This article was contributed by Shayla.
Did you know that lower back pain is second only to colds for the most common reason people miss work? Statistically, 90% of Americans suffer back pain in their lifetime, and 50% of them have reoccurring problems. Back pain is sometimes a symptom of something amiss inside the body, this type of back pain is called “referred pain” and can be from kidneys, colon disorders such as appendicitis, or bladder, pelvic, or ovarian infections. And then of course there are problems with the spine itself, such as herniated disks, slipped disks, and several other problems that can create problems. There is another factor that goes largely unrecognized when it comes to back pain. Did you know that unwanted pathogens, be they viral from the last flu you had, or bacterial from a cold months ago, or other such pathogens, have a tendency to set in and “put up home” so to speak in the spine(1)? I know, it sounds like some freaky sci-fie movie.
What is furthermore, these pathogens can create so many problems. Take my mom for example, whenever she was around someone with simple sniffles, she would get sick. Whereas the person only had the sniffles, my mother would get really, really sick, even bed ridden, and my mom has a pretty high pain tolerance. Come to find out, her immune system was over worked because she had strep set into her spine. It was always there waiting to take over as soon as her immune system became preoccupied with something else.
Another example; do you know any hunch backs? In the Essential Oils Desk Reference, there is the account and x ray pictures of a 62 year old man’s spine. Over a three month time he had increasing pain in his back, so much so that it got to where he could not walk without help. Come to find out his seventh thoracic vertebra had collapsed do to infectious tuberculosis in the spine. More scientific research is connecting microorganisms near the spinal cord that are contributing to deformities. In Edinburgh, Scotland, virus like particles are being linked to idiopathic scoliosis. The University of Bonn has found varicella zoster virus can lodge in the spinal ganglia through life. Infectious microorganisms are being discovered in more and more cases to be the cause for spinal pain and inflammation. the Royal orthopedic hospital in Birmingham, England found that 53% of patients that had severe sciatica tested positive for chronic low grade infection for a bacteria that triggered the infection near the spine.
So what is a person to do? Therapeutic Grade Essential oils have been found to be some of the most powerful, natural inhibitors of microbes known. What is even more fascinating, is no mater how many times certain microbes evolved themselves, they still were not able to withstand therapeutic grade essential oils in clinical studies. And to make this even better, essential oils have the ability to pass through the skin quickly and travel throughout the body within only minutes. Essential oil blends like Young Livings PanAway, AromaSize, and massage oil Ortho Sport are invaluable in our home for back and other joint pains! We have also experienced otherwise unexplainable results with bacteria and viral infections by putting blends such as R.C. and Thieves over our spine.
If you are a regular in the chiropractors office, you may want to try the Raindrop Technique (see more in this booklet on Raindrop), which is a series of oils that are placed on the feet and applied to the back like falling rain down the spine and massaged in. This technique has been used by hundreds for problems ranging from A to Z. I have heard the Raindrop Technique referred to as a chiropractor in bottles. I would have to say this is true in my case, because I used to have to go to the chiropractor regularly, but ever since I started getting the Raindrop Technique done on me periodically, I have not had to go once in nearly two years! Sometimes it takes more then one time of doing the technique, but people have positive experiences from having this done. People with scoliosis have received the therapy and never been the same again(1). I myself have suffered from lower back problems (arthritis-which is inflammation- runs in the family), and after receiving a Raindrop Therapy my symptoms completely went away after having been there for a year.
What was even more phenomenal, was after the therapy I could smell the oils (that had been put on my feet and back) on my breath, and the next day my back (which has a tendency to go out in 3 places) started popping into place! The pain in my lower back has a tendency to return from time to time, but it is not there steadily as it was, and every time I have the Raindrop Therapy done on me it goes away again, not to mention I feel so good afterwards! My whole body feels more alive and alert. The Raindrop Kit consists of an instructional DVD and seven single (5ml bottle) oils of: Thyme, Basil, Peppermint, Oregano, Wintergreen, Cypress and Marjoram, and two Young Living oil blends of Valor® & Aroma Seiz™. The kit also contains one 4-oz. bottle of Ortho Ease® Aromatherapy Massage Oil and one 4-oz. V-6™ Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex (fact sheet on Young Livings Massage Oils).
Note; one suffering from consistent back pain should be evaluated by their doctor to assure the back pain is not referred, or from an internal complication.
1. Essential Oils Desk Reference
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