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Lupus Caused Many Disabling Symptoms

Author: Joy G.
Skill: AromaDome Therapy
Date: 04-23-2014
Views: 31,507
Word Count: 470
Questions Received: 15
Testimonial ID: 9609-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I was diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus in 2011. I had recently lost my job and just assumed all of my symptoms were brought about due to stress from my job and now being unemployed.

I was losing my hair fast and suffering with recurring fatigue and a lot of discomfort in my joints. I may have looked fine to people, but little did they know that I was having a lot of discomfort day to day.

One day in May I collapsed. My body just gave out, and I was admitted to and stayed in the hospital for the next 5 months. During this time I was so weak and going through extensive distressing rehabilitation. I had to relearn how to write my name, feed myself, stand on my own, and walk again. At the end of September 2011, I was finally strong enough to go home, though I was on a walker.

In January 2013 I suffered a major flare up and was in the hospital again for a week. This time the doctors did a biopsy and confirmed that I had developed lupus nephritis, which affects the kidneys. They also put me on Cytoxan, a chemotherapy-like drug that had so many negative side effects that I just lost count.

In February 2013, after going through a few rounds of chemotherapy, I hit my breaking point. I had enough, and my body was getting worse. I was suffering with sleeplessness, a lot of joint discomfort, recurring aching in my head, swelling of the feet and eyes, heart beating fast, hair loss, low energy, plus kidney and skin problems.

So I started working with an alternative doctor via the Internet and phone consultations using Young Living therapeutic-grade essential oils both externally (Wintergreen and Lavender Essential Oils, and many Raindrop Technique oils) and internally (Juniper, Frankincense, and Idaho Balsam Fir Essential Oils, and the Purification Essential Oil Blend).

I began drinking NingXia Red juice, taking Sulfurzyme Capsules (for healthy hair), using K & B liquid (for kidney support), taking Mineral Essence Ionic Mineral Complex and taking Super B tablets.

I was getting Raindrop Technique treatments and doing weekly acupuncture as well. My diet did change a little but not much. I incorporated bone broths and I stayed away from sugar, as this is a major trigger for me.

I now use Young Living products to manage my symptoms. Most days I wake up with no physical problems. I feel like I've gotten my life back!

Finally, I must stress that not only did the oils help me tremendously, but YOU MUST HAVE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE throughout this process. Prayer, meditation, positive affirmations, and my faith are things that helped me to make it through this very dark time in my life.

I wish you success in life's finest in your journey to wellness, purpose, and abundance.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: inflammation — "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
2.Associated topics: fatigue — "After inhalation of clary sage oil, cortisol levels were significantly decreased.... Thyroid stimulating hormone was also reduced.... Clary sage oil has antidepressant-like effect...."Link
3.Associated topics: insomnia-/-sleeplessness,fatigue — "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
4.Associated topics: inflammation — "[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
5.Associated topics: baldness-/-hair-loss-(Alopecia) — "Eyelid scrubs or massage with tea tree oil could be an effective treatment regimen in cases of blepharoconjunctivitis [and Demodex mite infestation]."Link
6.Associated topics: skin — "Local application of frankincense essential oil may provide a non-surgical treatment alternative, with no or minimal side effect for carcinoma in situ, minimally invasive carcinoma and pre-cancerous conditions such as actinic keratosis."Link
7.Associated topics: autoimmune-diseases — "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
8.Associated topics: inflammation — "To assess their anti-inflammatory activities, effects of essential oils on neutrophil activation were examined in vitro.... All essential oils tested at 0.1% concentration suppressed TNF-945;-induced neutrophil adherence, and, in particular, lemongrass, geranium, and spearmint oils clearly lowered the reaction even at 0.0125%. Similar inhibitory activities for the neutrophil adherence were obtained by their major constituent terpenoids: citral, geraniol, citronellol and carvone. Thus, some essential oils used as anti-inflammatory remedies suppress neutrophil activation by TNF-945; at a low concentration (0.0125-0.025%) in vitro."Link

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