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I Finally Overcame My Fibromyalgia Suffering

Author: Joellien M.
Skill: Esthetician
Date: 04-06-2008
Views: 20,256
Word Count: 336
Questions Received: 5
Testimonial ID: 2781-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I had suffered from fibromyalgia for several years. My symptoms included constant intense joint pain, insomnia and fatigue, TMJ, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and depression. My health deteriorated to the point that I would spend an entire week in bed. Eventually I felt unable to continue working. That was December of 2003.

Thanks to a dear friend I was introduced to Young Living products. I was VERY, VERY, VERY skeptical at first. I was also concerned about the cost. Being out of work was a huge financial burden on my family. Eventually I was able to afford to try one thing. I had a persistent rash and treated it with Bergamot oil. It went away after 3 days and has never returned. Then I was excited to try the next thing which was daily application of Peppermint and Lavender oils. I also greatly increased my water intake, filtered only.

Next I started NingXia Red juice. By then I was so pleased with the products that I became a distributor. The improvements in my health were so obvious that I was frequently sharing about the products anyway so it was an easy transition.

My daughter also has fibromyalgia. We both use Thyromin as recent research indicates hypothyroidism is the root cause of fibromyalgia. My daily regime consists of applying Marjoram and Valor to my feet for pain control and to combat the depression. I drink 1-2 oz. diluted NingXia Red juice and take Longevity caps along with 1 Thyromin every morning. I will reapply oils throughout the day if needed.

I put RutaVaLa drops on a cotton pad on my bed side table at night to help me sleep. I take 1 Thyromin just before laying down at night. I added each of these things one at a time. Seven months have seen an amazing improvement in all aspects of my life. I no longer take any prescription medications. If I had not lived it I would not believe it was possible. Thanks so much to Young Living.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: general-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
2.Associated topics: depression-/-sadness-/-hopelessness-/-sorrow — "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
3.Associated topics: sleep,irritable-bowel-syndrome-(IBS),depression-/-sadness-/-hopelessness-/-sorrow,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
4.Associated topics: general-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: general-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: irritable-bowel-syndrome-(IBS) — "Peppermint oil is harmless and acts locally to inhibit GI [gastrointestinal] smooth muscle contraction.... Peppermint oil solution administered intraluminally can be used as an antispasmodic agent with superior efficacy and fewer side effects than hyoscine-N-butylbromide...."Link
7.Associated topics: irritable-bowel-syndrome-(IBS) — "A 4 weeks treatment with peppermint oil improves abdominal symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.... The symptoms evaluated were: abdominal bloating, abdominal pain or discomfort, diarrhea, constipation, feeling of incomplete evacuation, pain at defecation, passage of gas or mucus, and urgency at defecation."Link
8.Associated topics: depression-/-sadness-/-hopelessness-/-sorrow — "Beta-Caryophyllene [component of cannabis, clove, copaiba], a CB2 [cannabinoid] receptor agonist produces multiple behavioral changes relevant to anxiety and depression in mice.... these preclinical results suggest that CB2 receptors may provide alternative therapeutic targets for the treatment of anxiety and depression. The possibility that BCP may ameliorate the symptoms of these mood disorders offers exciting prospects for future studies."Link

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