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Foot Flexing Did Not Relieve The Cramp In My Toe

Author: Roxanne M.
Date: 08-12-2015
Views: 1,226
Word Count: 141
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10745-OR
Scientific Studies: 2

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Yesterday I had a toe cramp that just would not go away!

Typically I flex my foot by pulling my toes back towards my ankle and holding them there. This normally gives me quick relief. However, this time I was flexing for about 30 minutes with no change.

I thought about what the toe needed, and the word "relaxation" came to mind. Relaxation for me is associated with magnesium, Lavender essential oil, and Valor essential oil blend.

So I got up and took 2 magnesium tablets. Then I sprinkled a few drops of Lavender and Valor directly on the affected toe, rubbing it all around and in-between the toes.

In less than five minutes I had total relief. Was it the essential oils or the magnesium? I lean towards the belief that it was the oils because the relief came so quickly.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1."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
2."[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

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