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Lower Back Spasms Relieved With My Oils


Author: Marka S.
Date: 08-28-2013
Views: 2,491
Word Count: 154
Questions Received: Not available for contact
Testimonial ID: 8842-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 7

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An old lower back injury flared up the other day. I also had a virus which had me coughing and a sore tummy. I could feel each cough painfully in my lower spine.

I hobbled off to see my brilliant naturopath and Young Living upline who recommended veggie caps with two drops each of Frankincense for inflammation and it's muscle relaxing properties. She also suggested Oregano (anti-inflammatory, anti-viral ), the DiGize oil blend for my sore tummy and the Thieves oil blend for it's awesome anti-everything properties.

I took this mix every two hours as well as rolling around on a ball larger than a tennis ball to release surrounding muscles. I was feeling so much better the next day, I could hardly believe it.

Previous back injuries have put me out for two weeks. A few massages later and I was a new person. Who needs anti-inflammatories when we have these amazing oils!


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: back ache, back pain, backache, disc, discs, disk, disks, fascia, herniated, lumbago, lumbar, pain, sacroiliac, sacroiliitis, sciatic, sciatica, spasm, spinal, stiff, stiffness.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: spine,muscle-pain,sciatica,back-pain — "We examined the evidence regarding the effect of herbal medicine on pain in people with non-specific low-back pain (LBP).... Lavender essential oil applied by acupressure appeared effective in reducing pain and improving flexibility compared to conventional treatment."Link
2.Associated topics: muscle-cramps,muscle-spasm — "Peppermint oil is harmless and acts locally to inhibit GI [gastrointestinal] smooth muscle contraction.... Peppermint oil solution administered intraluminally can be used as an antispasmodic agent with superior efficacy and fewer side effects than hyoscine-N-butylbromide...."Link
3.Associated topics: muscle-spasm — "Lavender essential oil has been used as an anxiolytic [anxiety] drug, a mood stabilizer, a sedative, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antihypertensive [high blood pressure], antimicrobial, analgesic [pain] agent as well as a wound healing accelerator.... The present study suggests that inhalation of lavender essential oil may be an effective and safe treatment modality in acute management of migraine headaches."Link
4.Associated topics: muscle-spasm — "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
5.Associated topics: sciatica — "Ameliorative effects of Ocimum sanctum [holy basil] in sciatic nerve transection-induced neuropathy...."Link
6.Associated topics: muscle-cramps,muscle-spasm,muscle-pain — "[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
7.Associated topics: muscle-pain — "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

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