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My Dog Had A Melanoma

Author: Mary Ann D.
Skill: Raindrop Technique
Date: 03-29-2009
Views: 14,546
Word Count: 437
Questions Received: 3
Testimonial ID: 3430-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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Five years ago, my border collie / Australian shepherd cross, had a melanoma tumor between the toes on her left front leg. It was surgically removed, with clean margins, cleared up well, and I forgot about it. The dog is now 10 years old, very active and sprightly. You would swear she was much younger.

Last September, when at the vet for a check up, she noticed a swollen lymph node on her left front chest (pre-scapular). They aspirated a bit of fluid, and found melanoma cells, which meant that the cancer had metastasized (spread). I took her to a vet oncologist, but any treatment was going to be prohibitively expensive, with only a slight increase in life expectancy. I was heart broken!

We had our regular vet remove 2 small tumors on her left front leg, as well as the pesky lymph node. We decided she would not have to go through any further surgery even if the cancer returned.

We had just recently started using essential oils on my Dad, who is in home hospice.

So I started putting Frankincense on the dogs incisions and giving it internally in a capsule twice daily. It was resolved very quickly and the hair came back. I continued to give the oil internally, but not rub it on any more.

After three months, something started growing near the site of the former tumors, but it didn't seem to be in the skin or muscle, but at the base of the hair on her legs. It was like clusters of tiny granular scabs. They didn't seem to bother her, but if I gently rubbed them, little tufts of fur would come out with the "scab" at the base of each tuft.

I started applying Lavender, the Purification oil blend, and Lemon oil in a coconut oil base twice daily, and added Lavender to the Frankincense that she was getting internally, twice daily,

After a couple of weeks, all of the tufts came off with the little "scabs" at the bases, which left clear skin, healthy looking, with no sign of a tumor. There was never any blood or muscle or skin damage involved in this process. It has been a week since all the "scabs" came off, and the hair is growing back amazingly fast!

She has never seemed to be in any pain, and has not licked or worried about the leg, nor limped or favored it in any way. I feel so much more hopeful than I did 5 months ago, when I was crying all the time! My vet is also VERY impressed!

How did I ever manage before Young Living Oils?

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: skin-cancer,tumor-/-growth-/-neuroma — Frankincense and myrrh showed anticancer effects.Link
2.Associated topics: puppy-/-dog-/-canine — "Idiopathic vestibular syndrome is the most common cause of peripheral vestibular disease in dogs and, despite its dramatic clinical presentation, can improve without intervention."Link
3.Associated topics: skin,skin-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
4.Associated topics: skin — "[M]any curative properties attributed to various plants in indigenous medicine are also present in their essential oils.... These oils exert a number of general effects from the pharmacological viewpoint. When applied locally, the essential oils mix readily with skin oils, allowing these to attack the infective agents quickly and actively.... In vitro studies [were] conducted by the author on antimicrobial and anthelmintic [destructive to parasitic worms] properties of some essential oils...."Link
5.Associated topics: puppy-/-dog-/-canine — "[T]opical fatty acids and essential oils are a useful treatment option for canine atopic dermatitis."Link
6.Associated topics: skin — "[One] method employed for wound healing is the application of lavender oil. Due to its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties, it is thought to prevent wound infections and to play a role in reducing pain by lowering inflammation.... Lavender oil is known to have antibacterial, antifungal, sedative, and/or antidepressant effects.... In addition to its antimicrobial effects, the anti-inflammatory analgesic properties of lavender oil have also been emphasized... The use of L. Angustifolia [lavender] is particularly recommended in chronically infected wounds due to its immune-stimulating and antimicrobial effects. There are also reports that lavender oil reduces scar tissue."Link
7.Associated topics: skin — "Tea tree oil (TTO) (Melaleuca alternifolia) has been used recently as an effective topical application for the treatment of skin infections due to a variety of aetiological microbial agents, including mainly bacterial infections. We detail... the successful treatment with TTO of a paediatric patient with warts on her right middle finger. TTO was applied topically once daily to the lesions for 12 days, with a successful outcome, including complete re-epithelization of the infected areas. The case highlights the potential use of TTO in the treatment of common warts due to human papilloma virus."Link
8.Associated topics: skin — "Tea tree oil... has become increasingly popular as an antimicrobial for the treatment of conditions such as tinea pedis [athlete’s foot] and acne....[T]ea tree oil can reduce histamine-induced skin inflammation."Link

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