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Knee Problems and Healing Testimonials

Knee problems are usually associated with intestinal problems. This can occur at any age and has nothing to do with activity. Take her to a Kinesiologist.


For knee pain I use Oregano and Peppermint. Mix approximately 3 drops of Oregano and 2 drops of Peppermint in 1/2 teaspoon of V6 or virgin olive oil, rub front, sides and back of knees. Another mixture is PanAway with Peppermint or Lemongrass. If you do not have the oils above, I sometimes just use Wintergreen. Hope this helps you.

Regards, Nicole

Two years ago I was scheduled to have orthoscopic surgery for torn cartilage in my knee. Two weeks before the surgery a friend suggested I take MSM, which I did. I think I took about 8 - 10 capsules a day. The day before the surgery, I cancelled it because I felt much improvement and wanted to see how much the MSM could do without the surgery. Now, two years later I have absolutely no pain in my knee except when I do a few yoga poses. So you might want to consider MSM (I also took Glucosamine Chondroiton with the MSM), which will also greatly help after the surgery as well. I am relatively new to YLEO so I'm not as familiar with which oils or supplements would be most appropriate for your son.


A Navajo girl who runs laps every evening as exercise for a diabetic condition was complaining of her knees hurting. I gave her the Oils Desk Reference book and she chose Spruce. She has mixed the Spruce with Sesame Oil and rubs it on her knees before and after running and says there is no pain. She is quite a gal, thinking this is helping her knees she began rubbing the Spruce on her pancreas area and her sugar levels have dropped. Isn't experimenting wonderful, we never know what will be best until we try different oils. Last winter Lisa, who visits a friend in a nursing home, used Thyme on the friends arthritis joints and the pain was gone for hours. As a result she sold 16 bottles to other family members for their aching loved ones.


Have you tried the Wintergreen, Lemongrass and Peppermint layering on your knee? My dad has used it and swears it helps.

Jessica W.

Dr. Mercola indicated the knee surgery was one of the top three rip-offs. Check www.mercola.com for further details - "3 million dollar hoaxes". In a number of holistic protocols, the left knee is related to the kidney, kidney function and the kidney meridians. The kidney meridian is also related to sensuality, fear, will-power, coping and many other thought patterns. These might assist in your selection of emotional oils as appropriate. I would consider a couple of lymphatic sessions and they may tell you to try to keep the knee above the heart level to assist draining. Also I have used Juniper, Marjoram, Basil, Cypress, Peppermint, Lavender and whatever else jumps out from your supply of oils and look at what you are concerned about behind the knee pain.


I agree with what Penny has already said about diet and cleansing! Secondly, I would add that for me personally, applying Marjoram Oil neat on the knee, followed by Regenolone (please see the EODR for details) has made a huge difference. Also supplements such as MegaZyme, which aid complete digestion, help also. There are days when I do not even think about my knees and the grinding I used to feel.

Mary W.

When my daughter, Jessica, damaged her knee in gymnastics and made it worse in weight training, it looked like surgery may be an option. Instead, she decided to rub the Raindrop Oils on, one at a time every day. Her knee healed and she's back doing heavier-than-ever weights and gymnastics with absolutely no discomfort.

Blessings, Vicki

Lemongrass is excellent for ligaments and tissue regeneration in the knee. That would certainly be my choice.

Here is what I did for the pain I was having in my knee (apparently it was ligaments), also for the Tendonitis in my hand from a car accident 15 years ago. Purification! 1 drop! That is ALL it took. Within a matter of hours, the pain in both was completely gone. It's been about 1 week since and the results remain. These oils are AWESOME!

Bright Blessings, Keri

Problem with knees can usually be traced to the small intestines. The lower back pain can usually be traced to dehydration. Increasing H2O will help both in addition to RDT (Rain Drop Therapy) and the SulfurZyme. At 82 it is not too late to look at the emotions in both of these areas.


A couple of weeks ago I was playing soccer with my grandson when I over extended by knee and twisted my leg. I immediately ran in the house and applied several oils, which did help some. I couldn't tell if it was ligament, nerve, or muscle damage, or maybe all three. I used things like Basil, PanAway, Relieve It, Marjoram, Peppermint, Cypress, Neurogen and Regenolone and maybe several others. The ache continued on for about 12 days and then I decided to muscle test to see which oil might help the most instead of just guessing. The first night I tested for 7 drops of Marjoram. It felt a little better the next day, but not much. The next night I tested for 6 drops of Marjoram. The next day I was completely pain free and have had nothing since. Wish I had done that sooner.

