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Oil Testimonials is a essentially a database of testimonials from members about their usage of Young Living Essential Oils for various needs/issues. You can enter an issue in the database (like "headache," "bronchitis," "pain," etc.) and multiple testimonials pages will come up. You can read what the member had to say about the issue, which oil(s) they used, and the outcome. It's really opened my eyes to what is possible with the oils.
Last night I was doing some cleaning and noticed that my right ankle was swollen. I pulled up the leg of my pants to take a look at it, and noticed that my lower leg was extremely red, swollen and much harder than usual. It was also a little bit painful and had a tingling feeling, and so red that it looked sunburned against my pale foot. I elevated my leg and decided to do some Reconnective Healing on it. When I placed my hand on my lower leg, I noticed there was so much swelling and fluid under the skin that my hand actually left an indent. I won't lie - I was a bit alarmed. When you google those symptoms you get all kinds of awful things looking at you on the computer screen, most of which tell you to go to the emergency room. Uh oh!
I mixed a few drops each of Peppermint, Helichrysum and Lemongrass oil with coconut oil as a carrier oil (so it wouldn't irritate my skin), and rubbed it generously all over my lower leg and on my foot and ankle. In less than an hour the pain/tingling stopped and I thought the redness looked a little bit less (but wasn't sure if it was just wishful thinking). 2 hours later my leg was very significantly improved - the swelling was much less and the redness almost gone; the pain/tingling has not returned either. I was pleasantly surprised. When I woke up this morning, there was definitely continued improvement: no pain, minimal swelling and a more normal color.
I'll keep an eye on it and obviously seek medication attention if it worsens and my natural remedies don't continue to improve it, but I was very excited at how well the oils and Reconnective Healing worked and at much less cost than an ER visit!
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