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Encephalitis, Inflammation Of The Brain


Author: Jackie M.
Date: 11-19-2010
Views: 13,112
Word Count: 451
Questions Received: Not available for contact
Testimonial ID: 4900-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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My name is Jackie Moe. In early October, 2010, our youngest son, Jim, age 37, was diagnosed with pneumonia and was put on antibiotics. This was not unusual as Jim has had a history of pneumonia.

Four days later, Jim was still home sick from work with a temperature in excess of 102 degrees. His daughter was also home sick from school that day and had called grandma (me) concerned about her dad. 911 was called and paramedics arrived to find Jim having a seizure. Medication was given to stop the seizing and a ventilator was inserted to aid his breathing. Jim was transported to ICU at United Hospital in St. Paul, MN.

A series of different tests were done...blood, an MRI, lumbar spinal tap, EKG, brain scans etc. None of the tests offered any positive answers, however they did further diagnose Jim with encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain and they felt it was from some kind of a bug or tick bite. They kept Jim sedated in an induced coma to calm his agitation. Daily attempts made to regain his consciousness were unsuccessful due to his agitation

On day 2 in ICU, I asked the Infectious Disease doctor if he had any objections to topically applying some therapeutic grade essentials oils on Jim. The doctor advised that there was nothing medicine could do for Jim without a further diagnosis and advised me to do anything I felt may help. As a result, I along with my sister, Diane, who does reflexology and healing touch, began topically applying Frankincense, Valor, Lemon, Thieves and other oils to his feet, neck and temples, as well as diffusing oils into the air in his room. We started diffusing Peace & Calming on the 3rd day.

On the morning of day 4 in ICU, the attempt to regain consciousness was successful and Jim was able to respond to commands. Survival of this condition is apparently uncommon. Of those that do survive, 70% of them have some sort of brain damage.

On day 5 Jim was discharged from the hospital and after 3 weeks he was back at work and he appears to have regained all his mental faculties. The doctors at the ICU call Jim a walking miracle. We have been blessed and have much to be thankful for!!

You can find essential oils in health foods stores, but they are not therapeutic grade and are often diluted with chemicals or synthetic materials.

If you would like to learn more about this miracle and therapeutic grade essential oils, have concerns or questions use my contact link to send me an email. The above information is for educational purposes only and not for treatment of any medical conditions.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: inflammation,pneumonia — "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: viruses — "The presence of beta-caryophyllene in many essential oils might contribute strongly to their antiviral ability. These results indicate that phenylpropanoids and sesquiterpenes present in essential oils contribute to their antiviral activity against HSV [herpes simplex virus]."Link
3.Associated topics: viruses — "Taken together, we found an essential oil blend [Orange, Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary] notably attenuates influenza virus PR8 infection in vitro via inhibition of viral protein synthesis at the post-transcription level. The lack of toxicity and potent specific inhibition ability make the essential oil a possible antiviral drug for influenza virus proliferation control and treatment."Link
4.Associated topics: pneumonia — "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
5.Associated topics: inflammation,fever-/-temperature-/-hot — "[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: inflammation — "To assess their anti-inflammatory activities, effects of essential oils on neutrophil activation were examined in vitro.... All essential oils tested at 0.1% concentration suppressed TNF-945;-induced neutrophil adherence, and, in particular, lemongrass, geranium, and spearmint oils clearly lowered the reaction even at 0.0125%. Similar inhibitory activities for the neutrophil adherence were obtained by their major constituent terpenoids: citral, geraniol, citronellol and carvone. Thus, some essential oils used as anti-inflammatory remedies suppress neutrophil activation by TNF-945; at a low concentration (0.0125-0.025%) in vitro."Link
7.Associated topics: inflammation — "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
8.Associated topics: inflammation — "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

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