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Neck Ache And Peppermint


Author: Paul W.
Date: 04-14-2006
Views: 3,809
Word Count: 242
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 1326-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 8

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For several years I have experienced neckaches that would almost render me immobile! I did find out two possible reasons why they kept on coming back:

1) I would get into stressful situations that I could not solve by myself, until I faced my own attitudes towards the situations. They were, indeed, situations I could not solve on my own! The situations were designed by my loving Creator to help me face some of the inconsistencies in my own life. In short, my neckaches told me a lot about myself;

2) Poor digestion was another indication. I ran across this one quite by accident, when, by recommendation, I took an enema, and my neckache cleared up. From what I have studied, the liver helps to regulate many factors, including pain.

HOWEVER, once I recognized the above factors, the Essential Oil of Peppermint was literally an answer to prayer. I applied three to four drops on the palms of my nands (neat), and applied it to my neck. What a wonderful, cooling sensation occurred! But, more than that, after applying Peppermint when my neckaches came back, I found that my neckaches were not lasting nearly as long! In fact now, if I apply Peppermint, within 15-20 minutes, they have subsided! I have also found that a good, moist, hot towel speeds the process even more. Thank God for Peppermint! I wouldn't be without it!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: indigestion-(dyspepsia) — "Foeniculum vulgare Mill, commonly called fennel, has been used in traditional medicine for a wide range of ailments related to digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and respiratory systems. Additionally, it is also used as a galactagogue agent for lactating mothers.... Foeniculum vulgare has emerged as a good source of traditional medicine and it provides a noteworthy basis in pharmaceutical biology for the development/formulation of new drugs and future clinical uses."Link
2.Associated topics: indigestion-(dyspepsia) — "Gastroprotective effects of Lemon essential oil: In ethanol model, CL (citrus lemon) and LIM (limonene) [component of Lemon] demonstrated 100% of gastroprotection.... In the indomethacin model, CL and LIM offered effective gastroprotection...."Link
3.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "After inhalation of clary sage oil, cortisol levels were significantly decreased.... Thyroid stimulating hormone was also reduced.... Clary sage oil has antidepressant-like effect...."Link
4.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout,indigestion-(dyspepsia) — "Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."Link
5.Associated topics: indigestion-(dyspepsia) — "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
6.Associated topics: indigestion-(dyspepsia) — "A 4 weeks treatment with peppermint oil improves abdominal symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.... The symptoms evaluated were: abdominal bloating, abdominal pain or discomfort, diarrhea, constipation, feeling of incomplete evacuation, pain at defecation, passage of gas or mucus, and urgency at defecation."Link
7.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "A number of essential oils are currently in use as aromatherapy agents to relieve anxiety, stress, and depression. Popular anxiolytic oils include lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), rose (Rosa damascena), orange (Citrus sinensis), bergamot (Citrus aurantium), lemon (Citrus limon), sandalwood (Santalum album), clary sage (Salvia sclarea), Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), and rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium spp.)."Link
8.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "Most studies, as well as clinically applied experience, have indicated that various essential oils, such as lavender, lemon and bergamot can help to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. Most notably, inhalation of essential oils can communicate signals to the olfactory system and stimulate the brain to exert neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin and dopamine), thereby further regulating mood."Link

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