Mary Ann

There's a wonderful story by David Stewart about how after using the following combination for three months David could walk, run, jump etc. Cypress (for oxygenation), Wintergreen (for building cartilage) and PanAway (for the pain and, I think, overall healing). The story is also on his video on Healing Oils of the Bible. I'm at the moment using the same combination for painful knees and experiencing a huge relief. Thank you God, Gary and David (in that order!)


You asked what to do to rebuild cartilage in one's knee. I can give you a personal testimony that may help. Some 35 years ago I severely twisted my knee in an accident. It hurt for ten years. I didn't think it would ever heal, but it did. Then I passed the age of 60. About four years ago the knee started developing osteo arthritis. It gradually got worse and worse. It hurt with every step and ached at night. I was using hot packs and cold packs and pillows under the leg and whatever just to get some sleep during the night. I developed a limp. I could walk with pain, but I could not run or jump at all without the knee swelling up and getting really painful. A physician told me that only a knee replacement could correct the problem. I said, no thanks. There has to be a better way. Although I had been using oils for about a year and a half, for some reason it had not occurred to me that they might be the answer. Some of us, like myself, are slow to realize the power we have in these oils and suffer for some time before we realize we have the cure in our hands.

In January of 2001 the light went on in my brain and I decided to try the oils. I took Cypress, Wintergreen and PanAway, two or three drops of each and mixed them in the palm of my hand. I anointed my knee and did VitaFlex all over my knee joint for a minute or two. I did this morning and evening. In two months my knee was healed. That was over a year ago. I can now run and jump and walk and bend my knee without pain. It is healed. I have not needed to use any oils since except once in a while when I overdo myself and put a strain on the knee. Then I do one or two applications of the Cypress and Wintergreen and that's it. That has happened only three or four times in the last year.

Other than that, no further therapy has been necessary. In February of this year I was in Taiwan for a month where we walked 3-5 miles every day, climbing mountains, jumping off of rocks and walking the streets and markets of the cities. I was able to run and hike and keep up with everyone, virtually all of them were considerably younger than I am. At one point, we almost missed our train and had to run for four blocks carrying luggage to just barely get there. But my knee never got sore or hurt in doing that. Two years ago I could not possibly have done that. Whatever cartilage deterioration had taken place during the 1-2 years the knee was hurting and causing me such difficulty seems to have been repaired. Apparently the oils corrected what misinformation had been coded into the DNA of the cells of my knee tissues so that the cells now regenerated as normal and healthy. The healing is permanent.

David Stewart, Ph.D.
Executive Director Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education

Word of caution - because David is a doctor he can say cure and healing, but we can't because we are not doctors so please watch how you phrase your wording.

Nancy S.

Knee Cartilage Injury Single Oils: Peppermint, White Fir, Douglas Fir and Wintergreen/Birch. Lavender with Lemongrass, Marjoram or Ginger. Recipe 1 - 9 drops Lemongrass, 10 drops Marjoram and 12 drops Ginger. Mix in 2 ounces V-6 Mixing Oil or Massage Oil Base. Massage 3 times daily. For swelling, elevate and apply ice packs. Ligaments - Lemongrass, Lavender, Ortho Ease, Essential Manna and Sulfurzyme. (On knee surgery) The bottom line is - when you go to a surgeon, nine times out of ten they will recommend surgery. It is the nature of the beast. But once you slice into the body it creates damage that takes even more work on your part to repair. The slicing, in my humble opinion, is more "irreparable", especially if you are very active. If it were me, I would be oiling, doing energy work and seeking out alternative practitioners who help rehab injuries like yours without surgery. Remember, the human body (in the words of my late pater, the pathologist) "is a wonderful self-healing mechanism - give it what it needs and it will heal itself." You might be icing too much, most folks do overdo that. Athletes and dancers use the RICE protocol for the first 24-48 hours after injury: rest, ice, compress and elevate. The compressing (usually with an Ace bandage) is to prevent swelling. After that, it is rest, elevate and use heat for pain. This is from an old physical therapy handbook I have. Ice - decreases the messages sent through the nerves, thereby creating mild pain reduction. It produces blood vessel constriction in localized tissues to decrease swelling and relax skeletal muscles. Heat - increases tissue temperature, thereby producing pain relief, sedation and an increase in local metabolism. Heat therapy facilitates the healing process by producing blood vessel dilation, thereby enhancing local blood flow and decreasing swelling. In addition, localized heat may enhance subsequent soft tissue massage and exercise therapy and thus should precede these supplemental therapies. Soft tissue massage - Increase blood and lymph flow through the massaged tissues. This will increase the delivery of nutrients to the area and hasten the removal of waste products and edema fluid. Specific soft tissue mobilization myofacial release techniques may be used to decrease soft tissue contracture of affected musculature if present. Massage can also stretch tendons and decrease the potential for fibrosis. Once you take the swelling down with initial icing, I would use hot wet packs (hot towels are fine) over an oiled knee. This will help to drive the oils in - like RDT. Hindsight being 20/20, I would not have let them cut my knees if I was informed way back when. I say seek out more opinions and from those who have methods other than surgery as their chosen path before you choose to cut.


