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Climbing Out Of 30 Years Of Severe Disability

Author: Tom A.
Date: 08-14-2004
Views: 13,940
Word Count: 413
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Testimonial ID: 269-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 7

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In 1961, when I was in second grade, I contracted Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Fibromyalgia, which some doctors refer to as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). This indicates that it's part of the polio family.

For me, this means that nearly every system in my body is affected. My list of symptoms would make a small book. At the time I was introduced to therapeutic-grade essential oils in 1997, I had been "severely disabled," according to the Social Security Administration for over 30 years.

I found a chiropractor/nutritionist who helped me a LOT. He took me from almost dead to almost functional (on good days); yet, even with chasing after anything that offered hope of recovery, I was still unable to even think about work.

I was always in significant pain, experienced profound fatigue on more days than not, could not exercise to any significant degree, and made no conditioning gains when I could.

Then I met a guy on the phone (I was buying some Bible software from Logos Research Systems) who told me that his wife had been helped a lot with essential oils. Though skeptical (I'd heard it all MANY times before), I agreed to let her send me some information.

The packet included the Missing Link tape. The potential of the oils sounded quite amazing, but it took me forever to actually act on the information. I bought the Essential Oils 101 kit and an essential oils reference book just to get a start, then took another year to start reading it.

When my doctor informed me that I had some occlusions in the blood vessels in my legs, I decided it was time to stop fooling around, and see what the essential oils could do. I started using the oils in a massive way; and while their use was purely recreational, I was impressed by the coincidental improvement of almost all of my symptoms.

Within a month, the occlusions in my legs had cleared to the point that my doctor assumed there had been a misdiagnosis. I felt stronger, more energetic, much more flexible, lighter, had a bounce in my step and was all but pain free.

In my Fibromyalgia support group, I'm the only one NOT on medications, and I'm feeling SO much better than all those relying on a medical solution.

While not a permanent solution by any means, using therapeutic-grade essential oils has enabled me to start my own business.

I consider them a God-send. They have redefined for me the meaning of "health".

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: chronic-fatigue-syndrome-(CFS) — "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: fibromyalgia-syndrome-(FMS) — "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: autoimmune-diseases — "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
4.Associated topics: autoimmune-diseases — "Immunomodulatory activity of frankincense oil: Biologically, the oil exhibited a strong immunostimulant activity (90% lymphocyte transformation) when assessed by a lymphocyte proliferation assay."Link
5.Associated topics: autoimmune-diseases — "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
6.Associated topics: autoimmune-diseases — "Pycnogenol [French maritime pine bark extract] could be useful for second-line therapy to reduce the inflammatory feature of SLE [systemic lupus erythematosus]."Link
7.Associated topics: autoimmune-diseases — "These results suggest that the volatile oil of ginger influences both cell-mediated immune response and nonspecific proliferation of T lymphocyte, and may exert beneficial effects in a number of clinical conditions, such as chronic inflammation and autoimmune diseases."Link

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