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Allergies, Sinus Pressure, And Nasal Constriction


Author: Amber K.
Skill: Core Synchronism
Date: 08-07-2013
Views: 18,787
Word Count: 300
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 8785-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 8

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I never thought I had an issue with seasonal allergies, sinus infections and sinus pressure. This last year has been different. I don't know if it is connected to being exposed to more air conditioning and/or my body has changed, but I have been dealing with sinus pressure and nasal constriction. What has saved me time and time again has been Lavender and Peppermint essential oil from Young Living! I greatly appreciate them.

I recently dealt with a mild sinus infection accompanied by a good amount of sinus pressure, nasal constriction, and drainage into the back of my throat. Again it was Lavender and Peppermint that came through for me. I would swab Lavender inside each nostril and on the inside of each cheek. Taking Peppermint, I rubbed it on the bony structure around my eye AND swabbed the inside of each cheek (this made such a difference as the sinuses were draining and causing pain in my throat and for pressure).

Before applying an essential oil I try to remember to place the oil in my non-dominant hand and use my dominant hand to move the oil in 3 clockwise circles - activate/increase the energy of the essential oil. I did this when I awoke and before I laid down for the night, and as needed throughout the day.

Also, throughout the summer whenever I dealt with nasal constriction, I placed 1 drop Lavender in my non-dominant hand. Using my dominant hand 5th finger, 3 clockwise circles and nasal swab until essential oil is gone. Before I am done, I CAN BREATH! For added relief I would rub excess Lavender oil above my upper lip and on the bony structure around my eyes.

I hope this is helpful to someone!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: breathing,respiratory-system — "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,respiratory-system,sinusitis — "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: respiratory-system — "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
4.Associated topics: respiratory-system,sore-/-scratchy-throat — "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
5.Associated topics: seasonal-allergies — "The lemon-based nasal spray [containing Lemon, Melaleuca Quinquenervia, and Ravintsara] was a good alternative to conventional medicine for the treatment of perennial [pet dander, dust mites] and seasonal allergic and vasomotor rhinopathy."Link
6.Associated topics: sore-/-scratchy-throat — "Streptococcus pyogenes [strep] plays an important role in the pathogenesis of tonsillitis.... [T]hyme, cinnamon, lemongrass, tea tree, lavender, oregano, clove, palmarosa, or cajeput [melaleuca] EOs [essential oils] are known to be active against Streptococcus pyogenes, while oregano, basil, mint [peppermint], rosemary, and lavender EOs are known to inhibit another Gram-positive bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus [staph].... We showed that cinnamon presented the higher activity against S. pyogenes compared to the other EOs tested.... 14 [essential oils] showed antibacterial activity against Streptococcus pyogenes.... Among them Cinnamomum verum [cinnamon bark], Cymbopogon citratus [Xiang Mao], Thymus vulgaris CT thymol [thyme], Origanum compactum [oregano], and Satureja montana [Mountain Savory] essential oils exhibited significant antibacterial activity. The in vitro results reported here suggest that, for patients suffering from bacterial throat infections, if aromatherapy is used, these essential oils, considered as potential antimicrobial agents, should be preferred."Link
7.Associated topics: seasonal-allergies — "Lavender essential oil displays the stronger antioxidant activity against lipid peroxidation in a linoleic acid model system and good antibacterial activity against four rhinitis-related bacteria including staphylococcus aureus, Micrococcus ascoformans, Proteus vulgaris, and Escherichia coli."Link
8.Associated topics: congestion-/-mucus-/-phlegm,sinusitis,sinus — "The result for the primary end point was validated by the amelioration of the following secondary end points: headache on bending, frontal headache, sensitivity of pressure points of trigeminal nerve, impairment of general condition, nasal obstruction, and rhinological secretion.... In patients with acute nonpurulent rhinosinusitis, timely treatment with cineole [a.k.a. eucalyptol... found in eucalyptus, camphor laurel, laurus nobilis, tea tree, mugwort, basil, wormwood, rosemary, sage, and cannabis] is effective and safe before antibiotics are indicated."Link

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