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Lower Backache Was Turning Into Episodes Of Spasms


Author: Fran A.
Skill: ZYTO Compass
Date: 01-13-2015
Views: 1,971
Word Count: 358
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10404-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 5

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I have had a compromised lower back for almost 40 years. It goes out once in a while, and I treat it with rest, essential oils, or both. Within the past few years I started having episodes with spasms when I would push the lower backache too far before treating it.

The first time it happened I couldn't get off the couch. Whether I stood or sat, I was in severe discomfort from the constant spasming. I could not even lift my leg to step into a half-inch-high flip flop.

The first night I had to sleep sitting up until I went to the chiropractor. This helped. The spasming returned a few other times with about the same severity. Only I didn't react to it as much, so it seemed to be more bearable yet still uncomfortable.

This week I had an episode, and, where I usually apply PanAway essential oil blend or Deep Relief Roll-On, this time I felt the urge to apply Peace & Calming essential oil blend. Well, this seemed to be the missing link for me since my tensing up during these spasms was a contributing factor to the aching.

The first day using Peace & Calming was as if I had been resting for 3 days. My back was so relaxed. I continued to be mindful about how I bent and moved and would have an occasional mishap, but primarily I had no discomfort.

This blew me away, and I have continued to apply just a drop or two to the area as well as behind my neck to keep me calm. It has been a few days, and I have had no trouble sleeping, climbing into the shower, and bending to pick things up. (We all know that we drop more things when we can't pick them up.)

I have shared this information with my sister who suffers from leg spasms and feel as though she will benefit from this tremendously since the first thing she does is panic and create more aching from tensing up.

I am a 20-year Young Living user and a member for many years. The testimonials on Oil-Testimonials.com have helped me and others tremendously!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: back-pain — "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: muscle-spasm — "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
3.Associated topics: muscle-spasm — "Lavender essential oil has been used as an anxiolytic [anxiety] drug, a mood stabilizer, a sedative, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antihypertensive [high blood pressure], antimicrobial, analgesic [pain] agent as well as a wound healing accelerator.... The present study suggests that inhalation of lavender essential oil may be an effective and safe treatment modality in acute management of migraine headaches."Link
4.Associated topics: muscle-spasm — "Anti-inflammatory, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antimicrobial, antioxidant, carminative [flatulence] and immunomodulatory properties of caraway suggest that it might exert beneficial effects on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).... CHE and CEO [caraway essential oil] at all doses tested were effective in reducing colon tissue lesions and colitis indices and the efficacy was nearly the same when different doses of plant fractions were administered p.o. or i.p..... These data suggest that caraway fractions are both effective and possess anti-colitic activity irrespective of the dose and route of administration."Link
5.Associated topics: muscle-spasm — "[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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