Rheumatoid Arthritis Led To Shoulder & Knee Issues
Author: Gail E.
Word Count: 459
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 10633-OR
Scientific Studies: 8
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My mother was diagnosed (through a blood test) in 2010 with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). It started off with one hot and burning finger and then led to the other fingers as well. She was also suffered with swelling, joint aches, and stiffness. It was worse in hot and humid weather.
She did not want to go on prescription medication because of the side effects, which included the possibility of losing her eyesight and sustaining kidney damage. My mother only has one kidney, so that was just not an option for her!
In November 2014, my mother was describing her ongoing symptoms to me. She had gotten to the stage at which she was having difficulty dressing herself. She just could not lift her left arm above her shoulder anymore.
After trying other natural remedies, nothing was really working. I told my mother that she needed to start using some therapeutic-grade essential oil products ASAP to help manage her condition. It was her last resort, and she had nothing to lose.
So my mother started taking 8 Sulfurzyme capsules a day and then gradually increased the dosage over a 3-month period until she reached about 18 to 21 capsules per day.
She also took Mineral Essence twice a day as directed on the bottle.
Additionally she took NingXia Red twice a day until we found out that she was having a detox reaction (rash on her arms). So then she cut back to once a day.
Within the first month, my mother's shoulder improved, and she could again raise her arm above her shoulder to dress herself properly.
In January 2015, my mother developed an excruciatingly painful right knee. She could not even touch it without it hurting, and she had difficulty walking (she belongs to a walking club). The painful knee was keeping her awake at night, and she would have to go to bed with a pillow between her legs.
So then I introduced my mother to the BLM protocol. She started taking one tablet in the morning and another at night.
She also started using Deep Relief Roll-On on her knee before she would go walking, before bedtime, and at any other time that she felt the need for it.
By the end of February, my mother's knee returned to normal, and no one would ever have known that she had had anything wrong with it.
After three months, my mother is now on a maintenance regimen as follows:
6 capsules Sulfurzyme per day
2 to 3 capsules BLM per day
Mineral Essence as needed
My mother would like to thank the manufacturer, as without these products she would have definitely ended up truly crippled. Instead, she now manages her condition on the maintenance regimen, and she could not ask for any more than that!
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: arthritis, arthritic, athritis, artheritis, rheumatoid, rhuematoid, juvenile, juvinile, autoimmune, prednisone, knee, knees, joint, joints, osteoarthritis, kneecap, cartilage, karate, taekwondo, osteo.
|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.||"These results suggest that the volatile oil of ginger influences both cell-mediated immune response and nonspecific proliferation of T lymphocyte, and may exert beneficial effects in a number of clinical conditions, such as chronic inflammation and autoimmune diseases."||Link|
|3.||"Pycnogenol [French maritime pine bark extract] could be useful for second-line therapy to reduce the inflammatory feature of SLE [systemic lupus erythematosus]."||Link|
|4.||"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.||Immunomodulatory activity of frankincense oil: "Biologically, the oil exhibited a strong immunostimulant activity (90% lymphocyte transformation) when assessed by a lymphocyte proliferation assay."||Link|
|6.||"DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."||Link|
|7.||"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|
|8.||"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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