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Stopped Pill-Popping Months Ago For Arthritis


Author: Sylvia R.
Date: 03-08-2014
Views: 3,479
Word Count: 145
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 9457-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 3

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My husband has been suffering from arthritic pain for some time now. At times it has been very debilitating for him. It seemed that after a day of hard work it would really settle in his shoulders, elbows, and knees to the point that he was having to take Advil a number of times a day.

I started to apply a number of oils to the shoulders and elbows on a nightly basis. I would start with Valor, PanAway, Wintergreen, and Copaiba and then finish with Peppermint. It was not long before he was not having to take Advil to relieve the pain, and he was able to sleep.

It has been about two months now of being painkiller free. Using the oils has made a huge improvement in our lives. I notice that he is able to keep going a lot longer during the day.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: joints,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
2.Associated topics: joints,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
3.Associated topics: joints — "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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