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CRPS Type II - What Helps You?

Author: Sharon T.
Skill: Healer
Date: 08-20-2008
Views: 20,011
Word Count: 458
Questions Received: 8
Testimonial ID: 3071-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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Thirteen years ago I had an accident in which I nearly severed my right hand. I cut 4 nerves, 4 tendons, 2 arteries, and developed CRPS Type II (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome).

CRPS causes devastating chronic pain that worsens over time, migraines, inflammation of the spine and joints, and decreased mobility. I would love to hear from others who have CRPS and have found a protocol that works for them.

For me, I combine NingXia Red, which stopped the migraines, Alkalime (plus drinking 9.5 pH water) to reverse the inflammation, AgilEase and Sulfurzyme for the arthritis-like symptoms. I tried other products and found they were not as bioavailable as Young Living's organic MSM.

Their supplements are outstanding, as are the essential oils, and I am so grateful for them. On a daily basis I use Frankincense, Sandalwood and Rose on my face. I sniff Lavender and all of the florals -- Jasmine, Rose, Geranium, Ylang Ylang -- every day. I like mixing them with the resinous oils, blending in a little organic Alba Botanica lotion. The combination is alluring and uplifting, and is great for fighting depression and anxiety.

My sympathetic nervous system is too jangled to have Raindrop technique, but CRPS does a number on the facet joints, so sometimes I use the oils in the kit and rub them on the pelvic and cervical facet joints to get them to open up, release contracted muscles and ease the pain. For pain, I find Helichrysum to be unbeatable. Palo Santo, applied to the bottom of my spine is also helpful. When I can't walk, but my spine is too inflamed for prolonged sitting, I find that applying Aroma Siez, PanAway, or both Helichrysum and Palo Santo make a big difference, extending the time that I can be out of bed.

I also have a lovely morning routine. I put Lavender on my damaged hand, stretching out the fingers, and I say my gratitudes for all that happens, as everything, good and bad, is a blessing and an opportunity for learning. I affirm my intentions of being loving and compassionate, to appreciate the abundance extended to me, and ask for my teachers and my students to come into my life to help me stretch this vessel so it will hold more. Lavender is calming and opening. It has so many uses, and is exceptional for prayer and meditation. I also put Valor on the bottom of my feet morning and night.

Are there other practitioners out there interested in discussing the treatment of chronic pain, inflammation (the basis of many diseases) and pH Balancing? Please contact me. I'd love to hear your success stories.



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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: spine,muscle-pain,back-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: depression-/-despair-/-sad-/-hopeless — "After inhalation of clary sage oil, cortisol levels were significantly decreased.... Thyroid stimulating hormone was also reduced.... Clary sage oil has antidepressant-like effect...."Link
3.Associated topics: depression-/-despair-/-sad-/-hopeless — "Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."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: depression-/-despair-/-sad-/-hopeless — "Beta-Caryophyllene [component of cannabis, clove, copaiba], a CB2 [cannabinoid] receptor agonist produces multiple behavioral changes relevant to anxiety and depression in mice.... these preclinical results suggest that CB2 receptors may provide alternative therapeutic targets for the treatment of anxiety and depression. The possibility that BCP may ameliorate the symptoms of these mood disorders offers exciting prospects for future studies."Link
6.Associated topics: depression-/-despair-/-sad-/-hopeless — "A number of essential oils are currently in use as aromatherapy agents to relieve anxiety, stress, and depression. Popular anxiolytic oils include lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), rose (Rosa damascena), orange (Citrus sinensis), bergamot (Citrus aurantium), lemon (Citrus limon), sandalwood (Santalum album), clary sage (Salvia sclarea), Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), and rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium spp.)."Link
7.Associated topics: depression-/-despair-/-sad-/-hopeless — "Most studies, as well as clinically applied experience, have indicated that various essential oils, such as lavender, lemon and bergamot can help to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. Most notably, inhalation of essential oils can communicate signals to the olfactory system and stimulate the brain to exert neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin and dopamine), thereby further regulating mood."Link
8.Associated topics: depression-/-despair-/-sad-/-hopeless — "The ylang ylang oil caused a significant decrease of blood pressure and a significant increase of skin temperature. At the behavioral level, subjects in the ylang ylang oil group rated themselves more calm and more relaxed than subjects in the control group. These findings are likely to represent a relaxing effect of the ylang ylang oil and provide some evidence for the usage of the ylang ylang oil in aromatherapy such as causing a relief of depression and stress in humans."Link

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