Gas Used In Surgery Caused Shoulder Discomfort
Author: Laura S.
Word Count: 154
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10551-OR
Scientific Studies: 2
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Anyone who has ever undergone laparoscopic surgery knows about the shoulder achiness. This was the case with my husband who has just had his prostate removed due to prostate cancer.
He was in so much agony that he stated it was worse than the actual incision. I knew how he felt, as I experienced the same discomfort years ago with gall bladder surgery. I knew that it was due to CO2 gas that is injected to distend the abdomen.
I immediately made him drink a 6-ounce glass of water with 2 drops of DiGize essential oil blend. Within 10 minutes he said that he was starting to feel better, as the discomfort began to lessen and lessen. It was gone within an hour.
DiGize can also be rubbed on the abdomen, but we respond better when we ingest it. Note that DiGize is not a great-tasting oil, but the benefits definitely outweigh the not-so-pleasant taste.
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: postsurgery, surgery, surgical, postoperative, operative, laparoscopic, laparoscopy, recovery, morphine, bomb, pain, painful, ibuprofen, paracetamol, acetaminophen, tylenol, naproxen, motrin, advil.
|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"Herbalists treat skin ailments, such as fungal infections (like candidiasis), wounds, eczema, and acne, with lavender oil. It is also used in a healing bath for joint and muscle pain. One study evaluating treatments for children with eczema found [that] it was therapeutic touch from the mother that improved symptoms; in other words, massage with and without essential oils (including lavender) both reduced the dry, scaly skin lesions. Another study found that lavender oil may improve pain control after surgery."||Link|
|2.||"[T]he influence of essential oils (mainly tea tree, lavender, chamomile, thyme and ocimum [basil] oils) on wound healing and their potential application in clinical practice."||Link|
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