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Went From Osteoarthritis To Cycling And Karate


Author: J.R. R.
Skill: Raindrop Technique
Date: 05-23-2014
Views: 4,302
Word Count: 324
Questions Received: 3
Testimonial ID: 9740-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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One of the reasons that I came to love essential oils is that it is the only modality that has kept my body pain free from the symptoms of osteoarthritis.

Soon after my daughter was born, I experienced unbelievable pain in my joints... mainly my hips, knees, and shoulders. After seeing a specialist in New York City, I was told that I had a severe case of osteoarthritis and that I would need to be on a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug for the rest of my life!

I was so desperate at the time that I drove straight to the pharmacy and had the prescription filled. After all, I had a newborn and wasn't sleeping more than an hour at a time -- not from the baby waking up but rather from the pain in my hips!

Unfortunately, not long after that, it was revealed in the news that all kinds of individuals who were taking some form of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug -- and who had no history of heart disease -- were suffering major heart attacks! Since I have a young child, I knew that I could not take this risk and started looking for an alternative solution. That's when I stumbled upon essential oils.

I started reading and discovered that most of the tree oils (eg Cypress, Juniper, Balsam Fir) had amazing properties. I also ordered the NingXia Red juice to drink. Believe me -- comparing the copay amount and the medical risks of the pharmaceutical I was taking with the price of essential oils and NingXia Red that have NO side effects, it was a BARGAIN!

Within four months, I was biking the five miles around my property and taking karate classes! My daughter is 8 now, and I am the ONLY mother who joins in with the kids while the rest of the mothers -- all at least 20 years younger than I am -- sit on the sidelines and watch because they have NO energy.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: inflammation — "Cineole has mucolytic, bronchodilating and anti-inflammatory properties and reduces the exacerbation rate in patients suffering from COPD, as well as ameliorates symptoms in patients suffering from asthma and rhinosinusitis.... The effects of Cineole in the treatment of acute bronchitis were clearly measurable and could be proven after a treatment period of merely 4 days. This study corroborates the fact that Cineole actively and significantly reduces cough frequency after four days."Link
2.Associated topics: inflammation — "[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
3.Associated topics: inflammation — "To assess their anti-inflammatory activities, effects of essential oils on neutrophil activation were examined in vitro.... All essential oils tested at 0.1% concentration suppressed TNF-945;-induced neutrophil adherence, and, in particular, lemongrass, geranium, and spearmint oils clearly lowered the reaction even at 0.0125%. Similar inhibitory activities for the neutrophil adherence were obtained by their major constituent terpenoids: citral, geraniol, citronellol and carvone. Thus, some essential oils used as anti-inflammatory remedies suppress neutrophil activation by TNF-945; at a low concentration (0.0125-0.025%) in vitro."Link
4.Associated topics: joints,osteoarthritis,inflammation — "Ruxiang (Gummi olibanum), the dried gum resin of Boswellia carterii (BC) [frankincense], has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to alleviate pain and inflammation for thousands of years.... The data show that BC extract has significant anti-arthritic and anti-inflammation effects and suggest that these effects may be mediated via the suppression of pro-inflammatory cytokines."Link
5.Associated topics: joints,osteoarthritis,inflammation — "We have demonstrated that Boswellia frereana [frankincense] prevents collagen degradation, and inhibits the production of pro-inflammatory mediators and MMPs. Due to its efficacy we propose that B. frereana should be examined further as a potential therapeutic agent for treating inflammatory symptoms associated with arthritis."Link
6.Associated topics: inflammation — "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
7.Associated topics: inflammation — "Phytogenic compounds with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties are currently discussed as promising complementary agents in prevention and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Our study aimed to evaluate possible protective and curative effects of broccoli extract (BE) and of the essential oils of turmeric (Cuo), thyme (To), and rosemary (Ro) in a rat model with a mild dextran sulphate sodium- (DSS-) induced colitis.... We conclude that the phytogenic additives tested have a promising anti-inflammatory potential in vivo and a particular role in the prevention of IBD."Link
8.Associated topics: inflammation — "Demodex blepharitis is a common but overlooked external eye disease. The pathogenesis of Demodex blepharitis in eliciting ocular surface inflammation has been further clarified. The modified eyelash sampling and counting method makes it easier and more accurate to diagnose Demodex infestation. Tea tree oil shows promising potential to treat Demodex blepharitis by reducing Demodex counts with additional antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory actions."Link

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