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Son Always Got Bronchitis And RSV Every Winter

Author: Wendy R.
Date: 09-26-2004
Views: 26,974
Word Count: 605
Questions Received: 6
Testimonial ID: 356-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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We have a son who is now 5. He had meningitis when he was 15 months and since that time, every winter he comes down with bronchitis/RSV type illnesses. He was hospitalized when he was 2 and put into an oxygen tent for 5 days. He just constantly had a terrible cough and phlegm and had trouble breathing. He had a nebulizer that we used a lot.

We saw specialists in Iowa City. They thought at first he may have had cystic fibrosis but he didn't. Anyway, he would get so sick and then he wouldn't not only was he sick all the time, but he was not growing! The only oils I had at this time were Peppermint, Lavender oil and a few drops left of the Thieves oil blend that I had bought from my sponsor for a recent toothache.

One evening when it was fairly late, my son got up and was complaining of an earache. I got my oils down and thought I had the Lavender, put a drop on his chest and then some on his ears. And then I realized that in my sleepy state, I had grabbed the wrong bottle! I had put Thieves on him instead of Lavender. I was so worried that his skin would start to burn! I got out my vegetable oil, applied some on him and then we were off to bed.

The next morning he woke up and started coughing terribly! It was a croup like cough and I thought "OH NO, WHAT HAVE I DONE TO MY SON!!" I called my sponsor and she told me that she didn't believe in accidents, that he probably needed the Thieves and that it was just doing it's job getting to the "bug" before it had time to settle in his lungs.

She asked me if he had broken out from the oil and he hadn't, so she told me to put some more on, just the way I had the night before, and to call her later that day with an update. So, I put on all three of the oils I had at that time and the cough was still there.

His ear didn't hurt but he still had a croupy cough. My sponsor gave me some of the RC oil blend and told me to try that with what I was already using. So I did and by the time he went to bed that night the cough was sounding a whole lot better. And the next day, it was GONE!

Since that day my son has not had ONE BOUT OF BRONCHITIS, RSV, or ASTHMA TYPE ILLNESS!! I put the oils of Thieves, RC, Peppermint and Lavender on his feet and chest every night and he DOES NOT GET SICK ANYMORE!!

He will complain of an earache maybe one or two times during the year, but a drop of Lavender on a cotton ball in his ear is all it takes and in hours, his earache is gone!! How wonderful it was to throw out the nebulizer and all of the antibiotics AND TO SEE HIM EAT!

He is still small for his age but he is growing now and eating like a horse!! He's a little guy, but he doesn't have to struggle any more to breathe! He can play in the snow and we don't worry about him catching cold.

To have healthy children is the greatest gift and I am so thankful to Young Living!! Our lives have been changed so profoundly and I could never express my gratitude in words!

These oils are awesome! We are truly blessed!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: breathing-/-inhale,respiratory-system,lungs-/-pulmonary — "In confirming the presence of peripheral airways dysfunction in nonsmokers with uncomplicated common colds, our data imply that the changes can be modified favorably by short-term aromatics inhalation."Link
2.Associated topics: ear-ache-/-infection-(Otitis),ears — "Essential oils or their components placed in the ear canal can provide effective treatment of acute otitis media."Link
3.Associated topics: breathing-/-inhale,respiratory-system,lungs-/-pulmonary,cough,pneumonia,bronchitis — "Cineole has mucolytic, bronchodilating and anti-inflammatory properties and reduces the exacerbation rate in patients suffering from COPD, as well as ameliorates symptoms in patients suffering from asthma and rhinosinusitis.... The effects of Cineole in the treatment of acute bronchitis were clearly measurable and could be proven after a treatment period of merely 4 days. This study corroborates the fact that Cineole actively and significantly reduces cough frequency after four days."Link
4.Associated topics: ears — "[We] evaluate[d] the efficacy of the Pycnogenol [French maritime pine bark extract] in improving cochlear flow and symptoms... for patients with Meniere’s disease (MD), tinnitus, and cochlear hypoperfusion.... Symptoms of Meniere’s disease [spontaneous vertigo, positional vertigo, hearing loss, tinnitus, pressure in the ear, unsteady gait], flow at cochlear level, and tinnitus improved in Pycnogenol subjects...."Link
5.Associated topics: respiratory-system — "Foeniculum vulgare Mill, commonly called fennel, has been used in traditional medicine for a wide range of ailments related to digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and respiratory systems. Additionally, it is also used as a galactagogue agent for lactating mothers.... Foeniculum vulgare has emerged as a good source of traditional medicine and it provides a noteworthy basis in pharmaceutical biology for the development/formulation of new drugs and future clinical uses."Link
6.Associated topics: ear-ache-/-infection-(Otitis),ears — "[We] investigate[d] antimicrobial treatment of an infected [Staphylococcus aureus] cochlear implant, undertaken in an attempt to salvage the infected device.... 5 percent tea tree oil completely eradicated the biofilm following exposure for 1 hour.... Treatment of infected cochlear implants with novel agents such as tea tree oil could significantly improve salvage outcome."Link
7.Associated topics: respiratory-system,respiratory-syncytial-virus-(RSV),pneumonia,bronchitis — "The antibacterial activity of 14 essential oils and their major constituents in the gaseous state was evaluated against [respiratory tract pathogens] Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes, and Staphylococcus aureus. [The] oils [with cinnamon bark, lemongrass, and thyme being most potent] and their major constituents were shown to be effective against various bacteria tested.... These results indicate that the antibacterial action of essential oils was most effective when at high vapor concentration for a short time."Link
8.Associated topics: antibiotic — "As proven in vitro, essential oils [Eucalyptus, Melaleuca Alternifolia, Thyme, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Clove, Sandalwood, Peppermint, Sage] represent a cheap and effective antiseptic topical treatment option even for antibiotic-resistant strains [such] as MRSA and antimycotic [antifungal]-resistant Candida species."Link

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