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Knee Discomfort From A Torn Meniscus & Arthritis


Author: Sandra B.
Skill: Acupuncturist
Date: 11-28-2012
Views: 8,733
Word Count: 232
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 8009-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I consider myself an athletic individual and I go to the gym at least three times per week, take long walks, and play tennis when I have the time. However, a couple years ago, I began to suffer from knee pain. In fact there were times when the knee pain was so painful, that I could not walk.

At this point, I decided I needed to go to the doctor to have them determine what was causing the knee pain. So they performed an MRI, scan and x-ray and found that I had a torn meniscus and some arthritis.

After that discovery, they referred me to a physical therapist for physical therapy twice to three times a week, and gave me pain medication, like Vicodin, and some other medication to help with the pain. Because I do not like the side-effects associated with all medications, I started to look for alternatives.

I have a friend that told about me about essential oils and she suggested that I use the PanAway oil blend by rubbing it on the area of pain twice a day, and taking two packets of NingXia Red juice daily. After I began following this regimen, the pain in my knee began to disappear, and now it is totally gone.

Although I do not have the pain anymore, I still use PanAway and the NingXia Red juice anyway because of the other health benefits.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: joints,pain,arthritis — "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: joints,arthritis — "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: 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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