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My Colitis & Osteoarthritis Have Improved


Author: Peggy W.
Date: 03-18-2011
Views: 43,629
Word Count: 1,029
Questions Received: 69
Testimonial ID: 5653-OR
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Scientific Studies: 8

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In March 2010 I was introduced to Young Living Essential Oils. We were talking at a luncheon and I asked a guest about her experiences with the oils. She began telling me about how her dad had diverticulitis and the doctor wanted to do surgery but he said no way.

He went home and began using the Young Living Essential Oils and within about 4 days he was better and has had no problems since. That was several years ago.

Well my ears perked up and wanted hear more. You see I was diagnosed in January 2006 with ulcerative colitis. That is a chronic disease of the colon which modern medicine says there are no solutions.

In April I attended a class and also received a Raindrop Massage! I was sold! I became a Young Living Essential Oils distributor that day.

My first order was NingXia Red juice - Yummy! After only 2 weeks my husband, the skeptic and other family members began to notice a change in me and how I was feeling. I had more strength, my demeanor was better, and my over all well being was more positive.

Next I ordered my diffuser. I was using it at my office during the day and bringing it home at night to diffuse the Thieves oil blend and Frankincense.

My husband loved the scent when he would come in from outside and decided we needed another one so HE could have one at home and I could keep the other one at my office.

I like to diffuse different combinations of oils: such as: Thieves, Cloves, and the Immupower, Raven and RC oil blends, or Thieves, Frankincense, Lavender, and the Purification oil blend as well as Lavender and the Peace & Calming and Citrus Fresh oil blends.

So I began ordering oils. I ordered: The Everyday Oils Collection, The 12 Oils of Ancient Scripture, the PanAway and Deep Relief oil blends, the Frankincense Resin Burner and the Thieves oil blend. I received free a Raindrop Technique and The Essential 7 oils Collection.

P.S. We now have a 3rd diffuser for the bedroom. My husband the skeptic is now a believer in the oils!

In June 2010 my Remicade I V Therapy treatment for my Ulcerative Colitis quit working. I have been on this treatment regimen every 8 weeks since April 2007. That is more than 3 years.

I had a treatment June 8th and the doctor said I really need to consider a Colectomy - that's the removal of the colon! He changed my meds and said we will see how you are in August your next treatment.

In August I was no better and the doctor repeated what he had told me in June - You really need to consider removing the colon. He said that is the only way. I told him not yet.

My colitis was no longer in remission. My symptoms worsened, I became incontinent and by August I had hit rock bottom - unable to function at work or at home. I couldn't get more than 10 feet from a bathroom for more than 10 minutes at a time. I was awakened during the night even to get up and go. Life was miserable.

My friend came down the next week to do another oils class and we discussed my colon health and she suggested I go through all my oils and look at the properties of each one and all that are anti inflammatory and start using them topically twice a day.

To my surprise I had 17 oils with anti-inflammatory properties. I alternate them am and pm, using 3 drops of 3 different oils at a time. For instance I use: Frankincense, Oregano and Basil or the Aroma-Siez oil blend, Basil and Myrrh, or Thieves, Wintergreen and Cistus or the DiGize oil blend, Immupower and Peppermint.

I am here to tell you I am getting my health back! It was recommended I eat at least a cup of raw vegetables and a couple of fresh fruits every day. I was given a recipe for a green smoothie which I make for my husband and I every morning. My colon is under control again and even my husband says he can tell a difference in his colon as well.

It was also recommended I begin using DiGize, Immupower, I C P, Sulfurzyme, AlkaLime, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree Oil), Life 5, Blue Agave, Inner Defense, and Live with Passion.

Within a matter of a few days of beginning to use these oils my life improved dramatically. I feel better than I have felt in 4 or more years. Everyone who knows me has commented on how I look and how much better I seem to feel. It's a miracle!

When I saw the doctor on Sept 30 for my colon treatment - neither he nor his nurse could believe how good I looked and how good I felt. I told him the Lord is helping me! I believe with in a year my colon will be healthy again and I can show modern medicine - God's Oils and God's power!

