Is Fibromyalgia an autoimmune disease?
Although some suggest fibromyalgia is an autoimmune disease many experts say that it is not. Here is an opinion given by Anne Hillebrand (11/8/2006) on AllExperts.com.
“An autoimmune disease is one in which the immune system mistakes its own tissues for non-self tissue and makes an inappropriate attack. These diseases can affect the tissue which bind body tissues and organs together, nerves, muscles, endocrine system (system that directs your body’s hormones and other chemicals), and digestive system.
From all I can tell, Fibromyalgia is not a case of the body doing something it should not do. It is a case of the body failing to do something it should do. What it is failing to do is produce and control correct amounts of Hyaluronidase, an enzyme. This enzyme should be determining the correct viscosity of a chemical called Hyaluronan (formerly called Hyaluronic Acid).
You think of this as the clear fluids throughout your body. Saliva, vaginal lubrication, synovial fluid and yes, the clear fluids that are supposed to be keeping your eyes moist. It is produced at the end of your arterial capillaries, should rinse, lubricate and feed all the cells and then pass into the lymphatic capillaries to be cleaned and returned. In Fibromyalgia, the clear fluid is not moving correctly. It is too thick and cannot leave the body tissue and go out through the lymphatic capillaries.”
doTERRA Essential Oils work perfectly with the body to support normal functions of the body and dōTERRA products are safe to use on all ages.
doTERRA Essential Oil Users Have Found The Following To Assist In Fibromyalgia Support:
An Editorial Summary:
Here is a summary of the experiences that others have had. As with many health concerns fibromyalgia is best helped on multiple levels. Experiences include help for pain, cleansing, strengthening the immune system, building nutritional balance, and emotional support. Couple these with the possibility that many have used prescription medication and the transition or addition of oils may require patience to find a proper balance.
PAIN: Deep Blue, AromaTouch and other specific oils applied topically to specific points of discomfort. Also using the AromaTouch Technique on a frequent and consistent basis.
CLEANSING: Both liver and Candida Cleanse are mentioned. Most commonly mentioned is the Candida Cleanse attributed to Dr. Hill that includes the following blend:
· 5 drops of lemon
· 5 drops of melaleuca
· 3 drops on oregano
Put the oils into a gel cap and take internally twice a day for 10-14 days, rest two weeks and repeat the procedure.
Here is more detailed description of how to easily prepare this cleanse. Purchase a 2 oz amber glass bottle with a dropper cap (available from Abundant Health online or similar suppliers). Add into the 2 oz bottle full 15 ml bottles of lemon and melaleuca and about 2/3 of a 15 ml bottle of oregano. Then daily fill a 00 size capsule (holds about 25-20 drops of oil) with this blend. Do not pre-make multiple days supplies of capsules since the capsules will dissolve.
DoTERRA has a product called called GX Assist which can be taken before and after a Candida cleanse. GX Assist is formulated with therapeutic-grade oregano, melaleuca, lemon, lemongrass, peppermint, and thyme essentials oils that have been demonstrated to have in-vitro antimicrobial properties. GX Assist also includes caprylic acid that has been traditionally used as for its specific health-supporting properties in the gut.
STREGTHENING THE IMMUNE SYSTEM: A major component of the AromaTouch Technique mentioned previously is the application of essential oils and blends to assist in building strength in the body’s immune system. Beyond this commonly recommended is the doTerra product, PB Assist (ProBiotics), designed to support healthy digestive functions and immunities.
NUTRITIONAL BALANCE: Almost everyone insists that using nutritional supplements such as doTerra Life Long Wellness pack is very helpful. Additionally eliminate harmful foods and habits. (Avoid white flour, refined sugar & high sodium/processed foods)
EMOTIONAL SUPPORT: These types of health concerns can take an emotional toll on folks so using essential oils and blends to relieve stress, anger and/or to calm nerves is also very helpful. (Recommended Serenity, Balance or Elevation Blends)
To help with all of the above…
Do the following “Spine Therapy” 2x a week
First have coconut oil applied (olive oil can be substituted) down the length of your spine
Then, drop the following doTerra essential oils down the spine:
Starting with Oregano Oil, then Thyme, Basil, Wintergreen, Lemon, Rosemary, Lemongrass, Balance, Aroma Touch… and end with Peppermint
Hot compress for 15 mins, massage in
Oils, blends & products recommended:
Oils & Blends: DeepBlue, lemon, melaleuca, oregano. Serenity
Essential oils based products: Life Long Vitality supplements
Also consider: AromaTouch technique, basil, helichrysum, lavender, marjoram, peppermint, wild orange
Experiences and Testimonials of others:
Pat – I have seen great success using essential oils for Fibromyalgia. The main one that should assist in this condition is the Candida Cleanse. Dr. Hill stated that auto immune disease’s can be helped by taking the following blend:
· 5 drops of lemon
· 5 drops of melaleuca
· 3 drops on oregano
Put into a gel cap and take internally once a day for thirty days, rest two weeks and repeat the procedure. Also go on the Life Long Wellness pack and be prepared for some wonderful changes. The PB Assist will also help to build your immune system.
Nicole – I have had several people start taking the Lifelong Wellness Pack that have Fibromyalgia and they have had great results. I would suggest also taking the supplements for sure!
Kathy – Because Fibromyalgia may be linked to a deficiency of trace minerals and natural supplements; I would get on the LW supplements right away. Deep Blue will help with pain issues as well as Aroma Touch – place wherever there is pain or discomfort. You can add additional marjoram to enhance the analgesic benefits. A weekly, intense, stimulating, aligning massage to the spine has been effective for some folks with Fibromyalgia. Consider for oils Balance and Elevation for aligning and depression.
If you suffer from Fibromyalgia, I encourage you to try the essential oil support listed above, its well worth it.
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