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What I Use For Sciatic & Nerve Discomfort


Author: Kym B.
Skill: Nurse
Date: 11-20-2010
Views: 6,055
Word Count: 140
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 4904-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 4

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Recently my father in law has been treated by his General Practitioner for sciatic pain with a range of drugs including a common epileptic medication Tegretol. He came over one night and watched as I attended my normal routine of stretching and using the Valor oil blend for my own back problems.

I asked him if he would like to try it. We laid him down on the floor and applied Valor to the solar plexus on both feet and encouraged him to centre his energy on the muscles in his sciatic region.

He called the next morning to say his pain had gone and he was now able to walk easy. I must say I did encourage him to continue using Valor and his medication and then return to his GP for a medication review. Still, Valor is his saviour.


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: lumbago, lumbar, sacral, sacroiliac, sacroiliitis, sacroilitis, sciatica, tailbone.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: sciatica,back-pain — "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: nerve-pain — "The patient was successfully treated with topical peppermint oil [for postherpetic neuralgia, a complication of shingles].... The authors believe this is the first evidence of peppermint oil (or menthol) having a strong analgesic effect on neuropathic pain."Link
3.Associated topics: nerve-pain,sciatica — "Ameliorative effects of Ocimum sanctum [holy basil] in sciatic nerve transection-induced neuropathy...."Link
4.Associated topics: nerve-pain — "Topical high-concentration L-menthol is the only established human experimental pain model to study mechanisms underlying cold hyperalgesia. We aimed at investigating the combinatorial effect of cold stimuli and topical L-menthol on cold pain and secondary mechanical hyperalgesia. Cold detection threshold and cold pain threshold (CPT) increased after L-menthol and remained high after the cold rekindling cycles.... Skin blood flow increased after L-menthol and stayed stable after cold cycles. Repeated application of cold on skin treated by L-menthol facilitated and prolonged L-menthol-induced cold pain and hyperalgesia."Link

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