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INFORMATION FROM THE CANCER CONTROL SOCIETY CONVENTION OF 2017 – AROMATHERAPY
It’s truly Autumn, without any doubt it is one of the most gorgeous seasons when the leaves change its color – red- orange, yellow and to slightly golden texture. This is when the weather also cools down a bit. So, be it the changing of color of the leaves, the beauty in the air or the intense feeling you get is loved by many.
Autumn is perhaps the most serene time before the chilling winter season.
For me, being a Florida girl for over fifty years and living in Mexico for seven years; it is an experience that will be enjoyed. This will be my second year in Virginia and I can’t wait to check out the leaves changing on the Blue Ridge Park Way.
Today I’ll be blogging on other aroma’s that are natural healing therapies for cancer. Yesterday I ended off with LEMONGRASS.
So, today I’ll start with the sixth aroma - MYRRH; the role that myrrh essential oil plays in natural cancer therapies is a becoming a popular topic in the scientific community.
Particularly, with how it interacts with frankincense essential oils. In 2013, one of the most thorough studies on the topic was published in the journal; Oncology Letters, and this is what a researcher discovered: “The effects of the two essential oils, independently and as a mixture, five tumor cell lines, MCF-7, HS-1, HepG2, HeLa and A549, were investigated using the MTT assay.
The results indicated that the MCF-7 and HS-1 cell lines showed increased sensitivity to the myrrh and frankincense essential oils compared with the remaining cell lines. In addition, the anticancer effects of myrrh were markedly increased compared with those of frankincense, however, no significant synergistic effects were identified.”
Don’t think that researchers are evaluating frankincense and myrrh together as complementary therapies because of the Christmas story. Oh no. The resins from frankincense and myrrh trees have been traditionally prescribed simultaneously in Chinese medicine for years. Used primarily to treat inflammatory diseases, blood stagnation, frankincense and myrrh therapy is exceptionally effective to relieve swelling and pain. Even though researchers have not observed a synergistic effect regarding cancer, “A previous study identified that the combination of frankincense and myrrh oils exhibited synergistic effects on harmful bacterial infections Cryptococcus neoformans and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.”
Seventh aroma - PEPPERMINT & SPEARMINT; in 2014, the journal BioMed Research International published an article uncovering that peppermint and spearmint is highly effective at managing common side effects people that suffer at the hands of medical cancer therapies; especially vomiting and nausea. Taken directly from the study we find that these oils, as well as some others, can help with a variety of conditions cancer patients suffer from: “Cancer patients suffer from different side effects which can be preferentially reduced by alternative methods. EOs are used in the aromatherapy for reducing the agony of brain cancer patients. EO is efficient in depression and reduction of anxiety in cancer patients. Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, one of the most frequently used treatment methods in cancer, are prone to various side effects. These are nausea and vomiting.
Mentha spicata [spearmint] and M. piperita [peppermint] have been found to be effective in overcoming these emetic conditions (chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, CINV) along with the reduction of expenditure on treatment in the cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
EOs of Leptospermum scoparium [Manuka myrtle] and Kunzea ericoides [Karo Greenfingers] were reported to prevent mucositis in the head and neck cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy when used in the preparation of mouthwash.
Some cancer patients have metastatic tumorigenic ulcers of skin develop necrosis and malodour.
Patients suffering from such malodour were reported to have improvement in their state on treatment of these ulcers with the mixture of EOs having eucalyptus, melaleuca, lemongrass, lemon, clover leaf, and thyme on a 40% ethanol base.
Lavender EO is widely used in aromatherapy and is found to be beneficial in reducing the distress in cancer patients. Hence, EOs serve as the valuable preparations in amelioration of the side effects and sufferings of the cancer patients.”
Eighth aroma – THYME; the journal Molecules published a study in 2010 that evaluated how cancer cells were evaluated could stand up against ten powerful essential oils. Included was thyme and it stood out from the crowd as the most beneficial against prostate, lung carcinoma, and breast cancers.
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As one of the primary herbs to facilitate estrogen binding, thyme oil can help balance and regulate hormones. Like we noted above with clary sage, thyme is not the only potential estrogenic essential oil noted for its anticancer potential. It should be interesting to note that, because cancer frequently holds receptors for estrogen and can theoretically be “fed” by any compound that is estrogenic, people at risk of developing certain cancer lines are oftentimes advised to avoid estrogen.
With the potent anticancer properties that we have seen in just the few studies noted above, it is more than likely that we will soon discover that the so-called “cancer-causing” plants and foods people are avoiding actually hold the key that our bodies need to unlock the potent cancer-fighting potential.
These aroma’s also works with conventional medicine treatments.
Feel Amazing 10 Minute Guided Meditation
Feel absolutely amazing after using this 10 minute guided meditation. Use this meditation first thing in the morning, before going to sleep, or anytime in between. Enjoy!
Until tomorrow, autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.