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Eight Stitches For A Lacerated Leg


Author: Deborah H.
Date: 02-03-2009
Views: 5,447
Word Count: 269
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 3335-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I fell on an exposed sharp metal hinge and lacerated my leg right below my knee. Before going to the hospital for the 8 matress stitches I received, I put half of a 5ml bottle of Lavender into the wound. My dad who had been a nurse in the army inquired "doesn't that sting?" No it does not was my reply. I applied Cistus oil to the area on the back of my leg-between calf & thigh. I used an ice bag on the way to the hospital. The wait in emergency was 3 hours. I was supplied with 3 more bags of ice before receiving my stitches.

I was given a booster shot to ward off tetnus along with 4 injections to numb the area those stung! The hospital staff who waited on me enjoyed the Lavender aroma. I was glad they couldn't detect the smelly Cistus oil.

Prior to getting stitched up, I applied Peace & Calming oil to my hands, it helped my anxiety over the stitches. I followed my orders not to get my knee wet for so many days and not to bend it for 3 weeks! Stitches were left in for an extra week because of how deep my wound was.

Two weeks after my injury when my antibiotic cream was used up I used my ClaraDerm spray to aid in healing twice a day. I had a very sensitive knee, which I had to take a break from work, hiking & gardening. It is good to be 100% again. I am thankful for knowledge and wisdom.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: wound-/-gash-/-injury — "The methods of aromatherapy were applied sitz bath or soap application using essential oils with Lavender, Myrrh, Neroli, Rose, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Orange, and Roman Chamomile.... [T]hese findings indicate that postpartum aromatherapy for perineal care could be effective in healing the perineum."Link
2.Associated topics: anxiety-/-worry — "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: anxiety-/-worry — "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: wound-/-gash-/-injury — "DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."Link
5.Associated topics: anxiety-/-worry — "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: anxiety-/-worry — "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: anxiety-/-worry — "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: anxiety-/-worry — "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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