Spring Esteppe is a hilarious former ICU and ER nurse, turned doTERRA Wellness Advocate. She gave this wonderful presentation on being prepared in emergency situations and using doTERRA as our first line of defense.
Spring said she realized early in her career that western medicine was failing people. She had been raised in a home where holistic medicine was used, but she never felt like it worked very well either. When a friend introduced her to doTERRA, she was reluctant to try it because she didn't want to be like her mom who was always using tinctures, herbs and tea tree oil. Yet, her experience in healthcare and her experience with CPTG oils was much different, and helped her to see how
they partner together beautifully, especially in emergency situations.
Rather than working with a reactive model for medical care (waiting until something is wrong and taking a medication to block the signal or manage the symptom), we should work with a proactive model (taking the best possible care of ourselves while we are well to stay well). She suggested we as individuals should work with our doctors to address the over use of prescription medication. We can get into the habit of using oils for everything first, every day. Our children will also observe us doing this and will know what to do when a need or emergency arises.
Her recommendations for emergency oils to keep on us at all times are:
Helichrysum: Analgesic, Anti-fungal, Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Antispasmodic, Antiseptic, Astringent, and Disinfectant properties.
Frankincense: Analgesic, Antidepressant, Antifungal, Anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic, Astringent, Cellular protection, Diuretic, Expectorant, and Sedative properties.
Lavender: Analgesic, Antibiotic, Antidepressant, Anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic, Diuretic, Disinfectant, and Sedative properties.
Digest Zen: addresses Congestion, Constipation, Diarrhea, Heartburn, Indigestion, Motion sickness, Nausea and Stomach aches.
On Guard: addresses Bacteria, Immune system support, Mold, Topical disinfectant, Virus protection.
Past Tense: addresses Headaches, Stress, Tension
Balance: addresses Anxiety, Attention Deficit, Hyperactivity, Nervousness
Spring mentioned how studies show two drops of Lavender under the tongue has the calming effect equal to an Ativan for anxiety and stress.
It is important for us to remember that healthcare is an industry and the goal of an industry is to make money. The goal we should have for ourselves and our families is to be our own advocates who take ownership of our well-being--this will change the face of healthcare.