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How Oils Helped Me Beat Lupus


Author: Anna D.
Date: 12-21-2013
Views: 26,713
Word Count: 437
Questions Received: 6
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: autoimmune — "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
2.Associated topics: hypothyroidism — "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
3.Associated topics: autoimmune — "Immunomodulatory activity of frankincense oil: Biologically, the oil exhibited a strong immunostimulant activity (90% lymphocyte transformation) when assessed by a lymphocyte proliferation assay."Link
4.Associated topics: joints — "Ruxiang (Gummi olibanum), the dried gum resin of Boswellia carterii (BC) [frankincense], has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to alleviate pain and inflammation for thousands of years.... The data show that BC extract has significant anti-arthritic and anti-inflammation effects and suggest that these effects may be mediated via the suppression of pro-inflammatory cytokines."Link
5.Associated topics: joints — "We have demonstrated that Boswellia frereana [frankincense] prevents collagen degradation, and inhibits the production of pro-inflammatory mediators and MMPs. Due to its efficacy we propose that B. frereana should be examined further as a potential therapeutic agent for treating inflammatory symptoms associated with arthritis."Link
6.Associated topics: autoimmune — "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
7.Associated topics: autoimmune,lupus — "Pycnogenol [French maritime pine bark extract] could be useful for second-line therapy to reduce the inflammatory feature of SLE [systemic lupus erythematosus]."Link
8.Associated topics: autoimmune — "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

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