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Nothing Worked On Nightly Muscle Spasms Until Now


Author: Christina B.
Date: 03-04-2014
Views: 3,241
Word Count: 139
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 9427-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 8

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A friend's daughter has been having muscle spasms that arrived out of nowhere. They have undergone many tests to understand why they are happening, and they have tried many things to get them to stop.

Nothing worked until I gave her Marjoram essential oil to try.

She applied a few drops of Marjoram topically to both her back and feet. These spasms would happen at night when she would lie down. It caused them much stress and lack of sleep. She was able to go to sleep peacefully immediately with no more muscle spasms. They have been doing this every night for two weeks, and the oils are still working for them.

I am so thankful! Marjoram is a relatively inexpensive oil, so that is a major blessing. I am also grateful to those who make these high quality oils available.


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: back ache, back pain, back spasms, backache, bedtime, muscle cramps, muscle pain.

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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: sleep,insomnia — "Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."Link
3.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
4.Associated topics: muscle-spasm,sleep — "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
5.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
6.Associated topics: sleep,insomnia — "[T]he lavender fragrance had a beneficial effect on insomnia and depression in women college students."Link
7.Associated topics: sleep,insomnia — "Valerian improves the sleep of insomniacs after benzodiazepine (tranquilizer) withdrawal. Valerian subjects reported significantly better subjective sleep quality than placebo ones...."Link
8.Associated topics: sleep,insomnia — "Women [with insomnia] receiving aromatherapy experienced a significant improvement in sleep quality after intervention."Link

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