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You Don't Have To Live With Interstitial Cystitis


Author: Mitzi R.
Date: 09-09-2016
Views: 1,098
Word Count: 212
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 11035-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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My chronic pelvic pain, numerous doctor visits, and lots of reading led to the understanding that this was not "just another bladder infection" but a chronic inflammation of the bladder lining.

Prayerfully I sought an essential oil to support the flare ups. Avoiding acidic and foods high in tyrosine, tyramine, tryptophan and aspartame has helped, (see the book "You Don't Have to Live with Cystitis" by Larrian Gillespie M.D.) as well as avoiding stress.

The Young Living capsules ParaFree, taken with a special digestive aid prescribed by my doctor, relieved the pain within 20 minutes. Although the oils in the capsules are designed for a "cleanse" they have been a huge blessing to me.

The Metagenic (brand name) drink supplement is Dynamic Greens, and supports gut health, which I also need. This is only available through a doctor. But if you do not have digestion issues, the ParaFree alone is worth a try. ParaFree in combination with the drink really relieves the pain for me.

I take 2 capsules up to 3 x daily with flare ups, and once a day (always with the drink Dynamic Greens) for maintenance.

I hope this helps someone else too. I'm thankful to Young Living oils for creating therapeutic grade oils that can support health conditions naturally!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: infection-/-illness — "[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
2.Associated topics: infection-/-illness — "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
3.Associated topics: infection-/-illness — "As proven in vitro, essential oils [Eucalyptus, Melaleuca Alternifolia, Thyme, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Clove, Sandalwood, Peppermint, Sage] represent a cheap and effective antiseptic topical treatment option even for antibiotic-resistant strains [such] as MRSA and antimycotic [antifungal]-resistant Candida species."Link
4.Associated topics: infection-/-illness,urinary-tract-infection-(UTI) — "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
5.Associated topics: urinary-tract-infection-(UTI),bladder,bladder-infection — "[Tea tree (melaleuca alternifolia)] oil has been found effective in chronic cystitis."Link
6.Associated topics: infection-/-illness — "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.Associated topics: infection-/-illness — "[M]any curative properties attributed to various plants in indigenous medicine are also present in their essential oils.... These oils exert a number of general effects from the pharmacological viewpoint. When applied locally, the essential oils mix readily with skin oils, allowing these to attack the infective agents quickly and actively.... In vitro studies [were] conducted by the author on antimicrobial and anthelmintic [destructive to parasitic worms] properties of some essential oils...."Link
8.Associated topics: infection-/-illness — "[One] method employed for wound healing is the application of lavender oil. Due to its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties, it is thought to prevent wound infections and to play a role in reducing pain by lowering inflammation.... Lavender oil is known to have antibacterial, antifungal, sedative, and/or antidepressant effects.... In addition to its antimicrobial effects, the anti-inflammatory analgesic properties of lavender oil have also been emphasized... The use of L. Angustifolia [lavender] is particularly recommended in chronically infected wounds due to its immune-stimulating and antimicrobial effects. There are also reports that lavender oil reduces scar tissue."Link

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