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Serious Accident With My Semi Truck

Author: Andre V.
Date: 01-15-2012
Views: 4,288
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Testimonial ID: 6746-OR
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Scientific Studies: 8

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In 2009 I underwent two major life changing events. The first was being served divorce papers after being married for over 20 years and the second, days later when I was involved in a very serious vehicle accident.

The semi I was driving went into the ditch and flipped on it's side trapping me inside. Fortunately I was wearing a seat belt which suspended me in the cab and secondly when I was pulled out through the windshield with only one small scrape/cut; and also with broken bones and major bruising.

When the truck flipped on it's side, the shoulder strap popped my left shoulder out; I then hit the steering wheel breaking my collar bone in 2 places and then took the gear shift in the ribs on the left side breaking 2; bruising and cracking a few more. I was very lucky with just these injuries as after the investigation I was told that by the debris I should have been much worse.

I spent 22 hours in the emergency room on a flat board and a neck brace. The only thing I had with me was the Lavender oil. I had a minor concussion and was incoherent; but when the doctor asked what this was I managed to tell him and asked him to put some on my forehead, neck, collarbone, and rib areas. They continually tried to give me advil, tylenol etc; but I refused.

Later that night as I seem to come more alert; they removed the neck brace and the backboard. I did not show any signs of further complications.

I continued to use the Lavender; all my other oils were in my backpack that was in the truck. After a few hours passed, the pain seemed to be much more tolerable as I applied some around my nose.

I was supposed to stay in the hospital for another day; but didn't. I managed to get up and dressed with some help and walked out of the hospital.

At home I used Lemon oil and the Thieves and Purification oil blends. This helped me sleep through the night. The following day I went to my sister's for almost a week and supplemented the oils with acupuncture. By day 3 after the accident I could remove the arm brace and was able to move my arm about 50%. Within a week I had almost full movement and the bruising was fading quickly.

I did this all with no pain killers; and when I visited my doctor he couldn't believe how fast I had healed by just using essential oils.

The seat belt did save my life; but also compounded the injuries I sustained.

To date, I continue to use Douglas Fir, Rose and Thieves. I also use Lemon in my diffuser daily, all of which has helped me with not only the physical injuries from the accident; but the emotional injuries incurred that were related to the accident.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: emotions-/-feelings — "The present study indicated that lavender aromatherapy as a potential therapeutic modality could alleviate premenstrual emotional symptoms, which, at least in part, is attributable to the improvement of parasympathetic nervous system activity. This study further implies that HRV could evaluate the efficacy of aromatherapy using various fragrances to relieve premenstrual symptoms, and ultimately, support the mind and body health of women."Link
2.Associated topics: general-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: sleep — "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: general-pain — "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: general-pain — "[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: emotions-/-feelings — "Beta-Caryophyllene [component of cannabis, clove, copaiba], a CB2 [cannabinoid] receptor agonist produces multiple behavioral changes relevant to anxiety and depression in mice.... these preclinical results suggest that CB2 receptors may provide alternative therapeutic targets for the treatment of anxiety and depression. The possibility that BCP may ameliorate the symptoms of these mood disorders offers exciting prospects for future studies."Link
7.Associated topics: emotions-/-feelings,general-pain,sleep — "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: bone-regeneration,bones-/-osteo — "Common herbs, essential oils, and monoterpenes potently modulate bone metabolism.... we investigated several common herbs rich in essential oils (sage, rosemary, and thyme) and essential oils extracted from these herbs and other plants (oils of sage, rosemary, juniper, pine, dwarf pine, turpentine, and eucalyptus) as well as their monoterpene components (thujone, eucalyptol, camphor, borneol, thymol, alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, bornylacetate as well as menthol) and found that they inhibit bone resorption.... Our study demonstrates for the first time that essential oils and monoterpenes are efficient inhibitors of bone resorption...."Link

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