Essential Oil Cancer Protocol

DIY Essential Oil Protocol for Cancer Patients

Before I dive into a sample Essential Oil Cancer Protocol, it's important to keep in mind this truth about cancer and essential oils It's important to realize that natural therapies can and, in my opinion, SHOULD be used in conjunction with conventional medicine (unless obvious contraindications are present). It's not an all-or-nothing thing. Meaning this – people oftentimes tell me they feel that they only have two options:

  1. Either go the “all-natural” route,
  2. Or, follow the allopathic model.

But this is NOT the case! Many don't realize that a balanced-approach works well too, and may even be more effective than one or the other. In the words of a 2014 article in the journal BioMed Research International, (1) EOs have also been reported to improve the quality of life of the cancer patients by lowering the level of their agony [2]. EOs-mediated therapy cannot be a substitute to the standard chemotherapy and radiotherapy but can be used in combination with cancer therapy to decrease the side effects of the drugs. Hence, EOs can be used for improving the health of the cancer patients and as a source of novel anticancer compounds….Use of the EOs as dietary supplements and coadministration with drugs can enhance the response to the treatment.

This last sentence is REALLY important! Like I always say, everything is better with oils. Even chemo! My personal recommendation is to work with an oncologist who is open-minded to alternative therapies, and find the right protocol for YOU! 

An Important Not

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Essential oils are transdermal and work at the cellular level, and each species has distinct properties that can help cancer patients. Also, please recognize that specific species that a given company sells will NOT be addressed in this protocol, and we cannot correlate these data to species that your favorite brand(s) may sell. However, the chemical constituents in various species are so similar, that it is quite possible that all of the species will contain similar properties.

Also, let's remember peer-reviewed articles discuss the success clinical researchers have experienced in using various essentials oils to prevent, stop and even reverse the growth of various cancer lines in animal and human cell studies. It is important to keep in mind that a vast majority of these studies are based off of cells in a petri dish. Subsequently, many experts and critics of using essential oils for cancer therapy insist that we cannot extrapolate the data from these studies to live, in vivo cancer patients. Even though there is merit to what these people say, let's not throw the baby out with the bath water.

In my opinion, the burden of proof is on the critic in this case. Thousands of thousands of testimonials and case studies alone should awaken us to the realization that EOs can be quite effective in helping cancer patients.

Essential Oils Cancer Protocol

Below is an easy-to-follow essential oil cancer protocol based off of several peer-reviewed clinical studies that I have researched, as well as countless hours of helping cancer patients all over the globe.

After combing through the research, I have found that several oils in addition to frankincense have the ability to trigger tumor apoptosis (“programmed cell death”) and enhance immunity. You will find some ways to use oils below. Be sure to consult with your physician before following these suggestions, particularly if you're taking chemotherapy or any other pharmaceutical medications.

Topical

  1. Apply diluted Immunity / Cellular Rejuvenation Blend directly on tumor location, and bottoms of feet and along the spine twice daily.
  2. Remember to mix it up – we want to keep the cancer guessing and we don't want to promote resistance. Consider mixing up the protocol every other week.
  3. Always be sure to dilute with a carrier oil using these conversions:
  • 1% dilution: 6 drops of EO per oz of carrier oil 
  • 2% dilution: 12 drops of EO per oz of carrier oil 
  • 3% dilution: 18 drops of EO per oz of carrier oil 
  • 5% dilution: 30 drops of EO per oz of carrier 

If working with tablespoons are more comfortable for you, 1 oz. = 2 tablespoons. 

  • 1% dilution: 3 drops of EO per tablespoon of carrier oil 
  • 2% dilution: 6 drops of EO per tablespoon of carrier oil 
  • 3% dilution: 9 drops of EO per tablespoon of carrier oil 
  • 3% dilution: 9 drops of EO per tablespoon of carrier oil 
  • 5% dilution: 15 drops of EO per tablespoon of carrier 

Oral

  1. To help boost immunity and as a cancer prevention technique, add 1 drop of frankincense oil or your favorite immunity blend in 1 teaspoon of carrier oil (like coconut), and consume first thing in the morning.
  2. This is not intended to be a longterm solution and should only be utilized for 2-3 weeks at a time. Discontinue use immediately upon signs of adverse reactions. 
  3. Put 2-3 drops in a soft gel capsule and fill an edible carrier like olive or coconut to prevent esophageal irritation.
  4. Add 3 drops each of frankincense and myrrh oils to a diffuser.
  5. Find what works best for you. Listen to your body, and see how you react to varying mixtures.

