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Osteoarthritis & Sciatica Relieved With Oil Blends


Author: Gail D.
Date: 08-16-2010
Views: 8,581
Word Count: 106
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 4547-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 4

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I had a medical diagnosis of osteoarthritis and herniated discs in the lumbar spine. I also had some sciatic trouble, the right leg/hip would want to collapse unexpectedly.

There was much chronic pain and I was in physical therapy for 6 months with heat, massage and some manipulation. I believe the biggest aid was use of the PanAway oil blend and Deep Relief Roll-on with the affected areas.

The normal therapies would not have worked as well as the permanent relief received from the use of essential oils in combination.

Minor twinges once in awhile are relieved by same oils and some Feldenkrais exercise as needed.


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: back ache, back aches, back pain, backache, backaches, ciatic, ciatica, degenerative, disc, disk, disks, osteoarthrosis, sciatic nerve, siatic, siatica, spinal, steroid, steroids.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: spine,sciatica — "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: osteoarthritis — "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
3.Associated topics: osteoarthritis — "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
4.Associated topics: sciatica — "Ameliorative effects of Ocimum sanctum [holy basil] in sciatic nerve transection-induced neuropathy...."Link

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