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Muscles Had Become Bruised And Atrophied

Author: Debbie N.
Date: 06-16-2013
Views: 6,918
Word Count: 617
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 8654-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 3

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The following experience comes from Char, my friend who I helped get started with Young Living essential oils.

"On 3-3-13, I came over to Debbie's home. I showed her my left upper arm bicep area where, earlier in the week, I had reached down and felt an excruciating, sharp pain in the lower part of my left bicep. Due to a chronic neck injury, it has affected the muscles in my upper arms and they have atrophied.

Backing up a little, on 2-28-13, I noticed bruising on the interior of my arm right above the elbow joint. Then on Sunday, I re-tweaked the injury with a milder type of pain. While visiting Debbie, I wanted to show her the injury and she said, "Wow! OMG!", went out of the room and came back with a bottle of Valor. I had heard about this oil blend but had not used it. However, it was on a list of oils I wanted to order after reading testimonials on various websites.

Debbie then clipped my hair up off my neck line, and placed almond carrier oil in palm of her left hand and added 3 drops Valor and swirled them clockwise to evenly distribute the oil for application. She then massaged the oil into the nape of my neck and from the skull down to the top of my shoulders. I believe she did this for about 5+ minutes. She then used Peppermint on my neck for about 5+ minutes. She then suggested that we do the same to my bruised and swollen arm. She first applied Valor gently on the whole bicep area and the "swollen ball area" right above the elbow hollow. My doctor has described this as a snapped tendon. She then applied Peppermint to that entire area.

I went to bed about 11:00 and woke up as usual about 1:00 and went back to bed at about 1:45, still feeling some discomfort in mainly the arm. I fell asleep at about 2:00, laying in a position on my back with body and head tilted to the right, which I normally can only do for 10-15 minutes because it then is very uncomfortable.

When I woke up, I was in the same position, looked at the clock and it was 6:30 a.m. and I was still very comfortable, with no discomfort. I was SHOCKED to be in that position 4.5 hours later. My neck has never felt better----no pain; my injured left arm was not throbbing as it usually does. I then called Debbie and was so excited to share my results with her because I was so totally amazed myself!

She came over that morning with one of her bottles of Valor that was 1/4 full and gave it to me, along with an aromaglide fitment so that I could continue using the oil until my shipment of oils came in. She wanted me to use the oil to continue the healing response that I was experiencing. Through this initial injury I had been applying Peppermint and Lavender over the left arm bicep injury, which both helped, but the most relief experienced was when Valor was added.

I thoroughly believe in these oils and intend to order more of them, including Valor and PanAway for neck, back pain issues for both me and my husband."


Char originally posted this on my sister's Facebook page. I was the one who applied the oils to her neck and arms and saw the "before and after". I was so pleased for the results that she received. She is now a wholesale customer of these healing essential oils!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: muscles — "[T]he effect of essential oils on skeletal and smooth muscle...: The first type of effect on skeletal muscle involved a contracture and inhibition of the twitch response to nerve stimulation shown by a sample of clary sage, dill, fennel, frankincense, and nutmeg; ...lavender reduced the twitch response alone."Link
2.Associated topics: muscles — "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
3.Associated topics: muscles — "In nine studies, Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) has shown effectiveness for arteriosclerosis, autism, Bells palsy, chemotherapy-induced toxicity, degenerative disc disease, detox, muscle wasting, muscular dystrophy, neuroblastoma, neuroprotection, oxidative stress, and spinal stenosis."Link

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