This testimony is shared by a fellow Independent Distributor with Young Living, Kandi McClure….thanks for sharing Kandi. My comments throughout are bold/italicized. Thanks for sharing, Kandi!
“My 4 year old son came down with a fever last Sunday of 102.3, coughing, sneezing, head congestion. I tried RC, Peppermint, Breathe Again, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Thieves, Clove, honey and anything else I had that I thought might help. Nothing was making a difference.
(Because oils are adaptogenic and do many different jobs, there are many oils that cover a variety of issues. If you look in the reference books for a specific ailment, there will be several oils listed and if you ask a group of people who use essential oils regularly what helps a headache, for instance, you may get as many answers as the people who answer the question. That is why it is important to keep trying different things if one thing does not work. – For headache: peppermint, stressaway, panaway, deep relief, copaiba, lavender, progessence plus, morphine bomb to name just a few)
Thursday I took him to the doctor. Ears were clear, throat was clear, lungs were clear. They determined it was a cold and it would pass.
By Saturday he cried and gagged during coughing fits because he was so exhausted from coughing. Neither of us were sleeping and he was just worn out. His fever spiked up to 104.3 and we took him in to the ER. They couldn’t really figure it out either. His ears were a little bit red (which is common with head congestion anyway) and his throat was slightly irritated from the drainage and coughing. He tested negative for strep and flu. They gave me an Rx for antibiotic in case it was an ear infection but I wasn’t satisfied with that.
(It is coming to light how ineffective antibiotics are for anything other than a bacterial infection and how they are so widely overused. Many pathogens are becoming SUPERBUGS resistant to antiobiotics from the overuse. “It is estimated that more than 2 million people get antibiotic-resistant infections each year and at least 23,000 die because current drugs no longer stop their infections…..every time a person takes antibiotics, sensitive bacteria are killed, but resistant germs may be left to grow and multiply. Repeated and improper uses of antibiotics are primary causes of the increase in drug-resistant bacterial.”
I was finally able to *scan him that night after going to the ER and you can see the result.
(*Zyto scan, for description look here.)
Hyssop! I didn’t know Hyssop was good for respiratory infection but it’s right there in black and white.
That night I did not give him the antibiotic, but rubbed Awaken on him because that’s all I had that contained Hyssop. I diffused it in his room too. No coughing and he slept peacefully. The next morning his fever had broken and he was back to being his normal little self. He coughed mildly a handful of times that day. I rubbed more Awaken on him in the morning and at night and diffused it again. Monday, no coughing. Tuesday, no coughing. I think we’ve got it beat!
Consequently, a friend has a 2 year old with the same thing. A week’s worth of sickness, same coughing and congestion and nothing was working. I gave her some Awaken to use, cleared it right up!
She’s having to use a probiotic to counter the negative influence of the antibiotics. (hoping for no yeast or thrush issues). “In 2008 alone, one study stated that antibiotic side effects led to more than 140,000 ER admissions per year in the US. Roughly 50% were due to reactions to antibiotics in the penicillin class and the other 50% were due to a wide variety of other antibiotics.” Antibiotics are may have interactions with other medications so it is important for the prescribing physician to know any and all other medications you are taking.
Some side effects listed for common antibiotics are:
- taste alteration
- abdominal pain
- drug fever
- renal toxicity
- hearing loss
- hemolytic anemia
- liver toxicity
- peripheral neuropathy
- tooth discoloration
- dry eyes
- ringing in the ears
- tingling in hands/feet
- muscle spasms
- hypersensitivity (allergic reaction)
- shortness of breath
- swelling of the lips, face or tongue
- jaundice (clindamycin)
In rare cases:
- psychotic reactions
- tendinitis, tendon rupture
- C diff infections
- fibromyalgia type symptoms
There are, of note, no side effects with the use of essential oils. So no counter-treatment necessary. Here is one recipe taken from Dr. Terry Friedman that some people have tried with success when substituting if an antibiotic might be suggested.
If you would like to utilize a zyto scan for yourself, but don’t have access, ask me, I may be able to hook you up with someone in your local area. Many of us that have the zyto scanners are connected online.
3 John 2 “Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may PROSPER and be in GOOD HEALTH, just as your SOUL PROSPERS.”
- Essential Oils Desk Reference, 5th Edition