Fibromyalgia: Ignore The Pain And Carry On As Normal?

Apr 21st 2021

by Stephanie Chambers Fibromyalgia is a strange condition. It’s basically chronic widespread pain accompanied by fatigue, disturbed sleep and an increased sensitivity to being touched. Some also experience tingling skin, muscle spasms, weak limbs, nerve pain, palpitations, muscle twitching, bowel problems and a host of other issues. Many also experience fogginess such as an inability to concentrate, memory problems and other cognitive issues. And anxiety and depression are commonly also experienced.WHY IS IT HARD TO WORK OUT THAT YOU HAVE IT? Doctors don't like it because there is no …

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Puberty Bliss: How Essential Oils Can Help Teenagers

Apr 21st 2021

by Stephanie Chambers Too often we associate our teen years with angst and emotional turmoil rather than positive emotions like joy and bliss. Growing up in Australia, where a lot of emphasis is put on our final exam at school, I remember my fellow teens bursting into tears due the stress involved. I also remember the peer pressures and how often personal identities were sacrificed due to infatuations with boyfriends and girlfriends and our quest for love. Late nights, binge drinking, drugs and other influences certainly didn’t help. I was just lucky that I had taken up Transcendenta …

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Essential Oils For Sinus Infections

Apr 21st 2021

by Annalisa Fredrickson Feeling stuffy or dealing with a sinus infection? During the winter many people get sinus infections due to the cold, dry weather and exposure to many germs. Read on to learn more about sinuses, what a sinus infection is, and how to soothe your sinuses. What do your sinuses do and what causes a sinus infection? The sinuses are air-filled spaces located throughout your head. They are: Above the eyes near the brow area (Frontal sinuses) Inside your cheekbones (Maxillary sinuses) Between your eyes (Ethmoid sinuses) Behind the nasal cavity (Sphenoid sinuses). Th …

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Can Essential Oils Help Treat Cancer?

Apr 21st 2021

by Dr Christoph Streicher, Ph.D. and Stephanie Chambers Chemotherapy and radiotherapy aren’t the only way to kill cancer cells. Essential oils appear to be able to do this, at least under laboratory conditions and in certain concentrations. This leads one to hope that in future patients will be able to use them in treatment instead of having to suffer from the well-known side effects of current treatments. A study by researchers from China and Germany (Zu Y, Yu H, Liang L, Fu Y, Efferth T, Liu X and Wu N, 2010 1) on the antibacterial effects of ten essential oils on in vitro toxicolog …

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Can You Use Essential Oils For Period Pain?

Apr 21st 2021

by Dr Christoph Streicher, Ph.D. and Annalisa Fredrickson Do you suffer from painful periods or menstrual cramps? Painful periods, also referred to as dysmenorrhea, can be debilitating for females of all ages, causing them to miss work or school. While the root cause of dysmenorrhea should be addressed by looking at lifestyle and dietary habits, essential oils have been shown to relieve pain and ease cramps during painful periods. One study[1] of 67 female college students put the theory to test. The researchers found a group of female college students who rated their menstrual pain …

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Can You Use Essential Oils To Overcome Acne?

Apr 21st 2021

by Dr Christoph Streicher, Ph.D. and Stephanie Chambers As many teenagers and adults know, acne is a complex condition that isn’t easy to overcome. A slow-growing bacteria called Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) is thought to be involved in the development of the condition (Kirschbaum and Kligman, 1963 1). A study by researchers from China and Germany (Zu Y, Yu H, Liang L, Fu Y, Efferth T, Liu X and Wu N, 2010 2) on the antibacterial effects of ten essential oils on P. acnes was published in the Molecules Journal. It demonstrated that cinnamon, thyme, and rose essential oils h …

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Healing From a Broken Bone

Apr 21st 2021

Mary Asks: Comment: I broke my leg, had surgery and have bruising and swelling in ankle and foot. Was wondering if Circulation and Lymph Glow or Lymph and Skin Restoration help with the healing? I have been using Body Regenerator for pain and it works wonderfully. Thanks for you time. Dr. Streicher Answers: Dear Mary, In your situation, Body Regenerator will be most helpful. You can upgrade Body Regenerator by adding 3 - 5% helichrysum. You can also alternate between Body Regenerator and Circulation and Lymph Glow. Best Wishes for Healing, Christoph Streicher, Ph.D. …

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Treating 44-Days of Sore Throat

Apr 21st 2021

Marie Asks: I have had what feels like a sore throat with post-nasal drip since Christmas Day. Have used several oils like Invincible Immunity, Frankincense, hyssop, etc and have been to the MD 2x - its not strep. It seems as if my body is just holding onto a viral infection. Any recommendation to support my immune system? BTW, I generally rarely get colds, viruses, etc. Thanks Dr. Streicher Answers: Dear Marie, After such a long time it is unlikely that it is still a virus. If not strep it may be another bacteria. I recommend inhalation the old-fashioned way; a pot with ver …

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Using Tri-Essences on Skin

Apr 21st 2021

Jan S. Asks: Hello, I recently purchased Ecstatic Body for Women, not realizing it is consumed. Can it also be used in a small amount on skin? I thought it was for the scent and could be used on skin. I do not want to drink. How can I reuse the cotton pads for the Amrita Ball Diffuser? Just use again and again? Can they be cleaned/refreshed? Thanks, Jan Dr. Streicher Answers: Dear Jan, You can apply all Tri-Essences to the skin, but you need to mix them with an unscented lotion (10% Tri-Essence, 90% lotion), otherwise the skin will not absorb them You can use t …

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Eczema Help for 1-Year-Old

Apr 21st 2021

Meghan D. Asks: I am looking for something that would be safe to use on my 1 year old to help his eczema. Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my question. Dr. Streicher Answers: Dear Meghan, Roman chamomile, neroli, iris, and helichrysum are very mild and safe to use in a 0.5% dilution in jojoba on a 1-year-old. Use one at a time to determine which one works best. In addition, I suggest seriously look into possible causes for the eczema. They are not eliminated by the essential oils. Kind Regards, Christoph Streicher, Ph.D. Original Published: 2015-01-09 / L …

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