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Walking On Tippy Toes Led To A Need For Surgery

Author: Jennifer L.
Skill: ZYTO Compass
Date: 07-25-2013
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Testimonial ID: 8751-OR
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Scientific Studies: 3

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I've been using essential oils on my daughter Elizabeth since January. We first became concerned about her a year or so ago. She walked on her toes and said her feet and legs hurt. She was unable to place her heels on the floor.

I got her new shoes, in the correct size. She hadn't told me for several months that her boots were too small. She loved those boots that much. I felt like a bad mom. The boots didn't completely help the problem.

So, we took Elizabeth to the doctor, and another, and then a specialist. The doctors said she needed surgery on her legs. Her tendons were too tight. She had hammer toes. Her spinal column was too short. Her ankles were weak. She needed pins in her ankles to straighten and strengthen. They all said different, scary things, and they all wanted surgery.

We bought Elizabeth yet another pair of shoes - expensive, super stiff-soled walking shoes with rigid ankle brace inserts.

We did yoga. Pi-yo. The whole family encouraged. All the other kids wanted to do stretches too. It was great.

Liz wasn't very successful at running track last season because she was almost in tears after practices and therefore didn't do well in the races. She was in constant pain.

So we went the physical therapy route for a while, last spring and summer. It helped some. They ended our sessions with the comment that she wasn't progressing because she feared pain, even though she wasn't experiencing it any more. They had done all they could for her.

It seemed strange that she could run barefoot through the yard just fine. I think it was improving, but when she thought about it, that fear of pain came back. When she didn't think, she walked and ran fine.

We let it drop for a while since she wasn't complaining of pain. Absence of pain isn't always the best answer.

Then, I noticed that Elizabeth seemed to be getting worse again, instead of better. She still walked up on her tippy toes and cried that it hurt to place her feet flat on the floor.

I still remind Liz nightly to do her stretches, assigned to her by the PT. We do yoga most mornings and more stretches. I encourage her to walk barefoot in the house and yard, reminding her that it's heel to toe, and even to stomp, if it helps.

A real miracle at work has been the essential oils. I massage her with the Raindrop method. We begin and end with Valor (it's been called a chiropractor in a bottle). It's supposed to help her body naturally realign her spine and nerves.

The Raindrop Massage uses seven single oils and two oil blends: Aroma Siez, Basil, Wintergreen, Cypress, Marjoram, Oregano, Peppermint, Thyme, Valor, along with Ortho Ease Massage Oil and V-6 Mixing Oil.

I also pray over her every night, and multiple times per day for physical as well as spiritual and mental healing. When it became possible in our budget, my husband took her to his chiropractor. He also uses essential oils in his practice and is very into natural healing methods.

Dr. Jeffery "turned on" all her core muscles. They were all off! That certainly was much of the problem. Only 5 sessions were needed to get everything working properly. He affirmed that Elizabeth should do the stretches prescribed by her PT. Now I know she's really on the road to recovery.

Liz is now in Civil Air Patrol - with all the marching and standing at attention, it's all coming together and her posture is much improved. She passed both her physical training tests last month, running 1.5 miles well under the necessary time, along with many sit ups and push ups. No pain. The boots help her stand straight with her heels down. And the good peer pressure to conform to the flight helps her to try harder to stand at attention well.

I am so thankful that surgery hasn't been necessary. I just felt in my heart that we should look to alternative medicine to heal and her growing body would adjust itself with time. We're still praying. Still doing stretches, still monitoring and still massaging with essential oils. Still encouraging her and thanking God that there's been no need for surgery.

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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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