My uncle came home from work one day with Bell's palsy on one side of his face. It looked like he had a stroke... He then applied peppermint, thyme, and rosemary every day and after one month or less it's completely back to normal!Melinda's story at doTERRA 4 Life:
At the emergency room I was diagnosed with Bell's Palsy. (The main nerve in the face becomes inflamed--causing paralysis.) They gave me a prescription for prednisone--and couldn't tell me if it would help or not. They told me it could take 2 weeks to 2 months for it to heal and that 30% of individuals who get it do not get over it.
I chose not to take the steriods. I started using my oils. I have been putting Frankincense and Lavender on my face at least twice a day. I have used Rosemary and Peppermint in front of and behind my left ear. I have used Wild Orange on my feet and in my water.
So, what happened? I am getting better. Last Thursday I noticed that my speech was getting clearer and my eye didn't seem to be drooping quite as bad. And, I continue to improve daily.
I believe that the oils and supplements are what are making the difference and helping my body to heal. It is amazing!
Other inspiring stories:
I have a friend who had Bell's Palsy and still had residual nerve damage. She started using the Frankincense and it really has helped. I would suggest Roman Chamomile also, as it promotes nerve health. - Pat
Bell's palsy is thought to be a virus that attacks the facial nerves. We used On Guard to kill the virus. We also did AromaTouch Technique. Then we used nerve-regenerating oils to help the damaged nerves — Frankincense, Peppermint, Geranium, and Balance. We applied these to the head, base of skull, and with the AromaTouch Technique. Within a few days he was showing great improvement. We continued treatment until there was no evidence that there was ever a problem.- Rob
A lady that suffered from Bell's palsy applied peppermint to the bones behind the ears. She says that is only thing that helped her recover from that. - Sandra
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