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Bouts Of Sciatica During & After Pregnancy


Author: Melanie H.
Date: 01-20-2015
Views: 3,065
Word Count: 258
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10430-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 5

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I suffer from horrible bouts of sciatica that I developed during my second pregnancy and which never went away. It has been over four years, and it still comes and goes.

Recently I woke up in a lot of agony and was suffering all day, but I didn't take anything for it. My daughter and I fell asleep that night on the couch snuggling, and I woke up around midnight in terrible agony.

After struggling just to stand up, I was about to go find something to bring relief. However, since I had just received my Premium Starter Kit and the oils were closer, I decided to give it a try. I will admit that I was a bit skeptical about how essential oils would work for me personally.

I opened my PanAway essential oil blend for the first time, dropped 5-6 drops in my palm, and rubbed it neat (undiluted) on my lower back, on my right hip (over the sciatic nerve that affects me), and down the top right butt cheek. I also inhaled it on my palms about 2-3 minutes (mostly because after washing my hands twice it still smelled strong.

I kid you not, within 6-7 minutes my discomfort was completely gone... like 100% better. I was walking and sitting fine. I am amazed at how fast it worked and that it actually worked!

I am so happy to be going to bed free of discomfort, and now I am wishing I had thought to do this earlier in the day. I will definitely be keeping PanAway on hand!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: pregnancy — "The methods of aromatherapy were applied sitz bath or soap application using essential oils with Lavender, Myrrh, Neroli, Rose, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Orange, and Roman Chamomile.... [T]hese findings indicate that postpartum aromatherapy for perineal care could be effective in healing the perineum."Link
2.Associated topics: spine,sciatica,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
3.Associated topics: nerve-pain — "The patient was successfully treated with topical peppermint oil [for postherpetic neuralgia, a complication of shingles].... The authors believe this is the first evidence of peppermint oil (or menthol) having a strong analgesic effect on neuropathic pain."Link
4.Associated topics: nerve-pain,sciatica — "Ameliorative effects of Ocimum sanctum [holy basil] in sciatic nerve transection-induced neuropathy...."Link
5.Associated topics: nerve-pain — "Topical high-concentration L-menthol is the only established human experimental pain model to study mechanisms underlying cold hyperalgesia. We aimed at investigating the combinatorial effect of cold stimuli and topical L-menthol on cold pain and secondary mechanical hyperalgesia. Cold detection threshold and cold pain threshold (CPT) increased after L-menthol and remained high after the cold rekindling cycles.... Skin blood flow increased after L-menthol and stayed stable after cold cycles. Repeated application of cold on skin treated by L-menthol facilitated and prolonged L-menthol-induced cold pain and hyperalgesia."Link

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