I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in March 2014. Today, 11 months later , my symptoms are virtually gone. Not only are my MS symptoms gone, but I am no longer taking medications for the other disease symptoms that I suffered with for more than 30 years, like asthma and migraines. I'm 98% well. I contribute this renewed health to the changes I made in my diet.
When I experience symptoms
I still occasionally experience breakthrough symptoms, especially if I eat something I shouldn't. Symptoms can also reappear due to stress, environmental triggers, or exposure to toxins. When I do experience symptoms, I have found essential oils work well for me.
Trial and error will be necessary to discover which oils will work for you. Sometimes it takes awhile to find the right oil or combination of oils that will do the trick. It's crucial to start with quality, therapeutic grade oils. If you don't find relief with an essential oil, try a different one, a different combination of oils, or another brand.
The oils that helped me
The MS symptom that was the most severe for me (other than the paralysis) was the muscle spasms. They prevented me from sleeping, and we all know how tough life can be when you haven't sleep for a few days in a row. It's life altering.
Basil oil first provided me some relief from my muscle spasms. Sandlewood and frankincense oil helped as well. After awhile, I found Shillington's Deep Tissue Repair Oil (a blend of wintergreen, menthol and cayenne oils).
I've been an asthmatic for as long as I can remember. Now, when I feel my chest get tight or sense a slight wheeze, I no longer reach for my "Puffer" (Proventil rescue inhaler). Now I grab an oil blend called "Breathe". I put a drop or two into my hands, rub them together and place them in front of my face. I take 5 slow, deep breaths and every symptom of asthma immediately goes away. If I feel any allergy symptoms, I put a five drops of lavender, lemon, and pepperment oil in a vegetable capsule and swallow it. I haven't used my puffer for more than 6 months.
For migraines, I use lavender oil and then add peppermint oil. I also use a blend of frankincense, sandalwood, ylang ylang, and peppermint. This amazing blend is known for for cell regeneration and specifically neuron (brain cell) repair. It helps both my MS symptoms (weakness and imbalance) and migraines.
How to apply oils topically
The symptoms you're suffering from will determine how you apply the oils. Essential oils can be diffused into the air or otherwise inhaled, applied directly to the skin (topically), as well as taken internally. When you apply oils topically, you can either apply them straight (directly to the skin from the bottle) or use a carrier oil. A good rule to follow is if you are trying to apply the oils to a large surface area (back, legs, etc) use a carrier oil first.
When I am treating muscle spasms, I apply organic coconut oil to my leg first. This helps the essential oil to spread evenly and not soak into one spot. Then I drop the essential oil into my hands and spread it on top of the coconut oil. You can "stack" oils, too. Rub one into your skin and then place another one on top of it.
When I feel a migraine coming on, I use the oils (lavender and peppermint) straight, and stack them. I place them directly on the pressure points at the base of my neck. I also place them on my temples, and the skin behind my ears down to my jaw line.
The soles of the feet, wrists, and the space behind the ears down to the jaw line are all great places to put any oil for fast absorption. The skin in these areas is thin, so the therapeutic benefit of the oil can quickly absorb into the bloodstream and go to work.
See the first source link below if you want to know more about my protocol and exactly how I changed my diet so that my body could finally heal and reverse from MS. To see the recipe for Deep Tissue Repair Oil, click here.