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Managing Chronic Sinusitis With Asthma


Author: Nataly H.
Date: 08-31-2016
Views: 1,361
Word Count: 302
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 11028-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 7

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My son has been suffering from asthmatic cough with sinusitis since 2 years old. I disregarded it as just runny nose and croup cough.

However, over the months, then years, doctors kept increasing his puffs then more antihistamines and then more steroid puffs and montelukust sodium. His cough became intense at times, continuous, dry cough that he doesn't have time to breathe.

I've been trying a lot of alternative medicine and supplements that are very expensive, and none of them are able to totally dry up his runny nose and stop his cough totally. For years, his cough and runny nose will just subside, but it will never go away completely.

By the time he became 5 years old, my friend introduced to me Young Living essential oils. I was skeptical at first, as we all should, but driven by desperation since the drugs were affecting his growth and focus on learning. I decided to invest on all the oil blends for asthma and cough and to give it maximum 3 months to work. The products I bought were RC, Raven, Lavender, Eucalyptus Radiata, Thieves and a diffuser.

I applied RC (sinus area and chest), Lavender (chest), Eucalyptus Radiata (chest) and Thieves (on soles of feet) 3-4 times a day and diffused Raven and Lavender at night when he sleeps. After a month of this protocol and diffusing, his runny nose dried up for the first time since years ago, and he stopped coughing completely.

I'm glad I had an open mind when my friend introduced me to high quality essential oils, as it greatly helped my kids health. Before this, I took my son to the doctor almost every 2 weeks. Now, I can't barely remember when our last doctor visit was!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: breathing,respiratory-system,runny-nose — "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-system,sinusitis,cough — "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-system — "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-system — "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-/-phlegm,sinusitis,runny-nose — "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-system — "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
7.Associated topics: histamine — "Tea tree oil... has become increasingly popular as an antimicrobial for the treatment of conditions such as tinea pedis [athlete’s foot] and acne....[T]ea tree oil can reduce histamine-induced skin inflammation."Link

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