When Mike Simons was hurt on the job, could a blend of essential oils support his muscular system — and assist him to regain full mobility? (1)
Obviously, he would be out of work — and our livelihood would be threatened — but for how long?
The Extent of Mike’s Injuries
In February 2012, Mike fell off a semi truck flatbed trailer and hurt his left shoulder, arm and side.
At first, we thought he had a torn rotator cuff, but the results of the tests he underwent and the diagnosis of an orthopedic surgeon revealed that the Lord had protected him from that.
Even so, his injury was so bad that for over a week following his accident, he was unable to lift his left arm far enough away from his body under his own power to put on underarm deodorant.
Vicki had to help him with such basic tasks as showering, putting on underarm deodorant and getting dressed.
It was amazing how large a part of his body was affected by this injury.
Options for Easing Soreness
Mike’s only options for easing his sore muscles were either natural or man-made.
For a period of time, he used a prescription drug, but he wanted to get off of that as soon as possible.
We would rather not use pharmaceuticals and drugs because they are manufactured, not natural, and because they almost always have unpleasant side effects.
Our personal dislike of drugs didn’t mean that we were ready to try just anything.
We’ve been around long enough to know that there are plenty of folks hawking their wares. (Recall the old Andy Griffith episode entitled “Aunt Bee’s Medicine Man.”)
Readers of our website, blog and email newsletter know that we ask tough questions.
Whatever litmus test we would apply when conducting a product review on our site had to apply in this situation, too.
Products we’re discussing on this page underwent our own test for substantiation.
Our Personal Introduction
A friend of ours gave us a sample of an essential oil blend to help support Mike’s muscular system.
She gave us instructions on diluting it in a “carrier oil” and applying on Mike’s body.
Truly, this product helped Mike. We ended up ordering more.
Over a period of the next 6.5 weeks, Vicki kept applying the oil mixture to Mike, who worked step-by-step to regain full mobility.
Only at that point was he able to return to driving a truck professionally.
That’s why we refer to him as a “healed trucker.”
The Lord healed Mike in significant part due to this essential oil blend.
After that experience, we began to realize the power of other oils from plants in other ways.
We know that other professional truck drivers — as well as anyone looking for natural means to combat some of life’s difficulties — can benefit from using the “essence” of oils.
An Awakening About the U.S. Healthcare Model
Has it ever occurred to you that there is a “model” of healthcare in nations?
Think this through: If you keep rewarding a specific outcome, you will keep getting what led up to that outcome, right?
One article states:
The prevailing healthcare model in America today…is still focused primarily on treating people after they become ill rather than on preventing them from becoming ill in the first place through nutrition and lifestyle. … One such alternative model, and the one that makes the most sense logically speaking, is a preventive healthcare approach that focuses on boosting the body’s own natural immune system through diet and lifestyle so that it does not fall ill. This strategy is not only far less expensive than trying to deal with sickness after it has already developed, but it also produces a much higher quality of life for those who adhere to it.(2)
Other articles state:
- “Big Pharma has worked hard over the years to get as many people as possible hooked on drugs that must essentially be taken for life” (3); and
- “more than 20 percent of American adults that are now hooked on pharmaceuticals for conditions…” (4).
A lot of money is spent to treat “conditions” that supposedly never clear up or go away. Part of the reason for this is that some folks clearly have an ethical conflict of interest.(5)
Many people could benefit from knowing how to use essential oils for health benefits.
Many people who have used oils have experienced renewed health and healing.
What is an Essential Oil?
Essential oils are the aromatic liquids derived from shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, seeds, resins and rinds.
The purest essential oils are far more powerful than the botanicals from which they come.
In humans, essential oils provide support for every system in the body, including cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine, immune, integumentary, lymphatic, muscular, nervous, reproductive, respiratory, skeletal and urinary.
Essential oils have been used as far back as 4500 BC. From perfumes and aromatherapy to cooking and medicinal purposes, essential oils have been used in everyday life for centuries. In the modern age, research has demonstrated that pure essential oils can offer the same types of benefits in humans and animals as they provide to plants.(6)
Differences in Essential Oils
Thousands upon thousands of people have found that 100% pure, therapeutic grade essential oils work.
But because there is no rating system for essential oils in the USA, many people are buying what they believe are 100% pure essential oils that have actually been diluted by up to 95%, because the U.S. FDA allows that.
Many companies sell essential oils more cheaply because they cut corners to increase their profits.
Lindsey Elmore, who holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, stated in the video “What is an Essential Oil” that there are four different grades of essential oils on the market:
- Young Living’s standard, often called “therapeutic grade”. These oils are considered pure oils extracted from sustainably raised plants and contain optimal levels of natural plant compounds found in organic botanicals;
- Natural or Organic essential oils, which can pass growing standards but may or may not contain optimal levels of important plant compounds found in Young Living’s essential oils;
- Extended or Altered (fragrance grade) oils; and
- Synthetic or Nature Identical oils which are created in a laboratory.
She said, “Each quality of essential oil has its place, but because Young Living’s therapeutic grade essential oils are pure and contain optimal levels of desirable plant compounds, they are the only oils that we recommend for personal use.”
How Can Truckers Use Them?
There are three basic ways for anyone to use essential oils:
- topical application, and
- internal consumption.
There are dozens of oils available individually or in blends.
For the responsible use of each oil, read the complete label on each bottle.
Many folks have found that the systems of their bodies have been supported by using them.
Our friends at HurtTrucker.com have listed many different kinds of injuries that truckers get on the job.
Some injuries are so severe that they require medical treatment and even legal intervention.
We thank God not only for His having created products in nature to assist with Mike’s healing but also for the healing that Mike received.
Need Help or Guidance?
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Money saving tip: We encourage truckers who desire to become or stay healthy to investigate these products for themselves.
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Obligatory Disclaimer: The information on this page is intended for educational purposes. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. Anyone suffering from any disease, illness or injury should consult with a physician.