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Shingles Under Control Just In Time For Easter


Author: Wayne A.
Skill: Massage Therapist
Date: 05-26-2014
Views: 2,541
Word Count: 116
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 9754-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 5

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My wife was stricken with shingles just before Easter. It was on her back and sides of her body. She got the normal blistery, painful breakouts.

I am very new to Young Living essential oils and looked up shingles in the reference guide. I didn't have the main oils they listed, so I used Lavender essential oil.

We were both amazed when it took away my wife's pain in less than ten minutes and lasted for a few hours. I was a happy man and my wife was so much more comfortable.

The breakouts have since dried up, but sensitivity is still an issue. Fortunately Lavender oil still takes away the pain and will always be our best friend.


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: blisters, burning, chicken pox, herpes zoster, itching, neuralgia, rash, relief, vesicle, vesicles, virus.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.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
2.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
3.Associated topics: shingles — "The patient was successfully treated with topical peppermint oil [for postherpetic neuralgia, a complication of shingles].... The authors believe this is the first evidence of peppermint oil (or menthol) having a strong analgesic effect on neuropathic pain."Link
4.Associated topics: viruses — "Tea tree oil (TTO) (Melaleuca alternifolia) has been used recently as an effective topical application for the treatment of skin infections due to a variety of aetiological microbial agents, including mainly bacterial infections. We detail... the successful treatment with TTO of a paediatric patient with warts on her right middle finger. TTO was applied topically once daily to the lesions for 12 days, with a successful outcome, including complete re-epithelization of the infected areas. The case highlights the potential use of TTO in the treatment of common warts due to human papilloma virus."Link
5.Associated topics: viruses — "Essential oils from anise, hyssop, thyme, ginger, camomile and sandalwood were screened for their inhibitory effect against herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) [genital herpes]. A clearly dose-dependent virucidal activity against HSV-2 could be demonstrated for all essential oils tested. Chamomile oil exhibited a high selectivity index and seems to be a promising candidate for topical therapeutic application as virucidal agents for treatment of herpes genitalis."Link

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