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Relax Muscles For Better Chiropractic Alignment

Author: Dr. Kelly D.
Skill: Chiropractor
Date: 02-25-2014
Views: 3,633
Word Count: 313
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 9386-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 6

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I sat down on an old swing, but the cloth had a tear in it. The material ripped, and I fell through, hitting the metal bars against my thoracic spine (middle of my back) and my lumbar spine (lower part of my back). The impact of metal bars hitting against my back caused excruciating pain. I would say that my pain level was an eight out of ten.

It was the weekend so there weren't any chiropractors available. Then we got snow and ice, so even on Monday I did not want to travel because the roads were in bad shape.

I decided to try my Young Living Valor essential oil blend. I had my daughter apply it from right below the base of my skull down to the top of my hips. Then I applied it to the bottom of my feet along the reflex points shown in my essential oils reference book.

After a very short time, I noticed that my pain had decreased significantly. Before bed I had the oil reapplied to all the same points. As soon as the roads were passable, I went to see my chiropractor for a chiropractic alignment. I had extremely tight muscles, and I did not apply the oil that day because I was going to the chiropractor and did not think that I needed to apply some pain relief before I went.

I was very curious to see if applying the Valor would allow my extremely tight muscles to relax enough to make a difference in the ease of my chiropractic alignment, so two days later I went back for another chiropractic alignment after having applied the Valor to the previously mentioned areas before I went.

This chiropractic visit my alignment happened much more easily. I believe this is due to my muscles relaxing so much due to the application of the Young Living Valor essential oil.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: muscle-pain,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-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: 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
6.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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