We use essential oils, herbs, colloidal silver, raw honey, garlic, ginger, lemon, chiropractors, & other methods of healing now, & when illness does strike, it's usually short lived & less severe.
Not long ago, my 8 year old son did get very sick. He didn't feel good the first day & wavered between a fever of 99 & 101. By that night, he shot up to 103.5 & was going delirious. We figured it was either strep throat or flu - neither of which worried us too much, because we've battled those head on (naturally) a few times in the past. No problem...
But what did worry me was when his neck started getting stiff. Within a few hours it was hurting him enough to cry, & he could hardly move it. Naturally, after a few hours of it getting worse , I was about to give in & take him to the ER. I was really afraid of meningitis, & that's what it was acting like.
Something told me to call a good friend of mine who cured herself of MS through natural means & teaches nationwide about natural healing. As we talked about it & researched online, I decided to try something I hadn't done yet. I prayed about it, & I was calm & at peace. So I knew in my heart it would be ok to do this before taking him in.
Thus far, we had given him several drops of colloidal silver, rubbed "Thieves" oil & Oil of Oregano on his feet, given him lemon juice made with lemon essential oil, raw honey & cayenne pepper, & massaged peppermint essential oil down his spine to reduce the fever.
I felt very strongly after my internet & essential oil book research that in addition to Lemon , "Thieves", & Oregano essential oils - I also needed to get out my Frankincense EO. I rubbed it onto his feet and massaged it into the back of his neck - at the base of his scull. I also rubbed it into the crown of his head.
I kid you not, within less than an hour, he was sitting up, his fever was coming down, & the neck pain was going away. We continued all of what we had been doing every couple of hours & stayed consistent with it, & by the next day he was fine!
We were truly grateful that day for the knowledge of natural healing.