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Dealing With Years Of Toenail Fungus


Author: Rosiland D.
Skill: Healer
Date: 08-01-2010
Views: 28,397
Word Count: 314
Questions Received: 5
Testimonial ID: 4513-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I have had toenail fungus on my big toe for 20 years. It was thickening my nail and slowly going deeper into the nail bed. I had tried over-the-counter medications with no results whatsoever.

I used the Thieves essential oil blend for a week, and then I switched to the Purification blend at someone's suggestion. In another two weeks the nail had thinned to normal and the fungus had stopped growing under my nail.

It has been several months, and there is no sign of any more fungus. I occasionally treat it with a drop or two of Purification, but it does seem to be growing back normally. I am very happy with the essential oils by Young Living!

Added note (5/12/2015) I have not been able to completely eradicate my toenail fungus. It did seem to disappear for several months but it slowly came back. Currently I use Oregano oil and Tea Tree oil to keep it under control. I usually put a drop on for every 2 or 3 toes, depending on how much I can spread it around.

Fungus is a funny thing and there are different types (and little is known about any of them). I probably have something in my body that encourages its growth which may vary depending not only on what I am eating (maybe my food is too acidic) but also what my emotional state is.

I have read in other places that people who are very critical/judgmental often have toenail fungus. For myself I did grow up to be exactly that but with maturity and wisdom much of this has diminished. However, perhaps my body is telling me I still have some more growing to do in this area!

Always listen to your body! It knows how to keep you healthy and sometimes it uses illness and pain to get your attention and point you in another direction!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: emotions-/-feelings — "The present study indicated that lavender aromatherapy as a potential therapeutic modality could alleviate premenstrual emotional symptoms, which, at least in part, is attributable to the improvement of parasympathetic nervous system activity. This study further implies that HRV could evaluate the efficacy of aromatherapy using various fragrances to relieve premenstrual symptoms, and ultimately, support the mind and body health of women."Link
2.Associated topics: emotions-/-feelings — "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
3.Associated topics: emotions-/-feelings — "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
4.Associated topics: diet — "Z. officinale [ginger] has been used to control diabetes and dyslipidemia [high cholesterol].... The marked rise in body weights, glucose, insulin, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, free fatty acids and phospholipids in serum of the rats that followed 6 weeks of high-fat diet treatment were significantly reduced by Z. officinale treatment.... The present results provide scientific evidence to substantiate the traditional use of Z. officinale in preventing metabolic disorders."Link
5.Associated topics: finger-/-toe-nails,nail-fungus — "Tea tree oil contributes to the successful treatment of toenail fungus [onychomycosis]."Link
6.Associated topics: finger-/-toe-nails,nail-fungus — "Topical therapy, including [tea tree oil].., provide[s] improvement in nail appearance and symptomatology.... The use of a topical preparation [such as tea tree oil] in conjunction with debridement is an appropriate initial treatment strategy."Link
7.Associated topics: nail-fungus — "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
8.Associated topics: diet — "Co-administration of the lime essential oil and ketotifen caused significant suppression in gaining weight, as well as decreased body weights of mice. The data obtained in this study suggested that lime essential oil plays an important role in weight loss and could be useful in the treatment of drug-induced obesity and related diseases."Link

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