Eventually I understood I needed to take action on the very first sign of migraine pain. This helped. One day watching Dr. Oz (years ago!) he explained the very first signs of a headache are like the ocean with gentle ripples. As the migraine grows worse it is like an ocean with waves. Once it is fully up and running it is like a raging sea. You have a chance against a ripple. You have no chance against a raging sea.
This finally really clicked with me. I had resisted medication but leaving it too late actually meant I took a lot more medication overall than if I acted early. Not to mention how sick I was. In my old hometown (when the girls were little) the local Doctor had a regular routine .... after the surgery was closed he would come over to my place to give me an injection to stop me being sick. Then the next day I would start recovery.
It was still not until much later that I learned to act well before the first pain of a migraine. Instead I learned the signs one was coming... feeling overtired, feeling grumpy, a general feeling I could recognise that trouble was coming! At this point I was really getting somewhere. This was my turning point and since then I get far less that actually make it to the really bad stage. Life is so much better.
When I started this series it was Lana who mentioned early intervention again. She said with essential oils and homeopathy you want to act IMMEDIATELY.
The first big success I had was with my rotten sore throats and the Oregano oil. I did act immediately. The very first sign I applied my Oregano Oil to the glands on my neck. When I went to bed I put it on my feet. In the morning my sore throat just wasn't there! It never made it past "the ripple".
Sometime later I woke in the middle of the night with a sore throat. I had the oil next to me on my bedside table. This was a good move as I could apply it without getting up or thinking about it... and again in the morning my throat was fine. I do think this very early intervention is the key!
To achieve early intervention we have to know what to do, have things ready to go and on hand, have things with us wherever we go as well. Also I have noticed that when not well I will forget things. Like in the moment I will forget I even have a homeopathy remedy! So I need to have my medicine cabinet well set up, know how to use things and remember to use them! It seems the middle of the night is a time for me when a sore throat will start up. So I keep my bedtime oils and my oregano right next to me on my bedside table.
I have a rubber band around the bottom of the oregano oil so I can tell which on it is in the dark. Lynette suggested that the acrylic lipstick stands work really well to keep little bottles oil and rollers neatly in place. I am going to try and get some as Andy now has four rollers of various blends near the bed and without fail he knocks them over every night! (But he likes them heaps!)
I also have two oils that come around with me in my handbag and a little purse of oils plus some homeopathic tablets that travels with me if I go away.
Talking more about this with Lana she gave me other wonderful tips which I am sharing with you.
Lana is not a Doctor. Be sensible and seek medical advice and do your own research on things. But Lana has helped me enormously and everything she has suggested to me has helped me so much.
So I will share her letter in full... even the bits she wasn't sure I should! 😊
The number one thing is keeping the body hydrated. The world's population is chronically dehydrated. Alternative and natural medicine professionals estimate that 80% of disease would go away if the body is hydrated. Everyone needs half their body weight in ounces of water everyday. Fresh lemon juice can be added to the water if wanted for taste but those ounces need to be water, water, water. If the body is really dehydrated, and that was me, then drinking all that water will make you feel ill until the body adjusts and begins to get hydrated. This does no happen overnight. You can build up your ounces over a few days if that helps. If you consume caffeine then you need to add 2 ounces for every ounce of caffeinated beverage. Once the body is hydrated it can flush toxins out like it should. This will takes some weeks to accomplish. I have friends that I treat and the whole family is always dehydrated even though they swear to me that they drink tons of water. 90% of the time they are fine after drinking 3 big glasses of water. You really have to measure your water to be sure you are getting it down everyday. If you start having headaches then you may be flushing too many salts from the body in the process of getting hydrated. We use Hyland's Bioplasma to replace lost salts that the body needs. We hold the tablets under the tongue for 10 minutes.
Thanks to Lana I now have a big jug of water to work my way through everyday,
this is in addition to what I normally drink.
The first day I thought I would drown but now I am really liking it!
The number two thing is diet. A big green salad every day will help flush toxins out of the body and also help neutralize the body's pH. A body that has an acid pH is wide open to infection including cancer. You can buy pH test strips to test using your saliva. There is quite a lot of information online about eating to neutralize the body's pH. Artificial sweeteners should not be a part of anybody's diet. The body has no idea what to do with them so it stores them. I often have people come to me asking why their feet hurt so much and so often they are diet soda drinkers. The artificial sweeteners seem to be felt in the feet first. If you get up the morning and just feel sluggish and toxic then eat raw food such as an apple for breakfast along with a good bit of water with it and it will get the body detoxing.
