A Remedy For COPD And Respiratory Conditions
Author: Pauline B.
Word Count: 346
Questions Received: 15
Testimonial ID: 4875-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 5
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Last year I developed a severe bronchial infection and cough, then a sinus infection on top of that. It took 3 'upgrades' of antibiotic and several weeks to knock down the infections, but I was left with a continual sinus drip and a chronic cough with heavy mucus.
I had been inhaling Raven and RC and the Breathe Again Roll-on for temporary relief, but house dust, changing sheets, outdoor air and all cleaning products and hair sprays sent me into gasping, coughing fits. After being tested for asthma, given an Rx for an inhaler and Advair, which I didn't use, I decided to research the Young Living info I had been collecting for years as a distributor, since 1992.
I came across notes from a Young Living seminar I had attended in 1996, which gave us a blend for COPD for inhaling. In an empty bottle, pour
* 4 drops Thyme oil
* 4 drops Rosemary oil
* 3 drops Peppermint oil
* 3 drops Lemon oil
Inhale this deeply for 2-3 minutes, as needed. I mixed a big batch, using 40 drops Thyme and Rosemary, 30 each of Peppermint and Lemon in a clean empty Young Living bottle. I carry this with me, and take it to bed.
To use, pour one drop in palm and inhale, as often as needed. I also advise users to apply the oils undiluted on Reflexology points on the bottoms of feet, corresponding to the lung and bronchial areas, best done at bedtime. Google reflexology for a chart.
It stops the tickle, the wheezing, and the sinus drip. My once chronic condition has disappeared, and using it as soon as symptoms appear nips the allergy reaction in the bud.
I now diffuse a few drops in the house before cleaning, and in my bedroom on bad air-quality and sheet changing days. Diffuse for 20 min only at a time, once or twice a day.
I receive feedback that some users have been able to get off their Advair and or Albuterol inhalers with continued oils use, but it doesn't interfere with inhaler use, and will likely reduce the frequency.
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: allergic, allergies.
|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"In confirming the presence of peripheral airways dysfunction in nonsmokers with uncomplicated common colds, our data imply that the changes can be modified favorably by short-term aromatics inhalation."||Link|
|2.||"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|
|3.||"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|
|4.||"Foeniculum vulgare Mill, commonly called fennel, has been used in traditional medicine for a wide range of ailments related to digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and respiratory systems. Additionally, it is also used as a galactagogue agent for lactating mothers.... Foeniculum vulgare has emerged as a good source of traditional medicine and it provides a noteworthy basis in pharmaceutical biology for the development/formulation of new drugs and future clinical uses."||Link|
|5.||"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|
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