Lost Senses Of Hearing, Smell, And Taste
Author: Laura M.
Word Count: 198
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 10531-OR
Scientific Studies: 6
Warning: Not all essential oil brands are the same quality. If you expect to achieve results similar to those described in this testimonial, then ensure that the oil you are using is made from pesticide-free plants grown in optimal conditions. Also, the brand should be a 100% pure, high-quality essential oil that does not contain any synthetic additives. Do your own research or ask trusted friends to find a brand that is reputable.
A friend who had been suffering for six months with recurring pneumonia, sinus infections, and bronchitis had truly become devastated because of it all. Her senses of taste, smell, and hearing had been affected. So I asked her if she were finally sick of being sick.
Since she was open to trying something new, she began experimenting with Thieves essential oil blend. Then I brought Basil essential oil to her house to try, in hopes of resuming her sense of smell. However, days later it was still not back.
So I told her to get a Q-tip and apply some Purification essential oil blend on it. She then circled the Q-tip just inside the lip of the outer edge of the ear. Next she applied one drop of Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia) essential oil and one drop of Lavender essential oil around the outer edge of the ear.
She was barely understandable when she called me half crying and half laughing in excitement. She had been running around tasting, smelling, and hearing, as all three had quickly returned. After weeks of being so plugged up, these results had made her a believer in therapeutic-grade essential oils... once and for all!
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: ears, otolaryngologist, eardrum, eardrums, drum, drums, auditory, cochlear, deaf, deafness, earbud, earbuds, hearing, tympanic, tympanitis, eustachian, earwax, otitis, fluid, olfactory.
|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"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|
|2.||"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|
|3.||"The result for the primary end point was validated by the amelioration of the following secondary end points: headache on bending, frontal headache, sensitivity of pressure points of trigeminal nerve, impairment of general condition, nasal obstruction, and rhinological secretion.... In patients with acute nonpurulent rhinosinusitis, timely treatment with cineole [a.k.a. eucalyptol... found in eucalyptus, camphor laurel, laurus nobilis, tea tree, mugwort, basil, wormwood, rosemary, sage, and cannabis] is effective and safe before antibiotics are indicated."||Link|
|4.||"Essential oils or their components placed in the ear canal can provide effective treatment of acute otitis media."||Link|
|5.||"[We] evaluate[d] the efficacy of the Pycnogenol [French maritime pine bark extract] in improving cochlear flow and symptoms... for patients with Meniere's disease (MD), tinnitus, and cochlear hypoperfusion.... Symptoms of Meniere's disease [spontaneous vertigo, positional vertigo, hearing loss, tinnitus, pressure in the ear, unsteady gait], flow at cochlear level, and tinnitus improved in Pycnogenol subjects...."||Link|
|6.||"[We] investigate[d] antimicrobial treatment of an infected [Staphylococcus aureus] cochlear implant, undertaken in an attempt to salvage the infected device.... 5 percent tea tree oil completely eradicated the biofilm following exposure for 1 hour.... Treatment of infected cochlear implants with novel agents such as tea tree oil could significantly improve salvage outcome."||Link|
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