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They told me I had to learn to live with the pain

How I supported my chronic back pain with essential oils

 

Nearly 18 months ago I had crippling back pain which lasted for over 6 months. I couldn’t sleep properly, waking multiple times a night to take pain relief and never finding a comfortable position.

I couldn’t exercise, couldn’t sit properly, couldn’t stand properly. I went to a specialist who took xrays of my hips and spine and started twice weekly treatment on my back.

They told me that while they could assist with temporary measures, I had to accept the fact that I needed to learn how to live with the constant pain. I remember looking at her and saying.. I’m 35, I will not learn to live with the pain, don’t you dare say that to me.

I went home that night feeling defeated and angry, I had been using our Ice Blue Rub through the night that gave me a few hours of relief and sleep. I was sick of the drugs, sick of popping pills, so I sat down and studied oils for pain and inflammation.

That week I decided on two oils. Two rare oils I had never heard of before, they weren’t the typical nice smelling oils, nor the popular ones. One is an oil that contains BCP and interacts with your CB2 receptors to reduce inflammation and provides relief from pain. This oil is also an incredible sedative so helped with the sleepless nights.


I combined it with an oil I had never heard of before, used in Ayurvedic medicine for treating pain, inflammation and insomnia.

In one bottle I used 16 drops. That’s right.. only 16 drops in a 10ml roller with coconut oil.

That night I rolled it on my spine and neck, getting ready for another night of waking multiple times.

I woke at 6am.

I rolled it on my spine in the morning, the pain eased and I went to work without pain for the first time in months, then I applied again at lunchtime as the pain returned, I made it again through to bedtime without pain. Today was a good day.

That week I used it religiously 3 times a day, my specialist asked me what was happening as I had more movement and was standing up straight. They laughed when I said it was my oils.

When I rolled that roller on my spine I could feel tingles and it felt like it was completely stopping the pain messages reaching my brain.

It’s been over 12 months since I have been pain free. I no longer use these oils daily, but on the odd occasion I get pain, which will last only 1 day.

I shared that recipe with everyone I knew who experienced pain and it’s been a game changer for so many.

Just remember that while we place so much trust in our western system of drugs, there are incredible therapies that have been here for thousands of years, that use what nature has given us. Sometimes it’s worth stepping into the unknown and taking a chance.

It might just change your life.

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