Woke Up With A Foot Cramp Caused By Overexertion
Author: Amanda N.
Word Count: 321
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Testimonial ID: 10361-OR
Scientific Studies: 2
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During the late summer of 2010, I went through a major season of depression, which brought on bad leg and foot cramps. These cramps would happen almost every night and would last at least 4 minutes.
To stop the cramps, I tried Icy Hot, but I only used it once because it gave me an upset stomach. I also used Bengay, which worked sometimes -- not as often as I would have liked. On the nights Bengay actually worked, it seemed like it took forever to take effect.
After my major season of depression was over, whenever I smelled anything "Wintergreen", I started to feel nauseated. I still got leg and foot cramps at times but not as often as back in 2010.
Earlier this year, I was introduced to Young Living's PanAway essential oil blend by some of my friends. When I heard that it had Wintergreen essential oil in it, I was curious and skeptical of the scent. I had been trying to avoid Wintergreen like the plague.
In early November 2014, I received my Premium Starter Kit which came with PanAway. I eagerly and nervously opened PanAway. Shortly after I inhaled it, I noticed how much fresher it smelled compared to the other synthetic "Wintergreen" products.
One night in November, I woke up with a foot cramp caused by overexertion. I grabbed my PanAway essential oil blend and applied a couple of drops to the cramping area, massaging my foot and leg.
While massaging, I had the bottle of PanAway next to my nose and started inhaling the oil. Seconds later, my cramping subsided FASTER than with Bengay and Icy Hot products.
Thanks to PanAway, not only do my cramps go away faster, but I love the smell of Wintergreen now! I even own a bottle of Young Living's Wintergreen essential oil, which can help cramps disappear miraculously too!
Thank You, LORD, for Young Living!
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|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"Peppermint oil is harmless and acts locally to inhibit GI [gastrointestinal] smooth muscle contraction.... Peppermint oil solution administered intraluminally can be used as an antispasmodic agent with superior efficacy and fewer side effects than hyoscine-N-butylbromide...."||Link|
|2.||"[T]he effect of essential oils on skeletal and smooth muscle...: The first type of effect on skeletal muscle involved a contracture and inhibition of the twitch response to nerve stimulation shown by a sample of clary sage, dill, fennel, frankincense, and nutmeg; ...lavender reduced the twitch response alone."||Link|
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