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Post Surgery Healing For Neck Injury

Author: Mona C.
Date: 09-06-2009
Views: 18,220
Word Count: 407
Questions Received: 16
Testimonial ID: 3760-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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Due to a nasty car wreck last October I had to have surgery to fuse vertebrae in my neck. I have been using Balsam Fir and the Deep Relief oil blend and told the doctor that I wasn't in pain so much as I couldn't get rid of the headache.

He explained to me that I had bulging discs, and they were actually rubbing against each other and causing more damage and would continue until I had a titanium cage put in. I agreed to the surgery and kept using the oils. I was told that after the surgery I would have to wear a hard neck brace for two months, followed by a soft neck brace for three months.

I got the pain recipe from Julie, and tried three capsules the night before surgery, and slept very well. I wasn't hungry all day as I waited for the surgery, which surprised me.

After the surgery I took the pills as needed, and I did take the pain meds a couple times when I first woke up. The doctor came in post surgery and said he was AMAZED at how little I bled. He said that I hadn't needed a transfusion even though the surgery took two and half hours. I don't remember much of the next day, except I took the pain mixture every couple of hours.

Two days after my surgery I went back to the doctor, he took x-rays and said I could take the hard brace off, and use the soft brace unless I was in a car! He said I had no swelling, and was healing up fast. I still have to sleep in the soft brace, but if I am home, and not being active I don't have to use a brace at all!

I do not know that the oils caused all this, but I have had surgery many times before and not healed like this, and the only difference in my lifestyle is the oils and supplements from Young Living. I will continue to use these and share whenever possible, no one should suffer needlessly!

The recipe calls for putting the following into veggie caps:

* 20 drops of Valerian
* 20 drops Vetiver
* 10 drops Helichrysum
* 5 drops Clove
* 5 drops Peppermint
* 5 Drops Balsam Fir and 5 Drops of Lemon

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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: cervical, disc, disk, disks, fusion, herniated, hospital, recovery, sprain, suregon, surgeon, whiplash.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: spine — "We examined the evidence regarding the effect of herbal medicine on pain in people with non-specific low-back pain (LBP).... Lavender essential oil applied by acupressure appeared effective in reducing pain and improving flexibility compared to conventional treatment."Link
2.Associated topics: headache — "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: headache — "Peppermint and its active ingredient menthol have long been used for the treatment of various pain conditions including headache.... Menthol solution can be an efficacious, safe and tolerable therapeutic option for the abortive treatment of migraine."Link
4.Associated topics: headache — "Lavender essential oil has been used as an anxiolytic [anxiety] drug, a mood stabilizer, a sedative, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antihypertensive [high blood pressure], antimicrobial, analgesic [pain] agent as well as a wound healing accelerator.... The present study suggests that inhalation of lavender essential oil may be an effective and safe treatment modality in acute management of migraine headaches."Link
5.Associated topics: headache — "We report on a patient whose severe post-ECT headaches responded completely to methyl salicylate [wintergreen] ointment, applied to the area of his temporalis and masseter muscles. Topical methyl salicylate is generally well tolerated and may be a viable option for some patients with post-ECT headache."Link
6.Associated topics: headache — "The result for the primary end point was validated by the amelioration of the following secondary end points: headache on bending, frontal headache, sensitivity of pressure points of trigeminal nerve, impairment of general condition, nasal obstruction, and rhinological secretion.... In patients with acute nonpurulent rhinosinusitis, timely treatment with cineole [a.k.a. eucalyptol... found in eucalyptus, camphor laurel, laurus nobilis, tea tree, mugwort, basil, wormwood, rosemary, sage, and cannabis] is effective and safe before antibiotics are indicated."Link
7.Associated topics: headache — "This controlled study showed for the first time that a 10% peppermint oil in ethanol solution efficiently alleviates tension-type headache. Peppermint oil thus proves to be a well-tolerated and cost-effective alternative to usual therapies."Link
8.Associated topics: helichrysum-oil — "...its flowers and leaves are the most used parts in the treatment of health disorders such as allergies, colds, cough, skin, liver and gallbladder disorders, inflammation, infections and sleeplessness... In vitro studies characterized Helichrysum as an antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory agent. Its flavonoids and terpenes were effective against bacteria (e.g. Staphylococcus aureus), its acetophenones, phloroglucinols and terpenoids displayed antifungal action against Candida albicans and its flavonoids and phloroglucinols inhibited HSV and HIV, respectively.... Regarding Helichrysum italicum in vivo activity, the highlight goes to ...the anti-inflammatory properties exhibited by its flavonoids, acetophenones and phloroglucinols, as seen in animal models."Link

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