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Son Always Got Bronchitis And RSV Every Winter


Author: Wendy R.
Date: 09-26-2004
Views: 18,625
Word Count: 628
Questions Received: 6
Testimonial ID: 356-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 6

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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 comes down with bronchitis/RSV type illnesses. He was hospitalized when he was 2 and put into an oxagen tent for 5 days. He just constantly had a terrible cough and phlem 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 eat....so not only was he sick all the time, but he was not growing! The only oils I had at this time were pepperming and Lavender and a few drops of Thieves that I had bought from my sponsor for a recent toothache. One evening, 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 veg. oil and put some on him and we were off to bed!

The next morning he woke up and started coughing terribly! It was a croop 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 Kaleb 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 little 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 was still coughing like the croop. My sponsor gave me some RC 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 ore awesome! We are truly blessed!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: breathing,respiratory,lungs — "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: breathing,respiratory,lungs,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
3.Associated topics: respiratory — "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
4.Associated topics: respiratory,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
5.Associated topics: breathing,respiratory,lungs,respiratory-syncytial-virus-(RSV),pneumonia,bronchitis — "Essential Oil Diffusion [lavender, marjoram, balsam fir, and peppermint] for the Treatment of Persistent Oxygen Dependence in a Three-Year-Old Child With Restrictive Lung Disease With Respiratory Syncytial Virus [RSV] Pneumonia: A 3-year-old female with central core disorder, a static myopathy affecting type one muscle fibers, with an 18-day history of oxygen requirement, acute desaturation episodes on high-flow oxygen, and persistent upper-lobe atelectasis... experienced a rapid reduction in oxygen requirement when treated with diffused plant essential oils after insufficient response to N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and dornase alfa."Link
6.Associated topics: pneumonia — "Thujaplicin, a minor component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki], showed rather strong antifungal activity against seven kinds of plant-pathogenic fungi.... Thujaplicin and hinokitiol (the major component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki]) also showed clear antibacterial activity against Legionella pneumophila SG 1 and L. pneumophila SG 3 [Legionnaires disease, pneumonia].... This compound showed strong insecticidal activity against Reticulitermes speratus [termites], and it also had clear acaricidal [ticks, mites] activity against Dermatophagoides farinae [house dust mites].... [T]he strong cytotoxic effect of Thujaplicin on murine P388 lymphocytic leukemia cell line [CLL, chronic lymphocytic leukemia] should be emphasized...."Link

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