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Homemade Cream Relieved My Complex Symptoms

Author: Peggy P.
Date: 04-17-2014
Views: 13,930
Word Count: 449
Questions Received: 25
Testimonial ID: 9587-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I have suffered with fibromyalgia for a while now. It started after I injured my knee at work. As I struggled with the healing of my knee, I began to notice that my ankles and wrist began to burn and swell at times. Of course those who suffer with "fibro" know that this ailment is always on both sides, not just one side.

I went to a rheumatologist and was put on Lyrica. My body tolerated this medicine quite well with no noticeable side effects. My life rocked on for another 2 to 3 years with few changes (outside of the flare ups that I suffered with most weather changes).

A new symptom that I did notice was the tingling and numbness that I felt in my arms during sleep, while putting on mascara, when drying my hair, etc. So I decided to change doctors. My new doctor is not afraid of trying nutrients to assist in dealing with ailments, so he put me on D-ribose.

As I began D-ribose, I felt better. The pain seemed to not be as severe, so I began to take my Lyrica only as needed. As my body began to get used to this change, my symptoms began to make themselves known again. By this time, insurance had me change to gabapentin.

At about this time I was introduced to Young Living essential oils. The unpleasant symptoms of fibromyalgia was one of the issues I wanted to address with the oils. As I began to learn about the oils, I came across the pain cream recipe containing coconut oil, the Valor and PanAway essential oil blends, Peppermint and Copaiba essential oils. I decided to make this to try on my ankles, wrists, shoulders, and anywhere I felt pain.

The first night I used this cream I noticed that my discomfort was almost nonexistent! I started putting this cream on every morning when I got dressed and every night before getting into bed. Sometimes I would put it on right after my bath while my body was still warm, targeting my shoulders and lower neck.

I no longer wake up with numbness and pain in my shoulders. I am happy with the results, and I have very little pain when I use this cream. It has been amazing! I even have my husband using this cream on his knees.

Due to this success, I have moved on to other things but continue to learn about essential oils for pain. I have cut my gabapentin to 1 capsule a day, and I no longer take D-ribose because I chose to change to Young Living Longevity capsules. I can't wait to see what my blood work says at my next doctor visit!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: general-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: depression-/-sadness-/-hopelessness-/-sorrow — "After inhalation of clary sage oil, cortisol levels were significantly decreased.... Thyroid stimulating hormone was also reduced.... Clary sage oil has antidepressant-like effect...."Link
3.Associated topics: depression-/-sadness-/-hopelessness-/-sorrow,fibromyalgia-syndrome-(FMS) — "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
4.Associated topics: general-pain — "Peppermint and its active ingredient menthol have long been used for the treatment of various pain conditions including headache.... Menthol solution can be an efficacious, safe and tolerable therapeutic option for the abortive treatment of migraine."Link
5.Associated topics: general-pain — "[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
6.Associated topics: depression-/-sadness-/-hopelessness-/-sorrow — "Beta-Caryophyllene [component of cannabis, clove, copaiba], a CB2 [cannabinoid] receptor agonist produces multiple behavioral changes relevant to anxiety and depression in mice.... these preclinical results suggest that CB2 receptors may provide alternative therapeutic targets for the treatment of anxiety and depression. The possibility that BCP may ameliorate the symptoms of these mood disorders offers exciting prospects for future studies."Link
7.Associated topics: depression-/-sadness-/-hopelessness-/-sorrow — "A number of essential oils are currently in use as aromatherapy agents to relieve anxiety, stress, and depression. Popular anxiolytic oils include lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), rose (Rosa damascena), orange (Citrus sinensis), bergamot (Citrus aurantium), lemon (Citrus limon), sandalwood (Santalum album), clary sage (Salvia sclarea), Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), and rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium spp.)."Link
8.Associated topics: depression-/-sadness-/-hopelessness-/-sorrow — "Most studies, as well as clinically applied experience, have indicated that various essential oils, such as lavender, lemon and bergamot can help to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. Most notably, inhalation of essential oils can communicate signals to the olfactory system and stimulate the brain to exert neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin and dopamine), thereby further regulating mood."Link

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