Aromatherapy

  1. Diffuse 3-5 drops Immunity / Cellular Rejuvenation Blend to promote immune function
  2. Diffuse 1 drops each Lavender, Chamomile, and Sandalwood at night to promote healthy sleep.
  3. Diffuse 3-5 drops of your personalized Joyful Blend (see below) throughout the day.
  4. Be sure to include Melissa, which has been shown clinically to help with brain tumors like glioblastoma. (2, 3)
  5. Promotes positive mood. As the ancient proverb goes, “A happy heart does good like medicine,” and we cannot discount the psychogenic aspects of health and wellness

Miscellaneous Useful Tips

  • Anti-Inflammatory — Mix 15 drops of anti-inflammatory oils with 1 oz of a carrier oil and apply over problem areas.
  • “Liquid Morphine”/Anti-Inflammatory — Consume 1 drop frankincense, lemongrass, and marjoram in gel cap up twice per day. Not intended for longterm use.
  • Healthy Gut Function — Apply 3% dilution of your favorite Digestion Blend (see below) over abdomen. Adding some black pepper can enhance effectiveness.
  • Colds/Flus — Take 2-3 drops of Immunity / Cellular Rejuvenation Blend twice daily in a gel capsule. Be sure to fill capsule with an edible carrier oil.
  • Immune Support — Apply 3% dilution of Immunity / Cellular Rejuvenation Blend to abdomen and bottom of feet diluted. Diffuse 4-5 drops Immunity / Cellular Rejuvenation Blend throughout the day. 
  • Respiratory Support — Diffuse 4-5 drops of your favorite Respiratory Support Blend (see below), and apply directly on chest.
  • Pain ReliefApply 3% dilution of your favorite Muscle Soothing Blend (see below), topically as needed to ease sore muscles, arthritic joints and for headaches.

DIY Blends

To make an Immunity / Cellular Rejuvenation Blend, combine equal parts of several of the oils below. There is no “magic formula.” You'll need to find something that works for you.

To make a Joyful Blend, combine equal parts of several of the oils below. There is no “magic formula.” You'll need to find something that works for you.

To make a Digestion Blend, combine equal parts of several of the oils below. There is no “magic formula.” You'll need to find something that works for you.

To make a Respiratory Support Blend, combine equal parts of the oils below. There is no “magic formula.” You'll need to find something that works for you.

To make a Muscle Soothing Blend, combine equal parts of several of the oils below. There is no “magic formula.” You'll need to find something that works for you.

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References

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Safety & Contraindications

Are you sure you're using essential oils safely and effectively? Are you confused by dilutions and conversions?

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Essential Oil Roller Bottle Dilution Guide

When it comes to drug interactions and contraindications, there are literally textbooks devoted to the study of essential oil safety and, as a trained researcher and doctor, I think it’s important to note that there is virtually no research out there discussing how essential oils interact with drugs in human clinical trials. This means that essential oil safety is still a wild frontier in the science community and no one really knows (for certain) how essential oils will interact with drugs or your body.

Nonetheless, properly diluting your essential oils is fundamental to safety and effectiveness because they are highly concentrated plant compounds. To help you along your journey, I have a created an easy-to-use dilution guide that you can download for FREE to make sure that all of your topical applications are safe and effective for the entire family. 

CLICK HERE to download my free EO Roller Bottle Dilution Chart! 

As with as medicine and natural therapies, this is only a guide and be sure to discontinue use if any adverse reactions occur and consult your physician immediately.

Resources:

  1. http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/2014/154106/
  2. http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/2014/154106/#B12
  3. http://www.researchgate.net/publication/261762686_Apoptosis-Inducing_Effects_of_Melissa_officinalis_L._Essential_Oil_in_Glioblastoma_Multiforme_Cells


This post currently has 77 comments.

  1. crystal
    March 23, 2017

    is it safe to use …say in a defuser frankincense oil wile doing chemo?

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    • crystal
      March 23, 2017

      diffuser

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  2. norma
    December 14, 2016

    I am diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a bone marrow/blood cancer. It involves the immune system. Will the immune formula help? Will EO distinguish between good and bad cells?

