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What I Did For Pneumonia When Nothing Else Worked

Author: Angie S.
Date: 03-08-2014
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Testimonial ID: 9455-OR
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Several weeks ago I was suffering the respiratory stuff that just would not leave me (more in the chest than in the sinuses). Initially when I realized something was coming on, I did my usual preemptive routine.

I ramped up the ounces and frequency of NingXia Red juice and took the Inner Defense blend capsules 2 or 3 times a day. I was diffusing at night, which I always do, but I was not diffusing during the daytime. My usual routine was not sufficient this time.

When symptoms became worse, my husband was out of town, and I was feeling too lousy to do much for myself. I was not eating well (or often), living mostly on hot tea. I was not keeping up with oils like I should have because, when I would think about using them, they were in another room.

I truly did not feel well enough to get up and get them. I was pretty much planted on my family room sofa, only moving when I had to take a bathroom break. And that path did not lead me by my oils bag!

After entirely too long under the weather, I was asked by another Young Living distributor friend in a text message if I had tried every oil I have. I did not take the question seriously because I have a lot of oils, but the next day the Holy Spirit brought the question back to my mind.

And thankfully He kindly pointed out that I needed to bring the oils bag into the family room and put it on the ottoman where I could easily reach it (and USE the oils).

It sounds crazy that I had not thought of doing that, but I had been feeling so lousy that I obviously was not thinking clearly. I did as He suggested and brought the oils bag into the family room and then pondered how to use them.

My usual oils that I had used in the previous several days had seemingly not helped (although it is quite possible they kept me from being even sicker). I was impressed perhaps because of that texted question to just open up my oils bag and begin using 2 or 3 oils at a time, EVERY 15 to 30 MINUTES.

I proceeded in order through the rows of oils (they are alphabetical, in case that makes any difference). I mostly rubbed them on the bottom of my feet (2 or 3 drops of each) unless I knew for sure they were good respiratory oils. If they were, I rubbed them both on my feet and on my chest. (I did not feel like doing any research, so I was only using my memory in these decisions).

I breathed the oils off the palms of my hands each time I applied them. I also kept the diffuser going 24/7 with various oils (the RC, Raven, ImmuPower,Thieves, and Christmas Spirit oil blends, Hyssop and Eucalyptus. I set it where it ran right into my face as I laid on the couch. It took every ounce of effort I had to carry out this regimen because I was feeling really awful.

I did notice as I worked my way through the oils that there were actually a few that had never been opened, so some of them were virgin oils to me (oils I had never used before). Other oils I used were ones I had seldom used before. I continued to work my way from the first oil in the bag through consecutive rows, with 2 or 3 oils (sometimes 4) at a time (not repeating any).

I think it was around the fourth or fifth HOUR after I began the every 15 or 30 minute oils application that I could tell my fever had REALLY broken, and I was finally actually turning the corner.

I had been running a fever off and on for days; it would go down, then spike up, and then go down. But when it finally broke I could tell the difference immediately. I was sure it was really broken, and I was correct.

I started to REALLY feel better with every passing hour. But I still continued to work my way through the rows of oils in the bag (2 or 3 at a time). As I started feeling better and stronger, the time in-between applications was farther apart. I felt better, so I would forget.

By the second and third day, it was a few hours between applications of oils. It took into the third or fourth day before I was completely well, but it was STEADY IMPROVEMENT once I began working my way through my oils bag. Prior to that it had been about 2.5 weeks of slight improvements followed by relapse.

I think I had worked my way through about two thirds of the oils in my bag by the time I was well, at which time I stopped the regimen. I have no way of knowing if it was the VOLUME or VARIETY of oils I was using, the FREQUENCY of the initial application (every 15 or 30 minutes), the fact that I used some oils that I would have never used before.

In this process I may have happened across THE specific oil or oils that were exactly what I needed. It may have been a combination of all of the above. But it worked! I was completely well. (I used nothing pharmaceutical, only oils.) Why I put up with being sick for so long before I did SOMETHING is beyond me!

FYI: When my husband initially saw I was fighting something, he was much more immediate and diligent with oils for himself than I was. In addition to immediately taking Inner Defense capsules and upping his intake of NingXia Red juice, he was also taking capsules that he made for himself of Thieves, ImmuPower, and/or Oregano, along with caplets of Super C. And he never got sick!

CONCLUSION: AT THE VERY FIRST INDICATION OF ANYTHING TRYING TO COME ON, BE IMMEDIATE AND CONSISTENT WITH YOUR BATTLE PLAN. I also believe there is great benefit in the frequency of application and ingestion of the oils, supplements, and NingXia Red, particularly at the onset. Even if you only suspect you've been exposed to something, head it off at the pass!

This experience also points out that you CANNOT rely on 3 or 4 oils to fix everything that comes at you, even if they have always worked for you in the past. It is always a good idea to rotate through a VARIETY of oils (particularly if you use them daily).

At times like I experienced, it is good to have an even larger arsenal to draw from. And since we cannot run to a health food store when we get sick (or injured), we must already have on hand what we might need.

I have built my oils arsenal over 4 years. Young Living's monthly FREEBIES and the merchandise credits I earn from being on Essential Rewards have been a HUGE part of me being able to afford to amass a wide variety of oils.

When properly stored, essential oils really have no expiration date, so this also allows for building a good-sized arsenal without the worry of having to throw away expired bottles.

If you do succumb to illness, once the battle is over, be sure to repopulate your inner flora with quality probiotics (like Young Living Life 5). Approximately 80% of your immune system is in your digestive tract, and an illness will wipe out most of that good bacteria. It is imperative to keep it thriving.

I cannot diagnose for anyone, so what I have shared here is what worked for me. And I reiterate that we ONLY use Young Living brand THERAPEUTIC-GRADE oils.

We are thankful to have access to such high-quality, natural products that cause NO COLLATERAL DAMAGE while they are fighting off illness, assisting injuries, and/or providing emotional support.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: breathing-/-inhale,respiratory-system,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,respiratory-system,lungs-/-pulmonary,pneumonia — "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-system — "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-system,pneumonia — "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: fever-/-febrile -/-temperature-/-(Pyrexia) — "[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
6.Associated topics: breathing-/-inhale,respiratory-system,lungs-/-pulmonary,pneumonia — "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: fever-/-febrile -/-temperature-/-(Pyrexia) — "Burn Healing Potential of Nigella sativa seed oil in rats.... Nigella sativa L. (Black cumin) has shown a broad spectrum of pharmacological effects like antipyretic [fever reducing], analgesic [pain reducing], anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial.... The present study suggests the burn wound healing action of seeds may be due to anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of major compounds in the oil."Link
8.Associated topics: pneumonia — "Thujaplicin, a minor component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki], showed rather strong antifungal activity against seven kinds of plant-pathogenic fungi.... Thujaplicin and hinokitiol (the major component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki]) also showed clear antibacterial activity against Legionella pneumophila SG 1 and L. pneumophila SG 3 [Legionnaires disease, pneumonia].... This compound showed strong insecticidal activity against Reticulitermes speratus [termites], and it also had clear acaricidal [ticks, mites] activity against Dermatophagoides farinae [house dust mites].... [T]he strong cytotoxic effect of Thujaplicin on murine P388 lymphocytic leukemia cell line [CLL, chronic lymphocytic leukemia] should be emphasized...."Link

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