April 04, 2014
I love this elbow, it belongs to a stubborn man. Back in January my husband showed me his elbow one morning and said, "look at this". What the?! My mouth dropped open in concern of course but I wanted to smack him at the same time.
Two weeks before this revelation Mike was shoveling snow and slipped on an icy patch, scraping layers of skin off of his elbow even though it was covered with a jacket on impact. I couldn't believe he waited so long to show me his messy elbow, really Mike?
My first thought was for the infection and how to stop it, the angry wound was much too red for my liking and, it was hot. I gathered a few key anti-microbial essential oils that I keep out on the counter. Why? Because consistent use of essential oils is key when treating any infection so make them convenient but safely out of reach from your little ones. I also collected a bottle of colloidal silver, manuka honey, some gauze pads and vet wrap.
“Today, many antibiotics are now losing the battle with germs. Fortunately, the best germ killer, which was discovered over 2,000 years ago, is finally getting the proper attention from medical science - natural silver. I sincerely recommend that everyone have electrically generated colloidal silver in their home as an antiseptic, antibacterial and antifungal agent.”
It's always a good idea to record what you used and small details that you might forget about later. This was my journal entry:
First day: applied and layered:
2nd morning: the swelling and redness were reduced greatly and Mike slept well! Reapplied oils by layering them once again. Applied a small bit of Manuka on a small band-aid over the opening that will eventually fall off (I knew it). More Colloidal Silver 3x daily. Sent a bottle of Helichrysum and Frankincense with Mike to work....instructed him to touch one drop of each to wound every 3 hrs. Mike will wear a long sleeve shirt all day.
2nd night: More Frankincense, Melaleuca, Lavender followed by warm compress of Epsom salt water. 3rd morning: Repeat the second day without manuka honey as
3rd morning: Repeat the second day without manuka honey as wound is closing nicely. 3rd night: Repeat the EO protocol, no need for Epsom salt compress. 4th thru 7th day: Repeat
I recommend keeping pure Frankincense, Melaleuca and Lavender in the house, this is one of my favorite healing blends. Manuka Honey is a must at our house for its anti-microbial activity. I know it's pricey but it's an amazing healer. Colloidal Silver is a favorite as well for knocking infection.
I need to drive this one fact home before I close. When using natural remedies like essential oils, consistency is KEY. Yes, it may be more trouble than popping pills but the benefits far outweigh any inconvenience. What are those benefits? You keep a strong immunity, no synthetic antibiotics to strip the good flora. That said, I believe that there are times when prescription antibiotics are necessary just stay on a good probiotic, eat right and stay hydrated. Always seek medical attention when necessary, infection is nothing to take lightly these days.
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