I Baby My Weakened Knees So They Don't Give Out
Author: Fran A.
Skill: ZYTO Compass
Word Count: 166
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10412-OR
Scientific Studies: 3
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I often hear stories of people who have had knee surgery. While I hear success stories, I still want to avoid surgery as much as possible, if not altogether.
I am a large woman, and there are times that I feel like my knees are in a weakened state. I walk a bit differently -- or baby them -- with concern of them giving out.
I read about Lemongrass essential oil helping with supporting tissue health. Even though it didn't feel like one of my most "powerful" essential oils, I tried it. After a few applications (maybe 2 drops twice a day for 3 days), I noticed considerable improvement.
I am able to stop using the Lemongrass essential oil, and my knees do fine for a while again. Then occasionally there comes a time when I do too much. When the issue recurs, I apply Lemongrass again.
I am very pleased to have this solution to my discomfort. I turn to my essential oils before I turn to anything else.
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: joint, joints, osteoarthritis, osteoarthrosis, degenerative.
|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"Herbalists treat skin ailments, such as fungal infections (like candidiasis), wounds, eczema, and acne, with lavender oil. It is also used in a healing bath for joint and muscle pain. One study evaluating treatments for children with eczema found [that] it was therapeutic touch from the mother that improved symptoms; in other words, massage with and without essential oils (including lavender) both reduced the dry, scaly skin lesions. Another study found that lavender oil may improve pain control after surgery."||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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