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Avoiding Hospital Admissions For Cystic Fibrosis


Author: Brian K.
Date: 03-22-2014
Views: 8,027
Word Count: 843
Questions Received: 13
Testimonial ID: 9497-OR
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Scientific Studies: 5

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This by no means is "official" help for cystic fibrosis. This is simply my experience and what I have discovered from personal use. Sorry for the lengthy testimonial, but it is worth reading!

What is cystic fibrosis? It is a genetic lung disease involving recurring lung infections, causing pneumonia and other various problems which are treated by many rounds of oral and IV antibiotics and hospitalizations. It does not only affect the lungs but also possibly the digestive system and can affect other organs in the body as well.

MY PROBLEMS: I have not had many issues until 5 years ago. For the first couple of those years I was required to have 2-week hospital admissions for IV antibiotics every few months. Then as time progressed and my lungs continued to scar, my admissions became more frequent, causing more resistance to various antibiotics.

A big problem with today's antibiotics is that the bacteria build up resistance, and the antibiotics begin to not work as well as they once did. The bacteria in my lungs have built up a lot of resistance to antibiotics that I used to be able to use, which made me feel great, and which now barely make me feel better, if at all.

For the past almost year and a half I was in the hospital every 2 weeks for a 2 week admission with the same bacteria that I usually grew in my lungs (MRSA, staph, and pseudomonas) to be treated with IV antibiotics because it seemed oral antibiotics weren't strong enough to fight off my infections anymore.

MY SEARCH: So only being able to stay out of the hospital for 2 weeks at a time, I began to weigh my options and look around for what could help, if anything. I began seeing a reflexologist, as I heard they could be of help. I didn't have much to lose as long as it didn't involve stopping any of my treatments.

I didn't see immediate benefits, but that doesn't mean it didn't help. The reflexologist also happened to be an essential oils distributor for Young Living. She urged me to try the oils, and so I gave it a shot.

I first began applying Oregano to my feet numerous times each day. I had to be admitted again during this time period, and although I did not see a huge improvement, it did seem like I felt much better much quicker on the same antibiotics during this 2-week admission (felt better in 1 week's time, when it normally takes 10 to 12 days to start to feel an improvement).

The only difference was that I was using the Oregano oil. This surprised me, but I was still skeptical because I wasn't CERTAIN that it was the Oregano oil that had helped. I continued to use the Oregano oil twice a day but still ended up in the hospital 2 weeks after I was released, so I began to lay off of it and was somewhat let down that it didn't seem able to keep me out of the hospital.

I kept looking for options and answers, and after extensive research and testimonials I decided to try the oils one last time -- but this time with a diffuser instead of just topically. I began getting sick again, went on a road trip to visit family for a couple of days, and knew as soon as I got back I would have to be admitted once again. Luckily I received my essential oils diffuser in the mail by the time I got back and picked up my oils beforehand.
WHAT WORKED: The oils I used were the Thieves and RC oil blends, Lemongrass, Melaleuca Alternifolia, Oregano, and Frankincense. I used these particular ones because I have read about how they could assist with infections.

I used 5 to 10 drops of each oil and then filled the rest of the bottle up with distilled water until it reached about 3/4 of the bottle. For the next 3 days I diffused these for 2 to 3 hours per day and rubbed Lemongrass and Thieves on my feet morning and night.

On the 4th day I felt great! No kidding.. I was shocked. I have been diffusing them for 4 days straight and then taking a few days off and repeating. I have stayed out of the hospital for 7 weeks and 1 day now!!! This is the longest record since over a year ago.

Within the 7 weeks I have started to feel ill twice, and both times I felt great after diffusing and applying to my feet for a few days. I am so thankful and amazed to find these oils being so beneficial. I plan on continuing to use these essential oils and hope to stay out longer and longer.

NOTE: I am not a distributor for Young Living. I have done my research and have read many forums on what essential oils companies are reputable and which are not. Young Living essential oils are all I have tried so far, and I have had success with them.


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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 — "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: 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

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