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    • Customer Support
      December 27, 2016

      My apologies, but Dr. Z is legally prohibited from giving medical advice over email. He has, however, created a special Facebook group that can help as we have hundreds of members that are actively engaged in sharing testimonies of how they have overcome similar illnesses as yours. You can be part of it by joining his essential oil’s club here –> http://essentialoilsclub.info

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  3. Bryan
    November 23, 2016

    Hi Dr Z, how are you?

    I was just wondering if instead if getting an essential oil massage one could use say bath salts made with natural essential oils in their bath to help?

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  4. Stef Parm
    November 20, 2016

    Can I make a suggestion? I believe most of us who are interested in essential oils and health would rather pay someone like you, say $100 to $200 for a hour session (time is valuable), to find out what they have learned over the years and/or what they would do if they had a particular health issue then to have to dig thru all the information and material that is out there on the internet, etc. (The Bible says in 1 Timothy 5:18, “a laborer/worker is worthy/deserves of his or her wages/pay” and you definitely are with all the hard work that you have done with the information that you brought together.) I believe if a person has a serious health issue that may end his or her life, especially soon, they’d rather pay somebody else who has researched the subject matter then to spend the rest their precious time on God’s green earth doing God’s will then trying to learn what works from all the tons of journals of studies. All a person would have to do is to tell the other person that they are not asking for any medical advice about anything but only asking them what they would do nutritionally in a particular situation. People should understand that all a person can do is try to give the body what it needs to heal itself. No one or no product can cure anyone because only the body can do that. With that said, the powers to be won’t be able to do anything to a person for just telling another person what protocol or outline they would do or follow. Doing it this way, there is no medical advice being given. Those who want more help could hire a coach which should be a “well educated” doctor or practitioner. God’s Blessings, Stef Parm

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    • Dr. Z
      November 20, 2016

      Hi Stef, I wish that were the case, but I’d lose my license to practice as a doctor.

      I completely agree with your suggestions, but the system is simply not set up to allow that…

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  5. M schultz
    August 16, 2016

    “There is no “magic formula.” You’ll need to find something that works for you.”

    Then you list 18 EOs. There are hundreds of possible combinations. Then there is the question of how do I know what works. How would I measure the size of my tumor at home?

    How long do I try each combination? Do I consult with a professional after I try each combinations?

    It could take many years to find the right combination.

    I could be dead before I found the right combination.

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    • Dr. Z
      August 19, 2016

      Hi M Schulz,

      I understand where you’re coming from, but there is no magic bullet here. If there were, cancer wouldn’t exist. It’s all trial and error. Note, this is no different than a MD prescribing a slew of Rx’s to address a condition and revamping the protocol depending on the results.

      The obvious approach is to have your #’s monitored and see what works. Most cancer patients get tested regularly (many monthly) and I would switch up the protocol every month until the right one is found…

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  6. Amrit
    June 24, 2016

    Hi Dr. Z, you mentioned you can use frankincense oil undiluted under the tongue but i’m having trouble locating a brand where i can do this. Most say not for internal use, others only say take with water or in a veggie cap. Can you please direct me where to go. Thanks

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    • Dr. Z
      June 24, 2016

      Hi Amrit,

      There are several brands that are safe for internal use. I recently wrote an article about that –> http://drericz.com/how-to-choose-an-essential-oil-brand/

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      • Amrit
        June 25, 2016

        Thanks for the (quick) response. Great article. Very helpful website.
        God bless!
        p.s. Is it possible to email you directly? you have my email. thanks

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        • Dr. Z
          June 26, 2016

          Hi Amrit,

          You can email me at Info@DrEricZ.com. If this is related to a medical condition, please know that I am unable to provide medical advice over email.

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          • Amrit
            June 28, 2016

            Hi Dr Z,

            If an essential oil has a supplement label and indicates it can be used internally, is it safe to assume it can taken under the tongue undiluted? Also, what does “neat” mean? Can you apply these oils topically undiluted? Do you recommend this application? or always diluted? Thanks for all your help!

             
          • Customer Support
            June 29, 2016

            Not all oils can be taken under the tongue undiluted. Some will too hot and will burn you! Look for a dilution chart on Google. Some oils are actually labeled as N (neat), D (diluted) etc to help you out.

