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Pressure Sore On Daughter's Spine Healed Up

Author: Robin N.
Date: 07-21-2014
Views: 6,637
Word Count: 232
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 9931-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 3

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My daughter, who has cerebral palsy, had a pressure sore (a.k.a. bed sore, pressure ulcer, decubitus ulcer) on her spine that was becoming quite problematic, to the point that it wasn't going to be too long before it would start bleeding, as the outer skin was beginning to crack and peel.

As I was new to essential oils, I felt certain there had to be one that would help with this issue. So I began researching what could be used. All my research pretty much pointed me to Helichrysum oil, but I have still not been able to order that due to it being "out of stock" since joining Young Living in mid-May 2014.

I decided to just try Lavender oil applied neat (undiluted) directly to the pressure sore, since Lavender oil has been touted by so many people and for such a wide variety of ailments. After about two to three weeks of faithfully applying the oil to her spine once or twice a day, the skin was no longer peeling and cracking.

Now, after about nine weeks, the place where the pressure sore was is just a darkened, red-colored spot on the skin, and it is totally healed. I am still using the Lavender oil to attempt to lighten the scar. Because I wasn't able to get Helichrysum oil, I am thrilled that I decided to try Lavender oil... and that it worked.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: spine — "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: scars — "[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
3.Associated topics: scars — "[A] pulverized mixture of four herbs including Agrimonia Eupatoria (A), Nelumbo Nucifera Gaertn (N), Boswellia Carteri (B) [Frankincense], and Pollen Typhae Angustifoliae (P)... was first described in Chinese canonical medicine about 2000 years ago for treatment of various trauma disorders, such as hemostasis [bleeding], anti-inflammatory, analgesia [pain], and wound healing, etc.... [W]e showed that local ANBP treatment not only significantly enhanced wound healing by relieving inflammation, increasing formation of granulation tissue, and accelerating re-epithelialization, but [it] also reduced scar formation by decreasing collagen production [and] protuberant height and volume of scars and [by] increasing collagen maturity.... [Results show that ANBP] promot[es] wound healing and alleviat[es] scar formation, which may be an effective therapy for human wounds at the earliest stage."Link

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