Knee pain is usually an indicator of a gall bladder weakness. On the light side, it also indicates small intestine problem. I do a Korean cleanse once every 120 days that removes stones from the liver (yes, the liver creates stones), the gall bladder and the kidneys.

Bill F.

Summing it up - Sulfurzyme and Ortho Ease. Both work amazingly and it is an affordable routine. If you do your research, you will come up with other viable "routines" - diet changes, etc., but for myself the Sulfurzyme and Ortho Ease are essential.


My teacher of 21 years, Hannah Kroeger, used to give people a tea to cleanse the kidneys whenever they had knee troubles with great results. She usually had them drink KB11 by Naturade. They have tablets, as well, but the warm tea was much more beneficial. When I think of nurturing the kidneys, I think of warm teas. Her students referred to this tea as "Knee Tea". By any chance are you drinking ice water? If so, would you mind trying your water at room temperature for a while? And you might want to add a few drops of K and B Tincture from time to time, as well. Are you aware that you can actually drink too much water and lose minerals? Very few people have this problem, because most of us don't get enough water. According to Your Body's Many Cries for Water, your body needs about half your weight in ounces of water every day (or a little more than that). (If you weigh 150 pounds you need 75 ounces of water every day.) So a little more or less is fine - too much more can be detrimental, just like too much less. So like Bill said, measure what you're drinking and make sure that you're actually getting enough. Which oils? Use the ones that you have. If you're going to buy oils, buy a Raindrop Kit and use the oils not only on your back, but also on your knees. You just sprinkle a few drops of each of the oils, one at a time and rub them gently around on the knees. For your back, there's a video in the kit, which someone can watch and see how to apply them to you. Or you can put them on the back of your hands and rub them up your back, as far as you can reach. If your knees are hurting, it's probably your lower back that hurts the most, right? That's your kidneys "talking to you". You can also apply the Raindrop oils one at a time to the bottom of your feet if that's all you can reach. They will go up throughout your body and give you wonderful support. And if you'd like to drop a few pounds, healthfully and because your body is already showing signs of inflammation (discomfort) you may want to read the book Stop Inflammation Now by Richard Fleming. His ideas work beautifully to relieve the body of inflammation. Once I started doing what he says, all the pain in my body left within a few days. It's been marvelous. (I'd fallen off my horse a few years ago and had a problem off and on.) And as always, use the oils that you have no matter what their "name" is - many of the oils contain molecules which may help you and even using the simple Essential 7 oils or the emotional oils found in the Feeling Kit have been helpful to my friends who have discomfort in their bodies. And once you're feeling a little better I hope that you'll start walking and moving your body around a little more. I know it's tough when you hurt, but think forward to the future. If you quit moving now, you will not become MORE flexible in the future. Please help yourself now. I hope you feel better soon.

Vicki O.

My upline has used a combination of Cypress, Lemongrass and Wintergreen to rebuild the meniscus in her knee. She was to have knee surgery but told the doctors she would take care of it herself. Today her knee is just fine.


I have a friend who had knee surgery/replacement twice on one knee and the pain of it all NEVER went away. I handed her a jar of Animal Scents Ointment just as an intuitive hit and over a short period of time her pain disappeared and her scar is getting less and less. By the time I got back to her later, I was out of the country for 6 weeks, she had sold 5 jars to her best friends! I, too, am using the Animal Scents for just about EVERYTHING - itchy, hurtful, brown spots, bigger brown spots with nefarious names that doctors like to burn off and all is going away. Magically awesome! I think the secret is the Idaho Balsam Fir.

Joline S.

