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Cartilage Was Worn Down In My Arthritic Neck


Author: Karen S.
Date: 02-08-2014
Views: 4,021
Word Count: 355
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 9341-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I have battled neck pain for years. Before learning about the oils, I was going to the chiropractor 1 to 3 times per week, and I was taking OTC drugs such as Ibuprofen and Aleve and prescription Flexiril daily just to survive. My chiropractor said I had some arthritis in my neck plus a wearing down of the cartilage.

I started using the oils in November 2012, specifically the PanAway and Valor oil blends. Since then I've done lots of research on pain management and reversing arthritis using the oils.

I've added Sulfurzyme, AgilEase, NingXia Red juice and Omegagize3 to my regimen of oils including Copaiba, Idaho Balsam Fir, the RC oil blend and many others... along with my favorites, which are Deep Relief Roll-On and the Relieve It oil blend. I also take Super Cal, Super B, CortiStop, and Master Formula HERS.

I don't use any oil exclusively because I don't want to become acclimated to it, so I use different combinations each day. I also use the oils in the Raindrop Kit, with Peppermint always on top to drive them in deeper. I can honestly say that I no longer have to pop pills for pain relief, and my pain even on a bad day, is down to a 2 to 3.

I'm a speech-language pathologist who works on the floor and in little chairs with young children, and I have to lean over to look into their mouths; so I know my job contributes to my neck problem. However, if I put the Valor oil blend on in the morning, I can usually go most of the day without it starting up. If it starts while I'm working, I grab my Deep Relief Roll-On; after applying it, I'm good to go!

I still go to the chiropractor weekly, but I've found one who combines deep tissue massage and EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) treatment along with adjustments.

I've gone from feeling of wondering whether I would be able to continue working because of the pain, and then knowing that I still have many years left to work with my little ones! Thank God for giving us the essential oils!


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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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