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Shingles And The Power Of Thieves


Author: Lucille C.
Skill: Massage Therapist
Date: 02-20-2009
Views: 9,712
Word Count: 132
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 3373-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 5

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I am currently working with two individuals who have shingles... one case was SEVERE - she was in the hospital for 10 days in June 2008 and could not touch the shingles area for over six months.

She started spraying the Thieves antiseptic spray on the pain area and after one week she could touch her skin. She has also received 2 Raindrop therapy sessions from me. The first session, she was a bit tender, but the second treatment - one week later she could withstand full massage pressure!!

The other case involved a "just got" case of shingles - she started immediately spraying the area with Thieves antiseptic spray, is also taking the Inner Defense oil blend capsules and NingXia Red juice.

A change in the shingles was noticeable within 24 hours.


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: antiviral, herpes, herpetic, neuralgia, postherpetic, shingle, vesicle, vesicles, viral, virus, zoster.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: herpes — "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: neuralgia,nerve-pain,herpes,shingles — "The patient was successfully treated with topical peppermint oil [for postherpetic neuralgia, a complication of shingles].... The authors believe this is the first evidence of peppermint oil (or menthol) having a strong analgesic effect on neuropathic pain."Link
3.Associated topics: nerve-pain — "Ameliorative effects of Ocimum sanctum [holy basil] in sciatic nerve transection-induced neuropathy...."Link
4.Associated topics: herpes — "Essential oils from anise, hyssop, thyme, ginger, camomile and sandalwood were screened for their inhibitory effect against herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) [genital herpes]. A clearly dose-dependent virucidal activity against HSV-2 could be demonstrated for all essential oils tested. Chamomile oil exhibited a high selectivity index and seems to be a promising candidate for topical therapeutic application as virucidal agents for treatment of herpes genitalis."Link
5.Associated topics: nerve-pain — "Topical high-concentration L-menthol is the only established human experimental pain model to study mechanisms underlying cold hyperalgesia. We aimed at investigating the combinatorial effect of cold stimuli and topical L-menthol on cold pain and secondary mechanical hyperalgesia. Cold detection threshold and cold pain threshold (CPT) increased after L-menthol and remained high after the cold rekindling cycles.... Skin blood flow increased after L-menthol and stayed stable after cold cycles. Repeated application of cold on skin treated by L-menthol facilitated and prolonged L-menthol-induced cold pain and hyperalgesia."Link

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