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Overcame Chronic Discomfort From A Virus


Author: Steve & Sherian M.
Skill: Health Coach
Date: 04-30-2014
Views: 4,690
Word Count: 346
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 9653-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I have been diagnosed with a chronic pain syndrome because of numerous bouts of a virus in my body over the last four years. My pain is so bad that I had a pain pump implanted that runs through my spinal cord and has a port in my abdomen. I can give myself pain medication every four hours as needed. Then every three months I go back to the doctor to have the pump refilled.

I began using Young Living essential oils in December 2013.The PanAway oil blend has been an amazing oil for me to relieve my pain. I began using it nightly on my feet and knees. Before this I couldn't even put the sheets over my feet because it hurt too badly.

The first three days I really didn't notice a difference. But the fourth day I slept well and had little pain. Now I have also added the Valor oil blend and Copaiba in a spray bottle that I keep by my bed. I can now say that I have not taken any oral pain medicine nor used my pain pump since December. That's four months!

PanAway is amazing for me and has helped with internal pain and surface pain. Copaiba has helped with inflammation a great deal, and I just added that one in March. I didn't know what I was missing! Valor has also really helped with the pain I get in my back and muscles.

The cost of these three oils together is so worth replacing all of my oral medication and the drowsy feeling that pain meds cause. I have a hard time deciding which oil is my favorite. But I think PanAway wins hands down. It has even helped with headaches for me when applied to my temples and forehead.

So try the oils for yourself. Don't dump your meds cold turkey! Always consult your physician before getting off of any medication, but you generally can use essential oils along with your medications. After discussing it with your doctor, you may be able to wean off of your meds.

Happy oiling!


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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: viruses — "The presence of beta-caryophyllene in many essential oils might contribute strongly to their antiviral ability. These results indicate that phenylpropanoids and sesquiterpenes present in essential oils contribute to their antiviral activity against HSV [herpes simplex virus]."Link
3.Associated topics: viruses — "Taken together, we found an essential oil blend [Orange, Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary] notably attenuates influenza virus PR8 infection in vitro via inhibition of viral protein synthesis at the post-transcription level. The lack of toxicity and potent specific inhibition ability make the essential oil a possible antiviral drug for influenza virus proliferation control and treatment."Link
4.Associated topics: general-pain,muscle-pain,back-pain — "We examined the evidence regarding the effect of herbal medicine on pain in people with non-specific low-back pain (LBP).... Lavender essential oil applied by acupressure appeared effective in reducing pain and improving flexibility compared to conventional treatment."Link
5.Associated topics: headache — "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
6.Associated topics: general-pain,headache — "Peppermint and its active ingredient menthol have long been used for the treatment of various pain conditions including headache.... Menthol solution can be an efficacious, safe and tolerable therapeutic option for the abortive treatment of migraine."Link
7.Associated topics: general-pain,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
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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