Hashimotos and Sore Throats
(Sunshine Coast, Australia)
I wanted to share my story with you. 2008 was one of the worst of my life - I have often wished that I had found these oils then - but obviously it was not to be.
I had been suffering with Hashimotos disease
for 6.5 years after the birth of my son in 2002. I was putting up with sore itchy throats, allergies, tingling in toes and fingers, depression, fatigue etc. I was able to find some natural herbs which assisted me in controlling most of these symptoms and was on medication from 2003 until May 2009.
When I bought my first batch of essential oils in March 2009 (Raindrop Technique and Everyday Oils
) and received my Essential Oils Desk Reference
I chose to order Spearmint
for Underactive Thyroid as recommended in the Desk Reference.
I tried this for 6 weeks or so, I did not feel any change in my Thyroid disease. I remember looking up the Desk Reference again and thinking, "Lets try another oil"
I ordered Lemongrass
, which I applied to my throat each morning and continued to apply Spearmint to my Thyroid vitaflex point (on the sole of the foot) each night. Within 2 days I felt different, I went off my medication after 2 weeks of Lemongrass and waited 6 weeks before having a blood test. My doctor happily advised me that my levels were fine
and that I should keep on the same amount of medication that I had been on for the past 6.5 years. I told her that I had not been on my meds for 6 weeks - she told me to get re-tested. It has now been 4 months since I have taken any medication, I have lost a dress size, have no allergies, no sore throats or any other symptoms which I previously suffered
. I continue to put one drop of Lemongrass on my thyroid gland every day (and it doesn't cost much!)
I also briefly want to share my story about Frankincense. My son had been putting up with a sore throat for 4 days
, I kept asking him if I could try an oil, after 4 days he relented, one drop of Frankincense on the throat
and after 30 seconds his sore throat was gone. Two days passed and of course I got his sore throat, 1 drop of Frankincense, gone!
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