After Two Back Surgeries I Was In A Wheelchair
Author: Gary F.
Word Count: 168
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10477-OR
Scientific Studies: 8
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I have had two back surgeries and have been depending on stuff from the pharmacy to deal with the discomfort for the past three years.
Starting with Joy, Lavender, and then Peppermint, I use 2 drops of each essential oil on the foot Vita Flex point for the spine twice a day. I also use 5 drops each of Copaiba, Idaho Balsam Fir, and Frankincense in a gelcap. Additionally I use 2 drops of PanAway twice a day.
I was very skeptical, as I was in a wheelchair. But within one week I was out of the chair and walking on a daily basis. I have been able to reduce the stuff from the pharmacy by 2/3 and hope to no longer have a need for it in the near future.
So not only have I felt less discomfort, but I am also not in need of mood enhancement anymore because I can now walk without discomfort and am less dependent on alternatives. I am thankful for therapeutic-grade essential oils.
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: pain, narcotic, narcotics, herniated, disc, discs, disk, disks, steroid, steroids, lumbago, lumbar, backache.
|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"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.||"[T]he lavender fragrance had a beneficial effect on insomnia and depression in women college students."||Link|
|3.||"After inhalation of clary sage oil, cortisol levels were significantly decreased.... Thyroid stimulating hormone was also reduced.... Clary sage oil has antidepressant-like effect...."||Link|
|4.||"Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."||Link|
|5.||"Beta-Caryophyllene [component of cannabis, clove, copaiba], a CB2 [cannabinoid] receptor agonist produces multiple behavioral changes relevant to anxiety and depression in mice.... these preclinical results suggest that CB2 receptors may provide alternative therapeutic targets for the treatment of anxiety and depression. The possibility that BCP may ameliorate the symptoms of these mood disorders offers exciting prospects for future studies."||Link|
|6.||"The ylang ylang oil caused a significant decrease of blood pressure and a significant increase of skin temperature. At the behavioral level, subjects in the ylang ylang oil group rated themselves more calm and more relaxed than subjects in the control group. These findings are likely to represent a relaxing effect of the ylang ylang oil and provide some evidence for the usage of the ylang ylang oil in aromatherapy such as causing a relief of depression and stress in humans."||Link|
|7.||"Most studies, as well as clinically applied experience, have indicated that various essential oils, such as lavender, lemon and bergamot can help to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. Most notably, inhalation of essential oils can communicate signals to the olfactory system and stimulate the brain to exert neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin and dopamine), thereby further regulating mood."||Link|
|8.||"A number of essential oils are currently in use as aromatherapy agents to relieve anxiety, stress, and depression. Popular anxiolytic oils include lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), rose (Rosa damascena), orange (Citrus sinensis), bergamot (Citrus aurantium), lemon (Citrus limon), sandalwood (Santalum album), clary sage (Salvia sclarea), Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), and rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium spp.)."||Link|
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