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Dealing With Suppressed Immunity From Biologics

Author: Karen F.
Skill: Healer
Date: 10-09-2014
Views: 2,010
Word Count: 186
Questions Received: 3
Testimonial ID: 10248-OR

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I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis (a.k.a. PsA, arthritis psoriatica, arthropathic psoriasis or psoriatic arthropathy) in 2006. I have been on Humira and then Enbrel since that time.

One of the side effects of these biologic drugs, which are designed to suppress immunity, is a greater chance of upper respiratory infections. I get two or three bronchial infections a year, and in both 2012 and 2013 I had three illnesses, resulting in a lot of missed work.

I discovered Young Living essential oils in May 2013. Whenever I feel a tickle in my throat -- that feeling that I am getting a cold -- I use the following protocol:

1. I rub the bottoms of my feet with Thieves essential oil blend.

2. I put a few drops of Thieves in a capsule along with a drop or two of Lemon essential oil and take this with a big glass of water.

3. I diffuse Thieves and RC essential oil blends.

4. I rub RC (diluted with almond oil) on my chest.

Since starting this protocol, I have had no upper respiratory infections develop. These essential oils are the greatest!

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