Between 2005 and 2010 I walked with a severe limp due to plantar fasciitis in the arch of my right foot which radiated to the back of my heel. It had gradually gotten worse over time. I tried switching shoes but no relief. Next I went to a podiatrist and got cheap shoe inserts. No relief. Then I tried custom shoe inserts from a podiatrist. No relief. Then I talked to my Doctor and she gave me a prescription for pain-killers and recommended physio-therapy. She said it could take six month of intense work and even then, I might even need surgery. At this point I wasn’t happy with the options I was being presented for a number of reasons.
Coincidentally, it was Spring of 2011 when my wife signed up to Young Living to buy some of their essential oil products to try. I was curious about this so I asked her if there was anything available for my plantar fasciitis. We ended up buying a bottle of Frankincense for me to try.
I didn’t know anything about essential oils, other than the fact that THESE Young Living essential oils were edible compared to the ones in the store which weren’t, and that they were more expensive than what I had seen in the retail stores because they were 100% pure and weren’t diluted.
I also knew that they didn’t work like Pharmaceutical pills, in that they responded differently for each person. So I was prepared that I might have to use the oils for a while before I could see a difference. Well, I wasn’t happy continuing to spend money on the medical profession that didn’t seem to offer me much help or hope so I figured, why not give it a try?
So, for 30 days, I put 2-3 drops of Frankincense on the pain point on the bottom of my foot as well as on my heal where the Achilles tendon is. After rubbing it in with my hand, I would put my sock back on and continue on my day. That’s it. Every day, once a day, for 30 days.
At about the 21 day point I was noticing that my Achilles tendon was less inflamed and tender and that when I walked, the bottom of my foot didn’t have as much shooting pain as before. This was encouraging! A lot less limping but still not 100% so I kept applying the oil to my foot.
Within another week, I could literally feel no pain anymore. But to be sure, I continued past the 28 day point, in fact going to the 45 day point even though I probably didn’t need to. At the end, I not only didn’t have any more pain, but I haven’t had a reoccurrence either (It has been two years at this writing)! Needless to say, I was pleased with the results first-hand and I liked the aspect that the essential oils from Young Living are natural and pure without toxic chemicals or nasty side-effects.
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Specific oils that helped:
– Frankincense – included in the Everyday Essential Oils Collection