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Overcame Chronic Discomfort From A Virus


Author: Steve & Sherian M.
Skill: Health Coach
Date: 04-30-2014
Views: 4,195
Word Count: 345
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 9653-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I have been diagnosed with a chronic pain syndrome because of numerous bouts of a virus in my body over the last four years. My pain is so bad that I had a pain pump implanted that runs through my spinal cord and has a port in my abdomen. I can give myself pain medication every four hours as needed. Then every three months I go back to the doctor to have the pump refilled.

I began using Young Living essential oils in December 2013.The PanAway oil blend has been an amazing oil for me to relieve my pain. I began using it nightly on my feet and knees. Before this I couldn't even put the sheets over my feet because it hurt too badly.

The first three days I really didn't notice a difference. But the fourth day I slept well and had little pain. Now I have also added the Valor oil blend and Copaiba in a spray bottle that I keep by my bed. I can now say that I have not taken any oral pain medicine nor used my pain pump since December. That's four months!

PanAway is amazing for me and has helped with internal pain and surface pain. Copaiba has helped with inflammation a great deal, and I just added that one in March. I didn't know what I was missing! Valor has also really helped with the pain I get in my back and muscles.

The cost of these three oils together is so worth replacing all of my oral medication and the drowsy feeling that pain meds cause. I have a hard time deciding which oil is my favorite. But I think PanAway wins hands down. It has even helped with headaches for me when applied to my temples and forehead.

So try the oils for yourself. Don't dump your meds cold turkey! Always consult your physician before getting off of any medication, but you generally can use essential oils along with your medications. After discussing it with your doctor, you may be able to wean off of your meds. Happy oiling!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: viruses — "The presence of beta-caryophyllene in many essential oils might contribute strongly to their antiviral ability. These results indicate that phenylpropanoids and sesquiterpenes present in essential oils contribute to their antiviral activity against HSV [herpes simplex virus]."Link
2.Associated topics: viruses — "Taken together, we found an essential oil blend [Orange, Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary] notably attenuates influenza virus PR8 infection in vitro via inhibition of viral protein synthesis at the post-transcription level. The lack of toxicity and potent specific inhibition ability make the essential oil a possible antiviral drug for influenza virus proliferation control and treatment."Link
3.Associated topics: 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
4.Associated topics: abdominal-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
5.Associated topics: abdominal-pain — "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
6.Associated topics: abdominal-pain — "A 4 weeks treatment with peppermint oil improves abdominal symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.... The symptoms evaluated were: abdominal bloating, abdominal pain or discomfort, diarrhea, constipation, feeling of incomplete evacuation, pain at defecation, passage of gas or mucus, and urgency at defecation."Link
7.Associated topics: abdominal-pain — "In traditional folk medicine, tarragon [Artemisia dracunculus L. (Asteraceae)] has been used for treatment of pain and gastrointestinal disturbances.... This study reported the peripheral and central antinociceptive activity of the EOAD [essential oil of A. dracunculus] and rationalized the traditional use of the plant in the treatment of different painful conditions."Link
8.Associated topics: nerve-pain — "The patient was successfully treated with topical peppermint oil [for postherpetic neuralgia, a complication of shingles].... The authors believe this is the first evidence of peppermint oil (or menthol) having a strong analgesic effect on neuropathic pain."Link

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