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I Bit My Tongue Really Hard And Almost Pierced It


Author: Georgiana B.
Skill: Healer
Date: 11-24-2005
Views: 14,588
Word Count: 309
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 1111-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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Recently, I was eating & not paying attention at how must strength I put into each chew. That changed when I bit down really hard onto the side of my tongue; so hard in fact that it looked like my teeth had pierced my tongue & it wasn't pretty!

Very quickly the bite site bruised into a silver dollar sized wound complete with some bleeding & of course some pain. I guess I was more scared than anything since I had never bitten my tongue quite so hard before. I didn't know what to do.

My only thought was I wonder which oil I might use to alleviate the pain & help kick start the healing. I pulled out a few of my limited stock that I thought might help: Lavender, Peppermint, Thieves. I was sure that one or more of these would help.

I called a friend & fellow oiler for his help. He thought that Thieves & Lavender were good choices to use together. So I started right away & applied just a drop each of the Thieves & Lavender to the wound.

Over the next few days I applied a drop of Thieves on the wound 3 to 4 times a day (I only used the Lavender for the first application). By the 3rd day there was no sign that I had ever bit my tongue! No bruising, swelling, scarring or pain!!!

I called my friend to thank him & let him know how well Thieves had worked for me. Now I am sharing my experience with you because I know I can't be the only person to have ever had this type of injury; I just couldn't find anything on it myself when I needed it. I am glad that I have my oils & don't know how I lived without them before! Thank you Jeffery.


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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: 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
3.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
4.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
5.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
6.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
7.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
8.Associated topics: wound-/-gash-/-injury,cut-/-laceration-/-incision — "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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