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What Uncle James Tried After Chemotherapy Failed

Author: Leslie O.
Date: 12-15-2012
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Testimonial ID: 8071-OR
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James Parker is my uncle, and this is his story of how essential oils have literally saved his life.

In 2006, James was diagnosed with small-cell lung cancer. He underwent chemotherapy to rid his body of that cancer as well as brain radiation to prevent its spread to that organ.

All was well until 2010 when he had a recurrence. This time, he underwent a pneumonectomy (removal of part of his right lung) and had more chemo. Again, the cancer stayed in remission until April 2012 when it returned with a vengeance.

This time, he also had non-small-cell lung cancer with metastasis to his lymph nodes. He had surgery to eradicate the lymph node cancer and several rounds of chemotherapy in the hopes of keeping the lung cancers at bay.

In the early summer of 2012, his doctors informed him and his wife Phyllis that if he had more chemo, he would have perhaps four to six months to live; without it, only two months. He elected once more to proceed with the chemotherapy.

In the fall of 2012, he contracted pneumonia and was hospitalized for a time. Upon discharge, he entered a rehab facility in an attempt to regain his strength.

In August 2012, I sat in a class about essential oils. As the benefits of the various oils were described, I wrote down those benefits...and wrote "James" next to several. I wanted him to try these oils to see if they would help him. James and Phyllis are strong Christians with a faith as big as the sky; the three of us believe that God can and does still work miracles.

I emailed the information to Phyllis that week and prayed that God would lead her to order the oils. Nothing happened. Oh me of little faith, I was getting discouraged; yet, I kept praying that, in God's perfect timing, the order would be placed.

In early November, my prayers were answered. James' doctors had told him there was one remaining chemo pill that might work, but there was only a 30% chance of its being effective.

Phyllis decided to scroll through her old emails and came across the one I had sent her, describing the effects Frankincense could have on cancer. (We know it was the Holy Spirit who prompted her to do that search!) She placed an order for Frankincense, Lavender, Eucalyptus and the Peace And Calming oil blend.

The Friday before Thanksgiving, she received the oils at their home. James had not slept lying down since 2006 when he received his first diagnosis of lung cancer; he had to sleep partially sitting up. The Friday before Thanksgiving 2012, James coughed all night, had to have several breathing treatments, and did not get any rest. This was the first time Phyllis allowed herself to think that he truly was dying.

She stayed with him that night, went home on Saturday to shower, and brought the oils back with her to the rehab center. She rubbed Frankincense and Eucalyptus on his back and gave him three drops of Frankincense in capsules three times per day. At night, she put Peace And Calming and Lavender on his feet. James told me, "Within a couple of hours, I was feeling better."

That night, he slept at a 30-degree angle, which was flatter than he had slept in six years! The next day, Phyllis helped him shower; the day following, she helped him a little less; the third day, he showered by himself! The second night,and ever since then, James has slept FLAT in bed! He does not cough at night and he rests well!

Our family had a little Christmas party the weekend of December 7, 2012, mainly because we did not expect James to be with us much longer. Remember, this was THREE WEEKS after starting the use of essential oils. At the reunion, James' cheeks were pink; I never heard him cough; he stayed up late, visiting with all the family who had gathered; and he would take off his oxygen to fill his plate at the breakfast buffet!

The Sunday prior to that--just TWO WEEKS after starting the oils--James went to church and fulfilled the duties of being an usher, including taking up the offering!

Today is December 15, 2012; I spoke with Phyllis this evening, and she told me James accompanied her to the store and did not even use his oxygen!!! The ONLY thing different in James' regimen has been the addition of essential oils. He, Phyllis, his family, and his friends already had been praying and God has answered! We are anxiously (that's a "good" anxiously!) awaiting the results of his next PET scan in January to see exactly how God has assisted him through the use of these oils, distilled from the healing plants He created!


My aunt and I wish we had known about Young Living Essential Oils in the spring of 2012; perhaps I would have a different story to tell you. I didn't learn about them until August, and they waited until November to try them. By then, it was too late to save my uncle's life.

However, we do know that God used them to give him several extra months in which he felt very well, had energy, rested better, and was able to do things he had not been able to do had he not used the oils (primarily Frankincense and Lavender). He and his wife even took a cruise about a month before he succumbed to his cancer.

Had he not used the oils, he would have died much sooner, probably in November. As it was, he lived until mid April; he felt very well and had energy and pep until mid February--that's over 2 months of "real" living that he had! For that, we are grateful. We truly believe that, had he started with the oils the previous spring, he would have defeated the cancer.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: breathing — "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,cough,pneumonia — "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: pneumonia — "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
4.Associated topics: lung-cancer,cancer — Frankincense and myrrh showed anticancer effects.Link
5.Associated topics: cancer — "Local application of frankincense essential oil may provide a non-surgical treatment alternative, with no or minimal side effect for carcinoma in situ, minimally invasive carcinoma and pre-cancerous conditions such as actinic keratosis."Link
6.Associated topics: cancer — "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
7.Associated topics: relaxation-/-rest — "The ylang ylang oil caused a significant decrease of blood pressure and a significant increase of skin temperature. At the behavioral level, subjects in the ylang ylang oil group rated themselves more calm and more relaxed than subjects in the control group. These findings are likely to represent a relaxing effect of the ylang ylang oil and provide some evidence for the usage of the ylang ylang oil in aromatherapy such as causing a relief of depression and stress in humans."Link
8.Associated topics: cancer — "Many plant extracts that protect against the development of oxidative stress manifest clear antilithiasic activity [preventing the formation of or relieving the symptoms of kidney stones].... Evidence obtained to date supports a contributory role of polyphenols [present in essential oils] in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, some cancer types, and osteoporosis.... The results show an improvement of the renal function in some treated groups with an increase of diuresis and creatinine excretion due to polyphenols pretreatment. Our results clearly validate the ability of polyphenols to protect against papillary calcification of kidney tissue, consequently preventing the development of papillary calculi [kidney stones].... The collective findings to date support a protective effect of polyphenols on kidney tissue. Thus, considering that injury of papillary tissue constitutes the first step in the development of COM papillary calculi, the antioxidant action of polyphenols may contribute significantly to their antilithiasic action."Link

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