“I am sharing this mother’s inspirational story about her autistic son with ADHD and who suffers with seizures (from doTERRA Synergy & doTERRA edge page). The author was kind enough to say allow for this to be posted and shared to give other families HOPE if they have children with autism. LONG POST AHEAD, but it’s totally worth it, I promise!” -Sondra dōTERRA IPC
“My oldest son, Josh, is 12 years old and has autism, seizures, and ADHD. We have been through a lot with him, and it has been devastating to watch him suffer through health conditions that I have been powerless to heal or even alleviate. 5 years ago he had a massive, 45-minute long seizure that caused brain damage, and he has been especially impulsive and angry ever since. We actually had to go to the county mental health agency for help 2 years ago because he was becoming so violent and out-of-control. The only respite we’ve had was for 6 weeks this summer when my dear sister took my other kids so I could focus solely on him. That was the first time in 10 years I’d been able, for long periods of time, to see him for who he truly is – a sweet, kind, calm young man – instead of just catching glimpses every once in a while. However, as soon as my other kids and the chaos came back, he’s been back to his old ways. His seizures have been getting bad again, too (8-10 minutes long, happening about once a week, sleeping for hours after, waking up with a splitting headache, and as cranky as a hungry grizzly bear for days afterwards). He’s also been generally cranky and angry and hugely impulsive.
Enter the miracle…. Two months ago, a dear friend introduced me to doTERRA essential oils. She didn’t really give me much choice about it either. She showed up at my house one day unannounced after I had blown her off 3 or 4 times, and told me that I needed to hear about these oils. She was right. As I learned more about the oils, I wanted to know if these could help Josh. Josh fought me pretty hard at first about putting the oils on him, and I decided not to push it for a little while and just see how they helped my other kids. Then I went to the doTERRA convention in Salt Lake City last month. While there, I learned A LOT more about how these amazingly powerful essential oils have been helping other people. I left with a determination to use these oils on Josh, even if I had to bribe him to let me put them on him.
I’ve been home for two weeks, and I’ve been using the oils on him twice a day regularly, except for a day or so when I forgot and noticed that I’d forgotten when he was super cranky and ornery after school one day. I’m using InTune, Frankincense, and Vetiver on his spine twice a day, and Lavender and Balance on his feet twice a day. I’ve also been giving him half the adult dose of the Lifelong Vitality Pack. This way he’s getting the oils internally AND externally.
I FEEL LIKE I HAVE GOTTEN MY SON BACK!!! My REAL son. The young man he is meant to be!!!
Josh is no longer cranky and angry all day long. He is able to focus on the task at hand, and even read and talked about a book with me the other day (something he hasn’t been able to do in over 5 years because after the huge seizure his reading comprehension dropped to almost nil). He has even started asking for me to put the oils on him, and he has told me several times that they help him feel better.
5 weeks ago, when he started into a seizure, I immediately started slathering him with the essential oils. He came out of the seizure immediately. Jon and I put him to bed, and he instantly went to sleep. 45 minutes later, he came downstairs again. Jon and I were shocked to see him so soon, and even more so when we saw that he did NOT have a headache, was NOT cranky, and was actually quite pleasant, especially considering that he was still pretty groggy from the seizure itself. The most amazing thing, though, is that he did NOT have another seizure for over 3 weeks afterwards!!!!
We had to go to Urgent Care yesterday because he hurt his foot. Doctor visits have been unbearable for over 2 years, and have been punctuated by crying, screaming, an unwillingness to cooperate, and one particularly memorable appointment even earned us a visit from the hospital’s security guards and a social worker because he was so out of control and violent towards both me and the doctor. Yesterday, it was like going to the doctor with a normal kid. As soon as we got into the room, I put Frankincense and Lavender all over his back in an attempt to calm and soothe him. It worked!!! Josh was completely cooperative with the doctor when he examined his foot, laughed with the nurses while they x-rayed his ankle, played nicely with Rachel while we waited for the results, cooperated completely with the nurse while she fitted a walking boot on him, and never freaked out, cried, screamed, or did any other unpleasant thing for the entire 2 hours we there! It was just a normal visit. I was floored, shocked and amazed, you name it!
The moral of this story is… doTERRA essential oils are changing our lives. They have given me back my son and given Josh back his ability to think and act clearly and responsibly. Is he cured of autism and seizures? No, but I have true hope for him for the first time in a VERY, VERY long time.”