(Herpes Zoster) Testimonials
friend had a shingles outbreak that affected the trigeminal nerve,
including optic nerve. I promptly gave him a Raindrop Treatment
to lay viruses to rest along his spine. Later as the eruptions healed
and the nerve was left in great pain I anointed the nerve area with
oil. I thought I had grabbed PanAway, for the Helichrysm content,
but in my haste I had left the house with Peppermint. I used many
drops, more than I would have had I been paying attention. (please
don't do this at home! Pay attention with oils as with any medicines.)
next evening my pal reported he had the worst excrutiating pain
of the illness. No medication helped. Then the pain went away. Period.
Was it the Peppermint Oil? I think so. Over all, he thought his
shingles episode was milder and shorter than the doctors led him
to expect. I reminded him of the Raindrop treatment he received.
I left other oils. Thieves and Lavender, but he did not use them.
His logical mind was definitely at war with his willingness to experiment.
So, I suggest Raindrop kit along spine, and Peppermint. You may
want to dilute with V- 6 and apply for a gentle cumulative affect,
with prayers too.
have had great results with an older woman who had had cancer and
then developed shingles. When she came to me, the week before they
had injected Novacaine into the welts. She had 23 shots of novacaine.
She also was taking heavy duty pain pills 4 times a day. I applied
Valor to her feet and then Oregano, Thyme and Cypress. I literally
then sat there and watched the welts disappear. Several applications
are needed. It is best if you can do it once a day for several days.
Hot compresses on the area after applying the essential oils then
a carrier oil on top work well also.
had Shingles twice. After the second time I had 8 years of chronic
post neuralgia pain. I was given antiviral and steroid drugs at
the time of the second outbreak. When I started to use YL oils I
researched the antiviral oils and finally settled on Oregano. I
applied 6 drops Oregano to carrier oil and rubbed it into the site
of the nerve damage on my back all the way around to the front of
my rib cage, which is where the pain was. I then applied hot compresses
and in 3 days the pain was gone and has not come back in 18 months.
Hope this helps.
use Gentle Baby on this issue. I have a friend who gets this at
her hair line and on one side of her hip. Gentle Baby lessens the
pain FAST for her!
husband also had shingles and he also suffered with great pain on
the right leg. We used a lot of Lemongrass and tons of PanAway along
with Ortho Sport. It took him at least three months before the pain
went away. If you know of any one that does Raindrop Therapy in
your area it would be wise to get him one whenever you can. I gave
my husband one at least twice a week for quite some time then cut
it down as the pain went away. You may also try the oil Relieve
It. My husband also uses quite a few supplements. So check the book
and add what supplements it calls for.
in Perfect Health, Barb
95-year old grandmother came down with shingles after learning some
tragic news in the family. Instead of releasing her sorrow, she
chose to bury it within herself and developed shingles almost immediately.
We were guided to use Lavender and when her shingles became crusty
with the scabs, applying the Lavender we had the scabs pop off almost
3 seconds after application. It cooled her down as she was hot.
For the pain, I used Reiki and she resolved within 2 weeks of the
event. Whenever someone develops shingles it's because they have
an overworked immune system. The sooner we find out what the root
cause is behind the issue and can release it, the sooner the ailment
my love, Cherie
is a great story, a true one about my mother's experience with an
oil. My mom is in her sixties and had chicken pox in her day. She
had been around a granddaughter in the first stages and two weeks
later Mom began experiencing prickly sensations in and under her
skin. She was concerned that she was getting shingles. I suggested
that she try two drops of Oregano on each foot and if she is brave
use two to four drops in an oil base along the spine. (EODR suggests
that viruses lie dormant for years along the spine.) Drink lots
of water, I told her, as you will likely cleanse. Oh, she thought
she was cleaned out! She put Oregano in both places. The next morning
she woke with NO back pain the first time in over 25 years. EODR
says, too, that some inflammations are caused by viruses. She is
one happy lady. Yesterday, two days from initial oiling, she has
itchy, raised bumps in mass on her neck and down her spine where
the oil was put. She says, "Guess the virus is coming out of me?"
Today she says her neck and back are feeling better. She used Lavender
and Melaleuca on the raised spots. My mom introduced me to the oils,
but has been slower to see the power of them. She got POWER this
have in my notes from Gary Young that Melissa is known to help shingles.
I do not have how to apply it, just the information that the oil
is known to help with shingles.
you, Mickee Rarick
DO know that Shingles are related to Chicken Pox, right? Here are
a few things that a dear friend has tried. She gets them so bad
she can't move! She swears that Ravensara is the oil for Shingles,
right on them. And she puts it up her nose too as an added measure!
