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My Sprained Ankle Was Excruciating

Author: Candice S.
Skill: Raindrop Technique
Date: 11-14-2011
Views: 13,817
Word Count: 339
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 6533-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 1

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I was running errands, got out of the car, stepped on the curb a little too quickly and in an instant... slipped, twisted my ankle and landed both feet on the ground.

By the time I was back home my right lower leg and ankle were beginning to hurt and swell. I gently massaged the area with Lavender oil, applied an ice pack and lifted it up on a chair piled high with pillows. It was excruciatingly painful to move it by then.

I decided to do the Vita-flex Technique with the oils used in the Raindrop Technique - around the ankle and up the shin. The oils I used include:

* Basil
* Cypress
* Marjoram
* Oregano
* Thyme
* Wintergreen
* Peppermint
* PanAway blend

They are all available together in the Raindrop Technique kit. One oil at a time, I began to apply them. Here's how to do it:

Put a few drops of the oil on your fingertips and begin to Vita Flex. This is an easy technique anyone can do.

Place the fingertips over the ankle and bobble the fingertip back and forth over the area, being sure to go all the way around the ankles and anywhere else that's swollen and inflamed.

I did this once and then an hour later somehow managed to get myself up the stairs and into bed.

By this time my ankle was completely swollen and purple. I called down and asked my husband to bring the oils upstairs and repeated the Vita Flex technique with the oils a second time.

I was afraid I wouldn't be able to sleep because of the pain, but fell right asleep and slept through the night.

When I woke up in the morning, it was as though nothing had happened. My ankle was completely back to normal. And it's been normal ever since!

My husband said, "You better write this experience down - someone's going to benefit from it."

Be kind and forgiving to yourself and your body. Accept the energies of the oils with love and appreciation.

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Supporting Scientific Study
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

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