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Got Out Of The Pollution Alive!


Author: Natalie C.
Date: 08-23-2016
Views: 75
Word Count: 435
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 11015-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 6

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I currently live in Shanghai China where the pollution is quite an issue especially during the winter.

In the winter of 2015, I remember going to work that day and the pollution was the highest I had ever experienced at more than 500 PM2.5 (a unit of measurement for pollution). Normally people in China are hustling and bustling during morning rush-hour, running from here to there, but not that day. The air pollution was so bad it was impossible to even walk fast because of lack of oxygen.

I decided to take the underground passageway from the metro station to my office building in order to avoid the outdoor air pollution. I had heard that indoor air pollution now was worse then outdoor air pollution, but it never occurred to me that it was true until that day.

There was zero air circulation underground, with the smell of toxic chemicals from the hair and beauty salons. Plus there are also fast food shops that cook with a lot of hydrogenated oil. All of that was stagnant in the air underground, plus from the high outdoor air pollution. I was suffocating with every step I took.

Normally it takes about 5 to 6 minutes to get out of the underground once you get out of the train but on that day I didn't think I was going to make it out alive. I could feel my lungs tightening and every breath was a struggle. I will never forget the face of this poor man who passed by me. He and I were panting, his eyes wide with concern as if he was also experiencing the same thing I was. It was extremely hard to breathe. What usually was a very short distance out of the underground seemed like miles away at the pace I could muster.

That's when I remembered I had a brand new bottle of the BREATHE oil blend by dōTERRA that I had just purchased the day before. I dropped everything and put 2 drops on my palm, rubbed my hands and breathed as deep as I could. There it was, I felt it! I felt my lungs opening up again. I finally managed to take a deep breathe.

I clumsily grabbed my things and managed to run as fast as I could to get outside and made it without fainting. As polluted as the air was outside, it was such a relief to get what little clean oxygen there was. I put 3 drops of BREATHE in my respiratory mask and managed to make it to my office building quickly. Now, I'm never without it in China.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: breathing,respiratory,lungs — "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,respiratory,lungs,asthma — "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: respiratory — "Foeniculum vulgare Mill, commonly called fennel, has been used in traditional medicine for a wide range of ailments related to digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and respiratory systems. Additionally, it is also used as a galactagogue agent for lactating mothers.... Foeniculum vulgare has emerged as a good source of traditional medicine and it provides a noteworthy basis in pharmaceutical biology for the development/formulation of new drugs and future clinical uses."Link
4.Associated topics: respiratory — "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
5.Associated topics: congestion-(mucus) — "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
6.Associated topics: breathing,respiratory,lungs — "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

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