doTERRA Essential Oil Support for
Sickle Cell Anemia
Sickle cell anemia is a disease passed down through families in which red blood cells form an abnormal crescent shape. (Red blood cells are normally shaped like a disc.)
Sickle cell anemia is caused by an abnormal type of hemoglobin called hemoglobin S. Hemoglobin is a protein inside red blood cells that carries oxygen. Hemoglobin S changes the shape of red blood cells, especially when the cells are exposed to low oxygen levels. The red blood cells become shaped like crescents or sickles.
The fragile, sickle-shaped cells deliver less oxygen to the body’s tissues. They can also get stuck more easily in small blood vessels, and break into pieces that interupt healthy blood flow.
Sickle cell anemia is inherited from both parents. If you inherit the hemoglobin S gene from one parent and normal hemoglobin (A) from your other parent, you will have sickle cell trait. People with sickle cell trait do not have the symptoms of sickle cell anemia.
Sickle cell disease is much more common in people of African and Mediterranean descent. It is also seen in people from South and Central America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East.
Those with Sickle Cell have noticed:
Most issues usually don’t occur until after age 4 months.
Almost all patients with sickle cell anemia have painful episodes (called crises), which can last from hours to days. These crises can affect the bones of the back, the long bones, and the chest.
Some patients have one episode every few years. Others have many episodes per year. The crises can be severe enough to require a hospital stay.
Common issues include:
Attacks of abdominal pain, Bone pain, Breathlessness, Delayed growth and puberty, Fatigue, Fever, Paleness, Rapid heart beat, ulcers on lower legs (in adolescents and adults), Yellowing of the eyes and skin (jaundice).
Less Common issues include:
Chest pain, Excessive thirst, Frequent urination, Poor eyesight/blindness, Strokes.
doTERRA Essential Oil Users Have Found The Following To Assist In Sickle Cell Support:
Take the Lifelong Vitality vitamins daily (xEO Mega®
Essential Oil Omega Complex & Alpha CRS
Cellular Vitality Complex are very important)
Take 6 drops of Slim & Sassy Oil Blend and 3 drops each of Peppermint Oil and Ylang Ylang Oil in a capsule daily.
Drink 2-3 drops of Lemon Oil in water daily (glass containers ONLY)
Rub 2-4 drops Balance Oil Blend on each foot, morning and evening
Applying Balance to the bottom of the feet enhances the ability of the red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout the body.
Below is a video of blood samples before and after applying doTERRA’s Balance essential oil blend:
Issue Specific Support:
Abdominal, chest or bone pain
Apply Deep Blue Rub to area of concern each morning, at least once mid-day and anytime extreme pain occurs. ( little goes a very long way)
Rub one drop of Peppermint Oil on temples, forehead & back of neck (careful not to get in eyes)
Rub Lavender or Serenity Oil Blend on feet nightly as a sleep or stress relief aid
Rub 2-3 drops of Frankincense Oil on back of neck/base of skull and bottoms of feet, nightly
Have the following “Spine Therapy” done once a week:
First apply fractionated coconut oil (olive oil can be substituted) along the length of the spine.
Then, Drop any one or all of the following doTerra essential oils down the spine:
Starting with Oregano, then Balance, Ylang Ylang, Wild Orange, Frankincense, Rosemary, Marjoram, Aroma Touch… and end with Peppermint
Hot compress for 15 mins after you lightly massage into back along the spine area
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