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Remedied Bruised & Broken Pinky Toe

Author: Vicki S.
Skill: Raindrop Technique
Date: 06-16-2009
Views: 6,434
Word Count: 525
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 3609-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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Five days ago my mother called, saying she had stubbed her littlest toe and broken it. The same toe that she had broken twice before, and from her past experience, she was pretty sure that it was once again broken. "It turned purple and blue and swelled up like a little sausage", is what she said. She couldn't touch it, stand or apply any pressure on or near it.

Before I could comment, she said she put a few drops of Young Living's Elemi oil on it right away, and within 10 minutes, she could touch her foot because the intense and excruciating pain had dissipated to a tolerable level. She oiled it up again and went to bed. That next morning, she was THRILLED to be able to get a sock and supportive shoe on.

On day 3, I went over to her home, and told her that I wanted to just rub some oils on her and on her spine as well as apply some warm, wet towels. I have never seen a Raindrop massage, but read up on it really briefly, just to be able to try to help her.

So I massaged the PanAway oil blend on her back, spine and on the bottom of her feet. I didn't really do anything professional or specific, mainly rubbing the spine area and doing the light feathery strokes... just trying to help relieve her pain and allow her to sleep.

She suffers from insomnia, and really needed some rest. She drank some Perfect Water (micro-clustered, alkaline, oxygenated) and went to bed, to get the best sleep that she said she had in months.

Today is day 5 and I offered to put some PanAway oil on her toe and foot. When my mother took her shoe off, I thought it was the wrong foot! NO kidding! Not only was the toe the normal size and shape, all of the purple and blue was gone. Just gone. I asked her if she had been icing it or elevating it and she said that all she had been doing is "slathering it in pure Lavender oil oil".

I should mention that my mother has had a chronic and painful life (fibromyalgia) with many health challenges and complications. At age 68 she is still employed at a Chiropractic clinic as a radiological technician and she is now my biggest fan of Young Living oils. She can walk normally and only experiences pain at the end of the night, if she's been on her feet all day.

She thinks the oils took the pain and inflammation out of her toe, thus allowing her body to try to deal with the injury naturally. I still can't believe her toe is the color of skin and flesh, when the last time I had seen it a few days ago, it was black, blue and purple, with the colors extending to the bottom of her foot and across the tops of her next 2 toes.

As I type this, I am in awe... Awesome! So glad to be able to relieve pain for my mom, and to share this experience with you.

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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: insomnia-/-sleeplessness — "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
3.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
4.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
5.Associated topics: bones-/-osteo — "Common herbs, essential oils, and monoterpenes potently modulate bone metabolism.... we investigated several common herbs rich in essential oils (sage, rosemary, and thyme) and essential oils extracted from these herbs and other plants (oils of sage, rosemary, juniper, pine, dwarf pine, turpentine, and eucalyptus) as well as their monoterpene components (thujone, eucalyptol, camphor, borneol, thymol, alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, bornylacetate as well as menthol) and found that they inhibit bone resorption.... Our study demonstrates for the first time that essential oils and monoterpenes are efficient inhibitors of bone resorption...."Link
6.Associated topics: bones-/-osteo — "Results of bone density, bone mineral content, bone tensile strength and histological analysis also showed similar trend of results, which supported initial observations of this study. It is proposed that hydroalcoholic extract of dried clove buds has bone-preserving efficacy against hypogonadal [hormonally deficient] osteoporosis."Link
7.Associated topics: inflammation — "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
8.Associated topics: inflammation — "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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