Essential Oils, Self Help and Reflexology for Pneumonia


Respiratory System

Pneumonia is a general term for several kinds of inflammation of the lungs. It is usually caused by a bacterial or viral infection, but can also be caused by chemical damage to the lungs from inhaling a poisonous gas such as chlorine. Pneumonia is specifically in inflammation in the alveolar sacs of the lungs where exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide takes place.

Essential Oils

Essential Oils:

Pneumonia Eucalyptus globulus [Tasmanian blue gum]; Hyssopus officinalis [hyssop]; Pinus sylvestris [Scots pine]

Self Help

Self Help:

Drink plenty of filtered water

The bedroom should be aired frequently, and patient kept warm in bed

Keep the moisture in the air high

Whenever possible, sit out in the fresh air, dressed warmly

Wash the body with a cloth dipped in apple cider vinegar


Reflexology areas to emphasize:

Lungs/bronchial – main reflex point

Spleen – in cases of bacterial infection, the spleen filters lymph of toxins and bacteria. In cases of viral infections, the spleen aids with the actions of antibodies and white blood cells is free to access and use.
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