Diabetic Neuropathy And Staph Infection Surgery
Author: Paul J.
Word Count: 968
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 10782-OR
Scientific Studies: 15
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I have diabetic neuropathy, which is pain and weakness in the hands and feet. It all started in July 2014 and gradually got worse. I was wrong to think that it would just go away.
I personally lost some strength in my hands due to the neuropathy. Some people even experience difficulty walking and opening and closing their hands.
The pain varies. Here are some various ways that I have described it: Being on fire, stabbing, aching with movement, throbbing, walking on glass, stabbed with a knife, and sharp pain.
By December 2014, the pain from a staph infection in my knee and from the neuropathy itself was so strong that I could not sleep. So the doctor put me on some pain meds, but the pharmaceutical drugs just did not help.
Then in December 2014 and January 2015, I had five surgeries on my knee and thigh for the staph infection. That in itself is a different story, as I was hospitalized for four months and had about a 14-inch long, 5-inch wide leg wound growing back together without any infection or stitches.
Some people have neuropathy but do not actually have diabetes. And 50% of all diabetics will experience neuropathy. Some of them have the pain extend from their hands and feet into their arms and legs. And some have a morphine pump attached to their body and push a button to have a pain med injected into their bloodstream.
Over time, some people's bodies build resistance to the pain meds, and so the meds become ineffective. Some others lose their sense of touch and can no longer pick up coins from a table. As for me, during the day my neuropathy pain would be there, but my mind could at least tolerate it.
Trying to sleep at night was a different story, however. Pain would keep me up or wake me up, and then I could not go back to sleep.
Getting proper rest was important in order for my 14-inch surgical leg wound to heal from those five surgeries.
By December 2014, the doctor put me on 300 mg (up from 100 mg) of Gabapentin every 4 hours. This is the max dose allowable. I continued to take Gabapentin for about 6 months.
In May 2015, I started to apply 3 drops of PanAway essential oil blend on each of the bottoms of my feet and on my hands before going to bed. Then I would breathe in the aroma from my hands about 10 times.
Inhaling got the PanAway essential oil vapors into my lungs, which ultimately put it into my bloodstream. I found that PanAway immediately took away the pain in my body, so I stopped taking Gabapentin that very night!
For my leg wound, I was also taking the following essential oils:
10 drops Copaiba in a gelcap
10 drops Frankincense in a gelcap
10 drops Lemon in my drinking water
3 drops Ocotea under my tongue
10 drops ImmuPower blend in a gelcap
3 drops Tea Tree rubbed on the outside of my leg wound
3 drops RC blend rubbed on the outside of my leg wound
3 drops Rose applied inside my leg wound
3 drops Rosemary rubbed on the outside of my leg wound
3 drops Thieves blend rubbed on the outside of my leg wound
10 drops Lavender diffused in a diffuser
Being able to stop the Gabapentin was my first miracle from God using essential oils, as all pharmaceutical drugs have side effects.
I also take 11 other therapeutic-grade essential oils for issues such as controlling diabetes, wound healing, an antibiotic effect to prevent infection from the five surgeries on my leg, reducing stress, eliminating knee pain from my surgery, maintaining overall health, increasing energy, and improving sleep.
By September 2015, 95% of my neuropathic pain was gone, so I stopped applying the PanAway blend on my hands and feet. However, I still take the other 11 essential oils for various reasons.
My strength has actually returned to my hands! I have waited a full 6 weeks before telling my story because I wanted to make sure that it was not just a temporary improvement. I do not say that I am healed because I still have about 5% of the pain left, but I can totally manage that!
In September 2015, having 95% of the neuropathy GONE was my second miracle from God using therapeutic-grade essential oils! After all, God made the plants of the earth with the essential oils in them to help support our health.
Now everyone should know why I am so excited about essential oils! I am happy about my TWO MIRACLES! God is our healer, and He gives health! Glory to God!
"...If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee" (Exodus 15:26).
I have friends all over the U.S., Canada, Africa, and Mexico praying for me. Well, God heard all of their prayers.
"In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations" (Revelation 22:2).
There is no better way of saying it: Essential oils are God's way to support our health! People have been using these oils for over 5,000 years, and researchers are just now tapping into how powerful the oils are for supporting health and helping to promote the abundant life.
There was a reason that the 3 Wise Men gave the baby Jesus some Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh. Those two essential oils right there were worth more than the gold!
