Ivory Scent oil patches were found to give quick relief for menstrual cramps and when applied to leg, for restless legs
My Daughter and I are doing a survey of women with Fibromylagia. If you have Fibromyalgia, could you be so kind as to click here: Survey
J Multidiscip Healthc. 2008 Sep 1;1:59-62.
Soap-scented oil skin patch in the treatment of fibromyalgia: A case series.
Ough YD. free full article here
Yon Doo Ough, Russell Albert, David D. Bhaskar, G. Thomas Jones, KeriLynn Loftus.
Soap-Scented Skin Patch for Menstrual Cramps: A Case Series
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. July 2008, 14(6): 618-618 free small print article here
- Ivory snow oil is a mix of citronellol, geraniol, camphor, eucalyptol, and thymol. I ordered a bottle off ebay from:
McGill’s Gift Shop-Perfume Body Oil here
I got their last bottle but I imagine they will get more…
the oil was mixed 1 part oil, 19 parts castor oil(from, pharmacy) to make 5%
- Initially, for restless legs, they found having a bar of ivory snow on leg made a difference so they taped shavings to area. Finally, author made up patches and is in process of patenting it..
- In cramp article, 11 cases were used – relief occurred in 20-60 minutes, bringing pain from 7-10/10 to 0-2/10.
- In FM/ restless leg article, 14 fibromylagia subjects with pain issues greater than 7/10 were used. On average relief took 1-2 hours and brought leg resless leg issues from 7-10/10 to 0-3/10. the found occipital application helped some migraines but it did not help forehead applied.
Comment – OK, there is going to be some placebo effect, but this is way too good for that. They think it had some muscle relaxant effects, but I think it more lilkely settled pain from subtle nerve entrapments in nerve that undergo poor repair as per article:
Med Hypotheses. 2007;69(1):64-6.Possible joint origin of restless leg syndrome (RLS) and migraine. Sabayan B abstract here
There was a family with both restless legs and migraine – the defect was isolated to chromosome 14 where there is a gene –
FGF-2 – it improves capacity of nerves to regenerate after injury – axonal neuropathy otherwise occurs – which is common in restless legs, and small nerve neuropathy is common in FM.
so I suspect the topical helps soothe axonal neuropathy.