Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Multiple sclerosis and essential oils

Over the last several months, I have collected numerous inspiring stories about individuals with multiple sclerosis and doTERRA essential oils.

A powerful story... Read the entire story here.
I have had multiple sclerosis for 26 years now. The last two or three years have been particularly difficult. My quality of life had changed, and I was in more pain than usual. My husband and I had started talking about changes that needed to be made in our home, because I was in my wheelchair or motorized wheelchair much more often...

Then one day a friend shared some information with me about doTERRA essential oils... That night before bed, I noticed that little bottle of frankincense/peppermint and thought, "oh what the heck, it can't hurt to try it." I remember laughing as I asked my husband to rub the oil along my spine, from the base of my head down. Neither one of us thought it would do anything. Just before he started, I had some nerve pain start in my finger. Nerve pain always lasts quite a while with me, and dang, it's painful. Well, I laughed and said, "Oh, spray some of that frankincense on my finger." He did, and about two minutes later, the pain was gone. That sobered us up a bit. Then we went to sleep.

The next morning, I got up, got dressed and went outside, down the path to the outhouse. It was when I was on my way back, with my foot on the first step outside the cabin when I suddenly looked down and realized I DID NOT HAVE MY CANE! I was seriously in shock. I had done all that walking totally on my own, with no problems. I walked through the doorway and my husband looked at me in surprise. It was simply amazing.

As I'm writing this now, it has been four months since I've needed my cane or used my wheelchair...

Megan's powerful story from Simply Pure doTERRA. Read the entire story here.
Back in December 2011, I had a very severe attack. Having lived with MS for 9+ years now, I have become accustomed to the daily challenges of living with MS. This attack, however, was worse than anything I had ever experienced. My entire right arm hung limply at my side. This was more than losing just the feeling in my arm. I couldn't use it.  I could not walk unassisted. Even movement within my own home required a cane.

I couldn't dress or bathe myself. It was horrible. I did the solu-medrol steriod IV treatment (as I have done many times previously) but I saw absolutely NO improvement in my condition. I was terrified. The disease was acting differently than I'd ever had AND the regular treatment had no effect. I'm a mom and a wife and I was not ready to journey down the path I was headed down. Disability. Cane. Loss of independence...
After 2 days of using Life Long Vitality, Frankincense and Immortelle, I was able to put the cane away and haven't had to pick it up again!  I feel better than I have in years. Even knowing how much better I felt, I was still surprised when a dear friend of mine stood up in a class I was teaching (about essential oils) and shared how much better I am than I was a year ago. I guess I just didn't realize how much other people had noticed my decline until she stood up and said, "She's the Megan I knew in college again." 
 An-G's powerful story. Read the entire story here.
I have Multiple Sclerosis and was diagnosed over 18 years ago at the young age of 14. I have been on as many as 17 different medications at the same time at one point in
my life...
I had lost control of my extremities due to my right quad being paralyzed and foot drop in my left foot. I had no energy, extreme fatigue-pretty much crawling around the house. I could barely lift a fork to my mouth....
I am now drug-free- not even taking Ibuprofen!...
Cypress oil has changed my life I now have control over my bladder again! I just rub a few drops over my abdomen in the morning and I am in control all day! WOW! I also am using Frankincense instead of the I.V. treatment, just 3 drops under my tongue. I could go on and on...
Michelle's story from Jennifer Accomando's blog:
The recovery from a major MS exacerbation usually takes 3 to 6 months for energy levels to restore.  In July after being in bed for one month, I started Lifelong Wellness.  In just six days, I was back to a full day’s activity levels.  I am now on Lifelong Vitality.  Any person with a chronic disease or facing age related issues will definitely benefit from these wonderful supplements.
 From doTERRA Life's website:
Michele  - Using essential oils to help with MS has been a real blessing. The Life Long Vitality supplements made a difference in energy in 3 or 4 days. Using peppermint and frankincense for numbness and tingling symptoms was almost immediate. My neurologist know of my using essential oils and is supportive. A side benefit is that with the Life Long Vitality supplements plus the doTerra Skin Products I am told I look 15 years younger.