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: antibiotics, bacteria, boils, gangrene, mersa, mrsa, necrotic, necrotizing, peripheral, staphylococcus.
|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"Z. officinale [ginger] has been used to control diabetes and dyslipidemia [high cholesterol].... The marked rise in body weights, glucose, insulin, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, free fatty acids and phospholipids in serum of the rats that followed 6 weeks of high-fat diet treatment were significantly reduced by Z. officinale treatment.... The present results provide scientific evidence to substantiate the traditional use of Z. officinale in preventing metabolic disorders."||Link|
|2.||"Myrtle oil (MO) exerts hypoglycemic as well as mild hypotriglyceridemic activity in diabetic animals. The reduction in blood glucose level may be due to the reversible inhibition of alpha-glucosidases present in the brush-border of the small intestinal mucosa, higher rate of glycolysis as envisaged by the higher activity of glucokinase, as one of the key enzymes of glycolysis, and enhanced rate of glycogenesis as evidenced by the higher amount of liver glycogen present after MO administration."||Link|
|3.||"D-limonene is a major constituent in citrus essential oil.... Recently, d-limonene has been reported to alleviate fatty liver induced by a high-fat diet. Our data suggest that the intake of d-limonene may benefit patients with dyslipidemia and hyperglycemia and is a potential dietary supplement for preventing and ameliorating metabolic disorders."||Link|
|4.||"Cinnamaldehyde [in cinnamon] has antihyperglycemic and antihyperlipidemic [cholesterol-lowering] actions in db/db mice and could be useful in the treatment of type-2 diabetes."||Link|
|5.||"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.||"Ten of the most known and used commercial essential oils (Cinnamomum zeylanicum L. [cinnamon], Citrus bergamia Risso [bergamot], Eucalyptus globulus Labill., Foeniculum vulgare Mill. [fennel], Origanum majorana L. [marjoram], Origanum vulgare L. [oregano], Rosmarinus officinalis L. [rosemary], Satureja montana L. [mountain savory], Thymus vulgaris L. ct. carvacrol [thyme], Thymus vulgaris L. ct. thymol [red thyme] were tested against six bacteria strains Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus chromogenes, Staphylococcus sciuri, Staphylococcus warneri, Staphylococcus xylosus and Escherichia coli, responsible for mastitis in animals. The best results were achieved by S. montana, T. vulgaris ct. thymol and O. vulgare."||Link|
|7.||"[T]he antibacterial activity of lemongrass oil (LG) and its major components (citral, geraniol, and myrcene) against four strains of clinically isolated bovine mastitis pathogens (Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus agalactiae, Bacillus cereus, and Escherichia coli).., as well as their activity on S. aureus biofilm formation [were investigated].... [T]hey inhibit S. aureus biofilm formation and exhibit effective killing activities on preformed biofilms."||Link|
|8.||"[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|
|9.||"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|
|10.||"As proven in vitro, essential oils [Eucalyptus, Melaleuca Alternifolia, Thyme, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Clove, Sandalwood, Peppermint, Sage (includes all components of Thieves blend)] represent a cheap and effective antiseptic topical treatment option even for antibiotic-resistant strains [such] as MRSA and antimycotic [antifungal]-resistant Candida species."||Link|
|11.||"14 plant essential oils -- anise (Pimpinella anisum), bay leaves (Laurus nobilis), cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum verum), clove (Eugenia caryophyllata), fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), hop (Humulus lupulus), Istanbul oregano (Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum), Izmir oregano (Origanum onites), mint (Mentha piperita), myrtus (Myrtus communis), orange peel (Citrus sinensis), sage (Salvia officinalis), thyme (Thymbra spicata), and Turkish oregano (Origanum minutiflorum) -- were related to inhibition of 10 bacteria (Listeria innocua, coagulase-negative staphylococci, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Yersinia enterocolitica, Salmonella Enteritidis, Salmonella Typhimurium, Proteus mirabilis, Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Klebsiella oxytoca)."||Link|
|12.||"Streptococcus pyogenes [strep] plays an important role in the pathogenesis of tonsillitis.... [T]hyme, cinnamon, lemongrass, tea tree, lavender, oregano, clove, palmarosa, or cajeput [melaleuca] EOs [essential oils] are known to be active against Streptococcus pyogenes, while oregano, basil, mint [peppermint], rosemary, and lavender EOs are known to inhibit another Gram-positive bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus [staph].... We showed that cinnamon presented the higher activity against S. pyogenes compared to the other EOs tested.... 14 [essential oils] showed antibacterial activity against Streptococcus pyogenes.... Among them Cinnamomum verum [cinnamon bark], Cymbopogon citratus [Xiang Mao], Thymus vulgaris CT thymol [thyme], Origanum compactum [oregano], and Satureja montana [Mountain Savory] essential oils exhibited significant antibacterial activity. The in vitro results reported here suggest that, for patients suffering from bacterial throat infections, if aromatherapy is used, these essential oils, considered as potential antimicrobial agents, should be preferred."||Link|
|13.||"Lavender essential oil displays the stronger antioxidant activity against lipid peroxidation in a linoleic acid model system and good antibacterial activity against four rhinitis-related bacteria including staphylococcus aureus, Micrococcus ascoformans, Proteus vulgaris, and Escherichia coli."||Link|
|14.||"Ameliorative effects of Ocimum sanctum [holy basil] in sciatic nerve transection-induced neuropathy...."||Link|
|15.||"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|
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