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I Kicked And Injured My Big Toe

Author: KokWai H.
Skill: Reiki Practitioner
Date: 12-17-2012
Views: 3,831
Word Count: 216
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 8074-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 3

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As clumsy as I can be at times, I kicked my big toe into a piece of heavy furniture. There was a moment of numbness before the pain kicked in. By then, the toe has gone from pink to an angry red and blue color as well.

It was not possible to step on it and the toe had become twice its actual size! My toenail was all dark and blue/black. Obviously there was internal bleeding and swelling.

I sprinkled Lavender oil on it generously and lay down, resting and raising my foot up on pillows. Thank God, I was in my bedroom close to my bed.

I continued to apply Lavender many times for the rest of the day despite the fact that I was hobbling around at home painfully.

What surprised me was what I saw of my toe the next morning. There was virtually no swelling, and the angry red and blue was reduced to a dark red patch under my toe nail.

I had obviously kicked my toenail and loosened it from my toe the day before. Although the toenail did appear wobbly and not quite set on the toe, it seemed to have resolved itself. There was no pain nor tenderness after 3 days.

I am amazed at the results that had taken place.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: swelling-/-swollen-/-puffy — "[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
2.Associated topics: finger-/-toe-nails — "Tea tree oil contributes to the successful treatment of toenail fungus [onychomycosis]."Link
3.Associated topics: finger-/-toe-nails — "Topical therapy, including [tea tree oil].., provide[s] improvement in nail appearance and symptomatology.... The use of a topical preparation [such as tea tree oil] in conjunction with debridement is an appropriate initial treatment strategy."Link

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