I would also look at Dentarome on them as soon as you feel the beginnings
of them. Kristen (my friend) also swears that Gentle Baby helps
FAST! In answer to your questions YES, I think cleansing the liver
can bring them up. Also try thinking outside of the box. For example
Witt had a breakout of either Shingles or a NASTY cluster of cold
sores. It was about as big as a nickel on his bottom lip. I tried
Clove. No help, it still grew. I tried Thieves, no help, it still
grew. I finally got on my knees and asked for help and as I stood
up, I knew I needed to put RC oil on it. Yep, RC! So I did and it
not only stopped growing, but it went away in about four days! Have
you tried all of the oils in the EODR for this? If not, do it. We
all know that oils work differently on different people. I would
also look at Melrose! Just a few ideas.
few years ago right at Christmas, I came down with shingles. I was
lucky as it was just on my chest/abdomen. What worked really well
for me, along with Raindrop Therapy was using Oregano and Thyme
on my feet and directly on location. Yes, it burned a bit. And,
it worked. My doctor wanted to give me a shot that knocks it out
(some kind of steroid). I chose oils. Even though he felt I could
have ended the episode much faster his way, he had to admit that
my way worked pretty well. And I never had any scarring. So, besides
doing the Raindrop Therapy, I suggest (if it's possible) that your
dad learn how to put the oils on his feet a couple times a day to
the best, Lynn
someone who has a Rife machine, too. I used both in my healing from
Shingles. Check out a website about Rife to locate someone in your
luck, David C.
EODR recommends Calophyllium inophyllium with Ravensara for shingles.
Apparently this combination eases the itching and pain for shingles.
I have reason to believe that this combination would soothe other
sorts of skin distress also. To
obtain calophyllium inophyll, you can contact Alan or Mei-Ming Raicer
at Real World Health in NJ. Their email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
pox are bad enough the first time, but who wants to deal with them
again, especially years later when you think they're just a bad
childhood memory? Unfortunately, if you've had chicken pox, the
virus lies dormant in your body and can develop into a painful case
of shingles many years after your original chicken pox infection.
Mainstream treatment involves taking an anti-viral medication and
steroids. The infection usually goes away within three to five weeks.
But in some people, especially the elderly, the pain can persist
for months or even years. This condition, known as post-herpetic
neuralgia (PHN), is thought to be due to continuing irritation of
the nerves after the infection is over. Treatments for PHN include
steroids, antidepressants and in severe cases, nerve blocks. These
options are pretty undesirable if you ask me, especially for long
term use. Luckily, there's a promising, safe, all-natural treatment
to try - Vitamin E. In one study, 13 individuals with chronic PHN
received Vitamin E both orally and topically (applied to the painful
areas of the skin). Nine of the 13 patients experienced complete
or almost complete relief of pain. The typical (oral) dose of Vitamin
E for PHN is 1,200-1,600 IU/day. The treatment may have to be continued
for several months or longer before improvement is seen.
have had spectacular, fast results with Shingles and Ravensara.
brother had Shingles and I had him use Melrose. He said that it
did help. The breakout areas were not as sore and healed faster.
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) Shingles is an active (generally short
lived) viral infection of the central nervous system that affects
certain areas of the skin. This usually starts with fatigue, fever,
chills and at times intestinal upset. On the third to fourth day,
the affected skin area becomes excessively sensitive. On the fourth
or fifth day, small painful blisters erupt along the nerve pathway
and crust over. Normally these heal in about 5 days without further
problems. One attack usually gives immunity for life. However, with
some, particularly the elderly, pain can persist for months, even
years. The virus that causes shingles is Varicella zoster, which
also causes chicken pox. A childhood bout with chicken pox leaves
some viruses dormant in sensory (skin) nerves. If the immune system
is compromised from things such as severe emotional stress, illness,
or long term use of corticosteroids, the dormant viruses may start
to infect the pathway of the skin nerves. Essential Oils versus
Shingles Equal amounts of Ravensara and Calophyllum inophyllum applied
to a shingles outbreak have produced dramatic improvement and complete
remission within 7 days (Alternative Medicine, The Definitive Guide,
p. 56, 971). NOTE: Occurrences of Shingles around the eyes or on
the forehead can cause blindness. Consult an ophthalmologist (eye
doctor) immediately if such outbreaks occur.
