According to the World Health Organization estimates, nearly 300 million people worldwide suffer from asthma, with nearly 10% of the global population was diagnosed with a lifelong respiratory disease. In the US, about 70% of asthmatics are also allergic to pollen and certain foods, particularly dairy products, with annual economic cost of asthma reaching US $ 20 billion in medical and indirect costs, with prescription drugs representing the largest single direct medical expenditure of US $ 6 billion. Every year nearly 250,000 people die from asthma-related complications.
There is currently no known medical cure for asthma asthma patients sustained stable management control steroids, inhaled nebulizer to reduce the symptoms of. The 11-year-old Australian boy begs to differ with medical science, and argues that traditional Fiji cure asthma cure him, and no worsening in the past 12 months since he underwent an incredibly moving and traditional Fijian ritual. At the age of five, Tanner Blessington from North Shore Sydney contracted respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in the beginning of winter and ended up being hospitalized and treated with intravenous fluids and Ventolin immediately. RSV is the most common cause of respiratory illness at all ages in nearly all countries, the school-age children are particularly sensitive during the colder months as colds and flu spread and put their immune systems are under enormous pressure. RSV was first discovered in 1956 and since been recognized by the medical profession as one of the most common causes of childhood diseases.
The Blessington family visit Fiji each year for Christmas, but on one visit they learned of Fijian working at one of the resorts that his mother said that the gift to cure asthma. Tanner’s mother, Leanne, just shrugged his comments off the Fijian myth continues curious about two years, when the second chance meeting, she met the same man. Still curious and acutely aware that it might just be a scam for money, she decided to take the next step and meet this mysterious mother. In the pouring rain, Blessington took the taxi to the local village to meet the man’s wife and three children. The elderly mother came directly to Tanner and said she dreamed that he was coming to see her. After several hours of pleasantries, Leanne and her husband Adrian were asked to leave the room, so that older women could concentrate on helping young Tanner. With night approaching and more rain, the men of the family began to climb coconut trees nuidamu to download the orange-red coconut, and to get drugs tree root. Without safety, one of the men climbed a tall palm tree, carefully remove some coconuts, tied a rope around each bundle and gently lowered them to the ground. Nuidamu coconuts are highly valued in traditional medicine and utmost care was taken not to let them hit the ground.
back to the house, an older woman began shaving the skin at the root of the blade, like peeling cassava root. The chips were then bundled up inside the stringy, Vau bark of coconut trees to form a bundle, and immersed in coconut water to make it fill and absorb. In the meantime, the family continued to pray and song, she ran her fingers over the hand Tanner and the underside of his arm and said: “This does not work if you do not love inside you.” All the negativity and stress had to go out of his mind, as well as his parents, who were sitting nearby. This was especially difficult for parents, as they had just heard that Sydney their home had been kidnapped and most of their jewelery and belongings had been stolen while they were in Fiji. Leanne tells of the difficulties to get rid of stress, but she was determined to do everything right to make this work for his son.
When the bark and roots of moisture had absorbed most of the coconut water, they were hand-squeezed to reduce essential oil and tree sap back into the bowl, leaving only dry bark and roots of the bundle, which she put aside. Tanner had his first drink herbal water and said it did not taste as bad as Western medicine. After further ceremony and prayer, Tanner had one last ritual to perform. He had to swim out to the deepest point in the ocean and throw dry bark bunch as far as he could and say “goodbye to my asthma.” He was told that he had to drink the rest of the mixture, with top-ups of more nuidamu coconut water, the next seven days. He could not drink other liquids of water, juice or gravy from his favorite curries – only coconut drugs that had been made. This was probably because it may have diluted the strength herbal drink, ensure traditional medicine could do its job. Leanne was still skeptical, but there was no money exchanged, and the old lady asked simply that they had faith and put their hearts and minds to believe the treatment would work. On day eight, Tanner mustered up the courage to put treated to the ultimate test. With his inhaler at the ready, he ordered the biggest ice cream sundae. To everyone’s surprise, there was no response. No wheezing, no constricted airways, asthma him had miraculously disappeared. The next 12 months, Leanne held her breath, constant monitoring of the condition of his son at home in Australia, not sure if and when his asthma returned. It did not. On their return to Fiji just recently, Tanner met one of the biggest dreams of his previous condition had prevented him from doing. He learned to scuba dive. “The dive application form, he asked if I had a disease. I marked no. I used to have asthma than it is now out at sea,” said the young Tanner.
In the book “Secrets of Fijian Medicine” Dr. Michael Weiner, a professor at the University of California in the United States, spent several years in Fiji in 1980 to work with the government and the United Nations Development Programme to our ancient herbal Fiji. In her treatment Tanner is documented and well known to many Fijian elders. Tree roots used to treat asthma are vesi (intsia bijuga) and vadra aerial roots (Pandanus) and both are commonly found throughout parts of Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. Holy orange-red coconuts are also listed in the book. Native to Asia and Polynesia was niudamu high palm tree grows in height of 100 feet and is primarily yellow and orange-red colored coconuts. Belonging Cocos nucifera L. family, this unique tree is known in Fijian medicine to also cure a number of ailments like fish poisoning, infected sores, scabies and is used commonly antibiotics.
Research on coconut oil around the world shows that virgin coconut oil, cold pressed and not heat-treatment thus carried out in Fiji Copra Mills, is very high in antioxidants, which are starting to be recognized world the world to help stop brain degeneration and life-threatening bacterial and viral diseases. (Middle chain triglycerides) MCT are in high concentration in virgin coconut oil contains 60% of the good bacteria, fungi and viruses qualities any known oil. Lauric acid is also naturally occurring in the coconut, as well as milk, acts as an antibacterial and antiviral both kill bacteria and nourish cells. The modern diet, especially in the West lack the MCT, which was always mainly found in coconut oil and now you find it lacking or absent in most cooking oils that you use today. One of the typical health problems today is high cholesterol mainly in the form of LDL (low density lipoprotein), with low HDLs (high density lipoproteins), and high triglycerides. What is interesting about coconut oil is that increases HDL, reduces LDL and reduced triglyceride levels at once. MCT oil is also used in a number of applications in the United States for the treatment of various viral diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, asthma, eczema and HIV, as it is believed that this ancient medicine of the coconut is one of the gifts of nature with highly effective, non-toxic remedy to to kill viruses and bacteria in the body.
So Fiji traditional medicine hold clues and secrets to cure asthma and other modern diseases? Medical science says no, but the young Australian boy, the “Tree of Life” takes on a whole new meaning.