Summarysee also Cancer
Chemotherapy, in its most general sense, is the treatment of disease by chemicals especially by killing micro-organisms or cancerous cells. In popular usage, it refers to drugs used to treat cancer or the combination of these drugs into a formulation for specific types of cancer.
Most commonly, chemotherapy acts by killing cells that divide rapidly, as that is one of the main properties of cancer cells. This means that it also harms cells that divide rapidly under normal circumstances: cells in the bone marrow, digestive tract and hair follicles. This results in the most common side effects of chemotherapy - decreased production of blood cells, inflammation of the lining of the digestive tract, and hair loss.
Under the procedures tab others share their experiences in how essential oils, blends, and other products help strengthen the body during this process. This include rebuilding blood cells, restoring digestive functions, and helping with depression and fear during a very invasive process.
Oils, blends & products recommended:
Oils & Blends:
Depression and anxiety: Balance, Serenity.
Immune system strength: cypress, OnGuard. Also AromaTouch technique.
Essential oils based products: Nutrition: Life Long Vitality supplements.
Also consider: Citrus Bliss, lavender, lemon
Suggested protocols:Depression and anxiety: Diffuse the oils of choice. Daily AromaTouch technique is beneficial at multiple levels and calms with the oils and human touch.
Experiences and Testimonials of others
Anonymous - Has anyone had experiences with oils helping someone undergoing chemotherapy?BK - My father found that essential oils were very supportive during his chemotherapy, especially Balance and Serenity blends when he became afraid or depressed. We were very open with the doctor about the essential oils. He was skeptical at first, but then came to believe that oils did not interfere with cancer treatment. If anything, he came to recognize that the oils enhanced the treatment and speed the detoxification of the chemotherapy.
The Life Long Wellness supplements were amazing during treatment. My father combined them with a diet of raw foods and fresh fruit and vegetable juices. The doctor was always astounded by his blood work. He also never felt the extreme fatigue that normally happens during chemotherapy.
A spinal technique will rejuvenate and bring much needed physical and emotional comfort. (Edit: Consider using Dr. Hill's AromaTouch Technique)
Cypress oil and On Guard blend helped stimulate white corpuscle production and kept his immune system strong. Diffuse, apply topically, or just breathe it in every day to keep the body's defenses strong. The chemotherapy destroyed his sense of taste and smell, and he experienced that dreadful metallic taste during treatments. We would have water with lemon and peppermint nearby to counter the taste.
We had him take a quality probiotic at night to repopulate the healthy bacteria in the gut. (Edit: doTerra now has PB Assist for this) We would add virgin coconut oil to flavored smoothies to get him nutrition when he didn’t feel like eating. He loved the smell of Citrus Bliss and Balance, so we always had a diffuser running nearby. We did a capsule full of grapefruit (for the D-Limonene) .
Oils that are leading the cancer research include frankincense, lavender, sandalwood, lemongrass, lemon and other citrus oils. Most oils inhibit cellular mutations, kill off mutated cells, and feed healthy cells, so use them with confidence.
Mental attitude, loving touch, calming music and spiritual faith are key to the healing process, I also recommend using any emotional blends liberally to stay positive.