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Breast Masses Changed Due To Frankincense Oil


Author: Joan L.
Date: 04-02-2006
Views: 10,307
Word Count: 350
Questions Received: 7
Testimonial ID: 1289-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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It's been many years in the making but I can now share my testimonial on Frankincense and breast masses. This past month I finally got my first "normal" mammogram in many years. I've had fibrocystic breasts since the age of 26.

In my 40's when I started getting mammograms my left breast was always "unstable" requiring more and more views. This meant more and more radiation. I once questioned the doctor about how I thought all this radiation was doing more harm than good. He said the benefits far outweighed the risks.

I was introduced to essential oils and decided to take matters into my own hands. I stopped going in every six months for mammograms and used a few drops of Frankincense neat on my breasts daily. I also drink a few ounces a day of NingXia Red juice daily. I waited about three years and went back for a mammogram.

They said they now needed to do an ultrasound. I'd never had one of those before so I was worried. I went through the whole self doubt routine asking myself what I was doing turning my back on modern medicine and thinking I could fix myself. So I went for the ultra sound and then they wanted me to get another one.

Finally I contacted the doctor and questioned her what they were looking for and she said that when I went in for the mammogram after three years of not having any, the three masses they were following in my breast weren't there and they were looking deeper to see if they went farther into my breast. However they did not and completely disappear.

So, just to be sure I waited till this year, went in for my annual mammogram, and just got the notice back saying my mammogram was normal.

I use the oils every day for various things and they always work for me.

Update on 4/13/07

I just went in for my yearly mammogram and just got the results back today saying that I'm in the clear, no abnormalities.

I still put Frankincense oil on my breast only occasionally.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: inflammation — "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
2.Associated topics: inflammation — "[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
3.Associated topics: breast-cancer — Frankincense and myrrh showed anticancer effects.Link
4.Associated topics: inflammation — "To assess their anti-inflammatory activities, effects of essential oils on neutrophil activation were examined in vitro.... All essential oils tested at 0.1% concentration suppressed TNF-945;-induced neutrophil adherence, and, in particular, lemongrass, geranium, and spearmint oils clearly lowered the reaction even at 0.0125%. Similar inhibitory activities for the neutrophil adherence were obtained by their major constituent terpenoids: citral, geraniol, citronellol and carvone. Thus, some essential oils used as anti-inflammatory remedies suppress neutrophil activation by TNF-945; at a low concentration (0.0125-0.025%) in vitro."Link
5.Associated topics: breast-cancer,breasts — "D-limonene is one of the most common terpenes in nature. It is a major constituent in several citrus oils.... Being a solvent of cholesterol, d-limonene has been used clinically to dissolve cholesterol-containing gallstones. Because of its gastric acid neutralizing effect and its support of normal peristalsis, it has also been used for relief of heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux (GERD). D-limonene has well-established chemopreventive activity against many types of cancer. Evidence from a phase I clinical trial demonstrated a partial response in a patient with breast cancer and stable disease for more than six months in three patients with colorectal cancer."Link
6.Associated topics: inflammation — "Ruxiang (Gummi olibanum), the dried gum resin of Boswellia carterii (BC) [frankincense], has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to alleviate pain and inflammation for thousands of years.... The data show that BC extract has significant anti-arthritic and anti-inflammation effects and suggest that these effects may be mediated via the suppression of pro-inflammatory cytokines."Link
7.Associated topics: inflammation — "We have demonstrated that Boswellia frereana [frankincense] prevents collagen degradation, and inhibits the production of pro-inflammatory mediators and MMPs. Due to its efficacy we propose that B. frereana should be examined further as a potential therapeutic agent for treating inflammatory symptoms associated with arthritis."Link
8.Associated topics: inflammation — "Anti-inflammatory, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antimicrobial, antioxidant, carminative [flatulence] and immunomodulatory properties of caraway suggest that it might exert beneficial effects on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).... CHE and CEO [caraway essential oil] at all doses tested were effective in reducing colon tissue lesions and colitis indices and the efficacy was nearly the same when different doses of plant fractions were administered p.o. or i.p..... These data suggest that caraway fractions are both effective and possess anti-colitic activity irrespective of the dose and route of administration."Link

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