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Grandpa Has Abandoned The Breathing Machine

Author: Shonta T.
Date: 10-22-2013
Views: 10,592
Word Count: 331
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 9069-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 4

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My 87 year old grandfather has always been very active. He chops wood for the winter, has a vegetable garden, repairs his own vehicles and does house maintenance.

Even in his 80's the doctors say he has the heart of a 25 year old. However, about a year ago he was diagnosed with emphysema. It got worse and the doctor prescribed an in-home breathing machine. It was supposed to help him but instead it seemed to make him worst.

Over the next several months he completely relied on the machine. From the time he woke in the morning until he went to bed he used the machine, on high, only leaving it to go to the bathroom or eat dinner (sometimes he brought it to his dinner table). He was becoming less and less active and refused to leave the house with it given his embarrassment.

Family members became quite concerned about the condition. I decided to see if there were oils to assist. I found that Eucalyptus could help so I purchased that and a diffuser for him.

After one week of use, my mom talked to him on the phone and he sounded much better. He said he was doing fine and my grandmom said he was doing good. After two weeks, both he and my grandmother talked about how much better he was doing.

He had started doing small tasks around the house, leaving the machine for short periods of time. After 4 weeks, he was going outside leaving the breathing machine behind. He would go all day without getting on the machine at all.

He was doing all his "old house tasks" and he even ventured away from the house taking trips alone and with family. His doctor said he is doing much better but we could already see that.

I am very excited about the mental effect that it has had on him. He has regained his strength and counteracted the breathing fears he had.

I am so grateful for Eucalyptus oil.

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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: aging, airways, asthmatic, asthmatics, bronchitis, congested, congestion, copd, cpap, diffusing, elderly, inhalers, lung, obstructive, oxygen, pulmonary.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: breathing-/-inhale,lungs-/-pulmonary — "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-/-inhale,lungs-/-pulmonary — "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: breathing-/-inhale,lungs-/-pulmonary — "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
4.Associated topics: continuous-positive-airway-pressure-(CPAP) — "This double-blind study suggests a significant reduction in snoring reported by bed partners in a group of snoring volunteers using either an essential oil spray or gargle formulation."Link

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