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Kidney Stone Passed That Was The Size Of A Bullet

Author: Marcie F.
Date: 02-26-2011
Views: 25,140
Word Count: 386
Questions Received: 3
Testimonial ID: 5547-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 5

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My husband has a history of kidney stones. In our 30 years of marriage, he has had over 140 stones; he has so much scar tissue built up now that he often passes one without ever having known he was forming it.

About 3 years ago, he had stones blocking the ureters on both sides. The doctor scheduled a procedure to cut them up with a laser. He was unable to get one of them after 30 minutes of trying, so he proceeded on the other side, cut that stone into grains of sand and inserted stents in both ureters with instructions to return in a month to try again on the failed one.

One month later, after being on antibiotics and anti-inflammatories, the doctor tried the procedure again and failed again. The ureter turned just ahead of the stone, and the physician was afraid of cutting the ureter with the laser.

Again, he sent my husband home with a stent and instructions to make an appointment with an interventional radiologist. The only path left was to insert a large-bore needle down into the kidney, and introduce the camera and laser into that needle and attempt to cut the stone from above.

I searched the essential oils reference book and this website for oils that might be helpful, and came up with Idaho Balsam Fir, Frankincense and Lemon oils. I didn't have any IBF, but had the Believe oil blend, which has both IBF and Frankincense in it.

I borrowed some Lemon oil from my Young Living sponsor. When my husband arrived home on Friday night , I made a capsule of 10 drops of Believe and 10 drops Lemon oil and he swallowed that. The next morning when he woke up, I made another capsule and he took that, too.

2 hours later, he passed the stone! It was the size of a .22 bullet!!! His urologist didn't believe that he'd passed the stone. He took it in with him for his follow-up appointment, and every urologist in the practice marveled at the size of the smooth as a kidney bean.

I'm still working on getting my husband to change his life habits so he'll stop forming stones. In the meantime, he takes a Believe and Lemon capsule every few weeks to dissolve any stones that may be forming.

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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: calculi, calculus, eswl, extracorporeal, lithiasis, lithotripsy, urethra.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: antibiotic — "As proven in vitro, essential oils [Eucalyptus, Melaleuca Alternifolia, Thyme, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Clove, Sandalwood, Peppermint, Sage] represent a cheap and effective antiseptic topical treatment option even for antibiotic-resistant strains [such] as MRSA and antimycotic [antifungal]-resistant Candida species."Link
2.Associated topics: kidney-stones,kidneys — "Many plant extracts that protect against the development of oxidative stress manifest clear antilithiasic activity [preventing the formation of or relieving the symptoms of kidney stones].... Evidence obtained to date supports a contributory role of polyphenols [present in essential oils] in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, some cancer types, and osteoporosis.... The results show an improvement of the renal function in some treated groups with an increase of diuresis and creatinine excretion due to polyphenols pretreatment. Our results clearly validate the ability of polyphenols to protect against papillary calcification of kidney tissue, consequently preventing the development of papillary calculi [kidney stones].... The collective findings to date support a protective effect of polyphenols on kidney tissue. Thus, considering that injury of papillary tissue constitutes the first step in the development of COM papillary calculi, the antioxidant action of polyphenols may contribute significantly to their antilithiasic action."Link
3.Associated topics: scar-tissue — "[One] method employed for wound healing is the application of lavender oil. Due to its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties, it is thought to prevent wound infections and to play a role in reducing pain by lowering inflammation.... Lavender oil is known to have antibacterial, antifungal, sedative, and/or antidepressant effects.... In addition to its antimicrobial effects, the anti-inflammatory analgesic properties of lavender oil have also been emphasized... The use of L. Angustifolia [lavender] is particularly recommended in chronically infected wounds due to its immune-stimulating and antimicrobial effects. There are also reports that lavender oil reduces scar tissue."Link
4.Associated topics: scar-tissue — "[A] pulverized mixture of four herbs including Agrimonia Eupatoria (A), Nelumbo Nucifera Gaertn (N), Boswellia Carteri (B) [Frankincense], and Pollen Typhae Angustifoliae (P)... was first described in Chinese canonical medicine about 2000 years ago for treatment of various trauma disorders, such as hemostasis [bleeding], anti-inflammatory, analgesia [pain], and wound healing, etc.... [W]e showed that local ANBP treatment not only significantly enhanced wound healing by relieving inflammation, increasing formation of granulation tissue, and accelerating re-epithelialization, but [it] also reduced scar formation by decreasing collagen production [and] protuberant height and volume of scars and [by] increasing collagen maturity.... [Results show that ANBP] promot[es] wound healing and alleviat[es] scar formation, which may be an effective therapy for human wounds at the earliest stage."Link
5.Associated topics: anti-inflamatory — "...its flowers and leaves are the most used parts in the treatment of health disorders such as allergies, colds, cough, skin, liver and gallbladder disorders, inflammation, infections and sleeplessness... In vitro studies characterized Helichrysum as an antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory agent. Its flavonoids and terpenes were effective against bacteria (e.g. Staphylococcus aureus), its acetophenones, phloroglucinols and terpenoids displayed antifungal action against Candida albicans and its flavonoids and phloroglucinols inhibited HSV and HIV, respectively.... Regarding Helichrysum italicum in vivo activity, the highlight goes to ...the anti-inflammatory properties exhibited by its flavonoids, acetophenones and phloroglucinols, as seen in animal models."Link

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