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Potentially Large Bruise On My Foot



Author: Mary Ann D.
Skill: Raindrop Technique
Date: 04-09-2009
Views: 2,011
Word Count: 340
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 3444-OR

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I have to tell you of an experience I had recently week with the oils on my foot. I took Papa for a longer jaunt on Thursday to mail a letter. The foot rests on his wheelchair were not adjusted properly (I didn't know), so that they had very little clearance. Consequently I rammed a curb, which stopped the chair abruptly (Papa was fine), but one of the outriggers on the back of the chair rammed into the top of my foot about 2 inches behind the toes.

It was pretty hard, and I knew I would have a big bruise, and probably swollen foot and limping for the next couple of days. I stopped right there, took off the shoe and sock and put a few drops of Lavender on the area, rubbed it in, and continued on our way. A couple of blocks later I again bumped the wheelchair (which has since been adjusted properly, to avoid this), and rammed the same foot in the same place. D'oh! When I got to the house, I put on more Lavender, Cypress, and Lemongrass. The pain was only a slight tenderness, and I continued with my day.

That night when I got home, I stripped off the sock, and the foot looked much better than I expected, with only a slight yellowing around the perimeter of where I had applied the oils. Curious. No pain. I reapplied the same oils and went to bed. The next morning, the foot felt great, and it had a small gray discoloration on the middle toes (outside the perimeter of the oil application). This was the only bruising that showed up!

Next time, I will be sure to apply the oils in a larger area. The yellowing of the night before was indicative of blood being re-absorbed, as happens with an old bruise. A couple of days later the toes are only slightly discolored, and there has been no pain at all!


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