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83-year-old Helped With Raindrop Technique


Author: Karen R.
Skill: Raindrop Technique
Date: 02-01-2012
Views: 3,798
Word Count: 299
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 6811-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 4

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My 83 year old father was in severe pain this past Christmas when visiting us. He would wince each time when rising from or lowering into a chair. Dad had been recently diagnosed with 7 bulging discs in the lumbar region. His pain had become so severe that he wasn't eating and wouldn't even go outside for his mail.

I offered to do a Raindrop Technique on him. He was willing to try anything and agreed. I measured him before and used the nine Raindrop oils. I did not have any extra oils on hand but thought it might help him. When measuring at the end, his spine had decompressed almost 1/2 inch. I was very surprised that he would change that much at his age!

After leaving he said he felt much better than before the RT. I checked with him again the next morning and he said that he felt "like a new person...at least 80% better". He said there were a few twinges but nothing severe.

I have since ordered Helichrysum (first recommendation in essential oils reference book for bulging discs), PanAway and Deep Relief. He uses the Deep Relief roll-on daily as needed along with a roll-on of Helichrysum (20 drops + V-6 to fill the 5ml bottle). I feather 1-2 drops of Helichrysum and PanAway on his spine each time I do the weekly Raindrop . We have been doing this for 4 weeks and he has resumed all his previous activities and is back to normal.

He had already scheduled a visit to a spine doctor who recommended cortisone injections to help relieve the pinched nerves but after the visit he decided to cancel the procedure and will instead do the Raindrop Technique weekly.

I am very thankful to Young Living for these oils!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: spine,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
2.Associated topics: nerve-pain — "The patient was successfully treated with topical peppermint oil [for postherpetic neuralgia, a complication of shingles].... The authors believe this is the first evidence of peppermint oil (or menthol) having a strong analgesic effect on neuropathic pain."Link
3.Associated topics: nerve-pain — "Ameliorative effects of Ocimum sanctum [holy basil] in sciatic nerve transection-induced neuropathy...."Link
4.Associated topics: nerve-pain — "Topical high-concentration L-menthol is the only established human experimental pain model to study mechanisms underlying cold hyperalgesia. We aimed at investigating the combinatorial effect of cold stimuli and topical L-menthol on cold pain and secondary mechanical hyperalgesia. Cold detection threshold and cold pain threshold (CPT) increased after L-menthol and remained high after the cold rekindling cycles.... Skin blood flow increased after L-menthol and stayed stable after cold cycles. Repeated application of cold on skin treated by L-menthol facilitated and prolonged L-menthol-induced cold pain and hyperalgesia."Link

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