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Bursitis Inflammation On Elbow Disappeared

Author: Lilly B.
Date: 10-31-2006
Views: 5,081
Word Count: 198
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 1807-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 3

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Having had a habit of resting my elbows on the table, I developed a bag of water on each elbow. The left one hung down about half an inch, the right one about one and a half inches.

It didn't look nice so I usually wore long sleeves. One day my sister saw my elbows and said it looked gross and why don't I have the doctor drain them.

I then started using Frankincense on each elbow every morning and Lavender oil every evening. The bag on the left disappeared within two weeks. The one on the right went down about half way and stayed like that.

I quit putting on the oils after about three months. Six months later I asked the doctor to lance them but to wait until after I get back from Ontario.

A few days later while visiting relatives in Ontario, I again rested my elbows on the table and felt a sudden sharp pain. Both had a big water bag within a few hours. So I again used Frankincense and Lavender. By next morning both water bags were gone.

My doctor was very impressed and has sometimes suggested I use the oils in other situations.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: joints — "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
2.Associated topics: joints — "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
3.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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