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Try The Raindrop Technique For A Croupy Cough


Author: Lura B.
Skill: Massage Therapist
Date: 09-26-2012
Views: 3,415
Word Count: 150
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 7812-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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My son had symptoms of croup with coughing when he was 3, so when he turned 4 and had similar symptoms, I knew what it was.

The first time around, he suffered and we ALL lost sleep for days on end. The 2nd time, I took him to the doctor to confirm that it was croup and they reminded me to tough it out because it could last 10-14 days.

The next day, I used the Raindrop oils and gave him a treatment: Oregano, Thyme, Basil, Marjoram, Cypress, Wintergreen, Peppermint. I used the vitaflex technique on his feet and diluted the oils for his back.

That night was dreadful! He was up all night with the cough which was horrible.

The Raindrop oils moved everything through his system and the next day it was completely gone! Amazing!

Praise the Lord for giving us these oils to help our little ones and us adults too!


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: apnea, bedtime, breathing, colds, congestion, coughs, croop, hacking, stridor, toddler.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: cough,croup — "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
2.Associated topics: croup — "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
3.Associated topics: sleep — "Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."Link
4.Associated topics: sleep — "Lavender essential oil has been used as an anxiolytic [anxiety] drug, a mood stabilizer, a sedative, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antihypertensive [high blood pressure], antimicrobial, analgesic [pain] agent as well as a wound healing accelerator.... The present study suggests that inhalation of lavender essential oil may be an effective and safe treatment modality in acute management of migraine headaches."Link
5.Associated topics: sleep — "[T]he lavender fragrance had a beneficial effect on insomnia and depression in women college students."Link
6.Associated topics: sleep — "Valerian improves the sleep of insomniacs after benzodiazepine (tranquilizer) withdrawal. Valerian subjects reported significantly better subjective sleep quality than placebo ones...."Link
7.Associated topics: sleep — "Women [with insomnia] receiving aromatherapy experienced a significant improvement in sleep quality after intervention."Link
8.Associated topics: sleep — "This double-blind study suggests a significant reduction in snoring reported by bed partners in a group of snoring volunteers using either an essential oil spray or gargle formulation."Link

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