Earlier this summer, my husband and I were on our way home from a 4th of July party in our tiny little green Toyota Corolla. The freeway was narrow, only two lanes, and traffic ahead of us was slowing down. I was in the passenger seat, and my husband started to apply the brakes. We were talking, although now I don’t remember what about, and as we slowed down we turned toward each other.
Suddenly, it seemed as though my entire world exploded. The horrendously loud sound of metal smashing into metal assaulted my ears as our car rocketed off the freeway and slid haphazardly into the shoulder for a good 20 feet before stopping. The shock was replaced by pain as my back, neck, and head instantly began throbbing. As it turns out, we had been hit by a medium sized truck; the driver had not seen the traffic slowing down and barreled into us going nearly freeway speed. Our car was totaled and I was in excruciating pain. Later, I would discover that I had sustained a concussion, strained ligaments in both my neck and my back, and as X-rays showed, a dislocated vertebrae in my neck.
The doctors at Kaiser put me on three different types of medication, and when that didn’t work, they switched out one of them for a heavy dosage of an antidepressant. After a few weeks of this regimen, I was still in a lot of pain but I had been instructed to up my dosage if the pain did not subside. However, I soon discovered that this would be a problem: not only were the drugs ineffective, but they were doing a number on my body! I was experiencing stabbing pain in my kidneys and there were other indications that I was simply overloading my system. I knew I had to find another way for pain management.
Then I remembered an experience I’d had with essential oils earlier in the year. While participating in a 5K, a DoTERRA rep was at the finish line, and as I chatted with her, I mentioned that my back was hurting from the run. She gave me some Deep Blue and Peppermint to put on my back, and the relief was instantaneous!
After recalling this incident, I immediately ordered up some Deep Blue for my back and began treating my pain with essential oils, with great success. Now, I was able to experience pain relief without worrying about destroying my kidneys and liver. Because of this, I am committed to helping others discover the amazing benefits of essential oils for themselves and their families. I hope you will join me on this journey!