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When I Have A Cold Or Flu Symptoms

Author: Sandy R.
Skill: Energy Worker
Date: 03-07-2011
Views: 12,679
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Testimonial ID: 5595-OR
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Scientific Studies: 8

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I typically find that using a few drops of the ImmuPower oil blend on my chest alone, or Oregano on my feet, or spritzing 1-2 squirts of the Thieves oil blend spray in my throat usually stops any scratchy throat or the beginning of a cold in its tracks with me.

Awhile back I ended up getting a bit of a cold. Not bad, but I did not want it to get worse either! The colds and flus going around have been nasty! Many people have been out of commission for a week or two from this one.

So, when all that together didn't get that darn cold to go away, I started adding in all kinds of oils to try and nip it in the bud.

I increased my Super C (vitamin C) to 6-8 tablets a day. I used Thieves spray in my throat a few times a day when I thought of it. I used 3-4 drops of Oregano on the inside of my feet. I added a few drops of ImmuPower to my chest which I really love!

I started adding in a few drops of Thieves essential oil into hot water. Yummy! Loved the taste. I did this about twice the first evening. Then I applied 3-4 drops each of the RC and Raven oil blends to the inside of my feet and rubbed that in using the vita flex technique.

I applied RC and Raven to the reflex areas of my feet for sinus, head and along the spine of my foot. I could feel my sinuses opening a little bit. I then took really deep inhalations from the essential oil residue left on my hands. This felt really good. Things were looking more hopeful.

After about 15 minutes though, I started getting clogging again. Taking deep inhales from my hands helped, and then I drank more tea with Thieves in it. Both these things helped. But I re-applied more oils to my feet and chest for good measure. I was trying to abate the cold and substantially strengthen my system rather than just barely help the symptoms subside.

I did this routine about every 20 minutes. Yes, that often!!! After an hour with 3 applications, between my Thieves Tea and adding some heat to my back, my sinuses began to clear up.

I figured that I was clearing some toxins too and was drinking a ton of fluids. I decided to add some extra support for my kidneys and bladder so I added a dropper of Young Living K & B Tincture also to the tea.

I did this routine into the night before I fell asleep. When I woke up, I was stuffed, congested and feeling low. I continued the routine into the day, every hour, doing these applications.

As I felt better, I eased up the routine a little bit more going from 3 times an hour with applications, to twice an hour, then once an hour, then every other hour and so on.

Within 2 days, I was only needing 3 applications a day. By day 3, twice a day.

I kept the night time and morning applications up for 10 days since I could still feel my energy was low and wanted to make sure that I used the oils to make sure that any of the virus or bacteria did not go into hibernation in my system.

I have found that people often stop using the oils as soon as they feel better and then often get a re-occurrence after a week or two. So I kept up the routine. A month later, I am continuing a modified morning application with Oregano and Thyme on my feet just to make sure that I keep boosting my immune system.

If I am in contact with someone who is sick with a cold, I make sure I use extra oil applications, and inhale some oils very deeply to catch any airborne bacteria before they have a chance to nest inside me.

Vita Flex is a technique using the tips of the fingers in a rolling manner starting at the bottom inside of the foot and moving up towards the toes.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: breathing-/-inhale,respiratory-system,lungs-/-pulmonary,colds — "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: breathing-/-inhale,respiratory-system,lungs-/-pulmonary,colds — "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: virus — "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
4.Associated topics: flu-(Influenza),virus,colds — "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
5.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
6.Associated topics: bacteria — "[We] investigate[d] antimicrobial treatment of an infected [Staphylococcus aureus] cochlear implant, undertaken in an attempt to salvage the infected device.... 5 percent tea tree oil completely eradicated the biofilm following exposure for 1 hour.... Treatment of infected cochlear implants with novel agents such as tea tree oil could significantly improve salvage outcome."Link
7.Associated topics: bacteria,respiratory-system,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
8.Associated topics: bacteria — "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

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