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Swollen Knuckle Risked Destruction Of Wedding Ring


Author: Lindsay F.
Skill: Energy Worker
Date: 06-24-2012
Views: 4,300
Word Count: 138
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 7499-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 4

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My husband woke up with his ring finger middle knuckle so swollen that we feared we would have to have his wedding ring cut off. First we tried ice but the swelling didn't really seem to go down. I then went immediately to PanAway and followed it with Balsam Fir. Within 5 minutes the swelling decreased. We applied the oils again and repeated every 15 minutes layering PanAway and Balsam Fir.

After 3 additional applications we were able to remove his ring using almond oil as a lubricant. These anti-inflammatory oils really did the trick. Without Young Living's Essential Oils we may have had to destroy his beautiful wedding ring. We've been using the oils for eight years and find new uses everyday. We could not live without them. Thank you to Young Living and D. Gary Young!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: 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
2.Associated topics: joints — "Ruxiang (Gummi olibanum), the dried gum resin of Boswellia carterii (BC) [frankincense], has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to alleviate pain and inflammation for thousands of years.... The data show that BC extract has significant anti-arthritic and anti-inflammation effects and suggest that these effects may be mediated via the suppression of pro-inflammatory cytokines."Link
3.Associated topics: joints — "We have demonstrated that Boswellia frereana [frankincense] prevents collagen degradation, and inhibits the production of pro-inflammatory mediators and MMPs. Due to its efficacy we propose that B. frereana should be examined further as a potential therapeutic agent for treating inflammatory symptoms associated with arthritis."Link
4.Associated topics: joints — "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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