Chronic bronchitis, fever and respiratory disorders (children)
At four months-old, our son, Zinedine was hospitalized for four days and we were told by the doctor that he was suffering from a lung infection.
Subsequently, he was often down with bronchitis, high fever and respiratory problems. He wheezed terribly whenever he had a cough or flu. The pediatrician prescribed a stronger medicine each time we visited him. Anti-biotics seemed to have become a part of his daily diet. He was frequently put on a nebuliser due to bronchitis. We always ended up paying hundreds of dollars at each visit as we were consulting a reputable pediatrician at a private hospital. My husband and I were also taking turns going on leave to take care of our son.
Soon, we started worrying about the kind of medicine our son had been taking. Our worries grew each time we read about the side effects of Western drugs. We tried out Traditional Chinese Medicine but it didn’t work for us either.
Through a friend’s recommendation, we came to know of Sebastian Liew and how Naturopathy works. He did a food allergy test for Zinedine and found that he was reactive towards certain types of food. He worked out a diet plan for Zinedine and prescribed him some formulated herbal remedies to boost his immunity. He also taught us some simple hydrotherapy techniques and guided me over the phone whenever a health situation cropped up at home. He gives us emotional support too by listening attentively and giving us practical advice on health issues.
Significant improvements could be seen in Zinedine after seeing Sebastian for three months - he fell sick less frequently and his appetite grew! Most importantly, we are happy to know that our children are taking natural foods free from chemicals!
Chronic asthma and cough
My son is 3 years old and used to get chronic cough. Every couple of months or less, he would come down with a cold (likely from preschool) which would develop into a nasty and prolonged cough. The cough would wake him up at night and the early morning. During the more severe bouts, he would also have to sit during the day because he kept coughing and sometimes, almost wheezing. We would bring him to the paedatrician who would put him on the nabaliser and give us the Ventolin puff and other medication to take over several weeks. However, a few weeks later, the cough would return.
I brought him to see Sebastian and started him on a daily routine of Emblika, MagOpti, Hart Tongue and fennel tea. We also rubbed SL Purify essential oil on his chest and armpits every morning and afternoon, to boost his immune system.
It has been about 3 months and my boy did not develop a cough at all during this time. Just as I was about to write this testimonial, he did come down with a cough but it cleared after a few days. We did not have to bring him to the paedatrician at all and I'm glad he doesn't have to take all the medication & use the Ventoilin puff. Many thanks to Sebastian!
central serous chorioretinopathy (Visual disorder)
I experienced sudden onset of blurry vision in my left eye after a flight to Taiwan in December 2014. After consulting with medical herbalist Sebastian Liew, he advised me to see an eye specialist to confirm the diagnosis.
After several tests, I was diagnosed with central serous chorioretinopathy. According to my eye doctor, the disorder is characterized by fluid leaking from tissues behind the retina into mostly the central macula area, resulting in detaching the macula from the tissue that supports it. The condition usually occurs in those high stressed individuals. No treatment was given as he believed that it was caused by stress. He told me that if the condition persists, laser treatment may be necessary.
I agreed with the doctor about the cause of my condition as I was having a lot of work stress for the past few months. After consultation with Liew, he believed from his differential diagnosis that my condition was due to high cortisol level (stress hormones), characterised by genetic tissue weakness, poor microcirculation caused by stagnant blood and a body type that is prone to inflammation.
I was put on herbal protocol of:
- Turmeric extract from SL Nutraceutical turmeric complex
- Herbs such as Gotu-kola,Gingko and Grape-seed to promote micro blood circulation, reduce tissue fluid retention and enhance tissue strength.
- Rhodiola complex and magnesium to reduce cortisol level
- Daily eyes wash with the Phytolec ™ powder (Phyllanthus emblica). This eye wash is particularly effective to reduce inflammation.
After 3 weeks, ophthalmologic evaluation revealed that there was some reduction in the fluid leakage. By the 7th week, the condition returns back to normal and visual acuity had greatly improved.
Varicella (Chicken pox)
Just prior to the Chinese New year week, my son was down with chickenpox. The symptom – red dots becoming vesicles and milky white blisters, was very widespread all over the body. At the same time, he was suffering from low grade fever. A consultation with Sebastian involved herbs for his immunity and a blend to be applied topically on the affected areas. Surprisingly, he hardly complained of any severe itch, which is often associated with chickenpox. My son’s fever was healed within 2 or 3 days and the symptoms were all cleared within 10 to 12 days.
He also advised my 8 years old daughter to take some Phytolec and Bertram tablets for some protection against chicken pox. However, my daughter did get infected with chickenpox’s symptoms. But her ‘breakout’ was very mild. She recovered completely after 6 to 7 days.
Loss of appetite and weight (children)
When my baby refuses to take solid food in her 8th month, many mummies told me that babies usually do not have good appetite as they are adjusting to solid food. This is a valid reason for me until I brought her to see Sebastian. I didn’t expect indigestion to be the real culprit for her poor appetite until then. From my understanding, it was quite impossible to believe that she has indigestion if she was passing motion almost everyday. I was told by Sebastian to give her spelt grain instead of other rice grains and to give her almond milk if I have decided to wean her off from breastmilk. I followed his instruction strictly and was really amazed to see great improvement in her appetite within few days. Currently, she will pass motion at least twice a day. In just two months, she has gained about 2kg in weight and is definitely a more cheerful and happier baby than before
High blood pressure
Didn't realised my blood pressure had silently crept up on the high side. Only came to know about it when I visited a doctor when I was not feeling well.
After my visit, I was extremely concerned of the risk and consequences of high blood ; as well as the dreadful thoughts of going on medication for the indefinite long term.
I came to know of Dr. Sebastian through my wife. He is extremely approachable and offered an alternative route to manage my high blood pressure with a herbal tea called Phytocel and other herbal remedies he had developed over the years.
Within a short period of time, Dr. Sebastian was able to help me bring down my blood pressure to within a healthy range. To which I'm truly grateful.
SL NOTE: Contrary to belief, you don't have to be on high blood medication (or not all in the first place) if you treat the root cause. The herbs in Phytocel promotes optimal function of the liver, kidneys and the circulatory system, which often are impaired.