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Tweaked My Lower Back While Getting Ready For Work


Author: Deniece R.
Date: 04-08-2015
Views: 1,520
Word Count: 174
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10579-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 6

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I tweaked my lower back yesterday morning while getting ready for work. I knew that I had my PanAway essential oil blend on me and planned on applying it once I got to the office.

But once I got to my office, I searched my purse -- multiple times -- all morning for the bottle of PanAway. I finally broke down and took acetaminophen around 11 AM.

Well, that helped with the headache that developed throughout the morning and kind of eased my back... but not much. So I suffered through the rest of my day with an aching back until I got home later that night.

I still did not find my PanAway, so I grabbed my essential oils reference book and found Peppermint essential oil listed for pain and discomfort. I applied it right before bed, and within minutes I felt my back easing up.

I woke up this morning with no discomfort in my lower back! Oh, and by the way, I just found my PanAway... just 2 seconds after opening my purse. LOL!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: muscle-pain,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,muscle-pain — "[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
6.Associated topics: muscle-pain — "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

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