Nageen Sharma
Craniosacral therapy
Federal Hostels , Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan, 38000
Years of experience 3

Total years in practice: 3

Published Date
September 30, 2014
Abstract Authors
Ming-Chiu Ou, Yu-Fei Lee, Chih-Ching Li, Shyi-Kuen Wu
Abstract Source
J Altern Complement Med. 2014 Oct ;20(10):771-9. Epub 2014 Sep 5. PMID: 25192562
Abstract Affiliation
Ming-Chiu Ou
Study Type
Research
Therapeutic Substances
Black pepper, Lavender, Marjoram, Peppermint
Conditions
Neck Pain
Reference
Abstract Content
OBJECTIVES:
To assess the efficacy of aromatic essential oils on neck pain.
DESIGN:
Sixty participants with a history of neck pain and Neck Disability Index (NDI) score>10% were selected and randomly divided into control and experimental groups.
SETTING:
Motion analysis laboratory at Hungkuang University.
INTERVENTION:
For the experimental group, the intervention included 3% concentration cream composed of four essential oils: marjoram, black pepper, lavender, and peppermint. For the control group, only an unscented cream was provided. For 4 weeks, all patients applied 2?g cream directly to the affected area daily after showering or bathing. OUTCOME MEASURES: Assessment was performed by using a visual analogue scale (VAS), NDI, pressure pain threshold (PPT) evaluated with a pressure meter, and neck-joint range evaluated with Motion Analysis System (MAS).
Results:
A t-test statistical analysis by SPSS statistical software indicated that VAS scores improved significantly for both groups (p
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