What help has anyone received from the essential oils for bursitis or rotator cuff inflamation? I would like to avoid the cortizone shots if possible. This has been getting progressively worse since last
Dec./Jan.. Would appreciate your input.
For bursitis or shoulder pain use one drop of Thieves and one drop of Lemongrass neet.
I have a personal testimonial on bursitis. About a year ago I began having severe pain in my shoulder (probably from years of bartending, carrying cases on my shoulder, etc). It got so bad that I could not even pull my shirt over my head without searing pain going through my shoulder. I went to the doctor who took x-rays and showed me that I had bursitis and of course prescribed a mess of anti-inflammatories which I never filled. I went home and went to my oils and said "Show Me" and I immediately saw Thieves and Lemongrass. I started layering them all around my shoulder morning and evening.
About a week later I woke up and, not thinking, pulled my nightgown over my head. All of a sudden I stopped, amazed - I had ZERO pain in my shoulder! From that point on I have had no problems whatsoever in the shoulder.
I too had a problem with my rotator cuff 7 ½ years ago. The oils helped some but I was discouraged. One day I cornered Gary Young and asked him what I could do. He said, "There are products to help you and your challenge is to study and figure it out.''
I took him at his word and started to study and experiment with other products that I had not used. Back then we did not have much to really study, so we experimented. I found what helped me: Valor rubbed over my shoulder followed by Clove. I did this several times a day. Then when Young Living introduced Sulfurzyme I added this product and use it faithfully everyday - 3 teaspoons spaced through out the day.
Today I have no pain and I can raise my arm with no distress or discomfort. In fact I attribute Sulfurzyme a 'Magic Bullet' product for joint pain. Now that BLM is available I would add this too. My suggestion is to keep experimenting and trying new products.
When I had rotator cuff pain I was in therapy for a few weeks, but it did not take care of the problem. I started using Ortho Sport, mostly at bedtime and in due time the problem went away. Perhaps more frequent use would have shortened the time. Be aware that this product will stain clothing.
I am treating a very painful group of torn muscles in my shoulder and upper arm with oils. The damage is from an accident which happened last July. I have also gone to a chiropractor for several treatments. There wasn't a great deal he could do, but he said the rotator cuff was among the damaged muscles. He said it would just take time to heal. The pain is dramatically reduced and the healing seems to be accelerated when I apply the oil blend recommended for torn muscles. YLEO's NeuroGen cream also helps applied over the oils as a rubbing cream instead of using a massage oil.
Anyway, according to the EODR, you need to make up a custom blend to rub on the shoulder morning and evening. Mix the oil blend with a massage oil or olive oil to make it easier to rub on and completely cover the injured area. Substitute NeuroGen cream for massage oil if you like. Here's the blend:
8 drops Idaho Balsam Fir, 8 drops Sandalwood, 7 drops Douglas Fir, 5 drops Hyssop, 5 drops Helichrysum, 4 drops Lemongrass, 4 drops Wintergreen, 2 drops Vetiver and 1 drop Idaho Tansy.
I have omitted the Sandalwood (because I haven't been able to afford it right now), substituting Frankincense for it in the same quantity. I've also omitted the Wintergreen, although it is an excellent pain reliever, is exceedingly strong and obnoxious and substituted half the quantity of PanAway, which has Wintergreen in it, but is not so overpowering. I can tell the difference if I stop using the blend for even one day - range of motion is limited and there is more pain. Catrìona
I was introduced to YL oils following a fall that had resulted in a torn rotator cuff injury. I was in extreme pain. A new friend gave me a sample of Cypress Oil and for the first time in two weeks, I was able to sleep. I continued using that, and then added Lemongrass and Wintergreen. I chose to not have surgery. That all happened in March. I am now totally pain free, full range of motion. The only problem I have regarding that shoulder is problem with weight (gallon of milk) lifting. I continue using Ortho Ease two times a day. Marilyn
My daughter Jessica, had this challenge a couple of years ago. She applied the Raindrop oils, one after another, all over the shoulder every single day for about a month and the problem was totally gone. It's never bothered her since.
Joyfully, Vicki Opfer
I hurt my shoulder in February chopping wood in 40 below zero weather (I live in Alaska). I used this protocol to save myself from the hydrocortisone shot:
Lemongrass 2 drops in V-6
Wintergreen 2 drops
Marjoram 2 drops
Peppermint 2 drops
Oregano 2 drops
I layered the oils one at a time and I vitaflexed over the whole shoulder after each oil was applied. If you don't know vitaflex, the EODR, the Reference Guide by Higleys or Healing for the Age of Enlightenment by Stanley Burroughs all teach it. Using the pads, tips, then nail roll your fingers pad, tip, nail, over the area.
I had really tore up my shoulder and could not raise my arm above my head or even to my shoulder level. I put this on twice daily
through May and now, I put it on before I go to bed because I like sleeping on that side.
This was my experience and is in NO WAY intended to replace medical advice or treatment....................
Bless the oils!!
Peace and Abundance,