Benefits Emu oil and improvement in skin conditions were documented by Dr George HOBDAY MD, from Brentwood, Western Australia; who conducted the first recorded Australian Emu Oil trials. His clinical experiences observed the following Australian Emu Oil benefits in these and other conditions:
POTENTIAL BENEFITS EMU OIL
· You and those you love can enjoy pain relief from sore muscles and joints
· Fibromyalgia, back pain, arthritis pain relief without drugs
· Moisturize your skin, fade age spots with emu oil creams, lotions
· Apply to help burns heal quickly and to reduce scarring
· Treat rashes, psoriasis, eczema, insect bites, fire ant stings, diaper rash
· Your hair can be silky and shiny and reduce hair thinnning and encourage regrowth
· Emu Oil can help lower your cholesterol
· A drop of pure Emu Oil on your toothpaste when brushing teeth can help bleeding gums
ECZEMA Eczema or atopic dermatitis can occur in infants, children or adults. In many cases there is a family history of allergies, asthma, psoriasis etc. Eczema lesions appear in several different forms: weeping sores, dry scaly patches or chronic thickened areas. Eczema sufferers often complain that moisturisers available on the market irritate the skin. Recent reports indicate benefits of emu oil include significant reductions of irritation and inflammation of the skin. Emu oil makes an excellent follow-up to steroid treatment and has been developed into an Eczema Cream.
PSORIASIS Emu Oil for Psoriasis makes use of Emu Oil's natural properties of anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and analgesia which help to reduce the scaly appearance and itching of Psoriasis. Benefits Emu Oil application also include the natural regeneration of skin cells in a normal growth patern.
ACNE Acne is an inflammatory skin condition characterised by superficial skin eruptions caused by plugging of the pores. Acne can occur on any part of the body, although the face and shoulders are the most common locations. Using the mild soap free body wash with warm water (not hot - it can further irritate the skin) will remove all the dirt and make-up but will also prevent pore blocking because it is non-comedogenic. Emu Oil acts as an anti-inflammatory, reducing the irritation and itchiness commonly caused by acne and eczema and psoriasis lesions. Benefits Emu oil use - the anti-bacterial agent naturally found in Emu Oil, when combined with proper skin care, will help decrease the chances of infection, promotion of healing and prevention of scarring.
FIBROMYALGIA Fibromyalgia is a musculoskeletal pain and fatigue disorder for which the cause is still unknown. The fibrous tissue in the body (muscles, ligaments and tendons) ache with pain. Many who suffer with fibromyalgia say they feel like their muscles have been overworked. Along with this overworked feeling, some muscles may twitch, throb or have shooting and stabbing pains. A burning sensation may also be experienced. Other symptoms associated with fibromyalgia are fatigue, sleeplessness and irritable bowel syndrome. Benefits emu oil use - sufferers are reporting noticeable reduction of discomfort from the use of Emu Oil as an all-over massage product. Emu Oil with essential oils, in addition to being anti-inflammatory, has the ability to penetrate other beneficial components deep within the skin, helping them to go to work faster to relieve pain. There are also ingestible capsules available to help with inflammation from the inside.
KELOIDS & STRETCH MARKS Massaging Emu Oil twice daily appears to significantly reduce keloid scarring and helps prevent the formation of keloid tissue. Benefits Emu Oil - reduces scaring including stretch marks and improves elasticity of skin.
BURNS The use of Emu Oil on early blistering of burns appears to promote faster healing with less scars and pain. The use of Endurance Massage Oil can be very soothing whilst healing.
SUNBURN "Many travellers don't realize that taking along Emu Oil makes summer vacation more comfortable and therefore more enjoyable," said Neil Williams, president of the American Emu Association. "By applying a small amount, you can take the sting out of a sunburn and avoid the peeling phase. You can reduce the pain of most insect bites and soothe chafing after a day's sight-seeing. And, you can prevent dry skin and chapped lips in any climate." You could always pop a Lip Balm in your pocket to protect those sensitive lips.
DONOR SITES IN SKIN GRAFTING The donor site, after skin grafting, appears to benefit from the application of Emu Oil again reducing pain and scarring.
JOINTS Pain, swelling and stiffness of joints close to the skin surface such as hands, feet and elbows have benefited from Emu oil when massaged two to three times a day. A home made compress (e.g. a piece of cloth or a few tissues soaked in the oil and wrapped around the joint over night) has been reported to be very effective in helping to reduce inflammation and pain.
GROWING PAINS Children with growing pains? Massage Emu oil into the affected area before they go to bed. Benefits Emu oil - a good night's rest for all the family as pains are negated.
BRUISING AND MUSCLE PAIN Emu Oil appears to provide significant relief and improvement to recent bruising and muscle pain where injury is relatively superficial. Use the massage and compress combination. Sports related muscle pains can benefit with a post-exercise massage. Benefits Emu Oil - reduction in pain.
RECENT WOUNDS Emu Oil applied to epithelialised wounds appears to reduce scar tissue formation. The anti-inflammatory action seems to soothe wounds after surgery. In its pure state it has been tested not to grow organisms, thus it is safe to use on any open area. Benefits Emu oil - can significantly speed up the healing process and reduce scarring.
ALOPECIA Since hair can definitely grow back, even after years of extensive hair loss, those who suffer from alopecia areata may want to try Emu Oil on the sleeping hair follicles. It contains a multitude of EFAs which help to "feed" the skin. Consumers who suffer from natural forms of baldness have reported hair regrowth. The good news in these reports is that Emu Oil helps stimulate and awaken the sleeping hair follicle. Since Alopecia Areata only suppresses the hair follicle (vs. killing the hair follicle), Benefits Emu Oil - may have the advantage of assisting with hair regrowth and thickening of hair. In addition to oil application sufferers should also use one or more hair products.
CARPAL TUNNEL Several sufferers have reported improvement in the relief from carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms and the burning and tingling numbness in the fingers, with the applications of Emu Oil to the wrist area.
ANIMAL USE Emu Oil is also effective in the treatment of animals. Skin conditions on animals may be treated in the same manner as humans. Use for muscle soreness in racing or show dogs, cats and horses.