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Feeling The Effects Of Too Much Knitting

Author: Melody S.
Date: 02-28-2013
Views: 4,323
Word Count: 458
Questions Received: Not available for contact
Testimonial ID: 8328-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 8

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I belong to a knitting, crocheting, and prayer team at Times Square Church in NYC. Our team has produced more than 800 hats, scarves, and sets for the homeless veterans in the VA as well as the victims of Hurricane Sandy on Staten Island and in Far Rockaway in 2012.

I also belong to a knitting team at the Goddard Riverside Community Center who create knitted/crocheted items for sale in November 2012 to raise funds for the Senior Center.

Recently I knitted a batch of children's hats to donate for a 2013 Fund Raising effort for Maa Sa-Akhi, Ltd. The Performing Arts Academy in Brooklyn, have celebrated the success of over 1,000 students trained in percussion, piano, guitar, dance, voice, composition, and music theory.

It's now 2013. I have yarn all over my house and all kinds of ideas floating in my head for male/female/childrens hats, scarves and headbands for this year's donations and fund raising efforts. In the past few weeks I've become a human knitting/crocheting machine.

I recently experienced pain in the thumb, fingers, wrist and lower arm leading from my right hand. I assume it is from too much repetitive motion, pulling, and tugging of yarn.

This was the last thing I expected, as knitting and crocheting are both very relaxing and therapeutic for me; too much to let discomfort stop me from completing all the projects I have in mind for this year.

I recently read that Palo Santo was good for pain and inflammation. I also read that Copaiba was also good for pain and inflammation. Since I had both oils in my closet, I decided to apply a few drops of the Palo Santo neat first massaging my throbbing thumb, fingers, wrist and lower arm. I then covered the Palo Santo with an application of a few drops of Copaiba neat on the same areas.

To my amazement, I not only had a very sound night's sleep, but the pain had diminished dramatically by the morning. So I am going to repeat this routine tonight. The more I read about and use therapeutic grade essential oils, the more excited I become over the miraculous ways they seem to act upon and benefit injured parts of the body.

Once again I am grateful to the Lord for this evidence, appreciative of oilers who don't mind sharing their personal testimonials with the rest of us; and indebted to the technical staff that make access to these testimonials on the this website possible.

I recommend using the basic search options feature of the website and putting in the keyword pain to see how others have used oils with great success. If you're not afraid to act on the suggestions that apply to your problem, you too can be blessed by the results.

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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: aging, arthritis, carpal, carpel, epicondylitis, inflamed, overuse, tarsal, tendonitis, tennis elbow, tunnel, wrists.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: inflammation — "Cineole has mucolytic, bronchodilating and anti-inflammatory properties and reduces the exacerbation rate in patients suffering from COPD, as well as ameliorates symptoms in patients suffering from asthma and rhinosinusitis.... The effects of Cineole in the treatment of acute bronchitis were clearly measurable and could be proven after a treatment period of merely 4 days. This study corroborates the fact that Cineole actively and significantly reduces cough frequency after four days."Link
2.Associated topics: inflammation — "[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
3.Associated topics: inflammation — "To assess their anti-inflammatory activities, effects of essential oils on neutrophil activation were examined in vitro.... All essential oils tested at 0.1% concentration suppressed TNF-945;-induced neutrophil adherence, and, in particular, lemongrass, geranium, and spearmint oils clearly lowered the reaction even at 0.0125%. Similar inhibitory activities for the neutrophil adherence were obtained by their major constituent terpenoids: citral, geraniol, citronellol and carvone. Thus, some essential oils used as anti-inflammatory remedies suppress neutrophil activation by TNF-945; at a low concentration (0.0125-0.025%) in vitro."Link
4.Associated topics: joints,inflammation,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
5.Associated topics: joints,inflammation,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
6.Associated topics: inflammation — "Anti-inflammatory, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antimicrobial, antioxidant, carminative [flatulence] and immunomodulatory properties of caraway suggest that it might exert beneficial effects on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).... CHE and CEO [caraway essential oil] at all doses tested were effective in reducing colon tissue lesions and colitis indices and the efficacy was nearly the same when different doses of plant fractions were administered p.o. or i.p..... These data suggest that caraway fractions are both effective and possess anti-colitic activity irrespective of the dose and route of administration."Link
7.Associated topics: inflammation — "Phytogenic compounds with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties are currently discussed as promising complementary agents in prevention and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Our study aimed to evaluate possible protective and curative effects of broccoli extract (BE) and of the essential oils of turmeric (Cuo), thyme (To), and rosemary (Ro) in a rat model with a mild dextran sulphate sodium- (DSS-) induced colitis.... We conclude that the phytogenic additives tested have a promising anti-inflammatory potential in vivo and a particular role in the prevention of IBD."Link
8.Associated topics: inflammation — "Demodex blepharitis is a common but overlooked external eye disease. The pathogenesis of Demodex blepharitis in eliciting ocular surface inflammation has been further clarified. The modified eyelash sampling and counting method makes it easier and more accurate to diagnose Demodex infestation. Tea tree oil shows promising potential to treat Demodex blepharitis by reducing Demodex counts with additional antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory actions."Link

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