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Nothing Brought Relief For Trigeminal Neuralgia

Author: Lisa B.
Date: 01-15-2011
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Questions Received: 57
Testimonial ID: 5182-OR
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Scientific Studies: 8

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In my early 30's I began experiencing chronic and debilitating ear, sinus and tooth pain. The pain would move around my face, and got worse. I had antibiotics to try and help the sinus pain.

My dentist would be forever checking my teeth and finding nothing wrong. The doctor would look in my ears and find no infection. Eating was incredibly painful, I felt like I had tooth decay in all my teeth and then it would move to my ear or jaw.

In 2002 - 2003 the pain became more and more intense until the point where I could only lie very still in bed. The breeze from the fan or the noise from children was magnified in intensity and I was trapped in my room.

Finally it was diagnosed as Trigeminal Neuralgia and told there was no solution and, as I had allergies to a large range of medications, I had no treatment options.

The pain was so intense in 2003 I was admitted to hospital on oxygen to rest in isolation as I couldn't take it anymore. Although I didn't realize it at the time, I believe the doctor thought I was at risk of committing suicide.

Eventually I realized stress was my trigger. Plus both my father and aunt had Bells Palsy, an inflammation of the cranial nerves. Acupuncture had successfully taken care of my father's Bells Palsy in four weeks so I went for acupuncture too.

This offered minor relief and dulled the pain enough for me to return to my normal life. I returned to regular self-guided mediation and lived a stress avoidance lifestyle. I also tried each night to avoid clenching my teeth and I relaxed my jaw as much as possible.

Still 6 years later in 2009, at the Gold Coast Young Living Conference, I was in incredible pain with Neuralgia again and the biofeedback device I used gave me temporary pain relief for a few hours at a time.

I was now experiencing the level of pain that had previously seen me admitted to hospital. Again my allergies meant I had no traditional treatment options, I spent the majority of the conference sitting still and barely holding myself together. I was determined NOT to let the pain hold me back.

A few months later I was privileged to attend my first USA Young Living Convention, where the Stress Away oil blend was one of a number of new 'roll on' oil blends released. I purchased it immediately and applied it over my jaw, both upper and lower immediately the pain diminished!

After just three days of applying the roll on before I went to bed, and after my shower in the mornings, I had no more pain. I was incredibly grateful and I told everyone I knew, who nodded politely and while happy for me, had no idea of the incredible relief I had found from this little roll-on blend called, Stress Away.

Why does it work so well? As an Aromatherapist, I've considered this carefully. I believe it is the synergy of all the oils in this blend working together to soothe the nerves and tissue. In the intervening years, as soon as I feel a twinge of pain or a flicker of a nerve, I reach for the Stress Away and apply.

I carry one in my handbag, and I normally go through at least one Stress Away a month as I can't stop myself to help others, whenever I'm out and about. Roll it on someone's shoulder or neck to relieve neck ache, or in a figure eight on their temples to relieve a headache, or even around the ears and jaw for TMJ pain.

Stress Away for me is my number one choice for nerve related pain, and with every one's nerves on edge these day, I believe it is Young Living's number one product.

Where do I put the Stress Away to relieve my neuralgia? I roll it on the tops of my shoulders, each side of neck, in a circle around my ear, jaw bone to chin, both top and bottom jaw and from the back of the neck straight up the hairline and them out to the top of the ear using my fingers to gently rub the oil in.

You can use it under make-up in the morning or apply after your night cream just before sleep. If, after 20 minutes I feel a twinge of pain somewhere else, like in the middle of my chin, it may be because I've missed a spot, so I roll Stress Away on the sore spot.

For maximum effect you need to do this for 3 nights and mornings. Everyone I have told is in much less pain by the fourth day. The maintenance program is then each night for 10 days and then just using night and day for another two days, as soon as you feel the twinges returning.

This has worked for EVERY PERSON I HAVE TOLD. If you know anyone with Trigeminal Neuralgia, nerve pain, trapped nerve etc please share my story with them and contact me if you need any more information.

Trigeminal Neuralgia is called suicide disease because the number of people commit suicide due to the pain intensity and now you know something that may help. Please, as a community service, share this testimonial with others.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "After inhalation of clary sage oil, cortisol levels were significantly decreased.... Thyroid stimulating hormone was also reduced.... Clary sage oil has antidepressant-like effect...."Link
2.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "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
3.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "A number of essential oils are currently in use as aromatherapy agents to relieve anxiety, stress, and depression. Popular anxiolytic oils include lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), rose (Rosa damascena), orange (Citrus sinensis), bergamot (Citrus aurantium), lemon (Citrus limon), sandalwood (Santalum album), clary sage (Salvia sclarea), Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), and rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium spp.)."Link
4.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "Most studies, as well as clinically applied experience, have indicated that various essential oils, such as lavender, lemon and bergamot can help to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. Most notably, inhalation of essential oils can communicate signals to the olfactory system and stimulate the brain to exert neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin and dopamine), thereby further regulating mood."Link
5.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "The ylang ylang oil caused a significant decrease of blood pressure and a significant increase of skin temperature. At the behavioral level, subjects in the ylang ylang oil group rated themselves more calm and more relaxed than subjects in the control group. These findings are likely to represent a relaxing effect of the ylang ylang oil and provide some evidence for the usage of the ylang ylang oil in aromatherapy such as causing a relief of depression and stress in humans."Link
6.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "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
7.Associated topics: trigeminal-neuralgia — "The result for the primary end point was validated by the amelioration of the following secondary end points: headache on bending, frontal headache, sensitivity of pressure points of trigeminal nerve, impairment of general condition, nasal obstruction, and rhinological secretion.... In patients with acute nonpurulent rhinosinusitis, timely treatment with cineole [a.k.a. eucalyptol... found in eucalyptus, camphor laurel, laurus nobilis, tea tree, mugwort, basil, wormwood, rosemary, sage, and cannabis] is effective and safe before antibiotics are indicated."Link
8.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "This controlled study showed for the first time that a 10% peppermint oil in ethanol solution efficiently alleviates tension-type headache. Peppermint oil thus proves to be a well-tolerated and cost-effective alternative to usual therapies."Link

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