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Struggling With Arthritis In Both Rotator Cuffs

Author: Ron G.
Date: 02-15-2013
Views: 3,235
Word Count: 143
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 8294-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 2

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I have been struggling with arthritis in both rotator cuffs, as shown in a MRI, for years. I have recently started using essential oils and have experienced temporary relief. The pain would regularly wake me up. The pain seems worse at night, so I suspect that there may be some tendinitis as well. I also experience shoulder pain during yoga and certain weightlifting exercises.

I am using combinations of Cypress, the PanAway oil blend, Lemongrass, and Wintergreen. During yoga classes, I use the Deep Relief oil blend with noticeable but limited success.

The other day for no apparent reason, my shoulders started to hurt severely. I applied a few drops of Lavender and in less than a minute the pain was gone for hours.

Thanks to all of you who provide testimonials for giving me guidance in what oils to use. Best of luck to everyone.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: 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
2.Associated topics: 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

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