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Old Stroke Recovery & Kidney Stone Solutions


Author: Sharon L.
Date: 11-19-2005
Views: 14,170
Word Count: 578
Questions Received: 7
Testimonial ID: 1100-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I take care of my dad who had a massive heart attack that lead to a stroke 27+ years ago. He was clinically dead for more than 15 minutes and spent 3 months in a coma. It left him brain damaged.

He has had relatively few health issues but has still progressively begun to deteriorate to the point where he was barely moving any parts of his body. His body was becoming more fragile every day. He had kidney stones that covered most of one kidney. He was passing pus, blood and stones at every diaper change.

He doesn't speak or communicate effectively and I rarely knew he needed pain meds until it was too late. He was all suffering and had no hope. I knew the oils could help him but had no idea he would experience such gains.

I started out using a few drops Eucalyptus on his Vita Flex points on his feet (I had NO idea of what I was doing) and within 2 days there was no more pus, blood or stones and his urine has been clear since. I put one drop of Helichrysum on his butt for a sore spot.

The next day he picked up a fork and handled it better than he did when he stopped feeding himself more than 2 years before. He is more cognitive than he was pre-pain meds. He is trying to speak out and reacts with intention for attention.

His shoulder was so swollen that he made a trip to the Emergency Room a year ago. This was because he sat in a wheelchair for a long time that did not grow with his needs. Using his hands he lifts and holds himself up while I wash him in the shower.

He is reaching for things and using his hands and arms in ways he couldn't before. His breathing used to be so shallow that I have gone so far as to touch him because I thought he was dead. He is now sleeping better and breathing deeper. He has such tight contractures in his legs that the physical therapist and pain doctor thought therapy would do more harm than good.

He can now stretch them out further and I hope to continue to see his range of motion increase. His feet are now a better pink than the very purple color they were. He has dermatitis on his legs and toes that is like cradle cap.

Before Young Living I would use a mineral oil on it that would leave sore spots where the crust fell off. I recently started using Animal Scents ointment and most all of that is cleared up.

He is having a bowel movement daily and he used to go every 5-7 days (if nothing else that alone would have been fantastic) You would think I had used all kinds of oils but the only ones I used are a few drops of the Joy and Peace & Calming oil blends (smell or feet), Eucalyptus, the Thieves oil blend on feet, Lavender, Lemongrass and Peppermint on the rest of him.

I recently started using the Aroma Life blend, a drop on his heart. I know if he could speak he would say "Thank you God for sending me these oils. Most of the phantasmal results we have experienced are by "mistake". How can anyone say these oils don't work?

I have to add my thanks to Gary Young, for without his sacrifice we would not have these oils.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: breathing — "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
2.Associated topics: breathing — "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
3.Associated topics: mobility — "We examined the evidence regarding the effect of herbal medicine on pain in people with non-specific low-back pain (LBP).... Lavender essential oil applied by acupressure appeared effective in reducing pain and improving flexibility compared to conventional treatment."Link
4.Associated topics: sleep — "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
5.Associated topics: muscle-spasm — "Peppermint oil is harmless and acts locally to inhibit GI [gastrointestinal] smooth muscle contraction.... Peppermint oil solution administered intraluminally can be used as an antispasmodic agent with superior efficacy and fewer side effects than hyoscine-N-butylbromide...."Link
6.Associated topics: dermatitis — "Eyelid scrubs or massage with tea tree oil could be an effective treatment regimen in cases of blepharoconjunctivitis [and Demodex mite infestation]."Link
7.Associated topics: muscle-spasm,sleep — "Lavender essential oil has been used as an anxiolytic [anxiety] drug, a mood stabilizer, a sedative, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antihypertensive [high blood pressure], antimicrobial, analgesic [pain] agent as well as a wound healing accelerator.... The present study suggests that inhalation of lavender essential oil may be an effective and safe treatment modality in acute management of migraine headaches."Link
8.Associated topics: stroke — "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

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