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Client's Bug Bites Were Driving Her Crazy

Author: Cathy G.
Skill: Massage Therapist
Date: 07-01-2006
Views: 4,390
Word Count: 247
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 1555-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 3

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As a massage therapist, I tell my clients what I see going on with their skin, that they may not be aware is even there. This includes moles or bruising, etc.

A week ago a client came to me with a bite or sting just above the elbow on the front side of both arms. They were red and "hot". I asked her if they hurt or itched so I could stay away from it as I worked, I didn't want to irritate the area and make her uncomfortable. She said they were driving her crazy.

I quickly applied several drops of the Purification oil blend. She said during the night her husband woke up and took hold of her hands to stop her from scratching her hide off while she slept.

Long story short...before she left, I got two band-aids, put the Purification blend on each and applied it to her arms. I always instruct my clients to leave all the oils I have used on them at least 2 hours or over night if possible. I told her to leave the band-aids on all night and no shower till morning.

She called me the next morning wanting to know, "what in the world did you use on my bites?" She said when she took off the band-aids they were covered with "stuff" that was covering the bites. She wanted some of what ever it was! She went online and signed up with Young Living right then.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: itching-(Pruritus) — "[T]ea tree oil seems to be a more effective anti-eczematic agent than zinc oxide and clobetasone butyrate...."Link
2.Associated topics: bugs-/-insects,bite-/-sting — "Thujaplicin, a minor component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki], showed rather strong antifungal activity against seven kinds of plant-pathogenic fungi.... Thujaplicin and hinokitiol (the major component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki]) also showed clear antibacterial activity against Legionella pneumophila SG 1 and L. pneumophila SG 3 [Legionnaires disease, pneumonia].... This compound showed strong insecticidal activity against Reticulitermes speratus [termites], and it also had clear acaricidal [ticks, mites] activity against Dermatophagoides farinae [house dust mites].... [T]he strong cytotoxic effect of Thujaplicin on murine P388 lymphocytic leukemia cell line [CLL, chronic lymphocytic leukemia] should be emphasized...."Link
3.Associated topics: bite-/-sting — "Topical 5% tea tree oil is an effective treatment for mild to moderate acne vulgaris.... Tea tree oil has broad-spectrum antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity in vitro. These properties have formed the basis of its use in the treatment of a range of superficial dermatoses such as cuts, insect bites, boils, and dermatophytosis [ringworm]."Link

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