            Neat means the oil is gentle enough to use on your skin without dilution. That doesn’t mean you should, it just means it’s not likely to cause irritation.

             
  7. Kathy Hil
    June 17, 2016

    Would a pituitary benign macroadenoma be treated like a malignant brain tumor with essential oils?

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    • Dr. Z
      June 20, 2016

      Hi Kathy, my apologies, but that’s a little beyond the scope of this comment thread. There are so many variable that could come into play and it’s not a black and white issue. Sorry, it’s just that simple and this protocol is designed to be a guide for people – a place to start… 🙂

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  8. Uma
    May 27, 2016

    Dear Dr Z.,

    My mother was diagnosed with Glioblastoma grade 4 last July and went through standard therapy (chemo and radiation) She was doing well till march, but then started declining quite rapidly, not due to tumor growth but due to cerebral edema. Frankincense oil, boswelli serrata in particular, seems to have properties that can combat this. But the brands out there and their claims are overwhelming and they range from $10 a bottle to $90 a bottle. The money isn’t the issue, but time is of the essence and I want to be sure of the efficacy of the oil before I purchase it. Is there a particular brand you would recommend? Thoroughly confused.

    Thank you.

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    • Customer Support
      October 19, 2016

      Uma,

      Because Dr. Z talks about the healing properties of essential oils he can not mention any brand names. He does have a post on choosing an oil brand that will help you know what to look for, tho!
      http://drericz.com/how-to-choose-an-essential-oil-brand/

      I’d also like to recommend trying this skin serum recipe.
      http://drericz.com/healing-skin-serum/

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    • Carmen
      March 5, 2017

      There are many Essential Oils to choose from and the best thing to do is research how the company harvests their oils.

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  9. Adwoa K
    May 25, 2016

    I was reading that Frankincense acts like a blood thinner, is that true and how should it be used?

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    • Customer Support
      November 28, 2016

      My apologies, but Dr. Z is legally prohibited from giving medical advice over email. He has, however, created a special Facebook group that can help as we have hundreds of members that are actively engaged in sharing testimonies of how they have overcome similar illnesses as yours. You can be part of it by joining his essential oil’s club here –> http://essentialoilsclub.info

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  10. Carol L. Edic
    May 16, 2016

    For all who are seeking information, I suggest the Essential Oil Desk Reference (6th edition for FDA compliance) by Life Science Publishing. They give protocols for many medical conditions, including cancer. This book includes many references to studies. I tell my friends to buy this book and educate themselves about the medical uses of essential oils. They sell many other books having to do with holistic health. Their website is http://www.discoverlsp.com

    I am fortunate to have a chiropractor who works with me on various medical conditions, and I tell ALL my doctors what prescriptions, vitamins, herbs, essential oils, etc I am taking. I even gave my cardiologist a “fact sheet” about wintergreen having blood thinning properties because I use that oil, and others, regularly for other reasons. On my own I discontinued that oil when I needed to be on blood thinners for a while, because I understood the properties of that oil and my doctor did not.

    Hope this info helps.

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    • Dr. Z
      May 17, 2016

      Hi Carol,

      Thanks for the tip. My concern with this site/these products is that they are heavily biased toward one major brand of oils.

      I totally respect your involvement with this company, but I am firm proponent that there is NO single, best brand that we all should purchase from. Just some food for thought for the other readers…

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  11. PppoolinaPP
    April 22, 2016

    Doctor Z!

    There is a lot of useful information about essential oils here.
    But I still need some certain answers to the following questions:
    1) In case of breast cancer or just benign breast fibroid, how to implement EO s topically?

    Dosage, how many drops per
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    implementation?
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    Is it true, that some EO’s should be mixed with a coconut oil, otherwise they are too strong for a skin? For example, frankincense EO? If” yes, then: how many drops of frank oil and how many mg of coconut oil?
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    How many implementations should be done per day, per week, per a course?
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    Is it safe to use EO s without mixing them with coconut oil?
    ====================================How many drops of EO s is safe to use topically for a breast?
    ====================================What is the most efficient: to mix several EO s for a topical use for breast, or to use one essential oil at a time (one day – one oil, a second day – another oil, and so on)?
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    Please list again which EO is the most efficient to fight a breast cancer!
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    What EOs brand is the most reliable, pure and efficient for both: internal and external use?
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    How long should last the EO’s therapy (approximately) to get the result (in avarage)? Is it safe to use EOs topically and internally the whole life?
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    I ‘m sorry for asking many questions, but it’s life important for me and many other people as well. Thank you.

