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Friend Walked Differently To Compensate For Knee


Author: Kathy C.
Skill: Aromatherapist
Date: 04-30-2015
Views: 4,319
Word Count: 207
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10608-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 4

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I had a friend over who was telling me about the aching she had been having for years in her knee. It had been such a problem that she would walk differently to compensate, which had caused lower back discomfort as well.

I told her that I really liked the results that I had with a knee problem (with a different cause) using Copaiba essential oil, and she wanted to try it. So I applied a small amount of coconut oil as a carrier oil and quickly rolled Copaiba around her knee. I then went on my way to clean the kitchen.

A few minutes later my friend shouted, "Kathy, look!" I turned to see her stepping up and down a step in our home. She continued, "No pain! I cannot believe I can do this!" I then did the same treatment to her lower back, resulting in more relief.

I always recommend following the directions on the labels for essential oils. Copaiba may be diffused, inhaled directly, or applied topically. Dilution is not necessary except for sensitive skin areas. I like to use a carrier oil since I tend to apply Copaiba in the same area repeatedly. I also just LOVE my coconut oil body butter!


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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: joints — "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
3.Associated topics: joints — "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
4.Associated topics: joints — "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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