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Digestive Issues Related To Unmanaged Stress


Author: Jody R.
Skill: Energy Worker
Date: 02-08-2015
Views: 2,776
Word Count: 334
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 10473-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I am a firm believer that emotions and stress cause many digestive issues. Sometimes we eat too much because of stress, sometimes we make choices we know are not healthy because of stress, and of course we can also produce more acid because of stress.

When this happens to me, I use 3 drops of DiGize essential oil blend and one drop of Peppermint essential oil on my tummy and then put a hot compress over the area. I put 2 drops of Roman Chamomile or Gentle Baby blend on the bottoms of my feet.

One of the most important steps in this process is diffusing for about 10 to 15 minutes the essential oil that I feel will instinctively work. For me, sometimes it's DiGize, sometimes it's Gentle Baby, and sometimes it's even Gentle Baby with St. Marie's Lavender in the diffuser.

Some other essential oils that help remind me to make wise choices are the Grounding blend, all the tree oils, the oils mentioned in the Bible, Goldenrod, Highest Potential, Black Pepper, and of course many more.

As always, I trust my intuition. When in doubt, I use muscle testing. I am a firm believer in trusting intuition and instincts and doing a muscle test if I don't know what essential oils will work.

To muscle test, I hold a bottle of the essential oil in my non-dominant hand and with my dominant hand push my wrist down after asking, "Will this essential oil ease my stomach?" (Or whatever else I want to ask). If my wrist gives easily, I try holding a different bottle or holding two bottles. I will know what will work when it's difficult to move my wrist.

I am thankful that these therapeutic-grade essential oils are available to me. They truly improve the quality of my life. I welcome questions, as I love to meet new people to discuss oils with. And as a professor I share information with my students all the time and welcome other ideas, knowledge, experiences, etc.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: emotions — "The present study indicated that lavender aromatherapy as a potential therapeutic modality could alleviate premenstrual emotional symptoms, which, at least in part, is attributable to the improvement of parasympathetic nervous system activity. This study further implies that HRV could evaluate the efficacy of aromatherapy using various fragrances to relieve premenstrual symptoms, and ultimately, support the mind and body health of women."Link
2.Associated topics: indigestion — "Foeniculum vulgare Mill, commonly called fennel, has been used in traditional medicine for a wide range of ailments related to digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and respiratory systems. Additionally, it is also used as a galactagogue agent for lactating mothers.... Foeniculum vulgare has emerged as a good source of traditional medicine and it provides a noteworthy basis in pharmaceutical biology for the development/formulation of new drugs and future clinical uses."Link
3.Associated topics: acid-reflux,indigestion — "Gastroprotective effects of Lemon essential oil: In ethanol model, CL (citrus lemon) and LIM (limonene) [component of Lemon] demonstrated 100% of gastroprotection.... In the indomethacin model, CL and LIM offered effective gastroprotection...."Link
4.Associated topics: stress — "After inhalation of clary sage oil, cortisol levels were significantly decreased.... Thyroid stimulating hormone was also reduced.... Clary sage oil has antidepressant-like effect...."Link
5.Associated topics: stress,indigestion — "Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."Link
6.Associated topics: indigestion — "Peppermint oil is harmless and acts locally to inhibit GI [gastrointestinal] smooth muscle contraction.... Peppermint oil solution administered intraluminally can be used as an antispasmodic agent with superior efficacy and fewer side effects than hyoscine-N-butylbromide...."Link
7.Associated topics: indigestion — "A 4 weeks treatment with peppermint oil improves abdominal symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.... The symptoms evaluated were: abdominal bloating, abdominal pain or discomfort, diarrhea, constipation, feeling of incomplete evacuation, pain at defecation, passage of gas or mucus, and urgency at defecation."Link
8.Associated topics: emotions — "Beta-Caryophyllene [component of cannabis, clove, copaiba], a CB2 [cannabinoid] receptor agonist produces multiple behavioral changes relevant to anxiety and depression in mice.... these preclinical results suggest that CB2 receptors may provide alternative therapeutic targets for the treatment of anxiety and depression. The possibility that BCP may ameliorate the symptoms of these mood disorders offers exciting prospects for future studies."Link

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