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Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis The Natural Way


Author: Shannon W.
Date: 10-20-2012
Views: 42,724
Word Count: 481
Questions Received: Not available for contact
Testimonial ID: 7887-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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Five years ago I began having pain in different joints of my body. After two years of pain that would come and go, often leaving me where I couldn't hold my baby, change a diaper, or fix a bottle we began searching for answers. My doctor suspected I had Rheumatoid Arthritis. It was going to take me over 6 months to see a specialist and that meant living in pain for 6 months. I felt defeated.

I learned enough through the internet I didn't want to wait around while my body deteriorated so I began looking for alternatives. Prescription strength ibuprofen the doctor prescribed did NOTHING for the pain.
A friend asked if I had tried essential oils and that started my journey. Essential oils would take my pain from a 9 to a 4! The PanAway or Wintergreen worked great for pain and inflammation. I was sold. Through more research I began to discover what my body needed and started on NingXia Red for my immune system and Sulfurzyme for the inflammation, two months prior to seeing the specialist.

The specialist in 2009 confirmed I had Rheumatoid Arthritis. He prescribed medicine to slow my immune system down and a sulfur drug with msm. I showed him the Sulfurzyme and asked if I could take that instead. He said I could but he wasn't sure I would get enough to make a difference and highly suggested me to take the pharmaceutical drugs (that have major side affects).

I thought I was already seeing a difference so continued on my Young Living supplements. Instead of my joints going out every 3 days they had slowed down to once a month! I had the prescriptions filled, just in case, but left them on my shelf. It has now been 3 years and I still have not opened the bottles!

I am sold that Young Living has allowed me to continue to be a wife and a mom to 8 children. After three months of being on Young Living products my family could tell a difference, mom wasn't in pain. Flair ups can usually be traced to missing a supplement, didn't get rest, or not enough water. The doctor believed I would probably be on Methotrexate, a chemo drug, within 6 months of my appointment, and that was 2.5 years ago. When first diagnosed I was so defeated but using essentials oils has become the best thing my family has done. It is now what we use for our entire family of 10 to maintain health and wellness.

My daily supplements are NingXia Red, Sulfurzyme, and OmegaGize. I drink lots of water and get 8-10 hours of rest. If I have flair up I use oils for pain and inflammation but that is few and far between.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: pain — "We examined the evidence regarding the effect of herbal medicine on pain in people with non-specific low-back pain (LBP).... Lavender essential oil applied by acupressure appeared effective in reducing pain and improving flexibility compared to conventional treatment."Link
2.Associated topics: pain — "Peppermint and its active ingredient menthol have long been used for the treatment of various pain conditions including headache.... Menthol solution can be an efficacious, safe and tolerable therapeutic option for the abortive treatment of migraine."Link
3.Associated topics: pain — "[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
4.Associated topics: autoimmune — "DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."Link
5.Associated topics: pain — "Lavender essential oil has been used as an anxiolytic [anxiety] drug, a mood stabilizer, a sedative, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antihypertensive [high blood pressure], antimicrobial, analgesic [pain] agent as well as a wound healing accelerator.... The present study suggests that inhalation of lavender essential oil may be an effective and safe treatment modality in acute management of migraine headaches."Link
6.Associated topics: pain — "In traditional folk medicine, tarragon [Artemisia dracunculus L. (Asteraceae)] has been used for treatment of pain and gastrointestinal disturbances.... This study reported the peripheral and central antinociceptive activity of the EOAD [essential oil of A. dracunculus] and rationalized the traditional use of the plant in the treatment of different painful conditions."Link
7.Associated topics: autoimmune — "Immunomodulatory activity of frankincense oil: Biologically, the oil exhibited a strong immunostimulant activity (90% lymphocyte transformation) when assessed by a lymphocyte proliferation assay."Link
8.Associated topics: joints,pain,rheumatoid-arthritis — "Ruxiang (Gummi olibanum), the dried gum resin of Boswellia carterii (BC) [frankincense], has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to alleviate pain and inflammation for thousands of years.... The data show that BC extract has significant anti-arthritic and anti-inflammation effects and suggest that these effects may be mediated via the suppression of pro-inflammatory cytokines."Link

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