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Oils Assist With Atrial Fibrillation

Author: Anne S.
Skill: Massage Therapist
Date: 06-12-2012
Views: 33,165
Word Count: 253
Questions Received: 4
Testimonial ID: 7348-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 3

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I have experienced 3 occurrences of atrial fibrillation, where my heart goes out of its normal sinus rhythm, and begins racing irregularly. On each occasion I have gone to the Emergency Department at our hospital and spent up to two days while I waited for the drugs to bring my heart back into normal rhythm.

My cardiologist subsequently said if it happened again I should take an extra tablet of my normal medication and then rest. If I had not reverted to normal sinus rhythm within 12 hours then I should go to hospital.

My heart went out of rhythm at 4:30am last week. The change in rhythm woke me up. My blood pressure had risen to 160/100 and my pulse was an irregular 120 beats per minute.

I took my medication and began to layer Aroma Life, Ylang Ylang, Stress Away & Valor over the heart area. I also used these oils on the Heart Vita Flex points and kept inhaling deeply the aroma of each oil as I applied it.

By 5:30am my body was feeling much less stressed, but the heart was still irregular but was now around 100 beats per minute. Then at 6:10am my heart dropped back into its correct sinus rhythm.

I am very grateful that the oils in conjunction with the medication were able to bring the episode under control without the need for a trip to hospital. It gives one a boost of confidence as one doesn't know when the episodes might occur.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: heart — "Myrtle oil (MO) exerts hypoglycemic as well as mild hypotriglyceridemic activity in diabetic animals. The reduction in blood glucose level may be due to the reversible inhibition of alpha-glucosidases present in the brush-border of the small intestinal mucosa, higher rate of glycolysis as envisaged by the higher activity of glucokinase, as one of the key enzymes of glycolysis, and enhanced rate of glycogenesis as evidenced by the higher amount of liver glycogen present after MO administration."Link
2.Associated topics: heart — "[I]dentifying... the effects of YYA [ylang ylang aroma] on blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) is important in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of YYA. The present results demonstrated that inhalation of YYA significantly decreased the systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Inhalation of YYA also significantly decreased the HRs in 10 leads.... In the present results, YYA caused a reduction of HR and BP, and a relief of the arousal level in healthy men. The present results show a sedative effect of YYA, and this study provides some evidences for the usage of YYA [as a] medicinal agent."Link
3.Associated topics: heart — "Aromatherapy... [consisting of] a blend of oils of lemon (Citrus limonum), lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), and ylang ylang (Cananga odorata)... is effective in lowering systolic blood pressure and sympathetic nerve system activity... of heart rate variability."Link

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