Sunday, March 12, 2017

How I Treated a Respiratory Issue ... Learning About Essential Oils in 100 Days

I was sick with respiratory issues for 2 days this past week!

First, let me say that I am not a doctor so take what you're about to read with a grain of salt. Consult a physican or other medical personnel for the appropriate treatment needed for medical issues. 

I am learning about herbal remedies and essential oils and having just come from the doctor for a well check-up the day before I got sick, and having a history of dealing with respiratory issues, I felt like this was something I wanted to try to treat myself.  Please note that I would have gone back to the doctor had the following treatment not worked or my symptons gotten worse.  

Here's what I did ...

I started taking cider fire in orange juice every 4 hours

I used Breathe essential oil (from Doterra) in a diffuser.  I was suprised at how well this worked!

I rested, I mean I really rested and did only what was necessary

I drank lemon essential oil in water (1 drop oil to 8 oz water) with a donk of stevia.  I had already been drinking lemon juice in my water but since I'm learning about essential oils I thought this was a good time to try lemon essential oil.  It was more lemony and had a better taste (in my opinion) than bottled lemon juice.  (I've read that lemon water is good for detoxing and respiratory issues.) 

... and it worked!

In 24 hours I noticed a huge improvement. I continued to run the diffuser and drink lemon water for another 24 hours.  I will continue to be on alert for any returning symptons but for now I am sympton free and feeling fine!

What herbal and/or essential oils do you use to treat respiratory issues?

Patsi
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27


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17 comments:

  1. Patsy, can I ask if your respiratory issues were in your chest (lungs) or your sinuses? I would be thrilled to learn of a regimen like the one you just implemented that was directed towards alleviating stuffed up sinuses.

    Congrats on your success--thank you for providing your experience and insights!
    Sue

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    1. Sue, mine was a lung issue but I wouldn't hesitate to use it for a sinus issue as well.

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    2. We love Sinus Relief from Hopewell Oils. It is wonderful for sinus congestion and pain. Put it on a cotton ball and breathe it directly. It will take an hour or two for the swelling and pain to be alleviated.

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  2. We just started using the Breathe from DoTerra as well. Mainly for my husband you as mild COPD. I believe it has helped, he is not as soon to agree, but we have only been using it for a week. Have you tried the DoTerra essential oil for immune improvement? Thinking of that possibly.

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    1. Judy, are you referring to On Guard by Doterra? if so, I haven't tried it but plan to in the near future.

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    2. Yes, ON Guard. I couldn't think of the actual name. We had a sample and I think I will reorder that one and the breathe.

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  3. So glad it worked for you and you feel better now :-)

    I use eucalyptus and tea tree essential oils in an oil burner/ diffuser, and sage leaf and camomile infusion. Cutting out dairy also tends to help, especially in hayfever season.

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    1. Allegra, thank you, I am going to add those to my options!!!

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  4. I'll have to try some of the oils that you recommended and found success with. For helping us when we are sick, I made an essential oil blend for something similar to Thieves (that Young Living sells). It works really well for our family. The recipe is on my blog if you're interested. We also found that eucalyptus and peppermint open up the nasal passages. These are two essential oils that work for my daughter who has severe allergies.

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    1. Harvest Moon by Hand, I'm off to your blog ... thanks!

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  5. I am trained in applied kinesiology so I use an advanced form of muscle testing to determine what is going on such as is it a virus or a bacterial infection. Most of the time any respiratory issue is viral so we would use Plague Defense from Hopewell Oils on the bottom of our feet at bedtime and put on socks and if the lungs or coughing are involved we use Lung Healing from Hopewell Oils. I rarely diffuse any oils because my testing rarely indicates that it would be beneficial. I am also concerned about interaction with my husband's meds which he must take since his heart attack. One of my husbands meds has interacted with a blend we use and his BP dropped too low so be careful with that. Here is an article on drug interaction with essential oils. http://hopewelloils.com/pharmaceutical.php

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    1. Lana, I am very familiar with kinesiology and have been treated by a kinesiologist many times. I very much believe in it as a form of diagnosing and treatment. Thanks for the warning about interactions. There is so much to learn.

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  6. When my husband had a very bad cold with a cough I used a blend of 4 drops of peppermint oil, 3 drops of eucalyptus oil, 3 drops of tea tree oil, 1 drop of lemon. I diffused this blend three nights in a row next to his side of the bed and he felt better after the first night! After three nights he was on the mend.

    We've used eucalyptus on the bottoms of our feet for coughing also!

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    1. Deanna, thank you! When you used th eeucalyptus on the bottoms of your feet did you use is straight or in a carrier oil?

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  7. Essential oils are amazing Patsy, that is for sure! Well done you! Mimi xxx

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  8. Our young simple living group member who has six children has used lots of the doTerra EOs with great success. Knowing how to use them properly is the secret and she has done her homework. I am pleased you are having good results, Patsy.

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    1. Nanna Chel, is this group online or a local one? Sounds like I could learn lots from her! Thank you for sharing.

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