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Treating Finger Injuries From A Table Saw


Author: Nicolaas V.
Date: 12-27-2016
Views: 768
Word Count: 529
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 11081-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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Here is my rather embarrassing finger story. I had a fight with a table saw when I was installing hardwood flooring in my living room. My hand slipped and a few fingers came in contact with the rotating blade. Here is how amazing and effective essential oils were in the healing process.

At the hospital, the doctor put 5 stitches in my middle finger and 3 stitches in my ring finger of my left hand. He wasn't sure but didn't think I had ligament damage even though the cuts were fairly deep. He said it would probably be quite sore and throb for a few weeks and offered me prescription for Tylenol 3 with Codeine as well as a prescription for an antibiotic. I took them but didn't have any intention of using them unless the essential oils didn't give me relief.

Every other day, my partner Deb, changed the dressing morning and evening. To combat the pain Deb made up pain capsules for me to take. Unlike T3's (which you can only take one every 4 hours, max 3 times a day) the Young Living essential oil pain caps Deb made up in 00 vegetable capsules, being 100% pure therapeutic oils, I could take as often as I needed with no worry of side effects or damage to my body.

Deb also made up an antiseptic/antibiotic spray which she applied on my fingers at each dressing change after I soaked my fingers in warm water with 2 drops of Frankincense and 2 drops of Lavender oils for about 15 minutes.

Within a week, there was a marked improvement and after a couple of weeks I was down to a couple bandages from the heavier dressing. I did have what I was told was a trigger finger with my middle finger for the next few months. It has all but disappeared, which I attribute to the use of the Thieves foaming hand soap and hand sanitizer which I use constantly.

As you can maybe notice from the pictures, my fingers are totally healed to the point that you can't even notice how badly they were mangled. The pain caps were awesome, no pain, no throbbing at all...yay, to the awesome healing power of Young Living's great oils. We only use Young Living Essential Oils since they are 100% pure therapeutic grade "unadulterated" essential oils and we know where they come from and how they are produced from Seed to Seal!

Here is the recipe for pain using 00 pure vegetable capsules:

5 drops Frankincense
5 drops Copaiba
5 drops Cypress or Idaho Balsam Fir
2 drops of Peppermint

Here is the recipe for the antiseptic/antibiotic spray using a small spray bottle:

4 oz boiled water (cooled)
5 drops Frankincense
5 drops Geranium
5 drops Idaho Balsam Fir
5 drops Tea tree
5 drops Lavender

One further advantage in not having to use the T3 is I only missed 1 day of work and, since I needed to use heavy machinery for my job, I could still perform my full duties. If I was taking T3 + codeine, safety regulations would not allow me to do so.

That's my story and I sticking to it!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: wound-/-gash-/-injury — "The methods of aromatherapy were applied sitz bath or soap application using essential oils with Lavender, Myrrh, Neroli, Rose, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Orange, and Roman Chamomile.... [T]hese findings indicate that postpartum aromatherapy for perineal care could be effective in healing the perineum."Link
2.Associated topics: antibiotic — "As proven in vitro, essential oils [Eucalyptus, Melaleuca Alternifolia, Thyme, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Clove, Sandalwood, Peppermint, Sage] represent a cheap and effective antiseptic topical treatment option even for antibiotic-resistant strains [such] as MRSA and antimycotic [antifungal]-resistant Candida species."Link
3.Associated topics: wound-/-gash-/-injury — "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
4.Associated topics: wound-/-gash-/-injury — "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
5.Associated topics: wound-/-gash-/-injury,cut-/-laceration-/-incision — "[A] literature review of evidence on the influence of essential oils on wound healing and their potential application in clinical practice... focus[ing] mainly on tea tree, lavender, chamomile, thyme, and ocimum [basil] oils."Link
6.Associated topics: wound-/-gash-/-injury — "Melaleuca Alternifolia [tea tree] Hydrogel... was compared with tap water as a coolant following application onto a fresh, deep, partial-thickness hot water burn.... Effective cooling of the burn wound and an increased rate of wound healing was achieved by both repeated tap water compresses and by immediate or delayed application of Melaleuca Hydrogel. Cooling is an effective means to reduce tissue damage and increase wound healing."Link
7.Associated topics: wound-/-gash-/-injury,cut-/-laceration-/-incision — "[One] method employed for wound healing is the application of lavender oil. Due to its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties, it is thought to prevent wound infections and to play a role in reducing pain by lowering inflammation.... Lavender oil is known to have antibacterial, antifungal, sedative, and/or antidepressant effects.... In addition to its antimicrobial effects, the anti-inflammatory analgesic properties of lavender oil have also been emphasized... The use of L. Angustifolia [lavender] is particularly recommended in chronically infected wounds due to its immune-stimulating and antimicrobial effects. There are also reports that lavender oil reduces scar tissue."Link
8.Associated topics: wound-/-gash-/-injury,cut-/-laceration-/-incision — "Topical 5% tea tree oil is an effective treatment for mild to moderate acne vulgaris.... Tea tree oil has broad-spectrum antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity in vitro. These properties have formed the basis of its use in the treatment of a range of superficial dermatoses such as cuts, insect bites, boils, and dermatophytosis [ringworm]."Link

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