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Blessed Relief From Arthritis & Fibromyalgia


Author: Patricka C.
Skill: Social Worker
Date: 10-11-2010
Views: 9,265
Word Count: 231
Questions Received: 4
Testimonial ID: 4676-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I have suffered from rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia for 4 years. I am 43 years old and have been debilitated by the pain related to these conditions.

I have found Young Living and now use PanAway, Magnify Your Purpose, and Peppermint for pain. I use Oregano and Thyme for the immune system and have greatly improved over the last few months!!! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and specialize in healing trauma. Now I am incorporating Young Living essential oils!

My now 82 year old mother has been using the oils for 10 years and I always rolled my eyes at her. Then after leaving my Methotrexate and Mobic prescription at home during a trip, I was unable to walk due to the pain. The hotel had to send a wheelchair for me. Mom told me to find a distributor and get the PanAway. I had nothing to lose and everything to gain! And boy did I! I found and bought the oil and was up and walking within minutes and pain free!

I now use extra Peppermint and Helichrysum when needed but I am now prescription free when I use them and loving it! I use the oils in my practice on a daily basis and have seen incredible healing from emotional as well as physical pain.

Thank God for all He does and thank Young Living for listening to His purpose!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: fibromyalgia-(FMS) — "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
2.Associated topics: autoimmune — "DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."Link
3.Associated topics: autoimmune — "Immunomodulatory activity of frankincense oil: Biologically, the oil exhibited a strong immunostimulant activity (90% lymphocyte transformation) when assessed by a lymphocyte proliferation assay."Link
4.Associated topics: rheumatoid-arthritis — "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
5.Associated topics: rheumatoid-arthritis — "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
6.Associated topics: autoimmune — "Anti-inflammatory, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antimicrobial, antioxidant, carminative [flatulence] and immunomodulatory properties of caraway suggest that it might exert beneficial effects on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).... CHE and CEO [caraway essential oil] at all doses tested were effective in reducing colon tissue lesions and colitis indices and the efficacy was nearly the same when different doses of plant fractions were administered p.o. or i.p..... These data suggest that caraway fractions are both effective and possess anti-colitic activity irrespective of the dose and route of administration."Link
7.Associated topics: autoimmune — "Pycnogenol [French maritime pine bark extract] could be useful for second-line therapy to reduce the inflammatory feature of SLE [systemic lupus erythematosus]."Link
8.Associated topics: autoimmune — "These results suggest that the volatile oil of ginger influences both cell-mediated immune response and nonspecific proliferation of T lymphocyte, and may exert beneficial effects in a number of clinical conditions, such as chronic inflammation and autoimmune diseases."Link

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