HIV/AIDS

By Weisuan Ng

19 February 2013

 

Human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is a disease of the human immune system caused by infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).  During the initial infection a person may experience a brief period of influenza-like illness.  This is typically followed by a prolonged period without symptoms.  As the illness progresses it interferes more and more with the immune system, making the person much more likely to get infections, including opportunistic infections, and tumours that do not usually affect people who have working immune systems.

HIV is transmitted primarily via unprotected sexual intercourse (including anal and even oral sex), contaminated blood transfusions, hypodermic needles, and from mother to child during pregnancy, delivery, or breastfeeding.  Some bodily fluids, such as saliva and tears, do not transmit HIV.  Prevention of HIV infection, primarily through safe sex and needle-exchange programs, is a key strategy to control the spread of the disease.

There is currently no cure or effective HIV vaccine.  However, treatment consisting of high active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) can slow the course of the disease and may lead to a near-normal life expectancy.  While antiretroviral treatment reduces the risk of death and complications from the disease, these medications are expensive and may be associated with side effects.  Known adverse effects from HAART are lipodystrophy (loss of subcutaneous) fat), dyslipidemia (increase in cholesterol/fat in the blood), diabetes, diarrhoea, increased risk of cardiovascular disease and birth defects.

Since its discovery, AIDS has caused nearly 30 million deaths (as of 2009).  As of 2010, approximately 34 million people have contracted HIV globally.  AIDS is considered a pandemic—a disease outbreak which is present over a large area and is actively spreading.  HIV/AIDS has had a great impact on society, both as an illness and as a source of discrimination.  The disease also has significant economic impacts.  There are many misconceptions about HIV/AIDS such as the belief that it can be transmitted by casual non-sexual contact.  The disease has also become subject to many controversies involving religion.

In the US, approximately 60% of people with HIV use various forms of complementary or alternative medicine.  The effectiveness of most of these therapies however has not been established.  Further, there is not enough evidence to support the use of herbal medicines.

According to Gary Young in Essential Oils Integrative Medical Guide, the AIDS virus attacks and infects immune cells critical to the function of normal immunity.  Essential oils such as Lemon, Cistus, Thyme, Lavender have immune building properties.  The Essential Oils Pocket Reference adds that other oils like cumin have an inhibitory effect.  In May 1994, Dr. Radwan Farag of Cairo University demonstrated that cumin seed oil had an 88 to 92 percent inhibition effect against HIV, a precursor to the AIDS virus.

 

The protocol for HIV is as follows: 

  • Alkalise the body.
  • Strengthen and support the body’s immune system.

 

Alkalising the Body

  • ELIMINATE SUGAR, CAFFEINE AND DAIRY PRODUCTS

–        Sugar, caffeine and dairy products cause hyperacidity in the body.  Bacteria, viruses, microbes and cancer cells thrive in an acidic environment in the body.

–        Take 5-6 drops in water 8 times daily.

 

Strengthening and supporting the body’s immune system

–        Essential oils blend – Hyssop, Ravintsara, Clove, Mountain Savory, Frankincense, Cumin, Sistus and Oregano.

–        Properties – Anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial.

–        Protocol:

–        Ingest 3 drops in capsule daily.

–        Apply 2 drops on feet (1 drop on the sole of each foot) once daily.

–        Apply 2 drops on abdomen once daily.

–        Inhale.  Drop 1-2 drops onto palm, spread on both palms and inhale.

–        Essential oils blend – Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Rosemary, Lemon, Eucalyptus (eucalyptus radiatia).

–        Properties – Anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial.

–        Protocol:

–        Apply 2 drops on the sole of each foot twice daily, once in the morning and once before going to bed.

  • RAINDROP TECHNIQUE OILS

–        Essential oils – Valor, Oregano, Thyme, Basil, Cypress, Wintergreen, Marjoram, Peppermint, Aroma Siez.

–        Properties – Anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, physical emotional and mental balance to the mind and body.

–        Protocol:

–        Apply all oils in the Raindrop Technique set on the soles of the feet once daily.

  • INNER DEFENSE

–        Essential oils blend – Thieves (Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Rosemary, Lemon, Eucalyptus radiatia), Oregano, Thyme, Lemongrass.

–        Properties – Rich in thymol, carvacrol and eugenol to support the body’s natural defences.

–        Protocol:

–        Take 1 softgel daily.

–        Contents – Wolfberry (goji); Blueberry; Plum; Cherry; Aronia; Pomegranate; Grapeseed extract; Natural stevia; Essential oils blend of Orange, Yuzu, Lemon and Tangerine.

–        Properties – Revitalising; Total-body protection; Fortifies the body and replenishes key nutrients; Highly anti-oxidant; Supports normal immune response.

–        Protocol:

–        Drink 60ml daily – 30ml twice a day, morning and night.

–        Supports the body’s natural response to irritation and injury.

–        Natural pain killer.

–        Magnifies the effects of oils ingested and applied.

  • MELISSA

–        High in citral, a constituent known for its purifying and cleansing properties.

  • RAVINTSARA

–        Cleansing and purifying properties