Climbing stairs or swinging on a swing so that the legs are worked at the hip joint area gets the lymph system going and that is very beneficial for cleaning up the body. If you are aching or feel like you are getting sick and have been watching your water and eating well then this is the best thing to do to get the junk moving out. (You probably don't want to post this but sex is wonderful for keeping the body healthy and the lymph system working and for treating illness. God had many purposes behind that!) We don't take over the counter painkillers because they shut down the lymph system. The only one that does not is plain old aspirin. If you are not feeling well then try drinking a good amount of water and eating something raw and climbing some stairs to get the body on the mend instead of compromising it even more by taking chemicals.
We don't use antibacterial anything here. Some of those antibacterial products actually contain pesticides! We do not use insect sprays on our body as this IS putting pesticides on your skin and the body absorbs it. We think about everything we use such as shampoos and soaps since it is absorbed right into the body.
Once you have your water intake up everyday and your pH corrected and it is time to get the kidneys cleaned up. Put a drop of lemon essential oil on each kidney at bedtime for 3 weeks. After the kidneys are flushed out it is time to work on clearing up the junk in the liver. Three capsules of dandelion root daily for 3-6 months will go a long ways toward clearing up and getting the liver working better. (We use Nature's Way dandelion root here.) It is really important to keep the water intake up while doing the clearing up of the kidneys and liver as you want the junk to detox and not be stored by the body somewhere else.
I'm sure you are thinking that this is hard but it is not and you will benefit so much from these things.
A few essential oils things-I can tell when I am coming down with a cold because I almost always get a sore throat and itchy feeling nose. I do test myself but even if I could not I would put a drop of Plague Defense on the bottoms of my feet and put on socks for 4 hours. I would also drink a lot of water to flush out the virus that dies because it can really make you ache if you don't help it flush. I also use Plague Defense if I feel that I am getting sick with a flu like illness and drink the water. A new product we found this winter is Sinupret. It is an herb blend and it seemed to be useful for one of the flu strains. Anytime we feel nausea or indigestion that feels like a sick stomach we take a drop or two of Tummy Soothe in water. Warrior can be used on a cut or break in the skin to kill bacteria. Our youngest daughter gives blood and I try to get her to use Warrior on the site afterward because she has picked many infections. If I have to have blood taken or even a finger stick I put Warrior on the site. Even though it is supposed that everything is sterile I often find that I picked bacteria so I just go ahead and take care of it rather than get a full blown infection. Sometimes if I have been through a big detox of something and my kidneys feel achy I take hydrangea root tincture for a few days to clear up sludge in the kidneys or use lemon essential oil as mentioned above. Kidney stones are treated with hydrangea root tincture, take a one ounce bottle as directed on the label until it is gone. It will dissolve the stones. If you have recurring problems with kidney stones take 3000 mg of magnesium every day but get it in capsule form not a tablet. Many report that they never have a kidney stone again after starting to take the magnesium. If we get into a lot of smoke or something toxic in the air we use 10 deep breaths of Lung Support to heal and clear the lungs instead of waiting for trouble to develop. It is good to use some Sunshine if we are going to be in a stressful situation. We usually just carry a 2 ml bottle of it in our pocket and an take it out a breathe some of it if we need it. One morning we were out with some friends for breakfast and they had just gotten up on the wrong side of the bed and were so cranky. I took out my bottle of Sunshine and waved it around and soon all was well. :) A few weeks ago my Mom called and was upset because my Dad had fallen and I told her to get the Sunshine and put a drop on the back of hers and Dad's neck just to calm them down. It really works for them but they do not think to use it if they are upset.
Disclaimer-I am not a doctor and I am making these recommendations based on my training and what I have learned from treating myself others with the kinesiology that I have been blessed to be able to learn.
I hope you find something useful here!
Thank you Lana! I sure did find useful things here. I immediately set up a system to drink much more. I also have ordered Warrior and Sunshine. I already have the other oils mentioned. All oils that Lana lists are from Hopewell Essential oils. I find them wonderful.
If you want to use another company and want an equivalent then look up these oils and note the ingredients. Sometimes I do this and make my own blends.
This is an endless subject! I believe there are times when information comes to us just when we need it. I really like my GP and I am thankful for Doctors and hospitals. But there have been a list of things my Doctor really has been no help with... these things include years of aches and pains, a burning sensation on my tongue (burnt mouth syndrome) restless leg syndrome (this one nearly drove me bonkers) and ongoing sore arms and elbows since painting too much, getting tennis elbow and two spider bites! Oh and also insomnia... and re occurring really terrible sore throats. My poor doctor has been absolutely useless at any help at all with any of these things. When I was really stuck information came my way and each of the things was fixed virtually overnight with either vitamins, diet changes or essential oils. So when medicine has nothing for you what do you have to lose!?
Do you have any early intervention health tips? Have you had any good results for persistent illnesses, aches and pains etc? It seems almost everyone has some issue they are prone to. Something that is usually the first sign they are coming down with something, over tired or stressed...
It is absolutely beautiful here today. Gorgeous sunshine and we hear rain is coming. This is perfect!
Have a wonderful week!