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13 Year Old Back Injury Turned Around

Author: Lynda J.
Date: 08-10-2011
Views: 6,725
Word Count: 364
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 6196-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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When I was young I originally had hurt my back in a basketball game. I went from chiropractor to chiropractor who helped me a lot, keeping me upright and as pain free as possible at the time.

It was always curious to me how at that age I could be going through that many aches. However through nutritional changes, supplements, cleansing, and recently, using therapeutic essential oils, my back problems are a thing of the past.

Last week we spent a family vacation in what I refer to as the "Ice cream capital of the world." Couple that with made-from-scratch brownies a weekend later with friends, and in 9 days I had eaten myself into a state of trouble.

A pounding head, acne, my old back achiness and water retention, to name the worst symptoms. I knew I hadn't strained my back, lifted anything heavy, or wiped out while water skiing. Ha.

I am convinced now that my years of back troubles were linked to my unhealthy eating habits of inflammatory foods wreaking havoc in my digestive system. When I couldn't bend over to fill the dishwasher, I didn't have time to go through what I used to suffer through.

I got out my NingXia Red juice drink and over the next few hours finished half a bottle I had in the fridge. Then I put another to chill for the next morning. I looked up essential oils that supported the liver, kidneys and reduced edema and rubbed them on my back and abdomen.

The Valor and JuvaFlex blends, Tangerine, Copaiba and Fennel essential oils were some I had. I put a few drops of Grapefruit essential oil in my water.

A day later my pounding head and aching back were gone. I still have some water retention and it didn't reverse the extra pounds from vacation, but I am recommitted to knowing what I need to do to eat properly to keep feeling well.

Thank goodness I had the essential oils and the essential oils reference book to dig myself out of that hole I had put myself in.

Young Living essential oils saved me from days of distress and many chiropractor visits. Thank you Young Living.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: inflammation — "Cineole has mucolytic, bronchodilating and anti-inflammatory properties and reduces the exacerbation rate in patients suffering from COPD, as well as ameliorates symptoms in patients suffering from asthma and rhinosinusitis.... The effects of Cineole in the treatment of acute bronchitis were clearly measurable and could be proven after a treatment period of merely 4 days. This study corroborates the fact that Cineole actively and significantly reduces cough frequency after four days."Link
2.Associated topics: back-pain — "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
3.Associated topics: headache — "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
4.Associated topics: headache — "Peppermint and its active ingredient menthol have long been used for the treatment of various pain conditions including headache.... Menthol solution can be an efficacious, safe and tolerable therapeutic option for the abortive treatment of migraine."Link
5.Associated topics: edema-/-water-retention-/-dropsy,inflammation — "[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
6.Associated topics: inflammation — "To assess their anti-inflammatory activities, effects of essential oils on neutrophil activation were examined in vitro.... All essential oils tested at 0.1% concentration suppressed TNF-945;-induced neutrophil adherence, and, in particular, lemongrass, geranium, and spearmint oils clearly lowered the reaction even at 0.0125%. Similar inhibitory activities for the neutrophil adherence were obtained by their major constituent terpenoids: citral, geraniol, citronellol and carvone. Thus, some essential oils used as anti-inflammatory remedies suppress neutrophil activation by TNF-945; at a low concentration (0.0125-0.025%) in vitro."Link
7.Associated topics: headache — "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
8.Associated topics: headache — "We report on a patient whose severe post-ECT headaches responded completely to methyl salicylate [wintergreen] ointment, applied to the area of his temporalis and masseter muscles. Topical methyl salicylate is generally well tolerated and may be a viable option for some patients with post-ECT headache."Link

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