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Went From Fibromyalgia To Fabulous

Author: Joy A.
Date: 03-06-2013
Views: 10,467
Word Count: 342
Questions Received: 46
Testimonial ID: 8349-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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In 2008 I became symptomatic with pain and debilitating fatigue. By 2009 my symptoms were so bad that I had to give up all of my commitments and nearly everything I enjoyed doing. Finally in 2010 I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.

I have a wonderful healthcare provider who's goal was to teach me strategies to become a functional as possible. I made diet changes and we threw a lot of prescriptions at the symptoms. Even with the diet changes (which helped greatly) and the medications, I was still only functioning at about 80% on a good day.

In January of 2013 a dear friend gave me oils to try out. (Raindrop in a bottle, and Thieves). I took them home thinking, "Well, at least I'll smell good".

The Raindrop collection includes:

* Basil


* Marjoram


* Peppermint

* Thyme

* Wintergreen

Information on the Raindrop Technique can be found on the Young Living website.

I woke up the next morning for the first time in almost 5 years without any pain. Any of you who suffer from a chronic illness understand what a joyous occasion that was!

My interest piqued, I began to research more and attended a Healing Oils of the Bible class. After learning the history of oils and researching the chemistry of how they work I made notes and ordered ones that I thought would be most beneficial to Fibromyalgia patients. I also had a suggested blend recipe given to me so I ordered those oils too.

This is the first of March, 2013 and I no longer take any of my Fibromyalgia medication. This is a miracle to me as my breakfast only three months ago consisted of coffee and Hydrocodone. There are still times during the day where the ache will set in but when I compare this life to my life only a short while ago, I can see such a huge difference in the quality of my life.

It has been exciting to hear encouragement from those who know me and know of my diagnosis and have seen me go from a half-life to a fabulous life!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: muscle-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: chronic-fatigue-syndrome-(CFS),depression-/-sadness-/-hopelessness-/-sorrow — "After inhalation of clary sage oil, cortisol levels were significantly decreased.... Thyroid stimulating hormone was also reduced.... Clary sage oil has antidepressant-like effect...."Link
3.Associated topics: depression-/-sadness-/-hopelessness-/-sorrow,fibromyalgia-syndrome-(FMS) — "Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."Link
4.Associated topics: depression-/-sadness-/-hopelessness-/-sorrow — "Beta-Caryophyllene [component of cannabis, clove, copaiba], a CB2 [cannabinoid] receptor agonist produces multiple behavioral changes relevant to anxiety and depression in mice.... these preclinical results suggest that CB2 receptors may provide alternative therapeutic targets for the treatment of anxiety and depression. The possibility that BCP may ameliorate the symptoms of these mood disorders offers exciting prospects for future studies."Link
5.Associated topics: depression-/-sadness-/-hopelessness-/-sorrow — "A number of essential oils are currently in use as aromatherapy agents to relieve anxiety, stress, and depression. Popular anxiolytic oils include lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), rose (Rosa damascena), orange (Citrus sinensis), bergamot (Citrus aurantium), lemon (Citrus limon), sandalwood (Santalum album), clary sage (Salvia sclarea), Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), and rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium spp.)."Link
6.Associated topics: depression-/-sadness-/-hopelessness-/-sorrow — "Most studies, as well as clinically applied experience, have indicated that various essential oils, such as lavender, lemon and bergamot can help to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. Most notably, inhalation of essential oils can communicate signals to the olfactory system and stimulate the brain to exert neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin and dopamine), thereby further regulating mood."Link
7.Associated topics: depression-/-sadness-/-hopelessness-/-sorrow — "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: diet — "Z. officinale [ginger] has been used to control diabetes and dyslipidemia [high cholesterol].... The marked rise in body weights, glucose, insulin, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, free fatty acids and phospholipids in serum of the rats that followed 6 weeks of high-fat diet treatment were significantly reduced by Z. officinale treatment.... The present results provide scientific evidence to substantiate the traditional use of Z. officinale in preventing metabolic disorders."Link

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