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Outdoor Allergies No Longer An Issue

Author: Maude Y.
Date: 08-16-2008
Views: 5,597
Word Count: 430
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 3069-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I have had allergies for several years, mainly to molds, mildew, trees, grasses and weeds. In 2006 I had to go to emergency because I had a major problem with my vision and terrible migraines.(The vision problem happened in the middle of the afternoon)

Of course they could find nothing wrong with my eyes except a little bit of swelling in the eyeball.They could not explain at all why they couldn't see what I was or was not seeing. It was scary. I was like this for months. I also went to 2 eye doctors and they could find nothing.

My allergy appointment was due and I explained the situation to my allergist, who said I should have gone to him when it happened. He said he has heard of it happening and the trees were probably what caused it for me being that I am surrounded by 20 acres of trees.

Following several tests it turns out I had a severe sinus infection. I went through 2 bouts of antibiotics and steroids. The side effects were terrible. I then decided I had enough and began using the Young Living oils. I had a couple of them, but had never really used them much.

I got the essential oils reference book and followed the protocol on page 400 under the Nasal Irrigation Regimen which is 12 drops Rosemary, 4 drops Melaleuca Ericifolia, 8 tablespoons very fine salt, (salt flower) which is also known as fleur de sel.

I got myself a neti pot and started using it. The results have been amazing! Use it for as many days and as often as you feel necessary. I just went with my gut feeling. I still use it when I feel any type of symptom coming on.

For the first time I began sneezing, my sinuses would drain out, my ears even became unplugged. My eyes slowly began hurting less and the swelling in the eyeball(s) itself went away. It made a lot of sense since ears, nose, throat and vision are all affected by the sinuses.

You should also know that during this time I had begun allergy shots (bad side effects) since my doctor had run out of options for me. I was also on Zyrtec D, and Maxalt for migraines.

These drugs only mask or hide the symptoms. I informed my doctor I would be using the oils to take care of my allergies in the future. Also, that I would still see him yearly, I do think that is important, but no more drugs. Hope this helps some of you.

The oils are awesome!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: breathing — "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: ears — "Essential oils or their components placed in the ear canal can provide effective treatment of acute otitis media."Link
3.Associated topics: breathing,sinus-infection — "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
4.Associated topics: ears — "[We] evaluate[d] the efficacy of the Pycnogenol [French maritime pine bark extract] in improving cochlear flow and symptoms... for patients with Meniere’s disease (MD), tinnitus, and cochlear hypoperfusion.... Symptoms of Meniere’s disease [spontaneous vertigo, positional vertigo, hearing loss, tinnitus, pressure in the ear, unsteady gait], flow at cochlear level, and tinnitus improved in Pycnogenol subjects...."Link
5.Associated topics: ears — "[We] investigate[d] antimicrobial treatment of an infected [Staphylococcus aureus] cochlear implant, undertaken in an attempt to salvage the infected device.... 5 percent tea tree oil completely eradicated the biofilm following exposure for 1 hour.... Treatment of infected cochlear implants with novel agents such as tea tree oil could significantly improve salvage outcome."Link
6.Associated topics: sinus-infection — "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
7.Associated topics: seasonal-allergies — "The lemon-based nasal spray [containing Lemon, Melaleuca Quinquenervia, and Ravintsara] was a good alternative to conventional medicine for the treatment of perennial [pet dander, dust mites] and seasonal allergic and vasomotor rhinopathy."Link
8.Associated topics: seasonal-allergies — "Lavender essential oil displays the stronger antioxidant activity against lipid peroxidation in a linoleic acid model system and good antibacterial activity against four rhinitis-related bacteria including staphylococcus aureus, Micrococcus ascoformans, Proteus vulgaris, and Escherichia coli."Link

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