The A-Z of Conditions
This chapter outlines "The A-Z of Conditions" children experience with suggested essential oil methods of treatment. Some physical ailments are not conditions in themselves, so much as symptoms of a condition, such as cough, sore throat, fever, headache, rashes, vomiting, diarrhoea, and swollen lymph glands. If your child has one of these, especially if there are no other symptoms, look at the section to help find the possible cause.
This is not to say you should put yourself in place of a qualified medical practitioner. Medical help should be sough as needed. Get whatever help you can and think of essential oils and aromatherapy as nature's nursemaids. Offering up their powerful goodness in the quest to keep our children well.
How to Use the A-Z Information - Symptoms
Under each entry several symptoms are listed. If your child has the condition, they might just have one of the symptoms. Symptoms will vary from child to child, depending on the severity of the condition, and on how the condition happens to manifest itself in your child- which will in part depend on your child's constitution, immunity, and home environment.
If your child has symptoms such as a cough, sore throat, fever, headache, rashes, vomiting, diarrhoea, or swollen glands, read those sections also. For a particular method, refer to chapter 2, "Using essential Oils," under the section titled The Methods, where further information may be found. If blending, also refer to chapter 2, under the section on Blending.
Essential oils That Help
If you can't obtain the essential oils used in the method outlined, refer to the essential oils that help list. This contains some essential oils that can help the symptoms of the condition, not necessarily the condition itself.
Often there is additional care that can be given to a child along with essential oil treatment. This may be something as simple as keeping the child warm or the suggestion of a breathing technique to help the child calm themselves.
When to Get Help
There will be times outlined in When to Get Help section, when it's important to get emergency medical care for the child. If ever in doubt, always seek professional medical help.
If you intend to carry out one of the methods, read all the instructions in the box.
Reference: Aromatherapy For The Healthy Child: Valerie A. Worwood