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    • Dr. Z
      April 27, 2016

      Hello PppoolinaPP,

      As much as I’d like to answer these questions, they are definitely out of the scope of my blog. I legally can’t provide medical advice online, so I try my best to educate by reporting what’s in the research. I suggest working with a trained health care professional like a naturopathic doctor or certified aromatherapist to seek out the answers that you’re looking for.

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  12. Kim
    April 14, 2016

    Do the essential oils ingested have to be food grade oils? I’ve not seen many kinds labeled as such.
    Thanks.

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    • Dr. Z
      April 14, 2016

      Hi Kim,

      Yes, you’d want to consume food grade oils safe for ingestion. You’ll find the SUPPLEMENT label on the bottle. 🙂

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  13. Nancy
    April 12, 2016

    I have never used EOs before so I refer to the comment below when I ask, how do I know what works for me? I have DCIS, stage O. Doctor wants to do lumpectomy and radiation along with Arimidex.

    To make an Immunity / Cellular Rejuvenation Blend, combine equal parts of several of the oils below. There is no “magic formula.” You’ll need to find something that works for you.

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    • Dr. Z
      April 12, 2016

      Just like any drug or natural therapy, Nancy, you’ll need to try it out under the guidance of a medical professional and see how your body responds. This is what I mean by, There is no “magic formula.” You’ll need to find something that works for you.

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  14. anna
    April 2, 2016

    Hello Dr. Z, i would like to get more information on breast cancer on my left breast and i have bought frankincense little rocks from a health store and i tried to boil it in water and it is all sticky to the insides of my pot and i tried grinding it and its in powder and sand state i apply it on breast mixed with cocunut oil and mix in the frankincense powder over my lump and under my armpit for the lymphnodes, is it as effective as the oil, which is better for results? How about if i put the powder in my morning smoothie? Thank you and God Bless!!

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    • Kathleen
      April 10, 2016

      Hi Anna-

      From what I’ve learned I would say the frankincense resin that you bought is not effective enough to treat what you have. A good therapeutic-grade essential oil is the distilled essence and contains the chemical compounds that support your body in healing itself. You need one from a company with high standards and rigorous testing (such as the seed-to-seal monitoring done by the company I always buy from and recommend) to assure all the desirable compounds are present in the final product. All the best to you!

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  15. Tina
    February 29, 2016

    I have a friend who is 26 wiyh colon and cervical cancer. She has no insurance snd cant get any at this time. I turned her on to frankinsence, oregano,and rosemary to try and battle off the cancer cells, but have no idea how much of each a day she should use. I told her to start with the frankinsence for two weeks then to switch to a mixture of rosemary and oregano. Can you please help with me out if that is good advice and how much for her to use a day?

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    • Dr. Z
      February 29, 2016

      Hi Tina,

      I’d refer her to this article for some guidance. Unfortunately, there’s no “recipe” or “prescription” for alternative therapies like essential oils.

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  16. cortnie
    February 26, 2016

    Dr z,
    My husband has severe lung cancer it may have spread to out her part of his body by now. He refuses modern medicine no chemo nothing. I been reading about the oils. My question is which oil is best for lung cancer and how much do I use and how do I use it to help him? He is stubborn and taking it orally he probably won’t do is there other and easier ways like maybe in a diffuser might help or would it need to be put on his body? Thank yo u

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    • Dr. Z
      February 27, 2016

      Hi Cortnie,

      As far as the research is concerned, there is no oil for any specific type of cancer, per se, but many of them have the same effect on cancer cells. Keep in mind, this is only evidenced in in vitro studies, and we don’t have any “proof” of the efficacy in human trials.

      With that said, it seems like your best bet is to purchase a diffuser and go that route.

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  17. Tyesha
    February 19, 2016

    Dear Dr Z

    My dad was recently diagnosed with Aml leukemia. Dr’s said his chances of survival is a little better because of his age (47). I’ve been researching because I want to help him fight this and I am a little confused between the different Frankincense oils (boswelli, sacra, serrata) do you know if one if better for this type of cancer or any other natural remedies. Please help and Thank You in advance. God Bless

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    • Dr. Z
      February 20, 2016

      Hi Tyesha, there is no substantial evidence suggesting that one species of frankincense is more effective at specific cancers than others. Unfortunately, all we still have is most in vitro trials and very few human studies.

