Saturday, April 13, 2013

High blood pressure and essential oils

I've recently come across many powerful stories about high blood pressure and essential oils.

From Happy Healthy You
On Jan 23, 2013 my mom called and said that she is a believer. I had sent home a roll on bottle with some oils that lowered blood pressure on the 21st to see if we could lower her blood pressure. Her numbers had gotten real high, the herbs she was taking weren’t working as strongly as the had at the start. So I looked in my Modern Essentials book and found this recipe. I made it up and she put it on her left foot over the heart reflex point, her left hand same spot, over the heart reflex point and then on her heart. In 3 days she dropped to normal numbers 120/66.
 This what she used:
  • 10 drops Ylang Ylang;
  • 5 drops Cypress;
  • 5 drops Marjoram.
Fill the rest of the 10ml roll on bottle with the fractionated coconut oil. Shake gently to blend them all together apply to your reflex points for the heart on the left foot and hand. Then put over your heart.  

From Jennifer Accomando's blog
 My dad's bp was 225/109 even on three bp meds. He was always in stroke range. Then a cardiovascular guy IPC told me to give him 2 drops each of marjoram and helichrysum. In thirty minutes his bp was down to 135/74. That was in 2010. In three months he was off his bp meds and to this day controls his bp with oils, now using lemongrass and marjoram. He is 79. - Elizabeth.
Frankincense for high blood pressure. My father in law is in the hospital and I used it on him. It was down to normal in one minute. I just watched the numbers drop, it was so crazy. He was up to 176 before I used it... I put it on the bottom of his feet from his big toe to his heel. - Sarah
From doTERRA Life
Thank you doTERRA’s ylang ylang!! I am 38.5 weeks pregnant, on bed rest for extremely high blood pressure. I have been using our ylang ylang for 3 days and my BP is back to normal!! Thanks for making such amazing and pure products!! -Rhonda
From Jana Tzinburg's blog
I have been using these two oils (frankincense and ylang ylang) for about 10 months now and I have been so happy with the results... I have a history of high blood pressure in my family. I find that if I don’t exercise regularly my blood pressure starts to creep up to unhealthy levels. When I found doTERRA and these essential oils I started to research all the healing properties they have and how to apply them to my own needs. I figured it would be good to use myself as my own case study to start.  I have been able to keep my BP levels in the healthy range for months; applying the oils and also exercising more often.
And more info from Jana Tzinberg's blog
I have been on the Lifelong Vitality supplements for over 2 years and so many things have changed for me and my health. My cholesterol is fine, blood pressure is good and my energy level is high most of the time. 
From Eat on Purpose's blog
 I am off my blood pressure meds! Can you believe it? I feel like a million bucks. I think my BP meds were really trashing my energy level. That lemon oil stuff is amazing. I’m using it several times a day – just like you said. But you weren’t kidding. Who knew putting a few drops of fruit oil in my water bottle would matter so much.
From oROMI's Essential Aroma Healing:
Well actually I have a GREAT story…I began using the oils in July 2010…lemon oil was very high on my positive list and I have taken a minimum of 10 drops per day since July 2010…at the time I was also on 320mg of Diovan daily…then about 6 months later I thought maybe I could decrease the amount and had an Rx for 160mg so I began that around Dec/Jan. In May of this yr I was feeling horrible as if my bp was too low so my MD lowered my meds again this time to the lowest dosage (60mg) and I kept a daily journal of my bp for a month. I was still feeling bad and my bp was low for me like REALLY low 96/58 so my MD told me I could come off my meds completely and we’d see how I do:)  I should also note that I began taking LLV (i.e. Life Long Vitality supplements) in March along with my daily intake of Lemon. 
I am very happy to report that my bp is normal/great!!!
Here’s my regimen: 
Lemon (still 20+ drops/day in water or capsule but I muscle tested to see how many drops daily) 
Life Long Vitality supplements
Nightly I apply the following by layering over my heart as well as pressure points on my left hand and left foot: 
3-4 drops Marjoram
2 drops Ylang Ylang
3 drops Lavender
2-3 drops Serenity
Other stories
My husband is on his third week off all his blood pressure, cholesterol, restless leg and allergy meds. He first lost over 20 pounds using Slim & Sassy and has been on the Life Long Vitality pack for 4 months. He is using 3 drops each lavender, basil, marjoram when he has a spike. That seems to work great for him. This is a very serious issue and if you are going off any blood pressure meds you should own BP cuff and be taking a reading several times a day. He takes it with him to work too and checks throughout the day. So far he has only had to take that dose once a day and sometimes it's been two days and his readings have not been crazy high. Averaging around 112 over 85 and lower.- Lucinda

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Just 8 drops of lemon essential oil in water a day lowered my blood pressure! - Serena
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I use black pepper and lemongrass. I put 1 drop of each on the bottom of my foot once in the morning and once at night. Also I take the Lifelong Vitality supplements. My doctor took me off my high blood pressure meds because I no longer need them. My numbers were running 150/90 and now my numbers are 128/80. - Daelene
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I went to my doctor today for my 4 month diabetes check and my blood pressure was a lot lower than normal (which is weird since I came from work). Anyway I've been on blood pressure meds for years but I've been using oils since May and started with Balance in July. Not doing the standard protocol yet because I don't have all the oils. But I have been using Balance and lavender 2x a day. I also use Aroma touch which had the cypress in it. As of today I am officially off blood pressure meds!!!! - Robin
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I use marjoram for my high blood pressure. I put 2-5 drops in a capsule at night. Marjoram has a smooth muscle relaxing effect so I believe that it helps me sleep as well. Once a day is all that it has taken for me to go from systolic blood pressure 140's down to 112'ish.  - Lucinda
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I also have been off my blood pressure meds for quite some time now, using oils daily. I made my own rollerball, here is the ratio of what I used, 6 Eucalyptus, 10 Ylang Ylang, 6 Marjoram, 5 Cypress, 5 Lemongrass, 5 lavender, 4 Clove, 5 Geranuim, Lemon, 4 Wintergreen, 4 Vetiver then equal amount of FCO, actually I probably used more than that. I roll on left foot, left wrist, heart and carotid arteries, usually morning after getting up and before going to bed. I elected to throw in Lemongrass for cholesterol, lemon for detox and some of the others for different stresses.- Karen
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My husband, Blake is an RN at the county jail. A friend and coworker who is 30 weeks pregnant began to be very dizzy and felt "weird." They checked her blood pressure and heart rate and they were both dangerously high, which was unusual because at the time, she hadn't really exerted herself in anyway.
She began to cry and be very emotional because she'd had multiple miscarriages and she was understandably worried! Blake had her lie down in on a dental chair, they all made her as comfortable as possible, but her blood pressure was still 167/95 and she was sobbing. Blake pulled out the doTERRA keychain I made him and instructed her to apply some Balance to her feet, then rub drops on her palms and inhale. Within less than 5 minutes, she was calm and her blood pressure was 122/65. ASTOUNDING!!! - Jennifer
 
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