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Helping A Golden Retriever With Hip Dysplasia


Author: Nicole B.
Skill: Healer
Date: 07-19-2014
Views: 3,783
Word Count: 139
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 9925-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 5

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The other day I was working at a pet event for my business. I was doing complimentary touch therapies for dogs to help address some of their health concerns.

A 2-year-old Golden Retriever came to me. Her owner speculated that she could have hip dysplasia and wanted to know how she could help her dog.

After doing a quick evaluation on the dog, I noticed that she struggled a little bit to get up from a sitting or lying position. I grabbed some Rosemary and Wintergreen essential oils and set to work on her lower back and hip.

After about a 5-minute session, I finished her off with some Frankincense essential oil and stretched her out. I then had her sit again a few times and, noticeably, she was able to get up a lot faster and with a lot less effort!


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: arthrosis, canine, congenital, genetic, hips, lameness, pets.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: dogs — "Idiopathic vestibular syndrome is the most common cause of peripheral vestibular disease in dogs and, despite its dramatic clinical presentation, can improve without intervention."Link
2.Associated topics: joints — "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
3.Associated topics: joints — "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
4.Associated topics: dogs — "[T]opical fatty acids and essential oils are a useful treatment option for canine atopic dermatitis."Link
5.Associated topics: joints — "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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