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Osteoporosis Recipe Improved Bone Density Results

Author: Ken C.
Date: 08-12-2012
Views: 50,086
Word Count: 359
Questions Received: 26
Testimonial ID: 7675-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 5

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About a year ago I began treatment of osteoporosis with Forteo, HCTZ (diuretic medication) and dietary modification. I searched here and found several suggestions for essential oil treatments, which I have followed.

The first is applying Cypress and Wintergreen to the Vita Flex points on my feet each night. The other two were blends I made following a recipe, which I alternated and applied in the morning and massaged into the Vita Flex points.

My primary area of application was my arch, which corresponds with the spine. After a year of these combined programs, my DEXA bone density scan results improved in my spine from -3.0 to -2.3, while maintaining the -1.5 in my hip. As my oil application was focused on the spine flex points, I attribute some of the improvement to the essential oils.

I am now also including my heels when I do my twice-daily applications.

1/18/2015: update:
I only use these on the flex points on the feet - Blend 1 in the morning, Blend 3 at night.

Blend 1 - I make up a batch of 4 or five times the quantities:

* 10 drops Wintergreen (substitute Birch, Deep Blue or Eucalyptus)
* 4 drops Helichrysum (substitute Frankincense)
* 2 drops Lemongrass
* 3 drops Cypress
* 4 drops Ginger
* 2 drops Vetiver

When I'm making my batch, one set will have the substitutes - Eucalyptus for Wintergreen and Frankincense for Helichrysum. I also add 1-2 drops of rosewood per batch, since this oil is very powerful and activates all the others.

Blend 2 - I don't use these

* Apply Wintergreen (or Eucalyptus or Deep Blue) and Cypress at night before bed
* Apply Helichrysum (or Frankincense), Oregano and Balance in the morning, using a carrier oil

Blend 3 - another one I make up "in bulk" with 20 drops of each

Combine equal parts of Lemongrass, Clove, Eucalyptus and Melaleuca Alternifolia. Apply on location.

Since these were designed for broken bones, I will apply to flex points on both feet.

I use Melaleuca Quinquenervia as a muscle cramp preventative - calcium supplements can trigger tight muscles, particularly at night. I am applying a magnesium oil to my thighs once or twice daily to increase Mg levels, and helps prevent the cramps.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: muscle-cramps — "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
2.Associated topics: osteopenia,bones-/-osteo,osteoporosis — "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
3.Associated topics: osteopenia,bones-/-osteo,osteoporosis — "Results of bone density, bone mineral content, bone tensile strength and histological analysis also showed similar trend of results, which supported initial observations of this study. It is proposed that hydroalcoholic extract of dried clove buds has bone-preserving efficacy against hypogonadal [hormonally deficient] osteoporosis."Link
4.Associated topics: osteopenia,osteoporosis — "Many plant extracts that protect against the development of oxidative stress manifest clear antilithiasic activity [preventing the formation of or relieving the symptoms of kidney stones].... Evidence obtained to date supports a contributory role of polyphenols [present in essential oils] in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, some cancer types, and osteoporosis.... The results show an improvement of the renal function in some treated groups with an increase of diuresis and creatinine excretion due to polyphenols pretreatment. Our results clearly validate the ability of polyphenols to protect against papillary calcification of kidney tissue, consequently preventing the development of papillary calculi [kidney stones].... The collective findings to date support a protective effect of polyphenols on kidney tissue. Thus, considering that injury of papillary tissue constitutes the first step in the development of COM papillary calculi, the antioxidant action of polyphenols may contribute significantly to their antilithiasic action."Link
5.Associated topics: muscle-cramps — "[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

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