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  18. Karl
    February 16, 2016

    Dear Dr. Zielinski,

    I start from the assumption that they write about essential oil incense and not incense tablets and / or incense capsules with Boswellia acids.

    The question to me now is how long such a treatment should be carried out, since they do not exactly cheap – if you look at the prices of essential oils.

    With a 5ml bottle of frankincense oil I have just returned from another week if I ‘DIY Essential Oil Protocol for Cancer Patients’ (Topical and Oral) – by lead.

    Kind regards

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    • Dr. Z
      February 20, 2016

      Hi Karl,

      I usually recommend that people give a treatment 3-4 weeks to run its course. Many clinical trials last that long because it takes the body a couple weeks to adapt to a given intervention and most don’t take months to cause a change in physiology.

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  19. Elaine
    January 16, 2016

    Hi Dr. Z,
    I have just started treatment for serous uterine cancer. Is it safe to use essential oils while under going chemo treatment . I will be receiving six rounds of Taxol and Carboplatin?
    Thank you,
    Elaine

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    • Dr. Z
      January 19, 2016

      Hello Elaine, like I wrote in the article:

      In the words of a 2014 article in the journal BioMed Research International, (1)

      EOs have also been reported to improve the quality of life of the cancer patients by lowering the level of their agony [2]. EOs-mediated therapy cannot be a substitute to the standard chemotherapy and radiotherapy but can be used in combination with cancer therapy to decrease the side effects of the drugs. Hence, EOs can be used for improving the health of the cancer patients and as a source of novel anticancer compounds….Use of the EOs as dietary supplements and coadministration with drugs can enhance the response to the treatment.

      With that said, it is critical to work with your pharmacist and MD to ensure that you are all on the same page, because there is very little research on specific drug reactions with essential oils.

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  20. Bonnie
    January 16, 2016

    Is there any information on essential oils and seizures?

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    • Dr. Z
      January 16, 2016

      Hi Bonnie, there is a minimal amount of info in the research, although there are several testimonials that you can find online about EO and seizures.

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  21. Sara
    January 2, 2016

    My mom has ovarian cancer. It spread to her lymph nodes. She’s done chemo 4 different times. It’s stable right now, but it keeps coming back. She is also on many meds for anxiety, depression, heart problems, BP med, Cholesterol, Hypothyroidism, Acid Reflux, and many supplements. Will Frankincense or other EO’s interact with any meds or supplements?

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    • Dr. Z
      January 3, 2016

      Hello Sara, although many of the individual chemical constituents have been evaluated in isolated settings, there is limited research to suggest how EOs interact with prescription drugs. You would need to consult with her pharmacist and MD to get the OK.

      With that said, EOs can be viewed similarly to supplements. A vast number of people take supplements with no negative interaction with prescription drugs, and the same could be said about EOs.

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  22. PamPam
    December 20, 2015

    Hi Dr. Z,
    Can you tell me if it is safe to use frankincense oil with a child who has port access? (Vein in chest available to be accessed through a line under the skin) I read that it has blood thinning properties and don’t know if it would be a good idea to use in that case. The nurses always insert a small dose of heparin whenever he is done being accessed. That is done maybe 3 times a month. Also, is it safe to use if he has a low platelet count? Thank you so much. He can be given platelets if needed also. So it would be a temporary condition.
    Also, is there a list somewhere of naturopaths in the country who could be consulted for these questions. I don’t know if my son’s doctor has any experience at all with essential oils.
    Thank you!
    Pam
    PS I could not get my name and email to show up in the online form.

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    • Dr. Z
      December 22, 2015

      Hi Pam,

      This is definitely outside of the scope of this public forum. Especially because we’re talking about a child. Unfortunately, I am not familiar with a list of naturopaths in the country who can be consulted. I would start with your primary care physician, and see if he/she can recommend someone. 🙂

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    • Pam
      April 11, 2016

      Dear Pam, please consult with a knowledgeable certified aromatherapist. You can check your local area through NAHA (National Association of Holistic Aromatherapists) or AIA (Alliance of International Aromatherapists) for assistance. There are many interferences and cautions with cancer and essential oils. Several can potentially increase the uptake of chemo drugs by a significant amount. Potentially fabulous for the future, yet cautionary for now anyway. Most childrens hospitals will advise for some essential oils and not for others. Frankincense in often avoided as it will protect even cancer cells from receiving chemo. Hope this helps a bit. Best wishes to you.

