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Rheumatoid Arthritis No Longer Afflicts Me


Author: Kristy R.
Skill: Nurse
Date: 11-06-2010
Views: 35,056
Word Count: 250
Questions Received: 20
Testimonial ID: 4834-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in my mid 40's but had been experiencing joint and muscle pain for years.

I began taking Enbrel injections twice weekly along with Plaquenil and Celebrex. Because the Enbrel suppressed my immune system, I had chronic sinusitis and bronchitis and was on frequent rounds of antibiotics. Then on top of that, I began experiencing depression and anxiety...so I was prescribed and began taking Paxil and Zanax.

I moved and found a new physician who recommended I stop taking the Enbrel injections because my immune system was being depressed. She also recommended a blood test to see if I was "reacting" to some foods and then eliminate those identified. This helped some, but there was still lots of pain.

Then along came a family member who introduced me to Young Living Essential Oils and oil enhanced supplements along with a super-antioxidant drink called NingXia Red.

I began drinking 2 ounces of NingXia Red juice, took OmegaGize, AgilEase, Sulfurzyme and used oils topically. Wow, what a difference! I no longer woke up with debilitating pain and I started exercising again.

It was incredible. About 4 months after starting the supplements, drink and oils I woke up and realized, "My pain is completely gone!" Since then, I've left the hospital setting where I worked as an RN in administration and have a passion to share these remarkable oils and products with everyone who will listen.

I've found that Peppermint oil is awesome for sinus problems and have NEVER had another sinus infection!!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: sinusitis,bronchitis — "Cineole has mucolytic, bronchodilating and anti-inflammatory properties and reduces the exacerbation rate in patients suffering from COPD, as well as ameliorates symptoms in patients suffering from asthma and rhinosinusitis.... The effects of Cineole in the treatment of acute bronchitis were clearly measurable and could be proven after a treatment period of merely 4 days. This study corroborates the fact that Cineole actively and significantly reduces cough frequency after four days."Link
2.Associated topics: bronchitis — "The antibacterial activity of 14 essential oils and their major constituents in the gaseous state was evaluated against [respiratory tract pathogens] Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes, and Staphylococcus aureus. [The] oils [with cinnamon bark, lemongrass, and thyme being most potent] and their major constituents were shown to be effective against various bacteria tested.... These results indicate that the antibacterial action of essential oils was most effective when at high vapor concentration for a short time."Link
3.Associated topics: autoimmune — "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: sinusitis — "The result for the primary end point was validated by the amelioration of the following secondary end points: headache on bending, frontal headache, sensitivity of pressure points of trigeminal nerve, impairment of general condition, nasal obstruction, and rhinological secretion.... In patients with acute nonpurulent rhinosinusitis, timely treatment with cineole [a.k.a. eucalyptol... found in eucalyptus, camphor laurel, laurus nobilis, tea tree, mugwort, basil, wormwood, rosemary, sage, and cannabis] is effective and safe before antibiotics are indicated."Link
5.Associated topics: autoimmune — "Immunomodulatory activity of frankincense oil: Biologically, the oil exhibited a strong immunostimulant activity (90% lymphocyte transformation) when assessed by a lymphocyte proliferation assay."Link
6.Associated topics: rheumatoid-arthritis — "Ruxiang (Gummi olibanum), the dried gum resin of Boswellia carterii (BC) [frankincense], has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to alleviate pain and inflammation for thousands of years.... The data show that BC extract has significant anti-arthritic and anti-inflammation effects and suggest that these effects may be mediated via the suppression of pro-inflammatory cytokines."Link
7.Associated topics: rheumatoid-arthritis — "We have demonstrated that Boswellia frereana [frankincense] prevents collagen degradation, and inhibits the production of pro-inflammatory mediators and MMPs. Due to its efficacy we propose that B. frereana should be examined further as a potential therapeutic agent for treating inflammatory symptoms associated with arthritis."Link
8.Associated topics: bronchitis — "Essential Oil Diffusion [lavender, marjoram, balsam fir, and peppermint] for the Treatment of Persistent Oxygen Dependence in a Three-Year-Old Child With Restrictive Lung Disease With Respiratory Syncytial Virus [RSV] Pneumonia: A 3-year-old female with central core disorder, a static myopathy affecting type one muscle fibers, with an 18-day history of oxygen requirement, acute desaturation episodes on high-flow oxygen, and persistent upper-lobe atelectasis... experienced a rapid reduction in oxygen requirement when treated with diffused plant essential oils after insufficient response to N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and dornase alfa."Link

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