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Severe Stress Caused Hives Breakout

Author: Bethany S.
Skill: Midwife
Date: 04-13-2018
Views: 284
Word Count: 464
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 11288-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I struggled with hives as a child but as an adult, have rarely had them. Three months ago, I was in a very stressful season of life and suddenly broke out with hives all over my body. It started at the base of my neck and spread down my back, torso, arms, legs, and eventually my face. The itching was intense and the areas with hives became very hot and raised.

I had difficulty sleeping and did not want to take Benadryl. So I applied Lavender oil on all of the areas that had hives and the itching lessened for a few hours but the hives and itching persisted the next day.

I went to my YL sponsor's house the next evening and had a Zyto scan which showed that Ledum oil would bring 15 biomarkers into range. So we put 2 drops each of Ledum, Peppermint, Lavender, Copaiba, and Geranium into capsules. I took one capsule and about 30 minutes later, it was very apparent that the itching and redness was minimizing. Eventually, all the itching went away.

About 3 hours later, some itching was coming back so I took another capsule and applied Young Living's ClaraDerm Spray and Tender Tush diaper rash cream. That really helped and I was able to sleep that night, where I couldn't the previous night because of the itching.

I woke up about 3am Monday morning with my feet and hands itching where before my whole body was. I took 2 drops each of Copaiba and Lavender in 2 ounces of Ningxia Red juice and when I woke up in the morning, my hands were slightly puffy but that was all. I was absolutely shocked!

By Tuesday I had no signs of hives. And this all started Saturday/Sunday morning. I am still not sure what caused the hives. I think it was mostly likely to be stress related and, the amazing thing is, I am doing much better emotionally after using the oils then I was before I got the hives. I took a capsule of the aforementioned combination every other day until I ran out of capsules. I had a total of 8.

About 2 months after this event I had another stressful life event and broke out in hives again. It also started at the base of my neck and spread all over my body in about 2 hours. This time I applied Frankincense, Lavender, Tea Tree, and Copaiba all over my body where it was itching and went to sleep. The hives stopped itching.

The next morning I had some hives, but not as severe. I applied the combination again. Since oils have a balancing, synergistic affect, I hope that I will have these events less and less and need to use fewer oils as my body reaches homeostasis.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "After inhalation of clary sage oil, cortisol levels were significantly decreased.... Thyroid stimulating hormone was also reduced.... Clary sage oil has antidepressant-like effect...."Link
2.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "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
3.Associated topics: swelling-/-swollen-/-puffy — "[W]e studied the anti-inflammatory and gastroprotective effects of C. citratus [Lemongrass] and E. citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus] essential oils on formol-induced edema and acetic acid induced abdominal cramps in Wistar rats.... In vivo analysis and histological assay showed that the two essential oils displayed significant dose-dependent edema [swelling] inhibition effect over time. They displayed strong analgesic [pain-relieving] and antipyretic [fever-reducing] properties similar to that induced by 50 mg/kg of acetylsalicylate of lysine.... This work demonstrates the anti-inflammatory property of Cymbopogon citratus [Lemongrass] and Eucalyptus citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus], suggesting their potential role as adjuvant therapeutic alternatives in dealing with inflammatory-related diseases."Link
4.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "A number of essential oils are currently in use as aromatherapy agents to relieve anxiety, stress, and depression. Popular anxiolytic oils include lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), rose (Rosa damascena), orange (Citrus sinensis), bergamot (Citrus aurantium), lemon (Citrus limon), sandalwood (Santalum album), clary sage (Salvia sclarea), Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), and rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium spp.)."Link
5.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "Most studies, as well as clinically applied experience, have indicated that various essential oils, such as lavender, lemon and bergamot can help to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. Most notably, inhalation of essential oils can communicate signals to the olfactory system and stimulate the brain to exert neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin and dopamine), thereby further regulating mood."Link
6.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "The ylang ylang oil caused a significant decrease of blood pressure and a significant increase of skin temperature. At the behavioral level, subjects in the ylang ylang oil group rated themselves more calm and more relaxed than subjects in the control group. These findings are likely to represent a relaxing effect of the ylang ylang oil and provide some evidence for the usage of the ylang ylang oil in aromatherapy such as causing a relief of depression and stress in humans."Link
7.Associated topics: stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "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: stress-/-tension-/-burnout — "This controlled study showed for the first time that a 10% peppermint oil in ethanol solution efficiently alleviates tension-type headache. Peppermint oil thus proves to be a well-tolerated and cost-effective alternative to usual therapies."Link

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