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My Son Became Aggressive On Asthma Medicine

Author: Erika N.
Date: 05-09-2013
Views: 4,650
Word Count: 528
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Testimonial ID: 8537-OR
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Scientific Studies: 8

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When my son was 3, he started to have asthma attacks. Our doctor put him on 3 different medications - oral steroids, nebulizer treatments with albuterol, and an emergency inhaler. He was wheezing all the time even when taking the medications. They did help lessen the frequency of the attacks, but his behavior changed. He became hyperactive and aggressive and wouldn't sleep. Aside from the obvious side effects, I knew the drugs could have more severe long-term side effects, including damaging his liver.

I knew I had to do something different. I had been introduced to Young Living Essential Oils just before my son was born, but hadn't done much with them. I started researching which oils I could use that would help with asthma. I learned about "layering" oils - meaning, applying one on top of another for greater effect.

I bought RC and Eucalyptus Radiata which were listed for asthma issues and lung support, and already had Lavender, Thieves, and Peppermint. I started applying the oils in this order: Lavender, Thieves, Eucalyptus Radiata, RC, and Peppermint. The Lavender would relax and open up the cells, and the Peppermint would help the oils penetrate.

I applied the oils on the lung points on his feet, on his chest (with dilution), and had him breathe from my hands several minutes. I did this 3 or 4 times a day.

At first I didn't see anything happening. Then after a month, he wasn't wheezing constantly. We gradually didn't have use his rescue inhaler everyday. I talked with his doctor and we were able to gradually take him off the other two medications after about 3 months.

A few days after we took him off all the meds, he had an attack while he was with a babysitter. He used the inhaler, but it didn't seem to help much.

After several hours, I arrived home. He was wheezing and coughing, and not sleeping. I applied all five oils generously (I call them the fab five now!) Within 2 minutes he relaxed and his breathing was normal. He immediately went to sleep. It was a miracle! I was so relieved!

Ever since then, we have not used the inhaler or any other medications for his asthma. His behavior issues have disappeared! I have my sweet boy back! We have rotated Raven with RC We have added Breathe Again - it is so easy to carry and apply when we are out. He now carries a small bottle of Peppermint with him everywhere and at the first sign of wheeziness, he puts a drop under his tongue. He also uses it when he has a headache, a bruise, or wants to do well on a test at school! He is old enough to put them on by himself now, and goes to them first for all his ailments.

His asthma has improved so much, most of the year we only apply Lavender and Thieves for basic immune support once a day, and then use the fab five once or twice a day as needed during allergy season, when he gets a little wheezy. I am so grateful for these wonderful oils! This has been a life-changing experience!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: 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: behavior — "The present study indicated that lavender aromatherapy as a potential therapeutic modality could alleviate premenstrual emotional symptoms, which, at least in part, is attributable to the improvement of parasympathetic nervous system activity. This study further implies that HRV could evaluate the efficacy of aromatherapy using various fragrances to relieve premenstrual symptoms, and ultimately, support the mind and body health of women."Link
3.Associated topics: lungs-/-pulmonary,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: 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: behavior — "Beta-Caryophyllene [component of cannabis, clove, copaiba], a CB2 [cannabinoid] receptor agonist produces multiple behavioral changes relevant to anxiety and depression in mice.... these preclinical results suggest that CB2 receptors may provide alternative therapeutic targets for the treatment of anxiety and depression. The possibility that BCP may ameliorate the symptoms of these mood disorders offers exciting prospects for future studies."Link
6.Associated topics: behavior — "A number of essential oils are currently in use as aromatherapy agents to relieve anxiety, stress, and depression. Popular anxiolytic oils include lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), rose (Rosa damascena), orange (Citrus sinensis), bergamot (Citrus aurantium), lemon (Citrus limon), sandalwood (Santalum album), clary sage (Salvia sclarea), Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), and rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium spp.)."Link
7.Associated topics: behavior — "Most studies, as well as clinically applied experience, have indicated that various essential oils, such as lavender, lemon and bergamot can help to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. Most notably, inhalation of essential oils can communicate signals to the olfactory system and stimulate the brain to exert neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin and dopamine), thereby further regulating mood."Link
8.Associated topics: behavior — "The ylang ylang oil caused a significant decrease of blood pressure and a significant increase of skin temperature. At the behavioral level, subjects in the ylang ylang oil group rated themselves more calm and more relaxed than subjects in the control group. These findings are likely to represent a relaxing effect of the ylang ylang oil and provide some evidence for the usage of the ylang ylang oil in aromatherapy such as causing a relief of depression and stress in humans."Link

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