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Asthma Attack Gone In Days Not Weeks


Author: Joanna H.
Skill: ZYTO Compass
Date: 11-14-2011
Views: 3,099
Word Count: 545
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 6535-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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This weekend the winds were up and stiring all the ragweed and other pollen around. I also helped clean a ladies house. I started to get a cold & sore throat by saturday and began taking inner defense and using RC, breath again, and Thieves oils on my chest, neck and feet, and increased my NingXia Red to 1 ounce 4x a day.

I was feeling much better by Saturday night, but then Sunday I went to a friend's house who had cats. I used to have asthmatic symptoms when I was around cats (allergies to pollen, cats, ragweed. It was the allergy trifecta for me!), but I hadn't done that in several years. I think because my body was already stressed and dealing with additional irritants that it got overwhelmed and I ended up wheezing and having an asthma attack.

I went out to my car and grabbed my oils. I pulled off my socks and shoes and oiled my feet with RC and breath again and Aroma seiz. I also oiled my chest and back of my neck. Then I had my son (who is 10) take several of the oils I had and put them on my back similar to a Raindrop Technique. I did Thieves, RC, breath again, Aroma Siez, Lavender and finally Peppermint.

Within 5-10 minutes the wheezing was almost totally gone. After 15-20, though tired, my breathing was almost completely clear and my sinuses were opening as well.

This would have taken much longer in the past and I would have ended up trying to get a rescue inhaler. (I haven't had to in 7 years thanks to the oils, so possible clinic visit?)

I went inside and filled up the bathroom sink with hot water and added a couple drops of RC to the water, drapped a towel over my head and breathed in the steam/diffusing oil for several minutes as well to really get some of the oils into my lungs. It was still difficult to inhale through my nose at that point or i would have just cupped my hands over my nose..

As of today (monday) I am 85-95% well, with only a minor cough and some sinus congestion that I expect to be gone in the morning after another night next to my diffuser and also applying Lemon and Lavender around the outside of my ear and down to my lymph nodes to help with additional draining.

I am still taking 2 inner defense 3x a day and 3-4 ounces of NingXia Red and oiling with RC every few hours. I will do this protocol for at least 2 more days. Then decrease it (but continue) for a few more days. In the past, this weeked would have stretched out into almost 2 weeks of breathing and congestive issues. 3 days to healing is amazing!

I feel that the oils supported my healing and I love that I had no side effects like some of the meds I used to take BC (before children). As a mom of 4 kids now, feeling light headed or having other side effects from over the counter meds
isn't ok and healing in 3 days instead of 14 is wonderful.

Thank you Young Living and God's perfect pharmacy, essential oils!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: breathing,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: breathing,respiratory-system — "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 — "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: 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
6.Associated topics: seasonal-allergies — "Lavender essential oil displays the stronger antioxidant activity against lipid peroxidation in a linoleic acid model system and good antibacterial activity against four rhinitis-related bacteria including staphylococcus aureus, Micrococcus ascoformans, Proteus vulgaris, and Escherichia coli."Link
7.Associated topics: breathing,respiratory-system — "Essential Oil Diffusion [lavender, marjoram, balsam fir, and peppermint] for the Treatment of Persistent Oxygen Dependence in a Three-Year-Old Child With Restrictive Lung Disease With Respiratory Syncytial Virus [RSV] Pneumonia: A 3-year-old female with central core disorder, a static myopathy affecting type one muscle fibers, with an 18-day history of oxygen requirement, acute desaturation episodes on high-flow oxygen, and persistent upper-lobe atelectasis... experienced a rapid reduction in oxygen requirement when treated with diffused plant essential oils after insufficient response to N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and dornase alfa."Link
8.Associated topics: seasonal-allergies — "[L]avender oil inhibits immediate-type allergic reactions [anaphylaxis] by inhibition of mast cell degranulation in-vivo and in-vitro."Link

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