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Three Years Of Chronic Right Hip Displacement

Author: Kim L.
Date: 10-23-2012
Views: 40,184
Word Count: 777
Questions Received: 4
Testimonial ID: 7895-OR
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Scientific Studies: 8

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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, doctor-prescribed medications, 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.

Early on, I was prescribed heavy-duty narcotics for the pain, which provided very little relief. When cortisone (a steroid) was prescribed, I was thrilled that my pain was nearly gone after 7 days of treatment. After I finished the 9-day prescription, the pain returned. I wanted to remain on the steroid, 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 else 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 the PanAway oil blend 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 the Raindrop session, 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 the Valor and Aroma Siez oil blends. 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 Aroma Siez has helped maintain my state of not having the pain return. I use these oils on the bottom of my feet 2 to 3 times a week. Thank you Young Living!

UPDATE: During early use of oils for the hip pain, if I missed a usual application, the pain would start to creep back slowly. This is how I knew the oils were really helping to balance my body. I learned how to be very regular, and not miss any of my oil applications. After about 2 years of this regime, the pain has been totally removed, and I no longer have to apply the oils for maintenance. WooHoo!!!

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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: artheritis, arthritic, arthritis, bursitus, hips, joint, joints, osteo, osteoarthritis, rheumatism.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: general-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: general-pain — "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.Associated topics: general-pain — "[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.Associated topics: general-pain — "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.Associated topics: general-pain — "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.Associated topics: general-pain,osteoarthritis — "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.Associated topics: osteoarthritis — "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
8.Associated topics: general-pain — "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.... The present study suggests the burn wound healing action of seeds may be due to anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of major compounds in the oil."Link

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