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Stabbing Sensation In My Hip Was Radiating To My Groin

Author: Grace F.
Skill: Reiki Practitioner
Date: 08-21-2014
Views: 16,032
Word Count: 318
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 10064-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 4

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Several months ago I had stabbing pains in my upper right hip radiating down into the groin area. Now I virtually never see allopathic doctors, except to have blood draws to check on my hemoglobin levels. Regardless, I did get in to see a local doctor.

She thought that I might have kidney stones and took a urinalysis sample. Meanwhile, she told me to drink as much water as I could get down over the weekend to flush out the stones. This office visit was on Friday, and by Monday afternoon she called back saying that the urinalysis was negative.

By that time the pain was intolerable. My husband took me into the emergency center at the closest hospital, which was a one-hour drive away. The emergency room doctor ordered a CT scan (CAT scan) and several abdominal x-rays. She thought that I might have a chipped bone in the hip area. Bone pain can be very intense, as I know from having a fractured kneecap years before.

The tests were all negative. She gave me a diagnosis of lumbar radiculopathy (sciatica). After the testing, they gave me a shot of morphine, which helped tremendously.

I got an appointment with my chiropractor and asked which vertebrae would be involved in the pain in my hip area. He said T12 and L1. After an adjustment, I had him put a mark on my back by those areas.

I did some research on essential oils and chose Helichrysum, which is well known for nerve pain. I started putting several drops of Helichrysum over the T12 and L1 area on the vertebrae every two hours, even throughout the night. I also had two different sessions with my acupuncturist and two more treatments with my chiropractor.

After about 5 days, I discontinued the use of Helichrysum to see how much pain was still in the hip area.

There was NONE. The Helichrysum solved the pain issue of my nerves!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: sciatica — "We examined the evidence regarding the effect of herbal medicine on pain in people with non-specific low-back pain (LBP).... Lavender essential oil applied by acupressure appeared effective in reducing pain and improving flexibility compared to conventional treatment."Link
2.Associated topics: nerve-pain — "The patient was successfully treated with topical peppermint oil [for postherpetic neuralgia, a complication of shingles].... The authors believe this is the first evidence of peppermint oil (or menthol) having a strong analgesic effect on neuropathic pain."Link
3.Associated topics: nerve-pain,pinched-nerve,sciatica — "Ameliorative effects of Ocimum sanctum [holy basil] in sciatic nerve transection-induced neuropathy...."Link
4.Associated topics: nerve-pain — "Topical high-concentration L-menthol is the only established human experimental pain model to study mechanisms underlying cold hyperalgesia. We aimed at investigating the combinatorial effect of cold stimuli and topical L-menthol on cold pain and secondary mechanical hyperalgesia. Cold detection threshold and cold pain threshold (CPT) increased after L-menthol and remained high after the cold rekindling cycles.... Skin blood flow increased after L-menthol and stayed stable after cold cycles. Repeated application of cold on skin treated by L-menthol facilitated and prolonged L-menthol-induced cold pain and hyperalgesia."Link

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