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Sinus Infection Nipped In The Bud!

Author: Dawn R.
Skill: Massage Therapist
Date: 12-04-2010
Views: 16,698
Word Count: 437
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 4987-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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No more sinus infections for me! I've been plagued by these things since childhood. I decided to document what I did, mostly to help others with the same problem because I wouldn't remember details later, but also to keep me focused on it.

7 pm: Ate Pizza Hut cheese sticks for dinner, because I was too lazy to cook.

8:15 am: 2 ComforTone, 2 enzymes, 16 oz water.

10:45 pm: Noticed sore throat. Went looking for Thieves spray, got distracted, then sinuses started dripping,head was congested and hurt. After a lifetime of sinus infections, they're unmistakable.

11:00 pm: Got Thieves spray, squirted into throat twice. Inhaled fumes up into sinuses.

11:15: Ditto, plus 8 oz more water and two more ComforTone. (Because sinuses = colon and I've had a lot of cheese over 3 days.)

11:55 pm: Head hurting again; reading a post about carrot and cayenne juice. But maybe not tonight; so tired.

12:05 am: 8 oz more water during the following: Peppermint oil on facial sinus areas, crown, back of neck, and inhaled. Lavender on back of neck and inhaled. Nose running (Peppermint fumes). Drop of Frankincense under tongue; Thieves spray again.

12:12 am Another drop of Frankincense since the first wasn't so bad. Although eyes still watering from fumes, notice throat no longer hurts, head no longer hurts. Will put the Thieves oil on feet in bed. In the morning, if not better, will make carrot juice and will borrow a diffuser.

12:16 am testimonial reminded me: Take a tsp natural vinegar with a drop of Thieves oil (I'll add local raw honey). That's easy enough to do before bed.

12:25 am: Brushed teeth with extra drop of Clove oil (I'd have used Thieves but hadn't found it yet) then did a drop of Thieves and honey. Heading to bed noticed sinuses seem clear, no drips, no headache (other than sleepiness). Throat just stings a touch in one spot.

8:27 am: When I went to bed, rolled Breathe Again all over my face and under nose; put Thieves on my feet. This morning, did Breathe Again for good measure, but feel normal. No headache, no sore throat, no dripping or sinus pressure.

The usual morning sneeze and stuffiness, but nothing abnormal. I'm drinking my normal morning tonic: 2 cups water with Sulfurzyme, drop or two of Cypress oil, Hawthorne extract and a drop of Grapefruit oil.

Will take more ComforTone and keep meals light and relatively liquid for a few days - possibly that carrot-Orange-cayenne juice, lots of soups and green smoothies.

Note: I did this with just the Everyday Oils Kit and Cleansing Trio, plus Thieves Spray and Breathe Again.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: respiratory-system — "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: respiratory-system,sinus-headache,sinus-infection — "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.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
4.Associated topics: respiratory-system,sinus-infection,sore-/-scratchy-throat — "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: sinus-headache — "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
6.Associated topics: sore-/-scratchy-throat — "Streptococcus pyogenes [strep] plays an important role in the pathogenesis of tonsillitis.... [T]hyme, cinnamon, lemongrass, tea tree, lavender, oregano, clove, palmarosa, or cajeput [melaleuca] EOs [essential oils] are known to be active against Streptococcus pyogenes, while oregano, basil, mint [peppermint], rosemary, and lavender EOs are known to inhibit another Gram-positive bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus [staph].... We showed that cinnamon presented the higher activity against S. pyogenes compared to the other EOs tested.... 14 [essential oils] showed antibacterial activity against Streptococcus pyogenes.... Among them Cinnamomum verum [cinnamon bark], Cymbopogon citratus [Xiang Mao], Thymus vulgaris CT thymol [thyme], Origanum compactum [oregano], and Satureja montana [Mountain Savory] essential oils exhibited significant antibacterial activity. The in vitro results reported here suggest that, for patients suffering from bacterial throat infections, if aromatherapy is used, these essential oils, considered as potential antimicrobial agents, should be preferred."Link
7.Associated topics: sinus-headache — "We report on a patient whose severe post-ECT headaches responded completely to methyl salicylate [wintergreen] ointment, applied to the area of his temporalis and masseter muscles. Topical methyl salicylate is generally well tolerated and may be a viable option for some patients with post-ECT headache."Link
8.Associated topics: sinus-headache,sinus-infection,sinus — "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

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