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Reducing Body Aches In Bedridden Grandmother

Author: K. B.
Date: 05-17-2014
Views: 2,752
Word Count: 340
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 9711-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 7

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My 91-year-old mother has been in a nursing home for six years and only leaves her bed by a lift about once a week, so her aches and pains have been increasing. I'm on the other coast, and my family has not used oils enough to apply them to very many situations. However, I finally thought of a way that I might help when my sister mentioned that my mom's hand is clenched (most likely from a stroke).

I mixed about 30 drops of Aroma Siez and 15 drops of Lavender essential oil in a base of 8 ounces of Alba Botanica lotion. I sent it off without much expectation since I knew my mother would only get applications about every other day when my sister could visit.

Then a surprise result occurred from having a massage therapist work on Mom. She used the lotion I mixed up, and here's what my sister wrote:

"Mom is still doing well as far as free from pain goes. She was very happy to let me rub her hands and feet with your lotion today without the usual complaints about sensitivity and too much greasiness. She just purred and reminded me how much she had always enjoyed having this done?! Whatever!

I'm just so happy to see her not hurting for a while. We have about a half-full container of the lotion. I'll let you know if it looks like running out before Mother's Day. Thanks so much for providing that."

It was a total change for Mom, who had complained so much that they had applied a pain patch at the end of 2013 (which resulted in her getting extremely anxious, paranoid, losing her appetite, and hallucinating so much she seemed to be losing her mind). My mother is too sensitive to just about every drug.

I am so glad we found a way to help her. I'm sure the massage was a key factor, as well as getting a fleece pad for her bed. But I know from experience that the right essential oils can do wonders.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: muscle-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-cramps,muscle-spasm — "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
3.Associated topics: muscle-spasm — "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: muscle-spasm — "Anti-inflammatory, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antimicrobial, antioxidant, carminative [flatulence] and immunomodulatory properties of caraway suggest that it might exert beneficial effects on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).... CHE and CEO [caraway essential oil] at all doses tested were effective in reducing colon tissue lesions and colitis indices and the efficacy was nearly the same when different doses of plant fractions were administered p.o. or i.p..... These data suggest that caraway fractions are both effective and possess anti-colitic activity irrespective of the dose and route of administration."Link
5.Associated topics: muscle-cramps,muscle-spasm,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
6.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
7.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

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