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A Massage Therapists First Oils Experience

Author: Tamara S.
Skill: Nurse
Date: 04-16-2006
Views: 6,456
Word Count: 259
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 1337-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 3

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I am a massage therapist of 10 years, a certified nurses assistant, and a registered nursing student. Years ago, I had heard about Young Living Essential Oils, but never fully understood why they cost so much more than the so called essential oils in the health food stores, so I never gave using them much thought.

I didn't realize every oil from Young Living was therapeutic grade, meaning so pure a person could ingest it. They are medicinal as well as acting like perfumes.

About 3 years ago, I was working on a client's back when I noticed a huge cyst on her spine. She informed me her doctor wanted to operate to remove it, but she didn't want surgery so close to her spine. She said she had an oil from Young Living she wanted me to put on it.

She handed it to me and I opened the cap. The whole room filled with the sweet earthy smell of a plant called Helichrysum. I was in heaven. I applied a few drops to the cyst and rubbed it in. As I encircled the affected area, which was 1 inch in diameter, I felt the area soften immediately.

I had the strongest urge to push on it gently. I did so and the area drained about 5cc's of discharge. My client applied the Helichrysum once daily for 3 days. The area dried up, scabbed over and resolved itself. So much for having surgery.

Right then I made up my mind - I was getting into these oils!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: spine — "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: cyst — "[M]any curative properties attributed to various plants in indigenous medicine are also present in their essential oils.... These oils exert a number of general effects from the pharmacological viewpoint. When applied locally, the essential oils mix readily with skin oils, allowing these to attack the infective agents quickly and actively.... In vitro studies [were] conducted by the author on antimicrobial and anthelmintic [destructive to parasitic worms] properties of some essential oils...."Link
3.Associated topics: helichrysum-oil — "...its flowers and leaves are the most used parts in the treatment of health disorders such as allergies, colds, cough, skin, liver and gallbladder disorders, inflammation, infections and sleeplessness... In vitro studies characterized Helichrysum as an antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory agent. Its flavonoids and terpenes were effective against bacteria (e.g. Staphylococcus aureus), its acetophenones, phloroglucinols and terpenoids displayed antifungal action against Candida albicans and its flavonoids and phloroglucinols inhibited HSV and HIV, respectively.... Regarding Helichrysum italicum in vivo activity, the highlight goes to ...the anti-inflammatory properties exhibited by its flavonoids, acetophenones and phloroglucinols, as seen in animal models."Link

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