Saturday, December 4, 2010

Lavender Calm and Tincture Healing

Back when I had bronchitis in September and October, I was feeling pretty ill. Between the normal pain and being very sick, I was in bed for the majority of 7 weeks. I thought it was never going to end. I really didn't want to go to the doctors and have them try to give me antibiotics for a viral infection, nor did I want to waste my money and time. (In November I got on Medicare, but at this time I didn't have coverage.) Instead, I went to my chiropractor, Dr. Jensen, who also practices homeopathy.

 

I was a little apprehensive about seeing Dr. Jensen for bronchitis, since he was my chiropractor and I had never seen him for anything else, but I was miserable and looking for any relief. I have tried my share of alternative and western medicine for all sorts of ailments, and I was hoping to find something natural for this. He did some muscle tests and confirmed that I had a really bad virus, and he sent me home with some tinctures. I was supposed to take one eyedropper full in the morning and at night until I felt better, and then for an additional four days afterward.

I don't know if I was on my way to being better and I just kicked the bronchial infection myself, or if these drops really did help, but oh my goodness! 5 days later, I was back up and running! I will definitely be visiting Dr. Jensen for any other things I have problems with. He is such a down-to-earth and humble person, with a real head on his shoulders. He opts for natural therapies over western medicine, and his presence is very calming and reassuring. Plus, his form of chiropractic treatment, the ProAdjuster, has been a blessing! I highly recommend seeking alternative treatments, even if it is just to keep additional options open. I was skeptical, I do admit, but I am so happy I went.

To top off the healing, Mom brought in some lavender from the garden and it filled my room with the most wonderful aroma. Peaceful healing.

xo
dani

1 comment:

LFD007 said...

thanks for sharing Danielle! I have also started going to massage... really helps. my massage therapist read up on EDS and found out what she should and should not do...I found out 7 years ago that i have EDS we are now having my 2 boys checked for it as well... quite sure they have it...