My Son Became Aggressive On Asthma Medicine
Author: Erika N.
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Testimonial ID: 8537-OR
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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 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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