As you know, I am a big advocate for natural remedies. My first choice treatment for any health concern in my family is to use natural remedies before turning to modern medicine. But, I am also grateful to have modern medicine available when it is needed, and I personally believe that we are blessed to live in a time when those options are available for us to choose from.
This past week, my husband and I were working out in our garden. It was getting late and the sun was starting to go down, but there were a few more weeds that we were trying to get cleaned up before we called it a night. He had already taken off his gloves, and quickly reached down to pick up a big handful of weeds that needed to be thrown away. In the movement, his hand hit against a metal pipe and there was a shard of metal sticking out that buried deep into his thumb.
He didn’t tell me about it until the next morning, but by that point the area was red and swollen and we were worried about infection setting in. I immediately pulled out my essential oils and we applied OnGuard and helichrysum. We continued to apply the essential oils regularly, and within 24 hours the area looked much better.
Even though we were pretty sure the essential oils would help to prevent a major infection, there was still concern about tetanus. He hadn’t had a tetanus shot in over 10 years, so we made the decision to have him visit our doctor to get the booster shot.
This situation was the perfect example of the way modern medicine and natural remedies can be used hand-in-hand. I was glad to have our essential oils available so that we could treat the possible infection without having to use antibiotics, and it was nice to have the modern technology available to use the tetanus shot as well.
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