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Raindrop Technique For My Husbands Gout

Author: Carol M.
Skill: Massage Therapist
Date: 12-26-2008
Views: 18,911
Word Count: 182
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 3275-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 2

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My husband has chronic gout, usually in his foot. Recently it settled in his elbow, swelling to an impressive size. Two trips to the doctor produced pills for inflammation and also pills to take twice a day for the rest of his life. The pills for gout made him nauseous, so he stopped taking them.

As a last resort he "let" me apply Frankincense oil to his inflammation, which had gone down a little but was still painful. I did the Raindrop Technique, about 10 drops onto his elbow and lightly stroked them in. Then I took a hand towel, wet it well, and heated it in the microwave until it was steaming.

When it had cooled to a tolerable temperature, I folded it in half lengthwise and wrapped it close around his elbow. I covered it with a dry towel folded lengthwise and wrapped over the first towel. He sat like that until the wet towel was cool. He felt some improvement so I did it again that day and then the day after.

He has not complained since about his elbow!

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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: arthritic, gouty, joints, podagra, pseudogout, rain, raindrops, swollen.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: arthritis — "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
2.Associated topics: arthritis — "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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