Car Accident Caused Years Of Chronic Health Issues
Author: Susan P.
Word Count: 474
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 10615-OR
Scientific Studies: 14
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In 1995 I was involved in a five-car pileup. I was hit from behind and thrown into three other cars, which totaled my company minivan.
I was told that I had a C1/C2 fracture and would never walk again. I spent three and a half years in intense physical therapy and was basically bed bound for five years.
I spun into severe depression due to living in chronic pain and losing my ability to function. My pain management team got me addicted to 320 mg of Oxycontin, along with thirteen other medications. I was in a drug-induced haze for twenty years.
My body was slowly and surely shutting down. I developed fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, arthritis, chronic fatigue, neuropathy, spastic colon, colitis, ulcers, migraines... basically just total body dysfunction.
Little did I know that, as an ex-pharmaceutical rep, my own industry was killing me. Our bodies cannot recognize synthetic chemicals, so instead they wall it off into fat storage. I went from a size 8 to a size 24... basically 267 pounds of dysfunction.
I started researching why I was so sick. I began to totally change my diet to strictly organic, and I detoxed and replaced medications with essential oils. It took me a while to slowly titrate down my medications, but today I am two years medication free.
I have lost 110 pounds, and I went from a size 24 to a size 6. I also run or walk 2.5 miles daily. If you rid your body of chemicals and feed it true nutrients, incorporating organic food, spices, essential oils, and supplements, the body can restore itself.
In my recovery, pain was the biggest issue. Ingesting 20 drops of Copaiba essential oil daily gave me control over the inflammatory component of the fibromyalgia. A combination of PanAway, Lavender, and Peppermint essential oils topically applied or even administered in hot epsom salt baths was a saving grace from God.
I supplemented with NingXia Red, NingXia Nitro, MindWise, and Progessence Plus Serum to address recovery issues in my mind and body. NingXia Red was a complete game changer for me. Who knew that most of my issues were from being nutritionally deficient?
The best thing that I have ever done was to go all natural in all aspects of my life. I took control of my own healthcare. There is so much freedom in taking control of your health. Never again will I rely on conventional means. Nothing synthetic will ever go into my body again.
These essential oil products have given me my life back through the saving grace of my Heavenly Father. I am just a little passionate about having my quality of life back. Once you lose your health, you will never take it for granted again. Health is an investment and one to which I make daily deposits.
God is good all the time, and all the time God is good!
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: fibro, foggy, fibromyalgia, fibromyalgic, pain, fatigue, fatigued, autoimmune, autoimmunity, antidepressant, antidepressants, depressed, depression, arthritis, arthritic.
|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"After inhalation of clary sage oil, cortisol levels were significantly decreased.... Thyroid stimulating hormone was also reduced.... Clary sage oil has antidepressant-like effect...."||Link|
|2.||"These results suggest that the volatile oil of ginger influences both cell-mediated immune response and nonspecific proliferation of T lymphocyte, and may exert beneficial effects in a number of clinical conditions, such as chronic inflammation and autoimmune diseases."||Link|
|3.||"Pycnogenol [French maritime pine bark extract] could be useful for second-line therapy to reduce the inflammatory feature of SLE [systemic lupus erythematosus]."||Link|
|4.||"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|
|5.||Immunomodulatory activity of frankincense oil: "Biologically, the oil exhibited a strong immunostimulant activity (90% lymphocyte transformation) when assessed by a lymphocyte proliferation assay."||Link|
|6.||"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|
|7.||"We have demonstrated that Boswellia frereana [frankincense] prevents collagen degradation, and inhibits the production of pro-inflammatory mediators and MMPs. Due to its efficacy we propose that B. frereana should be examined further as a potential therapeutic agent for treating inflammatory symptoms associated with arthritis."||Link|
|8.||"Ruxiang (Gummi olibanum), the dried gum resin of Boswellia carterii (BC) [frankincense], has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to alleviate pain and inflammation for thousands of years.... The data show that BC extract has significant anti-arthritic and anti-inflammation effects and suggest that these effects may be mediated via the suppression of pro-inflammatory cytokines."||Link|
|9.||"[T]he lavender fragrance had a beneficial effect on insomnia and depression in women college students."||Link|
|10.||"Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."||Link|
|11.||"Beta-Caryophyllene [component of cannabis, clove, copaiba], a CB2 [cannabinoid] receptor agonist produces multiple behavioral changes relevant to anxiety and depression in mice.... these preclinical results suggest that CB2 receptors may provide alternative therapeutic targets for the treatment of anxiety and depression. The possibility that BCP may ameliorate the symptoms of these mood disorders offers exciting prospects for future studies."||Link|
|12.||"The ylang ylang oil caused a significant decrease of blood pressure and a significant increase of skin temperature. At the behavioral level, subjects in the ylang ylang oil group rated themselves more calm and more relaxed than subjects in the control group. These findings are likely to represent a relaxing effect of the ylang ylang oil and provide some evidence for the usage of the ylang ylang oil in aromatherapy such as causing a relief of depression and stress in humans."||Link|
|13.||"Most studies, as well as clinically applied experience, have indicated that various essential oils, such as lavender, lemon and bergamot can help to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. Most notably, inhalation of essential oils can communicate signals to the olfactory system and stimulate the brain to exert neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin and dopamine), thereby further regulating mood."||Link|
|14.||"A number of essential oils are currently in use as aromatherapy agents to relieve anxiety, stress, and depression. Popular anxiolytic oils include lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), rose (Rosa damascena), orange (Citrus sinensis), bergamot (Citrus aurantium), lemon (Citrus limon), sandalwood (Santalum album), clary sage (Salvia sclarea), Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), and rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium spp.)."||Link|
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