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I Tend To Get Shingles When I Am Stressed Out

Author: Victoria L.
Skill: Reiki Practitioner
Date: 03-26-2015
Views: 2,071
Word Count: 297
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10562-OR
Scientific Studies: 3

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I have been under mental and emotional stress due to a family crisis for the past month. I thought that I was coping well diffusing essential oils like Peace & Calming and using Lavender and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) to promote calmness.

However, a couple of days ago I noticed some tiny itchy bumps on my right upper chest. Last night they turned terribly itchy, swelled, and then became painful. All this happened without me even scratching them.

It was the dreaded shingles! I have had them several times in the past, so I know what they are.

I went to bed and awoke around 4 AM. The itching and discomfort was awful. My pajama top was hurting me on those spots even more.

I knew that Lavender essential oil has antihistamine and analgesic properties. So I dropped 4 or 5 drops straight from the bottle under my tongue. I held the oil there for about 2 minutes and then swallowed.

In this era of "everything must taste sweet"... well, Lavender is not sweet. However, it is NOT horrible. It simply tastes like Lavender.

Anyway, the itching and pain completely subsided within about 10 minutes. I then fell into a deep restorative sleep, which would otherwise have been impossible given the distraction of pain and itching.

The pain and itching woke me up again about 9 AM, so I took another 4-drop sublingual dose of Lavender. Just 10 minutes later the pain and itching again subsided.

I have tried using Lavender topically in the past (as I tend to get shingles when stressed), but it was not very successful. However, this new protocol definitely worked for me.

Shingles is a horrible scourge. I hope this testimonial helps others. Thanks again, God, for the healing.

Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: shingle, herpes, zoster, postherpetic, herpetic, neuralgia, vesicle, vesicles, antiviral, viral, virus.

Supporting Scientific Studies
1."Essential oils from anise, hyssop, thyme, ginger, camomile and sandalwood were screened for their inhibitory effect against herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) [genital herpes]. A clearly dose-dependent virucidal activity against HSV-2 could be demonstrated for all essential oils tested. Chamomile oil exhibited a high selectivity index and seems to be a promising candidate for topical therapeutic application as virucidal agents for treatment of herpes genitalis."Link
2."The patient was successfully treated with topical peppermint oil [for postherpetic neuralgia, a complication of shingles].... The authors believe this is the first evidence of peppermint oil (or menthol) having a strong analgesic effect on neuropathic pain."Link
3."The presence of beta-caryophyllene in many essential oils might contribute strongly to their antiviral ability. These results indicate that phenylpropanoids and sesquiterpenes present in essential oils contribute to their antiviral activity against HSV [herpes simplex virus]."Link

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