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Our Experience With Hantavirus From Rodents


Author: Shauna D.
Date: 08-26-2004
Views: 12,753
Word Count: 470
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Testimonial ID: 276-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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As most of you know, we have spent this summer at our summer home, which is about 150 miles south of the Young Living Mona farm. We have taken pride in the fact that neither one of us has been ill in over 8 years, using no drugs and no doctor visits, we don't even have a doctor. We choose to take responsibility for our own health and welfare.

We have done some construction this summer adding on to our deck and rebuilding stairs, which required working in the soil, gravel and dust. Over the years we have had our fair share of rodents from deer mice, pack rats, squirels and chipmunks. But it seems this year brought a lot more mice and rats wanting to enjoy the comforts near our home and on our front deck. We have caught over 50 mice and 12 pack rats since the first of June.

After we had almost completed the construction, Shauna became very ill with the flu symptoms. Keep in mind we choose to not to participate with any kind of sickness. Symptoms were extreme headaches, nausea, diarrhea, shaking, no energy. Then two days later Richard started with the same symptoms. We did our research and concluded that this may very be the Hantavirus. Knowing there are no known 'helps' in the medical field, we chose to do the following:

Increased our NingXia Red (8 ozs a day each)
Increased Immupro from one a night to 3 or 4 per night.
Increased using Immunetune from one to 3 capsules a day.
*Immunetune is no longer available, so we would suggest using InnerDefense Capsules

Every glass of water we drank had about 4 to 6 drops of DiGize.

Used our Natural antibiotic recipe, in a capsule, taken 1-3 times per day:

8 drops Frankincense
4 drops Mountain Savory
3 drops Oregano
2-4 drops Lemon

Plus we use lots of Thieves internally by just dropping the drops in our mouth. We also use many oils on our feet and our heads because of the extreme head aches. After 4 days of Shauna following this she started back to being herself. Since Richard's started two days after Shauna he took him about 4 days too to start feeling he was going to make it. Several people told us to get to a hospital and we scoffed as to why? We know more about how to take care of ourselves than they do.

The only thing we regret is not having our blood drawn to confirm whether or not we really did have this mouse disease. Over the last 8+ years we have felt we 'bullet proof'. I guess we still are as long as we use our Young Living products. This is a firm reminder for all of us to keep our immune systems up!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: respiratory-system — "In confirming the presence of peripheral airways dysfunction in nonsmokers with uncomplicated common colds, our data imply that the changes can be modified favorably by short-term aromatics inhalation."Link
2.Associated topics: respiratory-system — "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
3.Associated topics: respiratory-system — "Foeniculum vulgare Mill, commonly called fennel, has been used in traditional medicine for a wide range of ailments related to digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and respiratory systems. Additionally, it is also used as a galactagogue agent for lactating mothers.... Foeniculum vulgare has emerged as a good source of traditional medicine and it provides a noteworthy basis in pharmaceutical biology for the development/formulation of new drugs and future clinical uses."Link
4.Associated topics: respiratory-system — "The antibacterial activity of 14 essential oils and their major constituents in the gaseous state was evaluated against [respiratory tract pathogens] Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes, and Staphylococcus aureus. [The] oils [with cinnamon bark, lemongrass, and thyme being most potent] and their major constituents were shown to be effective against various bacteria tested.... These results indicate that the antibacterial action of essential oils was most effective when at high vapor concentration for a short time."Link
5.Associated topics: fatigue — "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
6.Associated topics: antibiotic — "As proven in vitro, essential oils [Eucalyptus, Melaleuca Alternifolia, Thyme, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Clove, Sandalwood, Peppermint, Sage] represent a cheap and effective antiseptic topical treatment option even for antibiotic-resistant strains [such] as MRSA and antimycotic [antifungal]-resistant Candida species."Link
7.Associated topics: fatigue,headache — "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
8.Associated topics: headache — "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

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