I was diagnosed in June 2009 with osteoarthritis of my left knee and my right hip. I had surgery to repair a torn cartilage and have continued to have pain in my knee and hip. After 3 months of therapy and no better I began seeing a Rheumatologist in November 2009.

He began removing fluid from the knee and hip as well as giving me steroid injections. I saw him again in March 2010 and I had more injections and more fluid drawn from both the knee and the hip.

With the Young Living Essential Oils I am able to control the inflammation, the fluid build and manage the pain.

I use the PanAway oil blend, Wintergreen and Cypress. 3 drops of each and apply to my left knee. What a difference it has made in my ability to walk, move around freely and all with out pain.

The last time I went to the Rheumatologist in June 2010, he did not have to drain my knee or hip and I did not get any injections. It's a miracle!

Thank you Beverly Batho, Debra Reybern, Gary Young and Young Living Essential Oils.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: inflammation — "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
2.Associated topics: gastrointestinal,indigestion — "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
3.Associated topics: gastrointestinal,indigestion — "Gastroprotective effects of Lemon essential oil: In ethanol model, CL (citrus lemon) and LIM (limonene) [component of Lemon] demonstrated 100% of gastroprotection.... In the indomethacin model, CL and LIM offered effective gastroprotection...."Link
4.Associated topics: gastrointestinal,colitis — "14 plant essential oils -- anise (Pimpinella anisum), bay leaves (Laurus nobilis), cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum verum), clove (Eugenia caryophyllata), fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), hop (Humulus lupulus), Istanbul oregano (Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum), Izmir oregano (Origanum onites), mint (Mentha piperita), myrtus (Myrtus communis), orange peel (Citrus sinensis), sage (Salvia officinalis), thyme (Thymbra spicata), and Turkish oregano (Origanum minutiflorum) -- were related to inhibition of 10 bacteria (Listeria innocua, coagulase-negative staphylococci, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Yersinia enterocolitica, Salmonella Enteritidis, Salmonella Typhimurium, Proteus mirabilis, Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Klebsiella oxytoca)."Link
5.Associated topics: irritable-bowel-syndrome-(IBS),bowels,indigestion — "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
6.Associated topics: gastrointestinal,inflammatory-bowel-disease-(IBD),inflammation — "[W]e studied the anti-inflammatory and gastroprotective effects of C. citratus [Lemongrass] and E. citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus] essential oils on formol-induced edema and acetic acid induced abdominal cramps in Wistar rats.... In vivo analysis and histological assay showed that the two essential oils displayed significant dose-dependent edema [swelling] inhibition effect over time. They displayed strong analgesic [pain-relieving] and antipyretic [fever-reducing] properties similar to that induced by 50 mg/kg of acetylsalicylate of lysine.... This work demonstrates the anti-inflammatory property of Cymbopogon citratus [Lemongrass] and Eucalyptus citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus], suggesting their potential role as adjuvant therapeutic alternatives in dealing with inflammatory-related diseases."Link
7.Associated topics: gastrointestinal,inflammatory-bowel-disease-(IBD),ulcerative-colitis,irritable-bowel-syndrome-(IBS),colitis,indigestion — "Peppermint oil is harmless and acts locally to inhibit GI [gastrointestinal] smooth muscle contraction.... Peppermint oil solution administered intraluminally can be used as an antispasmodic agent with superior efficacy and fewer side effects than hyoscine-N-butylbromide...."Link
8.Associated topics: inflammation — "To assess their anti-inflammatory activities, effects of essential oils on neutrophil activation were examined in vitro.... All essential oils tested at 0.1% concentration suppressed TNF-945;-induced neutrophil adherence, and, in particular, lemongrass, geranium, and spearmint oils clearly lowered the reaction even at 0.0125%. Similar inhibitory activities for the neutrophil adherence were obtained by their major constituent terpenoids: citral, geraniol, citronellol and carvone. Thus, some essential oils used as anti-inflammatory remedies suppress neutrophil activation by TNF-945; at a low concentration (0.0125-0.025%) in vitro."Link

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