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Rib Subluxation Leads To Herniated Disc In Neck

Author: Jess D.
Skill: Colon Hygienist
Date: 04-29-2014
Views: 4,444
Word Count: 379
Questions Received: Not available for contact
Testimonial ID: 9649-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 5

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When my friend Joe first approached me with the idea of using essential oils in therapeutic treatments, I rolled my eyes. Joe and I are both athletic trainers. Where he was brought up to be a bit more holistic, I was brought up to be traditional, where medicine comes into play.

I am the daughter of a doctor. I grew up with blood in my penicillin stream. LOL. If something hurt, I took a pill for it. That was how medicine worked, right? Then Joe opened my eyes.

I have a herniated disc in my neck, associated with a chronically subluxed rib from an old soccer injury when I was 18. I have spent years going to spinal doctors, chiropractors, and massage therapists to help alleviate the discomfort.

Being a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) and a Strength Coach, I managed my pain by strengthening my muscles to support the injured areas. But as with anything else, age has made it more difficult for my body to handle the discomfort.

My neck is stiff, and my back hurts almost every day when I get up in the morning. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and even prescription muscle relaxers were only dulling the pain. I needed to try something new. After one treatment with the Valor, PanAway oil blends and Peppermint, my rib was back in place and hasn't given me a problem in over 3 weeks!

That's when I began to research. Essential oils have been around for thousands of years, longer than "modern day" or "traditional" medicine. In fact, essential oils may have given birth to the idea of medications in traditional medicine.

These oils are used across the globe, including Africa, Asia, Europe and South America. North America is just beginning to join the party. The evidence made it clear to me that this avenue was worth pursuing!

I use a couple of drops of Valor and PanAway on my neck and shoulders on a daily basis. I also use Peppermint on my joints after running and even the Stress Away oil blend in my diffuser as I fell asleep at night.

I cannot remember the last time I woke up in pain, and I have Young Living essential oils to thank for that.

I became a believer. Are you ready to become one too?

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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-pain,muscles — "[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
3.Associated topics: muscle-pain,muscles — "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
4.Associated topics: muscles — "In nine studies, Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) has shown effectiveness for arteriosclerosis, autism, Bells palsy, chemotherapy-induced toxicity, degenerative disc disease, detox, muscle wasting, muscular dystrophy, neuroblastoma, neuroprotection, oxidative stress, and spinal stenosis."Link
5.Associated topics: anti-inflamatory — "...its flowers and leaves are the most used parts in the treatment of health disorders such as allergies, colds, cough, skin, liver and gallbladder disorders, inflammation, infections and sleeplessness... In vitro studies characterized Helichrysum as an antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory agent. Its flavonoids and terpenes were effective against bacteria (e.g. Staphylococcus aureus), its acetophenones, phloroglucinols and terpenoids displayed antifungal action against Candida albicans and its flavonoids and phloroglucinols inhibited HSV and HIV, respectively.... Regarding Helichrysum italicum in vivo activity, the highlight goes to ...the anti-inflammatory properties exhibited by its flavonoids, acetophenones and phloroglucinols, as seen in animal models."Link

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