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CRPS Type II - What Helps You?

Author: Sharon T.
Skill: Healer
Date: 08-20-2008
Views: 25,879
Word Count: 457
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 juice, 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 the Young Living 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 oil and all of the floral oils -- 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 a 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 oil, 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 the Aroma Siez, PanAway oil blends, 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 oil on my damaged hand, stretching out the fingers, and I say my gratitude affirmations 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 the Valor oil blend 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? If so, please contact me. I'd love to hear your success stories.

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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: anti inflammatory, antiinflammatory, blessings, chronic pain, depressed, emotional, emotions, inflammatory, reflex sympathic dystrophy, rsd, spinal.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: inflammation — "Cineole has mucolytic, bronchodilating and anti-inflammatory properties and reduces the exacerbation rate in patients suffering from COPD, as well as ameliorates symptoms in patients suffering from asthma and rhinosinusitis.... The effects of Cineole in the treatment of acute bronchitis were clearly measurable and could be proven after a treatment period of merely 4 days. This study corroborates the fact that Cineole actively and significantly reduces cough frequency after four days."Link
2.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
3.Associated topics: depression-/-sadness-/-hopelessness-/-sorrow — "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
4.Associated topics: depression-/-sadness-/-hopelessness-/-sorrow — "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
5.Associated topics: inflammation — "[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
6.Associated topics: muscle-spasm-/-twitch — "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
7.Associated topics: inflammation — "To assess their anti-inflammatory activities, effects of essential oils on neutrophil activation were examined in vitro.... All essential oils tested at 0.1% concentration suppressed TNF-945;-induced neutrophil adherence, and, in particular, lemongrass, geranium, and spearmint oils clearly lowered the reaction even at 0.0125%. Similar inhibitory activities for the neutrophil adherence were obtained by their major constituent terpenoids: citral, geraniol, citronellol and carvone. Thus, some essential oils used as anti-inflammatory remedies suppress neutrophil activation by TNF-945; at a low concentration (0.0125-0.025%) in vitro."Link
8.Associated topics: depression-/-sadness-/-hopelessness-/-sorrow — "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

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