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Blephoraspasm, A Neurological Eye Condition

Author: Jackie M.
Date: 11-19-2010
Views: 3,951
Word Count: 174
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Testimonial ID: 4899-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 5

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My name is Jackie Moe, I was diagnosed in 1999 with a neurological conditon of the eyes called blephoraspasm...the uncontrolled blinking and squinting of the eyes.

Treatment for this condition involves painful injections of Botox into the eyebrows and eyelids that lasts about 3 months. Eye drops would also be needed for the excessive dry eye.

I began to research less painful options for my eye condition and found some relief using therapeutic grade essential oils such as Frankincense, OmegaGize and NingXia Red. I was able to go to 5 months and recently was able to go an entire year without Botox injections. My doctor was quite impressed!

The oils that I use are therapeutic grade. You can find oils at health food stores, but they are generally diluted with synthetic ingredients and are not as effective.

If you would like to learn more about my success, have concerns or questions, please use my contact link to send me an email. The above information is for educational purposes only and not for treatment of any medical conditions.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: muscle-spasm — "Peppermint oil is harmless and acts locally to inhibit GI [gastrointestinal] smooth muscle contraction.... Peppermint oil solution administered intraluminally can be used as an antispasmodic agent with superior efficacy and fewer side effects than hyoscine-N-butylbromide...."Link
2.Associated topics: muscle-spasm — "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
3.Associated topics: muscle-spasm — "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
4.Associated topics: muscle-spasm — "[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
5.Associated topics: eyes — "Researchers report that carnosic acid, a component of the herb[s] rosemary [and sage], promotes eye health. The team found that carnosic acid protects retinas from degeneration and toxicity.... Their findings suggest that carnosic acid may have clinical applications for the outer retina, including age-related macular degeneration."Link

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