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Saved From Having Neck Surgery


Author: Doug L.
Skill: Raindrop Technique
Date: 03-28-2005
Views: 9,444
Word Count: 523
Questions Received: 4
Testimonial ID: 662-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 4

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My experience with essential oils started like most people, with a physical condition and pain. I began having severe neck pain which progressed down my left shoulder and ultimately to my left elbow. At first I just lived with it, but then I started to experience weakness in my left tricep and that's when I decided to contact a doctor and see what was wrong.

An MRI showed the disk between the C-6 and C-7 vertebrae to be bulging. The swelling in the joint was putting pressure on the nerve which was causing the pain and the weakness in my arm. In fact the triceps muscle was actually beginning to atrophy.

My doctor gave me 3 options, first, physical therapy sessions. I did that with little effect. Second, an epidural in my neck, which is an injection of anti-inflammatory drugs directly into the disk designed to reduce the swelling and help the disk move back in place. The third option was surgery where they would fuse the two vertebrae together. I was in my early 30's and very active in sports and skiing and did not want options 2 or 3!

That's when a friend told me about the oils and how they had helped him with a similar problem with his back. Long story short, I tried them and it was nothing short of a miracle! Within minutes my neck and shoulder felt better and by the next morning I had no more pain! ZERO! My neck and arm have been fine since, nearly 10 years now, and I regularly use the oils as simple maintenance and for many other reasons that are too numerous to list here.

Many people have asked me which oils were used on my back and neck, so here is a list of the oils and how they were applied by Julie Herbert whose husband Gordon first introduced me to these amazing medicines.

Start with the Valor oil blend on the feet. Then layer oils of Basil, Marjoram, the Aroma Siez oil blend, Wintergreen, the PanAway oil blend, Cypress, Lemongrass, Geranium and Peppermint on the Vita-flex points on the feet one after another- a few drops of each. (There is a foot chart in the essential oils reference book, which shows where points related to the spine, shoulders and neck are located on the feet called Vita Flex points.)

Then apply the same oils on the neck and shoulder or pain-affected area using Peppermint last, followed by Ortho Ease. Peppermint is used last because it is the amplifier of the other oils followed by Ortho Ease.

Today for someone with the same condition you would also use Idaho Balsam Fir and then start taking the supplements AgilEase (for bone, muscle, and ligaments) and Sulfurzyme. AgilEase and Sulfurzyme were not available when I had my neck problem.

I am a true believer in the power of these oils to heal the body, mind, and spirit. I hope you will experience the same kind of results as you use these wonderful products.

I can't put into words how grateful I am to have discovered essential oils! They are truly God's medicines.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: spine — "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: muscles — "[T]he effect of essential oils on skeletal and smooth muscle...: The first type of effect on skeletal muscle involved a contracture and inhibition of the twitch response to nerve stimulation shown by a sample of clary sage, dill, fennel, frankincense, and nutmeg; ...lavender reduced the twitch response alone."Link
3.Associated topics: muscles — "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
4.Associated topics: muscles — "In nine studies, Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) has shown effectiveness for arteriosclerosis, autism, Bells palsy, chemotherapy-induced toxicity, degenerative disc disease, detox, muscle wasting, muscular dystrophy, neuroblastoma, neuroprotection, oxidative stress, and spinal stenosis."Link

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