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An Allergy-Based Illness Called Cedar Fever

Author: Debbie L.
Date: 03-04-2011
Views: 14,951
Word Count: 774
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Testimonial ID: 5577-OR
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Scientific Studies: 8

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I had a bad case of cedar fever in December 2010. Ironic as it sounds, cedar fever does not actually produce a fever. In fact, cedar fever is a seasonal allergy. Taking meds and sleeping a lot more than usual, my entire sleep schedule got totally messed up and I ended up having chronic insomnia.

This created a whole cycle of not enough sleep at one time, being tired all the time and being unproductive. I was so frustrated, but I thought surely it would all work itself out over time.

Well, it became worse and so much so that I went to my doctor about it. His solution was to prescribe me sleeping pills to try to regulate my sleep. He cautioned me that the pills could make me forget things like I might type and send an email and have no recollection of having done it. The lack of sleep was already causing that kind of brain fog, so the meds didn't seem to be the kind of solution I wanted.

I never took the first one of those pills. But then I did just get so tired I finally slept 11.5 hours one night and about 10 another. But I was still no better, chronic fatigue and the insomnia pattern resumed. I felt like I couldn't go on like that.
I had been out of touch with my good friend for a few weeks due to my illness. So when we resumed our email communications, she asked how I was and I told her I just couldn't seem to get my energy back and how it was affecting the quality of my life.
She had never once ever mentioned to me that she used any holistic products for herself or her pets. But I guess my desperation to get some energy back prompted her to finally tell me her story. She said she hadn't mentioned it because she didn't know how I'd feel about holistic products since some people don't put any confidence in them.

She began by sharing the story in her testimonial. From there, she introduced me to the Young Living consultant who helped her and her cats. My friend shared a lot of information with me and she went the extra mile and contacted the consultant herself on my behalf and told her she really wanted to help me.

The more I learned, the more I wanted to learn. The consultant is now my mentor and I have total confidence in her. She is not someone just trying to sell products. She has a full career working with purebred horses, along with her husband. She only got into this because the products helped her own life. Now she uses the products to treat people and animals, purebred horses in particular. She's one of only 50 certified practitioners in the company, qualified to instruct others for accreditation, which is my goal now.
The products that were recommended for me could take varying amounts of time to work on different people and that it might take weeks. The good thing is it's all natural, non-addictive and once you begin to feel improvements - you can modify or eliminate treatments accordingly. You don't necessarily continue all treatments indefinitely.
My friend sent them to me and I began taking them immediately. By just day 3, I began to have much more energy and none of that lethargic "can't make it through the day" feeling I dragged around with day after day.

After 5 days on my treatments, I began getting to bed at a normal hour, getting a full night's sleep and waking up feeling rested. Feeling rested definitely improved my mental and emotional state. I felt like I was drowning and my friends gave me a lifeline!
If it had been anyone else other than my friend, I might not have taken it as seriously. But she is one of the sweetest, most sincere and considerate people I know. I knew I could trust everything she was telling me and that she would never use the products, much less recommend them, if she wasn't truly having results. But the miracles were in her cats!
My friend's testimonial, the YL consultant mentoring, using the products, I can't say enough about how glad I am to have been steered to these products!

So I feel good about taking the products for myself and recommending them to others. I highly recommend NingXia Red juice and Lavender oil. They have so many different benefits, from what I've learned from testimonials on this website. In just a few days they made a huge difference for me!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: emotions-/-feelings — "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
2.Associated topics: chronic-fatigue-syndrome-(CFS),fatigue,depression-/-sadness-/-hopelessness-/-sorrow — "After inhalation of clary sage oil, cortisol levels were significantly decreased.... Thyroid stimulating hormone was also reduced.... Clary sage oil has antidepressant-like effect...."Link
3.Associated topics: sleep,insomnia-/-sleeplessness,fatigue,depression-/-sadness-/-hopelessness-/-sorrow — "Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."Link
4.Associated topics: seasonal-allergies — "The lemon-based nasal spray [containing Lemon, Melaleuca Quinquenervia, and Ravintsara] was a good alternative to conventional medicine for the treatment of perennial [pet dander, dust mites] and seasonal allergic and vasomotor rhinopathy."Link
5.Associated topics: emotions-/-feelings,depression-/-sadness-/-hopelessness-/-sorrow — "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
6.Associated topics: depression-/-sadness-/-hopelessness-/-sorrow — "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
7.Associated topics: depression-/-sadness-/-hopelessness-/-sorrow — "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
8.Associated topics: depression-/-sadness-/-hopelessness-/-sorrow — "The ylang ylang oil caused a significant decrease of blood pressure and a significant increase of skin temperature. At the behavioral level, subjects in the ylang ylang oil group rated themselves more calm and more relaxed than subjects in the control group. These findings are likely to represent a relaxing effect of the ylang ylang oil and provide some evidence for the usage of the ylang ylang oil in aromatherapy such as causing a relief of depression and stress in humans."Link

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