He had been in and out of hospital with every cold turning into countless doses of antibiotics, inhalers, steroids and sometimes needed nebulisers.
At that time, I had taken him to various doctors including a paediatrician. Although they were wonderful at helping me manage and treat the symptoms, the best I was offered for a solution was that he would eventually, hopefully, outgrow it.
We were advised to pull him out of kindergarten and keep him away from bugs.
My first consultation with Rachael was online. She sent a thorough and exhaustive questionnaire which I readily filled out.. seeing no rhyme or reason. I was curious as to what she would come back with.
Her assessment came back that Nathaniel had been exposed to a virus that he had sitting in his system. She was bang on right!
He had been exposed to RSV at 6 months of age and when I reflected, this is where his problems began.
For three months I stuck very closely to the recommended suggestions both in dietary changes and health supplements. Over a year, his symptoms decreased to the point of reducing his medication. When he remained symptom free, at the doctors advice he had a trial of no medication.
After months of being off his inhalers, the doctor told me “I think Nathaniel had an underlying virus. I don’t think he is a true asthmatic”. My jaw dropped.
During his recovery phase, we saw Rachael in person on a visit here to NZ. It was fantastic to be able to converse with her in person and have her continued support in the healing process. Since her move to NZ permanently, I have recommended her to family and friends over and over.
Her holistic approach looks at a much larger picture, including mood, behaviour and physical symptoms we tend to think of as ‘normal’. She is energetic, attentive and truly loves her clients and work. Im grateful for her expertise and my very different healthy son.