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Respiratory And Sinus Infections Are Gone

Author: Maria T.
Skill: Massage Therapist
Date: 06-30-2011
Views: 3,339
Word Count: 477
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 6026-OR

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I have a son with Down Syndrome. Respiratory and sinus issues create a huge challenge in the day to day health of someone with DS. My pediatrician told me that my son would have to live with the constant infections, and the subsequent cracked and bleeding nose and lips, as his face shape created the perfect environment for viral and bacterial growth in the sinuses.

After my son suffered with the constant infections for 4 years, I decided to start researching natural ways to support his health. I was on a mission to not only remove the symptoms but actually have a permanent healing.

I tried many different modalities with him including acupuncture, kinesiology, and nutritional changes. All of these helped somewhat for brief periods of time but the infections always came roaring back. Then I took a class on the healing benefits of essential oils.

I started applying oils directly to his sinus cavity, chest and feet. I diffused oils into the air with a cold air diffuser that allowed him to breath in the droplets while he was sleeping. He started getting better. The first month I used tons of oils on him - going through 6-8 15ml bottles. The next month I used less and by the end of 3 months the infections were gone!

After that, for the next year at the start of each season he would begin to get some mucus but once again I applied essential oils to his sinus cavity, in his nose and on his feet. I also diffused them into the air. Within days the symptoms were gone and never got to the infection stage.

Now seven years later, he is rarely sick. Last year he got an award at school for not missing one day! Imagine a child who is supposed to have a genetically low immune system not missing one day of school!! This year he would have gotten the award also but we took him out of school for a week to visit his grandparents in Europe.

Passionate about essential oils? You bet I am. Passionate about using oils with my massage clients? Absolutely. Essential oils deliver much more than relaxation. That is the "aroma" part of essential oils. What can also be offered is the "therapy" part.....this is where the grade of oil you use becomes more important than what you use it for.

Oils I used: RC & Raven - alternating on the chest, forehead, & feet. Diffusing RC at night. Valor - on the feet daily. Tea Tree - on the tongue and on the feet. Myrtle - a drop in a spoon of agave and taken internally for cough.

Aromatically yours,

Maria G. Turchi
Nationally Certified Massage Therapist
Certified CARE (Center for Aromatherapy Research & Education) Instructor

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