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Debilitating Knee Hyperextension Injury Protocol


Author: Murray J.
Skill: Healer
Date: 02-15-2011
Views: 9,804
Word Count: 268
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 5449-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 6

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I am a 62 year old reasonably fit male, and 6 weeks ago I slipped on dry grass, fell and badly buckled my left knee, hyper-extending the knee joint. I heard a distinct "pop" in my knee and suffered instant and severe pain. I could not straighten my leg at all and had to be assisted inside.

I immediately used ice on the knee for about 20 minutes while elevating the leg. I then dried the knee and applied Helichrysum for internal bleeding, and then applied a support bandage.

The next morning the knee was badly swollen so I applied a fresh comfrey compress for 12 hours which reduced the swelling by around 80%. I could not raise my leg off the floor or bend the knee and was unable to drive a manual vehicle. I had to be assisted when getting into bed in the evenings, dressing and showering.

For the next 5 weeks I applied the following oils morning and night and kept the knee supported in a bandage.

* Cypress
* Vetiver
* Wintergreen
* Lemongrass

My knee became more and more flexible over the next 5 weeks, my mobility steadily improved and the pain subsided daily. I now have full flexibility back in the left knee, no pain at all, the joint is stable, I can do a full squat and rise again without any assistance and I have no pain whatsoever.

I was advised by a friend who had been an orthopedic nurse, that if I had sought conventional medical treatment, I would still probably be in a plaster cast!

Thank God and thanks to those who make these amazing oils available!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: mobility — "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: swelling-/-swollen-/-puffy — "[W]e studied the anti-inflammatory and gastroprotective effects of C. citratus [Lemongrass] and E. citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus] essential oils on formol-induced edema and acetic acid induced abdominal cramps in Wistar rats.... In vivo analysis and histological assay showed that the two essential oils displayed significant dose-dependent edema [swelling] inhibition effect over time. They displayed strong analgesic [pain-relieving] and antipyretic [fever-reducing] properties similar to that induced by 50 mg/kg of acetylsalicylate of lysine.... This work demonstrates the anti-inflammatory property of Cymbopogon citratus [Lemongrass] and Eucalyptus citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus], suggesting their potential role as adjuvant therapeutic alternatives in dealing with inflammatory-related diseases."Link
3.Associated topics: joints — "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
4.Associated topics: joints — "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
5.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
6.Associated topics: helichrysum-oil — "...its flowers and leaves are the most used parts in the treatment of health disorders such as allergies, colds, cough, skin, liver and gallbladder disorders, inflammation, infections and sleeplessness... In vitro studies characterized Helichrysum as an antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory agent. Its flavonoids and terpenes were effective against bacteria (e.g. Staphylococcus aureus), its acetophenones, phloroglucinols and terpenoids displayed antifungal action against Candida albicans and its flavonoids and phloroglucinols inhibited HSV and HIV, respectively.... Regarding Helichrysum italicum in vivo activity, the highlight goes to ...the anti-inflammatory properties exhibited by its flavonoids, acetophenones and phloroglucinols, as seen in animal models."Link

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