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sjogren's syndrome

Parts of this were taken with permission from Essential Oils Overview and Reference Guide, published by: The Family Tree, 2008

Summary

Sjogren’s syndrome is an autoimmune disorder primarily recognized by the symptoms of dSalivary and tear glandsry eyes and dry mouth. Primary Sjogren’s is an instance of the disease when there is not associated illness, secondary Sjogren’s is the common situation when it is associated with another autoimmune disorder such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis or scleroderma. Normally the immune system attacks the glands that make tears and saliva hence the common symptoms but often other parts of the body are affected with other painful symptoms. This can include joints, nerves, lungs, kidneys, circulatory and digestive systems. Those over 40 are most likely to have Sjogren’s and for no reported reason 90 percent are female.

 

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Oils, blends & products recommended:

Oils & Blends:  Soothing Blend, Essential Oil Cellular Complex , Frankincense

Essential oils based products: Basic Vitality Supplements (LLV)

Also consider: LemonC, MelaleucaC, OreganoC

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Suggested protocols:

see also general suggestions for autoimmune disorders.

Consistent use of the Basic Vitality Supplements (LLV) and 8 drops or 1 capsule of Essential Oil Cellular Complex 2 times per day. 2 -3 drops of Frankincense 2 - 4 times daily under the tongue or internally with a spoonful of honey or in a capsule.

Use other oils for symptoms that may occur. Soothing Blend for painful joints, Digestive Blend for digestive problems, Lavender or Geranium for skin problems, etc.

Some suggest a candida cleanse for autoimmune diseases. For candida use the GI Cleansing Formula/Probiotic Defense Formula protocol (see Detoxification for more details). Others suggest this has not been helpful for their autoimmune disorders. If used consider that some with autoimmune disorders are particularly sensitive and should start this cleanse with 1 GX capsule daily for 2 days, if no skin or digestive reactions increase to 2 capsules for 2 days and then if no reactions to the prescribed 3 per day.

Experiences and Testimonials of others

Shawn - I would like to know if there is a protocol for Sjogren's Syndrom, this is an autoimmune disease that is not very common and there is no cure for.

I was diagnosed last December and have since started using the Basic Vitality Supplements (LLV) Pack, Frankincense and various other essential oils on a daily basis with improvement.   I had red spots on my legs, my tongue felt burnt, body and joint pain all of which was severe, in 3 months time the red spots have paled or faded some completely gone, the tongue is now normal, I am still dealing with muscular and joint pain but not to the extent I was. I taking Frankincense in honey 2 to 4 times a day.

People who have heard of Sjogren's assume it is only dry eyes and mouth but there are many more painful symptoms that accompany this disease that can only be treated symptomatically. In my case I have a salivary gland involved and get vertigo, which will appear any time it desires. Those of us who have salivary gland involvement are at higher risk for lymphoma than those who do not. My practitioners and I are trying to keep me off of any chemical medications for as long as possible, (...) and my back ground in natural medicine seem to be making this possible. My rheumatologist was thrilled when I showed her the LLV information, she could not get over all the anti-inflammatory properties in the formulas and said it was all that I would need.  

Charly - I feel for you! I have MCTD, another autoimmune disease that includes several other autoimmune diseases such as lupus, fibromyalgia, Reynauds, schleroderma, and Sjogrens, among others. I am dealing with almost all my symptoms with (...) essential oils with the exception of the scleroderma. In my case, the schleroderma is in my esophagus and down into my stomach and creates some serious problems. So I have to be on a medication for that. But otherwise, I am using (...).

Sometimes I feel like it has stolen my life. On the other hand, I am thrilled with the blessings that I have received and the understanding and empathy I have been able to develop. I don't think I would trade that. I think I want to have a T-shirt made that reads "MCTD-- because one autoimmune disease just isn't enough!" It makes me laugh every time I think of it.

You might consider some of the other oils that I take for my joints and muscle pain. Personally, I think I have purchased a lot of Soothing Blend rub. I also use cinnamon, frankincense and rosemary. I have no idea why – it just seems to help. Also invest in the mood oils for when you get discouraged. Even when I feel lousy, one can't help but feel better when one smells Invigorating Blend!

 

Cortney - I have someone that  has been diagnosed with Sjogren’s syndrome and I am just introducing her to Basic Vitality Supplements (LLV).   She has been dealing with it for years and is always in pain.  If anyone is familiar with this syndrome and has any advice on what can help her please let me know.

Pat - Sjogrens Syndrome is an autoimmune disease that can cause debilitating pain and discomfort. All instances of this disease are systemic and affect the complete body. I would bet that a protocol of Lemon, Melaleuca and Oregano in a capsule (5 drops each) would start the process of feeling better. After 30 days I would switch to Frankincense, Lemon and Sandalwood in a capsule (5 drops each) for thirty days. Each time you take a capsule put those same oils on your feet, back and wrists. If you happen to get great success with the first protocol do it for an additional 30 days before making a change. This is a very uncomfortable disease and I hope you have great success. We do not diagnose or treat people with disease. These suggestions are just that.

 

 

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What Science & Research are saying

 

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