Developed Debilitating Bronchial Asthma As A Teen
Author: Lea R.
Word Count: 639
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 10560-OR
Scientific Studies: 4
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I have recently been opened up to the world of therapeutic-grade essential oils. I am amazed at how powerful they are and have been impressed with how well they have worked for me!
Yes, essential oils are definitely a bit of a science when it comes to the various blends, how often to use them, etc. However, with some time, patience, and research, I am getting there!
Basically for me, I have had pretty debilitating asthma. And no, I was not born with it. It developed in my later teen years, and I have been struggling with it ever since.
I do not like having to try conventional medicine, but in the past I have had no choice (e.g., rescue inhalers, nebulizer treatments, Advair, Singulair, Breo... you name it). Unfortunately, the steroid prednisone is the only thing that ever worked wonders. It is awful to take, but a few times a year I will have to bow down and take a course for about a week.
I am pretty tired of what I have been trying. None of these have been good for me, and ultimately they do not work that well (other than the steroid). No way are these the answer!
Hence, I am venturing into the world of essential oils and some other natural/alternative treatments in hopes of finding true relief. And hopefully one day I can put the conventional medicines away for good.
So this is what I have been doing so far. Keep in mind that my chest gets incredibly congested, I am constantly coughing up mucus (which makes me cough), and I also get wheezy and very short of breath (which in turn kills my energy level).
The RC essential oil blend is definitely a bit of a miracle oil for anyone suffering from asthma or any kind of breathing difficulty. I mix 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil and then 3 drops of RC
I swirl this around with my finger and then apply on my chest, throat, neck, back of the neck, and wrists. I also apply this to the Vita Flex points on my feet.
Immediately I feel more of an ease in my breathing. I only wish they made this in a 15 ml bottle, as it is easy to go through!
Additionally I have been taking 3 drops of Spearmint or Eucalyptus Blue in 1/2 teaspoon of honey. Yes, it tingles a little, but drinking some water and applying some coconut oil on my lips takes care of that.
I alternate ingesting the two essential oils: in the morning I take the Spearmint, by noon I take the Eucalyptus Blue, by 5 PM I take the Spearmint again, and then at bedtime I take the Eucalyptus Blue once more.
I use this protocol as needed. I was coughing my brains out one night and was desperate for some relief. I gave this regimen a shot, and I literally did not cough for the rest of the evening! This truly works wonders.
Beyond this, Lavender essential oil has worked well for me. I have tried taking it in a few different ways. I can tell that it helps, but I have not nailed the perfect way to utilize it thus far. So for now, 3 drops of Lavender, 3 drops of Spearmint, and 3 drops of Lemongrass in a capsule 2 to 3 times a day is what I have been doing.
Lastly, Sacred Frankincense is another essential oil that seems to be a bit of a jack of all trades. I use 5 drops in 1/2 teaspoon of honey once a day because it is healing and good for asthma as a whole. I have also applied a few drops to my chest/throat, which has worked well too.
So that is it. I am sure that I will continue experimenting and exploring, trying to figure out what works best for me.
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|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"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|
|2.||"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|
|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.||"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|
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