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Suggestions For Respiratory Support

Author: Rick H.
Skill: Life Coach
Date: 01-08-2013
Views: 3,839
Word Count: 281
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 8146-OR
Scientific Studies: 9

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Please always get an opinion from your doctor before embarking on my Young Living remedies. Here is my story and what I decided to do for respiratory support and to reduce allergens in the home:

1. I support my immune system with NingXia Red, Sulfurzyme, and Longevity essential oil blend.

2. I use the RC blend, Lemongrass, Breath Again Roll-On, Peppermint, and Thieves blend by putting these essential oils on my temples, each side of my nose, around the back of each ear, on the back of my neck, and down the sides of my throat and chest. In addition, at night I put these oils on the bottoms of my feet. I am always careful of my eye area.

3. I took out my furnace air filter and replaced it with an all-natural cotton filter. I lightly spray it with Thieves Household Cleaner and then sprinkle 7 drops of all of the above essential oils across the filter. (For the roll-ons I roll the oil across a Thieves Wipe and secure it to the filter.)

After a week I notice it is easier to breathe, and the house has a very soft, comfortable, easy smell.

I put these oils on every morning and then again after a hot shower. I don't need a lot. In fact, if I use too much I tend to smell like an English garden (although that may not be a bad thing).

I do the furnace filter trick once a week. A diffuser also is a great idea when I want to be more room specific.

Thanks for reading, and good luck to those who want to try my protocol. Here's to happy health!

Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: cold, colds, sinus, sinuses, congested, congestion, pollen, allergy, allergies, asthma, asthmatic, asthmatics, athsma, asma, wheeze, wheezing, inhaler, inhalers, breathe, breathing.

Supporting Scientific Studies
1."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
2."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
3."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
4."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
5."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
6."These results suggest that the volatile oil of ginger influences both cell-mediated immune response and nonspecific proliferation of T lymphocyte, and may exert beneficial effects in a number of clinical conditions, such as chronic inflammation and autoimmune diseases."Link
7."Anti-inflammatory, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antimicrobial, antioxidant, carminative [flatulence] and immunomodulatory properties of caraway suggest that it might exert beneficial effects on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).... CHE and CEO [caraway essential oil] at all doses tested were effective in reducing colon tissue lesions and colitis indices and the efficacy was nearly the same when different doses of plant fractions were administered p.o. or i.p..... These data suggest that caraway fractions are both effective and possess anti-colitic activity irrespective of the dose and route of administration."Link
8.Immunomodulatory activity of frankincense oil: "Biologically, the oil exhibited a strong immunostimulant activity (90% lymphocyte transformation) when assessed by a lymphocyte proliferation assay."Link
9."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

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