Oils: Elemi, Tansy, Clove, Oregano, Mountain Savory, Thyme,
Juniper, Geranium and Peppermint. Ravensara with Calophyllum inophyllum
(a fatty acid oil). Melaleuca with Lemon, Geranium, Bergamot, Eucalyptus,
Lavender, Peppermint or Chamomile.
ArthroTune and Super Cal.
Technique (layer in order): Oregano, Mountain Savory and Thyme
(warm pack for 30 minutes between each oil application). Be sure
to place a towel between the skin and hot pack. Continue with Juniper,
Geranium and Peppermint with an ice pack for 30 minutes between
each oil application. Recipe 1 - 5 drops Elemi, 5 drops Tansy and
2 drops Clove. Recipe 2 - 10 drops Chamomile, 5 drops Lavender,
4 drops Bergamot and 2 drops Geranium. Mix in 1 ounce V-6 Mixing
Oil or Massage Oil Base. Apply on location and also apply a cold
or body temperature compress.
have 2 friends who had been having pain from a blistery skin condition
that was following a nerve path, one was very internal and the other
on her face. They had been having pain for months, used the prescribed
medication, two kinds and still severe pain. One tried Ravensara
for 3 days to the area and her pain is gone. The second friend,
with the same condition on her face, used the Ravensara and in the
first day noticed decreased burning, pain and swelling. By the end
of the week, she was much improved. I am so grateful for the Young
Living oils and so are they!
and Light, Connie
myself suffered from shingles and yes, coconut oil stops the pain
if applied topically. The pain goes away fast.
have four friends with Shingles and unequivocally the answer has
been equal parts of Thieves and Ravensara in a capsule every few
hours. For three of them, it took less than a day for relief and
the fourth took 48 hours (she is a bit more toxic than the others!)
Luck! Jessica Wild
did the Raindrop Technique on a woman that had been suffering with
an outbreak of this particular ailment for several months. The morning
after the RT she excitedly exclaimed that the pain and the symptoms
had vanished. They did not return! Thyme, Oregano, Melaleuca and
Ravensara are huge for viral issues and in the RT you use Thyme
and Oregano. It is an acute viral issue and it has to do with inflammation
as well, so water, water, water is seriously called for along with
cleansing the system. After you ask those folks how much water do
they drink, they typically respond with "I drink water all the time!
Then ask them how many ounces or what is the average amount of water
you actually drink every day? Or how many times does that water
bottle actually get to your lips? Most people when asked the specific
questions finally will admit that they consume 32 ounces per day
or less at best and the rest is coffee, tea, pop. This is not enough
and they may want to take a look at serious dehydration issues.
my Dad had shingles he would put pressure on the top of his foot
on the same side as the shingles. The pressure point was about an
inch and a half back toward the heel between the 2nd and 3rd toes
or 3rd and 4th toes. Where ever there is a tender spot put some
pressure on it and hold it for a few minutes and the pain would
ease up and he was able to get by without the pain medicines. He
found great relief this way.
in better health, Jackie Berggren
would only take Ravensara and Thieves for an outbreak, not daily!
Also try Riboflavin (B-2) and L-Lysine. DMSO cream is the fastest
way to catch an outbreak for my boys who both have this! We have
had great results with a 00 cap with ten drops of Ravensara and
ten drops of Thieves. I advocate doing it two times a day, but to
each his own. There is a woman on my other YL email list that had
blood tests done before and after and her herpes zoster count went
done significantly. She said the doctor was floored! My two dear
friends get relief within minutes of Ravensara internally and only
have to take the oils for one day to end an outbreak. One of them
has only had to do the protocol one time and it has never reoccurred
in three years!
mother in law was told she had this problem. She spent two months
on medicines and she still was having problems. I am a massage therapist
and finally talked her into letting me help her. I used Elemi on
her right arm that was directly affected. After using it once, she
was finally able to go through the day without any problems. In
the past she has had breakouts every couple of years. I gave her
a second massage and used the Elemi on that arm again and she has
not had a breakout since. This has been a year ago so with time
we will see exactly how much it has helped.
sister and niece have Shingles right now. They are both taking an
herb - you can get it from Natures Way. It is Red Clover. They only
took 2 capsules in the morning and 2 at night. Not the recommended
dose and it has worked wonders. Along with the oils and I don't
think you can go wrong. They both swear by this herb. Just thought
I would share. Have a wonderful day.
regular Raindrop Treatments (once a month or so). If you want, have
the facilitator include Ravensara, but I don't feel it's necessary.