My upline has avoided knee surgery with the mixture of Wintergreen, Cypress and Lemongrass. She used equal parts of each and then only 2 to 3 drops twice a day. The doctors wanted to operate and she told them she would take care of it herself, they laughed. Six months later she no longer needed her cane and is walking just fine today. She told me the other day she was even able to run a short distance. Hope this helps,


Over a year ago I had a lot of pain in my knee that had slowly become worse over a period of 4 months or so. X-rays showed that some of the cartilage in my knee had been rubbed away. I began taking BLM a couple of times a day and within a couple of weeks the pain in my knee was gone. I haven't had the knee x-rayed since, but I assume the cartilage built back up in my knee. I don't know if this will help your co-workers dad, but may worth a try.

Franz S.

If this was happening to someone in my family, I would have them apply Regenolone over the knee, and then one by one, the Raindrop oils and I would have them do this as often as they could - every day, every other day, once a week, etc. If these oils didn't seem to relieve the discomfort the way I wanted, I might also add Frankincense, Helichrysum, PanAway, Lavender, Lemon, and Chamomile, one by one, to see if they would help. If they noticed a difference, they would add those specific oils into the middle of the Raindrop sequence whenever they did it. I would also have them take BLM. I hope that they will let you help them!

Vicki O.

I used these oils after reading about them in JOY group. I apply Lemongrass, Wintergreen and Cypress each morning and night and have had marvelous results. I don't have to wear a brace support on my knee and even walked a mile a few weeks ago.

Helene Ludwig

Try the mixture of equal parts Cypress, Lemongrass and Wintergreen and apply to knee whenever it hurts as well as PanAway if needed. Transformation blend was awesome for backache and knee issues.

Sue Olmos

The oils help with the pain that is for sure. The product BLM is for cartilage repairs. It works, I'm now working with the experience. It takes about 1 month before you feel the major changes. It also helps if you take VitaGreen to help balance your pH and help your body absorb more completely. There is also a formula in the PDR that my also help with the pain. It has been 6 weeks for me and I now can go down stairs and have a lot less pain and swelling. It is also important to elevate the leg when sitting. Hope this helps,


I had knee pain when the weather started getting colder too. I used Ortho Sport with Lemongrass and Peppermint on top. It worked wonderful. Hope this helps. Have a good day!


Normally in body typing/reading when there is a knee issue, we find it is an intestinal issue. If it were me I would double up on my Royaldophilas at least to one a day for a week and then one every three days. Of course, that would be if it were me.

Bill, Certified Health Consultant

I would be using NeuroGen and Ortho Ease in that order for this. NeuroGen helped with nerve damage in my husband's legs following knee replacement surgery.


(Twisted knee) I'd use Lemongrass, Marjoram, Wintergreen, Helichrysum, Aroma Life, Balsam Fir, Clove and all of the RDT oils in order. I'd layer all of them with five minutes between oils, then seal it all in with Rose Ointment and I'd wrap it all in a hot wet towel. RDT on the knee. Just what I'd do.

Jessica W.

I would suggest using Wintergreen and Cypress, blend them in a 50/50 ratio and apply 3-4 drops of this mixture to your knee 2-3 times a day and you'll see a HUGE improvement in the mobility of the joint. I hurt my neck several years ago and it is really messed up. I used to get horrible headaches from it until I started using this mixture every night prior to going to bed. Now anytime my neck acts up, I rub extra on it and I am good to go.

Leigh C.

The knee is one place I have found the Lemongrass works very well for the ligaments and tendons that may be damaged there. Also Birch and/or Wintergreen for the bones. Hope this helps you.


I have also had three knee surgeries over 20 years ago and I use PanAway, Wintergreen and Lemongrass on it when it starts aching which is not often anymore. Good luck, I hope this can help.

Sheila H.

