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Body Inflammation Was Approaching Dangerous Levels

Author: Emily J.
Date: 01-26-2014
Views: 22,849
Word Count: 425
Questions Received: 8
Testimonial ID: 9298-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 8

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I have had Crohn's disease for the last 7 years. With Young Living essential oils and other natural practices I have been in a stable remission for the last 3 years, but I still have regular lab work done to make sure everything is in check.

One of the labs my doctor and I keep a close eye on is my C- Reactive Protein (CRP). This is an inflammation marker. It is a very sensitive marker, and if you have any sort of inflammation anywhere in your body it will be high. Normal is less than zero. Whenever my Crohn's flairs up, it will shoot up anywhere from 10 to 35.

Despite being in a good remission, my CRP started climbing about two years ago. It was not terrible high, but my doctor was pretty puzzled, so we tried multiple things to get it down. We tried restricting all grains, sugar, and starches, taking fish oil, turmeric, and other anti-inflammatory supplements. Nothing worked, and it continued to climb.

In January of 2013, I had a routine colonoscopy to make sure I was staying in remission. Everything looked great. Then we had my labs drawn. Everything look great except my CRP. It was 22. My doctor was extremely concerned. Since we had tried everything to get it down without success, he decided it was time to try steroids. I had been on them many times before and always hated it, but I gave in, to satisfy my doctor. So I started Prednisone, and stayed on it for three months.

I did not end up getting my labs drawn again until next August. But instead of my CRP going down, it went up to 44! At that point I got really scared. Miraculously my doctor was in the middle of switching offices, and so never saw the labs! I saw this as God giving me one last chance to get my CRP down.

Soon after, I was reading about Copaiba oil, and how Gary Young thought it was the most anti-inflammatory substance on the planet. So I started taking one full capsule a day, which is about 15-16 drops. Eight weeks after starting the Copaiba I had my labs drawn again. To my utter amazement, my CRP went down from 44.00 to 0.56! I could not believe it! I started jumping around shouting for joy.

As amazed as I was then, it really does not surprise me now that God's medicine would work far better than man's. I am so thankful for my Young Living oils!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: colon-/-gut-/-intestines-/-bowels — "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
2.Associated topics: inflammatory-bowel-disease-(IBD) — "[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
3.Associated topics: inflammatory-bowel-disease-(IBD),crohn's-disease,colon-/-gut-/-intestines-/-bowels — "Peppermint oil is harmless and acts locally to inhibit GI [gastrointestinal] smooth muscle contraction.... Peppermint oil solution administered intraluminally can be used as an antispasmodic agent with superior efficacy and fewer side effects than hyoscine-N-butylbromide...."Link
4.Associated topics: immune-system — "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
5.Associated topics: inflammatory-bowel-disease-(IBD),crohn's-disease,colon-/-gut-/-intestines-/-bowels — "A 4 weeks treatment with peppermint oil improves abdominal symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.... The symptoms evaluated were: abdominal bloating, abdominal pain or discomfort, diarrhea, constipation, feeling of incomplete evacuation, pain at defecation, passage of gas or mucus, and urgency at defecation."Link
6.Associated topics: colon-/-gut-/-intestines-/-bowels — "In traditional folk medicine, tarragon [Artemisia dracunculus L. (Asteraceae)] has been used for treatment of pain and gastrointestinal disturbances.... This study reported the peripheral and central antinociceptive activity of the EOAD [essential oil of A. dracunculus] and rationalized the traditional use of the plant in the treatment of different painful conditions."Link
7.Associated topics: immune-system — "Immunomodulatory activity of frankincense oil: Biologically, the oil exhibited a strong immunostimulant activity (90% lymphocyte transformation) when assessed by a lymphocyte proliferation assay."Link
8.Associated topics: inflammatory-bowel-disease-(IBD),immune-system,crohn's-disease,colon-/-gut-/-intestines-/-bowels — "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

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