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Gave Up My BiPAP Machine & Took A Caribbean Cruise

Author: Eleta G.
Date: 10-30-2014
Views: 5,493
Word Count: 489
Questions Received: 6
Testimonial ID: 10282-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I have been struggling with bronchiectasis (aka. Bronchiectasia), complicated by MAC (mycobacterium avium complex) and asthma for about fourteen years.

I was started on steroids, rotating antibiotics, and breathing treatments by Dr. Dunlap at Kirkland Clinic, UAB. I was hospitalized multiple times each year, with each time worse than before. My condition continued to deteriorate with severe coughing, mucus, nausea, chills, and continuous supplemental oxygen. I had no quality of life.

My last bronchoscopy was on July 25, 2014. That would usually help me breathe for a few months, but I received absolutely no benefit this last time. The doctor told my husband that there was nothing more he knew to do and that the antibiotics would eventually stop working.

On August 25, 2014, I had a very severe coughing spasm with so much mucus that I could not clear my airway to breathe. Things got worse as I began to try to vomit due to so much mucus. I could not keep the O2 (oxygen) on or do breathing treatments due to the coughing and mucus. My husband and I thought that I would die.

I finally remembered the rescue inhaler that the doctor had given me for such episodes. It did help. Then the O2 began to give me a little relief too.

A friend called the next day to check on me, and I told her about my experience. She said she was bringing me some essential oils that she had started to use. I said, "Come on over; I have nothing to lose."

She came and brought her Young Living essential oils. She put a few drops in my hand, and I inhaled. I could immediately breathe better.

She gave me samples of Joy, Thieves, Peppermint, and Ravintsara. I put one drop of each in the water reservoir of my BiPAP (bilevel positive airway pressure machine) that night.

The next morning was as if someone had flipped a light switch. I could breathe deeply without coughing, had very little mucus, and had no nausea. I could not believe the difference.

I repeated that protocol for the next three weeks and then returned to my pulmonologist for my six-month checkup. He could hardly believe that I was the same patient that he had seen in July begging him for help.

I gave my pulmonologist a Young Living pamphlet and told him what I was doing. He said that he could not argue with success.

He stopped all further breathing treatments because my airflow was now good. He also told me that, if I continued for the next two to three weeks to do as well as I had been doing, I should stop all antibiotics.

For the first time in almost fourteen years, I am off all breathing treatments, steroids, and antibiotics. I have come from hardly being able to walk or leave my house to returning from a seven-day cruise to the Caribbean on the Carnival Dream -- thanks to God, prayers, and Young Living Essential Oils!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: breathing,respiratory-system — "In confirming the presence of peripheral airways dysfunction in nonsmokers with uncomplicated common colds, our data imply that the changes can be modified favorably by short-term aromatics inhalation."Link
2.Associated topics: breathing,respiratory-system,chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-(COPD) — "Cineole has mucolytic, bronchodilating and anti-inflammatory properties and reduces the exacerbation rate in patients suffering from COPD, as well as ameliorates symptoms in patients suffering from asthma and rhinosinusitis.... The effects of Cineole in the treatment of acute bronchitis were clearly measurable and could be proven after a treatment period of merely 4 days. This study corroborates the fact that Cineole actively and significantly reduces cough frequency after four days."Link
3.Associated topics: respiratory-system — "Foeniculum vulgare Mill, commonly called fennel, has been used in traditional medicine for a wide range of ailments related to digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and respiratory systems. Additionally, it is also used as a galactagogue agent for lactating mothers.... Foeniculum vulgare has emerged as a good source of traditional medicine and it provides a noteworthy basis in pharmaceutical biology for the development/formulation of new drugs and future clinical uses."Link
4.Associated topics: respiratory-system — "The antibacterial activity of 14 essential oils and their major constituents in the gaseous state was evaluated against [respiratory tract pathogens] Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes, and Staphylococcus aureus. [The] oils [with cinnamon bark, lemongrass, and thyme being most potent] and their major constituents were shown to be effective against various bacteria tested.... These results indicate that the antibacterial action of essential oils was most effective when at high vapor concentration for a short time."Link
5.Associated topics: immune-system — "DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."Link
6.Associated topics: immune-system — "Immunomodulatory activity of frankincense oil: Biologically, the oil exhibited a strong immunostimulant activity (90% lymphocyte transformation) when assessed by a lymphocyte proliferation assay."Link
7.Associated topics: breathing,respiratory-system — "Essential Oil Diffusion [lavender, marjoram, balsam fir, and peppermint] for the Treatment of Persistent Oxygen Dependence in a Three-Year-Old Child With Restrictive Lung Disease With Respiratory Syncytial Virus [RSV] Pneumonia: A 3-year-old female with central core disorder, a static myopathy affecting type one muscle fibers, with an 18-day history of oxygen requirement, acute desaturation episodes on high-flow oxygen, and persistent upper-lobe atelectasis... experienced a rapid reduction in oxygen requirement when treated with diffused plant essential oils after insufficient response to N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and dornase alfa."Link
8.Associated topics: immune-system — "Anti-inflammatory, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antimicrobial, antioxidant, carminative [flatulence] and immunomodulatory properties of caraway suggest that it might exert beneficial effects on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).... CHE and CEO [caraway essential oil] at all doses tested were effective in reducing colon tissue lesions and colitis indices and the efficacy was nearly the same when different doses of plant fractions were administered p.o. or i.p..... These data suggest that caraway fractions are both effective and possess anti-colitic activity irrespective of the dose and route of administration."Link

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