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How Oils Helped Me Beat Lupus


Author: Anna D.
Date: 12-21-2013
Views: 38,226
Word Count: 437
Questions Received: 8
Testimonial ID: 9199-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I was originally diagnosed with SLE in 2009 and by the time I found essential oils I was on several different medications every day to treat the different symptoms. I got my essential oils reference book, did my research and prayed over the protocol. I was tired of fatigue and brain fog and aching all over, especially the hips. Last summer when I saw my doc he said if I didn't make serious changes I was going to end up parenting my kids from a wheelchair. Let's say that statement scared the life INTO me! I knew I had to make serious changes.

I started a regimen where I apply 2 drops of ImmuPower every night to each foot, so that it covers the whole foot. I also use 2 drops of Thieves every morning to each foot, so it covers the whole foot. I used 2 drops of EndoFlex on my adrenal glands every day and one drop to my throat. For 2 months I used 2 Thyromin at night before bedtime and when my blood levels checked out ok, I switched to Myrtle oil on the thyroid and vitaflex point for Thyroid twice a day. I added a drop of Frankincense to my ART moisturizer every morning so no rash on the face and it has helped fade out my sun spots. (Bonus!) That's it. That was my 6 month lupus protocol.

After prayer in April 2013, against the advice of my doctor, I threw out all prescriptions and started oiling and have never felt better. My doctor felt confident enough to say I no longer required the care of a specialist and I didn't need to see him every 3 months. I could call him if I needed him. That was in October 2013 and I am still symptom free. (I still do this even after being "cleared" medically to keep my immune system strong and operating optimally.)

For the brain fog I found applying 2 drops of Peppermint to my wrists is helpful and diffusing it first thing in the morning when I get to work helps set the tone of the day. If I was having a rough day pain wise I would reach for Deep Relief. It is by far one of my favorite oils with too many benefits to list.

In addition to getting off meds I totally changed my diet and I believe that is a key factor too and I started following the Paleo auto immune protocol to reduce inflammation in my body. Getting off sugar and refined, processed foods is key for anyone with any type of inflammatory disease!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: inflammation — "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
2.Associated topics: adrenals,fatigue — "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: fatigue — "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: inflammation — "[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
5.Associated topics: autoimmune-diseases — "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
6.Associated topics: inflammation — "To assess their anti-inflammatory activities, effects of essential oils on neutrophil activation were examined in vitro.... All essential oils tested at 0.1% concentration suppressed TNF-945;-induced neutrophil adherence, and, in particular, lemongrass, geranium, and spearmint oils clearly lowered the reaction even at 0.0125%. Similar inhibitory activities for the neutrophil adherence were obtained by their major constituent terpenoids: citral, geraniol, citronellol and carvone. Thus, some essential oils used as anti-inflammatory remedies suppress neutrophil activation by TNF-945; at a low concentration (0.0125-0.025%) in vitro."Link
7.Associated topics: hypothyroidism-(Low-Activity) — "Myrtle oil (MO) exerts hypoglycemic as well as mild hypotriglyceridemic activity in diabetic animals. The reduction in blood glucose level may be due to the reversible inhibition of alpha-glucosidases present in the brush-border of the small intestinal mucosa, higher rate of glycolysis as envisaged by the higher activity of glucokinase, as one of the key enzymes of glycolysis, and enhanced rate of glycogenesis as evidenced by the higher amount of liver glycogen present after MO administration."Link
8.Associated topics: autoimmune-diseases — "Immunomodulatory activity of frankincense oil: Biologically, the oil exhibited a strong immunostimulant activity (90% lymphocyte transformation) when assessed by a lymphocyte proliferation assay."Link

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