My daughter was in a car accident in 1997 where she was almost killed. She had injuries to her heart, even though she was wearing a seat belt and had many broken bones and injuries to her knee. Ever since that her kneecap is always trying to dislocate. The pain is severe, but the doctors who want to do a knee replacement said that because of her heart, they really can't do that. She couldn't take the anesthetic. A couple of weeks ago, we were going to take her and her husband out to a restaurant and she came out of her front door with a cane and could hardly hold back the tears from the pain she was going through. She walked slowly and eventually got in the car and her husband drove to the restaurant. All during dinner her face was in pain and the tears kept coming. She could hardly get up to leave the restaurant. She only took a couple of steps at a time. I asked her if she wanted to go to the emergency room at the hospital, but she said no she just wanted to go to bed. The next day her husband brought her to my house and I said I would try to help her. First, because she was so distraught because her kneecap kept trying to dislocate and it was half way out of place already and she was in tears because of the pain, I put Peace and Calming on her temples, back of the head near the neck and across the forehead, to start relaxing her. I also used Lavender, Trauma Life, Hope, Joy, Valor and a couple of other things. I propped her leg on a small table in front of the couch very carefully, as she was in so much pain. Pretty soon the Peace and Calming and the other oils started working. I put PanAway on her leg along with Trauma Life and some other oils. I also noticed the spider bite on her leg near the ankle. I put PanAway, Trauma Life and some other oils on her leg. The spider bite had two fang marks so maybe it wasn't a spider, I don't know. She had been bitten two weeks before but never told me. I looked in the EODR and it mentioned Purification and Oregano. I applied that over the bite marks. Her skin was black and blue and very hard and swollen. I left her to relax on the couch and went downstairs to my computer. After a while I heard my dogs barking. She started calling me so I went upstairs. She said, "Mom, my knee popped back into place and it made a noise and the dogs heard it and started barking. I was shocked. Her kneecap was not out of place anymore. Apparently the oils relaxed the tendons or something, allowing the kneecap to slide back into place. It saved her from the knee replacement surgery. The next day she called me about the spider bite. The black and blue color was gone, the leg was not hard and swollen and the color was now pink, not black and blue. That was from the Purification and Oregano. She also had a small raised flesh colored mark on her left cheek. I put some Purification and Oregano on it. The next day it was completely normal. She had consulted a doctor about that, too and he wanted to surgically remove it.

Diane S.

I'd use Peppermint to get the anti-inflammatory action working. Next PanAway for the pain, Aroma Siez to help relax the muscles, Wintergreen or Idaho Balsam Fir for the natural Cortisone like action, Cypress for the circulation that is needed, Lemongrass to support the ligaments then Peppermint again. That was on this list for knees and I have used the same list for shoulder, knees and back with good success. It wouldn't hurt to try some of the oils before bed to see if it is better in the morning. If this is successful, repeat throughout the day until it is better.


I would like to bring you up to date on my husband's knee problem. We are using the pain formula that Gary told us about that he uses on patients in Ecuador - 20 Valerian, 10 Helichrysum, 3 Clove and 3 Peppermint in 1/2 ounce of water. That has really helped with his pain. Now that it is spring and that time of year to do irrigating, Blaine is on his knee from daylight to dark. So by the time he is off of it, it is really hurting. The knee is a whole lot better to where he can bend it, but it still hurts pretty good at times. Gary said that it could take 6 months or longer to rejuvenate the knee. Another thing that we are doing as Keith learned from Gary is to use AlkaLime to neutralize the acid in the blood. Having acid in the blood it causes the pain to be more severe and you can't sleep at night. This has really helped Blaine to sleep better too. At night when we use the pain blend I have had to stop using Peppermint as that was keeping Blaine awake at night. So I have added 20 Vetiver to it and leave the Peppermint out. That works great. Plus he is taking 1 tablespoon of MegaCal, 1 tablespoon Sulfurzyme and 1 tablespoon of BLM. And then around noon 10 drops of Wintergreen in 1/2 ounce water. The oils we use on his knee are Palo Santo, Wintergreen, Lemongrass (at times as it is to hot for the knee), M-Grain (because the oils in this blend are all anti-inflammatory) and NeuroGen for the penetration of all the oils. It feels like Ben Gay with the heating action, so it is very soothing. At times we switch the oils and use Valerian, and Vetiver, with PanAway for fast pain relief with Peppermint. As you recall Blaine could not bend his knee, it was swollen three times the size and very hot to touch. He could not drive, let alone sit in the seat. He had to sit in the back and have his leg propped up on the seat. He could not put his sock on or put his leg in the pant leg. Now he is irrigating and doing everything he did before. He sometimes overdoes it and of course the knee hurts, as it is still healing and he does over do it. He has came a long ways and he still has a long way to go but you sure can see the difference. Injuries like this can take a long time to rejuvenate so be persistent. Nancy Sanderson I made up two different versions of a mixture of Cypress, Lemongrass and Wintergreen in equal parts for use on my knee to rebuild cartilage using one milliliter of each of these three oils added to one ounce of carrier oil (V-6 or extra virgin olive oil). I've used this morning and evening for the last four months and have seen damaged knees begin to heal, while the pain diminishes or disappears. I also take BLM, of course, when I can afford it and that has helped dramatically with pain relief and increased function. Without the BLM, things take a little longer.


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