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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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 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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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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Tri-Essences Safe for Children?

Apr 21st 2021

Deborah Asks: Is Golden Shield Tri-Essence powerblend safe for children? If so, what dosage? Thank You. Dr. Streicher Answers: Dear Deborah, All Tri-Essences are safe for children. Simply use proportionally less according to body weight and stay on the low side of the dosage recommendation. Example: Recommendations for Body Regenerator are: Take 20-40 drops in a small amount of water 2-3 times per day. For a child half the weight of the average adult, use 10 - 15 drops 2 times a day. Kind Regards, Christoph Streicher, Ph.D. Original Published: 2015-01-08 / Last …

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Adding to Baby Lotion

Apr 21st 2021

Courtney L. Asks: I am interested in adding essential oils to my baby's lotion. Is that safe? Are there certain oils you would recommend? Dr. Streicher Answers: Dear Courtney, For babies, use only 1% (10 drops per fl. oz.). Roman chamomile, French lavender, and Rose are wonderful oils for babies. Best Wishes, Christoph Streicher, Ph.D. Original Published: 2014-12-31 / Last Modified: 2021-10-11 …

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A Tri-Doshic Blend

Apr 21st 2021

Barbe Jo Asks: I have purchased your certified organic rose otto and your certified organic sandalwood Tamil Nadu essential oil. I have made a facial serum using both in a base of jojoba. Is this a blend that is tri-doshic? I know it is great for pitta skin. If not tri-doshic, what essential oils would I need to add to the two to make a serum for Vata and one for Kapha? Dr. Streicher Answers: Dear Barbe Jo, This is a good formula for pitta skin, it is also fine for vata skin. It does no harm for kapha skin. But the kapha skin (oily, acne) is the only skin which needs more stimula …

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Oil of Oregano: Nature’s Antibiotic?

Apr 21st 2021

by Stephanie Chambers Oregano is a common perennial herb that many of us have used to flavor our meals. It is native to the Mediterranean region and to the warmer parts of western and southwestern Eurasia. It also grows in some colder areas, but there it is considered an annual rather than a perennial because it doesn’t survive the winters. There are a number of varieties of it. It has purple flowers and is related to marjoram and sometimes called wild marjoram. Oregano was used by the ancient Greeks for a variety of ailments. It’s said that Hippocrates - the “father of medicine” - oft …

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