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Three Years Of Chronic Right Hip Displacement

Author: Kim L.
Location: MO, United States
Date: 10-23-2012
Views: 18,655
Word Length: 689
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 7895-OR
Scientific Studies: 13

I had lived with chronic pain in my right hip for over 3 years. In speaking with a physical therapist, it was determined that the cause was most likely bursitis. This diagnosis was never confirmed through tests, but agreed upon by both a chiropractor and a physician.

The pain emanated centrally from the hip socket, and wrapped around the outside of the hip from back to front. It was nearly debilitating. I have a high threshold for pain, as I would rate labor and giving birth about 4 on a scale of 10. My hip pain would be rated an 8 or a 9, depending upon the day.

I had tried a number of things to alleviate the pain, including a chiropractor, large doses of OTC pain medications such as Motrin, physical therapy, and more. Each method would provide short term relief, but never was the pain brought below a level 6 or 7, except when I was given cortisone for 9 days. I was thrilled that my pain was nearly gone after 7 days of treatment. As soon as I finished the treatment, the pain returned. I wanted to continue treatment, but my doctor refused to renew the prescription due to the possible side effects of the drug.

I decided to live with the pain since nothing seemed to give real relief without harming other parts of my body. I compensated by putting more pressure on my left side, which caused muscle pain on my left side and my back. Having pain everywhere made the right hip pain seem less debilitating.

I had heard about Young Living Essential Oils as being a natural replacement for synthetic drugs, and having relative success in relieving pain. I was willing to try anything. I tried PanAway and Wintergreen. Again, I received short term relief, down to a level of 6 or 7, with the need to apply the oils several times a day to receive this level of relief.

Then I heard that the Raindrop Technique, a method of massage using Young Living essential oils, might be the answer to my pain. Again, I was willing to give it a try. I even drove more than an hour over state lines to receive the treatment. I arrived with a pain level of 8.5, and left with a level of 4.5. I was thrilled!

The person who administered the Raindrop told me that the pain should drop over the next couple of days. I was skeptical, but she was right! After the second day, I was at about a 1.5 which means I could recognize the pain, but it was not at all debilitating. The pain was nearly gone for 2 weeks and I could feel it returning slowly.

I told someone in my water aerobics class about the success of my pain relief with Raindrop, and she told me that she knew someone locally who could perform the technique. I made an appointment with her 3 weeks after my first procedure, but this time, I paid attention to how my body responded to the application of each oil. I noticed an immediate relief with the application of 2 oils and I asked which they were. I was told they were Valor and AromaSiez. I ordered those oils and have used them for maintenance since this procedure.

I arrived at this second Raindrop with level 8 pain, left with level 4 pain, and within 5 days, the pain was completely gone! The therapist told me that I wouldn't have to return for 3-4 months, and I was incredulous. I was expecting to have to return every 3 weeks. It has been more than 6 months since the treatment, and I have been pain free in my right hip nearly the entire time.

I believe that my use of Valor and AromaSiez has helped maintain my state of not having the pain return. I use these oils on the bottoms of my feet 2 to 3 times a week. Thank you Young Living!

Supporting Scientific Studies
1."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."Peppermint and its active ingredient menthol have long been used for the treatment of various pain conditions including headache.... Menthol solution can be an efficacious, safe and tolerable therapeutic option for the abortive treatment of migraine."Link
3."[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
4."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
5."In traditional folk medicine, tarragon [Artemisia dracunculus L. (Asteraceae)] has been used for treatment of pain and gastrointestinal disturbances.... This study reported the peripheral and central antinociceptive activity of the EOAD [essential oil of A. dracunculus] and rationalized the traditional use of the plant in the treatment of different painful conditions."Link
6."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
7."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
8."Burn Healing Potential of Nigella sativa seed oil in rats.... Nigella sativa L. (Black cumin) has shown a broad spectrum of pharmacological effects like antipyretic [fever reducing], analgesic [pain reducing], anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial."Link
9."[One] method employed for wound healing is the application of lavender oil. Due to its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties, it is thought to prevent wound infections and to play a role in reducing pain by lowering inflammation.... Lavender oil is known to have antibacterial, antifungal, sedative, and/or antidepressant effects.... In addition to its antimicrobial effects, the anti-inflammatory analgesic properties of lavender oil have also been emphasized... The use of L. Angustifolia [lavender] is particularly recommended in chronically infected wounds due to its immune-stimulating and antimicrobial effects. There are also reports that lavender oil reduces scar tissue."Link
10."[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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