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Asthma & Allergy Relief After Surgery


Author: Pat D.
Skill: Healer
Date: 09-01-2005
Views: 6,505
Word Count: 412
Questions Received: 8
Testimonial ID: 930-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I began using the essential oils 2 years ago in June when I had major surgery. My best friend from college, Jill Taylor, has been using and selling Young Living Essential Oils for about 8 years. We joke now, that it only took me 7 years to "get it".

I wanted oils to prevent scarring and also to address the emotions I was having concerning the surgery. There was some fear involved about waking up from the surgery.

I received my oils the day of my surgery and I applied them, as instructed to the bottom of my feet. We have the largest pores and the largest concentration of pores on the bottoms of our feet.

Essential oils have an incredible ability to travel through the body. Once in your system, these oil compounds have an ability to protect and assist the body in various ways.

The oils, many of which are anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, supportive of the immune, respiratory and endocrine systems have entered every cell in your body within 20 minutes.

I also put oils on other body parts and I inhale them. My surgery went flawlessly. Every time I returned for a check up my surgeon was amazed at my progress. She would say, "You look great! We need to take new pictures".

I continued using the oils, specifically, Lavender to support my skin, Sandalwood and Cedarwood for regeneration of tissue and increasing circulation.

The most amazing benefit to me so far is that I no longer have to use medications for asthma and allergies. I was on inhalers, decongestants, antihistamines, you name it, I had it. The last time I used an inhaler or any medication for asthma, or allergies was in December 2004.

I inhale, apply and ingest (100% therapeutic grade) Peppermint oil and Lavender, as well as many others to control any symptoms. And the symptoms occur infrequently now. In fact, in July of last year I was able to go scuba diving for the first time in 2 years because I was symptom free and medication free thus able to dive. It was brilliant, awe-inspiring and humbling all at once.

The use of essential oils for health, healing and wellness is ancient medicine. The first gifts given to the Christ child were Frankincense oil and Myrrh. They are sacred beautiful oils that I'm just beginning to discover the wonders of.

I've found they have enhanced my life and the lives of my family and friends in unexpected and blessed ways.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: respiratory — "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: respiratory,asthma — "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 — "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 — "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: allergic-reaction — "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
6.Associated topics: respiratory — "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
7.Associated topics: allergic-reaction — "[L]avender oil inhibits immediate-type allergic reactions [anaphylaxis] by inhibition of mast cell degranulation in-vivo and in-vitro."Link
8.Associated topics: scars — "[One] method employed for wound healing is the application of lavender oil. Due to its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties, it is thought to prevent wound infections and to play a role in reducing pain by lowering inflammation.... Lavender oil is known to have antibacterial, antifungal, sedative, and/or antidepressant effects.... In addition to its antimicrobial effects, the anti-inflammatory analgesic properties of lavender oil have also been emphasized... The use of L. Angustifolia [lavender] is particularly recommended in chronically infected wounds due to its immune-stimulating and antimicrobial effects. There are also reports that lavender oil reduces scar tissue."Link

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