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Cervical Herniation & Spinal Cord Compression

Author: Robynne M.
Skill: Energy Worker
Date: 07-26-2007
Views: 14,954
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,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: 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
3.Associated topics: nerve-pain,pinched-nerve — "Ameliorative effects of Ocimum sanctum [holy basil] in sciatic nerve transection-induced neuropathy...."Link
4.Associated topics: muscle-pain,muscles — "[T]he effect of essential oils on skeletal and smooth muscle...: The first type of effect on skeletal muscle involved a contracture and inhibition of the twitch response to nerve stimulation shown by a sample of clary sage, dill, fennel, frankincense, and nutmeg; ...lavender reduced the twitch response alone."Link
5.Associated topics: muscle-pain,muscles — "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
6.Associated topics: nerve-pain — "Topical high-concentration L-menthol is the only established human experimental pain model to study mechanisms underlying cold hyperalgesia. We aimed at investigating the combinatorial effect of cold stimuli and topical L-menthol on cold pain and secondary mechanical hyperalgesia. Cold detection threshold and cold pain threshold (CPT) increased after L-menthol and remained high after the cold rekindling cycles.... Skin blood flow increased after L-menthol and stayed stable after cold cycles. Repeated application of cold on skin treated by L-menthol facilitated and prolonged L-menthol-induced cold pain and hyperalgesia."Link
7.Associated topics: muscles — "In nine studies, Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) has shown effectiveness for arteriosclerosis, autism, Bells palsy, chemotherapy-induced toxicity, degenerative disc disease, detox, muscle wasting, muscular dystrophy, neuroblastoma, neuroprotection, oxidative stress, and spinal stenosis."Link
8.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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