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Damaged Abdominal Muscles From Ten Pregnancies


Author: Katrina M.
Date: 08-26-2012
Views: 6,035
Word Count: 319
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 7731-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 6

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After serveral pregnancies and my second c-section I was left with very painful, damaged abdominal muscles. I was told by my doctor they would never heal or be the same and that they were unable to repair them during the c-section. This was my 8th pregnancy and the first c-section had been an emergency, all in 9 years. I was in a lot of pain and the pain killers they gave me didn't seem to take away the stabbing, burning pain in my abdominal area, it hurt to sit, stand, lay down, just everything. It finally subsided after a few very long and miserable weeks.

When I was blessed with our 10th child a year later through c-section, I had been introduced to Young Living oils and had just got my Everyday Essential Oils kit 2 days before I went into premature labor. I was fearful of the weeks of pain I might experience afterwards again. During the surgery they told my husband that my abdominal muscles were pretty much completely, and irreversibly damaged to the point that a future pregnancy could cause my organs and uterus to herniate out. Needless to say recovery was gonna be tough and painful.

When I got released from the hospital and that stabbing pain began, I immediately would put on PanAway, within less than 5 minutes I had complete relief. I could go about doing things (within reason as I was recovering from a c-section), riding in a car, walking in the store, etc. and not fee the excrutiating pain. Anytime the pain would start to come back I would put more on. I even quit using all the prescribed pain killers 6 days after my c-section and just used my essential oils.

I am so thankful for PanAway, it truly was a gift from God that it arrived right when I needed it most.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: pregnancy — "The methods of aromatherapy were applied sitz bath or soap application using essential oils with Lavender, Myrrh, Neroli, Rose, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Orange, and Roman Chamomile.... [T]hese findings indicate that postpartum aromatherapy for perineal care could be effective in healing the perineum."Link
2.Associated topics: muscle-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: muscle-pain,muscles — "[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
4.Associated topics: muscle-pain,surgery-(Post-operative-recovery),muscles — "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
5.Associated topics: muscles — "In nine studies, Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) has shown effectiveness for arteriosclerosis, autism, Bells palsy, chemotherapy-induced toxicity, degenerative disc disease, detox, muscle wasting, muscular dystrophy, neuroblastoma, neuroprotection, oxidative stress, and spinal stenosis."Link
6.Associated topics: surgery-(Post-operative-recovery) — "[T]he influence of essential oils (mainly tea tree, lavender, chamomile, thyme and ocimum [basil] oils) on wound healing and their potential application in clinical practice."Link

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