This week I have the privilege of being on holiday with my 86 year old mother and my aunt (her younger sister). It is only when one has a moment to sit still and truly listen to others that one realizes the challenges that each person is met with every day.
I come from a long line of very strong, independent women and I am proud of each and every one of them. My mom has been telling me that her leg has been paining her, but I had not realized the severity until spending this long time with her.
There are a number of things that we have been doing to help alleviate the pain. The one oil that we have is Arnica (Arnica montana) mixed with lavender (Lavandula augustifolia) essential oil and Devil’s Claw (Harpagophytum) tincture. Rubbing this on and then using the hot pad to keep the area warm has eased the pain.
It has been good for her to have these moments of less pain and she has been able to walk for short distances and enjoy the beautiful nature that surrounds us in this beautiful corner of our awesome land.