Heide - To help with my MS I initially tried frankincense and had such positive results I decided to use other products. When I started using the Life Long Vitality supplements I felt a definite difference in a week. When I have had episodes of lost feeling or numbness in my limbs if I apply peppermint and frankincense I get almost immediate results.
 From LovesLife-doTERRA:

Dr. Adamson - Research is suggesting that pathogens, even those beyond bacterial and viral, such as prions and CWD organisms may have a key role in MS.  That is why essential oils are so effective.  Lemon, frankincense, clove, and many oils are excellent against a variety of pathogens. in fact their advantage over antibacterial pharmaceuticals is that they address such a wide range of pathogens and are not targeted for a small subset as the pharmaceuticals  You must couple the oils with a good multivitamin and source of Omega 3 like the Life Long Vitality supplements.  Omega 3 particularly because the myelin sheath that is damaged with MS is a fatty acid and the Omega 3 is needed to rebuild that structure during healing.
Angela's story
My husband has an aunt who has primary progressive MS. As you know this is the one that does not ever go away. She has been to many different clinics - Mayo, Duke, etc. All of them had very little to offer her. She has tried everything - high protein diets, bee sting therapy, etc with little to no results. We started her on:
Peppermint Oil
Frankincense Oil
Lemon Oil
PB Assist
After just 5 days she began noticing that she had more energy and in her own words "my legs are moving easier - they are more fluid - not so jumpy."
We are now going into 2 weeks of being on the products and she continues to notice improvements!
Michelle's story at Tink's Essential Oils
Read all of Tink's posts about her daughter's journey with MS and essential oils here.
Michelle’s current daily MS Protocol is the Lifelong Vitality Pack, DDR Prime LiquidCaps, Frankincense & Peppermint which she rolls on her back and each side of her body from her armpit to her ankles, OnGuard applied to the bottom of her feet, Lavender, Deep Blue , and applying the ArōmaTouch Technique 3x weekly.
Heidi at Tink's Essential Oils
To help with my MS I initially tried frankincense and had such positive results I decided to use other products. When I started using the Lifelong Vitality supplements I felt a definite difference in a week. When I have had episodes of lost feeling or numbness in my limbs if I apply peppermint and frankincense I get almost immediate results.
C. Wilson at Tink's Essential Oils
“I have had Multiple Sclerosis since 1999 and have been on vitamin B shots three times a week. I have never been able to get my levels to normal, and I have tried every vitamin out there. I started taking doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack, and within two months my vitamin B levels were normal and have been for the past year and a half. My body is finally in balance. I’m out of bed and living a productive life. It feels great to be able to make my bed every morning again. Thanks doTERRA!”

Michelle H.'s story at Authentic Health USA. Read her entire story here.
In 2010, when I was introduced to dōTERRA, fatigue was the major complaint. The Lifelong Vitality has given me back the energy I had before the MS. I now take 3 drops of frankincense under my tongue daily, plus my vitamins, and of course, DDR Prime, because I had cancer and am battling an autoimmune disease. I use dōTERRA oils to address all my symptoms of MS, and I use OnGuard to keep me well. Last fall was the first time in 20 years I actually broke an exacerbation, without medicine, by using the Aromatouch Technique 3 times a week, as well as frankincense, patchouli, serenity, balance, and rose oil. I am off all medicines except a light dose of Baclofan
Kristin's story On Essentially for Everything:
18 years ago I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis... For 18 years I took lots of prescription drugs with LOTS of very nasty SIDE EFFECTS. Pain that I can’t really describe. My life had become one that revolved around living with MS. Then, 7 months ago a very dear friend in AK shared her doTERRA testimony with me.... Today I am walking without any assistance, 80% off of medications and have found my joy again. doTERRA CPTG Essential Oils had done in 5 months what 18 years of pharmaceutical drugs could not do.    Give me back my life. I use Frankincense & Lemongrass 3 daily topically on my spine rubbing up to my brain stem and on the back of my ears.    I do not need anything for pain now that the inflammation is under control…but if pain is an issue, the Morphine bomb worked very well for me.    I also take the Lifelong Vitality supplemens, DDR Prime and bone nutrient 2x daily.
More stories:
I have a friend with MS who diffuses sandalwood at night and drops frankincense under her tongue every 2 or so hours. She's has remarkable results, gaining eye sight back, being able to get out of bed more, and is doing so well.
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Taking DDR Prime daily. Frankincense-drop under tongue and back of neck daily. Mood oils (i.e., Serenity, Balance, Elevation and Citrus Bliss) can help a lot too. Getting a neurological "symphony of the cells" spinal weekly also really helps! - Alane
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My husband has an aunt who has primary progressive MS. As you know this is the one that does not ever go away. She has been to many different clinics - Mayo, Duke, etc. All of them had very little to offer her. She has tried everything - high protien diets, bee sting therapy, etc with little to no results. I was recently introduced to DoTerra and fell in love. I introduced her to doTerra with the help of my upline. We started her on:
Peppermint Oil
Frankincense Oil
Lemon Oil
PB Assist
After just 5 days she began noticing that she had more energy and in her own words "my legs are moving easier - they are more fluid - not so jumpy."
We are now going into 2 weeks of being on the products and she continues to notice improvements! She suffered from constipation and she has noticed this is begining to resolve as well. I recently gave her a sample of my Digest-Zen to use when she feels bloated and this has helped her as well! - Brenda
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My official diagnosis was MS, but they suggest I have MS+ fibro or mini strokes. I'm a conundrum. lol I've chosen not to take western medicine (I'm not suggesting that for anyone! I made an informed choice for myself!!) In addition to changing my diet to organic, no wheat, & no dairy, I treat the trauma I've had to my brain and any symptoms which are usually like Fibro especially in the winter.

