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Bit Down Really Hard On My Tongue While Sleeping


Author: Deborah P.
Date: 05-25-2014
Views: 1,880
Word Count: 116
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 9751-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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After driving for a long time on the road, I decided to get some sleep. When I woke up, I realized that I had been biting down really hard on my tongue. So I basically woke up with a swollen and painful tongue.

My mother told me about these various types of essential oils she had. I placed one drop of Thieves essential oil blend on my tongue and didn't talk for about one hour (which for me wasn't easy). After an hour, my tongue was no longer swollen, nor did it hurt anymore.

This was my initial introduction to using essential oils, which has now become my first testimonial of their use to others.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: sleep — "Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."Link
2.Associated topics: sleep — "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
3.Associated topics: cut-/-laceration-/-incision — "[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
4.Associated topics: sleep — "[T]he lavender fragrance had a beneficial effect on insomnia and depression in women college students."Link
5.Associated topics: sleep — "Valerian improves the sleep of insomniacs after benzodiazepine (tranquilizer) withdrawal. Valerian subjects reported significantly better subjective sleep quality than placebo ones...."Link
6.Associated topics: sleep — "Women [with insomnia] receiving aromatherapy experienced a significant improvement in sleep quality after intervention."Link
7.Associated topics: cut-/-laceration-/-incision — "[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
8.Associated topics: sleep — "This double-blind study suggests a significant reduction in snoring reported by bed partners in a group of snoring volunteers using either an essential oil spray or gargle formulation."Link

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