Broken Bones

Broken Bones Essential Oil Usage

Broken or fractured bones can occur anywhere in the body.  They can vary from simple greenstick fracture in a child requiring minimal care to crushing injuries involving multiple bones, tendons, and ligaments with complex displacements requiring intense surgery, plates, screws and months of physical therapy.  There are a number of types of fractures, we list here just a few of the common types:

·  Greenstick Fracture : Bone is not broken completely through the full diameter

·  Transverse Fracture : in this the fracture is at a right angle to the bone's long axis.

·  Spiral Fracture : in this at least one part of the bone has been twisted.

·  Comminuted Fracture : in this the fracture results in several fragments.

·  Stress Fracture : It is a common overuse injury. It is most often seen in athletes who run and jump on hard surfaces such as runners, ballet dancers and basketball players.

·  Open Fracture : An open fracture is a fracture where the broken bone is exposed. That is dangerous because of increased chances of infection.

Signs that there is a fracture and medical attention should be sought include:

·  severe pain, especially with movement of the limb

·  swelling

·  if there is deformity in the limb or an open wound

·  if there is difficulty in moving the injured limb or numbness and tingling indicating nerve damage.

Essential oils of course cannot reposition or splint a fracture but they can hasten the healing process and reduce the discomfort during healing.

 

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Broken Bones Essential Oil Usage

Oils & Blends:

·    Pain relief - Deep Blue, Wintergreen

·    Healing - Birch (bone repair), Cypress (circulation), Helichrysum (nerve damage, tissue regeneration), Lemongrass (ligaments), Marjoram (tissue rebuilding), and White Fir (anti-inflammatory).

·    Stress relief - Balance, Lavender

Essential oils based products: Life Long Vitality supplements for proper nutrients.

Also consider: Clove, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Oregano, Vetiver

Suggested protocols:

Topical application to injured area of Deep Blue or Wintergreen as needed for pain.

Topically apply Cypress, Helichrysum, and White Fir to the injured area 2 to 3 times a day.  If there is ligament or tendon damage add Lemongrass, if there is muscle damage add Marjoram.

Diffuse or cup and inhale Balance and/or Lavender if calming is needed.

Use the Life Long Vitality supplements to assure fundamental nutrients

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