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Experienced Chronic Uncontrollable Itch On Arms


Author: Rosie S.
Date: 02-13-2011
Views: 6,652
Word Count: 316
Questions Received: Not available for contact
Testimonial ID: 5426-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I have had an itch on my arms for the last 20 years. Ten years ago, I went to a dermatologist and after many questions, he deduced that I couldn't handle the stress of my divorce ten or so years prior, so my brain told my body to deal with the stress, which came out in the nerve endings in my arms.

My arms itched uncontrollably. It felt like something was crawling under my skin. I would bloody the sheets in the nightime from my scratching.

He told me that he could help me but that the brain unfortunately cannot tell the body when it's help in dealing with stress is no longer needed and that I might be on the drugs for the rest of my life. He prescribed 3-25mg. Hydroxyzine 1-20 mg. Zyrtec, and (it was still a prescription then) Fluocinonide cream.

All of these meds promoted drowsiness so I took them at night, and the cream thinned the skin, so if I scratched too much, blood would appear just under the skin, or actually come through. It really helped with the itch, but it never completely went away.

Last spring, my husband and I went away over night. He wanted to stay an extra day. I had only brought enough pills for the one day, and resigned to the fact that I would be in an itching frenzy all the next day. Occasionally, I had tried to wean myself off the pills just to itch terribly all over again.

I awoke the 2nd morning to no itching. And I didn't itch all day! I had been using Young Living oils for two weeks, and wondered then if the oils I had been using were helping. So I went to bed that night to awake to no itching again, or itch the rest of that day! I haven't taken my pills and don't use the cream anymore either!


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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: skin — "Local application of frankincense essential oil may provide a non-surgical treatment alternative, with no or minimal side effect for carcinoma in situ, minimally invasive carcinoma and pre-cancerous conditions such as actinic keratosis."Link
4.Associated topics: skin — "[M]any curative properties attributed to various plants in indigenous medicine are also present in their essential oils.... These oils exert a number of general effects from the pharmacological viewpoint. When applied locally, the essential oils mix readily with skin oils, allowing these to attack the infective agents quickly and actively.... In vitro studies [were] conducted by the author on antimicrobial and anthelmintic [destructive to parasitic worms] properties of some essential oils...."Link
5.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
6.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
7.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
8.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

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