My personal experience with essential oils is limited due to my own sensitivities. I also do not have EBV or c. pneumonia. However, I have read in the Essential Oils Desk Reference (4th ed. copyright 2007 Essential Science Publishing ISBN 0-943685-49-4) the following info for treating EBV:
Treat Hypoglycemia to improve EBV. Also, digestive enzymes, probiotics, Vitamin C and thyroid support are helpful. The following essential oils are also helpful:
Sandalwood, Grapefruit, Nutmeg, Blue Tansy, Mountain Savory, Oregano, Rosemary, Thyme, Clove, Melaleuca Alternifolia.
some of the specific essential oils:
Clove - Powerful antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and antiparasitic activity; the highest known antioxidant substance.
Lemon - Enhances immune function, increases circulation, and has antiseptic properties. May cause photosensitivity of skin when applied topically.
Cinnamon - Antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral; recommendation to dilute with vegetable oil when applying topically.
Eucalyptus Radiata - Antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory.
Rosemary - Antimicrobial; a key ingredient in antiseptic pharmaceuticals is based on a constituent in rosemary essential oil.
Oregano - Powerful antifungal, antiviral, antibacterial and antiparasitic action; anti-inflammatory, and immune stimulant activity, excellent for respiratory infections, TB, and GI problems. Dilute with vegetable oil for topical application.
Thyme - Antiviral, antiparasitic, antifungal, helps Hepatitis. May need to dilute with vegetable oil if using topically.
Essential oils may be diffused, taken internally (if not contaminated with impurities), or applied topically. If a burning sensation occurs after topical / internal use, apply vegetable oil to dilute the essential oil.
Viruses (such as EBV) like to hide in the spine, so oils applied topically may be applied along the spine on the back to help route out the hiding viruses.
The Essential Oils Desk Reference book is available from YLWisdom.net