Natural Remedies

As a courageous parent, our family’s health is one of my main concerns.  One of the reasons I am home is to support the healing process of my oldest son who has PANS.  As I have researched and learned, I have come to understand that good health is a holistic process.  Yes, there are times when it is appropriate to administer an antibiotic or pursue a medical treatment such as IVIG, but the bottom line is that I must address the whole body to really get at solutions.  Here at Courageous Parent, I will share natural remedies that I have found to be helpful.


Physical Ailment Remedies


Sore Throat

gargle with salt water,

drink a hot cup of throat coat tea or lemon juice and honey

add any of the following essential oils to a glass of water and drink – lemon, peppermint, oregano, lavender, or melaleuca

Stuffy Nose

acupressure

rub 1 drop each of peppermint and spearmint essential oils into the palm of your hands and bring them to your nose and inhale deeply or diffuse peppermint and spearmint.in a bowl of hot water or a diffuser and inhale deeply

Cold


Emotional Remedies


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