ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Scientifically-designed fasting diet lowers risks for major diseases

More evidence for calorie restriction’s longevity effect

Supplementation with vitamin D associated with improved testosterone, erectile function among middle...

Vitamin D deficiency increases risk of chronic headache

Get the Most From Your Green Tea

VIDEO: The Best Brain Foods That Help Increase Your Memory!

Acupuncture boosts effectiveness of standard medical care for chronic pain, depression

Iron (And More) For Lasting, Natural Energy

Metabolic syndrome increases the need for vitamin E

Supplement combo improves bone density, mood, in postmenopausal women

 
Print Page
Email Article

Effects of Topical O24 Essential Oils on Patients with Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Randomized, Placebo Controlled Pilot Study

  [ 463 votes ]   [ 1 Comment ]
By Gordon D. Ko, et al. • www.ProHealth.com • March 14, 2007


[Note: O24R is a clinically-tested over-the-counter plant oil mixture including camphor that is applied topically (to the skin).]

Journal: Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain. 2007. Vol. 15, #1, pp. 11-19 [E-publication ahead of print]

Authors and affiliations: Ko GD, Hum A, Traitses G, Berbrayer D. Department of Rehabilitative Medicine, University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Markham, Ontario, Canada (Ko and Berbrayer); Canadian Centre Integrative Medicine, Burn Trauma Clinic, University of Toronto, St. John's Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada (Hum, Traitses). [E-mail: drgordko@rogers.com ]

DOI: 10.1300/J094v15n01_03

Objectives: To review the literature on topical pain management in Fibromyalgia [FMS] and to report on effective treatment with topical O24 essential oils.

Methods: Following a literature review of MEDLINE and EMBASE for published randomized controlled trials on topical therapies for FMS pain treatment, a double-blinded placebo controlled trial was carried out in outpatient clinics on 153 subjects meeting the American College of Rheumatology criteria for FMS using topical O24 essential oils for a treatment period of one month.

Main outcome measures were pain visual analog scale ratings, a diary, the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire, Jamar grip strength, pressure algometry measurements of tender point [TeP] pain threshold, and seven-point Lanier scale rating of treatment.

Results: In the 133 participants with complete data, improvements were noted in the visual analog scale night pain rating (P = 0.018), Jamar grip strength (P < 0.001), number of TePs (P < 0.001) and average TeP pain threshold (P < 0.001), and the Lanier scale (P = 0.001) with topical O24 over the placebo. [P < 0.001 means ‘probability’ that this result would occur by chance is less than 1 in 100]

Conclusion: This pilot randomized controlled trial suggests that FMS patients may be effectively managed for pain with topical O24. This would need to be confirmed with larger and longer randomized controlled trials. The topical O24 essential oils appear to have a clinically important effect in FMS.





Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Ultra ATP+, Double Strength

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments Post a Comment

Topical O24 oils
Posted by: r47mb
Mar 21, 2007
Fibro O24 is the only thing that I have tried that even remotely helped, but at $20.00 for 1 oz. is absolutely ridiculous! It only lasts a few days! Sorry, but it figures! I live on Welfare and am in my sixth year of my disability fight, ready to file for the final Civil court fight! Just can not afford it!
Reply Reply
 
NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

Featured Products

Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils

Natural Remedies

Looking for Energy? Turn to Plants. Looking for Energy? Turn to Plants.
Optimize Your Immune System Naturally: Thymic Protein A Optimize Your Immune System Naturally: Thymic Protein A
Bone Broth Benefits for Digestion, Arthritis and Cellulite Bone Broth Benefits for Digestion, Arthritis and Cellulite
SAD? Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder SAD? Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder
Strengthen Cell Function with Energy-Boosting Niagen Strengthen Cell Function with Energy-Boosting Niagen

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map