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      • Dr. Z
        April 12, 2016

        Hello Pam,

        I wholeheartedly agree with this comment, “Potentially fabulous for the future, yet cautionary for now anyway.” This is a fabulous way to put it!

        Also, thank you for your recommendation. However, as a word of caution, NAHA and AIA aromatherapists are not trained medical professionals and lack the training in advanced pharmaceutical interaction. This is way outside their scope and they’d be practicing medicine without a license if they were to do such.

        Unfortunately, no one is an expert in the field of drug-EO interaction because there is a sheer lack of research on the topic. NAHA nor AIA nor AMA nor (you name it – me included!) truly understands the interaction between pharmaceuticals and essential oil therapy.

        My concern with your comment is this, “Frankincense in often avoided as it will protect even cancer cells from receiving chemo.” I simply have not found this to be true according to the medical literature.

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  23. Nancy
    November 30, 2015

    Hi Dr. Z! I love all of your information, thank you for sharing! Are there studies or research on taking essential oils internally? Thank you!

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    • Dr. Z
      November 30, 2015

      Hi Nancy,

      There are very few human studies when it comes to EOs, but there are a few that recommend taking oils internally like this one: http://www.jissn.com/content/10/1/15

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      • Nancy
        December 9, 2015

        Thank you, Dr. Z! So that would be about 1 drop of peppermint EO in 2 cups of water?

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  24. Linda
    October 20, 2015

    I am 7 years breast cancer free however, I have basal-cell skin cancer ALL over my body. I keep having it cut out, burnt off and killed with cream but it is never ending. What essential oils would you recommend and what protocol? Thank You. Have a Blessed day!

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    • Debra Newton
      March 31, 2016

      I have healed all the sores on my face with Moringa Oil I bought at Moringasource.com I started see results in 3 days. My sister also has been using it for two months and skin cancer is completely gone, and so are any sun spots, wrinkles, scars. Skin is beautiful. I also take the tea for preventive measures. It is not too expensive.
      Good luck!

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      • Fredda
        April 13, 2016

        Hi there, I am so interested in how you used the miring a oil to heal sun damaged skin. I went to the moringasource site but not sure which of their products you have used successfully. Can you advise?
        Thanks so much,
        Fredda

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    • Karen uhl
      April 10, 2016

      I would highly recommend having her read cancertutor.org. they have dirt cheap program 🙂

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  25. Julie C
    October 11, 2015

    I have a friend dealing with blood cancer. I have sent her this link. Any more information you can give would be appreciated.

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  26. Pegg
    October 9, 2015

    Hi Dr. Z. My husband has just been diagnosed with a frontal lobe brain tumor and a nodule has also been discovered on each lung. What protocoal would be best to start with. He is diabetic has asthma/COPD. Thanks so much.

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    • Dr. Z
      October 9, 2015

      Hi Pegg,

      I am so sorry to hear about your husband. I’m praying for speedy, full remission!

      Regarding the protocol: this article is a nice beginners guide to helping people safely use essentials for a wide variety of health conditions. I’d recommend starting off at whatever place you’re comfortable with (aromatic, topical, oral consumption) and work from there. Be sure to use therapeutic grade EOs, and keep a keen lookout for your husband’s body responds.

      Many Blessings!
      Dr. Z

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  27. Christina
    October 7, 2015

    Don’t you think in cases like breast cancer radiation can cause more harm than good? Did you read about the UCLA study of bc cells bring transformed into bc stem cells which are resistant to radiation? Therefore, the cancer comes back later only worse because there are less white blood cells and nk cells? Not to mention risks of other cancer bc radiation causes cell mutation. And it often cause lymphodema and scarring making the cancer more likely to recur. Seems one would be better off without this medical step and maybe just surgery and natural therapies. Chemo doesn’t help breast cancer patients either. Why not say this?! Then people would know they really need to be adamant in their diet, excersises and what they put on their skin. Would frankinsense oil directly on the breast help prevent recurrence?

