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Thieves For Bursitis

Author: Judee P.
Skill: Massage Therapist
Date: 02-14-2011
Views: 7,322
Word Count: 214
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 5433-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 3

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(From client/friend Karen)

For 9 months I have had this ongoing, daily hip pain (I'm pretty sure it's bursitis, been researching & the symptoms fit exactly), some days worse than others ( an 8/10), other days not as bad (maybe 6/10). I'm up to 8 drops of Thieves a day, 4 in the morn, 4 at night. EVERY day for the past week, I have had a remarkable reduction in pain, stiffness, & I've felt in MONTHS, I'd say a 2 or 3 out of 10! Only took ibuprofen once ....thank god, it's the only thing that works, but it gives my guts hell.

The only thing that I have been doing differently is taking the Thieves.I throw 4 drops in the bottom of a glass, pour a bit of water on it, slug it down, put more water in the glass, swirl it & down that so I get any residue. At night I either do the same, or throw 4 drops in the warm apple juice...I don't even find it strong with 4 drops anymore, I guess I'm getting used to it or something! These oils just feel so "right" intuitively. My body, mind, & spirit has an inner response to them that I can't explain.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: joints,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
2.Associated topics: joints,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
3.Associated topics: joints — "Herbalists treat skin ailments, such as fungal infections (like candidiasis), wounds, eczema, and acne, with lavender oil. It is also used in a healing bath for joint and muscle pain. One study evaluating treatments for children with eczema found [that] it was therapeutic touch from the mother that improved symptoms; in other words, massage with and without essential oils (including lavender) both reduced the dry, scaly skin lesions. Another study found that lavender oil may improve pain control after surgery."Link

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