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Relief From Chronic Lower Back Pain Via Vita-Flex

Author: Beverly J.
Date: 07-15-2016
Views: 2,157
Word Count: 530
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10995-OR
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Scientific Studies: 8

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I have literally been dancing all week! For about a decade I have suffered from a lower back injury that would flare up in the form of flaming, fiery nerve pain shooting down my legs and up my back. The muscles would "freeze," I could hardly walk. Even when I got immediate chiropractic or massage therapy care, each episode would take at least 4-6 weeks to fully resolve, with the first couple of weeks having me in excruciating pain and the following weeks dealing with tense muscles and still having to move with care.

Five days ago I was bending over drying my leg when the spasms happened again. (Always an episode would begin with something entirely innocuous.) I was extremely discouraged and disheartened, because I had just visited the chiropractor and massage therapist BOTH the previous week for tense muscles in another area of my back. I didn't feel that I had the money for more therapy. I contacted some of my trusted friends who have taken CARE/Raindrop training and asked for some input.

Based on their ideas, I first did Vita Flexing on the spinal areas of my feet with each of the Raindrop Kit oils in the order they are supposed to be used. Within minutes I could feel the sensation of the oils on the exact area where I was having the most pain. Twice more that day I Vita Flexed--although I did not do the whole Raindrop sequence (I chose to use Valor, PanAway, and Aroma Siez oil blends).

To be honest, that night was the most excruciating, which one of my friends did warn me about--the nerve pain was so terrible I could hardly sleep. HOWEVER, when I woke the next morning, although I was tired from poor sleep, the nerve pain was GONE. I did have muscle stiffness, but I was able to walk on the treadmill slowly, do some simple stretches, and I could feel that things were, in fact, so much better.

For the next 3 days, I Vita Flexed oils on my feet 2-3 times a day. I rotated oils and used anywhere from 2-5 at a time, including PanAway, Marjoram, Aroma Siez, Valor, Frankincense, and Peppermint--basically whatever I instinctively felt drawn to, I used--but I always began the session with Valor.

I have to be honest--I've used oils for a year and a half, and I've had them through maybe 5-6 of these episodes. But I had only applied them topically prior to this recent flare-up...I had never really learned nor applied the Vita Flex technique. But I'm a believer now! I can't stop telling people about how amazing I feel now, just the 5th day after the pain began. This has NEVER happened...feeling completely restored without any other medical intervention, and certainly not so rapidly. Even more, I could feel healing radiating from my back, as if it were coming from the outside in and not a temporary fix.

Each time I've dealt with this pain, I have always prayed fervently for healing, but felt resigned to having to thank God in the midst of a trial. Now I'm thanking and praising God for His amazing power evidenced through Young Living Essential Oils!

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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: back ache, back pain, backache, cortisone, lumbago, lumbar, sacroiliac, sacroiliitis, sacroilitis, sciatica, spine, stiff.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: spine,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: nerve-pain — "The patient was successfully treated with topical peppermint oil [for postherpetic neuralgia, a complication of shingles].... The authors believe this is the first evidence of peppermint oil (or menthol) having a strong analgesic effect on neuropathic pain."Link
6.Associated topics: nerve-pain — "Ameliorative effects of Ocimum sanctum [holy basil] in sciatic nerve transection-induced neuropathy...."Link
7.Associated topics: muscle-spasm,muscles — "[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
8.Associated topics: muscles — "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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