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Back And Hip Injury Caused Physical Limitations


Author: Marika H.
Skill: Aromatherapist
Date: 02-17-2012
Views: 3,761
Word Count: 219
Questions Received: Not available for contact
Testimonial ID: 6851-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 6

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I had a lower back/hip injury that resulted in so much pain that I couldn't do aerobic exercise, do yard work or continue to do my job testing construction and mining equipment.

After months of physical therapy and rebuilding my leg and back strength, I was still left with daily pain that kept me from most physical activity and pain at night that kept me from sleeping soundly. I could feel tight muscles in my back and left hip that would not relax no matter how much I stretched and moved.

I started soaking in a tub at night, adding a couple of drops of Frankincense and Release to the water. I could feel my muscles start to relax even before getting into the tub. I used a plastic knob-type massage tool to encourage my hip muscles to relax. I put Helichrysum and Peppermint oils on my hip and lower back at night right before sleeping.

After the first week, I could sleep through the night without pain. I repeated the Frankincense and Release tub soak occasionally when my back or hip would feel tight or painful and applied Helichrysum and Peppermint only if I felt pain after soaking in the tub. In less than six months, all back and hip pain was gone.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: muscle-pain,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: muscle-spasm — "Peppermint oil is harmless and acts locally to inhibit GI [gastrointestinal] smooth muscle contraction.... Peppermint oil solution administered intraluminally can be used as an antispasmodic agent with superior efficacy and fewer side effects than hyoscine-N-butylbromide...."Link
3.Associated topics: muscle-spasm — "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
4.Associated topics: muscle-spasm — "Anti-inflammatory, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antimicrobial, antioxidant, carminative [flatulence] and immunomodulatory properties of caraway suggest that it might exert beneficial effects on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).... CHE and CEO [caraway essential oil] at all doses tested were effective in reducing colon tissue lesions and colitis indices and the efficacy was nearly the same when different doses of plant fractions were administered p.o. or i.p..... These data suggest that caraway fractions are both effective and possess anti-colitic activity irrespective of the dose and route of administration."Link
5.Associated topics: muscle-spasm,muscle-pain — "[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
6.Associated topics: muscle-pain — "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

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