My son has severe allergies and is asthmatic. The doctor’s have had him on a daily dose of steroids for over five years. I have not been peaceful about him being on that strong of a medication, but I liked him better breathing. So we dutifully gave him his inhaler, two puffs each morning and night.
But as time went on, I felt less and less peaceful about his medication regime. I had to know if there could be another way to manage it. One that gave me more peace.
So I started researching Essential Oils off and on for about a year. Then this past summer, I took the plunge. I bought the big oil kit, the diffuser, and (gulp) took him off the inhalers. I was terrified. But I knew we had to try.
He has now been inhaler free for two months.
During that time, he has had only one asthmatic attack. When he did, I asked him if he wanted his inhaler, or if he wanted to try with oils first. I was ready to pass him the inhaler, but he told me he wanted the oils. It wasn’t as instantaneous as with the inhaler, but the oils eventually stopped the attack. It was then that I knew I had made the right choice in managing it naturally.
Here is what we are doing:
We first put him on a homeopathic, daily allergy medication, because many of his attacks are triggered by allergies. The one he takes is called BioVent. Just a few drops in his water, no pills to swallow!
I also run an air purifier in his room at night, and try and keep it dusted and vacuumed, as his asthma is also triggered by dust.
When he had an attack, I made a salve. Basically a tsp of Organic Coconut Oil (I got mine from Trader Joe’s) and then I mixed it with a few drops of DoTerra Breathe, and rubbed it on his chest, and his feet. (Here’s a picture that shows where to place it on the feet – the lung area is next to the balls of the feet).
He also has a neti pot because colds tend to be a trigger for his asthma attacks. I have been using a neti pot for 8 years now, and have found they dramatically cut down the length of a cold.
Now don’t get me wrong, we aren’t throwing common sense out the door. We took him to the doctor, and he said he was doing just fine, and his asthma was well managed. We also still carry around his inhaler, Benadryl, and a few EpiPens with us EVERYWHERE we go. If there is an emergency, he gets the hardcore stuff, no ifs, ands, or buts. But if 99% of the time we can manage his asthma naturally… well, that gives me peace.
“Seek peace and pursue it” Psalm 34:14b
THIS IS NOT INTENDED TO BE MEDICAL ADVICE. I AM NOT A DOCTOR OR MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL. IN FACT, THE SIGHT OF BLOOD MAKES ME SCREAM AND RUN THE OTHER WAY. PLEASE SEEK OUT YOUR MEDICAL DOCTOR FOR ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.
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