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Severed Finger & Thumb All Back To Normal Now


Author: Therese F.
Date: 05-05-2014
Views: 3,036
Word Count: 270
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 9671-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 8

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I am combining the facts of two stories here, as we used the same essential oils with the same awesome results!

My 14-year-old brother is a wild and adventure-seeking young adult. It was nothing out of the ordinary for him to get hurt. However this time, after slipping off a collapsing folding chair, he realized that the end of his finger was missing!

Long story short, when he was finally able to unwrap the finger two weeks later, as per surgeon's instructions, we could see that the process was quite delayed due to a lack of oxygen and being smothered in an antibacterial ointment.

So we applied the essential oils of choice....

First we used Helichrysum for tissue repair and regrowth, applied neat (undiluted) right over the sutures. We just dripped a couple drops on and let it run over the finger by turning it every which way, so as not to have to touch the wound.

Then we also used a drop each of Lavender and Frankincense oil layered after the first oil was absorbed, applied the same way, rubbing the excess into the hand. The accelerated improvement was visible from day to day as we followed this routine.

A few months later, another family member had a freak accident with a crossbow and severed half his thumb clean off. Within a couple days he was able to open the bandage and apply these same essential oils. Regeneration took place much faster because the oils were applied so much sooner.

I would like to make a note here that Helichrysum has a significant numbing effect and is so nice for its added pain relieving properties.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: wound-/-gash-/-injury — "The methods of aromatherapy were applied sitz bath or soap application using essential oils with Lavender, Myrrh, Neroli, Rose, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Orange, and Roman Chamomile.... [T]hese findings indicate that postpartum aromatherapy for perineal care could be effective in healing the perineum."Link
2.Associated topics: wound-/-gash-/-injury — "DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."Link
3.Associated topics: wound-/-gash-/-injury — "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
4.Associated topics: wound-/-gash-/-injury — "[A] literature review of evidence on the influence of essential oils on wound healing and their potential application in clinical practice... focus[ing] mainly on tea tree, lavender, chamomile, thyme, and ocimum [basil] oils."Link
5.Associated topics: wound-/-gash-/-injury — "Melaleuca Alternifolia [tea tree] Hydrogel... was compared with tap water as a coolant following application onto a fresh, deep, partial-thickness hot water burn.... Effective cooling of the burn wound and an increased rate of wound healing was achieved by both repeated tap water compresses and by immediate or delayed application of Melaleuca Hydrogel. Cooling is an effective means to reduce tissue damage and increase wound healing."Link
6.Associated topics: wound-/-gash-/-injury — "[One] method employed for wound healing is the application of lavender oil. Due to its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties, it is thought to prevent wound infections and to play a role in reducing pain by lowering inflammation.... Lavender oil is known to have antibacterial, antifungal, sedative, and/or antidepressant effects.... In addition to its antimicrobial effects, the anti-inflammatory analgesic properties of lavender oil have also been emphasized... The use of L. Angustifolia [lavender] is particularly recommended in chronically infected wounds due to its immune-stimulating and antimicrobial effects. There are also reports that lavender oil reduces scar tissue."Link
7.Associated topics: wound-/-gash-/-injury — "Topical 5% tea tree oil is an effective treatment for mild to moderate acne vulgaris.... Tea tree oil has broad-spectrum antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity in vitro. These properties have formed the basis of its use in the treatment of a range of superficial dermatoses such as cuts, insect bites, boils, and dermatophytosis [ringworm]."Link
8.Associated topics: wound-/-gash-/-injury,surgery-(Post-operative-recovery) — "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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