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Back Problems Due To Car Accidents And Scoliosis

Author: Christina B.
Skill: Massage Therapist
Date: 02-16-2006
Views: 5,652
Word Count: 200
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 1217-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 4

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Due to car accidents and an active life I have had back problems for the past 15 years or so. I have scoliosis on top of everything else. A trip to the chiropractor biweekly was no longer adequate to ease the pain that would appear in my neck, shoulders, lower back and hips.

I tried a couple of drops of the PanAway oil blend for the pain which worked, then 8 drops of the Valor oil blend on reflexology points on bottom of feet, morning and night.

Throughout the first week, I felt very subtle changes in my spine. One day in the next week, I all of a sudden realized that my back DIDN'T HURT. Until that moment I did not realize how much pain I had been enduring for the past few years.

Now a few weeks later I only use the Valor in the morning, and my back still feels fine most of the time. Every once in awhile my left or right hip will act up and I just apply a couple of drops of the Aroma Siez blend, because I am presently out of PanAway and it feels better again.

These therapeutic grade essential oils are wonderful.

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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: joints,arthritis — "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
3.Associated topics: joints,arthritis — "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
4.Associated topics: joints — "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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