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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Young Living Essential Oils for Graves hyperthyroid

Related: Three herbs which can help with hyperthyroidism
Related: Lemon Balm
Lemon Balm [also known as Melissa] tea has been shown to inhibit the division of tumor cells. It may also be beneficial to those with Grave’s disease-studies indicate that the herb slightly inhibits the thyroid-stimulating hormone and restricts Grave’s disease, a hyperthyroid condition.
Related: "Sweet Melissa": Young Living Essential Oil for depression, anxiety, herpes, and vertigo
Related: Do you have a goiter? Take a look at this link.

Young Living Wintergreen Essential OilI have been taking 10 mg of Methimazole daily (on occasion 15 mg) for the last ten years for hyperthyroid, and am still doing so. Within the last two years, I've added a product that was recommended by and obtained through my acupuncturist called Thyrodex by Evergreen Herbs. I took four capsules three times a day with meals for several months and after receiving my regular blood test, I was thrilled to see my Free T3 went from 4.56 to 2.95. I am also using Young Living Wintergreen Essential Oil (which is listed under "First Recommendations for Hyperthyroid Graves Disease") in the Essential Oil Desk Reference, rubbing 2-3 drops on my neck over my thyroid/goiter 2-3 times a day [recommended dilution is 50:50 with a high-quality vegetable oil], and, since I've been doing so, my TSH has gone from .01 to 3.41, which is remarkable.
Image of Thyrodex bottle from Evergreen Herbs
[Update: In October of 2010, my new doctor dropped my Methimazole to 5 mg a day (after I changed my diet to exclude dairy, wheat, and gluten, which I had just found out I was allergic to). My current blood results are TSH: 1.13, and Free T3: 3.2. Thank you, Young Living and Evergreen Herbs.]

[Update: 12-16-13. Here are my most recent blood test results. TSH: 4.03, and Free T3: 2.8. I continue to take Methimazole at 5 mg a day along with 8 capsules (instead of 12) of Thyrodex, while continuing to use Young Living's Wintergreen Oil directly on my thyroid/goiter every day as per above. I had a blood test previously on 8-29-13 (and this was when I had run out of Wintergreen, and I hadn't replaced the bottle for several months) and my TSH dipped to .14. I could only think that the Wintergreen was making the difference, and lo and behold, when I started using it again, the TSH went back to normal (as is shown above in my 12-16-13 lab report), so make of that what you will, but I plan on always having a bottle of Young Living's "therapeutic" Wintergreen Oil on hand.]

Note: Evergreen's herbs are professional-grade products available exclusively through qualified health care practitioners. If you would like to find a practitioner near you who dispenses Evergreen products, please follow this link.

Cautions regarding Wintergreen:
  • Avoid using with aspirin, heparin, warfarin, and other anti-coagulant drugs
  • Avoid if epileptic
  • Avoid use on children under 5 years
  • Avoid if pregnant

An interesting testimonial follows:
A lot of what they did was emotional work because the pre-cursor [to Graves] is usually deep grief. The worst part was the rapid heart rate. We were told by the naturopath that that was caused by thyroid toxins flooding her blood stream, so, we put a French green clay poultice on her throat 4 times a day for 30 min. It was cool because while the poultice was on, her heart rate would return to normal...So all of that being said, knowing what I know now, I would definitely get Frankincense on board [for emotional work] and then work with the emotion that triggered [the Graves]...and then find some oil that would help with dissipating that. Patchouli comes to mind as well as Wild Orange.
More information from the same site suggesting protocols for Graves:
 2-3 drops each of Lemongrass and Myrrh
 Apply them directly to the thyroid area, the reflexology points on the feet (great toes), and on the wrists multiple times per day
 Some also suggest 2 drops Frankincense under the tongue daily
Recommended dilution (for Lemongrass) is 20:80 with a high-quality vegetable oil. (Avoid use on children under 18 months. May cause extreme skin irritation, dilution recommended.) Myrrh can be used neat (without dilution).

Place your order for Wintergreen and/or other Young Living products at this link!

P.S. For information on naturally treating thyroid disorders, check out Dr. Eric's feed in the sidebar (toward the bottom) of this site. He cured his own hyperthyroid, and takes telephone appointments for anyone not in his area as well.
Disclaimer Notice: This information is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for medical care or to prescribe treatment for any specific health condition.