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Balsam Fir Resolved Pain In Frozen Shoulder

Author: Lora D.
Date: 05-02-2009
Views: 10,106
Word Count: 237
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 3512-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 6

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I had struggled with frozen shoulder pain and mobility restrictions for over 6 months. The pain radiated down my arm and into my elbow, wrist and hand also. The pain would radiate up into my neck on that side as well.

Last month Young Living had a promotion for free Balsam fir, so I had 2 bottles of it and no idea what to do with it, so it just sat there.

My massage therapist wanted a chance to "work" on my painful shoulder, but I knew the pain would be unbearable if she so much as touched it, let alone really got in there and "worked" on it. I prayed for an alternative, since I was really scared of the pain that would involved in the massage.

The Lord led me to Balsam Fir. (I thought, well..ok I have plenty of it, so that's fine) To my amazement, 50% of the pain and stiffness was gone after the first "very liberal" application. I used one 5ml bottle in 3 days, and then I felt good enough that I let my massage therapist work on it and use the 2nd 5ml bottle during that massage. That really took care of the rest of the pain and immobility problem.

Every now and then I have a "tinge" of pain, but 99% of the problem has been resolved.

Praise God and I thank Him for the guidance and the Balsam Fir!

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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: capsulitis, cuff, joint, joints, muscle, muscles, nerve, nerves, rotater, rotator, shoulders, sternoclavicular, tendinitis, tendinopathy.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: joints — "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: joints — "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
3.Associated topics: nerve-pain — "The patient was successfully treated with topical peppermint oil [for postherpetic neuralgia, a complication of shingles].... The authors believe this is the first evidence of peppermint oil (or menthol) having a strong analgesic effect on neuropathic pain."Link
4.Associated topics: nerve-pain,pinched-nerve — "Ameliorative effects of Ocimum sanctum [holy basil] in sciatic nerve transection-induced neuropathy...."Link
5.Associated topics: joints — "Herbalists treat skin ailments, such as fungal infections (like candidiasis), wounds, eczema, and acne, with lavender oil. It is also used in a healing bath for joint and muscle pain. One study evaluating treatments for children with eczema found [that] it was therapeutic touch from the mother that improved symptoms; in other words, massage with and without essential oils (including lavender) both reduced the dry, scaly skin lesions. Another study found that lavender oil may improve pain control after surgery."Link
6.Associated topics: nerve-pain — "Topical high-concentration L-menthol is the only established human experimental pain model to study mechanisms underlying cold hyperalgesia. We aimed at investigating the combinatorial effect of cold stimuli and topical L-menthol on cold pain and secondary mechanical hyperalgesia. Cold detection threshold and cold pain threshold (CPT) increased after L-menthol and remained high after the cold rekindling cycles.... Skin blood flow increased after L-menthol and stayed stable after cold cycles. Repeated application of cold on skin treated by L-menthol facilitated and prolonged L-menthol-induced cold pain and hyperalgesia."Link

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