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My Middle Finger Was Bent Downward

Author: Jamie H.
Date: 01-01-2015
Views: 3,906
Word Count: 193
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10367-OR
Brand Neutral: No
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 and it listed Lemongrass essential oil as a possibility. I did not have Lemongrass, but I did have the Purification oil blend, 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.

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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: arthritic, dequervain, dequervains, quervain, quervains, tenosynovitis.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: psoriatic-arthritis — "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
2.Associated topics: psoriatic-arthritis — "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.Associated topics: psoriatic-arthritis — "[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

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