LAVENDER GIFTS FOR MEDICINAL PURPOSES INCLUDING MUSCLE PAIN…

 

After reading up a bit on the pain killing medications I am taking it makes you wonder why you bother with all the side effects and problems they can cause. There is no way that I will be changing them but I then started looking into help through herbs and LAVENDER seems to be the most popular.

Lavender has been used as a culinary herb since Roman and Greek times. It lends a delicate flavour to casseroles, scones, roast lamb and even ice-cream. It is a tonic to the cardiovascular and digestive system, it can lower blood pressure and can help to thin the blood due to the presence of coumarins.

It’s good for muscle spasm, sprains, strains, cramps, and rheumatic pains. It can work as a sedative to the central nervous system and can relieve headaches, nervous tension and insomnia, mood swings and pms and even keep the moths away (we have loads at the moment).

The list is endless – its antimicrobial, anti-infectious and antiseptic, making it effective on wounds and as a front-line defense against respiratory infections.

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Looking through the Internet brought me some brilliant websites which has some good products to help you sleep including slumber gel, which you apply to your temples and pulse points.  Mayfield Lavender had some really unusual teapot oil burners and Not on the High Street is another good site with unusual gifts which would make great Christmas gifts, like this Natural Lavender Bath and Beauty Gift Set.

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Norfolk Lavender have an array of fantastic cadles, bath bombs and an aromatherapy lavender stress gel with camomile and norfolk lavender.

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BILATERAL UPPER TRAPEZIUS GLUTEAL MUSCLE INJECTIONS FOR MY CHRONIC BACK AND NECK PAIN…

Trapezius Muscles

I had my six monthly trip to the local NHS treatment centre for my steroid injections last week.

My first injections were in my upper trapezius (the trapezius is a large superficial muscle that extends longitudinally from the occipital bone to the lower thoracic vertebrae and laterally to the spine of the scapula (shoulder blade). Its functions are to move the scapulae and support the arm. ) as I have been having a lot of pain in my neck from a disc problem.

Gluteus Muscles

I then had a couple of others in my gluteal muscles (the gluteal muscles are a group of four muscles. Three of these muscles make up the buttocks: the gluteus maximus muscle, gluteus medius muscle and gluteus minimus muscle. The fourth and smallest of the muscles is the tensor fasciae latae muscle, which is located anterior and lateral to the rest.) as my back was quite inflamed.

As usual the treatment was first class and the nurses and consultant alike very polite and helpful. I really cannot fault how the treatment centre is run. After your injections you are treated to a cup of tea and a biscuit while they keep an eye on your blood pressure and how you are feeling, then you soon able to go home.

I am always told to rest up for around 24 hrs and that the injections could stir up the pain and I also know what you can sometimes expect after them, like a flushed face, insomnia and a feeling of hunger, but this soon passes.

It makes sense that if people can be in less pain by having a regular injection of whatever type suits there condition, then it can only give them a better quality of life.

My particular treatment centre (pain clinic) has become so busy that they now also have some Saturday surgeries with theatres as busy as they are in the week.

I’m really interested in finding out if other areas have the same sort of set up as we have here in a part of Nottinghamshire.

LINKS OF CHILDHOOD PAIN TO FIBROMYALGIA…

Fibromyalgia

According to Science Daily
‘There is strong evidence showing that individuals who experienced chronic pain during childhood have chronic pain as adults, but few studies have evaluated the characteristics of pain that persists from childhood through adult years. Researchers from the University of Michigan found that one in six adult pain patients had pain as children or adolescents, and their pain was widespread and neuropathic with psychological comorbidities and decreased function. The findings were reported in The Journal of Pain, a publication of the American Pain Society.’

More than 1,000 patients 18 years and older were evaluated and asked about pain, family history, physical and psychological limitations and treatment history. They also were asked about childhood pain. The authors hypothesized that adult patients who reported having pain in childhood are more likely to experience pain of greater severity that is neuropathic in nature and meets clinical criteria for a diagnosis of fibromyalgia.

Results showed that one in six new adult pain patients said they had a history of chronic pain in childhood and they were predominantly young females. Their pain tended to be more widespread, and neuropathic, likely fibromyalgia, in contrast with subjects who denied having childhood pain. Patients who experienced childhood pain also showed higher levels of anxiety and worse functional status.

LAVENDER FOR MEDICINAL PURPOSES…

lavender

After reading up a bit on the pain killing medications I am taking it makes you wonder why you bother with all the side effects and problems they can cause. There is no way that I will be changing them but I then started looking into help through herbs and LAVENDER seems to be the most popular.

Lavender has been used as a culinary herb since Roman and Greek times. It lends a delicate flavour to casseroles, scones, roast lamb and even ice-cream. It is a tonic to the cardiovascular and digestive system, it can lower blood pressure and can help to thin the blood due to the presence of coumarins.

It’s good for muscle spasm, sprains, strains, cramps, and rheumatic pains. It can work as a sedative to the central nervous system and can relieve headaches, nervous tension and insomnia, mood swings and pms and even keep the moths away (we have loads at the moment).

The list is endless – its antimicrobial, anti-infectious and antiseptic, making it effective on wounds and as a front-line defense against respiratory infections.

lavender

Looking through the Internet brought me some brilliant websites – Yorkshire Lavender,Snowshill Lavender which has some good products to help you sleep including slumber gel, which you apply to your temples and pulse points. Another one Mayfield Lavender had some really unusual teapot oil burners and The Lavender Fields was another one with unusual gifts.

lavender

THE EMMETT TECHNIQUE FOR PAIN…

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The EMMETT technique is a safe and simple muscle release therapy developed by Remedial Therapist Ross Emmett.

It is used for pain and discomfort and improve movement restrictions.

The method uses light finger pressure at specific locations to initiate the gentle release of tension in many problem areas such as neck, shoulder and back.

A technique where results they say, ‘are usually immediate’.

It’s non-invasive and involves no drugs, massage oils, manipulations or high velocity thrusts. To find an Emmett Practitioner head to the website.