Does Post-Exertional Malaise lead to unusual Placebo Effects in ME that seem more like Nocebo? This post explores my experience of a Placebo controlled experiment.
The Tale of the Princess and ME A visual tale of one princess' journey through ME/CFS using illustrations from fairytales. "Do not be satisfied with the stories that come before you. Unfold your own myth." Rumi. There are still princesses with ME who have yet to break the curse. Please help them by raising funds… Continue reading ME May 12 Blog Bomb: the fairystory of the truth
Following on from the post Resource: Aromatherapy for ME Name/s of approach: Aromatherapy, Essential Oils Heritage/Spiritual context*: ancient heritage goes back to 3500 BCish, associated with aromatic offerings to gods, also linked to herbalists. Aromatherapy as we know it today goes back to 1907ish and requires no spiritual belief. Their explanation: The molecules of essential oils are… Continue reading Review: Essential Oils for ME
This is the first of a series of posts with tips on getting a better night sleep. Acupressure for Sleep This post will help you to locate 3 acupuncture points that may help you sleep. Recent sleep research using acupuncture at these points was 84.1% effective, compared to a benzodiazepine pharmaceutical medication at 59.7% and 25% for the… Continue reading Resource: Acupressure, Sleep 1
I have no expectation of being Cured through aromatherapy. However, I have found that some oils help with some some symptoms. Recipes can also have a synagistic effect and so I've written up a few that I use below. You may also want to read this review and this list of essential oil properties. It isn't free but some of the oils are £1 on ebay and last a long time (use this search to find them). You don't have to use every oil in the recipe. The first 5 oils I'd buy would be: grapefruit, rosemary, basil, clary sage and lavender (≅£7).