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Plumbing Injury And Thieves Oil

Author: Kathleen C.
Date: 07-01-2010
Views: 5,283
Word Count: 586
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 4442-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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In 2005, I fell down the stairs, causing damage to my "plumbing". This condition went undiagnosed for 3.5 years despite many trips to puzzled doctors and specialists. I would later find out that The fall had caused a "break" in the plumbing which caused a pocket (sub-urethral diverticulum) to be formed. This pocket collects matter which usually would be passed through the system and be excreted by the body. The pocket became constantly infected, causing severe pain.

For 3.5 years I had now been on "Keflex" 500 mg., twice a day. It was a constant cycle of pain, infection, antibiotics and yeast infections.

A specialist in the Urology field finally diagnosed the condition. By this time, a gland and much tissue had been destroyed by repeated infection, presenting the surgeon with the difficult task of reconstruction. A week after surgery, the stitches broke and we were back at point zero. The site pain, nerve pain and infection returned.

Months passed and there seemed no hope in sight...the antibiotics were no longer holding the infection for more than a few weeks, then back on more antibiotics. The surgeon could see no alternative except, eventually, another surgery which would leave me incontinent and wearing adult diapers. Oh, yay! At one point I had asked him to proceed with the second surgery, despite the projected outcome. This thing had ruled my life for too long and I could no longer tolerate the pain. The doc asked me to be patient. I am glad I listened.

A good friend had given me a sample of Thieves therapeutic oil to try for a gum problem. I noticed during the week or so period I had used the oil topically on my gums that I had much less discomfort with the plumbing issue. Hmmmmm.... Realizing Thieves therapeutic grade oils could be taken internally, I started taking a couple of drops in water twice a day. Little by little I felt I was gaining ground. Though some nerve pain remained, I could tell that the Thieves was working to control the infection.

A check-up with the amazed surgeon proved I was right. Upon examination, the surgeon found that the infection site was barely visible and it was truly healing!!! I presented the surgeon with a computer print out regarding Thieves being successful in killing even MRSA and explained to him that I had been taking the therapeutic oil orally for the last month. He commented, " I just knew you were coming back requesting another surgery. I don't discount anything. Just keep doing what you are doing".

It has been eight weeks since my last check up with the surgeon. I have no further appointments. - just orders to come back if there is a problem. To date, I am feeling better every day. My strength had been sapped by pain and repeated antibiotics. I had forgotten how good it felt to feel good!

I am now a believer in the power of essential oils and have started my own Young Living distributorship. Not saying that everyone's experience will be the same, but Thieves oil has shown a skeptic or two just how powerful an ally essential oils can be.

If, through my experience, I can bring hope and help to just one person, my journey will have been worthwhile. My advice to people is "Never give up!".

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: wound-/-gash — "The methods of aromatherapy were applied sitz bath or soap application using essential oils with Lavender, Myrrh, Neroli, Rose, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Orange, and Roman Chamomile.... [T]hese findings indicate that postpartum aromatherapy for perineal care could be effective in healing the perineum."Link
2.Associated topics: antibiotic,candida — "As proven in vitro, essential oils [Eucalyptus, Melaleuca Alternifolia, Thyme, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Clove, Sandalwood, Peppermint, Sage] represent a cheap and effective antiseptic topical treatment option even for antibiotic-resistant strains [such] as MRSA and antimycotic [antifungal]-resistant Candida species."Link
3.Associated topics: wound-/-gash — "DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."Link
4.Associated topics: wound-/-gash — "Lavender essential oil has been used as an anxiolytic [anxiety] drug, a mood stabilizer, a sedative, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antihypertensive [high blood pressure], antimicrobial, analgesic [pain] agent as well as a wound healing accelerator.... The present study suggests that inhalation of lavender essential oil may be an effective and safe treatment modality in acute management of migraine headaches."Link
5.Associated topics: wound-/-gash — "[A] literature review of evidence on the influence of essential oils on wound healing and their potential application in clinical practice... focus[ing] mainly on tea tree, lavender, chamomile, thyme, and ocimum [basil] oils."Link
6.Associated topics: wound-/-gash — "Melaleuca Alternifolia [tea tree] Hydrogel... was compared with tap water as a coolant following application onto a fresh, deep, partial-thickness hot water burn.... Effective cooling of the burn wound and an increased rate of wound healing was achieved by both repeated tap water compresses and by immediate or delayed application of Melaleuca Hydrogel. Cooling is an effective means to reduce tissue damage and increase wound healing."Link
7.Associated topics: wound-/-gash — "[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
8.Associated topics: wound-/-gash — "Topical 5% tea tree oil is an effective treatment for mild to moderate acne vulgaris.... Tea tree oil has broad-spectrum antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity in vitro. These properties have formed the basis of its use in the treatment of a range of superficial dermatoses such as cuts, insect bites, boils, and dermatophytosis [ringworm]."Link

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