay Rowen, M.D., May 30, 2012

Alternatives newsletter, by Dr. David Williams, March 2013. (Subscriptions: drdavidwilliams.com)
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Second Opinion newsletter, by Robert Jay Rowen, M.D., November 2012 (Subscriptions: secondopinionnewsletter.com)
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Second Opinion newsletter, by Robert Jay Rowen, M.D. June 1, 2008
     Ref: Archives of Surgery, February 1987.

Ultraviolet Light
Nutrition and Healing newsletter by JonathanWright, M.D. 11/1/2009 (Subscriptions: wrightnewsletter.com)
     1 Enwemeka CS, Williams D, Hollosi S, et al. “Visible 405 nm SLD light photo-destroys methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in vitro.” Lasers Surg Med 2008; 40(10): 734-737

For more on TRU-D SmartUVC Disinfection System click here: http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2013/01/trud-smartuvc-disinfection-system-featured-on-the-doctors-television-show.aspx

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