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Frozen Shoulder And Bursitis Relief


Author: Michelle O.
Skill: Raindrop Technique
Date: 12-02-2009
Views: 19,006
Word Count: 322
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 3981-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 7

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After having a frozen shoulder twice I know the signs of it approaching. I started to feel that tight/stiff/soreness in my right shoulder and noticed I was also feeling a little 'down'. When I realized that my attitude wasn't helping I perked up and became my own support system! That itself is a must for those with shoulder issues since it's related to feeling a lack of support. Of course the approaching cold weather doesn't help either!

At this point I couldn't raise my arm past my waist without the help of my other arm. It was very painful at night and I was losing mobility quickly. It was starting to freeze up. In the past, in addition to the oils, I needed physical therapy for 6 weeks to get back full range of motion.

This time, I started layering on Wintergreen (helps a lot for the pain), the Aroma Siez oil blend, and Idaho Balsam Fir (all time favorite!). I used about 5-6 drops each oil rubbing in each of the 3 oils separately. This helped tremendously especially at night. When the pain woke me up, I applied it again and it lasted until morning. So I was able to rest well without much pain.

During the day, in addition to the oils, I applied a cold pack for 20 minutes, then moist heat for 20 minutes and then a break for 20 minutes. I did this from 9am-5pm while I was at work. You must do both the heat and the ice to bring down the swelling (cold) and to relax the muscles (heat). Only doing one will aggravate the site more.

Within 24 hours I was able to lift my arm shoulder length without pain. The next day I just applied the oils without the cold/heat therapy (about 5-6 times a day) and by the next day I could raise my arm over my head with no pain at all!

LOVE THESE OILS!!!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: mobility — "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: swelling-/-swollen-/-puffy — "[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
3.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
4.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
5.Associated topics: muscles — "[T]he effect of essential oils on skeletal and smooth muscle...: The first type of effect on skeletal muscle involved a contracture and inhibition of the twitch response to nerve stimulation shown by a sample of clary sage, dill, fennel, frankincense, and nutmeg; ...lavender reduced the twitch response alone."Link
6.Associated topics: joints,muscles — "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
7.Associated topics: muscles — "In nine studies, Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) has shown effectiveness for arteriosclerosis, autism, Bells palsy, chemotherapy-induced toxicity, degenerative disc disease, detox, muscle wasting, muscular dystrophy, neuroblastoma, neuroprotection, oxidative stress, and spinal stenosis."Link

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