In the midst of all of my desk calendar doodles I realized that this month marks our six month anniversary with Young Living. SIX ENTIRE MONTHS! This half a year went by so quickly. We began this journey as skeptics out to prove all of this wrong. We worked pretty hard at putting these oils to the test with the intention and belief that they would not be effective for us. There was no way our brains would process that something like an all natural plant oil could actually replace medication, physical therapy, and pain management household. Here we stand a full six months later with a completely different mentality. Essential Oils have changed our lives. They have reduced our pain, replaced our medications, replaced household cleaners, and helped eliminate toxins in our bodies and our household.
When we made our first purchase with Young Living I was desperate for relief from neck pain due to neck surgery and Fibromyalgia. I had tried everything that I could to reduce the discomfort. At one point I was taking multiple Motrin 800 pills, muscles relaxers, and narcotic pain medication each day in order to fulfill my daily obligations as a wife, and take care of our farm. I knew that this was not going to be an efficient treatment method for any extended period of time. I was seriously at my wit’s end with no place left to turn. At that point I figured that trying out Essential Oils even if I did not believe they would work was going to be better than nothing.
Here we are six months later. I am off all medication for my pain, and the arthritis / Fibromyalgia pain. Those pain pills are no longer even in the realm of possibility for treatment options for me any longer. When my fibromyalgia flair’s up I use a pain cream made up of coconut oil, valor, wintergreen, and PanAway. Without even thinking twice about medication I use oils, and there is no doubt in my mind that the pain will be gone within minutes to using the oils. The relief will last for hours.
My husband has High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, and is Diabetic. He started using the oils for his conditions and now no longer is taking the medications for them. At his last doctors appointment our doctor told him to stay off the medications and continue to use the oils. His blood work and test has never been this good. The oils is all he uses now.
In the six months that we have put Essential Oils before pharmaceutical medication we have been able to effectively treat ear infections, allergies, eczema, bug bites, sty’s, bruises, many cuts and scrapes, arthritis, fibromyalgia, pain, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, colds, flu, IBS attacks, sprained ankle, slammed finger, car sickness, anxiety, stress, sore throats, headaches, sinus infections, bad attitudes, weight loss, all our animals, and restless sleep all with only the use of Essential Oils from Young Living. All in a family that thought that there was no way possible for this treatment option to be effective.
We have taken some trips to the doctor during this six months, and we have used pharmaceutical medication. We learned that Essential Oils are most effective at the onset of an issue. If the condition gets too far gone it is going to take that much longer for oils to be effective. In those cases we have ended up in the doctor’s office to make sure that everything is okay, and we have used antibiotics when necessary. The majority of our issues have all been successfully treated with the use of our oils.
This has not been an easy transition for our family. While we have been amazed at the effectiveness of Essential Oils we have also struggled with many moments of frustration while using them. They do not come with a doctor note on how to use them, when to use them, or what the alternatives are. It has been up to us to do our research. Try what we think might work, and then try something else when one doesn’t work. There has been a lot of trial and error. A lot of hours spent reading through testimonials, websites, medical journals. These oils seemed so magical when we first brought them into our home and watched how quickly they worked. It was only after the first month that I realized that it was not always going to be magical and easy. I realized that I was not always going to know the right combination of oils to use, or what oil can replace another when one doesn’t work. These moments of frustration are okay. This is a GIANT learning curve. I have come to realize that it is worth it. I have eliminated the use of SO many medication in our household, and reduced the amount of toxins that I am putting in our bodies. I have found a real all natural treatment that does work, and it is worth it to learn as much as I can to understand this process the best that I can. I owe that to my husband, to myself and our animals.
We are a regular family on a tight budget. My husband works outside the home, and I run our farm with rabbits, chickens, goats, horses, dogs and cats. Life is busy. These oils have shown us that we can take small steps to take control of our own health. When you know better you do better, right?
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