Hot Epsom salt baths with lavender & chamomile are my go to's. After the tub, I rub sore joints with frankincense, lavender, lemongrass, & white fir or birch. Deep Blue just doesn't help me a lot unless it's muscular pain rather than joint pain. Experiment until you find YOUR best combination.....and know, like fibro, the oils you need might change too!

Lastly, DDR has been a tremendous help. I do a double dose. My weather related pain has decreased, my traveling pains have quieted, joints less painful, memory improved, .....SO MUCH! I noticed a big difference at 4 weeks. I'm now at 6. Looking forward to what's ahead! That said, I'm EXTREMELY in tune with my body (drives my doctors NUTS! lol) so be patient. I'd recommend a good 3 months before deciding if is or isn't working for you. - Toni
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Our daughter in her early 50's has amazing health/life changes within just 3 months.
She began with diffusing lemon and rubbing a couple of drops on her chest over her heart 2x a day. She was able to get off of blood-pressure meds. 
Then got the Home Health Kit and began using all the oils, topically, diffusing and internally. Digestzen helped with stomach problems/ putting a couple drops on her stomach.
Then began the Lifelong Vitality supplements taking 1/2 daily dose for a week then went to full dose. 
After 1yr using Depends for over a year she is now wearing her big girl panties! - Diana
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I was diagnosed with MS 2/2003. I have been in a wheel chair at times, using a walker at times and had to use a cane for long time... I started using doTERRA Lifelong Vitality supplements full dose first week of October 2013. By end of October I was able to put my cane down. By beginning of December I was off of 4 sleep medicines, 2 migraine medicines, 3 irritable bowel medicines, 1 MS medicine, 3 over the counter supplements and 2 anti depressant medications, as well as others as needed medicines. - Kathleen
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 Toni's top five recommendations for MMS: food, NAET, homeopathy, mediation and DDR Prime.
"I've been taking the DDR for almost 8 weeks. I do a double dose (2AM and 2PM). Now, for me, this has been remarkable. No one who looks at me knows I have MS. I already look and function mostly normally, but the way I feel has changed... A bit achy here and there, but not debilitating at all. My short term memory is improving, my agility on the piano has increased (a work in progress still!), my mood is improved (my husband has even commented and he's hardly ever around!), my energy is improved again, and my muscle spasms are few and far between. I also have a misaligned jaw which gives me horrific headaches, but the severity of those has decreased too. I've used other oils for misc. things, but I think the DDR is really making a difference to me and I'm excited to add it to my top 5 things that have made a difference with my MS.....even at 4 weeks I noticed changes. Can't wait to see what else is in store!" Read Toni's detailed post here.
Multiple Sclerosis - Why Essential Oils help the Body's Fight (Webinar)
  • Presentation is by Dr. Jed Adamson, who has 20 years of experience in emergency services. The presentation includes stories from two individuals with M.S., Michele Hornby and Heidi Olsen.
  • Link to the webinar is here.
  • Liz Peterson's notes to webinar is here.

Recommendations for individuals with multiple sclerosis
  • Read Everything Essential's recommendations for multiple sclerosis here.
  • Also read doTERRA Life's recommendations for individuals with multiple sclerosis here.
  • And here's another multiple sclerosis protocol here.


4 comments:

  1. Janice, this is an phenomenal article! I appreciate all of your MS resources and including both my Michelle and Michele Hornby's MS Stories. As you know, this is very near and dear to my heart. Thank you for sharing and for your support. Much love, Tink (Debbie)

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  2. This is amazing! Thanks for the great stories.

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  3. would anything help specifically for twitching? I have MS nerve damage that causes annoying twitching in my face and legs. :(

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    1. There are some recommendations here: http://www.everythingessential.me/HealthConcerns/NerveDamage.html#page=page-2

      Hope this helps.

      Note that doTERRA essential oils are not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease or ailment, but they give your body the tools to heal itself.

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