Six months from now, have the test again. I'm confident the herpes
zoster virus will be no more. Better to get rid of it now than to
wait for a flare-up.
would try using Rehemogen. It doesn't taste the greatest but I am
very convinced it would do the trick. I used Rehemogen about a year
and half ago and last September I went to the doc for my 3 month
appointment and was made aware that I was no longer up to date on
my shots. Funny how the doctors say the vaccines are good for 10
years and it had only been 8 years. (I was vaccinated before I knew
better). In between the birth of my daughter and my son was 2 years
and the only thing I done differently was use Rehemogen. This is
why I am convinced that it'll help.
you health! Jacky
shingles, to help raise the immune system, take 7 drops Ravensara
for 21 days.
shingles Oregano, seven drops in capsule two times a day for 21
can be a real bugbear for an elderly person and it is quite common.
It comes about through the nervous system and can be a reaction
to stress or frustration or anger but it is not all that helpful
to tell the person this normally. First aid treatment is to get
hold of Hypericum (St Johns Wort) Oil and add a couple of drops
of the Bach Flower essences Holly and Rescue Remedy. You will be
able to get these from your health food store. The oil may be smoothed
over the areas that are troubled two or three times daily sparingly
and should quite quickly offer relief. The same two Bach flower
essences should also be added to all drinking water as well. Just
two drops of each to each glass of water during the day.
Miller had shingles and used L-lysine and B Complex. It cleared
up her shingles. I've used the Melissa Floral Water with good results
for shingles on the spine. Floral waters don't seem to be in stock
anymore. Maybe if lots of us would request them, they would offer
them again. VitaGreen has Melissa Oil in it, so it would be a good
choice internally to support the immune system. B vitamins are important
as they support the nervous system. Juniper Oil does that too. I
soaked in the tub with a mixture of oils including Juniper that
a blessing, Celeste
lady I worked with had been fighting it for about 3 weeks before
she was open to a Raindrop. She was skeptical and a little nervous
about the whole thing. She told me she couldn't lie still, so would
probably have to move around now and then. I started with Peace
and Calming on her feet, even before the Valor. She needed that.
I also had her breathe it in. I did all the oils on her feet before
moving to the spine. In fact, that is what I would do with an elderly
person also as the feet usually handle these hot oils better and
then I would use fewer drops and maybe even put V-6 on the spine
first before the hot oils. Anyway, back to the lady with shingles.
I did a regular Raindrop, but added in either Juniper or Helichrysum
to help support the nerves. When she got off the table, her pain
was totally gone as well as other aches and pains not associated
with the shingles! Approximately 1 week later I gave her another
Raindrop and the shingles have never reoccurred! On a side note.
I also did a Raindrop for another lady with shingles who had been
dealing with it longer, had no outward sign of it, but dealt with
the pain daily. She had relief for about a day, but the pain came
back. It may take more Raindrops and possibly some emotional work
for some people depending on many things including the length of
time they've had it and if they really want to be rid of it. I personally
feel the Raindrop is the most powerful way to address shingles (and
many other issues)! Still amazed!
10 drops Lavender, 10 drops Melaleuca, 10 drops Thyme and mix in
with Ortho Sport Massage Oil.
was having severe pain in my lower back on the left side. (nerve
pain) I went to the doctor and she said there was no rash but all
the symptoms were leading her to believe I was getting shingles.
She then informed me that I could break out into a rash and it would
be painful. She said she could give me a prescription for the pain.
I took the written prescription from her, came back to work to email
my sister to ask what to do for shingles. She recommended Ravensara
and Helichrysum. So I ordered them and had it shipped overnight!
I began to use them every couple hours. Well needless to say the
pain stopped. I never did get the rash so I can't say for sure it
was shingles but to this day when I feel the sensation of the nerve
pain in my lower left side I grab the oils and use them. What a
wonderful thing not to have to rely on prescription pain medication.
husband broke out with shingles on his upper leg and around his
low back on the left side. I made up a recipe for him to put on
topically and had him start drinking Berry Young Juice daily for
increased immune support. Within 3 weeks the shingles rash was completely
cleared up and he had no more pain. The recipe is 10 drops Raven,
20 drops each of Ravensara, Lavender, Helichrysum, Melrose, Tamanu
Oil. Put a few drops on topically every time the pain returns (this
will be several times a day and night if the pain happens to keep
you awake or causes you to wake up). I mixed the oils into an empty
15ml Lavender bottle that he carries with him everywhere in his
T-shirt pocket. I have also applied the Raindrop Technique on him
that is outlined in the EDR for shingles. So far no more shingles
and it has been over a year with no pain or rash.