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Comfort For Dog With Arthritis Using Copaiba


Author: Laurel T.
Date: 04-09-2011
Views: 9,150
Word Count: 245
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 5759-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 8

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I am involved with toy breed dog rescue and use many oils on most of my own dogs and fosters. I have seen so much positive results but this one little dog in particular, has really enjoyed the benefits of Copaiba for his arthritis, dental disease and heart. Baby, who is a 4 pound Chihuahua with heart issues ( grade 4 murmur and some fluid around the heart) also has some dental issues as most small dogs have, and arthritis.

I began giving him 1-2 drops of Copaiba in his food twice a day. I also read that Lavender is good for helping with arthritis and heart health, so usually once a day I run my hands down his back, legs and heart area with a drop of Lavender. This simple addition has done wonders for him! He now runs through the yard once again, after about 3 years of inability to run and having general malaise.

It also seems to have given him relief with his dental disease (he has been unable to have a dental exam due to his heart issues) and on top of that, he has come off his heart meds (enalapril and lasix) I am taking him back in to the cardio vet to do some testing and see exactly what this has done for him but he no longer coughs and wheezes.

Baby has had his quality of life is restored with the simple use of essential oils.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: dogs — "Idiopathic vestibular syndrome is the most common cause of peripheral vestibular disease in dogs and, despite its dramatic clinical presentation, can improve without intervention."Link
2.Associated topics: heart — "Myrtle oil (MO) exerts hypoglycemic as well as mild hypotriglyceridemic activity in diabetic animals. The reduction in blood glucose level may be due to the reversible inhibition of alpha-glucosidases present in the brush-border of the small intestinal mucosa, higher rate of glycolysis as envisaged by the higher activity of glucokinase, as one of the key enzymes of glycolysis, and enhanced rate of glycogenesis as evidenced by the higher amount of liver glycogen present after MO administration."Link
3.Associated topics: 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
4.Associated topics: 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
5.Associated topics: teeth,gum-disease — Study 1: "[Oil pulling] would benefit the general population by giving more confidence in the ancient practices, thus preventing tooth decay and loss." Study 2: "Oil pulling therapy has been equally effective like chlorhexidine on halitosis and organisms, associated with halitosis." Study 3: "The oil pulling therapy showed a reduction in the plaque index, modified gingival scores, and total colony count of aerobic microorganisms in the plaque of adolescents with plaque-induced gingivitis." Study 4: "Oil pulling can be used as an effective preventive adjunct in maintaining and improving oral health." Study 5: "The myth that the effect of oil-pulling therapy on oral health was just a placebo effect has been broken, and there are clear indications of possible saponification and emulsification process, which enhances its mechanical cleaning action."Link
6.Associated topics: dogs — "[T]opical fatty acids and essential oils are a useful treatment option for canine atopic dermatitis."Link
7.Associated topics: heart — "[I]dentifying... the effects of YYA [ylang ylang aroma] on blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) is important in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of YYA. The present results demonstrated that inhalation of YYA significantly decreased the systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Inhalation of YYA also significantly decreased the HRs in 10 leads.... In the present results, YYA caused a reduction of HR and BP, and a relief of the arousal level in healthy men. The present results show a sedative effect of YYA, and this study provides some evidences for the usage of YYA [as a] medicinal agent."Link
8.Associated topics: heart — "Aromatherapy... [consisting of] a blend of oils of lemon (Citrus limonum), lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), and ylang ylang (Cananga odorata)... is effective in lowering systolic blood pressure and sympathetic nerve system activity... of heart rate variability."Link

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