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    • Dr. Z
      October 8, 2015

      Hi Christina,

      I don’t think it’s that black and white. Personally, I know several people who claim that chemo and/or radiation saved their lives. I’ve also heard stories of people who died after NOT taking the conventional route, and going “all-natural.”

      On the flip side, I heard many stories of so-called “medical failures” (who were not helped at all by the conventional route, and received life-saving benefits from natural therapies like essential oils. I

      I think it’s important to recognize these differing experiences.

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    • Dr. Z
      October 8, 2015

      Regarding your question about frankincense: there is no medical literature to support it either way, but I personally know people that are cancer-free and still use essentials oils. They are happy and healthy and give EOs the credit! 🙂

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  28. Kelly
    October 7, 2015

    I was just diagnosed with Barrett’s esophagus and gastritis. I would like to use my eoils to help soothe my esophagus and to help reduce my stomach acid and to try to ward off the development of esophageal cancer. (I tested negative for Helicobacter pylori so that doesn’t seem to be causing it.) Any suggestions on oils to avoid for sure, or ones that would be especially beneficial? Thanks so much!

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    • Dr. Z
      October 8, 2015

      Hi Kelly,

      It’s really hit-or-miss, and you’ll have to find what works best for your body. I haven’t seen any main “hit” or “miss” in the medical literature.

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  29. B
    October 7, 2015

    Is there a specific protocol for a colon cancer using the oils?

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    • Dr. Z
      October 8, 2015

      Hi B,

      Sorry, no specific protocols in the medical literature. 🙁

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      • Vladimir
        January 29, 2016

        “Studies continue to emerge, demonstrating similar effects on bladder (4), breast (5), colon (6), skin (7), stomach (8), and pancreatic cancers. (9)” that is a quote from your Cancer I article. I know you can’t offer any specific protocols for healing because of the corrupt “synthetic medicine” system, however if you had written something just refer B to your article, doctor.

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  30. CJoy
    October 6, 2015

    Dr. Z– did you forget to add the DIY blend for IMMUNITY/ CELLULAR REJUVENATION BLEND recipe?
    Did I miss it?

    thank you.

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    • Dr. Z
      October 6, 2015

      Hi Cjoy,

      It was tucked in the middle somewhere. I moved it down to the bottom. Here it is:

      To make an Immunity / Cellular Rejuvenation Blend, combine equal parts of several of the oils below. There is no “magic formula.” You’ll need to find something that works for you.

      Basil
      Black Pepper
      Cardamon
      Cinnamon
      Clary Sage
      Clove
      Fennell
      Frankincense
      Helichrysum
      Lemongrass
      Melissa
      Myrrh
      Oregano
      Peppermint
      Rosemary
      Sandalwood
      Tea Tree
      Thyme

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      • John
        October 8, 2015

        Dr Z,
        i enjoyed your talk on the oral health summit. I’ve started oil pulling with coconut oil and organic peppermint oil. EOs are intoxicating and healing.
        I’m in need of an anti-inflammatory and internal pain blend for a chronic autoimmune demyelinating polyneuropathy. Would the cancer protocol above apply?

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        • Dr. Z
          October 8, 2015

          Hi John,

          This protocol is definitely a good start, and was designed to address inflammatory concerns. If you use some of these suggestions, keep up posted!

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      • mM schultz
        May 16, 2016

        “Cellular Rejuvenation Blend”
        Your answer is not very helpful.
        How do you find what works for you?
        You list 18 oils. There are hundreds of combinations you can create with that number of oils.

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        • Dr. Z
          May 17, 2016

          Exactly, there is no one-size fits all approach. This is the danger of conventional medicine.

          I am a firm believer that need to discover what each of our bodies responds well to and that takes time and patience. We all have biochemical individuality and this approach is the only way to take control of our health.

          My apologize if this isn’t the answer you’re look for, but health (especially via natural remedies) is not a quick fix.

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          • M schultz
            August 16, 2016

            Your response does instill confidence in your approach.
            I believe in bio-individuality.
            Dr. Nickolas Gonzalez determined what your metabolic type was before prescribing a diet and supplements. If you do not have a way of determining the patience biochemical individuality it all trial and error.

             
          • Dr. Z
            August 19, 2016

            Thanks M Schultz!

            Dr. Gonzalez was a brilliant man…

             

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