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Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Have Dissipated


Author: Susan S.
Skill: Healer
Date: 05-24-2010
Views: 20,097
Word Count: 357
Questions Received: 71
Testimonial ID: 4355-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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Although there is no current study going on that I am aware of regarding the use of specific essential oils to combat the effects of Multiple Sclerosis, I would love to find a doctor/biochemist who would like to study what I have been doing for the past year. I feel that I owe the most to the essential oil of Helichrysum Italicum. I had never felt such a feeling before!

In a nutshell, I was diagnosed in 2004 with Multiple Sclerosis and had to quit my job just a year later due to weakness, cognitive issues, fatigue, you name it! I was going downhill and the pace seemed to be picking up.

It was so bad that my neurologist had me taking a combination of two different injections, Copaxone and Betaseron to try to stop my lesions, especially in the brain stem, to stop growing. With the cocktail of RX medication and the shots, I was on a road to eternal doom, at least I felt like it.

In 2007, I was told that I was heading toward Secondary Progressive MS. I suspected that the meds were not working and had already stopped taking some of them. Starting in October of 2008, I decided to start weaning myself off of all of my medication. I started with the easiest and ended with the shots, just in case they were helping.

By the end of April 2009, I was virtually RX-free! I was able to do this by using the "MS Recipe" I found in the essential oils reference book. I started using a combination of Rosemary, Basil, Peppermint, and Helichrysum oils along with the Aroma Siez oil blend, Marjoram, the PanAway oil blend and Idaho Fir . I applied these oils along my spine from the brain stem downwards. Since I was suffering from cognitive issues also, I dropped the oils up the spine.

These oils have brought me back to life, so to speak. No one would even know I have MS now! There are a lot more facets that brought me up to this level, but the use of the oils were a big part of it!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: depression — "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
2.Associated topics: depression — "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
3.Associated topics: depression — "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
4.Associated topics: depression — "A number of essential oils are currently in use as aromatherapy agents to relieve anxiety, stress, and depression. Popular anxiolytic oils include lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), rose (Rosa damascena), orange (Citrus sinensis), bergamot (Citrus aurantium), lemon (Citrus limon), sandalwood (Santalum album), clary sage (Salvia sclarea), Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), and rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium spp.)."Link
5.Associated topics: depression — "Most studies, as well as clinically applied experience, have indicated that various essential oils, such as lavender, lemon and bergamot can help to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. Most notably, inhalation of essential oils can communicate signals to the olfactory system and stimulate the brain to exert neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin and dopamine), thereby further regulating mood."Link
6.Associated topics: depression — "The ylang ylang oil caused a significant decrease of blood pressure and a significant increase of skin temperature. At the behavioral level, subjects in the ylang ylang oil group rated themselves more calm and more relaxed than subjects in the control group. These findings are likely to represent a relaxing effect of the ylang ylang oil and provide some evidence for the usage of the ylang ylang oil in aromatherapy such as causing a relief of depression and stress in humans."Link
7.Associated topics: depression — "[T]he lavender fragrance had a beneficial effect on insomnia and depression in women college students."Link
8.Associated topics: depression — "[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

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