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No More Inhalers Needed For Cat Allergy And Asthma

Author: Tammy B.
Skill: Raindrop Technique
Date: 11-21-2010
Views: 17,470
Word Count: 366
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 4915-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 8

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Not too long ago I was at a friend's house for a meeting and she had cats and I have a severe cat allergy. Normally I would need to use a steroid inhaler, an albuterol rescue inhaler and a antihistamine and if this did not work I would need to go to the emergency room and get an IV push of epinephrine, all of which are not good for me and would make my brain swell.

By the second day at my friend's house, I decided I should look for a hospital because I was not going to be able to breathe without help, but then I remembered someone at the meeting told me that "Lavender oil is better than an epi pen".

So I began to inhale Lavender and Peppermint oils and within 5 minutes I was able to catch my breath. I could hardly believe it. I did not go to the hospital that night but I was still struggling to breathe fully.

The next day I had to go back to the house with cats for another meeting. I was still having a very hard time. Then I took about 12 drops of Lavender in a capsule and it opened my lungs about 75% and I felt fantastic. It was like I was energetic and relaxed all at the same time.

One capsule of pure essential Lavender oil did more for me than prednisone, albuterol, Zyrtec, and advair combined could do and with no harm to my body. I felt so good taking the Lavender that I now take 5 drops in a capsule daily.

I wanted to test things out and see if the problem with allergies had cleared up so I helped a friend move that had cats and I had no asthma, but I did have a scratchy throat. So I took the Lavender for two more days and again, went to a friends who had cats and this time I did not experience any symptoms.

Also, I have learned that Lavender oil and Peppermint oil help with mental focus especially during test time and study time and I am happy to say that I have a 4.0 in my Master's program.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: breathing-/-inhale,respiratory-system,lungs-/-pulmonary — "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.Associated topics: mental — "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
3.Associated topics: breathing-/-inhale,respiratory-system,lungs-/-pulmonary — "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
4.Associated topics: respiratory-system — "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.Associated topics: respiratory-system — "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
6.Associated topics: mental — "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
7.Associated topics: mental — "A number of essential oils are currently in use as aromatherapy agents to relieve anxiety, stress, and depression. Popular anxiolytic oils include lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), rose (Rosa damascena), orange (Citrus sinensis), bergamot (Citrus aurantium), lemon (Citrus limon), sandalwood (Santalum album), clary sage (Salvia sclarea), Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), and rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium spp.)."Link
8.Associated topics: mental — "Most studies, as well as clinically applied experience, have indicated that various essential oils, such as lavender, lemon and bergamot can help to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. Most notably, inhalation of essential oils can communicate signals to the olfactory system and stimulate the brain to exert neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin and dopamine), thereby further regulating mood."Link

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