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Got Virus From Needle After Donating Bone Marrow

Author: Brenda B.
Skill: Reflexologist
Date: 02-27-2008
Views: 4,520
Word Count: 205
Questions Received: 5
Testimonial ID: 2709-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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My husband contracted a virus from a needle when he gave bone marrow 17 years ago. On a scale of 1-10 for pain, his pain level was an 8-10 most of the time.

I studied reflexology so that I could work on him every day to keep his immune system active because he was becoming sick often. I was using essential oils from the health food store. I thought that these oils were just as good as the "more expensive" oils.

I was introduced to Young Living essential oils one month ago. The first night that I used the oils on my husband, his pain level went down from a 9 to a 2. We were so excited because the pain was so unbearable that he told me that sometimes he did not care if he lived or died. He told me this after the pain went down because he did not want me to know just how bad the pain was.

I am sooooo thankful for this gift from God. All essential oils are not created equally. I will always pay for the better oils so that my husband does not have to "pay" with pain.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: viruses — "The presence of beta-caryophyllene in many essential oils might contribute strongly to their antiviral ability. These results indicate that phenylpropanoids and sesquiterpenes present in essential oils contribute to their antiviral activity against HSV [herpes simplex virus]."Link
2.Associated topics: viruses — "Taken together, we found an essential oil blend [Orange, Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary] notably attenuates influenza virus PR8 infection in vitro via inhibition of viral protein synthesis at the post-transcription level. The lack of toxicity and potent specific inhibition ability make the essential oil a possible antiviral drug for influenza virus proliferation control and treatment."Link
3.Associated topics: pain — "We examined the evidence regarding the effect of herbal medicine on pain in people with non-specific low-back pain (LBP).... Lavender essential oil applied by acupressure appeared effective in reducing pain and improving flexibility compared to conventional treatment."Link
4.Associated topics: pain — "Peppermint and its active ingredient menthol have long been used for the treatment of various pain conditions including headache.... Menthol solution can be an efficacious, safe and tolerable therapeutic option for the abortive treatment of migraine."Link
5.Associated topics: pain — "[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
6.Associated topics: cancer — Frankincense and myrrh showed anticancer effects.Link
7.Associated topics: cancer — "Local application of frankincense essential oil may provide a non-surgical treatment alternative, with no or minimal side effect for carcinoma in situ, minimally invasive carcinoma and pre-cancerous conditions such as actinic keratosis."Link
8.Associated topics: immune-system,cancer — "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

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