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A Successful Response To A Food Allergy And Hives


Author: Zoe Y.
Skill: Massage Therapist
Date: 12-25-2012
Views: 16,060
Word Count: 768
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 8088-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I had an allergic reaction to shellfish last night. It started 30 minutes after eating, at around 9:30 pm, with stomach cramps. I put two drops of DiGize under my tongue. Twenty minutes later, I put two drops of Peppermint under my tongue. Then I went to bed. Two hours later, my palms began to itch like crazy. At 11pm I consulted oil-testimonials.com. This was my response:

5 drops of Lavender on my palms - rubbed together waited 5min - no response
5 drops of Peppermint on my hands - rubbed together waited 5min - no response
5 drops of Lavender in a capsule waited 5min - no response
2 drops of Lavender under the tongue waited 5min - my feet (mostly my heels) began to itch like crazy

12:00 am
I consulted Higley's Reference Guide, the essential oils reference book, and Young Living Power Team Wellness Support FaceBook page.
5 drops of Melaleuca Alternifolia on my palms and feet waited 5min - response was full body hives. Melaleuca Alternifolia was the first oil that had a significant and quick response so I applied it every 10 minutes for the next 40 minutes - the itchiness began to subside, but always returned in about 10min. I had full body hives, and was swollen all over, but nothing itched except my palms and feet.

12:45 am
I decided to try the other Melaleuca I have - Melaleuca Quinquenervia - 5 drops on my palms, rubbed together, rubbed on feet, rubbed on arms and on stomach waited 5-min, itchiness subsided, hives flared (whatever it was was moving out of my system) reapplied 10min later - 5 drops on palms - rubbed on feet, forearms and stomach at this point it was 1am, so I lied down and meditated, focusing on complete healing.

1:00 am
Any time I felt even a slight shift in itchiness, I reapplied the Melaleuca Quinquenervia (5 drops: palms, forearms, feet, stomach). It took about 5 applications over the hour - but by 2am, I could feel that I was "out of the woods" - that the reaction had run its course, and that it was safe to go to sleep. I woke up with swollen eyelids, a swollen left ear, and a swollen right hand, which went back to normal over the next 5 hours. I probably should've applied Copaiba or more Melaleuca Quinquenervia in the morning, but due to lack of sleep, and the fact that I had to get to work, I just wasn't thinking! I did however, take an EndoGize in the morning, which could've helped everything process more quickly.

These oils saved me a trip to the hospital on the night before Christmas Eve. They saved me $300+ in medical bills (I don't have health insurance), and they saved me from spending an entire night sitting in a hospital, with the possibility of having no sleep before a very busy day working retail at the spa.

I was worried because my body was reacting, and I feared that it could have gotten worse, however, I have spent the last 6 years becoming very connected with my body and my intuition, and I knew that if there was a shift for the worse, I would immediately seek medical attention. My mom was also near, and watching me closely, in case I got worse.

I do not recommend that anyone use this testimonial in place of medical attention during an allergic reaction to a food, especially if they do not know the signs and symptoms of a severe reaction. Reactions can take a severe turn very quickly. If anything, pack up all of your oils, drive to the ER, and sit out front, using the oils, that way you're there if it worsens!! This is exactly what I plan on doing next time, just in case!

This time, I trusted the oils. I kept faith that they would do what needed to be done. I can't stress enough how quickly they work when you've found the right one for the particular issue you are facing. If nothing shifts within 5min (or less) of application - APPLY ANOTHER oil! Don't wait; go through every one you have, until your body reacts, and then stick with that oil.

I am so grateful to have these oils as my First Aid and to know and understand how to use them. I feel empowered knowing that I was able to take control of the situation, react quickly and cooly, and bring my body back into balance in a natural, health-supporting way.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: upset-stomach-/-tummy — "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
2.Associated topics: upset-stomach-/-tummy — "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
3.Associated topics: upset-stomach-/-tummy — "[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: upset-stomach-/-tummy — "D-limonene is one of the most common terpenes in nature. It is a major constituent in several citrus oils.... Being a solvent of cholesterol, d-limonene has been used clinically to dissolve cholesterol-containing gallstones. Because of its gastric acid neutralizing effect and its support of normal peristalsis, it has also been used for relief of heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux (GERD). D-limonene has well-established chemopreventive activity against many types of cancer. Evidence from a phase I clinical trial demonstrated a partial response in a patient with breast cancer and stable disease for more than six months in three patients with colorectal cancer."Link
5.Associated topics: upset-stomach-/-tummy — "In the present study, we have evaluated the gastroprotective activity of turmeric essential oil (TEO) and ginger essential oil (GEO) in rats.... Histopathological examination showed that ethanol-induced lesions such as necrosis, erosion, and hemorrhage of the stomach wall were significantly reduced after oral administration of essential oils.... Results suggest that TEO and GEO could reduce the gastric ulcer in rat stomach as seen from the ulcer index and histopathology of the stomach. Moreover, oxidative stress produced by ethanol was found to be significantly reduced by TEO and GEO."Link
6.Associated topics: upset-stomach-/-tummy — "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: food-allergy-/-sensitivity,anaphylactic-shock-/-anaphylaxis — "[L]avender oil inhibits immediate-type allergic reactions [anaphylaxis] by inhibition of mast cell degranulation in-vivo and in-vitro."Link
8.Associated topics: itching-(Pruritus),hives-(Urticaria) — "[T]ea tree oil seems to be a more effective anti-eczematic agent than zinc oxide and clobetasone butyrate...."Link

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