Middle Finger On My Right Hand Was Bent Downward
Author: Jamie H.
Word Count: 200
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10367-OR
Scientific Studies: 3
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I suffer from psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and several months ago ended up with a severe case of trigger finger (TF). The middle finger on my right hand was bent downward, and I could not straighten it.
Not only did this severely limit the use of my hand, but it was extremely painful if I accidentally knocked the finger or if I even used the hand at all, as it would move the finger ever so slightly. I thought that initially it was just the arthritis... until I found out that it actually had a name and that typically, in its severity, would require surgery to correct.
I was surprised to find "trigger finger" in the essential oils reference book (essential oil reference book), and it listed Lemongrass essential oil as a possibility. I did not have Lemongrass, but I did have Purification, which I know contains Lemongrass in its blend. So I figured, "Why not?"
I started applying 2 to 3 drops to my palm and all around the finger, and within about a week I was able to straighten my finger back out. It has been fine ever since, and I saved myself an unnecessary surgery.
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: tenosynovitis, dequervain, dequervains, quervain, quervains, arthritic.
|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"[T]erpinen-4-ol, the major TTO [tea tree oil] constituent, has been found to have potent anti-inflammatory properties. It is suggested that terpinen-4-ol may be a novel potential agent against psoriasis. This article draws attention to the antipsoriatic effect of TTO...."||Link|
|2.||"We have demonstrated that Boswellia frereana [frankincense] prevents collagen degradation, and inhibits the production of pro-inflammatory mediators and MMPs. Due to its efficacy we propose that B. frereana should be examined further as a potential therapeutic agent for treating inflammatory symptoms associated with arthritis."||Link|
|3.||"Ruxiang (Gummi olibanum), the dried gum resin of Boswellia carterii (BC) [frankincense], has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to alleviate pain and inflammation for thousands of years.... The data show that BC extract has significant anti-arthritic and anti-inflammation effects and suggest that these effects may be mediated via the suppression of pro-inflammatory cytokines."||Link|
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