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The Doctor Said I Have Crappy Female Knees

Author: Christi C.
Skill: Healer
Date: 12-01-2012
Views: 13,700
Word Count: 233
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 8019-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 3

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I've already had knee surgery on one knee (for a torn meniscus) so when my knee started to really bother me during zumba classes about a year ago, I was frustrated. I couldn't step out to the side, or twist my knee at all without it hurting. I was training to become a zumba instructor, and stopping class was not an option for me.

The doctor told me I had "crappy female knees" - his official diagnosis. Said I would need physical therapy at the very least.

I went to therapy for one session but decided to try the oils alone first. Based on testimonials from this site, I decided to try a multi-oil approach.

At night I put Palo Santo, Lemongrass, Cypress, and Wintergreen on my knee. I also put Lemongrass on the soles of my feet.

During the day, when I remembered, I put Clove, Ginger, and Nutmeg on the knee also.

Within a few days, the pain was alleviated. In about 2 weeks, the pain was completely gone, even though I was doing more zumba than ever. I stopped using the oils about 2 weeks, and still no pain.

In the last 6 months, the pain has not returned, perhaps a twinge here or there, but I just use the oils once more and it goes away. It is so refreshing to know that I have something to try if the knee acts up again.

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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: cartilage, inflamed, joints, knee joint, ligament, painful, sports, sprain, stiffness, swelling, torn meniscus.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: joints — "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
2.Associated topics: joints — "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
3.Associated topics: joints — "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

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