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Cervical Herniation & Spinal Cord Compression

Author: Robynne M.
Skill: Energy Worker
Date: 07-26-2007
Views: 12,843
Word Count: 432
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 2304-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I had been introduced to Young Living in 2005, after suffering a triple cervical herniation (C4-5,C5-6,C6-7) with severe spinal cord compression.

After doing all the basics that the doctor told me to do, I was not getting any better. The doctor finally sent me to get an epidural injection. I thought "no problem". I have gotten previous injections for other ailments prior to this, so this really wasn't an issue for me. I actually felt relieved!

When I went to see the pain specialist, he told me to lie face down on the table and that he was going to make a mark in the back of my neck with his fingernail, to know where to go with the injection.

I said "okay". He then made the mark with his fingernail and I literally jumped off the table crying and left! Not knowing what to do or why I couldn't do this, I called a friend of mine, who was trying to get me to use these oils in the first place!

I ordered the Raindrop kit, and tried every oil in the kit for pain. What I found to work best was Basil oil, as it relaxes the smooth muscle fibers.

I eventually had to see a neurosurgeon (8 months later), who was open to alternative medicine, but was unfamiliar with the oils. She told me I also developed nerve damage and that my condition was so severe, that I really needed to have surgery. I cried so hard... because I was scared! All you ever hear about is the tragedies with surgery.

In the meantime, I continued to use my oils and found Helichrysum to be of benefit, as it is a nerve regenerator.

I had my surgery - triple fusion(with cadaver bone) on January 17, 2006. It has been a little over a year and I forget I have 6 screws and a metal plate in my neck! I have FULL range of motion in my neck, let me repeat - FULL range of motion!

My doctor could not believe how successful my surgery was! I told her it was the oils that got me through this. And I had regained my feeling in my hand with in 2 weeks. I firmly believe, that without the oils, even prior to the surgery, that I would not have recovered as well.

I believe I had DIVINE INTERVENTION on that day, that forced me off the table!

From the magazine "Beyond":

"A friend of mine told me once that God isn't going to use perfect people to help others. He uses people that have a story to tell."

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: spine,general-pain,muscle-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: general-pain — "Peppermint and its active ingredient menthol have long been used for the treatment of various pain conditions including headache.... Menthol solution can be an efficacious, safe and tolerable therapeutic option for the abortive treatment of migraine."Link
3.Associated topics: general-pain — "[W]e studied the anti-inflammatory and gastroprotective effects of C. citratus [Lemongrass] and E. citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus] essential oils on formol-induced edema and acetic acid induced abdominal cramps in Wistar rats.... In vivo analysis and histological assay showed that the two essential oils displayed significant dose-dependent edema [swelling] inhibition effect over time. They displayed strong analgesic [pain-relieving] and antipyretic [fever-reducing] properties similar to that induced by 50 mg/kg of acetylsalicylate of lysine.... This work demonstrates the anti-inflammatory property of Cymbopogon citratus [Lemongrass] and Eucalyptus citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus], suggesting their potential role as adjuvant therapeutic alternatives in dealing with inflammatory-related diseases."Link
4.Associated topics: general-pain — "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
5.Associated topics: general-pain — "In traditional folk medicine, tarragon [Artemisia dracunculus L. (Asteraceae)] has been used for treatment of pain and gastrointestinal disturbances.... This study reported the peripheral and central antinociceptive activity of the EOAD [essential oil of A. dracunculus] and rationalized the traditional use of the plant in the treatment of different painful conditions."Link
6.Associated topics: general-pain — "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
7.Associated topics: nerve-pain — "The patient was successfully treated with topical peppermint oil [for postherpetic neuralgia, a complication of shingles].... The authors believe this is the first evidence of peppermint oil (or menthol) having a strong analgesic effect on neuropathic pain."Link
8.Associated topics: nerve-pain — "Ameliorative effects of Ocimum sanctum [holy basil] in sciatic nerve transection-induced neuropathy...."Link

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