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Cervical Nerve Root Inflammation

Author: Marion V.
Skill: Massage Therapist
Date: 11-12-2007
Views: 9,160
Word Count: 255
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 2533-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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A very overwhelming hormonal episode had me feeling intense inflammation in all of my joints. This lasted for several hours and I found sipping a glass of water with a drop of Peppermint in it of benefit during those several hours.

After eventually settling down I developed an intense pain from my left chest, left shoulder, down my arm that felt very deep and again very bony pain. I tried Orthoease, PanAway, Peppermint these helped literally only for minutes. In desperation and exhaustion from the pain in the small hours of the morning I went searching the essential oils reference book and found the suggested oils for bone cancer. I knew I did not have bone cancer but the pain felt like I imagined bone cancer would feel like.

I did not have all of the oils, but I did have the leading oil Frankincense. So I applied Frankincense directly to the most painful point on my arm and shoulder and then intuitively felt I needed to put some on my neck and the base of the skull. Immediately the pain started lifting. I sat for a few minutes I think in shock, that the heavy deep disturbing pain was leaving, then I re-applied in the same areas and went to bed and fell asleep for hours. I went to the Dr. the next day to discuss the hormonal aspect of my experience and he confirmed that the pain in my arm, in his opinion, is the type of pain associated with Nerve Root Inflammation.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: spine,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: 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: 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: muscle-spasm — "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
5.Associated topics: muscle-spasm,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
6.Associated topics: 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
7.Associated topics: joints,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
8.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

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