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Chronic Fatigue/Fibromyalgia Assisted By Bergamot

Author: Meg H.
Date: 08-11-2010
Views: 14,943
Word Count: 393
Questions Received: 26
Testimonial ID: 4539-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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When I first found out about Young Living I had used a few essential oils over time but really didn't know much about them or the many ways to use them. But when I got my first ones from Young Living I was really drawn to them, my body just seemed to KNOW they were what it needed!

I heard from other Young Living people that Bergamot was helpful for Chronic Fatigue/Fibromyalgia so I thought I'd give it a try. It began helping me with my aching right away. My body only aches now if I try to do too much or go off my diet, instead of aching almost every day.

I have more energy and it lasts longer. I started out with one drop of Bergamot a day (that was all my body could handle) and have worked my way up to 3 now. And when I do try to do too much it still helps me get through the crashes, which are fewer now, by the way. The longer I take Bergamot the better I feel, but I know I have to take my time and allow the body to heal. And of course I eat very well too. No sugar, white flour, dairy, caffeine, chemicals and additives.
My body seems to be absorbing nutrients better, which is a major win for me. Before I starting using Bergamot my last lab test indicated that my cells were starving and I had many severe deficiencies. Now I'm slowly taking more of some supplements that before my body just wouldn't tolerate.

I've had orthostatic pressure for quite a while and that is improving as is my brain function and memory.

I'm especially thrilled because there's no heavy duty herxheimer reactions with the low dose that I use, so its actually making me feel BETTER during this recovery period.

I have had Chronic Fatigue/Fibromyalgia for almost 40 years and Bergamot is the best single thing I can ever remember using for it. I have used all kinds of natural supplements. I was to the point where I was getting kind of hopeless at finding anything that would make me feel better because my body was unable to handle so many supplements, and to find one thing that does so much is really like a miracle! I'm so thankful and I really hope this can help other people!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: general-pain,muscle-pain — "We examined the evidence regarding the effect of herbal medicine on pain in people with non-specific low-back pain (LBP).... Lavender essential oil applied by acupressure appeared effective in reducing pain and improving flexibility compared to conventional treatment."Link
2.Associated topics: chronic-fatigue-syndrome-(CFS) — "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
3.Associated topics: fibromyalgia-syndrome-(FMS) — "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
4.Associated topics: general-pain — "Peppermint and its active ingredient menthol have long been used for the treatment of various pain conditions including headache.... Menthol solution can be an efficacious, safe and tolerable therapeutic option for the abortive treatment of migraine."Link
5.Associated topics: general-pain — "[W]e studied the anti-inflammatory and gastroprotective effects of C. citratus [Lemongrass] and E. citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus] essential oils on formol-induced edema and acetic acid induced abdominal cramps in Wistar rats.... In vivo analysis and histological assay showed that the two essential oils displayed significant dose-dependent edema [swelling] inhibition effect over time. They displayed strong analgesic [pain-relieving] and antipyretic [fever-reducing] properties similar to that induced by 50 mg/kg of acetylsalicylate of lysine.... This work demonstrates the anti-inflammatory property of Cymbopogon citratus [Lemongrass] and Eucalyptus citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus], suggesting their potential role as adjuvant therapeutic alternatives in dealing with inflammatory-related diseases."Link
6.Associated topics: general-pain — "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
7.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
8.Associated topics: general-pain — "In traditional folk medicine, tarragon [Artemisia dracunculus L. (Asteraceae)] has been used for treatment of pain and gastrointestinal disturbances.... This study reported the peripheral and central antinociceptive activity of the EOAD [essential oil of A. dracunculus] and rationalized the traditional use of the plant in the treatment of different painful conditions."Link

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